In today’s post, we will discuss breakfast the most important meal of the day. Not just eating breakfast but how to eat breakfast that’s heart healthy. It’s important to keep that heart of yours happy and well taken care of. If you don’t it could be some really ugly repercussions to following that type of lifestyle.

So I’ll help you out and do my best to help you keep your heart happy and healthy. I will do such by giving you my top 4 heart-healthy breakfast foods.

These are foods that I currently eat some more than others each day. No, I don’t consistently eat all 4 every day that would be a lot of work to do. Breakfast time would be over by the time I was finished preparing them. But I have eaten each multiple times over time.

What I didn’t like I didn’t eat for long and what I did like I still eat today when I get the chance to do so. Everyone is different and some I may have thought was nasty you may think is delicious vice versa.

The key is that all of these foods I’m about to mention are heart healthy and that’s good for all of us no matter how you choose to cipher through them. It will benefit your heart.

 

Heart Healthy Breakfast Foods – My Top 4

Almond Bread

Light Almond Bread Plain or Made into a meal – Almonds have a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. It’s known to substitute saturated fat in your diet.

The nuts can help you lower bad cholesterol without affecting your good levels. You replace toast with almond bread. You can eat this as is or you can add some pizzaz to it.

 

You can do such by the following

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 and a half cup of almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon of ground chia seed or flaxseeds
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

Now you want to prepare it by preheating your oven no more than 300 degrees F. Be sure you place the grease and almond flour in a loaf pan. Combine the flour, baking soda, chia seeds, and sea salt in a bowl. Put that off to the side for now.

Whisk the egg yolks, yogurt, and honey until it gets light and fluffy in the bowl. Then stir in the flour mixture and beat the egg whites until stiff peaks began to show.

Finally, fold the egg whites into your batter. Pour it into your loaf pan. Now, you will bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until you can place an item like a toothpick in the center and it comes out with no residue left on it.

 

Blueberries

 

Almond-Blueberry Oatmeal (Third Favorite) – Whole grains like oats. Help prevent artery-clogging atherosclerosis by interfering with cholesterol absorption.

 

You make this with the following

  • 1/4 steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of almonds
  • 1 cup of fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon of grounded flaxseed
  • 1/3 of fresh or frozen blueberries (optional)

After you have all the ingredients you will prepare this by the following. Boil the cup of water over high heat, Add 1/4 cup of steel-cut oats, cook stirring, for 25 minutes, until the oatmeal is soft. Lower the heat and cook for 3 minutes stirring constantly.

 

Apple

 

Baked Apple Oatmeal (Second Favorite) – Apples help lower your LDL by up to 40%. Apples plus some good warm oatmeal is always a recipe for healthiness.

 

You want to have the following ingredients,

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of raisins
  • Half a cup of old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 medium-sized cooking apple, You will want to core and chop the apple
  • Half tablespoon of cinnamon

After you have all of these ingredients you will want to began to prepare this dish by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix the apple, oats, cinnamon, raisins, salt, and water in a bowl (of your choice) and stir thoroughly. Bake this uncovered, stirring no more than twice, for 15 to 20 minutes or until the mix becomes thick and the apples become really tender.

 

Muffins in the oven

 

Heart Healthy Muffins (My Favorite) – I honestly love the raisins in this muffin. Well, one reason is cause I like raisins in general. But another reason is because raisins are full of potassium.

That helps the body control blood pressure. Then you add the walnuts which I include in the recipe. They add heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

 

To make this muffin you will need the following ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of sugar (brown sugar if you can). White sugar isn’t really good for you
  • 2 large eggs, 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 and a half teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 large carrot (grated)
  • 1/4 cup of quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup of golden raisins
  • 1 small granny smith apple
  • 1/2 cup of pitted prunes be sure to chop these well
  • 1/2 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts.

 

Now that you have all the ingredients you will want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

12 Cup Muffin Pan
12 Cup Muffin Pan

You should now line your muffin pan (preferably a 12 cup muffin pan) with paper liners or spray thoroughly with cooking spray.

 

Mix the sugar, eggs, oil, apple, raisins, carrot, walnuts and prunes into a bowl of your desire. From experience though it works best in a medium bowl.

 

Whisk together the all-purpose flour, cinnamon, oats, baking soda, whole wheat flour, nutmeg, and salt in a big bowl. Stir in the carrot mixture. Do this until blended.

 

Finally, place the batter into the muffin cups.  Resist the temptation to taste these just yet. I fail to do so every time I make these muffins but they smell so good and the way it looks is just something to behold.

You now need to bake these muffins for approximately 20 minutes, or until you can place a toothpick in the center and if no residue is on it when you pull it out. It’s good to go and your mission is almost complete.

 

I would suggest letting this pan cool on the pan rack for at least 5-8 minutes before you remove it. Or you can learn the hard way like I have so many times and take it out instantly and dive right in. I will leave a link below to a 12 cup muffin pan I highly recommend.

 

Conclusion

That’s it for this post I hope you find these foods delicious and will start eating them soon. Your heart health is very key to your living. You must keep that thing pumping and functioning correctly.

You can do such by starting your mornings off with one or all of these meals. Whichever one or ones you choose is totally up to you.

Healthy Heart
Healthy Heart

Remember they are all heart-healthy breakfasts. My wife helps me make a lot of these. I’m no cook by any stretch of the imagination. She makes these ten times better than I do. So shout out to her. I have to give the credit where it was due.

Have a great day thank you for stopping by be blessed. Feel free to leave a comment or feedback on your own personal experience with these foods or on the post in general. I will respond as soon as I can. Be sure to bookmark or favorite my website. So it will be easier for you to find me.

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My Recommended Baking Pan

19 comments

  1. Wow, what tasty healthy foods! Reading your webpage makes me want to go out and purchase all those delicious ingredients. I like that you’ve described each ingredient, what they are good and the types of vitamins and minerals they contain. I agree that breakfast is by far the most important meal of the day. To bad a lot of people don’t even eat breakfast.

  2. Mmm…. I love all of these breakfast ideas! I honestly can’t function without breakfast…when I hear people say that they ‘forgot to have breakfast’ I’m like….saaaay WHAAAT?!

    I’m super curious about the almond bread…I’m crazy about nuts (even have my own website dedicated entirely to nut butters…haha!) and I’ve never come across a recipe like this. Looks delicious. Do you just use plain/ green yoghurt for this?

  3. Great article. People need to know more about how important eating breakfast is. More importantly how to take care of your heart. It is the most important organs in our bodies. Great recipes too and super healthy. I am going to give the baked apples a shot. Thanks for all the great information.

  4. I love your different breakfast ideas, especially the almond bread, which I will be trying. I just find it a bit busy in the mornings to make such complicated things.

    Do you manage to make one of these dishes for yourself each day? They seem like the kind of things you would need time to make though, like a weekend. Can you make the bread and muffins in advance and freeze?

    1. Yes you can. You could also manage to make one each day. The more you practice the better you will become at it. I can whip up either of these in a very short manner

  5. Hi there. I’ve visited your site before and enjoy reading about your healthy tips. It sounds like oats play a big part in your heart healthy favorites. I used to eat oatmeal almost everyday, but for some reason (I guess maybe I just got tired of it) I switched to other breakfast foods. A lot of the cereal boxes will say heart healthy. Do you think packaged cereal is really heart healthy like they say. I though packages cereals were just mostly junk stuff. I like eggs in the morning, and I like english muffins, and I like yogurt. Thanks for your advice.

    1. Just depends on what you consider to be junk stuff. I eat Honey Bunches of oats occasionally. But you have to watch how much you consume cereal of any kind. It’s not so much the cereal but the milk is what gets you

  6. Hi William,
    The truth is that the four recommendations to keep the heart healthy breakfast food are all good and would share with you, my favorite because I also love raisins and muffins or say!
    If you recommend a good cereal for a healthy heart, wat’s you favorite? and why?
    renan

    1. Thank you and I personally like honey bunches of oats, and just about all of special K’s brand of cereal. They provide a lot of nutrition and heart healthy ingredients. They also taste really good

  7. These are some delicious recipes William. I’m guessing that like me your time is limited in the morning which explains why you aren’t able to do the muffins and the bread on a regular basis. Here’s my questions, 1. How long will the muffins and the almond bread last if I bake them in the evening when I have more time? 2. What do I lose by substituting say Quaker oats for the oats you include in your recipes?

    Thanks

    1. If you put them in the oven and turn the light on. They should last you until you get ready to eat them. You will not be loosing much. Quaker Oats are good for you.

  8. These are some delicious recipes William. I’m guessing that like me your time is limited in the morning which explains why you aren’t able to do the muffins and the bread on a regular basis. Here’s my questions, 1. How long will the muffins and the almond bread last if I bake them in the evening when I have more time? 2. What do I lose by substituting say Quaker oats for the oats you include in your recipes?

  9. Hi there!

    First right off the bat I want to say that the webpage design is really nice, could not have done it better myself. I really like your insights on this subject too. As a health junkie and a fitness freak, I have to say you make solid points and also give out really great advice. The fact that you have the recipe laid out for us is really amazing! I will try the apple oatmeal tomorrow.

    Keep it up!

  10. I can tell you put a lot of effort into this article because you give so much knowledge! As a teenage bodybuilder, I have to watch what I eat, and I love the Almond-Blueberry Oatmeal because I already eat oats. In fact, I ill try that and add protein powder! I love these healthy breakfast ideas, thank you. I will come back for more recipes and nutritious meals!

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