Ramadan is round the corner! A time of unity, community, joy and elevated spirituality. As I mentioned in the last Ramadan post, fasting regularly is a means for the body to rejuvenate itself. Fasting aids the body to repel, restore and regain balance. These 30 delicious and healthy Breakfast (Suhoor) ideas for Ramadan have been gathered with that very idea in mind. A healthy diet during Ramadan will make the rejuvenation process easier.
So here we go!
Updated – 12th March 2020
Chai Apple and Yoghurt Granola Parfait – A creamy, decadent, no-bake breakfast with all the delicious flavors of an apple pie.
Middle Eastern Shakshuka with Burrata or Feta – A delicious rich Middle Eastern egg dish that is Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and Healthy. Serve with Burrata for extra creaminess or Feta for a salty tang.
Indian Masala Egg Muffins – Indian Masala Egg Muffins are healthy, filling and make a great grab on the go breakfast option. Healthy doesn’t have to be mean boring.
Braised Eggs and Butterbean Shakshuka – This braised eggs and butterbean shakshuka or any variation of it, is what I make at the end of a long week, when the fridge is full of odds and ends.
Green Shakshuka – Poached eggs on a bed of brocolli, spinach and tomato.
Easy Soft Boiled Eggs and Avocado Toast – I LOVE easy soft boiled eggs and avocado toast for breakfast.This is a quick and easy recipe and ideal for Sehri.
Turkish Cilbir – Poached Eggs in Yoghurt – This is a delicious Turkish dish of poached eggs with yogurt (often with garlic mixed in).
Egg, Mushroom, Potato and Spinach Hash- A breakfast favourite with potatoes that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. This is one of the easiest recipes ever and one you will come back to time and time again.
Oats with Blackberry and Cardamom Compote – The tanginess of the blackberries and the sweetness of the honey with the warmth and gentle herby citrusy hit of cardamom is perfect on top of a bowl of hot steaming porridge.
Fudgy in the middle chocolate, oats and date bars – A delicious wholesome snack or breakfast. Plus they don’t require baking!
4 Ingredients Chocolate Flapjacks – These are an easy treat to make and have throughout the week. The best thing about them, very few ingredients and effort are required to make them.
Date and Peanut Butter Balls – One of my favourite and easy go to snacks is these energising Peanut Butter Balls. These Date and Peanut Butter Balls are also a favourite of my kids who love to make them in the blender because they are so easy to make. Also because kids love to press buttons on machines.
Oaty Date and Honey Flapjacks – A great and tasty way to use up excess dates.
Sunnah Inspired Date, Honey and Black Seed Cereal Bar – A sweet, filling, chewy and delicious bar that is ideal for breakfast, brunch or snack time.
Pan Fried Halloumi with Honey and Black Seed – This recipe is for all the cheese lovers. Pan fried Halloumi with Honey and Black Seed is a version of Halloumi Saganaki minus the flour. The best bit? It is ready to gobble up in 10 minutes max!
Turmeric and Saffron Milk – This is a variation on a recipe that my teacher (the Hakim) has taught us and one that we regularly make and drink in class. In Hakims version there is no turmeric or nut butter and we soak Almonds instead and then chop them and add them to the milk. This version is a time saving version but I would definitely try the other version too.
Menemen – Turkish Scrambled Eggs – There is nothing like a delicious Turkish Breakfast spread and Menemen is one of the many dishes you can expect to see at the breakfast table.
Orange and Date Scones – Everybody needs a good scone recipe and this is a gorgeous recipe for Orange and Date Scones that freezes well too. Not as healthy as all the other recipes here but a great recipe to use up dates. Just have a little less.
Barley Porridge, Talbina with grilled Honey Dates – Talbina is a Prophetic breakfast made from ground barley and it has many healing properties. This is the flour I use when making Talbina. I also prefer it with Oat milk in this Barley Porridge, Talbina with grilled Honey Dates
A warming soothing bowl of Talbina is thought to help in the lessoning of sorrows as well as being a healing soup for those who are sick. Whilst barley as a whole grain is nutritious, it is better to have it as a flour in a broth for ease of digestion.
Lemon Aloo Tikki – Melt in the mouth Spiced Lemon Aloo Tikki/Potato Cutlet that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. These are the most scrumptious and delicious Crispy Aloo Tikki ever. They also happen to be my favourite Indian Street Food Snack.
Make Ahead Picnic Bars – A delicious nutritious caramel bar covered in silky smooth dark chocolate.
Mumbai Sandwich on Crusty White Bread – This sandwich like India is vibrant and a riot of colour and spices.
One Bowl Chocolate and Banana Muffins – These one bowl Chocolate and banana Muffins have a beautiful golden dome top and are deliciously moist inside. Brought to life with warm fragrant chai spices, this recipe is the perfect way to use up old over ripe bananas. The best bit? No stand mixer or blender is required here.
Cardamom and Cinnamon Waffles with Blood Orange Yoghurt – Starting my mornings with these Cardamom and Cinnamon Waffles with Blood Orange Yoghurt is my idea of the perfect start to the day. These are wholesome, healthy and delicious.
Figs, Blueberry, Banana and Chocolate Porridge – The perfect breakfast bowl of Figs, Blueberry, Banana and Chocolate Porridge. Fab with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkling of nuts and seeds.
Fig, Stem ginger and Dark chocolate energy bites – Delicious easy pick me up energy bites for a quick breakfast.
Ful – A fava bean stew breakfast that is very popular in the middle east.
Nabeez – A Prophetic drink that is cleansing, alkalising and has many other benefits. It was one of the favorite drink of the beloved Prophet Muhammad صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ (Peach be Upon Him).
Smashed Avocado, Creamed Feta and Dukkah on Sourdough – The dukkah adds a toasty, spicy, nutty, crunchy, flavourful element to this Avo toast recipe
Shakshuka – Tunisian inspired Shakshuka with feta, poached eggs and a rich tomato sauce.
I hope you enjoyed this little round up of 30 Delicious and Healthy Breakfast (Suhoor) ideas for Ramadan. I love these Suhoor recipes and hope you will too. Please let me know if you try any and check out our iftar ideas here. I hope you have a wonderful prosperous Ramadan, full of peace, happiness, connection and joy. Safira