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Five breakfast recipes to get you out of bed

Five breakfast recipes to get you out of bed

It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and thanks to these five delicious recipes I’m coming around to the idea.

One of Jamie’s all-time brekkie favourites is the awesome Huevos rancheros, a Mexican pick-me-up that blows anyone away who tries it.

Jamie is a fan of chillies at most times of day, and now he’s suggesting it for breakfast, so we start with a pickled habanero salsa. That sits atop cheesy scrambled eggs, tomatoes, crispy fried beans and creamy avocado, with tortillas for scooping and mopping. Definitely a wake up call.

After that he has a cook-off with his mate Pete, whom he worked with at River Café. He’s done some features for us, including his amazing salt cod fish with artichoke chips. But today they’re cooking up something much simpler ­– the mighty bacon sandwich. Jamie grills his bacon and serves it in a bloomer drenched in bacon dripping, while Pete fries streaky bacon ‘til rigid, then fries the sandwich whole and serves it up with a mix of ketchup, mustard and chilli sauce. Full marks for effort, full marks for flavour.

What are your favourite breakfasts? We’ve got loads on the site to inspire you. So save the cereal for another time – here are five more breakfasts to get you out of bed.

Eggy bread is one of the most important breakfast inventions of all time. Keep it savoury and it’s great with ketchup or on the side of a full english, make it sweet and you’ve got French toast, add limoncello and you have this frankly ridiculous breakfast, topped with ricotta, strawberries and honey. One for someone you love on a special day.

This is a Scottish classic. Get some quality smoked salmon and you’ll be in for a real treat. It may seem like a lot of flour, but that’s what gives it that stodgy, hearty texture that’s so good with the light egg and salty salmon. It’s one of the best ways to start the day ever.

If you’ve overindulged the night before, it takes something really special to get you out of bed and get you feeling good again. I assure you, the smell of frying chorizo is that something special. And teamed with crispy potatoes, sweet roasted tomatoes, peppers and eggs it will be the most enjoyable hangover you’ve ever had.

These beauties aren’t just for vegans. They’re stacked with flavour and dynamite with the maple syrup (it’s just not a breakfast pancake without maple syrup). What I love most about this recipe is the little pops of juice you get from the tangy blueberries, which really lift the dish.

Jamie may have left the word “pukka” behind but he can’t leave this dish with it. It’s essentially the best bircher muesli you will ever taste, and the really cool thing about it is you make it the night before, so when you come down for breakfast it’s sat there waiting. It’s creamy, full of good grains and hearty stuff, and delicious with some fresh fruit on top.


18 Vegan Breakfast Recipes That Make Getting Out of Bed So Much Easier

Just because you want to eat a dairy- and egg-free breakfast doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself of something delicious. With these vegan breakfast recipes to look forward to each morning, you'll start your day feeling good. Here, we're offering a range of healthy and nutritious options that you can grab on the go, like the Vegan Granola Bars pictured here, or indulgent vegan breakfast ideas that are worth waking up a little earlier to make.

Let's start with a classic that everyone loves: Avocado Coconut Toast. Avocado toast isn't going anywhere anytime soon and for good reason. Its main ingredient has healthy fats that will keep you satisfied all morning long. Create even more flavor by brushing coconut oil on toasted whole-grain bread, then top slices of avocado with flaky salt, red-pepper flakes, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Another breakfast that will never go out of style is granola we have two delicious and nutty recipes&mdashGranola with Dark Chocolate, Olive-Oil, and Maple and Toasted-Coconut Granola. You certainly can't go wrong with either one.

If you want something a little heartier but still nutritious, try making our Vegan Banana Bread. It substitutes unsweetened almond milk in place of regular milk and coconut oil instead of vegetable oil ground flaxseeds are added for a whole host of heart-healthy perks. Looking for a big-time sweet treat at breakfast? Vegan Banana French Toast should bring a smile to your face. In place of the traditional custard, a mixture of silken tofu, unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup, bananas, vanilla extract, and almonds are blended together to create the creamy, sweet base for crusty baguette slices.

Make your mornings a whole lot more delicious with these vegan breakfast recipes.


30 Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas for Your Busiest Mornings

These simple breakfast recipes are perfect for busy mornings.

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But just because you're aware that this meal is crucial doesn't mean you always have time to whip up something delicious. From school drop-offs to busy commutes to squeezing in a sweat session, weekday mornings can often be our busiest time of day. Or, maybe you&rsquore sick of your go-to toast or bagel and need new, easy breakfast ideas. That&rsquos what we&rsquore here for: to provide all the a.m. inspo you need, whether you&rsquore craving healthy muffin recipes or easy egg recipes or healthy smoothie recipes to really power-up your day.

We rounded up the best tasty and filling breakfast recipes that will get you pumped to get out of bed for your morning meal (yes, even on Mondays), including make-ahead options, genius ideas for breakfast sandwiches, and sweet (but secretly healthy!) options that make breakfast taste like dessert. Best of all, many of these quick breakfasts take fewer than five minutes to pull together, or feature five ingredients or less. And since you&rsquore saving so much time on breakfast, you&rsquoll be able to cook one of our favorite healthy lunch ideas or easy dinner recipes later on in the day.


31 Breakfast Recipes for a Hungry Holiday Crowd

I grew up in a small family and have never had much practice cooking breakfast for more than a couple of people. If you come from a similar background, you may have also felt a bit lost and overwhelmed on the rare occasions that you have had to feed a large group—especially first thing in the morning, when your coffee has yet to take effect.

But the holiday season is in full swing, and with that often comes houseguests. That means this could be one of the few times a year that preparing a big, crowd-pleasing breakfast becomes a necessity in your household. Fortunately, we've got lots of dishes to help you get through the season unscathed, from scrambled and baked eggs to airy, fluffy stacks of pancakes and (crucially!) tips on how to make a ton of bacon. Keep reading for 31 of our favorite recipes for easy breakfasts to feed the whole extended family.


51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.

Put some coffee on and get cookin'.

Monkey-Bread Danish
Danish meets monkey bread. Get the recipe.

Red Velvet Pancakes
Sexiest breakfast ever. Get the recipe.

Onion & Arugula Frittata
Served straight out of the pan. Get the recipe.

Candied Bacon
Bacon, elevated. Make a double batch. Get the recipe.

Homemade Toaster Pastries
Mini hand-held pies with frosting. Get the recipe.

Yogurt Biscuits with Honey Butter
A lighter take on a comforting classic. Get the recipe.

Green Smoothie with Avocado and Apple
A healthy start to the day. Get the recipe.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
A treat that won't weigh you down. Get the recipe.

Cinnamon Sugar Waffles
Waffles that taste like doughnuts. Get the recipe.

Baked Berry French Toast
Top chef worthy breakfast, without all the fuss. Get the recipe.

Mini Baked Doughnuts
Cutest doughnuts ever. Get the recipe.

Beignets
New Orleans-style fried dough. Get the recipe.

The Ultimate Bloody Mary's
The essential, spicy hair of the dog. Get the recipe.

Crispy Golden Home Fries
Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Get the recipe.

Egg in a Hole
Talk about a crowd pleaser. Get the recipe.

Mocha Milk Shakes
Grab a straw, and probably a spoon. Get the recipe.

Crispy Breakfast Pita
A nice twist on a piadina. Get the recipe.

Cheddar Biscuits and Gravy
On the table in under an hour. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Banana Breakfast Quinoa
Chocolate for breakfast? Oh yeah. Get the recipe.

Blueberry Buttermilk Biscones
A one-bowl pastry from a southern bakery. Get the recipe.

Ricotta-Stuffed French Toast
Berries and ricotta take french toast beyond. Get the recipe.

Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes
For sophisticated brunching. Get the recipe.

Toad in the Hole
A fantastically frugal egg dish. Get the recipe.

Marmalade Muffins
A jam-filled treat. Get the recipe.

Honey Cornmeal Cake
A golden cake you can eat morning or night. Get the recipe.

Avocado Toast
Smashing success. Get the recipe.

The Big Breakfast Cookie
Make a big batch. Get the recipe.

Breakfast Tacos
Quick and delicious. Get the recipe.


75 Brunch Recipes That Will Make Mornings the Most Delicious Part of Your Day

Imagine waking up each day to a full spread featuring your favorite brunch recipes&mdashincluding mimosas. Okay, maybe that's not entirely reasonable, but we say it's a commendable goal, and we're happy to do what we can to help make it happen (or, at least plan for your next available weekend morning).

Not only are all these plates perfect for family brunches, but most of them can be made quickly, or even ahead of time, so you aren't spending your whole weekend morning in the kitchen. Because it's not really a relaxing brunch if you have to get up early and spend hours in the kitchen to make it.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory options, this list has it all. There are, of course, plenty of dishes featuring eggs&mdashincluding quiches, frittatas, and toasts. But we've also rounded up tons of pancake recipes and breakfast casserole recipes, many of which can even be prepared ahead of time. There are also breads, drinks, sweet treats (looking at you, donut holes), and even simple-but-elegant options like yogurt, or granola.

You can definitely make these recipes any day of the week, but they'd also be great to serve at your holiday feast, whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Christmas morning. Of course, to complete your brunch&mdashespecially if it's a special occasion&mdashyou should also serve a refreshing mimosa. Now that's a brunch everyone will want to attend.


32 Breakfast in Bed Recipes That Are Perfect for Mother's Day

What could be more luxurious than eating fresh baked goods in a bed of soft sheets? Treat Mom to a tasty breakfast in bed this Mother's Day.

A classic for a reason, there's just something so special about breakfast in bed. This is especially true on Mother's Day. Whether your mom (or grandma, wife, mother-in-law, aunt &mdash basically any person who is a "mom" to you!) is always cooking everyone else's breakfast, or is out the door before the meal is served, it's a lovely gesture.

So that means, on May 9, you're going to have to get the mimosas ready and pick out one of these best breakfast in bed recipes for the special woman in your life. Whether she loves pancakes, eggs, a perfect sandwich, or yogurt, we've got it all. And every recipe on this list is delicious and easy to put together, so you really can't go wrong. If kids are around, get them in on the action by letting them know how sweet it is to make food for their mom (not to mention, it's the perfect DIY gift idea). Oh, and let's not forget delivery! These meals will transport easily, meaning if that special person lives close by, but you're social distancing, you can just drop it off at the front door for the ultimate Mother's Day surprise.


Our Best Breakfast Recipes

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Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

Herbalicious Breakfast Casserole

Pesto, fresh parsley and oregano lend plenty of flavor (and color) to Ree&rsquos breakfast casserole. To cut down on prep time, freeze the dish and thaw in the refrigerator the night before you plan to serve it. The next morning, all you need to do is bake and eat!

Pancakes

Avocado Toasts

There are two secrets to these simple avocado toasts: rubbing the bread with garlic for just a hint of flavor and adding a pop of crunchy sea salt on top.

Waffles with Blueberry Compote and Lemon Ricotta Cream

Bobby elevates his waffles with fresh blueberry compote and sweetened lemon-ricotta cream.

Granola

Sausage Gravy Breakfast Lasagna

Homemade Pancake Mix

A stack of fluffy, homemade pancakes is only minutes away when you have this mix already in your pantry. The recipe yields 9 cups of pancake mix, enough to make 4 batches of the pancake recipe that follows.

Easy Cheese Danish

To cut down on prep time, Trisha uses store-bought puff pastry dough for her cream cheese Danish. A simple egg wash and a sprinkle of sugar make them as beautiful as they are tasty.

Instant Pot Mini Frittatas

Make a quick and delicious brunch appetizer or snack with your Instant Pot®.

Banana Sour Cream Pancakes

Scrambled Eggs with Herbs

Fresh, chopped herbs brighten up your breakfast routine in a super-easy scrambled egg recipe that you'll use over and over.

Breakfast Bread Pudding

You can&rsquot go wrong with Ina&rsquos five-star bread pudding. She soaks brioche in a mixture of half-and-half, eggs, honey and orange zest, then bakes until the pudding puffs and turns golden-brown.

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

More than 300 reviewers agree: Tyler Florence's blueberry scones are a great way to start the day. They're filled with fresh berries and topped with a zesty lemon glaze for the perfect sweet-tart balance.

Mini Kale Shakshuka

Molly&rsquos mini shakshukas are perfect for an intimate brunch. Fresh kale lends its vibrant color to the egg dish, which is topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt, za&rsquoatar spice and fresh parsley.

Sheet-Pan Bacon Egg Sandwiches for a Crowd

This ingenious method allows you to fry your bacon and cook more than a dozen eggs right on a sheet pan in the oven, eliminating all that time standing in front of the stove.

Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever

The name pretty much says it all. The Pioneer Woman's take on breakfast potatoes is the best-ever, and it's all thanks to your screaming-hot oven.

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Using cake mix to make yeasted cinnamon rolls cuts down on kneading and proofing time, so they are on your table in less time and with less hassle. The red velvet mix makes them as visually striking as they are delicious.

Breakfast Burritos with Chorizo

Filling and flavorful, this breakfast burrito is packed with chorizo, eggs, hash browns and beans. When paired with a fiery tomatillo salsa, the grab-and-go breakfast is simply amazing.

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

French Toast

The Best Cinnamon Rolls

Once you've tried "from-scratch" cinnamon rolls, you'll never go back! They're light and pillowy and full of buttery cinnamon goodness on the inside.

Muffin Tin Baked Eggs

No crust needed for Trisha&rsquos baked egg muffins. She mixes a base of kale, Cheddar and roasted red pepper, then cracks an egg on top to bind it all together.

Healthy Banana Bread Muffins

Using very ripe bananas keeps these muffins moist and minimizes the amount of sugar you add.

Homemade Breakfast Tarts

Say goodbye to store-bought breakfast tarts. Ree fills a homemade dough with a dollop of berry jam, then tops the tarts with a quick and colorful mixed berry glaze.

Peach Pie Smoothie

Chocolate-Hazelnut Babka French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

Start the day on a sweet note with Bobby&rsquos decadent dish. He uses bakery-purchased chocolate-hazelnut babka for a twist on the traditional French toast, then caramelizes bananas for an extra-special topping.

Acai Breakfast Bowl

While acai bowls are relatively new in the United States, they've been a staple in Brazil since, well forever. Acai is a purple berrylike fruit of a palm tree native to Central and South America. It's packed with antioxidants (anthocyanins) and omega-3 fatty acids. We used unsweetened frozen puree, which has a pleasant flavor with slight olive oil notes. Add the traditional toppings and this bowl is loaded with fiber.

Huevos Rancheros

Though they look extravagant, Sunny&rsquos huevos rancheros come together in just 10 minutes. Homemade tomato-jalapeno salsa comes together in a skillet while she fries the eggs in a separate pan.

Overnight Oats

Whip this up before you go to bed and your future self will thank you.

Breakfast PLT (Pancetta, Lettuce & Tomato)

An upgrade on the classic BLT, Giada piles mini-bagels with a mustard-goat cheese spread, pancetta, quail eggs, tomato and arugula. She uses quail eggs because they&rsquore smaller than traditional eggs, but taste exactly the same.

Shakshuka

This Middle Eastern breakfast is a tasty way to start the day. Bake the eggs in a thick tomato sauce, then serve with warm pita bread to mop up the juices.

The Best Cheddar and Herb Chaffle

A chaffle is a low-carb, cheese-and-egg-based waffle that's taken the keto world by storm. One look at its fluffy texture and crispy edges and it's easy to see why.

Basic Crepe Recipe

You don't have to go to a fancy restaurant to have crepes. All you need is a nonstick skillet (and a few pantry ingredients!). Nonstick is key for crepes, which ensures that the batter won't stick to the pan.

Biscuit Egg-in-a-Hole

What's better than a hot cheesy biscuit straight from the oven? A hot cheesy biscuit with an egg baked right into it! Even better, this recipe makes enough to feed six hungry people.

Breakfast Crescent Ring

The ultimate breakfast sandwich ingredients are piled high inside crescent dough then shaped into a ring for the perfect brunch party recipe.

Pancake Bread

Made with maple syrup and brown sugar, this is a sweet bread guaranteed to please. It keeps well in the freezer too &mdash just throw a slice in the toaster to reheat.

French Toast Roll-Ups

Follow this kid-friendly base recipe, then choose from four filling options for an easy portable breakfast.

Huevos 'Ranch'eros

Ranch-flavored tortilla chips are the star of this Mexican brunch dish. After frying, serve the chips with a tomato-bean sauce, fried eggs and your favorite toppings.

Wafflemaker Hash Browns

Breakfast prep is a breeze when you use a waffle iron to cook frozen shredded hash browns.

Easy Cheese Danish

Grilled French Toast

Who says you can&rsquot cook breakfast on the grill? Prep the apple-berry compote and apple-mascarpone ahead of time and enjoy breakfast outside with grilled French toast.

Egg-in-a-Hole Sandwich

You don&rsquot want to miss Ree&rsquos breakfast BLT. She uses two slices of egg-in-a-hole as the bread for her sandwich, then stuffs the inside with all the fixin&rsquos.

Shakshuka with Feta

Molly adds harissa, a spicy Moroccan pepper paste, to her take on this tomatoey baked egg dish that's perfect for a weekend breakfast.

Corned Beef Homie Home Fries

Guy's loaded home fries aren't just home fries the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives star claims they're a full-blown meal.

Farmer's Breakfast

This hearty breakfast, complete with eggs, three different types of meat and a side of crispy potatoes, isn&rsquot just for farmers anymore.

Jumbo Maple-Pecan Scone

Bacon Lattice Breakfast Pie

Enjoy an eggy and delicious quiche without having to roll out any homemade dough? Count us in. Really, though, we could never deny the appeal of a bacon lattice!

Sunny’s Big Ole Tex-Mex Burrito Omelet

Eggs in Purgatory with Sausage

Put an Italian spin on brunch with this hearty recipe. Eggs poach right in the marinara sauce, while sausage and toasted ciabatta add texture to this saucy dish.

Ellie's English-Muffin Breakfast Pizza

Ellie Krieger uses ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and part-skim mozzarella to give this portable breakfast dish Old World Italian flare. Top the toasty mini-pizzas with chopped Canadian bacon and a drizzle of olive oil.

Strawberry Shortcake French Toast

Apple-Apricot Breakfast Lasagna

Omelet in a Bag

Weekend-style breakfasts are possible mid-week when you use Ree&rsquos breakfast hack: place the omelet fixings in a boil-proof bag ahead of time and, when you&rsquore ready to eat, pop the whole bag into a pot of simmering water for a mess-free meal that&rsquos cooked in just about 15 minutes.

The Neelys' Grilled Steak and Eggs With Beer and Molasses Sauce

Mama Kaye's Salmon Breakfast Croquettes

Food Network Magazine secured this recipe right from the White House it's an old favorite of the Obamas from the girls&rsquo godmother and family friend &ldquoMama Kaye&rdquo Wilson.

Baked Gruyere and Sausage Omelet

The Neelys' French Toast Panini With Grilled Bananas

Spanish Omelet With Romesco Sauce

Corned Beef Hash

Rachael’s Scrambled Eggs With Smoked Salmon

Almost-Famous Cinnamon Buns

Fluffy Pancakes

Whipped egg whites make these pancakes light in texture and give them extra height.

The Best Cheddar and Herb Chaffle

A chaffle is a low-carb, cheese-and-egg-based waffle that's taken the keto world by storm, thanks to its fluffy texture and crispy edges. We opted to use Cheddar for the cheese and added scallions and parsley for a sweet and savory twist on the popular dish. For the fluffiest chaffle, use only finely shredded cheese&ndash&ndashit will blend better with the egg than large shreds.

Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake Bites

These banana pancake bites are loaded with chocolate chips and a touch of ground cinnamon. Plus, they come together quickly in your Instant Pot®. Serve with warm maple syrup for dipping.

Grilled Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches for a Crowd

Why stay stuck in the kitchen when you can grill breakfast for a crowd instead? Not only are these pull-apart sandwiches easier to make outdoors, they are deliciously gooey and satisfying. Trust us: When you flip one side of the sandwich over onto itself, there will be lots of oohs and ahhs.

French Press Coffee

Once you get the hang of using it, a French press delivers consistent results and a heavier-bodied brew. Plus it makes your morning coffee ritual much more enjoyable. There are a few prerequisites: Coffee that is too finely ground will make your final product murky and give it an oily sheen and bitter flavor. If you do not have a coffee grinder, ask the person in the coffee section of the grocery store or your local coffee shop to grind the beans for French press. Water temperature also matters&mdashtoo hot and it can cause the brew to taste burnt. How long to let it steep is subjective so experiment to find your own target time.

Quick and Easy Bacon, Egg and Cheese

Any New Yorker will tell you a good bacon, egg and cheese (BEC) sandwich is the best way to start your day, and most likely you already have everything you need in your pantry to whip one up. The key elements to a great BEC are the melted cheese, scrambled egg that nestles perfectly onto the bread without falling off and salty crispy bacon. To make sure the cheese stays melted, we fold it into the center of the eggs just as they finish cooking so it stays warm. We found that by preparing eggs like an omelet ''package'' instead of scrambling them and topping them with cheese allowed us to adjust the size of our eggs to perfectly fit the size of our bread and hold our cheese in the ideal melted state. When you can't get to your corner deli or coffee cart, you can whip up this breakfast icon in the time it takes to walk out the door.

Cold Brew Iced Coffee

This recipe makes just two servings of cold brew, so if you're new to the method, it will be a good test batch to see exactly how strong you want your steep to be. Once you've found your sweet spot of brewing time, you can double, triple or even quadruple the yield. The strained concentrate will keep tightly sealed in the fridge for up to a week.

2-Ingredient Bagels

These shortcut bagels call for just two ingredients and take less than an hour to come together&mdashno yeast or rising time required thanks to the use of self-rising flour. And unlike in traditional recipes, you don't need to par-boil the bagels before baking. You may want to brush the top of the bagels with egg wash and sprinkle with your favorite toppings, though they will taste great without this extra step.

Hong Kong Egg Tarts

Chinese egg tarts come in a few varieties: these tarts hail from Hong Kong and consist of a puff pastry crust with a slightly less sweet and rich filling than other versions. They are enjoyed throughout the year for breakfast or as an after-school or mid-afternoon snack. In Hong Kong, there are specific bakeries that specialize in egg tarts when a fresh batch is hot out the oven, the beautiful sweet aroma travels down the block to attract customers.

Tortilla Breakfast Wrap

Inspired by the Egg and Cheese Bread Omelet, we made a complete breakfast wrap--tortilla, eggs, spinach, cheese and ham included--entirely in one skillet, for a go-to dish you can make in a hurry. Enjoy right out of the pan or with a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce.

Oatmeal-Glazed Breakfast Cake

This hearty cake is packed with oats, flavored with cinnamon and topped with a warm glaze made with more oats, shredded coconut and nuts. We used pecans, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. It's a great way to clean out the pantry and simple enough for kids to help with. Bake one on a Sunday and enjoy it all week long for breakfast or as a snack! It's delicious at room temperature or lightly warmed in the microwave.


COBB SALAD

Nutrition: 211 calories, 11 g fat (2.6 g saturated), 275 mg sodium, 10.7 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2.5 g sugar, 18.4 g protein

Save 449 calories, 39 grams of fat and 695 milligrams of sodium when you whip up this low carb cobb over the one on Panera's menu. Consuming nearly a day's worth of sodium at lunch can lead to high blood pressure and water retention. Steer clear!

Get the recipe from Diethood.


31 Healthy and Fast Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings

We admit it: There are some (OK, many) mornings when it’s all we can do to will ourselves out of bed and grab a fistful of cereal or a granola bar on our way out the door.

A gourmet breakfast isn’t a realistic everyday goal. But that doesn’t mean we should settle for a sugar rush that’ll leave us sad and hungry a half-hour later. You’d be surprised how many healthy breakfast ideas require very little effort when put into practice.

We’re about to blow your mind with everything from über-easy, make-ahead breakfast muffins to lots of delicious vegan breakfast ideas and healthy smoothies you can whip up in just minutes. Overnight oats recipe? Oh, yeah. We’ve got a killer one of those.

There’s also no need to limit these healthy breakfast recipes to the morning hours, friends. Expand your horizons and try these 31 healthy options to satisfy those breakfast-food cravings all day long.

1. Tomato Toast with Macadamia “Ricotta”

Here’s a vegan take on a classic summer breakfast sandwich. Instead of mayo, a fluffy, rich mixture of nuts, garlic, miso paste, and nutritional yeast is spread on hearty whole-grain bread. Then slices of ripe tomatoes are layered on — we love to mix red and yellow heirlooms.

Season this open-faced sandwich with ribbons of basil or shiso, kosher salt, and fresh cracked black pepper.

2. Avocado Toast with Egg

Sometimes simple is just better. Top two lightly toasted slices of whole-grain bread with smashed avocado and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Layer on two sunny-side up eggs for a healthy dose of protein and you’ve got a well-rounded breakfast.

3. Nut Butter, Banana, and Chia Seed Toast

Try this superfood twist on classic PB and banana, using sunflower seed butter (or your favorite seed or nut butter) and a sprinkling of whole raw chia seeds, which are packed with an amazing array of nutrients.

4. Berry and Yogurt Smoothie

Here’s a simple and delicious smoothie for the morning rush. It takes less than five minutes to blend fresh or frozen fruit (banana and berries work well) with Greek yogurt and a liquid of your choice (milk, juice, coconut water — whatever you like).

This recipe makes two servings, so freeze one overnight and let it thaw throughout the day to enjoy in the afternoon.

5. Berry Breakfast Parfait

One of the easiest, healthiest, and tastiest breakfasts out there is a classic fruit and yogurt parfait. The best part? It can be made with any toppings you like. Choose fruits that are in season to get the best flavor. But in a pinch, (thawed) frozen will do.

6. Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are a perfect on-the-go snack any time of day. Blend frozen bananas, peanut butter, soy milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and a few ice cubes and you’ll swear you’re sipping a milkshake.

If this is a morning snack, keep it in a tight-sealing container and secure it in a pocket in your gym or work bag. For an afternoon boost, prep it the night before and freeze it. Remove it in the morning, and it will be thawed and ready when that 3 p.m. lull sets in.

Tip: Add a scoop of your favorite chocolate or vanilla protein powder for an extra shot of protein.

7. Pumpkin Granola Yogurt Parfait

This one’s perfect to try out as fall sets in. In your favorite small container (with a reliable lid!), layer rich pumpkin pie cashew cream with plain Greek yogurt and a handful of granola, and then sprinkle with cinnamon.

The best part? Pumpkin is a bona fide superfood rich in beta carotene, which is essential for eye health.

8. Quinoa Fruit Salad

A fruit salad of berries and mango gets extra texture, body, and protein from a scoop of quinoa. Toss the whole shebang around until the quinoa is evenly distributed. Then drizzle on a sweet-tart dressing of honey, lime, and basil and toss to coat evenly.

This recipe makes 4–6 servings, so you can prep in advance and throw together a serving or two as you need.

9. Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats

This is the ultimate busy-bee breakfast. Combine oats, chia seeds, blueberries, vanilla, almond milk, and maple syrup in a sealed container and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, top with slivered almonds and half a sliced banana and you’re ready for breakfast. If you’re in the mood for something warm, heat in the microwave for 1–2 minutes.

10. Savory Oatmeal with an Egg

Savory oatmeal? What the… ?! Yes, this recipe takes oatmeal to a whole new level. Quick-cooking steel-cut oats (or regular rolled oats) are cooked in the microwave, mixed with white cheddar cheese, sprinkled with diced red pepper and onion, and topped with an over-easy egg.

Bonus: This recipe has useful tips for cooking in the microwave without making a mess. (We admit it: We’ve wreaked havoc a few times. Sigh.)

11. Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups

Here’s a new way to enjoy quinoa: Make mini quinoa breakfast quiches! These two-bite mini muffins are light and fluffy. And this recipe can be adapted to include your favorite

veggies (spinach or zucchini works well) and cheese (ummmm, cheddar).

12. Quinoa and Chia Porridge

Cooking quinoa in milk (dairy, soy, or almond) with healthy spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and turmeric infuses flavor into this great substitute for a classic hot breakfast cereal. Plus, it’s high in protein.

Simply put all the ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Then simmer, stir, and top with your favorite seasonal add-ons.

13. Banana Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Try this superfood twist on the classic combo of PB and banana. It tastes like breakfast for dessert, if dessert were healthy. All you need is love — in the form of chia seeds, a banana, some PB, and milk of your choice. And time: The pudding can rest in the fridge for four hours, but overnight is better.

14. Zucchini Bread Oatmeal

Turn a classic summer quick bread into oatmeal with this recipe. Adding shredded zucchini and chia seeds to the simmering oatmeal pumps up the nutritional value and starts your day with a serving of veggies. Throw on a handful of toasted walnuts for added crunch.

15. Coconut Yogurt Quinoa Muffins

By this point, it’s obvious we think quinoa makes anything better. So when it comes to muffins, it’s a no-brainer (especially if you add flaxseeds, oats, banana, and applesauce, too). Try these moist little bites for breakfast or an after-lunch treat.

16. Peanut Butter Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please. While Oreos or Chips Ahoy may not make a balanced breakfast, these soft, thick, chewy cookies are a top-notch choice. The recipe calls for carob chips, but you can substitute semisweet chocolate chips.

Plus, you can pick and choose what you like to mix in for flavoring — go for almond butter and raisins in one batch and peanut butter and chocolate chips in another.

17. Banana Zucchini Oatmeal Cups

With oats, shredded zucchini, and maple syrup, this vegan breakfast will start your day with veggies and grains. Make a batch of these baked oatmeal cups in advance, keep them in the fridge, and grab one for breakfast on your way out the door.

18. Apple Crisp Oatmeal Squares

Oatmeal is a great option for a hearty snack or breakfast, but what’s the best way to make it more convenient and portable? Bake it into squares! In this recipe, a crisp topping covers a layer of apples over a base of banana and oats.

Tip: Individual servings can be frozen and later thawed or warmed in the microwave.

19. Morning Glory Muffins

These oat-based muffins (pssst… it’s a Martha Stewart recipe) are packed with healthy carrots and zucchini and lightly sweetened with raisins and a pinch of sugar. Use a mini muffin tin for smaller portions and cut back on the brown sugar or choose a healthier substitute).

20. Healthy 5-Ingredient Granola Bars

These tasty, easy no-bake granola bars will remind you of your morning oatmeal, but you can eat them anywhere you like. This recipe calls for honey, but we like to replace it with maple syrup to make the bars vegan.

21. Zucchini, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Muffins

Any recipe that fits a serving of veggies into a delicious baked good is a winner in our book. These muffins are jam-packed with better-for-you ingredients — coconut oil, zucchini, banana, and whole-wheat flour — plus chocolate chips for an extra bit of sweetness.

22. Breakfast Egg Muffins

Finally, a muffin without allllll that sugar. These are simple to make ahead of time, and they last all week — great for grab-and-go breakfasts. Blend or whisk eggs with spinach, bacon, and cheese, and then pour the mixture into muffin tins. Bake for 15–20 minutes before serving.

Tip: Once they’ve cooled, store them in the fridge. They’ll warm up nicely in the microwave in your office (sorry it smells so good, co-workers).

23. Spinach and Cheddar Microwave Quiche

Yes, it’s possible (and easy) to make a quiche in the microwave! Cover half a cup of spinach with water in a mug and microwave it for a minute. Drain the water and add an egg, milk, cheese, and a crumbled slice of bacon. Mix thoroughly, and then microwave for three more minutes.

Transfer it to a container to eat later or enjoy it right away.

24. Slow-Cooker Sausage and Egg Casserole

Wake up to a house smelling like sausage and effortlessly put breakfast on your plate, all thanks to the beauty and benefits of a slow cooker.

Layer the vegetables, sausage, and cheese in the slow cooker top with a mix of eggs and cream (you’d be fine using regular or nondairy milk for a lighter option) and you’re just one sleep away from a delicious and hearty meal. (And yes, of course you can omit the sausage.)

25. Cheesy Spinach Baked Eggs

Fried eggs are great, but how about baking a whole egg in a muffin tin or ramekin with veggies and cheese, using a lot less oil? A batch of these babies will feed the whole family for breakfast and make Monday feel like Friday. (Yes, you’re a star and they appreciate everything you do.)


55+ Easy Kid-Friendly Breakfast Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Give your kids a great incentive to get out of bed with these easy breakfast recipes.

Trying to get the kids up and out of bed every morning can be a challenge, but add in trying to get them to eat a little breakfast, and you've added another thing to your morning to-do list. And more often than not, getting kids to eat something before school can often be a challenge because it has to be something you can quickly make that will still taste good. Make sure your kids have their most important meal of the day with these easy and delicious breakfast ideas that will save your time, and sanity, during those busy mornings.

Having an arsenal of easy-to-make breakfast recipes will stop you from turning to packaged breakfasts that can be loaded with sugar, salt, and preservatives, and will also help your kids to learn some recipes that they can make themselves. These kid-friendly breakfast recipes are loaded with nutritious ingredients and packed with so much flavor, your kids will devour them in minutes. Even the pickiest of eaters will find these recipes hard to resits. And as a bonus, many of these meals can be made in advance and stored in the fridge or freezer for an even easier morning.