Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I actually look forward to eating the next morning when I’m going to bed at night (is that normal???). Anywhooo, I’m all about the big, festive breakfasts that typically come along with the holidays! Give me all the pancakes, eggs, bacon, & hot cocoa! But sometimes we get caught up in the rush & don’t have a ton of time to make yummy breakfasts for our families or guests.
I’m going to share a few tips to make breakfast a breeze over the holidays & share my super yummy baked oatmeal recipe that has been feature in a Self.com article!
There are so many great recipes for overnight oats, french toasts, & crockpot breakfast ideas that you prep the night before & just either throw in the oven or open your crockpot to a delicious morning meal! One of my favorites to make ahead are baked french toast casseroles. You make a yummy egg mixture, pour it over your favorite hearty bread, & refrigerate it overnight. In the morning all you have to do is stick it in the oven & BAM! breakfast is ready!
Stick with muffins
If you aren’t having a sit down meal or just want some light breakfast fare, muffins are the perfect option to serve. You can make them the day before & have a yummy breakfast item for a few days! Try my Chai Spice Muffins for a quick, delish, & wintery muffin!
Have a yogurt bar
Making a breakfast bar of any kind takes the pressure off you & makes your guests do the work! Set up a little yogurt bar in minutes & have your guests munching in no time! You can purchase a couple flavors of the large containers of Greek yogurt, buy toppings such as nuts, dried fruits, granola, fresh/frozen fruits, seeds, the list goes on…
Make once, eat for the week
Recipes where they make a large enough batch that you can make the item at the beginning of the week & keep serving all week long are a must during the holidays! This is where my PB Baked Oatmeal comes into play! This super filling, nutrient dense baked oatmeal is so peanut buttery & cozy…perfect for those chilly December days! See the recipe below!
Here’s some simple breakfast ideas to try:
3. Slow Cooker Oatmeal from Culinary Nutrition Cuisine (Abbie Gellman)
5. Chicken Sausage, Kale, & Broccoli Frittata from Katie Cavuto, RD
6. Apple Bread Pudding in a Mug from Nutrition Starring You
7. Dinner Roll French Toast Bake from The Lean Green Bean
8. Kale, Leek, & Cheese Frittata from Food, Pleasure, & Health
9. Cinnamon Spice Muffins from Amy Gorin Nutrition
10. PB Baked Oatmeal from EmPowered Nutrition
PB Baked Oatmeal
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 2 T chia seeds
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- 1 T coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- dash of pumpkin pie spice
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup 1% milk (or milk alternative)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix wet ingredients, egg through vanilla in a bowl.
- Add oats, hemp seeds, flaxseed, chia seeds, & spices until well combined.
- Add milk to the mixture & combine. Pour into 8″ x 8″ pan. Sprinkle walnuts on top.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, until middle is set.
- Serve warm or reheat slices throughout the week with your favorite toppings!
Makes 12 squares