The prospect of a 2-Minute Gluten-Free Microwave Muffin will make you want to get out of bed on even the coldest mornings! Plus six other ideas for healthy homemade hot breakfasts that whip up in about five minutes to start your day off right.
The prospect of a warm breakfast is sometimes the only thing that can coax me out of my cozy bed on a frigid winter morning. But then reality hits and the thought of actually having to make a hot meal at an ungodly hour is enough to make me hit snooze for the next 30 minutes, lol. Thats when its handy to have a few tricks up your sleeve.
Im sharing six slightly unusual ideas for healthy homemade hot breakfasts that whip up in about five minutes and will convince you to leave your warm bed. (And then maybe on the seventh day you can splurge and go for a full-on pancake breakfast with all the trimmings!) Except for the microwave muffin, these are more methods than actual recipes, so feel free to adjust them to suit your tastes.
Protein-Packed Oatmeal with Quick Stovetop Fruit Sauce
Whip up your favorite brand of quick-cooking oats on the stovetop according to the package directions, but substitute milk for half of the water and add 1 egg white, whisking as the oatmeal cooks. While the oatmeal is cooking, its easy to heat up a quick stovetop fruit sauce. To do so, in a separate small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup of frozen fruit (such as berries or sliced peaches) along with a splash of water, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, a little splash of vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Serve the oats topped with the fruit sauce, or forgo the fruit sauce and top the oats with a spoon of your favorite jam instead. (Take a look at my peach version here or my blueberry version here.)
Tex-Mex Scrambled Eggs with Salsa and Cheddar
Scramble two to three eggs in a drizzle of oil or a pat of butter. Before the eggs are set, sprinkle in a small handful of shredded Cheddar. When the cheese is melted, transfer the eggs to a plate and top with a couple spoons of your favorite salsa and if desired, a few fresh cilantro leaves.
Sautéed Cinnamon Apple Topped with Yogurt
Slice a large apple; add it to a small-medium skillet over medium heat with a little butter or coconut oil, a splash of water, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, a generous pinch of cinnamon, a little splash of vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Cook until the apples are tender but not mushy, stirring occasionally. Transfer the apples to a bowl and top with a dollop of plain yogurt and a small handful of walnuts or pecans and a sprinkle of cinnamon. (This tastes like a healthy version of a baked apple! Check mine out here; or you can do it up all fancy and top it with a dollop of cranberry sauce and a sprinkle of chia seeds like I did here.)
Bananas Foster Cheesecake
Slice a large, slightly under-ripe banana; add the slices in a single layer to a medium skillet over medium heat along with a little butter or coconut oil, a splash of water, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, a generous pinch of cinnamon, a little splash of vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Cook until the banana is caramelized, flipping the slices over once. To serve, add a generous spoonful of ricotta cheese to the bottom of a bowl and spoon the warm banana on top.
Whip up a single-serving omelet as you normally would (I like to use coconut oil as my cooking fat when Im making a jam omelet), and spread 2 or 3 tablespoons of your favorite jam inside the omelet before removing it from the skillet. (Take a look at my sweet omelet for some inspiration.)
2-Minute Low-Carb Gluten-Free Microwave Muffin
This little muffin recipe is such a gem! It uses a combination of almond flour and golden flaxseed meal and even has an egg for added protein. The recipe below is for the sweet version (which is only just slightly sweet) and uses granulated stevia to keep the carbs down; if you prefer, you can omit the stevia and instead add 1 tablespoon coconut sugar, or omit the stevia and add 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup and reduce the milk to 1 tablespoon. Or you can go savory; skip the sweetener and add a pinch of onion powder and some chopped fresh herbs, such as rosemary or thyme, or aromatics like chives or scallions.
And of course theres nothing better to serve than orange juice along with any breakfast! Trop50 juice beverage is a great choice. Its squeezed from fresh oranges and has 50% less sugar and calories than orange juice, with no artificial sweeteners. Each 8-ounce serving has 100% of your daily vitamin C requirements. Now thats something to get out of bed for!
Whats your favorite healthy hot breakfast for busy mornings?
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons milk of choice
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons almond flour
- 2 tablespoons golden flaxseed meal
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon granulated stevia
- 1 pinch salt
- Whisk together all ingredients in a microwave-safe mug until well combined.
- Microwave until cooked, about 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds on high in a 1000W microwave.
- Serve, or slice in half horizontally and toast the slices before serving.
Paleo-Friendly: Use canned unswetened full-fat coconut milk.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.