Not the leftover pizza kind, though. I’m not talking about putting your Chinese takeaway in the microwave for a few minutes, either. This week it’s all about breakfasts you can take with you on the go.
Getting up in the morning isn’t always the nicest feeling. I’m a morning person and even I don’t wake up feeling fresh as a daisy every day. Sometimes, priorities mean that breakfast gets bumped off the list. After all, given the choice of clothes or food, what are you going to make sure you grab before your 8:30am lecture? For that reason, I think breakfasts that you can take with you to have later are a must-have, and they should definitely be more interesting than just a cereal bar in your pocket!
Kilner jars have made a big come back in the last few years. Who doesn’t have at least one rattling around their student kitchen somewhere? I know in my house we have at least four, maybe even more… Whilst Kilner wins the branding top trumps, any old jar will do for these breakfast ideas, so wash up that old pasta sauce jar and give your tummy a much happier morning.
Granola Breakfast Jar
This one couldn’t be simpler. Grab a handful of your favourite granola or muesli, top with some yoghurt, and any fruit or nuts you’d like and you’re good to go. Don’t forget to screw the lid on and grab a spoon, though! For clean eaters, roast the granola yourself or go raw with a combination of nuts and this will work well for you too.
Tip – My favourite combination is honey roasted granola, a bit of Greek yoghurt, blueberries, sliced banana, and a drizzle of honey. This takes minutes to throw together and is a nutritious but portable breakfast.
If you know me, you knew that something baked had to appear sooner or later. Breakfast muffins or buns are another really easy, although less healthy, way to take breakfast with you. Take one and freeze the rest to avoid over indulging and have more quick brekkies on hand whenever you need them. A quick google search will bring you up countless flavours, sweet and savoury, but here are a few of my favourites:
- Cinnamon Rolls – who can resist the temptation of these goodies? If you don’t fancy baking them yourself, you can pick them up at most supermarkets.
- Blueberry and Banana or Apple and Oat Muffins also make great flavour combinations if you like something sweet to start your day.
- If savoury is more your thing, why not go for a Cheese and Bacon Muffin or Caramelised Onion and Red Pepper?
- Try a few slices of malt loaf for a healthier option that you can still grab and go.
If you’re sticking to a clean eating diet, Madeleine Shaw, Livia’s Kitchen, and Deliciously Ella all have brilliant breakfast recipes on their blogs/in their cookbooks, so you can have breakfast on the go too! Personal favourites are Livia’s Porridge Bars and Madeleine Shaw’s Overnight Bircher.
Until next time, when I will bring you the low-down on Exeter’s best breakfast spots,