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Peer Advice: Healthy Breakfast Recipes!


Trying to think of or find healthy yummy recipes to make while being in grad school full time can be difficult.

That’s why I wanted to give simple breakfast recipes so that you don’t have to brainstorm a meal.

Toast! Toast is simple, easy, and customizable. With a Costco membership you can buy two loaves of bread for $5. Put one loaf in the freezer – it will still toast perfectly.

  • Avocado Toast:
    • Smash half an avocado and spread it on your toast. Season with salt and a squeeze of lemon.
    • You can top your avocado toast with a variety of toppings! Here are some ideas: cherry tomatoes, sardines (lots of protein and I think it tastes delicious), eggs, red chili flakes, and miso mushrooms (mix some miso paste and a little water and cook it with some mushrooms!)
  • Peanut Butter Banana Toast:
    • Spread a nut butter of your choice and top with bananas, honey, cinnamon, and a sprinkle of nutmeg!
  • Hummus Toast:
    • Slap some hummus straight from the container on your toast! Top with feta cheese and some greens.

Oat Pancakes

  • Blend two ripe/slightly over ripe bananas, 2 eggs, half a cup of almond milk (or any milk), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1.5 cups rolled oats, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 0.5 teaspoon cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a blender. Cook in a pan and freeze for later if desired!

Cold Brew

  • Stop spending $4 on coffee every day. Get a huge container of ground coffee from Costco and a cheap French press. If you can, coarse ground coffee is preferred but I just use the Folger’s ground coffee. Put the grounds and water in a 1:8 ratio straight into the French press, cover it with saran wrap or some foil and let it sit overnight or all day! Use the French press filter in the morning and you have cold brew ready to pour over some ice.