6 Easy Sahur Meal Ideas

As we prepare to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, it also means waking up as early as 4 am to prepare Sahur meals. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the term, sahur is a pre-dawn meal Muslims eat before they start to fast throughout the day. Sahur can be eaten anytime before dawn and normally occurs in the early morning. Sahur is essential as Muslims have to ensure that they eat sufficiently to have energy throughout the day. Meals for sahur can vary for each individual. Some can get by the day with just a glass of water, others fancy having it with dates while for many would be a few dishes spread out on the dining table. In this article, we will be sharing 6 easy sahur meals that not only nourish the body but also the mind.

1. Eggs and Toast

Starting with simple eggs and toast. These convenient sources of energy are easy to cook and require only toasted bread and eggs. Whether you prefer your eggs scrambled, soft-boiled or even sunny side up you are good to go. You can also add slices of avocado for some extra nutrients or if you have extra time, you can also add sides like sausages, or some salad.

2. Overnight Oats

For those that enjoy oats, overnight oats are a great meal option for sahur. The best part about this dish is that you can make them overnight and it doesn't require a complex recipe. All you need is a cup of rolled oats, half a cup of milk of your choice, and a tablespoon of chia seeds. Sweeten with some honey. You can have it as it is but if you are feeling fancy, feel free to add yoghurt or toppings such as peanut butter, banana, maple syrup or nuts for extra protein. And then all you need to do is let the oats rest in the fridge overnight and take it out when you are ready to have your sahur.

3. Fried Rice

If you are looking for a heartier meal, why not make some fried rice from the leftover iftar the night before? This is a household favourite because it is so easy to come together. All you have to do before cooking is to refrigerate the leftover rice and take it out from the fridge when you are ready to cook. You can always use ready-made seasoning fried rice packets or if you don’t have any, you can opt for soy sauce or sambal. Fry it with some onion for that extra fragrance and crack an egg or two. You are ready to start your sahur!

4. Breakfast Wrap

Breakfast wrap is one of the dishes that is packed with energy. All you need is a piece of wrap or a tortilla, throw in some protein such as turkey ham or beef bacon, and add some fillings like scrambled eggs, a slice of cheese, hashbrowns, or even avocados and spinach. Roll it up and there you have it, a breakfast wrap for your sahur. This energy-boosting food will definitely be a great start to your fasting day.

5. Yoghurt Bowls

If you are someone who enjoys cold, sweet and invigorating meals for sahur, yoghurt bowls are one of the easiest and most sustaining meals to have for sahur. You don’t need to whip out any pots or pans for this, all you need is a scoop of yoghurt, some fruits for topping like banana, strawberry, and blueberries, some granola and not forgetting sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup. Throw everything in a bowl and you can have a smashing sahur.

6. All Things Delicious Sahur Set

If you are still conflicted about what to prepare for sahur, All Things Delicious has got you covered. This Ramadan, we have included a Sahur Set which contains essentials for your sahur such as ATD Houseblend Granola, Oatmilk, and assorted dates. These items can be eaten just as it is or you can serve them as a granola bowl or smoothie. Besides the Sahur Set, All Things Delicious has prepared Iftar Essentials specially curated for you so you don’t have to stress about planning meals for break fast! Ranging from Iftar Mini Buffet to Ramadan Set Savers, and Mini Sub Sandwiches, these are excellent options for you and your family to break fast.