There’s nothing quite like the weekend, especially lazy Sunday mornings. I love to lounge around, brew a big pot of coffee, and browse Pinterest while deciding on a breakfast plan of action. Sunday is the day I go all out, with pancakes, waffles, or french toast, often including liberal amounts chocolate chips and whipped cream. I try to keep up the breakfast spirit during the week, but whipped cream and chocolate chips can’t always be part of my morning. Lately, I’ve been loving these three healthy breakfast choices.
1. Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Quinoa
This breakfast is a great alternative to oatmeal. Just like my favorite breakfast grain, quinoa is perfect for a sweet, warm bowl of goodness, but it amps up the nutrition with extra protein. The addition of pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice makes this the perfect autumn breakfast.
2. Pumpkin Spice Granola
I baked a batch of this delicious Pumpkin Spice Granola over the weekend, replacing the maple syrup with dates, for a naturally sweetened breakfast I’ve been enjoying all week. The nuts, seeds, and coconut oil give this granola a healthy dose of good fats. It’s delicious on top of Greek yogurt or with almond milk.
3. Quinoa Berry Breakfast Bowl
This has been my favorite quick and easy breakfast lately. It’s a great way to use up leftover quinoa once you get sick of salads or homemade quinoa veggie patties. Since it’s served cold, it’s been great for the extended summer we’re experiencing here in Dallas. The sweet berries, creamy yogurt, quinoa, and almond butter combine for a super satisfying weekday breakfast.
What have you been enjoying for breakfast lately?