Apple Pie Breakfast
Who said you can’t have apple pie for breakfast?
While traditional pie isn’t the best plan for breakfast (quick spikes in sugar in the morning aren’t exactly the healthiest! I’m also looking at you, doughnuts…) you can still have the taste of apple pie to start your day!
This overnight breakfast (or made at least 30 minutes before eating) is full of healthy proteins, fiber, and fats and is also incredibly delicious. Who doesn’t love a breakfast that is ready when you wake up and can be easily grabbed on-the-go when you’ve hit your snooze button one too many times?
The Health Benefits of Cinnamon
Cinnamon is amazing. First, the smell is comforting, homey, and full of memories (baking during the holidays!) Luckily for us, the smell is not the only incredible attribute of this amazing spice.
Cinnamon is a powerhouse when it comes to regulating and stabilizing blood sugar. It’s really powerful as a way to keep blood sugar levels from spiking and can help keep you from feeling those highs and lows of energy all day long. Cinnamon can also helps to aid digestion by slowing the rate at which the stomach empties after meals (source.) Meaning that cinnamon can help you to feel fuller for longer, helping you to resist the extraneous cookies lying in the kitchen at work around 3pm.
Preparing Breakfast in Advance
When you are running late and feeling frenzied, it’s easy to make quick (and not always awesome) decisions about meals. It’s far easier to grab a sugar-laden bar (or worse, skip the whole meal) on the way out than to spend 5 minutes putting together a bowl of oatmeal or a smoothie. I get it, I really do! Let’s set ourselves up for success by preparing breakfast the night before. Not only will you save time (hooray!) but you will kick off your day with the nutrients you need to keep your body and brain functioning optimally. Who doesn’t want that?
The Most Important Meal
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Looking for some other inspiration for easy to prepare breakfasts for busy mornings? Check out these smoothies, granola bars, and chia breakfast options. No need to make our most important meal our least thought about meal.
Now, let’s get to that apple pie, shall we?
Apple Pie Breakfast
1 TBSP Chia Seeds
1 TBSP Hemp Seeds
1 TBSP unsweetened coconut
½ small apple, peeled and diced
⅛ tsp cinnamon
Splash of vanilla
Pinch sea salt
⅔ c non-dairy milk
Add all ingredients into a bowl or jar and stir until all seeds are incorporated into the milk. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight if possible. Stir well and top with sliced apples and a dash of cinnamon if desired.
TIP: Make several servings all at once and have breakfast ready for the next few days! Best if eaten within three days of preparation.