Is morning a busy time at your apartment? Tired of grabbing unhealthy meals from vending machines and fast food places on your way to work? This sounds like a job for breakfasts you can bake ahead of time!
Hearty Breakfast Recipes
Homemade Fruit and Nut Bars
Start with a batter base: Mix 1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup self-rising flour, 1/2 cup water or milk, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 egg.
Now the fun part: Customize your recipe! Throw in 1/2 cup fruit like dried cranberries, chopped apples, and bananas. Add 1/2 cup nuts or seeds (peanuts, sunflower seeds, etc.). Top with cinnamon to taste.
Press the dough flat into a greased pan and bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cut into bars when cool.
Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Line it with tortillas or slices of bread, tearing them as needed to make them fit. Spoon into each muffin cooked veggies like broccoli, corn, or cherry tomatoes. Up the protein count by topping it off with cooked hamburger or black beans. Finally, bind everything together by filling the tins to the 2/3 mark with beaten eggs (about 1 egg for every 2 muffins).
Bake at 400 degrees until eggs are set, 5-10 minutes. Then reheat and eat.
While your greased waffle iron is heating, make the batter. Mix 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup butter or oil, and 2 cups milk.
Sounds like a basic waffle, right? Now it's time to make them heartier. Add 1/2 cup powdered peanut butter or your favorite protein powder (chocolate and coffee flavors work great here). You can also up the heart-healthy fiber by adding 1/2 cup mashed bananas or sweet potatoes. Blend until smooth and cook in the waffle iron. Try not to eat them all when they’re piping hot, you need to save some for breakfast!
Psst: If you don’t have a waffle iron, these also make excellent pancakes.
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