Breakfast Hacks For Busy Mornings

We’ve always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can also be the most stressful. Don’t let the morning rush dissuade you from eating a healthy breakfast.

These BREAKFAST HACKS FOR BUSY MORNINGS are sure to give you some tips and tricks for rustling up a healthy breakfast that you can enjoy even if time is crunched!

 

breakfast hacks for busy mornings

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Overnight oats

MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS

If elaborate meal planning isn’t your thing, but you like a meal “prepared”, try overnight oats. There are all kinds of recipes online and in cookbooks that you can try, but the nice thing about overnight oats is that like smoothies, they are totally versatile and customizable.

Most overnight oat bases are made up of rolled oats, plain yogurt, and milk. The ingredients are mixed together and left overnight in the refrigerator (we love making ours in mason jars) and then in the morning you just add your toppings like fresh fruit, nuts, coconut, and a sweetener like honey if wanted.

 

 

Pancakes

PREPARE YOUR PANCAKE OR WAFFLE BATTER THE NIGHT BEFORE

Mix up your pancake or waffle batter the night before you want to make pancakes and place in the refrigerator so that it’s all ready to be put on the griddle in the morning.

Using a pancake dispenser is pretty handy, too.

 

 

MAKE COFFEE CUBES

If you like cold coffee and don’t like it watered down with regular ice, make coffee cubes.

Just pour your regularly brewed coffee into an ice cube tray (once it’s cooled, of course) and then freeze. Use those coffee cubes to make your coffee cold rather than regular ice.

 

 

oven eggs

POACH YOUR EGGS IN THE OVEN

Poach your eggs in the oven using a muffin tin!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then spray the pan with cooking spray. Add a tablespoon of water to each muffin tin, then crack an egg into each of the tins. Bake for 15 minutes for a perfectly poached egg.

 

 

HARD BOIL YOUR EGGS IN THE OVEN

Did you know that you can hard boil eggs in your oven WITHOUT water?

Grab a muffin tin, spray with cooking spray, place an egg in each muffin spot, and then place in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.

No more worries about checking to make sure your water hasn’t boiled over or your eggs haven’t cracked!

 

 

SCRAMBLE EGGS IN THE MICROWAVE

Who knew you could make scrambled eggs in the microwave?

It only takes 2 minutes! Just beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 45 seconds.

Stir and then microwave for another 45 seconds or so until the eggs are cooked.

 

 

BAKE YOUR BACON

Place a piece of foil on a cookie sheet (make sure to use a cookie sheet with sides) and then place a baking rack on the top of the foil-lined cookie sheet. Layer bacon across the top of the baking rack and then place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees.

You’ll get nice, crispy bacon without standing over the stove flipping bacon slices two at a time.

 

 

smoothie

PREPARE SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS AHEAD OF TIME

Smoothies make excellent on-the-go breakfast options, but making them from scratch can burn a lot of time in the morning, especially if you are hunting for your ingredients.

Place all of the ingredients (except the liquids) you’ll need for your smoothie in a Ziploc® bag so it’s ready for you to throw in the blender with ice and liquid in the morning.

 

 

FREEZE BANANA SLICES FOR SMOOTHIES

Everyone knows that ripe bananas make incredible smoothies, but how to freeze those ripe bananas seems to be a mystery.

Peel and slice your bananas. Place banana slices on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and freeze them overnight. Once frozen, place banana slices in a Ziploc® bag in your freezer. If you freeze the bananas in the skins they’ll defrost in a mess and if you don’t freeze the banana slices before putting them in a bag they’ll stick together.

 

 

Do you have any breakfast hacks we should know about?

 

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