Healthy Breakfasts to Get Out the Door in the Morning

 

 

6. Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Combine oats, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Whisk milk, eggs, canola oil, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Stir egg mixture into oats mixture until well combined; set aside until flavors blend, about 20 minutes.
  3. Spread oats mixture into prepared square pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, about 30 minutes.

 

5. Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 banana, broken into chunks
  • 14 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine soy milk, oats, banana and strawberries. Add vanilla and sugar if desired. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

 

4. Energy Bars

Energy Bars

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Ingredients

  • eggs
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsalted raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. Mix the eggs, banana, oats, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, milk powder, dates, raisins, walnuts, apricots, wheat germ, maple syrup, and whole-wheat pastry flour together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined; spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes; set aside to cool. Cut into 9 bars and wrap with plastic to store.

 

3. Whole Grain Breakfast Cookies

Whole Grain Breakfast Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup blue agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Pulse the walnuts in a food processor several times to chop; continue processing until the walnuts are ground into flour; transfer to a bowl.
  3. Mix in the rolled oats, whole wheat flour, flax meal, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until thoroughly combined.
  4. Combine the almond butter, canola oil, agave nectar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in the food processor and process a few seconds to blend the ingredients well; transfer the almond butter mixture to a large bowl and fold in the dried cherries and chocolate chips.
  5. Mix the walnut-oatmeal mixture into the almond butter mixture (dough will be very thick).
  6. Scoop up heaping teaspoons of dough, and form into balls; lay the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and flatten the cookies with a spatula.
  8. Allow cooling for about 5 minutes on the baking sheets before removing to finish cooling on wire racks.

 

2. No-Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites

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This is a healthy take on the traditional no-bake cookies. So good and good for you! I am always asked for this recipe every time I make them. They are a hit with the kids and the adults, and always go quick! I store them in the freezer because I think they taste best frozen, but not necessary.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Combine oats, chocolate chips, flaxseed, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; form into balls using your hands.
  2. Arrange energy bites on a baking sheet and freeze until set, about 1 hour.

 

1. Paleo Omelet Muffins

Paleo Omelet Muffins

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Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 8 ounces cooked beef, crumbled
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 8 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Beat eggs together in a large bowl. Mix beef, bell pepper, onion, salt, black pepper, and water into the beaten eggs.
  3. Pour egg mixture evenly into prepared muffin cups.

Bake in the preheated oven until muffins are set in the middle, 18 to 20 minutes.

 

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