3 Better Breakfast Recipes

Who's up for breakfast?
oatmeal bars with blueberries on top
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As grownups, we understand the power of a good breakfast, and it’s important to find alternatives to sugary cereals. These better breakfast recipes are a breeze to make, full of amazing brain and body-boosting ingredients, and prepare little people for the big, busy tasks the day holds. Be sure to read Better Breakfast Routines and Hacks for some advice about how to get into a better breakfast groove as well!

Make-ahead loaded oven oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1 c water
  • 1 c unsweetened fortified almond milk  
  • 1 c steel cut oats
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 peeled and chopped apple
  • ¼ c pure maple syrup

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Add water and milk to a large saucepan.* Heat until just bubbling, then add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine, pour into an oven-safe casserole dish with a lid, then cover and bake for about 30 minutes. (*If you have a dutch oven or other pot that is safe for both stovetop and oven, turn this oatmeal into a one pot meal!). Allow to cool, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

To re-heat, simply return to 350°F oven and warm, uncovered for 25-30 minutes. Add a little liquid, if needed.

Before serving, add one or more of these to each bowl:

  • 1-2 Tbsp hemp seeds

  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed

  • ½ a serving of collagen powder

  • 1 tsp ghee

  • 1 tsp coconut cream or cultured butter


Night-before rice pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ c cooked brown rice
  • 1 ½ c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 c full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ c xylitol (a natural sweetener that does not spike blood sugar levels)
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • ½ c pureed pumpkin
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine all ingredients in an ovenproof casserole dish. Dust with a little extra cinnamon. Bake uncovered, about 45 minutes or until set.  Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy cold, or warm it up!


Good morning! milkshake

Ingredients

  • 1 c unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice
  • ½ small banana
  • ½ scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin seed butter
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ c pumpkin puree
  • 1 soft boiled egg (boiled for four minutes, cooled and peeled)
  • 1 tsp MCT oil
  • 1 Tbsp pure unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

Blend in a high powered blender, adding more water or unsweetened almond milk to thin to desired consistency.

As always, adapt these for allergies you might be dealing with and work alongside your health care provider to ensure that your child is getting the right targeted supplements to fill the nutritional gaps, if necessary.

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