5 Delicious Breakfasts You Can Prepare the Night Before
We can all relate to being short on time or energy in the mornings. However, though breakfast may be the last thing on your mind when you walk out the door, it’s important to avoid skipping meals and ensure you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet so you can feel your best each and every day.
Luckily, investing a little bit of time in the kitchen the night before a busy day can result in fresh, delicious breakfasts that will kick-start your day and help you avoid a frantic kitchen rush in the mornings. Here’s a list of delicious and easy breakfasts you can prepare the night before.
1. Overnight Oats or Baked Oatmeal
If you’re hoping to satisfy your morning sweet tooth without overloading on sugar, consider a delicious oat-based recipe. Oats are one of the healthiest grains, and are a great source of vitamins, fibre and antioxidants – meaning they’re a great way to start your day.
If you’ve got some time up your sleeve, whip up a tray of baked oatmeal in the oven. Otherwise, overnight oats are an easy option to pop in the fridge the night before. To make a batch, simply combine rolled oats, your milk of choice and some chia seeds or nut butter in a glass, and chill in your fridge overnight. When breakfast time rolls around, top your glass up with fruit or a drizzle of honey and enjoy.
2. Breakfast Burritos
If you’d rather do a bulk, meal-prep session once a week, an easy breakfast recipe to make in advance is for breakfast burritos. To begin, fry bacon and eggs on your stovetop, and then combine with spinach and cheese in a tortilla, wrap it up, and freeze your burritos so they’re easy to grab in the morning. If you’re making these in a rush, using a natural gas cooktop is a great way to speed up the process by heating your pan quickly.
3. Banana Pancakes
If you’re eager to satisfy your morning sweet tooth, opt for a delicious yet simple banana pancake recipe. Usually comprised of eggs, maple syrup, rolled oats, baking powder, a nut milk and of course, a banana, this batter can be prepared the night before in a blender, and then quickly cooked in a pan in the morning. If you’re short on time, using a natural gas cooktop is an efficient way to quickly whip up your pancakes in the morning, as gas stoves fire up immediately (unlike their slower electric counterparts).
4. Vegetable Frittata
Eager to kick-start your day with plenty of protein and vegetables? A frittata is a great way to use up any leftover vegetables or eggs in the fridge, is simple to make, and can last for weeks if frozen. Simply combine your raw eggs with mushrooms, capsicum, zucchini, tomatoes and any other vegetables you have, let it cook in your oven for up to 45 minutes, then cut into portions and freeze so it’s ready to heat and eat in the morning. Using a natural gas oven will ensure your frittata doesn’t dry out, and will result in a deliciously moist final product when it’s time to dig in.
5. Sweet Or Savoury Muffins
Another great option for an oven-baked breakfast is a sweet or savoury muffin. Depending on the recipe you choose, your muffins can be gluten-free, filled with fruit, vegetables, cheese or nuts, or packed with protein powder. No matter which recipe takes your fancy, it’s easy to prepare a number of muffins that can be frozen for weeks, and re-heated to eat in the morning.