While I prefer taking my time in the morning, sometimes breakfast just needs to be something on the go. When things like toast with avocado and poached egg are simply not an option, these portable breakfasts are a great solution.
For me breakfast has to taste really good, but should also be nutritious and filling and these two recipes deliver exactly that.
Yogurt Parfait in a Jar
A simple and delicious breakfast on the go is this Yogurt Parfait in a jar. It’s really more of an idea than a real recipe as you can vary with the ingredients you have.
Fill the bottom of an empty mason jar with chopped fruits (I like to use fresh pitted cherries, a handful of mixed berries or juicy plums), add some plain thick yogurt and finish with your favorite muesli. I’m a big fan of Rude Health’s Ultimate Muesli – because I like the variety of different fruits, seeds or nuts (they’re all in there, so every bite is different) – and I love the fact there are absolutely no added sugars or additives involved.
You can easily make these jars the night in advance and take them with you in the morning (just make sure to take a spoon!). I also like to have a yogurt parfait as an afternoon snack and they would even be a great dessert dish.
Banana Oat Muffins
For the second portable breakfast I’ve experimented with several recipes and techniques until I found my ultimate breakfast muffin. A good muffin definitely shouldn’t be as sugary sweet and airy as a cupcake and these muffins are just as dense, satisfying, soft (and healthy) as you want them.
The oats make them filling, but also deliver a nutty taste and the most wonderful crumbly top. The inside of these muffins is soft and slightly sweet, chockfull of banana pieces and nuts. Because there’s no egg in them, this recipe can easily be converted into smaller portions and you can perfectly keep them for a few days (wrapped in foil). I’m sure they won’t last that long though!
These muffins also make a great snack, addition to lunchboxes, treat with a cup of tea and are perfect for summer picnics. This is one of those recipes you just keep on making!
Disclaimer: Rude Health provided me two cereals to create these recipes. All opinions and ideas are my own.
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