Breakfast Prep ~ 4 ways

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There is nothing worse than waking up on a Monday morning and not having any food to eat for breakfast, leaving you to count down the minutes at work until lunch. We have compiled 4 different ways to prepare your breakfast, making it easy in the morning to grab something and go. Which means more time to sleep and if you ask me, that’s never a bad thing!

breakfast prep

Blueberry Granola Muffins
blueberry granola muffins
One of my favorite breakfast items has always been blueberry muffins. This recipe is packed with blueberries so each bite will be bursting with goodness. Full of antioxidants and low in calories, blueberries are delicious AND nutritious.
Serves: 12
Cook time: 25-30 minutes
INGREDIENTS:

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1/2 c. milk
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 1/4 c. blueberries
3/4 c. Urban Hippie Tutti Fruitti Granola

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together the butter, eggs, and milk in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  3. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin tins. Gently press about 1 tablespoon of Urban Hippie Granola onto the batter of each muffin cup.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick tests clean. Eat warm with more butter or at room temperature.

Overnight Oats

overnight oats
No Sugar But You So Sweet Granola – Top with strawberries, blueberries and pecans
Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Granola – topped with flax seed, hemp seed.
Tahitian Vanilla Coconut – topped with chocolate chips and coconut
DIRECTIONS:
Pour 1/2 cup of your favourite milk or water in 1 cup of oats. Stir in 1 tbsp of maple syrup. Let sit for at least one hour or overnight! Can stay in your fridge for up to 3 days.  If you are using water, top with cream and syrup.

Coconut Lime Energy Granola Balls

coconut lime energy granola balls

These energy granola balls are fast to make, and will get wake you up for a rejuvenated and energized afternoon! Plus, it’s easy to pack bag or store at your desk!

INGREDIENTS:

1. Melt coconut oil.

2. Mix melted coconut oil in with the almond butter and maple syrup until smooth.
3. In a food processor, add the Urban Hippie Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Granola, chia seeds, ground flax, lime, and coconut.
4. Mix processed ingredients into the first mixture. Roll into 1 tablespoon balls.5. Roll each ball in shredded coconut and sprinkle with lime zest.
6. Store in the fridge for up to one week.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

no bake chocolate peanut butter granola bars

This is an easy afternoon snack or a great recipe to make with the family.
INGREDIENTS:

Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Chocolate Topping
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup natural creamy peanut butter
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Line baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Make the peanut butter oat bars: In a double boiler, melt peanut butter. Add maple syrup and whisk together.
  3. Add oats. Stir and fold until thoroughly combined. Pour this mixture into the prepared baking pan. Using a rubber spatula or damp hands, smooth in an even, tightly-packed layer.
  4. Make the chocolate layer: In a double boiler melt Chocolate chips and peanut butter until softened and melted. Stir until smooth.
  5. Pour this chocolate mixture over the bars. Using a clean rubber spatula, smooth into an even layer.
  6. Freeze for 30-40 minutes, or until firm. Remove from freezer and slice into 16 bars. Enjoy!

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