Here at Kodiak Cakes, we know just how important a role convenience plays in maintaining a balanced, healthy diet. You can stock your kitchen with the healthiest foods, but if you can’t use those foods to make something quick and healthy to eat, chances are you’ll grab something more convenient and—more often than not—less healthy. That’s why we’ve put together these five better-for-you breakfast recipes that take less than five minutes to prepare. Keep reading to discover just how easy it can be to whip up something nourishing and delicious when you’re in a rush!
Who said s’mores can only be enjoyed as a campfire treat? Well, we’re here to prove otherwise, and you could say the proof is in the pudding with our S’more Parfait recipe. We’ve substituted sugary graham crackers with our 100% whole grain and protein-packed Kodiak Cakes Bear Bites for a better-for-you spin on one of our favorite summertime desserts. We then added one cup of vanilla Greek yogurt to bring a delicious dose of probiotics to the party and complement the sweet taste of marshmallows and chocolate chips! Not only is this recipe great for breakfast, but our S’more Parfait can also be enjoyed as an after-school snack or even dessert. If anything, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a time when this five-minute recipe doesn’t sound delicious.
THREE-INGREDIENT PROTEIN PANCAKES
We’ve all had those mornings when we had to fight the urge to sleep through the alarm so we can wake up early enough to get the kids ready for the day and, if there’s time, maybe squeeze in a morning workout. It’s mornings like these when it’s easy to either skip breakfast altogether or just grab a banana or energy bar for the road instead. The only problem with that is your stomach will start growling within an hour or so. Don’t worry, though, we have the perfect solution: our Three-Ingredient Protein Pancakes Recipe. As you might’ve guessed from the name, this recipe calls for just three ingredients—Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cakes, peanut butter, and milk—to help you save time without skipping out on a filling, nutritious breakfast. All you have to do is combine the flapjack mix with the milk and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl, cook the prepared batter for a few minutes, and get on with your day!
AVOCADO & SMOKED SALMON TOASTER WAFFLES
Don’t be fooled by the name; this Avocado & Smoked Salmon Toaster Waffles recipe is a surprisingly simple breakfast to make. Here’s what you’ll need to get started: Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Waffles, avocado, goat cheese, smoked salmon, and salt and pepper. From there, all you have to do is prepare a single Power Waffle in your toaster and add mashed avocado, goat cheese, and three slices of smoked salmon on top of the cooked waffle. Pretty easy, right? And the best part is this recipe is a clean, wholesome source of protein thanks to the combination of smoked salmon and our protein-packed Power Waffles. Throw in the nourishment of 100% whole grains, and you have a quick and easy-to-make recipe that’ll power you through even the busiest days.
If you’ve haven’t tried making overnight oats yet, you’ll want to be sure to give this recipe a try. We love making these Overnight Oats because all of the prep is done before you go to bed so breakfast is ready to grab and go in the morning. To get started, toss a single packet of Kodiak Cakes Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal in a medium-sized jar with almond milk, Greek yogurt, dried cranberries, mangos, and raspberries. Once you’ve added all the ingredients to the jar, cover it with a lid, and shake it to combine all the ingredients before refrigerating overnight. By the time the sun comes up, your breakfast will be ready and waiting—simply add your choice of diced mangos, raspberries, or your choice of nuts to the jar and enjoy at home or on the go!
APPLE CINNAMON INSTANT OATMEAL
If you’re anything like us, it can be easy to overlook the basics when you’re surrounded by so many mouthwatering recipe ideas on social media. This classic, yet oh-so delicious, Apple Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal recipe is the perfect option when you’re craving something simple, filling, and wholesome for breakfast. Begin by preparing a packet of Kodiak Cakes Cinnamon Oatmeal Unleashed by following the directions on the box. Once your oatmeal is cooked, top your bowl of oatmeal with diced apple, almonds, and pepitas. Oh, and don’t forget the most important part—enjoy your breakfast!
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