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5 Tasty Breakfast Ideas For Work

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Waking up, getting ready for work, and remembering everything, including breakfast, can be a challenge for many. Don’t worry, you are not alone. Whilst mornings can be stressful for many reasons, we know that the most important part of your morning is breakfast, and setting yourself up to get you through the first part of your day. 

We have 5 tasty breakfast ideas for work that are easy to whip up and easy to take to work with you too! All of these balanced breakfast ideas for work can be prepared in advance, popped in the fridge and used for a grab-and-go breakfast as and when you need it!

5 tasty breakfast ideas for work

This roundup of easy breakfasts for work includes anything from breakfast muffins to smoothies, which will surely give you a tasty start to your morning. Some of the breakfast options below can be frozen, or made the night before, meaning you can prep well ahead and save them for later. 


1. Breakfast Smoothie

Busy mornings and smoothies are a match made in heaven. If you’re pressed for time, there’s nothing like a fast, easy-to-make liquid breakfast that’s also full of delicious fruits to brighten up your morning. 

Smoothies are great to make in advance; simply whip them up, pop them in a freezer-friendly bottle, and grab one whenever you need to. Stock up on frozen bananas, mango, kiwi and other favourite fruits well in advance.

Our Green Breakfast Smoothie recipe has a tasty whole grain twist that’s great to start your busy day. Another delicious way to start the day is our SHREDDED WHEAT® Coconut & Mango Smoothie recipe tastes as good as it sounds!

3. Breakfast muffins

Having an easy and delicious grab-and-go breakfast to take to work can be difficult, especially if you feel you are short on time in the morning to put something, tasty and delicious together. Breakfast muffins have been a popular breakfast since the 19th century, when muffin men walked the town streets at teatime, ringing their bells.

Making breakfast muffins at home yourself has never been easier, as long as you have apple sauce and multigrain CHEERIOS®, you are good to go! Our CHEERIOS® Apple Sauce muffins are delicious and are a great breakfast to take to work, for you to enjoy at your desk.

We suggest adding a drizzle of low-fat yoghurt atop your breakfast muffin or enjoying it alongside some fresh seasonal fruit – to add an extra bit of tastiness to your morning.


4. Colourful fruit jars 

These colourful fruit jars aren’t just full of colour, but they are also brimming with tasty fruit and contain a little extra crunch of SHREDDIES® Original. When it comes to a busy morning where you may have overslept for an extra 5 minutes, making breakfast may slip your mind. But thanks to these easy-to-make fruit jars, you can make these ahead of time to take all the fuss out of breakfast.
Make sure you have your fresh fruit prepped and ready, combine it with honey and some low-fat Greek yoghurt, pop it in a jar and then leave it in your fridge for the next day! If you want some inspiration, then our SHREDDIES® cereal rainbow jar is a great recipe to follow. 

Vegan breakfast ideas for work

If you are in need of some great vegan breakfast ideas to take to work with you, then you have come to the right place! Whether you follow a completely plant-based diet or are eating less dairy, our vegan breakfast ideas for work are a great breakfast option for those busy mornings.


Vegan breakfast bars

These vegan bars are tasty and full of delicious berry flavours. They are also easy to make at home too. All you need is, some orange or apple juice, jumbo rolled oats, crumbled SHREDDED WHEAT ORIGINAL® biscuit (45g), hazelnuts & almonds, dried apricots, raisins, and some sunflower seeds. 

These tasty breakfast bars, if contained in an airtight container, will remain nice and fresh.  


Simple vegan overnight cereal oats

This overnight oat breakfast is one that ideally needs to be prepared the night before. But vegan overnight oats are ludicrously easy to make.

They can be sweetened or unsweetened, the choice is yours. Add 45 grams of rolled oats, and some crushed multigrain CHEERIOS® into a small jar, or container of your choosing. Then, 120ml of your non-dairy milk alternative choice into the oats, then cover the jar and refrigerate overnight. When you are ready to eat, you can add a sprinkling of cinnamon, or nutmeg and some fruit toppings too. Alternatively, you can add these the night before. 

Gluten-free breakfast ideas to take to work

Don’t worry, we also have some tasty breakfast to take to work recipes for those of us who follow a gluten-free diet. We have put together a list of gluten free breakfast ideas for work that are easy to grab on those busy mornings.

Gluten-free muffins

These muffins are not just gluten-free and tasty, or a great alternative to our apple sauce muffins, but they can also be frozen, making them a great grab-and-go breakfast option on your way out of the door. 

Preheat your oven and grease a 12-cup muffin tin. In a mixing bowl add your buttermilk, melted butter, lemon juice, and eggs, then combine. Set the mixture aside.

In another bowl, place flour, crushed Go Free Corn Flakes, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and granulated sugar, and then mix. Transfer a little of this mixture to another bowl, and add your choice of berries, toss to coat.

Add your wet ingredients to your dry until combined, the batter will be thick and soft. Gently fold the coated berries and the rest of the ingredients together. Once complete, add to your lined cupcake tray and bake for 10 minutes.


Gluten-free berry porridge 

This one may seem like a rogue choice for a quick and easy breakfast idea for work. However, when this GO FREE® berry muesli is made in advance and portioned into containers, it makes for a great grab-and-go breakfast, especially when served with fresh seasonal fruits and low-fat yoghurt. 

It is simple to throw together and only contains 7 ingredients. Preheat your oven and in a large bowl combine chopped walnuts, GO FREE® Honey Nut Flakes or Plain Corn Flakes cereal and oats. Once your dry ingredients are combined, add in the melted baking spread and honey. Make sure everything is coated in the wet ingredients. 

Once combined, spread the mix on a lined baking tray and bake in your hot oven for 15-18 minutes. Once the mix is golden brown, remove from the oven and allow to cool. Break up your muesli and keep it in an airtight container. It will stay fresh for up to a week! 

Just because you’re in a hurry, it doesn’t mean you have to skip the first meal of the day. Our breakfast ideas for work are quick, easy and delicious! If busy mornings are how you roll, we have put together a handy guide on how to minimise stress, and maximise readiness! Take a look at our article on how to minimise stress, next.