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Easy and healthy recipes for lazy mornings

Check out these recipes that are easy to make and will satisfy you on a lazy morning.

5-Minute Multigrain Cereal

This quick-cooking hot cereal combines the hearty flavors of fiber-rich whole grains, sweet raisins, and antioxidant-laden nuts.


PREP: 0:05


YIELD: 1 serving



2 tbsp. quick-cooking barley

2 tbsp. bulgur

2 tbsp. old-fashioned oats

.67 c. water

2 tbsp. raisins

1 pinch ground cinnamon

1 tbsp. chopped walnuts or pecans

Low-fat milk (optional)


In a microwave-safe 1-quart bowl, combine barley, bulgur, oats, and water. Microwave on High 2 minutes. Stir in raisins and cinnamon; microwave 3 minutes longer. Stir, then top with walnuts. Serve with milk if you like.

Banana-Berry Smoothie

A little ginger and tart pineapple juice add a kick to this sweet but healthy blend of banana and berries.


YIELD: 2 servings (about 3 1/4 cups)


1 small banana

6 oz. pineapple juice

½ c. ice

6 oz. blueberries

6 oz. raspberries or blackberries

2 tsp. honey

1 tsp. grated peeled fresh ginger


In a blender, purée banana, pineapple juice, ice, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, honey, and ginger until smooth.


Oatmeal Sconuts

A healthy mix of scones and donuts that will make any fussy child fall in love with it. Pop extras into a plastic bag and freeze for up to a month (to warm, microwave for about 20 seconds).


PREP: 0:10

COOK: 0:15


YIELD: 13 sconuts


2 c. old-fashioned oats

2 c. all-purpose flour

½ c. brown sugar

2½ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

½ c. butter

¾ c. buttermilk

1 large egg



Heat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a food processor, combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg; pulse to blend. Add butter; pulse until coarse crumbs form.

In a cup, beat buttermilk and egg. With processor running, add egg mixture and pulse until a dough forms.

Scoop dough by 1/4 cups onto cookie sheet. Flatten each mound into a 2 1/2-inch round. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden on bottoms.


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