A healthy and filling breakfast in the morning is the perfect way to boost your energy levels and prepare yourself for a good day. But what should you eat to keep yourself (and your family) satisfied all morning?
Try one of the recipes on this list. Here, we’ll share everything you need to start your day off right.
We’ll also introduce you to oatmeal on a mission and let you in on how you can be a part of our unique community effort to supply servings of our hot cereal to food banks in your area.
Filling Breakfast Ideas
1) Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes
- ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons of instant oats
- ½ cup of whole wheat flour
- ½ cup of all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ⅓ cup of packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons of oil (vegetable or coconut works well)
- 1 cup of buttermilk
- In a small bowl, combine the oats, flours, baking soda, salt, and sugar
- In another small bowl, beat the egg, oil, and buttermilk
- Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened
- Pour ⅓ cup of batter onto a greased hot griddle
- Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until the second side is golden brown
For even more filling breakfast pancake recipes, take a few minutes to read this article from The Soulfull Project blog: Oatmeal Pancakes: 4 Tasty Ways To Make This Nutritious Breakfast.
2) Blueberry Jam Granola
- 10 cups of rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- ¼ cup of honey
- 1 jar blueberry jam
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
- Spread on a large cookie sheet
- Place cookie sheet in the oven
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (or until light brown)
- Stir every 5-10 minutes
- Remove from oven and let cool completely
- Makes 10 cups
No time for DIY? No problem! A filling breakfast on the go is easy with The Soulfull Project’s crispy Granola.
3) Filling Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
- 1 heaping cup of frozen mixed berries
- 1 small ripe banana (sliced and frozen)
- 2-3 tablespoons of coconut or almond milk (plus more as needed)
- 1 scoop of plain or vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
- Granola (for topping)
- Sliced fruit (for topping)
- Add frozen berries and banana into a blender and blend on low until small bits remain (not completely smooth)
- Add a bit of coconut or almond milk and protein powder (optional)
- Blend on low again, scraping down sides as needed, until the mixture reaches the consistency of soft-serve ice cream
- Scoop into serving bowls and add desired toppings (optional)
Don’t have time to sit and savor in the morning? Pour this smoothie into a to-go cup or canning jar (with a lid) and take your filling breakfast on the go.
For more smoothie recipes, check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: 7 Healthy Oatmeal Smoothie Recipes That Taste Amazing.
4) Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 cup of milk, water, or broth
- ⅛ cup of seeds (we like hemp, chia, and flax)
- 1 tablespoon of yogurt (any flavor or variety)
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup
- ½ cup of diced apples (we like Honeycrisp for their crunch and sweetness)
- ⅛ cup of chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- Measure all ingredients into a quart (32-ounce) canning jar
- Mix well until you don’t see any clumps
- Seal or cover with a lid
- Place in the refrigerator for at least two hours (overnight is better) to soften the oats and seeds
- Add toppings to taste
Want more options for this filling breakfast idea? Try one of the recipes in this article from The Soulfull Project blog: Overnight Oats: Nutritional Benefits And 5 Delicious Recipes.
5) Instant Pot Oatmeal
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of coconut (or other non-dairy) milk
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
- 1 generous pinch of kosher salt (optional)
- Measure ingredients directly into your Instant Pot
- Press the manual setting and set the cooking time for three minutes on high
- After those three minutes, allow the oatmeal to sit in the Instant Pot (with the lid on) to “natural release” the pressurized steam for 20 minutes
- Press the release valve with the end of a wooden spoon to vent any residual steam
- Remove the lid (always angle the top of the lid toward your face to prevent steam from burning your skin)
- Scoop oatmeal into a serving bowl
- Add toppings of your choice with additional milk to taste
Want to try this filling breakfast treat with steel-cut oats or learn the secret to cooking up a small serving, check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: Instant Pot Oatmeal For An Easy And Nutritious Breakfast.
6) Apple Peanut Butter Protein Muffins
- 1 ½ cup of rolled oats
- 1 cup of protein powder (any flavor)
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- 5 tablespoons of mini chocolate chips
- ¾ cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Line muffin tin with muffin liners or non-stick spray
- In a bowl, combine rolled oats, protein powder, baking soda, and chocolate chips
- Mix well
- In another bowl, combine applesauce, eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla extract
- Mix well
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients
- Mix well
- Measure ¼ cup of batter into each section of the muffin tin
- Bake 17 minutes
- Let cool completely in tin
Muffins are an easy, bake-ahead filling breakfast that you can enjoy on the go or at the table.
For more great muffin ideas, check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: How To Make Delicious Oatmeal Muffins In 10 Easy Steps.
The Secret To A Filling Breakfast
Want to know the secret to a filling breakfast no matter the recipe? Add hot cereal to the mix and pack even more vitamins and minerals into an already healthy breakfast treat.
The Soulfull Project hot cereal contains oatmeal — so you’ll enjoy the health and nutrition benefits that it has to offer — as well as other hearty grains, including:
Plus, with The Soulfull Project’s hot cereals — including Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry Almond, Brown Sugar Pecan, Cinnamon Spice, and Toasted Coconut — you can add delicious flavor to any recipe on this list.
Concerned about food allergies? Many of our hot cereals and crispy granolas are vegan-friendly and gluten-free. But if nuts are an issue, try our Don’t Go Nuts soy spreads and chewy granola bars.
Either way, you get a tasty, vitamin-packed, filling breakfast treat that does your body good.
If that weren’t incentive enough, you’ll also be helping out those in need in your community. For every serving you purchase, The Soulfull Project will donate a serving of our hot cereal to a food bank in your area.
We’re making a better world, one serving and one filling breakfast at a time. You can help!
To get more information on the serving-for-serving program and to check out all of our delicious oatmeal and hot cereal flavors, visit TheSoulfullProject.com today.