10 Quick, Simple Cooking-for-One Recipes For Your Mornings
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Are you the type of person who hates having to spend time in the kitchen each morning trying to come up with a delicious breakfast? If so, why not start your mornings off right and try one of these 10 quick and easy cooking-for-one recipes today?

1.    Overnight oats

Oats are one of the healthiest and most versatile ingredients out there, which is why we’ve chosen them as the basis for our first quick and easy cooking-for-one recipe. Only two ingredients are required: rolled oats and your favorite type of milk. By mixing the two ingredients together and putting them in the fridge overnight, you create a delicious and nutritious breakfast that can be eaten whenever you’d like. Oats are highly filling, making them the perfect choice for someone looking to cut down on their meal portion sizes. Additionally, oats are low in calories, which makes them a great choice for anyone on a diet.

2.    Simple Scrambled Eggs

Eggs are one of the most versatile and inexpensive cooking-for-one ingredients out there. With this recipe, you can transform them into a quick and easy breakfast that can be eaten at any time of day. To make scrambled eggs, all you have to do is whisk together a mixture of eggs and milk, crack in some salt, and then heat the mixture in a pan, rotating the pan continuously to scramble the eggs as they cook. Once they’ve reached the desired consistency, remove them from the heat, and they’re ready to eat! Add different types of cheese, chopped vegetables, or spices to change the flavor and consistency.

3.    Avocado toast

Start off by toasting a slice of your favorite bread. While it’s cooking, mash up a ripe avocado and spread it on top of the bread. Finally, add any toppings of your choosing, such as sliced tomato, sliced or chopped olives, and salt and pepper. Avocados are full of heart-healthy fats and antioxidants that promote good health and also taste great!

4.    Almond, cashew, or sesame seed butter and banana toast

This is one quick and easy cooking-for-one recipe that’s both delicious and nutritious. Start off by spreading a couple of tablespoons of your preferred butter on a slice of bread. While the butter is setting, you can mash up a banana. Once both of these ingredients have been placed on top of the bread, you can top them with any additional toppings of your choosing. Yummy! 

5.    Curd/yogurt parfait

Start off by pouring your favorite type of curd or yogurt into a bowl. While that’s happening, you can chop up some fruit, such as berries, bananas, and apples, and mix it with granola. Once the yoghurt has been poured into the bowl and all of your fruit and granola have been added, you can top the parfait with additional toppings, such as chopped nuts or seeds, and serve. Yogurt parfaits are not only quick and easy to make, but they are also incredibly tasty and nutritious, making them the perfect breakfast for anyone.

6.    Egg Muffins

Egg muffins are quick and easy to make, and they make the perfect on-the-go breakfast. Best of all, they can be made with ingredients that you already have in your pantry. Simply combine a cup of chopped vegetables (such as bell pepper, onion, corn, and asparagus) and some eggs. In a separate bowl, mix together a cup of shredded cheese, some seasonings, and chopped herbs like cilantro. Then, pour the vegetable mixture into a muffin tin and the egg mixture on top of that. Bake the muffins at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 176.667°C for 20 minutes, and voilà!

7.    Smoothie Bowl

A smoothie bowl is basically a super-thick smoothie that has been allowed to sit for a few hours so that it becomes thick enough to be eaten with a spoon. For a simple and delicious smoothie bowl, all you’ll need is 2-3 ripe bananas, 1 cup of plain or vanilla yogurt, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, and 1/2 cup of granola. Simply blend all of the ingredients together and pour into a small bowl. Add some fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, and/or coconut flakes for garnish, and you’re good to go.

8.    A healthy breakfast sandwich

2 slices of whole-wheat or multi-grain bread, 2 slices of low-fat cheese, 1 large egg, and 1 tablespoon chopped herbs (e.g., parsley, chives, cilantro) are required for this cheesy recipe. Simply fry the egg, add the herbs, and then fry the other side as well. Place the cheese slices on the toasted side of one slice of bread, top with the egg and other slice of bread, and then place it in the toaster or under the broiler for a minute or two until the cheese has melted.

9.    Spinach, mushroom, and quinoa breakfast bowl

Sauté mushrooms by adding them to a large skillet with oil that has been heated over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper, then let simmer for five to seven minutes, or until the liquid has mostly evaporated. Adding spinach to the pan and continuing to cook for 2 minutes while stirring occasionally is a great idea. For a hearty and nutritious morning meal, pair it with some cooked quinoa and some toast.

10.    Peanut butter granola bars

The five things you'll need right now to whip up a batch of these chewy granola bars are oatmeal, peanut butter, honey, or maple syrup. Toss together all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined. Place the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet. The granola bars need 14–17 minutes in the oven. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars or squares.