Healthy Whole Grain Breakfast Hacks
We’d love to help you make 2016 your healthiest, tastiest year ever. We believe resolutions to eat healthier, including more fiber-packed whole grains, can be easy and delicious. We’d love to help you start with quality grains! Here are some of our favorite quick breakfast hacks for real whole grains that don’t take all day:
Pancakes and waffles can be made ahead in bulk and frozen.
Make a bunch of pancakes, then freeze them individually. (Either spread them out on a baking sheet or separate them with parchment paper so they don't stick together!) Once they’re frozen, keep in airtight container in freezer. In the morning, pull a few out and reheat in a microwave or toaster. Top with yogurt, nut butter, or no-sugar-added jam or fruit preserves for a delicious healthy breakfast!
Even easier - whip up your batch with with any of our whole grain mixes, including bestselling Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Stone Ground Traditional Buckwheat Pancake Mix, or wholesome Multigrain Pancake Mix. And don't despair Gluten Free friends - our whole grain Gluten Free Pancake Mix is a hit!
Now that you've got quick-cooking pancakes --- for a run-out-the-door breakfast, spread pancake with nut butter and top with sliced bananas or apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yum!
Try Overnight Steel Cut Oats
Steel Cut Oats can be cooked in the slowcooker for a delicious, warming breakfast that’s easy as pie. (The best part is, you cook it in a bowl, so it’s easier to clean!)
Try Crock Pot Gingerbread Spice Steel Cut Oats, above
Make Oatmeal In Your Sleep
You can mix Rolled Oats with milk and a splash of maple syrup and soak overnight in the fridge – then quickly heat up with microwave or stovetop for a hot breakfast. If you’re feeling fancy, Try Holly’s recipe for Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats, above!
With just a little planning, these real, healthy breakfasts with satisfying whole grains can set you up for successful healthy eating in 2016. Any other breakfast hacks your family uses? Please share in the comments!