Busy mornings don’t mean you have to skip a healthy meal. Take your breakfast on the go and start your day off right.
Some meals, though, don’t travel well and cause more trouble than they’re worth. So what type of foods can you count on when you don’t have time for a sit-down breakfast?
In this article, our experts discuss the best breakfast-on-the-go recipes so you don’t have to miss the most important meal of the day.
We’ll also let you in on how you can be a part of The Soulfull Project’s unique community efforts to supply servings of our hot cereal to food banks in your area.
Breakfast On The Go
1) Overnight Oatmeal
Overnight oatmeal is a super-easy breakfast on the go that takes minutes to whip up the night before. In the morning, just grab the jar and a spoon as you head to your home office for work or the living room table for school.
- Milk, water, or broth
- Optional ingredients (such as seeds, nuts, yogurt, vanilla extract, and toppings)
- Add 1 cup of rolled oats to the container of your choice.
- Add 1 cup of liquid.
- Add ⅛ cup of seeds of your choice (we like hemp, chia, and flax).
- Add 1 tablespoon of your favorite yogurt.
- Add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract (add more or less to taste).
- Mix oats and liquid (and any other ingredients) until you don’t see any clumps.
- Seal or cover with a lid.
- Place in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
- In the morning, add your favorite toppings.
For suggestions on flavors to try, check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: How To Make Overnight Oatmeal In 10 Easy Steps.
Smoothies are a perfect breakfast on the go because they’re easy to drink pretty much anywhere — at your desk, at the kitchen table, or on your commute. All you need is a straw!
Here’s a delicious recipe for one of our favorite breakfast smoothies.
- ½ cup of old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 ice cubes
- 1 small banana
- 1½ cups of plain unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon of kosher salt
- ¾ cup of frozen mango
- ¾ cup of frozen pineapple
- Measure oats into blender.
- Cover and blend to a fine powder.
- Add ice cubes, banana, coconut milk, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add frozen mango and pineapple.
- Blend for at least one minute or until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
For six more delicious and healthy smoothie recipes, choose your favorite from this article from The Soulfull Project blog: 7 Healthy Oatmeal Smoothie Recipes That Taste Amazing.
3) Granola And Yogurt
Granola and yogurt go together like Mickey and Minnie, salt and pepper, and peanut butter and jelly. They’re also an excellent choice for breakfast on the go!
You can mix and match any flavors of granola and yogurt for a truly unique experience. Or you can try your hand at this DIY granola recipe and customize the ingredients to suit your tastes and the tastes of your family.
- 4 cups of oats (rolled oats work well and are gluten-free)
- ½ cup of maple syrup or honey
- ½ cup of melted coconut oil
- ¾ teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 cup of pecans
- ½ cup of hemp seed
- ⅔ cup of dried cherries (chop if too large for your taste)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, seeds, salt, and cinnamon.
- Stir well.
- Pour in coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Mix until all the oats and nuts are lightly coated.
- Spread granola mix onto baking sheet.
- Bake for 24 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Let the granola cool completely, undisturbed for at least 45 minutes (this helps to give your granola the crisp, crunchy texture).
- Break granola into the size you prefer and store in an airtight container at room temperature for one to two weeks (or freeze for up to three months).
Want to know more about granola? Take a moment to read this article from The Soulfull Project blog: Granola Vs. Muesli Vs. Oatmeal: What’s The Difference?
4) Oatmeal Bars
Oatmeal bars taste great and provide plenty of energy to get you through the morning. They even make yummy snacks between meals!
Here’s a basic recipe that you can customize to your heart’s content.
- 2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup of cane sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup of almond milk
- ¼ cup of applesauce
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ¼ cup of finely chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup of dried cranberries
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper (drape a bit over the edge).
- In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients including rolled oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- In another large bowl, combine the wet ingredients including the eggs, milk, applesauce, and vanilla extract.
- Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and set aside until flavors blend (about 20 minutes).
- Fold in the walnuts and cranberries, and spread mixture into pan.
- Place pan in the oven.
- Bake until edges are golden brown (about 30-35 minutes).
- Remove from oven.
- Allow to cool on wire rack for 5 minutes before slicing.
- Cut into 16 bars.
Add different flavors — including chocolate, berries, and other nuts — to this recipe for a tasty variation.
And for more ideas on how to customize your oatmeal bars, check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: 4 Simple Oatmeal Bars Recipes That Anyone Can Make.
Hot Cereal For Breakfast On The Go
If you want even more nutrition and flavor in your breakfast on the go, whip up a batch of hot cereal (or substitute it for the oatmeal in the recipes above) before heading off to school or the home office.
Hot cereal is perfect for a quick breakfast when you haven’t got time for anything else. It’s packed full of the macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate, and healthy fat) and the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) your body needs to function well in the morning.
You also get hearty and heart-healthy grains in every bite — such as oats, rye, barley, quinoa, flax, and chia — that help you feel full longer and maintain brain activity straight through to lunch.
And with flavors such as Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry Almond, Brown Sugar Pecan, Cinnamon Spice, 4 Grain Blend, Hearty Grains & Seeds, and our newest addition — Toasted Coconut — you’re sure to find a breakfast-on-the-go option for everyone in your family.
When you experience all of the health benefits that hot cereal has to offer, you’ll want to share it with the world. We’re right there with you! That’s why we created our serving-for-serving program.
Show you care about the health and happiness of your neighbors and provide a delicious and healthy breakfast in the process. That small act can change the world for the better — one serving at a time.
For more information on the serving-for-serving program and to check out all our delicious hot cereal flavors, visit TheSoulfullProject.com today.