Quick and easy breakfasts to fuel your day 

By Eloise Churchman

You often hear people preaching about how ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, but sometimes time gets the better of us and it ends up left ignored. Or maybe you’re just bored of toast- who can blame you.

Not all yummy breakfasts have to be freshly made pancakes or a full English- they can, in fact, be relatively easy. Here are 6 ideas to add a positive start to your mornings (yes, even Mondays!)

Overnight oats

An easier alternative to porridge that literally cooks itself! Make this the night before when you have a little more time on your hands. 

In a jar or tub, mix your oats together with some yoghurt, add some milk, a sweetener of choice, (such as Nutella, Honey, or Biscoff), and pop in the fridge. If you want to, you can add a handful of granola in the morning, alternatively, just take the jar with you and eat it when convenient.

Measurements are typically equal parts oats to milk, and half yoghurt.

Banana bread

Why make breakfast every morning when you can make one loaf to last the week! With no sticky spreads to mess around with, the loaf is flavoured and ready to go. There are numerous methods but this recipe is the one I generally turn to.

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Breakfast bars

If you’re really pushed for time and don’t want to even have to think about preparing anything, bars may be the option for you. Grab a multipack, like these £1.25 Belvita biscuits from Tesco (or any of the various alternatives), and put them in your bag or car for when you leave the house.

Smoothies or shakes

This liquid breakfast can be super handy for when you’re on the go and don’t want to deal with crumbs (and much more nutritious coffee). There’s little chance of going wrong with your method, but this is how I make mine:

Add your granola or oats to a blender along with some yoghurt and milk to make sure it blends well (I tend to eyeball these measurements). Then add in a banana or whatever fruit you have and peanut butter, honey or another sweet condiment. Blend and put your bottle in the fridge ready to grab in the morning.

Breakfast burrito

If you prefer a savoury breakfast, this is the perfect option. Prepare the night before for a calmer morning, wrapping in some foil and leaving for the next day.

Any filling goes, but here’s a list of some good examples:

  • Egg 
  • Onion 
  • Sausage 
  • Hash brown
  • Avocado
  • Spinach 
  • Mushroom
  • Beans
  • Breakfast muffins

Who said breakfast had to be boring? Perfect for when you have some time during the day to bake, the flavour options are endless and can be sweet or savoury. Here are a couple of good recipes to get you started:

Sausage, egg and cheese

Lemon and poppyseed


Hopefully you have taken some inspiration from the above ideas, and all of these can be adjusted to suit your preferences, and alternatives for allergens. Fingers crossed to no more breakfast-less days!

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