We love to batch cook, but sometimes we just don’t need that many leftovers. Here are three healthy breakfasts for one or two people to enjoy, so you, or you and your partner, roommate, or workout buddy can have a delicious and nutritious start to the day. Each of these are great as a stand-alone meal, but you could bulk up each option by adding a piece of fresh fruit, or even a simple green smoothie.

#1 – Cherry Chocolate Overnight Oats
1 cup rolled oats (not instant nor steel-cut)
2 tablespoon chia seeds
pinch of salt
1.5 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
2-4 teaspoons maple syrup (to taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 cup pitted, fresh or unsweetened frozen cherries, chopped

1. Mix half of the dry ingredients in each mug, mason jar or small bowl. Each person should get 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, tiny pinch of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder.
2. Incorporate wet ingredients: stir 3/4 cup of almond milk, 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract into each serving of the dry ingredients.
3. Add 1/2 cup cherries on top of each serving, or mix into your oats.
4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
5. Stir well and eat cold, or warm up and enjoy!

Makes 2 serving2.

Nutrition info (including 2 teaspoons of maple syrup and unsweetened frozen cherries): Calories 380 | Fat 12g | Protein 13g | Carbs 61g | Sugar 27g*
Nutritional info is provided by MyFitnessPal Recipe Calculator

#2 – Berry Pancakes
½ cup fresh cranberries, blueberries or other berries of your choice
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg, or ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons nonfat milk
2 tablespoons pasteurized egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters
1½ teaspoons walnut or vegetable oil

1. Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add cranberries; boil for 2 minutes. Drain and cool for 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg (if using) in a large bowl.

3. Whisk milk, egg substitute, oil and vanilla (if using) in a small bowl until combined.

4. Coarsely chop the cranberries, if using, or stir in other berries; stir into the milk mixture. Stir the milk mixture into the dry ingredients just until combined.

5. Coat a griddle or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Using ¼ cup of batter for each pancake, cook 2 pancakes at a time until bubbles dot the surface, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until browned, 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition info: Calories 201 | Fat 5g | Protein 7g | Carbs 34g
Nutritional information is provided by Eating Well.

#3 – Bagel Gone Bananas
2 tablespoons natural nut butter, such as almond, cashew or peanut
1 teaspoon honey
Pinch of salt
1 whole-wheat bagel, split and toasted
1 small banana, sliced

1. Stir together nut butter, honey and salt in a small bowl. Divide the mixture between bagel halves and top with banana slices.

Serves 2.

Nutrition info: Calories 210 | Fat 10g | Protein | Carbs
Nutritional information is provided by Eating Well.

What’s your favorite breakfast to whip up? Tell us in the comments below!

Keep Moving,
– Team Fitstar

  • beezy78

    Fried eggs and oatmeal or toast is my favorite. Usually a Morningstar farms breakfast “sausage” patty, too. :)

    • http://fitstar.com/ Fitstar

      Sounds good!

  • Miranda Harmon

    2 Boiled eggs; flax seed, wheat pita bread; banana, and 2 cups of coffee.