Holiday dinners tend to get all the glory, and rightfully so—who can resist delicious baked ham and creamy mashed potatoes? More to the point: who really has the time to labor over an elaborate breakfast spread? But rather than skimping on breakfast during the hustle and bustle of December, enjoy the most important meal of the day the healthy way with these no-fuss, make-ahead holiday breakfast ideas.
Warm, tasty muffins are perfect on a winter morning. Pinch of Yum’s cinnamon sugar apple muffins use filling whole wheat flour and cut down the sugar to make a guilt-free treat you can love for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
This breakfast casserole from Eat Yourself Skinny is a great make-ahead option, perfect for bringing to brunch and get-togethers with family and friends. Eggs, sausage, and whole wheat bread will keep everyone full and satisfied even through your great uncle’s long, drawn-out stories, gift exchanges, and home video sessions.
These overnight oats from Happy Food Healthy Life are packed with protein and flavor. Chia and flax seeds add fiber to the mix while pumpkin, greek yogurt, and chocolate chips make for a tasty combination.
Have your cake and eat it, too—first thing in the morning, in fact. Natural Sweet Recipes show you how to make a delicious coffee cake that nixes butter, refined sugar, and refined flour.
Why not enjoy buttery, sweet pancakes the healthy way? This whole wheat pancake recipe from SkinnyTaste gives you the light and fluffy pancakes you crave with the added benefits of filling whole wheat and fiber. Our tip: Make the batter the night before and store in the fridge for a hassle-free breakfast the next day.
For those that want to enjoy a gluten-free breakfast option, try the apple pie omelette from Simply Gluten-Free. Though this omelette takes a bit of time, the directions are easy to follow and the end result is well worth the wait.