12 healthy breakfast on-the-go recipes
1. Granola bars
Store-bought muesli bars can be laden with added sugar, but these crunchy bars get their sweetness from dates and a little honey. They’re easy to wrap and pop in your bag to have on the go, and if you’re feeling generous, pack a few extra to score points with your coworkers.
2. Persimmon and coconut muffins
Persimmons are somewhat an underdog in the fruit world, often overlooked in baking and cooking. But they have a texture and taste somewhere between pumpkin and mango or apricot – sweet, honeyed, with a touch of cinnamon – and can be used in similar ways.
3. Gluten-free wholegrain and chia bread
Instead of wheat flour, this bread is made with by mixing rice flour with a heap of ground seeds and grains, meaning it helps keep you full for longer.
4. Buckwheat and coconut granola clusters
Warning: these clusters are highly addictive: your yoghurt/ smoothie/ porridge/ snack time may never be the same once you try them! Buckwheat has a taste a little like hoppy beer, and brings its unique flavour into the mix with chia seeds, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds and rice malt syrup.
5. Gluten-free and dairy-free banana, coconut and berry muffins
Who doesn’t want to eat dessert for breakfast? And when it’s this healthy, you can.
6. Buckwheat and almond scones
These scones are a perfect grab-and-go number for when you don’t have time to prepare and sit down for your usual first meal. The get a delicious wholesome flavour and organic texture from the combination of buckwheat flour, ground almonds and almond milk. They don’t have any added sugars, which is handy if you’re watching your sweet intake – that said, they would lap up some apricot or berry jam.
7. Carrot, parsnip & cardamom loaf
The coconut flour in this loaf gives it an unexpected but pleasantly surprising moist and light texture. The vegetables add richness and depth (if you’re trying to work out why vegetables need to make an appearance in your breakfast loaf).
8. Avocado smoothie
We’re all familiar (for better or worse) with liquid lunches and dinners. But here’s a different type of liquid meal that will nourish and empower you.
9. Sweet potato & rosemary tortilla (omelette)
If you’re more of a savory breakfast person, whip this tortilla up the night before. It can double as lunch too.
10. Toasted almond, coconut & chia cookies
Yes you can be an adult and eat cookies for breakfast with these gluten-free, low-GI, high omega-3 cuties.
11. Grain-free banana bread muffins
Banana muffins aren’t anything new for a light breakfast, but this version bypasses traditional wheat flours in place of coconut flour, making them gluten-free friendly. They also have no added sugar, getting their sweetness from the coconut flour, bananas and vanilla, because happiness is a healthy muffin.
12. Mandarin & bay leaf olive loaf
Think of sitting in a grassy knoll eating a fragrant mandarin on a sunny day, and you have the taste of this loaf.