12 Whole Grain Breakfasts to Power Your Day


1. Overnight Oats With Strawberries and Almonds

Overnight Oats With Strawberries and Toasted Almonds

Busy morning ahead? This whole-grain breakfast can be prepped the night before, so you can grab something healthy the next morning and head out on your way.


  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey, plus more for serving
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup quartered strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted


  1. Stir together the oats, milk, honey, vanilla, and salt in a bowl until combined.

  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or up to 2 days.

  3. Remove from the refrigerator and stir. Top with the strawberries and almonds. Drizzle with more honey, if desired.


2. Nutty Superfood Breakfast Bites

Superfood Bars

This on-the-go whole-grain breakfast packs a nutritional punch with a slew of superfoods, including almonds, goji berries, quinoa, blueberries—and even a drizzle of dark chocolate if you’re feeling indulgent.


  • 2 ½ cups raw, unsalted almonds
  • ¾ cup pepitas
  • ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
  • ¾ cup goji berries
  • ¾ cup dried blueberries
  • ¾ cup chopped pistachios
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup chopped dark chocolate, for drizzle (optional)


  1. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, spray with cooking spray, and set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 325°F. Spread the almonds, pepitas, and quinoa onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake for until lightly brown and toasted, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the goji berries, blueberries, and pistachios.

  3. In a medium saucepan, bring the brown rice syrup, honey, and salt to a boil, whisking to combine. Let boil for until it turns deep amber in color and looks frothy, about 3 minutes.

  4. Immediately pour the syrup into the mixing bowl and, moving quickly, stir until nuts and seeds are evenly coated. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Let cool completely (about 20 minutes), then slice into 30 squares.