8 Delicious Zero-Waste Breakfast Ideas

Updated: Oct 22, 2020

Healthy Breakfast

BreakfasPour the granola on a baking tray covered with baking paper and use a large spoon to spread it out evenly. Then let it bake until it becomes slightly golden. ing back into our work clothes and rush back to the office. It is not the healthiest start into the day…

2020: Things have been different this year.

Many have switched to home-office either temporarily or - in some cases - permanently. Life has slowed down enough for us to finally change these unhealthy habits and realize that long-deferred new-years resolution:

Develop a healthier morgen routine!

But we did not stop there. Aside from healthy, we also wanted our breakfast to be …



locally grown (if possible)


We bought all the ingredients in a zero-waste store in the city from the local market.

Fuel Your Body with these amazing Breakfast Recipes.  


Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Preparation Time: 5 min

Baking Time: 25 min


Oats 2 Cups

Nuts (Pecan, Almond) 1 Cup

Seeds (Sunflower Seeds, Chia Seeds) 1/2 Cup

Virgin Coconut Oil 1/2 Cup

Maple Syrup 1/2 Cup

Cinnamon 1 1/2 tsp

Coconut Flakes 1/2 Cup

Salt 1 tsp

Dried Cranberries 1/2 Cup

Step 1: Mix the oats, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.

Step 2: Add the maple syrup and virgin coconut oil to the mix and mix again. While you do that preheat the oven at 180 °C.

Step 3: Pour the granola on a baking tray covered baking paper and use a large spoon to spread it out evenly. Then let it bake until it becomes slightly golden.

Step 4: Let the granola cool. It will further crisp as it cools. Add some cranberries to the mix.

Done! We use our granola for our smoothie bowls in the morning. It also tastes extremely good as a topping for vanilla ice cream by the way.

Tip: This is something you can prepare in large quantities. Simply store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature. You can store it for 1 to 2 weeks easily.


Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl

Preparation Time: 15 min


Almond Butter



Maple Syrup

For the Topping:

Chia Seeds

Berries or other Fruits


Grated Coconut

Step 1: Cut the pineapple and banana into pieces and put them into a blender. Blend them well, before adding the almond butter and maple syrup to the mix.

Step 2: For the extra crunch and vitamins, top your smoothie bowl with some granola, fruits, grated coconut, and chia seeds.


Energy Balls

Energy balls made with nuts, honey and dried fruits

Preparation Time: 5 min

Baking Time: 20 min


Dried Fruits 150 g (Dates, Figues, Mango - anything goes)

Nuts 80 g (Almond, Cashew, Pecan)

Honey or Maple Syrup 1 Tbsp

Grated Coconut

Step 1: Cut the dry fruits into small pieces before blending them with the nuts in a blender. Then add some honey or maple syrup.

Step 2: Form small balls and roll them in grated coconut.


There is lots of energy in these little treats. By the way, they are also a great and healthy afternoon snack.



Fresh Juice

Preparation Time: 15 min


Any kind of fruits

What are your favorite fruits? Simply wash them and cut them into pieces before putting them into the juicer. Our personal favorites are carrot and apple or papaya, mango, and orange. The best is that you can prepare a large quantity and store it in the fridge.

When things have to go fast in the morning, you get your vitamins for the day at least. Don’t throw away the leftover juicer pulp. You can turn it into some delicious energy bars.


Energy Bars

Healthy Energy Bars

There is nothing better than fresh juice in the morning to start the day. Unfortunately, while making the juice, the leftover juicing pulp often gets thrown away.

Not anymore!

This is how you can turn your leftover juicer pulp into some delicious energy bars.

Preparation Time: 5 min

Baking Time: 30 min


Chopped Nuts 1 Cup

Oats 2 Cups

Salt 1 Tsp

Pulp 1 Cup

Cinnamon 1 1/2 Tsp

Virgin Coconut Oil 1/2 Cup

Maple Syrup or Hone) 1/2 Cup

Dates (Optional)

Chia Seeds 1/4 Cup

Sunflower Seeds 1/4 Cup

Step 1: Combine the leftover juicing pulp together with the oats, nuts, salt, cinnamon, virgin coconut oil, and maple syrup. If the mix is too wet, add some more oats to the mix.

Step 2: Spread the mix evenly on a baking tray covered with baking paper. Then bake it in the oven at 170 °C for about 20 to 30 min.

Step 3: Cut even squares and let the energy bars cool before you eat them.


Almond Butter Spread

Almond Butter

Preparation Time: 5 min

Baking Time: 20 min


Pecans 2 Cups

Sea Salt (To Taste)

Maple Syrup or Honey (Optional)

Cinnamon (Optional)

Vanilla Extract (Optional)

If you like almonds as much as we do, try this delicious homemade Almond Butter Recipe. It is simply delicious and so easy to make.

Step 1: Toast the almonds in a pan over medium heat for maximum flavor. You can also roast them in the oven at about 180 °C for a few minutes. Make sure they don’t burn.

Step 2: Pour the almonds into a blender and blend them well until they become a creamy paste.

Step 3: Add a pinch of sea salt and a dash of cinnamon. Then pour it into a small jar and store it in the fridge.

Do you like that?

Then you might also like pecan butter. Simply take 2 cups of pecans, a little bit of sea salt, some cinnamon. Follow the same steps as for the Almond Butter and you will have yourself a delicious Pecan Butter Spread.

We eat it as a spread on normal bread. Recently, however, we found out that if you eat it with banana bread, you will immediately find yourself in breakfast-heaven.

So delicious! 


Oat Milk

Oat Milk

Preparation Time: 15 min

Ingredients for Unsweetened Oat Milk:

Oats 100 g

Ice cold Water 1l

Salt A Pinch (Optional)

Additional Ingredients for Sweetened Oat Milk:

Maple Syrup 2 Tsp

Vanilla Extract (A Splash)

Required Kitchen Equipment:


Nut Milk Bag

There is no better way to start the day than with a cup of hot chocolate. We normally gravitate towards normal cows milk. As a country girl, it’s what I grew up with. When I was still in school, my mum would not let me out of the house without drinking a cup of hot chocolate made with fresh milk coming directly from the cow.

Recently however my little baby brother, who is not so little anymore, introduced us to a vegan-friendly alternative: Oats Milk. I was surprised by how good it tastes.

This is how you can make it easily at home... 

Step 1: Pour the oats together with the cold water into a blender. If you want to make sweetened oat milk, add the maple syrup and vanilla extract to the mix as well. Then blend it for about half a minute.

Step 2: Strain the oat milk through a nut milk bag and then store the oat milk in a sealed container in the fridge.

What to do with the leftover pulp?

So many things! You can use the leftover oat pulp to make cookies, add it to your smoothie, or make granola. It is a great nutrient boost.

You can also treat yourself to a relaxing natural face mask. Oatmeal contains avenanthramides, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds which is perfect for dry and irritated skin.

It is also great to treat acne-prone skin as it absorbs oil from the skin’s surface. Just mix it 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey, and an egg white.

Your skin will love it! 

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