These breakfast ideas all take less than five minutes to put together and require nothing more than a microwave. With overlapping ingredients to keep your grocery list simple, they are sure to make your morning easy and quick, even when you are rolling out of bed late for an 8 a.m.
PB&J Rice Cakes
Because we can’t have toasters in the dorm, rice cakes are a crunchy and shelf-stable alternative to bread or bagels. Below is a tasty and filling recipe if you’re craving a classic PB&J taste equipped with protein, sweetness and a satisfying crunch.
Two rice cakes
Jelly, jam or honey
Fresh fruit, if desired
Directions: Spread peanut butter on two rice cakes, followed by jelly or honey. If desired, top with freshly sliced banana or berries.
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This filling breakfast option is packed with protein and fiber to keep you energized until lunch time.
Yogurt of choice
Seeds and Nuts
Directions: Begin with your favorite yogurt, I prefer Greek yogurt for the thicker texture. Add in your desired toppings, nut butters and seeds can add healthy fats, protein and texture. Granola is a great way to add crunch and whole grains, while fruit and honey can add extra sweetness and fiber.
Making your own oatmeal is a great way to incorporate fiber into your breakfast without a large amount of added sugar.
½ cup of rolled oats
1 cup of water or milk
Toppings that include peanut butter, honey, fresh fruit, cinnamon, flax seeds, nuts, protein powder or even chocolate chips
Directions: Combine oats with your liquid in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2 ½ minutes. Let sit for another two minutes to cool and absorb excess liquid. Get creative by adding your desired toppings to create different flavor combinations.
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If you’re not into putting something together on your own, here are some nutritious premade options that require minimal preparation.
Take these to the next level by emptying the cooked contents onto a tortilla and topping with your salsa of choice for an easy and quick breakfast burrito.
Kodiak Cakes microwavable pancakes
These are a great protein packed breakfast or midday snack if you’re craving something warm and comforting. Top with fruit for added fiber and texture.