Breakfast is no doubt one of the most important meals of the day, but with all that hustle and bustle in the morning, sometimes we don’t have the time to whip up the ideal meal we would like to be eating. It might sound like a hassle to heat up a bowl of oatmeal before heading out the door, but luckily there a number of tips and tricks that can help you make a delicious and filling breakfast without having to stress out when it comes to preparing it.
Here are eight breakfast hacks you’ll want to try to make your mornings much easier.
1. Bake Your Eggs In The Oven
Hardboiled eggs make a great on-the-go breakfast or mid-morning snack, but making a batch usually involves waiting for water to boil, then lowering the heat, etc. Instead, you can bake a dozen eggs at once by putting them into a muffin tin and baking for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Done and done.
2. Make Your Oatmeal In A Rice Cooker
Skip the stovetop oatmeal and consider making it in a rice cooker instead. All you have to do is mix 2 cups of old-fashioned oats with 3 cups or milk and water, and add in your favorite toppings for a creamy bowl of oats without the struggle.
3. Make A Muffin In The Microwave
Sometimes, a morning pastry is all you want, but who has time to make a whole batch before heading out the door. Instead, make a single-serving of a chocolate chip muffin using healthy ingredients such as whole wheat flour, banana, egg and more.
4. Pre-Mix All Your Smoothie Ingredients And Freeze Them
If you like to sip smoothies in the morning, instead of running around trying to grab all your different ingredients, put them in baggies the night before or at the beginning of the week, and then just throw the contents of your baggie into your blender for a quick drink.
5. Bake Cinnamon Rolls In A Waffle Iron
You’re already cutting out a lot of prep time by buying refrigerated cinnamon roll dough. Instead of waiting for the rolls to cook in the oven, you can stick them in a waffle iron, and they’ll cook in under 5 minutes.
6. Bake Your Bacon
Frying your bacon in a skillet may be the conventional way to prepare it, but you can make your bacon healthier and less hands-on by cooking it in the oven. Stick it in for 20-25 minutes at 375 Fahrenheit, and go get ready for work while it bakes.
7. Make French Toast In A Slow Cooker
Wake up to the smell of ready-made french toast by prepping it in your slow cooker. Top it with your favorite berries, some bananas or just maple syrup for a sweet brunch without all the hassle.
8. Make Overnight Oats
Making oatmeal can be as easy as sticking oats into a jar and letting them sit in some almond milk overnight. Just combine oats and your favorite toppings, cover and refrigerate, and you’ve got an easy breakfast that’s ready for you in the morning.