3 Healthy Breakfast Options That Taste like Dessert

 

If you have a sweet tooth for breakfast, we’ve got some exciting news for you: dessert-style breakfasts can be part of a healthy, balanced morning meal. Keeping your commitment for the new year to live a healthier life is now easier than ever!

 

Here are three recipes for you to indulge in while also honoring your body’s well-being:

 

5-Minute Chocolate Oatmeal

 

This easy breakfast combines the power of whole grains with natural sweeteners for a decadent morning meal.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 over-ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • sweetener of choice, as desired

 

Instructions:

 

#1 Combine all ingredients.

#2 Cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes. When it starts to bubble, stir occasionally.

#3 Sweeten as desired.

 

Recipe via http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/09/21/five-minute-chocolate-oatmeal/

 

Since you’ve got oatmeal already on hand, check out the benefits of an oatmeal bath.

 

Baked Pears with Walnuts & Honey

 

Serve with a vegetable omelet, and you’ll feel like you’re starting the day at a five-star hotel.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 large ripe pears
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
  • (optional) yogurt or frozen yogurt

 

Instructions:

#1 Preheat the oven to 350°F.

#2 Cut the pears in half and place on a baking sheet (I cut a sliver off the other end so they sat upright).

#3 Using a measuring spoon or melon baller, scoop out the seeds.

#4 Sprinkle with cinnamon, top with walnuts, and drizzle 1/2 teaspoon honey over each one.

#5 Bake in the oven 30 minutes. Remove, let cool, and enjoy!

 

Recipe via http://www.skinnytaste.com/baked-pears-with-walnuts-and-honey/

 

Enjoy pears as a dessert? Check out our recipe for Pear Crisp!

 

Zucchini Blender Bread

If you need to prep breakfast the night before, this easy blender bread made with fresh zucchini is a healthy choice. Pair with a smoothie for a great breakfast on-the-go.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium zucchini, cut in half and seeds scraped out with a spoon and then cut into chunks
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 pitted dates
  • ¼ cup melted butter, ghee, or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • optional add-ins: 1/3 cup chocolate chips, walnuts, or any other nuts or seeds

 

Instructions:

 

#1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

#2 Add zucchini chunks, dates, eggs, butter, and vanilla to a blender and blend until smooth.

#3 Add the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and sea salt and blend once again until thoroughly mixed.

#4 If you are using any add-ins, add them now and briefly stir.

#5 Pour into a regular-sized well-greased (or parchment-lined) loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes.

 

Recipe via http://www.primallyinspired.com/5-minute-zucchini-blender-bread/

 

Life is all about balance, so alternate your sweets with other breakfast options, including fresh vegetable recipes.

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