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5 easy breakfast ideas to get you through lectures

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5 easy breakfast ideas to get you through lectures

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s quite often rushed or overlooked. We’ve delved beyond the bowls of cereal and buttered toast (and occasional leftover chicken nuggets) typically consumed by students, to find a few options that are packed with energy, but still really easy for you and your busy flatmates to make.

1. Pancakes

Pancakes

Pancakes make for an awesome “treat” breakfast, and what’s even better is that there are so many incredible variations that you can fry, flip and even bake. When you’ve got a flat full of people who have different tastes, simply make the pancakes as a base, and let everyone choose their own toppings. Fruits for the health-conscious, and syrups and chocolate for those looking to indulge. Even vegans can get in on the action, as there are plenty of options for them too.

2. Omelettes

Omelettes

We’ve tried and tested a bacon and vegetable omelette in the past, which is really easy to make at all times of the day. Removing the bacon turns this into the perfect choice for vegetarians, and you’ll find all the protein needed to keep you alert in the egg itself. Of course, there are plenty of other kinds of omelette that you can try!

3. French toast

French Toast

This modern classic is super easy to make, and loved by (almost) all. You simply soak the slices of bread in a tasty mixture of eggs, vanilla and cinnamon, and then cook them until they’re golden brown. If it’s the weekend and you’re doing “brunch” you can even make them even more indulgent, with a little splash of amaretto.

4. Hash brown egg nests

Hash brown egg nests

If you like the classic English breakfast of bacon and eggs, this modern twist is something you’ll want to give a go. It combines hash browns with the two traditional ingredients, and throws avocado in for an exciting kick. If you're in a hurry, you can always cheat and use frozen hash browns to make the mix.

5. Granola bars

Granola bars

Need a quick and easy breakfast fix that you can eat on the go? Instead of resorting to fast food, pre-made granola bars can be eaten discreetly, anywhere and everywhere. There are so many different fruity and flavoursome kinds that you can make – we’re salivating over these delicious lemon and honey ones, which are packed full of oats and protein.

The great thing about these breakfast ideas is that you can prepare them very easily before a long day of lectures. You could even make it a team effort by getting your friends or flatmates involved. If you’re not all early risers, why not take it in turns to make something amazing each morning?

Whether or not you’re lucky enough to be living with us, these ideas give you some great opportunities to use your kitchen. What’s not to love?