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45 Quick and Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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The best collection of 45 Healthy Breakfast Ideas on the web! These healthy breakfast recipes are made with simple ingredients, will keep you full until lunch and taste delicious.

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Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day! If you struggle with “What to make for breakfast?” or often make unhealthy choices, these healthy breakfast recipes will help.

Below you will find well over 40 (or maybe even 50) quick, easy and healthy breakfast ideas that will make your belly full until lunch time. But if you do get hungry in between meals, you might wanna check out this collection of healthy snacks.

Why These Healthy Breakfast Recipes Work?

  • Easy: Simple and affordable real food ingredients you can find at any grocery store, no matter which part of the world you live in.
  • Convenient: Many of these breakfast recipes either keep well in the fridge for days or you can make them ahead. Think a batch of muffins, chia pudding or easy breakfast casserole. Frozen breakfast sandwiches and meal prepped eggs with veggies in containers are perfect for grab-and-go and reheating in a microwave at work. Lots of options here!
  • Yummy: No matter how healthy is the food, if it doesn’t taste good, no one will eat it. All these breakfasts are tried, tested and true on my own family with 2 kids. And many taste good cold!

Bookmark this link for “Cr@p, what’s for breakfast?” moments. And be healthy! I think it’s the best collection of breakfast recipes on the web.

Wholesome Breakfast Pancakes and Waffles

Pancakes and waffles are not easy to whip up on a busy morning, but good news is that they are one of the best foods to freeze. Cook the recipe or double it up, let cool completely, place in a Ziploc bag, release as much air as possible and freeze laying flat for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, pop straight from the freezer into the toaster or microwave.

Healthy Waffles

Super easy healthy homemade waffles with whole wheat flour your kids will love! Double the batch, toast frozen for healthy breakfasts and snacks.

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

These Healthy Pancakes with whole wheat flour are the most fluffy pancakes in the world! Simple ingredients make this pancake recipe so easy to make anytime.

Almond Flour Waffles

Almond Flour Waffles Recipe that will exceed your expectations. Delicious healthy waffles with super simple ingredients. See for yourself!

Almond Flour Pancakes

These Almond Flour Pancakes are incredibly fluffy, delicious and made with simple ingredients. Easy, low carb and healthy breakfast idea.

Healthy Banana Pancakes

Sweet bananas and whole wheat flour make these a high protein, high fiber breakfast perfect for hungry families! Meal prep these for the freezer to have on hand for busy mornings.

Protein Waffles

Protein Waffles Recipe with plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, eggs, oats and no flour or added sugar.

Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes – easy protein pancake recipe with banana, oatmeal and plant based protein powder.

Syrniki

A favorite from growing up in the Ukraine! Syrniki are made with ricotta cheese, flour and simple baking ingredients than pan fried for a light and fluffy melt in your mouth pancakes. Topped with sour cream and fresh fruit, it’s delicious!

Instant Pot and Air Fryer Breakfast Ideas

I absolutely love small kitchen appliances like Instant Pot and air fryer for healthy breakfast meal prep. Eggs, casseroles, oatmeal – you got it. And what I love about both machines is that they are hands off cooking method. Truly set and forget, walk away and breakfast is ready. Perfect for making meal prep on a weeknight.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats are healthy, creamy and the perfect oatmeal waiting for you in the morning. It is a hands off breakfast solution for busy mornings.

Instant Pot Poached Eggs

Get a perfectly poached egg breakfast every time with this Instant Pot Poached Eggs recipe. Whether you like a slightly solid outside and soft center inside or a softer egg white with a runny yolk, pressure cooker delivers consistent results every time in 2, 3, 4 or 5 minutes!

Air Fryer Breakfast Casserole

Air Fryer Breakfast Casserole is quick to prepare, versatile, healthy, and packed with veggies (and optional meat) for a fluffy and flavorful breakfast! Swap out the fillings based on season for a breakfast that will never become boring.

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Easy to peel and hands off! Perfectly cooked air fryer hard boiled eggs are perfect for a make ahead breakfast and be used in a variety of ways, on toast, with skillet potatoes or just on the go!

Instant Pot Egg Bites

Instant Pot Egg Bites make healthy breakfast on-the-go easy. They are copycat Starbucks sous vide egg bites with one main ingredient and same fluffy with no blender. Pair with healthy frappuccino recipe for a real coffee shop at home treat!

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs with consistent results every time. They peel easily, are quick to make and make cooking more fun.

Instant Pot Yogurt

Instant Pot Yogurt with 2 ingredients. Also how to make yogurt without a yogurt button, Greek yogurt, vanilla yogurt, cream cheese and what to do with leftover whey.

Healthy Breakfast Recipes with Quinoa, Oats and Chia

Oats are loaded with fiber, so they are a great healthy breakfast option. No matter how good it is for us, oatmeal just can’t be boring! I always add vanilla, milk, butter and cinnamon to a simple porridge (all eye-balled amounts because I am from Ukraine). Then a dollop of yogurt and often cranberry sauce (it’s a year-round thing here) in a bowl. I despise plain oatmeal!

So, all of these breakfast recipes are full of superfoods like oats, quinoa, chia seeds, nuts and are not boring. All of them are easy to make ahead and help to avoid eating boring instant oatmeal.

Check out these 30 Quinoa Recipes that you will want to make again and again.

Healthy Granola

This Healthy Granola combines rolled oats, dried fruits, seeds, nuts, spices, and natural sweeteners. Loaded with flavour, this easy and delicious grab-n-go snack is a must-try!

Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Make this Quinoa Breakfast Bake Recipe with berries for a week of healthy and easy breakfasts. Serve warm with creamy yogurt and come back to thank me after.

Healthy Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are an easy healthy breakfast you can prepare for a busy week ahead. This overnight oatmeal recipe is basic, you can add any toppings and enjoy warm or cold.

Quinoa Granola

Quinoa Granola Recipe that is healthy, easy, toasted, crunchy and most importantly 6 times lower in sugar than any store-bought version.

Sugar Free Oatmeal Cookies

Sugar Free Oatmeal Cookies are healthy trail mix cookies with oats, flaxseed, bananas, coconut oil, dried fruit and no flour or sugar. Truly sugar free, gluten free and vegan!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Bars recipe with almonds, oats, coconut flakes, natural peanut butter and honey or maple syrup, without a trace of refined sugar or graham crackers.

Baked Oatmeal Bars

To die for healthy and easy Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe with applesauce, carrots, oats, chia, raisins, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and Greek yogurt frosting. Make once, eat all week.

Banana Oatmeal Bars

Easy to make with clean and wholesome ingredients, these Banana Oatmeal Bars are perfect for a portable breakfast, lunch box snack, or pre workout energy boost!

Overnight Chia Pudding

Overnight chia Pudding with perfect consistency and only 4 ingredients. Easy, healthy and tasty breakfast or snack for a busy week.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

10 minute Chocolate Chia Pudding that tastes like dessert with nutrition of a breakfast. Refrigerate for up to 5 days for easy healthy breakfast, snack or treat.

Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

Banana Chia Pudding and Chocolate Chia Pudding combined in a healthy version of America’s favourite dessert.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

With warm spices, carrots, and oats healthy carrot cake baked oatmeal is almost like eating cake for breakfast but way healthier! Serve warm with a dollop of yogurt for a filling meal that will keep you satiated!

Nutritious Breakfast Casserole Recipes and Baked Eggs Creations

What I love about breakfast casseroles and muffins, that you can load them up with insane amount of veggies you would have never consumed for breakfast otherwise. And if you are someone who prioritizes protein intake first thing in the morning, eggs are an egg-cellent choice!

Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

Cheesy Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole is hearty without being heavy, packed with flavor, and uses real potatoes along with bacon and mixed veggies! Best of all, this recipe is super versatile, a wonderful meal-prep breakfast, with just minutes of hands-on prep!

Healthy Breakfast Casserole

Healthy Breakfast Casserole is delicious, easy and has no bread. Make ahead for a crowd, meal prep or clean out the fridge. This egg bake is veggie, protein and flavor packed.

Healthy French Toast Casserole

Everything you love about french toast but baked in a casserole dish! Made with healthier swaps, this Healthy French Toast Casserole is topped with fresh berries or use whatever fruit is in season. Perfect for a holiday brunch.

Crustless Zucchini Quiche

Melt in your mouth Zucchini Quiche without the crust. Tastes so good cold! Simple ingredients make it an easy quiche recipe to whip up any time life gives you zucchini.

Breakfast Egg Muffins

Healthy Egg Muffins with fluffy eggs, vegetables and cheese. Make ahead and freezer friendly breakfast on-the-go.

Crustless Spinach Quiche

This Crustless Spinach Quiche is custardy, low carb and made with a few simple ingredients. Super easy to pull together for breakfast or brunch, this spinach quiche will melt in your mouth. So good!

Crustless Broccoli Quiche

Crustless Broccoli Quiche is a lightened up and healthy version of traditional quiche without the pie crust fuss and extra calories. It tastes amazing freshly baked or cold, for breakfast, snack or even dinner.

Sweet Potato Egg Casserole

Sweet Potato Egg Casserole with shredded sweet potato, eggs and spinach. Make ahead healthy egg casserole perfect for meal prep breakfast, brunch and holidays.

Egg Quinoa Muffins

These Egg Muffins are easy, quick and are great for make ahead breakfasts. With quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and cheese, they are hearty and healthy.

Vegetable Frittata

Vegetable Frittata incorporates leftover veggies, cheese and eggs baked until custardy and creamy. Healthy, protein packed breakfast or brunch.

Grab-and-Go Meal Prep Breakfast Ideas

If you are looking for a true meal prep breakfast that you can cook and portion out on Sunday, these 2 recipes are for you! You can freeze breakfast sandwiches for months and reheat at work. The Mexican inspired meal prep tastes even good cold. So good and healthy!

Healthy Breakfast Sandwich

Healthy Breakfast Sandwich with eggs, veggies and whole wheat bun. Meal prep dozens at a time, freeze and reheat for breakfast from frozen. Perfect for hectic mornings and you have total control over the ingredients.

Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep

Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep with broccoli, cauliflower, bell pepper, eggs, salsa and whole grain toast for protein packed and veggie loaded breakfast on the go.

Healthy Enough for Breakfast Muffins

If muffins are not loaded with refined sugar and all-purpose flour, they qualify as a healthy breakfast. And how convenient they are to grab and run out of the door, not to mention that I swear my children will eat almost anything in a shape of a muffin.

All these healthy muffin recipes are made with whole foods and are refined sugar free. Some are even honey and maple syrup free.

Hungry for more? Check out these healthy muffin recipes. I love baking muffins!

Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

Healthy Morning Glory Muffins made with wholesome ingredients, are low in sugar and high in fiber. Nutty and hearty moist muffins with crispy edges for healthy breakfast or a snack.

Almond Flour Banana Muffins

Almond Flour Banana Muffins is easy, low carb, paleo and gluten free banana muffin recipe with no added sugar, melt in your mouth texture and perfect for healthy breakfast.

Almond Flour Muffins

Naturally refined sugar free, oil free, gluten-free and with a hint of lemon these almond flour muffins are healthy, delicious and perfect for a grab and go breakfast. Almond flour keeps these muffins light and fluffy with a slight nutty taste. You might like to browse all my gluten free muffins!

Healthy Banana Muffins

Healthy Banana Muffins with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and no sugar. Moist, delicious, easy and kids love these healthy muffins.

Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins

These Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins are packed with juicy blueberries to create tender, fluffy, moist muffins! All you need are 8 healthy, wholesome ingredients to make these naturally gluten-free blueberry muffins.

Healthy Carrot Muffins

Healthy Carrot Muffins with applesauce, oats or bran, whole wheat flour and honey. Your family will love them!

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

Healthy Blueberry Muffins are extremely fluffy, moist and absolutely delicious with fresh or frozen blueberries. Easy, kid approved muffin recipe with fantastic reviews!

Healthy Strawberry Muffins

Bursting with berries, healthy strawberry muffins are a family favorite, especially in the summertime! Whole grains, low sugar and low oil, these muffins are light and fluffy from Greek yogurt.

Healthy Blueberry Banana Muffins

Moist and fluffy with yogurt, naturally sweetened and whole grain healthy blueberry banana muffins are bursting with fresh berries! This version of banana muffins will be a new favorite.

Refined Sugar Free, Moist and Delicious Breads

Moist, lightly sweet, and made with whole wheat flour or almond flour, a slice of quick bread is a glorious breakfast option. Even if you are not much of a baker, quick breads are not delicate baking recipes and are easy to make even for a novice cook. As long as you follow the recipe! Enjoy a slice on its own or spread with a bit of butter, cream cheese or peanut butter. It’s all healthy in moderation.

While all these are easy quick bread recipes, baking is a science and I highly recommend to follow them as written. For example, unfortunately, you can’t substitute wet sweetener with powdered as it will offset liquid:dry ingredients ratio and recipe will not turn out.

Almond Flour Banana Bread

Almond Flour Banana Bread is a moist, melt in your mouth loaf your entire family will love! Paleo, low sugar and gluten free. Your kids will go bananas for it!

Healthy Zucchini Bread

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat flour and low sugar and low fat. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe.

Healthy Apple Bread

Easy and moist Healthy Apple Bread loaded with 4 cups of apples and warm spices that will make your house smell amazing when baking. Made with whole grains and no refined sugar this apple quick bread recipe is naturally sweet, hearty and absolutely delicious.

Almond Flour Pumpkin Bread

Healthy Almond Flour Pumpkin Bread is moist and fluffy, packed with warming pumpkin pie spices and topped with crunchy pumpkin seeds. Naturally gluten free, refined sugar-free and oil-free.

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread with perfect texture, is incredibly delicious, moist and made with 4 basic ingredients. It tastes like cake and will become a hit and repeat among your family and friends!

Healthy Banana Bread

Moist Healthy Banana Bread with applesauce, no sugar and low fat. It is so delicious you won’t know it is healthy. Comes together in one bowl with simple ingredients.

Healthy Lemon Zucchini Bread

Healthy Lemon Zucchini Bread that is super moist, lemon-y, sweet and so soft. It will blow your mind! Great for dessert and healthy enough for breakfast or snack.

Fruity Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Looking for a change to savory breakfasts? Meet these fruit breakfast options made with fresh or frozen fruit, seeds, nuts and protein.

Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Almond Breakfast Smoothie is a complete healthy breakfast on the go. Make in 3 minutes, sip on while driving.

Brown Rice Pudding

Tired of eggs and oats for breakfast? Try this Healthy Brown Rice Pudding Recipe for a week of easy breakfasts made with brown rice, almond milk, chia seeds, raisins, frozen fruit, maple syrup and Greek yogurt.

Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Cake is something between bake, cake and casserole. Soft, sweet, easy and absolutely delicious!

Ukrainian Sweet Lazy Pierogi (Vareniki)

In Ukraine, my mom or grandma would make these Lazy Pierogi for breakfast! My lazy version of cheese vareniki are sweet dumplings made with ricotta and flour, quickly boiled, and then served with jam.

Healthy Fruit Salad

A refreshing Healthy Fruit Salad is always welcome at any breakfast or brunch! With a zesty honey lemon dressing, everyone will love this blend of grapes, berries, kiwis, pineapple and mango.

Potatoes for Breakfast? Yes, Please!

Still looking for more healthy breakfast ideas? Being from Ukraine, I can assure you that we can eat potatoes for breakfast. They are full of complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and nutrients, especially if you keep the skin on.

Hungry for lunch now? Check out our collection of 65 healthy lunch ideas.

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash makes a healthy 30 minute breakfast, brunch or dinner. It’s an easy and hearty skillet with chopped sweet potatoes, kale, sausage and eggs. So good!

Ukrainian Breakfast Potatoes

These Ukrainian Breakfast Potatoes combine crispy skillet potatoes with bacon for a hearty, savory addition to your breakfast table. All you need is just 5 ingredients (salt and pepper included!) for a delicious and easy breakfast!

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45 Quick and Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas

45 Quick Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas: Breakfast Sandwich

The best collection of 45 Healthy Breakfast Ideas on the web! These healthy breakfast recipes are made with simple ingredients, will keep you full until lunch and taste delicious.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 sandwiches
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Olena Osipov

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs large
  • 4 cooked chicken or turkey sausages diced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper finely chopped
  • 5 kale leaves rib removed and chopped (or a few handfuls of spinach)
  • 1 tbsp oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup any milk or water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 12 whole wheat burger thin buns English muffins or bagels
  • 12 slices of any cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking spray I use Misto

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spray large 16 x 11 rimmed baking sheet generously with cooking spray.
  • Veggies: Preheat large skillet on medium heat and add oil. Add onion and saute for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add bell pepper and saute for another 3 minutes. Add kale or spinach, a pinch of salt and pepper, and saute for 1 more minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Eggs: In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, baking powder, a pinch of salt and pepper. Add cooked veggies, sausage and combine with spatula.
  • Pour egg mixture onto previously prepared baking sheet moving sausage and veggies around to even them out. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
  • Remove eggs from the oven, loosen them up from the edges with spatula and cut into 12 squares (I use same spatula). Then gently separate squares from the baking sheet on the bottom.
  • Assembly: Cut 12 pieces of parchment paper 1 inch wider than a bun. Cut 12 pieces of aluminum foil twice wider than a bun. Place egg on the bottom part of bun, top with cheese and then top part of bun. Wrap tightly first in parchment paper followed by aluminum foil.

Reheating:

  • Option #1 (crispy): Remove wrapping and bake in preheated oven to 425 degrees F: fresh – 10 minutes, frozen – 15-20 minutes.
  • Option #2: Place wrapped sandwich onto preheated panini press and cook for 10 minutes – if fresh, 15 minutes – if frozen.
  • Option #3: Remove foil and microwave in 45 seconds increments. Microwaves vary, so you will have to experiment how long.
  • Option #4 (crispy): Bake uncovered in a toaster oven – watch closely for time as ovens vary.

Store: Refrigerate wrapped breakfast sandwiches for up to 5 days.

    Freeze: Freeze in a resealable gallon size bag for up to 3 months.

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      Nutrition

      Serving: 1g | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 214mg | Sodium: 785mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g

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      1. 5 stars
        I really like these recipes so much that I use them. The healthy bread and muffins are my whole families favorite.

      2. 5 stars
        Very good Ideas for those people whose family members both goes to job and want fast breakfast and the article is good.

      3. Regarding your overnight oats, the recipe calls for 3/4 cup milk and 1/2 cup oats to be mixed in an 8oz (1cup) jar… am I missing something or won’t that just overflow the jar?

        1. From the post “If you want to use smaller jars (pictured), add scant (1-2 tbsp less) of milk and oats, so jars don’t overflow. If you would like to add toppings in the morning, use bigger jars.” Hope this helps.:)

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