I consider myself to be a reasonably understanding person. Everyone is different, that's what makes life interesting, and I totally get that.
But there's one common habit among people (especially teenagers) that is just unfathomable to me
I just don't get it! I know, I'm insane. But breakfast is the MAIN part of my morning, (if not my entire life). If I wake up late and have to choose between breakfast or being tardy, breakfast wins 100% of the time.
An excuse that I hear way too often is "I don't have enough time"
If you're guilty of that line, today is your lucky day.
I've assembled a handy list of on-the-go, super easy breakfast ideas that can be made ahead to be ready anytime anywhere. Get cooking, you busy bee.
Breakfast Link Love:
Chia pudding - RSRF
Granola - RSRF
21 healthy make-ahead breakfasts - The Sweet Plantain
DIY freezer waffles - Cookie and Kate
Make ahead freezer oatmeal - Edible Perspective
Pumpkin spice muffins - Detoxinista
Healthy 5 ingredient granola bars - Minimalist Baker
Ten minute pancakes (YES PANCAKES ON WEEKDAYS) - Deliciously Ella
And I'll end on that note because pancakes are really all you need ;)
Oh, you missed breakfast because you were rescuing the Prime Minister of New Zealand from a pack of vampire bats and had to trek through the jungle in a full body camouflage suit?
Not good enough.
Anyway, the whole point of this post was to show you that breakfast doesn't have to be a difficult, time consuming, daunting task in order to be filling, nourishing, and delicious. A picture perfect bowl of oats is great, but tastes just as good (if not better) if you toss everything in a thermos and call it a day.
My absolute favorite fall breakfast is this oatmeal. It's easier to drag myself out of bed on cold, rainy mornings when I can look forward to this warm, creamy, bowl. Add in warming spices, a touch of maple syrup, and some toppings for crunch (always need crunch) and you've got a winning breakfast in 5 minutes flat.
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
You will need:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal (not instant)
- 1 cup water or milk (I like to use 1/2 water + 1/2 almond milk)
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- maple syrup (or other sweetener) to taste
- optional: fruit, granola, nut butter, chocolate chips, etc for topping
Combine the oats, water, and salt in a bowl and cook according to oatmeal package instructions.
To the hot oatmeal, add the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup.
Top with whatever your heart desires and start your day off right.