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4 Easy Overnight Breakfast Ideas + Recipes (Vegan & Kid Friendly)

To start the day strong, it’s almost necessary to prep for success the night before. That may mean picking out your clothes for the following day the night before. It may mean showering at night instead of in the morning. It may mean packing your lunch for school or work the night before. And in my case it is making an overnight breakfast  for the following morning.

I have two little boys and a morning routine that is getting better and more consistent every day. Making an overnight breakfast has rounded out a calmer morning routine for my entire family!

My husband and I have different morning routines at play, this is based on the time we individually wake up. Making an overnight breakfast has mainly benefitted the household by providing cleanliness to the kitchen, saving time preparing breakfast (20 minutes saved on average) and waking up with a feeling of confidence versus anxiety or overwhelm. It helps that we let our kids vote on their meal plan every week.

So, now I want to share some of these easy overnight breakfast ideas and Recipes with you. May you also save time, enjoy a clean kitchen, and feel the joy of a confident morning routine.

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Recipe #1: Chia Seed Pudding (Vanilla)

21/2 C. Almond Milk

3/4 C. Chia Seeds

2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

1/4 C. Maple Syrup

1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon/ Ginger (optional)

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a large bowl. Mix well. Refrigerate overnight (or at least 2 hours) before serving. Enjoy! My family likes to make a chia seed parfait with bananas and walnuts.

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Recipe #2: Granola Cereal

4 C. Old Fashioned Oats

1 C. Golden Raisins

1 C. Walnuts

1 C. Flax Seeds

2-3  Tsp. Cinnamon

2-3 Tsp. Ground Ginger

1 Tsp. Nutmeg

2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

1/2 C. Coconut Oil

1/2 C. Agave Syrup

Directions: Pour all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix all dry ingredients. Combine all wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Apply non-stick oil to a baking tray. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes based on the brown texture you prefer. Allow the Granola to set for one  hour before serving. It has amazing flavor and tastes great with fresh sliced strawberries or bananas with almond milk. My favorite cereal!

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Recipe #3: Vegan Yogurt

1 C. Pre-soaked Cashews (soak for at least 3 hours)

1 C. Almond Milk

1/4 C. Coconut Oil

1/4 C. Agave Syrup

2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

2 Tsp. Cinnamon

2 Probiotic Capsules

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a blender with exception to the probiotic capsules. Blend all ingredient on a high speed for 3 minutes or until the mixture is liquified and non grainy/ gritty in texture. Next open the probiotic capsules and pour the contents into the mixture. Stir and incorporate all ingredients gently with a spoon. Refrigerate overnight. The yogurts texture is similar to a drinking yogurt, if you want the yogurt to be more dense only add 3/4 C. almond milk. This yogurt tastes great with muted fruits like blueberries and apple slices.

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Recipe #4: Breakfast Cookies

2 C. Oat Bran

2 Ripe Bananas

2 Tsp. Cinnamon

1/2 C. Cocoa Nibs

1/2 C. Walnuts

1/2 C. Raisins

2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

1/2 C. Agave Syrup

1/4 C. Coconut Oil

1 C. Almond Milk

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a large mixing bowl with exception of the bananas. Mash your bananas into a puree with a fork. Add the banana puree into the cookie mixture. Mix and blend all ingredients. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Apply non-stick oil to a baking tray and then scoop your dough onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. These cookies taste great with a glass of almond milk and fresh fruit. Enjoy!

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