Are you running out of healthy ideas for the most important meal of the day? Is weight loss striking out most breakfast options for you? Well, read on to find some healthy breakfast recipes for kick start your day.
1.Banana Peanut Butter Pancakes
The peanut butter brings a nice savoriness and heft, while the vanilla and cinnamon lighten things up for a fun breakfast. Food sensitivities or not, I hope you’ll like this new healthy banana peanut butter pancake.
- 1 tablespoon flax seed, ground into powder + 3 tablespoons water
- 2 medium sized ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons fresh peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup gluten free oats – ground into a fine powder
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk (or other milk of your choosing)
- Mix the ground flax meal with 3 tablespoon of water and set aside for 15 minutes until set.
- Peel and mash the bananas in a glass bowl until smooth. Mix in the peanut butter until combined. Add the cinnamon, vanilla and baking powder. Stir in the oat powder and then add the coconut milk and stir well.
- Combine the flax combination with the banana mixture.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high and coat with a non-stick cooking spray or coconut oil. Once hot, pour the batter into the pan, in 3 inch rounds and allow to set without touching for at least 5 minutes.
- When the bottom edges of the pancake brown and the top solidifies, flip each pancake and cook through about another 5 minutes or until firm. Enjoy with fresh fruit or syrup.
2.Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
Bananas are rich sources of pectin which helps to moderate blood sugar levels. They have few calories, just over 100 calories and are very nutritious and filling. They are rich in fiber which is linked to lower body weight and weight loss.
- 1 tbsp. of peanut butter
- ½ banana sliced
- Butter-1/4 tsp
- Spread the peanut butter on the bread. Place the sliced banana pieces on its top and cover it with another slice.
- Fry in the butter for 2 minutes on either side.
No time for breakfast? This creamy-crunchy combo is ready in under 5 minutes. Swap out the bananas or raspberries for blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, or peaches anything you want to add.
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 c raspberries
- 1 c blueberry
- 1 container (5.3 oz) fat-free Greek-style yogurt
- 1½ c granola
- Layer the banana, raspberries, yogurt, and granola in 2 tall glasses and serve immediately.
Walnuts add a savory crunch that complements the fresh and dried fruit in this recipe. Give yourself a satisfying start to a day of healthy eating with this hearty, filling breakfast.
- 1 c water
- 2½ c fat-free milk, divided
- 1¼ c old-fashioned rolled oats Pinch of salt (optional)
- 1 lg pear or med Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into ¼” pieces (about 1½ c)
- ½ c dried sweetened cranberries
- ¼ c dark or golden raisins
- 1 c raspberry
- ½ c chopped walnuts
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- Bring water and 1½ c of the milk to a boil in large, heavy saucepan over high heat. Stir in oats and salt (if using). Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 3 minutes, stirring often, until oats start to soften.
- Stir in pear. Cover and simmer about 3 minutes more or until it is tender but still a bit crisp. Stir in cranberries and raisins. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 1 minute to soften.
- Divide evenly among 4 warm bowls. Sprinkle each with 2 Tbsp of the walnuts and ½ tsp of the sugar. Top each bowl with ¼ c of the remaining milk.
Avocado toast has gotten a bad rap lately, but we still think it’s a tasty and easy breakfast or snack, especially when it’s topped with an egg for an added punch of protein.
- Toast bread.
- Add avocado and cottage cheese to small bowl. Smash avocado and stir to combine.
- Smear avocado spread on toast.
- For the egg, gently crack egg into a hot pan coated in pan coat. Reduce the heat to medium and allow to cook for about 2 minutes. Cover the pan with a lid for an additional minute to finish, do not flip the egg. Loosen the sides of the fried egg with a spatula, then slide out of pan on top of toast.
- Crack black pepper and sea salt over the top. Finish with a squeeze of lime juice (optional).
6.Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl
This Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl is a quick easy AND delicious breakfast recipe. The perfect way to start off your day and load your body with the nutrients it needs to get your metabolism kick started! Plus it’s only 5 ingredients!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 handful of spinach (about 1 – 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 1/2 cups frozen berries
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- toppings: coconut flakes, chia seeds, banana slices, kiwi slices, raspberries, blueberries (anything you want really)
- To a blender add, almond milk, spinach, frozen berries, banana, and protein powder. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and top with whatever toppings you prefer.
7.Crunchy French Toast
This light version of classic French toast is perfect for quick meals or Sunday brunches.
- 6 large eggs
- 1/3 cup fat-free milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup frosted cornflakes, crushed
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 8 slices whole wheat bread
- Maple syrup
- In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and salt until blended. In another shallow bowl, toss cornflakes with oats and almonds.
- Heat a griddle coated with cooking spray over medium heat.
- Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture, then in cereal mixture, patting to help coating adhere. Place on griddle toast 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with syrup.