Words and Photos by Katherine Lipman
It doesn’t take a lot to have a healthy, filling, delicious breakfast. If you are like me and taking time to cook a substantial breakfast isn’t your cup of tea, then these three recipes are for you. These recipes are simple and use only seven ingredients to make all three of them! I prepared the ingredients the night prior and it took only about fifteen minutes, which makes these recipes ideal for those who rush out to class every morning.
Recipe 1: Overnight Oats (Adapted from Ohsheglows.com)
1 pinch cinnamon
2 tbsp chia seeds
¾ cup nondairy milk
½ cup oats
- Mash up the banana until there are few lumps. Add chia seeds and cinnamon and mix well.
- Add milk and combine, then stir in the oats.
- Keep in fridge overnight.
- In the morning, stir well and add any other toppings (such as fruit or nuts) you like.
I make my own overnight oats pretty regularly since they are such an easy breakfast or just a healthy snack I can have in my room. Being a busy (and lazy) college student, these overnight oats can be a real lifesaver. This is my go-to recipe for the most basic overnight oats, and the best part about it is that you can put your own spin on it and experience different variations every day!
Recipe 2: Overnight Breakfast Cookie (Adapted from ChocolateCoveredKatie.com): ½ cup oats
2 tbsp nondairy milk
2 tbsp almond butter (or other nut butter)
- Mash banana and combine with one tablespoon almond butter and milk.
- Stir in the oats.
- Spread mixture on a plate to form a circle.
- Cover and let sit in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, top with the other tablespoon of almond butter and enjoy!
This was my first time making this breakfast cookie and I was nervous about the results since I adapted them to work with the ingredients I had on hand. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. It had the perfect balance of thickness and creaminess.
Recipe 3: Banana “Nice Cream” 2 bananas
1 cup mixed berries
1 tbsp nut butter
- Freeze bananas overnight or until completely firm.
- Blend frozen bananas in a blender on high until completely smooth and creamy.
- Top with berries and almond butter.
This banana “Nice Cream” really makes it feel like you are eating ice cream. It is smooth, creamy, and delicious. You can add any toppings you like or even mix in some peanut butter or chocolate if you are feeling fancy or craving something sweeter. I decided to keep it simple and topped mine with some almond butter and mixed berries. It was delicious!
Hope you get a chance to make these easy and quick breakfast options and enjoy them as much as I did!