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6 Light Breakfast Ideas That Will Fill You Up And Fuel Your Day

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Family cooking together sharing their light breakfast ideas

If you’re searching for light breakfast ideas, this is the place. Here, we’ve assembled our favorite easy-prep breakfast recipes that will fill you up and fuel your day.

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 hot cereal to food banks in your area.

Light Breakfast Ideas

 bowl of fruit and oatmeal is a great light breakfast idea

1) Chocolate, Coconut, Almond Overnight Oatmeal


  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of milk, water, or broth
  • ⅛ cup of seeds (hemp, chia, and flax work well)
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ⅛ cup of mini chocolate chips (more or less to taste)
  • ⅛ cup of shredded coconut (more or less to taste)
  • ⅛ cup crushed or chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


  1. Mix oats and liquid in the container of your choice (we suggest a pint mason jar with a lid for easy overnight in the fridge, use, and transport)
  2. Stir well
  3. Measure in seeds, vanilla extract, and yogurt
  4. Stir well
  5. Add chocolate chips, coconut, and almonds
  6. Stir well
  7. Cover the container and store in the refrigerator for at least two hours to give the oatmeal and other ingredients time to soften (overnight is best)
  8. In the morning, pop the top and enjoy this delicious light breakfast

For more overnight oatmeal flavor combinations, check out this article from the Soulfull Project blog: How To Make Overnight Oatmeal In 10 Easy Steps.

2) Power Smoothie


  • 1 cup of oatmeal
  • 2 ounces of spinach
  • 2 ounces of sliced zucchini
  • ¼ cup of beans (we alternate black and garbanzo)
  • 2-3 ounces of frozen blueberries
  • 2-3 ounces of frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup of juice (we like cranberry apple or mixed berry)
  • ¾ cup of water
  • ¼ teaspoon each of turmeric, ground ginger, and cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon each of chia, flax, and hemp seed
  • 1 or 2 scoops of protein powder (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender
  2. Mix until smooth (add a bit more water if necessary)
  3. Pour into a quart mason jar (or smaller glasses)
  4. Serve with a straw
  5. Enjoy!

This smoothie is gluten-free and ideal for drinking at home or on the go.

Do smoothies top your list of light breakfast ideas? You can find even more great smoothie recipes in this article from the Soulfull Project blog: 7 Healthy Oatmeal Smoothie Recipes That Taste Amazing.

3) Blueberry Muffin No-Bake Energy Balls


  • 1 cup of dry oats (we recommend rolled oats)
  • ¼ cup of nut butter (we like almond, but any nut butter will do)
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ½ cup of dried blueberries
  • Dash of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla (optional)


  1. Measure all the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl
  2. Stir to combine well (the batter will be a bit sticky when ready)
  3. Place bowl in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
  4. Scoop out about a tablespoon of the mixture
  5. With your hand, roll mixture into a ball
  6. Place on a plate or in a storage container
  7. Repeat with remaining mix for a total of about 14 blueberry muffin no-bake energy balls
  8. Store the balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or place in the freezer to store for a few weeks

For more delicious flavors of no-bake energy balls to add to your list of go-to light breakfast ideas, check out this article from the Soulfull Project blog: 7 No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls For Those Times You Need A Boost.

4) Fruit Jam Granola

 Fruit Jam Granola for light breakfast ideas


  • 10 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 1 jar of your favorite jam (we like blueberry and raspberry)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  3. Spread on large cookie sheet
  4. Place cookie sheet in oven
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (or until light brown)
  6. Stir every 5-10 minutes
  7. Remove from oven and let cool completely
  8. Makes 10 cups

Add this fruity and healthy granola to your favorite yogurt for one of the best light breakfast ideas around.

And for even more delicious homemade granola recipes, take a few minutes to read this article from the Soulfull Project blog: 6 Homemade Granola Recipes For A Nutritious Breakfast.

Pressed for time and don’t want to DIY? Try any of the three flavors of The Soulfull Project’s crispy granola: Toasted Coconut, Maple Pecan, and Dark Chocolate Cherry.

5) Sweet And Salty Oatmeal Bars


  • 1 cup of dry oats
  • ¼ cup of nut butter (try almond butter for a more sweet and salty flavor)
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of crushed pretzels
  • ¼ cup of chopped roasted salted almonds
  • Dash of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla (optional)


  1. Measure all the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl
  2. Mix well (the batter will be a bit sticky when ready)
  3. Spread mixture into a cake pan
  4. Place the pan in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to harden
  5. Cut into squares and enjoy
  6. Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or place in the freezer to store for longer periods of time

Light breakfast ideas don’t get much better, so check out these articles from The Soulfull Project blog for more oatmeal bar recipes:

6) Protein Pancakes


  • 1 ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3⁄4 cup of oatmeal (rolled or steel-cut)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 ¼ cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 or 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder


  1. Preheat griddle to medium heat
  2. Stir the flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, protein powder, and salt in a medium bowl
  3. Beat the milk, eggs, and oil in a large bowl with a whisk
  4. Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined
  5. Spray griddle with vegetable cooking spray and let sit for one minute
  6. Pour about ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake
  7. Cook for one minute or until bubbles form on the pancake surface and the edges are dry
  8. Turn and cook until golden

For more pancake recipes to add to your list of light breakfast ideas, take a few minutes to read this article from The Soulfull Project blog: Oatmeal Pancakes: 4 Tasty Ways To Make This Nutritious Breakfast.

Make Your Light Breakfast Ideas Better

 The Soulfull Project hot cereal

Want to add even more energy and nutrition to these light breakfasts? Substitute hot cereal for the oatmeal in any recipe as a way to 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:

  • Rye
  • Quinoa
  • Flax
  • Chia
  • Barley

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 that calls for oatmeal.

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 and vitamin-packed 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 at a time. You can help!

To get more information on the serving-for-serving program and check out all of our delicious oatmeal and hot cereal flavors, visit today.

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