Oat blin (pancake)

Healthiness rating: five out of five avocados / Prep: 15 minutes

If you’re sick and tired of oatmeal, regular or instant, but still want to have your oats in the morning, try to spice your old favorite by making it into a one-pan овсяноблин or oat blin, which is just as comforting and nutritious, plus even easier to whip up. All you need is 2 tbsp. oats, 1 egg, 2 tbsp. milk, and salt – or 2 tbsp. oats, 1 tbsp. flour, 2 tbsp. water, and salt for the vegan option – and a pan, lightly oiled, if needed. Oat blinis are endlessly customizable. Like it sweet or savory, you can treat yourself to a range of healthy and not so toppings: fruit and berries (e.g., strawberries, bananas, kiwis), peanut butter, tvorog, cheese, fish or chicken, veggies – anything you have a craving for.

All-in-one toast

Healthiness rating: three out of five avocados / Prep: 10 minutes

There’s nothing simpler than a toast, especially on a busy morning. Take everything you have on hand, be it sausages, tomatoes, cucumbers, iceberg lettuce, eggs or hummus and avos, put it all on a preheated (in a toaster or on a pan) slice of bread, and have a party for your taste buds! For bread alternatives, you can use lavash, tortillas, or even a fancy croissant

Overnight oats

Healthiness rating: five out of five avocados / Prep: 10 minutes

If you’re on the lifestyle side of the net, you’ve probably heard about overnight oats a zillion times – but have you ever tried it? This is one of the easiest yet no less yummy make-ahead meals that requires no cooking. A day before, you lovingly mix together oats (preferably, rolled oatmeal) and milk in a 1:1 ratio as non-negotiables and let it sit in a fridge to wake up to a ready-to-go jar of oats, with a handful of fresh or dried fruit, berries, nuts, seeds, or spices, if you like so. 

Lazy vareniki

Healthiness rating: four out of five avocados / Prep: 20 minutes + after-cooking cleaning (flour involved!)

Perhaps not as common as oatmeals, lazy dumplings with cottage cheese, similar to gnocchi, are great for weekend or slow-down mornings. They are made as follows: you need to mix 200 gm. cottage cheese with an egg, sugar, and salt; add 3 tablespoons of flour to make a thick but soft dough; divide your dough into bite-size pieces, and get ‘em boiling. Cook for 2-5 minutes and serve the yummies with sour cream.