Sometimes it’s easy to skip breakfast because you don’t have enough time to spare before heading to work, but I think the biggest reason is not knowing what to eat for breakfast.
There are actually tons of healthy breakfast ideas that you can easily make in the morning, and most of them can be customized for any dietary needs. In fact, I’m sharing over 50 healthy breakfast ideas with you today!
This roundup includes breakfast ideas that are:
- Sweet and savory
- Quick and easy
- Make ahead
- Vegan and gluten-free
- Perfect for a crowd
Here are over 50 breakfast ideas to jump start your day!
Egg White Bites
These Starbucks “copycat” egg white bites are so easy to make! You can mix in a variety of ingredients (like sausage or veggies) before baking, and you can eat them “on the go” if needed.
Overnight Baked Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal
Overnight oatmeal that tastes like a blueberry muffin? Count me in. This recipe makes enough slices for leftovers, and it tastes great with a scrambled egg on the side.
Southwestern Tofu Scramble
If you haven’t made a tofu scramble before, you have to! It’s so delicious. And you can sneak in all kinds of veggies for a feel good hot breakfast.
Mandarin Morning Smoothie
I love a nutritious smoothie that’s easy to throw together. This one is made with fresh mandarins, ginger, banana, and dates to add a little sweetness.
Chocolate Pecan Granola
Homemade granola tastes so much better than the store bought kind, and it has way less sugar. You can eat this chocolate pecan granola like cereal or as a topping for yogurt.
Bacon (in the Oven, Air Fryer, or Microwave)
Did you know you can buy sugar-free bacon? There are a lot of healthier options available, so you can still enjoy this as an easy breakfast idea. Air fried bacon is my favorite!
Overnight Oatmeal – Basic Ratio
The options are endless when it comes to overnight oatmeal. This post has a basic ratio to follow when making your oatmeal and 15 recipe ideas.
Easy Blender Chia Jam
This delicious jam recipe only has two ingredients. And as the title suggests, it can be made in a blender. So easy! Pick any fruit you like and spread it on toast or swirl it in some yogurt.
Kale & Potato Breakfast Hash
Kale and potato breakfast hash is the ideal breakfast for weekend morning. I love the addition of healthy kale to this classic dish. Comfort food at its best!
One Banana – Banana Bread
This is the best banana bread recipe that you’ll want to make over and over again. And, you only need one banana to make it. Warm it up and add some butter for an after dinner treat.
Overnight Baked Apple Oatmeal
We have several recipes for overnight baked oatmeal in this roundup, like this apple version. It’s like a healthier version of apple crisp!
Air Fryer Toast
Did you know you can make toast in an air fryer? It toasts the bread evenly and tastes like something you would get at a restaurant (like fancy avocado toast).
Earl Grey Tea Latte
Make a comforting at-home tea latte to sip on while you eat breakfast, or drink it by itself. This one is made with Earl Grey, but you can use any kind of tea to make your latte.
Instant Pot Non-Dairy Yogurt
Have you ever made homemade yogurt? It’s easier than you think, and it can be customized different ways (like low-sugar and non-dairy alternatives).
Brussels Sprout and Potato Hash
This Brussels sprout hash with purple potatoes is a comforting and filling breakfast to get your day going. It’s one of Elsie’s favorites!
Homemade Hot Cereal
Have you ever had Malt-O-Meal? Our homemade hot cereal is a healthy, nourishing alternative. You can make a big batch of this mix and have it ready anytime you’re craving a hot breakfast.
Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns
Hash browns made with a healthy dose of quinoa, potatoes, and green onions. Add a scrambled or sunny side up egg for extra protein.
Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles
These aren’t any ordinary waffles … they’re naturally sweetened with applesauce and made with whole wheat flour. They’re soft, fluffy, and so delicious.
Stir Fry Breakfast Quinoa With Wild Rice
This ultimate savory stir fry breakfast dish is made with quinoa, wild rice, and topped with an egg (and plenty of sriracha).
Cinnamon and Golden Raisin Bagels
Homemade bagels are fun to make at home, and there’s nothing better than eating a warm cinnamon and raisin bagel fresh out of the oven. These are similar to cinnamon bread.
Tomato Basil and Mozzarella Quiche
Quiche is always a good breakfast idea, and I love the addition of roasted cherry tomatoes with fresh basil. You could bake this on a Sunday and enjoy it through the work week.
5 Easy Homemade Juices
Fresh, homemade juice to jump start your morning. There are five delicious recipes to choose from: mandarin, celery lime, pom cinnamon, green mandarin, and raspberry lemon.
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
There’s nothing quite like an ultimate smoothie bowl experience. This dark chocolate peanut butter smoothie bowl has a similar consistency as soft serve, and the more toppings the better!
Cashew Carrot Quick Bread
I love a good quick bread recipe, mainly because you don’t have to use yeast to make it. This cashew carrot bread is extra decadent with the addition of Greek yogurt.
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
Potatoes of any variety are my favorite food of all time. Once I realized I could make perfectly crispy diced potatoes in my air fryer, I was hooked!
Lemon Ginger Fruit Salad
This fruit salad is so fresh and incredibly addictive. Why? It’s topped with grated lemon and ginger zest. Try it—you won’t be disappointed.
Coconut Coffee Creamer
If you’re a coffee drinker and looking for a non-dairy creamer alternative, this two-ingredient coconut coffee creamer is amazing.
Overnight Strawberry Shortcake Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal that tastes like strawberry shortcake that you can feel good about eating for breakfast? Yes, please!
Easy Kale Quiche
It’s really easy to sneak some greens into your breakfast like Emma did with her kale quiche recipe. You can do the same thing when you’re making a smoothie, too.
Banana and Chia Seed Blender Pancakes
These soft, almost creamy pancakes get naturally sweetened by a ripe banana and get a nutritional boost from chia seeds.
Southwestern Baked Eggs
This is one of my all-time favorite ways to eat baked eggs—surrounded by delicious flavors like black beans and garlic.
Pomegranate, Beet, and Hidden Greens Smoothie
This pomegranate, beet, and spinach smoothie is a delicious way to get your fruits and vegetables for the day. Add some mint leaves to make it extra refreshing.
Cocoa Nib Breakfast Muffins (Gluten-Free)
I try to avoid gluten (and am obsessed with dark chocolate), so this recipe for cocoa nib muffins is one of my favorites. Pro tip: Reheat your leftover muffins in the microwave for the full experience!
Overnight Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
If you’ve never had chia seed pudding before, you’re in for a treat. You can easily switch up the flavors with different mix-in’s and toppings. And this recipe is vegan.
This easy frittata recipe is perfect for a Sunday brunch with friends or family. It’s filled with fresh ingredients and tastes best when it’s made in a seasoned cast iron skillet.
Chocolate Banana Chia Shake
You can never go wrong when you combine chocolate and bananas for breakfast. The addition of almond butter and chia seeds to this shake will give you a little boost, too!
This risotto is very much inspired by the simple and delicious flavors of Quiche Lorraine. If you have leftovers after making this, it’s a perfect dinner idea, too.
Easy Zucchini Bread
An easy and moist quick bread recipe made with zucchini and carrots. Enjoy a warm slice with a cup of coffee.
Elvis Overnight Oats (Peanut Butter and Banana)
An overnight oats recipe for all the peanut butter and banana fans out there. The hearty oats and chia seeds will keep you feeling fuller until lunch time.
Beet and Goat Cheese Honey Bagels
These beet and goat cheese bagels are lightly sweetened with honey and they happen to look as good as they taste. Beets have the prettiest color!
Sweet Potato and Bacon Hash
A delicious, savory breakfast using sweet potatoes, bacon, fresh rosemary, and a perfect fried egg on top. I guarantee this hash recipe will end up in your recipe box after you try it.
Baked Banana Bread Oatmeal
You can make this banana bread oatmeal (made with wholesome ingredients) the night before and bake it the next morning for a warm, delicious breakfast.
Tomato Toast with Basil Cream Cheese
A simple and flavorful toast recipe made with fresh tomatoes and basil cream cheese.
Pumpkin Breakfast Muffins
I love incorporating pumpkin puree into recipes like pumpkin breakfast muffins. These muffins are topped with granola, and extra delicious when served warm.
Buttermilk Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches
Homemade sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches are so much better than the frozen store-bought kind. You can even make these with veggie sausage if you prefer.
Grain-Free Granola (Paleo and Gluten-Free)
A grain-free granola recipe that’s delicious with milk for cereal and a perfect topping for yogurt, smoothie bowls, or chia seed puddings.
Hard Boiled Eggs (In the Oven)
Did you know that you can hard boil eggs in the oven? I like to make a batch of these to enjoy for a quick breakfast or snack during the week.
Chocolate Hazelnut Granola
This chocolate hazelnut granola sort of reminds me of no-bake cookies, although it’s not as chocolatey or quite as sugary-sweet. Don’t forget to add some fresh fruit and yogurt!
Sausage, Potato and Mushroom Skillet
This sausage, potato, and mushroom skillet is whole 30 approved and super comforting. You can make it using a variety of ingredients (like whatever’s left in the fridge).
Pineapple Upside Down Overnight Baked Oatmeal
An easy-to-follow recipe for overnight baked oatmeal that mimics the flavors of pineapple upside down cake.
Cauliflower Breakfast Hash
This cauliflower breakfast hash is filling, packed with flavor, and perfect for a crowd. It’s mostly made of vegetables with a little turkey bacon and eggs for protein.
Favorite 5-Ingredient Green Smoothie
This healthy green smoothie has a juice-like consistency, and it can be thrown together even faster if you made it with frozen spinach cubes. Simply freeze spinach and a little water in an ice cube tray.
Whole-Grain Protein Pancakes
These whole-grain pancakes are packed with protein and lightly sweetened. They have a bold nutty flavor, almost like autumn spices (think cinnamon or pumpkin spice).
Breakfast Root Cake
Root cake is a hearty breakfast filled with of wholesome veggies, garlic, cilantro, and topped with eggs and feta cheese. Such a good way to get your dose of vegetables for the day!