I live in Seattle, so "beat the heat" breakfasts aren't something we often have to deal with. But my partner Sam and I are headed to my mom's cabin in upstate New York in about a week where it's generally quite hot, humid and downright sticky. Even in the mornings. It's right on the lake — which you'd think would help — but that's generally not the case, so cool, easy breakfasts that don't require oven time are the order of the day.
I didn't used to be big on breakfast. I'd often just grab a cup of coffee on my way out the door and slip a granola bar in my bag. While some mornings are just as hectic and rushed these days, I try to make a little more time for what's become my favorite meal of the day. Especially in the summer.
This looks like many things: most often it looks like yogurt with summer fruit and a little yogurt or hemp seeds. I'll mix it up with muesli or make smoothies or parfaits. And while I don't often soak my muesli at home, I do while at the cabin because waking up to a nice, cool bowl of oats is, I find, a great way to start a day at the lake.
What do you eat for breakfast in the heat of the summer?
5 Cool-Off Summer Breakfast Recipes
- DIY Granola (pictured) - Megan Gordon for The Kitchn
- Scandinavian Muesli - Eating Well
- Summer Fruit Parfait - Canyon Ranch
- Homemade Yogurt - Bon Appetit
- Mango Strawberry Smoothie - Good Housekeeping
(Image: Faith Durand)