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6 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Use Maple Syrup

Scientific research, not just our moms, says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. According to Hopkins Medicine, “breakfast-eating kids and adults get more fiber, calcium, vitamins A and C, riboflavin, zinc and iron in their diets than breakfast-skippers.” We never miss an opportunity to eat breakfast. Especially when there’s a menu of healthy breakfast ideas to choose from.

We’ll take oatmeal with fresh fruit, served in the recommended 2-hour time frame after waking up, and pancakes topped with maple syrup for dinner. If it’s the most important meal of the day, why not indulge more than once?!

There are breakfast options that can be full of processed sugar and artificial flavors, contradicting a healthy morning meal. Pure maple syrup brings flavor without all the fake stuff. Plus, pure maple has nutritional benefits! Maple syrup contains vitamins and minerals including potassium, zinc, iron, and calcium. When you’re adding maple syrup to your meal – whether for sweetness or robust flavor – you can feel good about it.

If you’re looking to start your day with a boost of energy courtesy of breakfast, here are a few healthy breakfast ideas from our kitchen.

Gingerbread Granola

We love a morning that begins with granola. The cereal can be sprinkled over a fruit forward smoothie bowl or enjoyed out of the bag by the handful. And then there’s the perk of making granola at home. You’re in total control of what goes into each batch. Spices, nuts and other mix ins can be tailored to your taste. This simply spiced recipe is a great place to start exploring your granola preferences.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

It doesn’t have to be October to enjoy pumpkin spiced delights. This savory oatmeal bowl can be topped with maple butter and toasted pepitas for a spectacular spoonful that will satiate morning cravings any time of year.

Ultimate Fruit Smoothie

Strawberries, blueberries, bananas! Throw all the fruit in your freezer into a blender with a tablespoon or two of pure maple syrup for a sweet and nutritious way to start the day.

Maple Sugar Muffins with Maple Oat Streusel

We love maple sugar for many reasons. It’s an easy 1:1 substitution when moving to bake with maple instead of processed sugar. This recipe, created by Jessica Lewis Stevens of Sugarhouse Workshop, is a delightful year-round breakfast option.

No Bake Maple Chocolate Cookies

Can we consider cookies breakfast? We think so when they’re comprised of quick cooking oats, maple syrup and coconut oil! Make a batch and enjoy for breakfast, a snack and dessert.

No Bake Maple Blueberry Yogurt Granola Bars

Not only are these granola bars absent of hard-to-pronounce ingredients and artificial sweeteners, they’re also a no bake treat! All you need to do is stir the ingredients together and wait until set to enjoy. Keep in the freezer and grab a bar to go.