Seven quick and easy breakfasts to have before 9am lectures
Published Friday, 07 August, 2015 by Lily McConnell
It can be really tough to get out of bed earlier to find those five extra minutes to make sure you eat breakfast in the morning, but trust me it’s worth it. It is actually a lot worse for you (especially students on the go all the time) to skip breakfast. The reason being is because your body needs the energy in the mornings to be productive and feel more awake throughout the day.
Therefore I have come up with seven quick and easy breakfast ideas that you can make so you don’t end up going to a lecture with a soggy and cold piece of toast in your hand, or even worse…a sugary drink!
Oatmeal is definitely a breakfast classic and you can eat it in so many ways. Cold or hot, with various fruits, or even a sprinkle of cinnamon to give it that extra flavour. Another super quick and easy way to prepare oatmeal in the morning is to make overnight oats. They are full of flavour and can be made extra snazzy in a mason jar so you can eat them on the go and pop the jar back into your bag with lid after you’ve finished avoiding mess, easy!
#2 Pancake apple rings
Trust me on this, once you have eaten pancake apple rings, they will become your main ‘go-to’ breakfast and they are so easy to make. All you need to do is cut an apple into normal apple rings and then dip them in pancake batter (you can look up a simple pancake recipe on Studentrecipes.com if you are unsure what ingredients to use). Once you’ve done that, you simply pop them into a pan and hey presto! You have a delicious and quick breakfast ready to leave your uni flat with.
#3 Breakfast ice-lolly
This is perfect for anybody who prefers a colder breakfast. All you need is an ice-lolly mould, add into it some yoghurt and fruits of your choice and pop it into the freezer. Another way of forming an ice-lolly is to use an old yoghurt container with an ice-lolly stick in the bottom. Ice-lolly moulds usually come with four separate moulds so you have pre-made breakfasts for almost a week!
Smoothies are great for breakfast, especially if you aren’t a ‘big eater’ in the mornings. In this case, an alternative is to simply drink your breakfast. If you prefer your smoothies even colder, you could prep them by cutting up and freezing your fruit. That way, in the morning it will save a lot of time and you can simply pop them straight into the blender. Don’t forget to take that ultimate Instagram smoothie photo once it’s done!
#5 Honey banana
This is simply delicious! All you need to do is cut your banana into slices, drizzle them in honey, sprinkle with cinnamon and heat up in a pan. Not only do the bananas give you that early morning energy, but the honey will cure those late morning sugar cravings too.
#6 Egged muffins
This is another great breakfast. Crack some eggs into a bowl, maybe one or two depending on how hungry you are. Then you need to add other ingredients you like into your egg mixture, maybe a bit of pepper to season or some vegetables. Scramble this altogether in a bowl, however, instead of pouring the mixture into a pan, pour into a muffin tin and bake or microwave until your muffin has your desired texture. Afterwards you will be left with a gorgeous egg muffin that you can eat on the go!
#7 The classics
Peanut butter toast, Nutella or Cheerios. I know these aren’t the healthiest breakfast options but allow yourself to cheat once in a while. I find choosing to eat this on a Friday can be rewarding for getting through all those 9ams! It rewards you for a successful week and as it’s the weekend, you can dance those extra calories off at that party you’re heading to that night.
Do you have any other healthy and energetic breakfasts you would like to share with other students? Comment below! Happy breakfasting!