10 Things To Eat If You Only Have 5 Minutes For Sahur


Sharifah Nawwarah •  May 25, 2017

Let's face it - it's not easy getting up in the wee hours to have a meal before sunrise and as we progress into Ramadan, it gets a little more challenging to wake up early to prepare Sahur?Even if you’ve woken a few minutes before the Azan, don't worry! You can still dash to the kitchen for a quick meal. Here are 10 things you can eat if you only have 5 minutes for sahur!

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These food items pack a punch with nutritional ingredients and your daily dose of fibre, vitamins and minerals. All the energy boost you’ll need for the day!?

1. Breakfast Bowl


  • Low Fat Yoghurt
  • Fresh fruits of your choice


  • Pour the desired amount of yoghurt in a bowl
  • Add in fresh fruits of your choice
  • Top it up with NESTLÉ® CORN FLAKES for the perfect crunch!

2. MILO® Smoothie


  • 2 teaspoons of MILO® powder
  • 1 cup of skimmed milk (250ml)
  • 1 large banana (chilled overnight)
  • ½ cup ice

Instructions: Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth!

3. Breakfast cereal

Wake up to a delicious treat with NESTLÉ® CHEERIOS OAT CRISP! We love how this cereal is made of 68% whole grain Australian Oats and is in support of Singapore Heart Foundation. This new delicious way of having whole grain oats will give you the morning nutrition you need during sahur!?

4. MILO® Nutri G Oats

This is your go-to drink if you only have a few minutes for sahur! With 4 different whole grains – oats, barley, wheat and brown rice, paired with delicious chocolate malt, MILO® Nutri G Oats will keep you energized the entire day. Yay for convenience?


  • Pour 1 packet of MILO® Nutri G powder into your favourite cup
  • Add 1 cup of hot water
  • Stir and enjoy!

5. NESTUM® With Fruits

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  • 4 tablespoons of NESTUM®
  • 250ml hot milk


  • Pour NESTUM® into a bowl and add hot milk
  • Stir until consistency is smooth
  • Add fruits of your choice to top it up!

6. French Toast with Berries and Bananas

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  • 6 Gardenia breads
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana, 4 strawberries and blueberries
  • 2/3 cup of low-fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Maple syrup
  • Salt to taste


  • Beat together egg, milk, salt, desired spices and vanilla.
  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Dunk each slice of bread in egg mixture, soaking both sides.
  • Place in pan, and cook on both sides until golden. Serve hot.
  • Top with berries, bananas, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar coupled with a small bowl of maple syrup.

7. Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce

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  • 2 Tbs Lady's Choice Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Lime juice
  • 1 Tbs Ginger, grated or minced
  • 1 Tbs fresh Orange Juice
  • 1/8 tsp Red Chili flake (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 bundle of Soba
  • A couple of peanuts (optional)
  • 5 Broccolis


  • Get a pot of water boiling.  This might add a few extra minutes, but still pretty fast.
  • Add the Soba noodles to boiling water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, lime, red chili, soy sauce, and orange juice.
  • After the noodles cook for about 2 minutes, add the bean sprouts.
  • Cook 1 more minute, until hot.
  • Drain noodle mixture. Toss with the Peanut Dressing and serve.

8. Chicken Quesadillas

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  • 2 medium Mission flour tortillas
  • ½ cup (60 g) chicken strip, or shredded chicken, cooked
  • ½ bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup (25 g) shredded cheddar cheese


  • Microwave the tortillas on a plate until slightly crispy. They will dry out a bit as they cool.
  • Mix the chicken, peppers, and taco seasoning in a bowl until evenly combined, then cook for about 1-2 minutes until the peppers are soft.
  • Spread the mixture evenly on one tortilla, cover evenly with the cheese, then top with the other tortilla.
  • Cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute, slice, then serve.

9. Chicken Loaf and Omelette

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Ingredients for 1 serving

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ bell pepper, diced
  • 2 slices of Ramly's Chicken Loaf, diced
  • ¼ cup (10 g) fresh spinach
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, making sure the egg doesn’t bubble over. Stir halfway through the cooking process.
  • Serve while hot.

10. Mac N' Cheese

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Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • ½ cup (50 g) macaroni
  • ½ cup (120 mL) water
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat milk
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup (25 g) shredded cheddar cheese
  • fresh chives, to garnish, optional


  • Mix the macaroni, water, and salt in a microwaveable mug.
  • Microwave for 2-3 minutes, then stir.
  • Add the milk, cheese, salt, and pepper, then stir.
  • Microwave for another 30 seconds, stir, and garnish with a sprinkle of chives.

So there you have it! 10 super quick and easy recipes for you to try during Ramadan, so you can snooze a little bit more in the morning. Don't forget to set your alarms for sahur ?