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15+ BREAKFAST MEAL PREP IDEAS FOR BUSY MORNINGS!

I don’t have much of an appetite first thing in the morning and I really don’t like many breakfast foods, especially sweeter options like cereal. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a savoury type of gal!

I’m also very physically unmotivated to make breakfast, so needless to say it’s easiest for me to have breakfast ready to go in the fridge so I have no excuse to not eat in the morning.

If you’re like me and find it hard to eat breakfast each morning, these healthy breakfast recipes are a great way to get ahead of things and stay organized so you can focus on getting to work without rushing or worrying about what you’re going to eat.

These breakfast ideas will help you:

  • Save time in the morning
  • Save money since you’re not stopping at the drive-thru
  • Be more organized each work week
  • Reduce stress since breakfast is ready to go in the fridge

The meal prep breakfast ideas below are super easy, and you’re going to love them whether you’re a savoury or sweet person. There are options for both listed below and most of these healthy breakfast recipes can be made in advance in less than an hour.

Watch how to make some of these recipes on YouTube!

Here are the best meal prep containers for breakfast recipes:

  • Glass meal prep bowls are so great for microwaving and reheating your food safely – perfect for breakfast casseroles and steel cut oats
  • These Bento box containers are perfect for separating ingredients but using the same container (think berries and pancakes)
  • Restock your freezer with nitrate/sugar-free bacon from Butcher Box – and for a limited time get two free ribeyes and bacon!

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

In this round up of breakfast ideas, I’ve included everything from breakfast burritos to steel cut oats, breakfast quesadillas, egg bites and more.

Many of the below breakfast options can be frozen so if you’re prepping way ahead you can freeze some of the recipes for later and reheat in the microwave. Just make sure you use your microwave-safe meal prep bowls!

You can make most of these breakfast ideas using a sheet pan, a casserole dish, in your Instant Pot, in a skillet or in your slow cooker. The options are endless and most of them involve batch cooking a giant serving and dividing it all up for the work week.

No-Recipe Easy Breakfast Ideas

Finally, if you forgot to actually do your meal prep or don’t like to meal prep on the weekends, there are some easy breakfast options for busy mornings that you can whip up in a flash!

Here are some of my fave last-minute breakfast ideas:

  • Avocado toast with egg
  • Protein bar and banana
  • Instant oatmeal and berries
  • Fruit and yogurt smoothie
  • Greek yogurt and granola
  • Nut butter toast with fruit
  • Frozen whole-wheat waffles with fruit and peanut butter
  • Microwave quiche

If you are a fan of meal prep breakfasts, check out these great healthy breakfast recipes below and tell me which one you’re going to try first!

Oats

Oats are one of my favourite things to prepare for breakfast! You can make overnight oats for a quick meal prep or bake them into delicious oatmeal cups or cookies. Whichever way you choose to eat them, you’re going to love these high-fiber recipes.

Pancakes

Pancakes aren’t just for weekend mornings! You can meal prep them for breakfasts throughout the week. These recipes are filled with fruits and/or protein which really makes them more nutritious and delicious!

15+ Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas for Busy Mornings!

 

Breakfast Bowls/Mason Jars

I’m all for making mornings simpler! Prepping your breakfasts into individual portions in glass meal prep bowls or mason jars make for easy grab-and-go breakfasts. I’ve included an assortment of my favourite recipes in this round up that are perfect for those frantic mornings.

15+ Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas for Busy Mornings!

 

 

Meal Prep Breakfast Taco Scramble via Skinnytaste //Berry Quinoa Breakfast Meal Prep via Sweet Peas & Saffron

 

Sweet Potato Breakfast Meal Prep Bowls via Sweet Peas and Saffron // Mexican Scrambled Egg Breakfast Bowl via The Charming Detroiter

Breakfast Sandwiches/Burritos

Sandwiches and burritos aren’t just for lunch! I love eating them for breakfast, too. These protein-packed recipes are a great way to start your day!

15+ Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas for Busy Mornings!

15+ Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas for Busy Mornings!

Freezer-Friendly Breakfasts

I love prepping a couple of different breakfasts every month and storing them in the freezer! These recipes can all be stored for up to 3 months. Wrap up individual portions and store them in freezer bags so all you have to do in the morning is grab a serving and reheat.

 

10 common Nigerian breakfast dishes

Breakfast is fast-paced these days in Nigeria, with both parents working and domestic staff being expensive and sometimes unreliable even unsafe. There was a time when breakfast was more elaborate. The family could enjoy a continental breakfast with all its trappings especially during the weekends.

Breakfast then could be toasted bread, butter, fried eggs, sausage, bacon, kippers, baked beans, sardines etc. all laid out at the table. At my aunty’s house, it was fried yam, fried plantains, thick red palm oil stew with huge chunks of soft succulent beef. The beef seemed like it had been soaking in that stew for ages because, with every bite, the stew was the meat juice that sipped into your mouth.

That being said, there are some dishes that are common in most homes in Nigeria. Some of these dishes will have variations depending on the household and their preferences. For example, Fried yam and egg stew, other homes might prefer boiled yam with their egg stew.

Here are 10 common Nigerian breakfast dishes.

1) Bread Sandwich with a hot beverage

This is the most common breakfast dish in Nigeria. The ever-present Bread and ‘tea’. In most homes, this is the go-to breakfast dish. It is loved by both adults and children, it is quick and easy to throw together. Bread and ‘tea’ can be accompanied by boiled egg, omelette, sausage, bacon, canned sardines, corned beef, mackerel in tomato sauce (geisha) etc. A lot of kids call any hot beverage ‘tea’.

Yummy and gratifying boiled egg sandwich

2) Akara and Pap

This is another very common Nigerian breakfast dish. In most homes, both the Akara and pap are bought from street vendors who fry the akara on the spot, so you buy it steaming hot. Some people for different reasons, process and fry theirs at home. Akara is a beans fritter made from beans paste while the pap is a paste made from grains, mostly corn but also millet etc. It is turned into a gruel to go with the akara using boiling water.

Tender and fluffy Akara

3) Instant noodles and egg

This is another ubiquitous breakfast dish. In fact, it can be served as breakfast, lunch or dinner in most Nigerian homes. It is so common that there are noodle stands at street corners dishing out delicious noodle dishes all day, all night. Instant noodle is so convenient, cheap, easy to prepare that it will give bread and tea a run for the money in Nigerian homes. It is mostly served with boiled egg or omelette. In fact, in a lot of homes, this is the first dish children learn how to cook

4) Moi-Moi with custard or pap

Moi-Moi is a type of steamed pudding made from beans. To serve it for breakfast, one has to start very early if using whole beans because the process is quite tedious. Alternatively, to cut down on prep time, beans powder can be used or moi-moi can be bought already made.

It is served with pap or custard made from custard powder.

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Moi-Moi

5) Cereal

Nigerians like their cereals too although due to the high cost of cereals, especially imported ones, it’s going out of the reach of the average Nigerian. Another minus to cereal is that it is not as filling as other breakfast dishes unless there are other accompaniments. Cornflakes is the most common followed by coco pops.

6) Okpa

Okpa is the local name for Bambara nuts. It is also the name of the boiled pudding made with the Bambara nut powder. Although okpa is very easy to make, hardly anybody makes their own okpa, rather most people feel it’s not worth the trouble to make it at home so they buy from the numerous okpa vendors. It is mostly sold in the eastern part of Nigeria. Okpa is very filling and can keep hunger away until lunch. It is excellent for diabetics.

Soft, healthy, vibrant and delicious Okpa

7) Ewa Agoyin with Agege bread or any soft and elastic bread

Ewa agoyin is a mashed up beans porridge served with a special stew prepared by agoyin women of Togo. These Togolese women hawk this dish on the streets. It is served with soft chewy bread, Agege bread. They are sold mostly in Lagos, Nigeria.

Authentic and delicious ewa agoyin

8) Hausa Koko and Koose (Spicy millet porridge and akara)

Hausa Koko is a gruel similar to Pap. It is deliciously spicy and is made from millet. Koose is made from beans paste just like akara. This is a staple breakfast dish in northern Nigeria.

9) Fried plantain and yam with egg stew

This combination is another awesome breakfast dish common in Nigeria, it can also be eaten as lunch or dinner. For the fried plantain, ripe plantains are used. Some households prefer boiled plantain and plantains that are not totally ripe. Some people also include fried sweet potatoes.

The egg stew is not a stew as such, it is more like a scrambled egg with other ingredients added.

Delicious and fluffy Nigerian egg stew

10) Pancake

Pancakes are another staple breakfast dish in Nigeria. Most children love pancakes. There is also the Nigerian pancake called Diet.

Tender, moist and fluffy homemade buttermilk pancake

Leftover from dinner

In Nigeria, it is very common for the previous night’s dinner to be warmed up in the morning and eaten as breakfast. This saves a lot of time and energy especially for people who need to leave home early. In the olden days in rural areas, it was the norm for breakfast to be leftover from dinner. There were no refrigerators so it only made sense and saved time to finish off the leftover of the previous day’s dinner to avoid spoilage.

 

Nigerian Breakfast Recipes

 Breakfast is considered as the most important meal of the day, especially for young children.
But with the morning rush, it also has to be easy to prepare and time-saving.
So be rest assured that these Nigerian Breakfast recipes are almost synonymous to ”quick and easy breakfast”.
As for recipes such as Moi-moi, these can be prepared in advance,stored in the fridge and re-heated for breakfast in a jiffy.
If you like videos,you can also watch video recipes of all these yummy Nigerian Breakfast Meals.

* Nigerian Salad Sandwich

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*  Sandwich Maker Frittata

*    Fried Plantain With Eggs

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* Breakfast Cornflakes  with raisins( no recipe needed)


*   Moi Moi  :Serve with pap/ogi or custard

* Nigerian Pancake

Nigerian Breakfast Recipes

* Banana Pancakes

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* Nigerian Battered Plantain

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*  Akara : Serve with pap/ogi or custard.

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