They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is a shame because it’s also the meal that we often rush through without much thought. For me, if I don’t know what I’m going to have for breakfast the night before, I’m pretty likely to grab a snack bar because the last thing I want to do is think first thing in the morning — I need something quick to wake me up and get me going. Having healthy options on-hand makes my morning routine so much simpler.
This is the third winter that I’ve made these Meyer Lemon Vanilla Muffins — I make them during Meyer lemon season and I inevitably forget to share the recipe until that (way too short!) season is over. In the past, I’ve made them with eggs, milk and yogurt, but this time I made them vegan. The vegan version is a little bit more dense, but just as delicious and they’re pretty much the perfect breakfast muffin because there’s no mistaking these little guys for cupcakes — they’re not too sweet and they’re nice and filling, thanks to the addition of white whole wheat flour. Make a batch, freeze them for later and you have a quick breakfast on-the-go — I like mine with a spoonful of almond butter smeared on top.
While my original recipe calls for dairy yogurt, I made these with Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative. Yes, this exists! And it’s creamy, delicious (and this is coming from someone who’s extremely picky when it comes to yogurt!) and each serving has 6 grams of plant protein. As you’d expect from Silk, it’s made with real fruit and no artificial flavors or colors. So really, a cup of Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative with some fresh fruit or granola is a great breakfast option itself.
Here are some more make-ahead vegan breakfast ideas to make mornings easier:
Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal // This tropical overnight oats recipe can be eaten hot or cold — Vanilla Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative can be substituted for the almond milk to make it even creamier.
Freezer-Friendly Greens and Tofu Scramble Wraps // For those of you who prefer savory breakfast options.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Breakfast Parfaits // Finally, a pudding that’s acceptable for breakfast consumption. Thank you, chia!
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