[Clockwise from large photo: Baked Blueberry Breakfast Pudding, Apple Pie Smoothie, Low-Fat Cinnamon Walnut Loaf, Quick & Easy High Protein Single-Serve Pancakes, High Protein Cranberry-oat Smoothie, Avocado on "Toast."]
Are you back at the books this week? Classes at the college where I teach started today, and I have to admit I’ve been scrambling (sshhh, don’t tell my students).
Of course I’m prepared for classes (wouldn’t do to ask for an extension this early in the term, would it?), but with my new cookbook launching next week (it’s almost here!! Naturally Sweet and Gluten-Free hits bookstore shelves on September 12th–ack!!), I’ve been scrambling like crazy to prep and set up all the fun book-related events coming up. . . and then just too plain tired to cook much that’s new for the HH and me. (And speaking of cookbook events, have you voted yet for which goodie I should bake from the book? I’ll be doing it live on a Google Hangout at 9:00 PM EST September 16th, and you can even bake along if you like! Just hop over to the event page and leave a comment to vote!).
Well, it occurred to me that many of you with children–or those who are students yourselves, or even those of you getting back into the swing of the workforce after a languid summer of cottage-bound weekends, drinks on the patio and backyard gardening–might possibly be in the same boat as I am. I mean, who has time to cook breakfast with the sudden return of rushed backpacks and school lunches, leaving the house 15 minutes earlier to avoid the instant autumn traffic, or sneaking in a few extra zzzz’s when it’s getting darker and darker every morning as the alarm goes off? But I love breakfast and couldn’t imagine doing without it.
So I gathered together some of my best and easiest go-to breakfasts that provide a full and nourishing meal in less than 10 minutes. These are dishes you can cook up in that time, or else meals you can prepare in advance and then just grab to have on the road. Yes, I admit it: I’ve spent many a commute to work sipping on a green smoothie (though not talking on my cell phone, because we all know that’s just silly).
Here are 40+ tried-and-true quick breakfasts from me as well as a host of other bloggers. And hey, the time we make it through this list, it will be almost November–plenty of time to adjust to the new morning routine. By then, we might just feel like cooking breakfast again.
[Clockwise from large photo: Pink Breakfast Bowl, Coconut Pancakes, Allergy-Friendly "Porridge," Earth Bowl Breakfast, Hazelnut Breakfast Smoothie, Raw Pink Breakfast Bowl.]
Coconut Pancakes (I use leftover pancakes to make a quick “sandwich” with almond butter)
Earth Bowl Breakfast (ignore the ancient photo–this is really delicious!)
And more breakfasts you might enjoy from some of my blogger buddies (all are fine for ACD maintenance; for earlier phases, see my notes next to recipe titles).
[Clockwise from top: Apple Hemp Muffins, Pumpkin Snackles, Maple Mixed Nut Granola, Cinnamon-Raisin Oatmeal Breakfast Cake, Go-To Gluten Free Granola, Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Muffins, Fruit-Sweetened Granola, Oatmeal Snackles, and [in center] Banana Nut Bread Granola Bars.]
Fruit-Sweetened Granola from Welcoming Kitchen
Mango Sweet Potato Smoothie from Healthy Eating Starts Here
Apple Hemp Muffins from Dreena Burton
Cinnamon-Raisin Oatmeal Breakfast Cake from Cook It Allergy Free (make ahead and store in fridge to grab during the week)
Healthy Banana Cookies from Alida’s Kitchen
Maple Mixed Nut Granola from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Raw Blueberry Hemp Superfood Smoothie from Healthy Blender Recipes
Strawberry Scones from Welcoming Kitchen
Oh Mega Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies from Oh She Glows
Quinoa English Muffins from Cooking Quinoa
Maple Cinnamon Granola from Cook It Allergy Free
Wholesome Oat Snackles from Dreena Burton
Baked Blueberry Custards from Spabettie
Cherry Carob Smoothie from Gluten-Free Cat
Big Batch Crock Pot Granola from Practical Stewardship
Overnight Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon and Flax Steel-Cut Oats (no cook) from Allergy-Free Alaska
Healthy Banana Split Parfait from Go Dairy Free
Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding from Choosing Raw
Pumpkin Snackles from Dreena Burton
Fruit and Nut Breakfast Treats from Daily Bites
Go-To Gluten-Free Granola from Recipe Renovator (ACD stage 2 and beyond–use strawberries)
Maple Nutty Scones from The Blissful Chef
Healthy Peanut Butter Balls from Alida’s Kitchen
Quinoa Protein Breakfast Bars from Tasty Eats at Home
Granola Cluster Cookie Bites from Gluten Free Easily
Healthy Sweet Potato Pie Shake from Go Dairy Free (ACD all stages if you omit maple syrup and use more stevia)
Pumpkin Granola from Life and Kitchen
Green “Ice Cream” from JL Goes Vegan
Brazilian Un-Cheese Rolls from Gluten Free Easily (ACD stage 2 and beyond)
Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Muffins from Recipe Renovator
Cinnamon Nectarine Smoothie from Daily Bites
High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes from Abundantlifevegan
Banana Nut Bread Granola Bars from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Multi-Grain Sunshine Bars from Sift, Stir, and Savor
“Mum, what great breakfast ideas! You know we love breakfast, too, right? Oh, wait, we love lunch, too. And also dinner. Oh, and snacks. And treats. Hmmm. . . basically, if we can eat it, we love it.”
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