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2 Easy, Protein Packed Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings

By Brandi Evans
November 13, 2015
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If you’re like me, the best breakfasts have some kind of protein. All carb breakfasts just don’t stay with me very long. Even if I want a big bowl of oatmeal or pancakes, I always try to add some protein in there, too. And yogurt is my favorite way!

Oatmeal pancake with yogurt topping

1 serving

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup Stonyfield Plain Greek yogurt

Directions:

  1. Mix the oats, egg whites, baking powder, and salt together. You can also add cinnamon, cocoa powder, vanilla, or any other spices/flavorings that you like at this point.
  2. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes to thicken from the baking powder.
  3. While the batter is resting, heat a skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking oil, then pour the batter into the skillet, spreading out evenly with a spoon.
  4. Cook over medium heat 4-6 minutes on the first side until the bottom is set and beginning to turn golden. Flip the entire pancake over with a spatula and cook another 3-4 minutes on the other side.
  5. Slide onto plate and top with Greek yogurt, fruit, nuts, and a little maple syrup.

Overnight oats

1 serving

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup milk
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup Stonyfield Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh fruit
  • ¼ cup nuts, chopped

Directions:

  1. Mix the oats, milk, salt, and cinnamon together.
  2. Cover the bowl and let the mixture sit in the fridge overnight to thicken and soften the oats.
  3. In the morning, stir in the yogurt, fruit, and chopped nuts.