Better than toast: Banana and Almond bread

This takes meal prep. But if you enjoy cooking on a weekend, just not in the morning when you’re on turbo speed, then it’s definitely worth it. Banana and almond bread is yummy and warm (if toasted) and easy.

I suggest taking recipes from health gurus such as Kayla Itsines or Teresa Cutter. Kayla’s recipe, found here, keeps more to the classic banana bread you love, while TheHealthyChef provides a gluten free version here.

Speedy and savoury: Fritters your way

A savoury breakfast, that’s not just vegemite on toast, is hard to get done in the morning rush. However, there is an option of fritters which are the next best thing. Introducing …Zucchini Fritters. With a mix of vegetables, eggs and some cheese, zucchini fritters can replace that cooked breakfast that you don’t have time to make.

Try these recipes for crispy vegetable fritters with avocado yoghurt sauce and zucchini corn fritters that pack vegetables into your first meal of the day in no time. One warning though: this also requires some time out cooking on your Sunday afternoon.

Don’t have time to heat a pan and warm them up in the morning? Chuck the fritter in the toaster. Grab some cottage cheese to spread on top, or that avocado sauce, and go!

Grab and Go: Canberra Muesli Bar

If muesli is your breakfast time thing, then Canberra Muesli Bar is the place for you. The grain-free, paleo, and gluten-free granola they make is one of the best I’ve ever had. You can eat it straight out of the bag if all you need is a little energy. For a full-on breakfast, add your favourite healthier yoghurt and fruit, splash with which ever milk you like and… yum.

They even have a Fodmap Muesli, and if you don’t know what this is – lucky you.

If you aren’t keen on having to chop up fruit in the morning or having to clean anything, make Bircher muesli the night before, where you soak the oats overnight – leave it in a jar in the fridge and grab it right before you need to go.

Try this recipe that is a replica of the original Bircher muesli and add your favourite toppings to suit this breakfast to your taste.

Sweet and swift: Cacao smoothie

The recipe I use is pretty basic but whenever I make it I am blown away by how yummy and filling it is. If you love something sweet in the morning, try this.

  • 1 banana
  • 2-3 teaspoons of Cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, or almond if you prefer
  • 3-4 fresh dates
  • Almond and Coconut milk or milk of your choice (start out with ¼ cup and add more if you prefer a thinner consistency)
  • A handful of cubed ice (add more again depending on desired consistency)

Pitt the dates. Eat some peanut butter out of the tub. Chuck all the ingredients in a high-power blender. Enjoy!

Winters wonder: Oats

Oats…we all have some in the back of the pantry, but unfortunately oats are often forgotten and underrated. For those that can eat them, oats are the perfect breakfast for winter, or just all year round, and you can add anything you want.

Firstly, don’t buy rolled oats, that is for pure muesli in my opinion. You want to grab quick oats which are much finer and thus cook faster and are also creamier.

A recipe I like:

  • ½ cup quick oats
  • Enough almond milk (or any milk) to cover the oats in the bowl
  • ½ an apple, grated
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • More cinnamon to taste
  • Pepita seeds

Cook the oats, milk and cinnamon on high for 2 minutes, check halfway if you’ve not made them before to make sure it hasn’t boiled over. Once the oats are cooked how you like, add the grated apple and garnish with extra cinnamon and Pepita seeds.

Another one I like:

  • ½ cup quick Oats
  • Enough almond milk to cover the oats in the bowl
  • ¼ cup of chopped Walnuts
  • Handful of Blueberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons of your favourite plain yoghurt

This is my favourite combination that I’ve had so far. Imagine creamy, but crunchy, but also warm and flavoursome…and healthy!