There’s something decadent about a long, lazy breakfast eaten over a cup of coffee and your favourite magazine. But that’s not a reality for most of us who spend weekday mornings getting to work, fitting in some exercise or ferrying family to sports trainings and other activities. Add in winter sports, and sometimes even the weekend mornings turn into a rush to get everyone out the door.
We’ve come up with some fabulous breakfast ideas for people who have very little time in the mornings or need to take their breakfast with them to eat on the run.
Breakfast in a jar
These yummy, layered breakfast concoctions that can be made ahead the night before and stored in the fridge will be a life-changer for people with limited time in the morning and those who need to take their breakfast with them. In the morning, simply add some milk and enjoy or throw it in a bag with a spoon and head out the door.
For a low-sugar option, try this layered bircher recipe – it uses low sugar muesli, unsweetened yoghurt and berries so it contains less than four per cent sugar (including lactose).
This simple but tasty breakfast in a jar combines blueberries (you can use fresh or frozen) with yoghurt and Te Atatu Toasted Healthy Blend Muesli – get the recipe here.
If you are looking for a way to get more vegetables into your diet, check out this recipe for a breakfast in a jar that incorporates carrot and apple with our Original Blend Muesli.
Start your day with a tropical flavour with this Healthy Blend Pina Colada breakfast in a jar – it combines pineapple juice, bananas and yoghurt (use a coconut yoghurt to double down on the tropical theme and create a dairy-free breakfast).
This low-sugar layered option uses Aotea Road's fabulous Basil Seeds for an unusual twist – the great thing about layered breakfasts is that every spoonful tastes a little bit different.
Home-baked rhubarb gives this breakfast in a jar a distinct flavour – we’ve used our Gluten-free blend but it would work with any of our mueslis.
Breakfast in a bar
We’ve got a raft of recipes that turn Te Atatu Toasted Muesli Blends into breakfast bars, balls, slices and muffins that are the perfect quick breakfast or grab-and-go food if you want to have your morning meal on the run.
Our delicious Breakfast Muffins have flavours of cinnamon and ginger and contain carrot, desiccated coconut and pineapple. The Healthy Breakfast Cookies are high fibre, high protein, low sugar and low salt so are great for those days when you don’t have time for a bowl of cereal.
One or two Crunchy Protein Balls is the perfect option for people who find it difficult to eat in the mornings. They give you a boost of protein and wholefood ingredients to kick start your metabolism but they are easy to nibble on and very yummy.
This beautiful Breakfast Bake can be made ahead and kept in the fridge for up to four days. Warm a serving in the microwave and have it with some plain yoghurt for a delicious winter breakfast. It’s breakfast in less than a minute.
Alternatively, divide the bake into four small containers, add the yoghurt and store in the fridge. Then you can just grab a container and go – it’s yummy eaten cold as well.
Use muffin tins to make mini frittatas, then freeze. Pull one or two out the night before a busy morning, reheat and enjoy. This recipe from NZEggs is a great base – just add your favourite ingredients for flavour.
Or try this omelette in a jar recipe. You can mix it up the night before or take it to make at work. We recommend stirring with a fork once during the microwave cooking time.
💥 You deserve to start your day with a low sugar, healthy breakfast cereal.