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5 delicious make ahead breakfasts

Make ahead breakfasts are the bomb. Not only do they help you stay on track with your healthy eating, they also make the morning rush so much more manageable.

Because we a love a ‘grab-and-go’ breakfast so much, we’ve rounded up 5 of our absolute favourites for you to try.

And don’t forget, the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is chock full of quick and easy breakfast ideas!

5 delicious make ahead breakfasts

5 delicious make ahead breakfasts

1. Make ahead gluten free granola

Gluten Free Granola

Go nuts for nuts with this nutty, crunchy, all round delicious granola. Packed with protein, healthy carbs and fibre, it’s a quick and easy breakfast option that tastes great with natural or Greek yogurt.

Check out the recipe HERE.

2. Overnight nut and berry chia porridge

Nut and Berry Chia Porridge

Make breakfast a breeze with this delicious pudding. All the hard work is done the night before, and in the morning just top the pudding with yogurt, nuts and berries to serve. You could even make a couple at once to enjoy over the next few mornings.

Check out the recipe HERE.

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3. Make ahead nutty breakfast loaf

Nutty Breakfast Loaf

Say bye bye to your usual breakfast loaf and give this nutritional powerhouse a go! Packed with goodies like quinoa, mixed nuts and juicy dried fruits, it’s perfect for those mornings when you barely have time to think, let alone make something to eat.

Ingredients (Makes 12 servings)

  • 2 cups quinoa flakes (available from Sainsbury’s), rinsed (320 grams)
  • 1 cup ground almonds (150 grams)
  • 2 tsp baking powder (5 grams)
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts, chopped (80 grams)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (60 grams)
  • 2 free-range eggs (100 grams)
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened (250 mls)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (2.5 mls)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (125 mls)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (1 grams)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C / gas mark 4.
  2. Prepare a loaf tin by lining with baking paper.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, leaving a few chopped nuts aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, almond milk, vanilla and maple syrup and then add to dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared tin and sprinkle base with remaining chopped nuts.
  6. Bake in oven for 1 hour, or until skewer comes out clean.
  7. Allow loaf to cool in tin. Cut into 12 slices. 1 slice is 1 serve.

272 calories per slice

4. Make ahead choc-almond breakfast bars

Choc Almond Breakfast Bars

Forget store bought, sugar laden cereal bars! Try these delicious choc-almond breakfast bars from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and we reckon you’ll never go back to the ones out of a box!

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Ingredients (Makes 4 servings)

  • 6 wheat cereal biscuit e.g. Weetabix (90 grams)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (50 grams)
  • 50 grams butter
  • 2 tsp cacao/cocoa powder (4 grams)
  • 1 tbsp flaked almonds (11.25 grams)
  • 2 tbsp sultanas (22.5 grams)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat milk of choice (125 mls)
  • 2 tbsp honey (30 mls)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (1 gram)
  • cooking oil spray

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C / gas mark 4 and prepare a 20cm square cake tin, by lining with baking paper and lightly spray with cooking oil.
  2. Crush wheat biscuits with your hands.
  3. Combine with oats, almonds, cinnamon and sultanas in a mixing bowl.
  4. Melt butter and combine with cacao/cocoa, honey and milk.
  5. Pour milk mixture into dry ingredients, stirring well to combine.
  6. Press mixture into prepared tin and place in the oven for 20 minutes until firm.
  7. Cut into 8 bars. 2 bars is 1 serve.
  8. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

284 calories per bar

5. Make ahead apple and blueberry loaf

Healthy Wholemeal Apple And Blueberry Loaf

Steer clear of cafe fruit loaf by making your own, healthy version. This Apple and Blueberry loaf from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is the perfect make ahead breakfast for those busy mornings (kids love it too).

Ingredients (15 serves)

  • apples (200 grams)
  • 1 cup blueberries (240 grams)
  • 1.5 cups plain wholemeal flour (180 grams)
  • 1 cup ground almonds (150 grams)
  • 3 eggs (150 grams)
  • 1/4 cup coconut or olive oil (60 mls)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (40 grams)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (15 grams)
  • 2 tsp baking powder (5 grams)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon (1 gram)
  • 1 tsp all spice (1 gram)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence (5 mls)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/ gas mark 4
  2. Cut the apples into chunks and place in the bowl of a food processor.
  3. Process until apple is finely grated (you could also manually grate).
  4. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add blueberries, eggs, oil, chia seeds, baking powder, walnuts, cinnamon, all spice and vanilla and mix well to combine.
  6. Add flour and ground almonds and gently combine (you want a thick, dense batter so don’t over mix).
  7. Line a loaf tin with non-stick baking paper.
  8. Spoon batter into prepared tin and place into the oven.
  9. Cook for 45-55 minutes or until the top of the loaf turns golden and a skewer comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool before removing from tin and slicing to serve.

145 calories per slice

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