For years, part of my nighttime routine has been to plan out my breakfast for the next day, before I crawl into bed each night. Why in the world do I need to know EXACTLY what I will be making for breakfast in the morning, in order to get a good nights sleep?
The reality is that even though I have the best of intentions of making the fantastic breakfast that I go to bed dreaming about - I RARELY wake up and make that breakfast. Most of the time, I grab the tea that Ben makes for me every morning and I reach for something super quick and easy to eat. It's not that I don't WANT to eat the breakfast that I planned for - I'm just too tired and the struggle of having to wait more than 5 minutes on my breakfast is more than I can bear.
Planning ahead for breakfast may be a great strategy for a good nights sleep but I 've learned that if I want to actually follow through on my breakfast plan - I have to prepare for it the night before. Breakfast casseroles, overnight oats, french toast - these are my favorite recipes when it comes to make ahead recipes. Today I'm adding a new make ahead breakfast recipe to my repertoire - granola cups. I can make these granola cups a day or two ahead of time and rest easy for days. :)
Granola Cups with Yogurt
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons creamy almond butter
1 egg white
2 cups plain yogurt
2 cups fresh berries
Fill with yogurt and top with berries.
Yogurt and granola never seem to appeal to me as a legitimate breakfast option but for some reason, when I transform it into a granola cup filled with yogurt - I'm much more interested. Go figure. I love that I can make these in advance to so that I can actually wake up and eat the yummy breakfast that I go to bed thinking about.
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