Healthy Breakfast Popsicles for Summer – Easy Meal Prep Breakfast!
Shake up your morning routine with healthy breakfast popsicles! Say whaaaat?! That’s right—forget what you think you know about popsicles.
Yes, store-bought varieties are absolutely ultra-processed, teeming with added sugars and artificial additives. Just take a stroll down the freezer aisle in the grocery store and you’ll see a rainbow of artificial colors! (Admittedly, they’re delicious…but they’re anything but nutritious.)
But, despite their reputation as a sugary treat, it’s SO easy to make healthy popsicles. Not just healthier popsicles, but nutritious and fuel-filled breakfast popsicles! All you need are some popsicle sticks, a popsicle mold, and a few wholesome ingredients.
Plus, you can use anything you like—fresh fruit, your favorite yogurt, or even oats! Oats are great warm in a bowl of oatmeal, or cold in a batch of overnight oats. So why not frozen and on a stick?!
Breakfast Popsicles for On-the-Go Mornings!
These lovely layered breakfast popsicles are just like an extra-cool batch of berry-licious oatmeal, perfect for hot summer days. And, those gorgeous, colorful stripes are all-natural!
Believe it or not, popsicles are the perfect easy breakfast—and they make a great meal prep breakfast option. They’re perfectly portioned and, once they’re frozen, you can just grab one from the freezer and enjoy. And, this easy healthy recipe literally only takes FIVE MINUTES to prepare!
You can make things easier on yourself and save time by cooking your oats in the microwave with your choice of milk. Then, muddle (a.k.a crush) some of your favorite fresh berries and. That way, all of that juicy flavor and their natural sugars will soak into your oatmeal.
Or, feel free to use frozen fruit if you prefer! (No need to muddle them, because those juices will start to seep out as they thaw.) Either way, add those berries to your cooked oatmeal with a bit of maple syrup if you like. Or, you can leave out the sweetener for totally clean breakfast popsicles!
Then, all that’s left to do is fill your popsicle molds with layers of your berry oatmeal and whichever yogurt you like. Plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt is a great option because of its creamy, thick texture. And, you get a dose of protein!
Also, you can easily turn this into a dairy-free and VEGAN breakfast popsicle recipe with any non-dairy yogurt! There are tons of options out there, like coconut milk yogurt, almond milk yogurt, or soy milk yogurt. (I just recommend reading those nutrition labels and looking for an unsweetened variety, if you can find one.)
And, of course, this is just ONE possibility for healthy breakfast popsicles. Get creative with your favorite ingredients! Or, you can even leave out the oats and make some frozen yogurt parfait breakfast popsicles. Your POPSICLE-bilities are endless!
½ cup quick cooking oats
1 cup milk of choice
1 cup fresh berries, muddled; or frozen berries (I used blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries)
3 Tbsp maple syrup, to taste
½ cup yogurt of choice
Add oats and milk of choice to a bowl. Heat for 1-2 minutes in the microwave, until steaming.
Mix berries and syrup into oatmeal. (If using fresh berries, muddle before mixing into the oatmeal!)
Fill molds with 2-3 spoonfuls of oatmeal mixture, followed by a layer of yogurt, and alternate until popsicle molds are filled.
Freeze 4-6 hours or overnight.
Yields ~8 berry oatmeal breakfast popsicles (depending on size of mold).