There is no doubt that iftaar is the best meal of the day during Ramadan, especially after a long fast, but that doesn’t mean we need to neglect suhoor, our first meal. We know, we know, digging into a bowl of cereal perhaps doesn’t feel the same as tucking into a plate of samosas at iftaar, but maybe it’s because a lot of us don’t shake up our options. But don’t worry, we got you.
Move aside Weetabix, here are a few suhoor ideas to keep you going throughout the holy month.
1. Breakfast Burritos
If you’re looking for a great protein boost for your first meal of the day without all the washing up, breakfast burritos may be ideal for you. Made with eggs, your choice of protein (we like the option of adding leftover keema), cheese, salsa and lots more, these wraps are guaranteed to keep you satisfied until iftaar time.
You’ll just need to take them out of the freezer the night before and pop them in the oven or air fryer come suhoor time.
2. French Toast Casserole
Having a weekend suhoor gathering and not sure what to make? Let us introduce you to the french toast casserole – an absolute crowd pleaser, so much so, that you may need to make two next time!
It doesn’t take long to put together and is a great way to use up any old bread that you may have. Just don’t forget the maple syrup or you’ll be in trouble!
Check out the recipe right here by Dinner then Dessert.
3. Breakfast Egg Muffins
Now for a quick and easy fix. Egg muffins are a superb way of feeding the whole clan, pleasing even the fussiest of them all!
The recipe is simple and versatile; just crack a few eggs into a bowl with your choice of add-ins (turkey bacon, vegetables, cheese, chillies etc), whisk it up, pour into a cupcake mould with butter and bake them until they are piping hot and ready to eat!
Bonus: they are also freezer friendly so you can make them a few days in advance and pop them in the microwave or oven when you’re ready to eat.
4. Overnight Oats
Instead of having to make this a days in advance, you can quickly whip up a bowl of overnight oats so it’s ready for suhoor. The result is a fantastically creamy, delicious and filling bowl of oats that is guaranteed to keep you going throughout the fast.
The best part is that you can customise your overnight oats to your liking, whether that is just simply a splash of milk with some honey or going a bit va-va-voom with chocolate and peanut butter. I always opt for the latter, of course.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Banana Nut
- Carrot Cake
- PBJ – Add in 1 tbsp of peanut butter and 1 tbsp of jam. Chopped bananas also make this one a winner!
- Strawberries and Cream – Mix in chopped strawberries with 1 tbsp vanilla extract and 1 tbsp honey.
- Cinnamon Roll
5. Homemade Granola Bars
Sometimes, committing to a whole meal a few hours after a heavy iftaar may not be how you roll, which is why we love these easy, homemade granola bars as a great accompaniment alongside your suhoor coffee.
You’ll be able to throw in whatever you fancy, from dark chocolate chips to coconut flakes to a variety of nuts and raisins while also adjusting the sweetness to your liking.
Here’s a recipe by Minimalist Baker to get you started!
Happy Ramadan, guys!
By Layla Hassanli
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