If you’re anything like me, breakfast is an important start to your day, and a considerable amount of fuel. Making a solid morning meal has become a priority over the past couple years, but often requires a decent amount of cooking. I’m okay with cooking each morning and have become pretty efficient with the routine, but wish I could be a little more efficient on time. If the same thoughts go through your head, this post is for you.

Below are 5 easy prep breakfast recipes that can either be made ahead of time or require very little work the morning of.

Good Fat Breakfast Bar
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions:

  • Rough chop almonds and cashews in food processor
  • Add coconut and pulse slightly
  • Add to bowl and thoroughly mix in salt and honey
  • Spread on baking sheet covered in parchment paper
  • Let cool 2-3 hours

Macros (4 servings):

  • Calories – 434
  • Carbs – 35.3g
  • Fat – 31.1g
  • Protein –  10.3g

Blueberry Coconut Cereal
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 6 medium, pitted dates
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 325F
  • Finely ground half the pecans, coconut oil and dates in a food processor
  • Add remaining pecans and pumpkin seeds and pulse once or twice
  • Pour into bowl, add vanilla, cinnamon and salt
  • Spread on baking sheet
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until lightly browned
  • Let cool, add coconut flakes and blueberries

Macros (8 servings):

  • Calories – 418
  • Carbs -19g
  • Fat – 35g
  • Protein – 9g

Bacon and Spinach Frittata
Ingredients:

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 6 slices chopped bacon
  • 4 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Whisk eggs and coconut milk
  • Cook bacon until crisp
  • Remove bacon from skillet and add spinach to bacon fat
  • Cook spinach until just wilted then add eggs
  • Season with salt and pepper and cook eggs until set
  • Remove eggs from skillet and top with bacon

Macros (4 servings):

  • Calories – 419
  • Carbs – 4.2g
  • Fat – 32.3g
  • Protein – 28.7g

Berry Coconut Chia Smoothie
Ingredients:

  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk or NOOMA
  • 1 cup frozen berries

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Thin with water or additional NOOMA if necessary

Macros (2 servings):

  • Calories – 344
  • Carbs – 35.2g
  • Fat – 19.6g
  • Protein – 9g

The Incredible Breakfast Bowl
Ingredients:

  • 6 slices diced bacon
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds

Instructions:

  • Cook bacon in large skillet until fully cooked
  • Remove 1 tablespoon of bacon grease and set aside
  • Add tomatoes and spinach to bacon and remaining grease
  • Toss until spinach is wilted and tomatoes are warm, then remove from heat
  • Preheat non-stick pan over medium heat
  • Add bacon grease and cook eggs
  • Combine eggs with bacon, spinach and tomatoes, sprinkle with almonds and season to taste

Macros (2 servings):

  • Calories – 344
  • Carbs – 35.2g
  • Fat – 19.6g
  • Protein – 9g