8 Delicious and Nutritious Breakfasts That Anyone Can Make

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During the school year, most students either grab a small breakfast on the go or skip the meal entirely. But, now, with summer here, teens have more time in the morning to make themselves a delicious, nourishing breakfast. Although making and eating breakfast seems like a small task, having a healthy meal at the beginning of your day will provide you with the boost of energy you need to stay productive. These breakfast recipes are easy and perfect for the summer. Regardless of your comfort level in the kitchen, these breakfast recipes are simple and quick to make.

1. Savory And Sweet Breakfast Toasts

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Toast is one of the simplest, quickest breakfasts out there. But, you can easily make this convenient breakfast a bit more flavorful and satisfying. Once you have two pieces of your favorite toast, choose one savory and sweet option. For example, one toast can have slices of avocado topped with a fried egg, while the other toast can have smeared almond butter and slices of banana. With this recipe, there is tons of room to experiment with the flavors you enjoy the most. You can have a piece of toast smeared with Greek yogurt and topped with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey, along with a piece of toast with a layer of pesto and slices of tomato and mozzarella.

2. A Granola Bowl

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Cereal is one of the many breakfasts that may sound good at first but never keeps you full for longer. On the other hand, a granola bowl can easily provide you with a source of protein, carbs, and fiber, leaving you satisfied. Mix a portion of homemade granola with your favorite fruits and some milk to have a nourishing breakfast that leaves you completely satiated.

Homemade granola recipe:

2 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup oil

1/4 cup sweetener of your choice

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut shavings

A touch of salt

A dash of cinnamon

Instructions:

Bake at 275°F for 30-45 minutes

3. A Papaya Boat

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There is nothing quite as satisfying and refreshing as having fruit on a summer morning. But, fruit alone does not make for a substantial meal. A papaya boat incorporates all the nourishing ingredients that give you the energy you need. Slice a ripe papaya in half before scooping out its seeds. Then, fill the center of one-half of the papaya with the yogurt of your choice. For an even more satisfying meal, top the yogurt off with granola and berries.

4. A Very Cherry Berry Smoothie Bowl

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If you are looking for a refreshing and light breakfast, smoothie bowls are a great option. Inside a blender, add about two to three cups of your favorite fruit, a few spoonfuls of yogurt, and a splash of milk. While you can combine countless different types of fruits and ingredients to create the desired flavor, my go-to smoothie bowl recipe combines frozen cherries and berries.

A very cherry berry smoothie bowl:

1.5 cup mixed berries

1 frozen banana

1 cup frozen cherries

A handful of frozen spinach (optional)

About 1/2 cup of yogurt

A splash of milk

Instructions:

Blend until the desired consistency

5. 3-Ingredient Chia Seed Pudding

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With only a few necessary ingredients, chia seed pudding is the perfect breakfast for a busy morning. Top the pudding with fruit like berries and bananas for extra flavor and nutrients.

Chia seed pudding recipe:

3 tablespoons of chia seeds

1 cup of milk of choice

A drizzle of honey

Instructions:

Mix the ingredients

Place in refrigerator at least three hours before consuming

6. Energy Muffins

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With limited time on your hands, energy muffins are a super quick breakfast option that you can prepare at the beginning of the week to enjoy for days. All the nutrients you need for a satisfying breakfast can be packed into one muffin for an easy, on-the-go breakfast. The following recipe, created by delicious is a must-try.

Energy muffins recipe:

1 1/4 cups of caster sugar

2 cups of plain flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup of sultanas

2 cups of grated carrot

1 cup of grated apple

1 cup of desiccated coconut

1 cup of chopped walnuts

3 eggs

1 cup of vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 180°C

Use 18 paper cases to line muffin pans.

Sift sugar, flour, cinnamon, and baking powder into a large bowl. Add sultanas, carrots, apples, coconut, and walnuts.

In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and fold until just combined - do not overmix.

Spoon into muffin pans and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

7. Banana Bread Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats are a convenient and filling option to enjoy during the summertime. Since they need to be made the night before, they make for a quick meal in the morning.

Banana bread overnight oats (recipe created by Jessica in the Kitchen):

1/2 cup of rolled oats

1 cup of milk (any kind)

1 very ripe banana, mashed completely

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

pinch sea salt

1 teaspoon sugar or maple syrup or agave nectar

2 teaspoons chia seeds

chopped nuts and any of your favorite oatmeal toppings (optional)

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients in a jar, except for the chopped nuts and other toppings

Place the jar in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning

8. A Loaded Breakfast Bowl

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If you are the type of person who is never able to decide what you are craving, this recipe is suited for you. Made up of many different ingredients and foods, this breakfast is extremely flavorful and perfect for a morning where you cannot seem to figure out what you want to eat.

Breafast bowl recipe (created by two peas & their pod)

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 small clove garlic, minced

2 cups spinach

½ cup of halved cherry or grape tomatoes

¼ avocado, sliced

½ cup of sliced potatoes (if frozen, simply heat up on a pan)

1 to 2 eggs (fried, scrambled, or soft boiled)

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Sprinkle of feta cheese or nutritional yeast (optional)

Fresh herbs such as parsley, chives, or basil (optional)

Hot sauce or salsa (optional)

Instructions:

In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add spinach and tomatoes. Cook for about 2-3 minutes.

Cook eggs (fried, scrambled, or soft boiled)

Combine the potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, avocado, and egg in a bowl. Season with salt and black pepper.

Whether you are looking for a savory or sweet breakfast or a simple or more intricate one, these eight recipes are here for you this summer. Even if you are not quite used to cooking for yourself, these tasty breakfast recipes are a great place to start.

Sophene Avedissian
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Sophene Avedissian is a sophomore at Westridge School for Girls. She writes for her school newspaper, Spyglass, and the Los Angeles Times High School Insider. During her free time, Sophene enjoys reading, playing soccer, and spending time with family and friends.