For most people, mornings suck. They’re busy, hectic, and just filled with pure stress.
Honestly, the majority of my mornings are spent flapping around in a panic, trying to get myself ready to leave on time.
If I get out the door when I’m supposed to with 90% of my clothes and belongings with me, I count it as a win.
When you add kids, pets, and a commute to this chaos, it’s no wonder that breakfast goes out the window! Who has the time?
Simple Breakfast Recipes
While breakfast might not be high on your list of priorities in the morning, it really should be. We always get told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it is true.
Breakfast breaks the fast that you’ve kept while sleeping. It wakes your body, brain, and systems and prepares them for the day. If you get a nutritious, balanced breakfast, you’re going to find the day a lot easier to deal with.
Fear not, my fellow morning haters, I have some good news. There are a few ways to make sure that you get a healthy breakfast amid the carnage of a morning!
What I’ve got for you here is a huge list of simple, easy to prepare breakfasts that are healthy and nutritious. Many of these breakfasts you can just grab from the refrigerator in the morning.
Prepare the Night Before
What we love about these recipes is that you just need to grab them out of the refrigerator in the morning. If you don’t have time to eat before you leave, you can eat them on the tube or at your desk.
And if you want even more breakfast inspiration, make sure you check out our list of sweet bread recipes for breakfast or these delicious brunch recipe ideas!
Apple and Cinnamon Overnight Oats
This takes minutes to prepare the night before. You simply throw it all into a container and pop it into the refrigerator!
This casserole has all your favorite breakfast foods including egg, sausage, bacon, and spinach! It’s a hearty, healthy meal you can eat hot or cold.
If you’ve got five minutes to sit and eat, try warming it up in the microwave. If you’re in a rush, just grab a slice on your way out.
Seeded Maple Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please!
These cookies are loaded with healthy and nutritious seeds, nuts, and whole grain oats. They have a dash of maple syrup for sweetness and some nut butter to hold them together.
As well as being incredibly delicious, these cookies are super good for you. The nuts are an excellent source of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies
More cookies for breakfast!
These cookies are incredible. They have the delicious, homely flavor of banana bread which is guaranteed to put a big ol’ smile on your face in the morning.
Bacon, Avocado, Hash Brown, Egg Cups
These are one of my all-time favorite breakfasts! They’re deceptively easy to make and incredibly delicious!
Once they’re baked and cooled, you just pop them in the fridge for the mornings. They’ll last you most of the week, which is great!
Raisin and Oat Flapjack Bars
These are easy to make, bake, and store. You can grab one on your way out the door to eat in the car or on your commute.
You can switch up the fruit you put in these bars to have some new flavors every week. Also, these are great snacks for the kids, or your lunch box.
5 Ingredient Granola Bars
There is so much to love about these granola bars. They are healthy, filling, and full of good energy. Then there’s the fact that you can customize them any which way you want.
Don’t like peanut butter? No problem, have almond butter instead. Want a bit more sweetness? Add some chocolate chips.
Blueberry Breakfast Cake
This is ideal for those mornings where you need something sweet to get you through the day!
This cake will work with any kind of fresh berries or fruits, so you can keep it seasonal if you prefer.
The other great thing about this cake is that it can be frozen, perfect for keeping for a later date.
Slow Cooked Berry Breakfast Quinoa
If you have a slow cooker lying around, you have to try this recipe. All you need to do is put the ingredients in your slow cooker and leave it on low overnight.
When you wake up in the morning, you’ll have a wonderfully warm breakfast waiting for you! This is ideal for those colder winter mornings when you need a bit of a pick me up.
Slow Cooker Oatmeal
If you’re not a quinoa fan or just prefer some oatmeal, you can plop that in the slow cooker too.
What’s great about this recipe is that you can add whatever fruits you like to suit your taste. Then you just leave it overnight and wake up to a hearty oatmeal breakfast.
Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats
Perfect for fall mornings, these pumpkin spice overnight oats are so easy to prepare and super delicious.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it includes coffee, which means you get a caffeine kick right when you need it.
Muffins are one of my absolute favorite foods. It’s the soft texture, sweet fruits, and the addition of crunch oats that just makes my mouth water.
What’s awesome about muffins is that they are relatively easy to bake and super easy to grab in the morning.
This recipe uses bananas and blueberries, but you can substitute for whatever fruit or flavors you prefer.
These recipes are also prepared the night before, but they require a bit of warming up. They only need to be blasted for a few minutes before they’re ready to go.
Ideal for colder mornings, these breakfasts can be microwaving while you’re doing your hair or getting dressed. They are still super easy and low effort on those chaotic mornings.
Pre Packaged Breakfast Sandwiches
These are sort of like a build-your-own McMuffin, only healthier. You can pre cook the veg and eggs before assembling and freezing. Then all you need to do is heat one up in the microwave before you head out.
Easy to prepare and personalize, these breakfast quesadillas are a must-try recipe! You can throw them in the freezer and heat up when you want them.
These are one of the best breakfasts around. You can make a huge batch of whatever filling you want and freeze individual portions inside the tortilla. Then you literally just grab, zap, and go.
Frozen Croissant Sandwiches
If you want to get a bit continental, these delicious mini breakfast sandwiches are absolutely perfect. They can be filled with eggs, bacon, ham, veg, whatever you like.
I always love the idea of pancakes for breakfast, but honestly, who has the time?
These pancakes can be frozen in a stack so long as you put some parchment paper between each pancake.
In the morning, you can just break off however many pancakes you want and heat them up. Serve with fruit and syrup or butter and bacon for a delicious breakfast.
Cheese and Bacon Grits
Grits are a firm favorite down south, as are cheese and bacon. This recipe can’t go far wrong in our eyes.
Once cooled, you can portion it out and freeze individual slices.
Vegetable Egg Muffins
These muffins can be enjoyed warm or cold. However, if you’re going to freeze them then you definitely need to zap them in the microwave before you try to eat them!
Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Breakfast Bake
This might be a controversial breakfast, but we think it’s delicious! The pineapple gives a beautifully sweet twist that really complements the saltiness of the ham.
Once you’ve baked the casserole, you can portion it out and freeze it. It is super simple to make and even easier to reheat.
Breakfast Bread Sandwich
This is probably pushing the limit of healthy, but it just looked too delicious not to include!
If you wanted to make it healthier, you could swap the sausage for some egg and vegetables.
Slow Cooker Vegetable Frittata
This is similar to the egg muffins, except that you can literally let it cook overnight while you sleep. Then, in the morning, you can wake to freshly cooked frittata!
After that first slice, you’re going to want to portion it up, let it cool and then freeze. You can heat it up when you’re ready.
Frozen Citrus Fruit Cups
These are super refreshing and incredibly easy to make.
These aren’t, strictly speaking, microwave food as you don’t eat them hot. However, you are supposed to leave them to defrost for 30 minutes before serving.
If you haven’t got time for that in the morning, you can stick them in the microwave for a few seconds.
Make in the Morning Meals
These meals are a bit more involved. You’ll have to spend some time in the kitchen making them. They’re still super easy, healthy, and delicious. However, you’ll want to attempt these meals on days when you’re not rushing so much.
These are ideal for weekend brunches or holiday breakfasts when you don’t have to head to work.
Poached Egg on Toast
I know that some people find poached eggs tricky, but the key is to leave them alone. Don’t bother with vinegar or spinning water. Just plop them in and let them cook.
Poaching eggs is super quick and incredibly delicious. You can spice things up by adding some avocado or bacon on the side.
This is a great way to get a jump start on your five-a-day. Plus, it is comfortingly warm on those cold mornings.
Omelets are so tasty, and they only take a few minutes to cook. You can stuff them full of your favorite fillings to make them even better.
And, hey, if you don’t get the flip right, well, you’ve just made delicious scrambled eggs!
This breakfast is supercharged with vitamin C and iron. It’s the perfect way to start your day, and it’s incredibly easy to make!
For something completely different, try this middle eastern breakfast dish.
The eggs are poached in a tomato sauce and seasoned with some light spices. It is incredibly tasty, easy to make, and really hearty and warming.
Three Grain Oatmeal
For this recipe, you are going to toast the oats, barley and spelt in a frying pan before cooking them off with milk. The best thing about this recipe is that you can toast the grains in batches and store them for months.
Baked Salmon and Eggs
This is sort of like a Panera bread bowl, except you’re going to fill it with salmon and egg instead of soup.
Melon and Crunchy Bran Pots
We love the added crunch of this yogurt pot. It makes it much more appetizing and gives your digestive system a boost!
I’m a big fan of breakfast smoothies. They are so easy to make, and they are super delicious. I love that you can play about with flavors and ingredients to your heart’s content.
While we’re talking about smoothies, why not try smoothie bowls. You can add some extra ingredients that will help make you feel fuller for longer.
Scrambled eggs are my go too. They’re super easy and quick to make. Plus, you can add a lot of ingredients to suit your tastes.
This recipe calls for Gruyère and bacon, but I’m a big fan of mushrooms and spinach.
PB & J Overnight Oats + 34 Simple But Healthy Breakfast Recipes
A simple peanut butter and jelly overnight oats recipe has tons of flavor but still healthy, high in fiber, protein, and low in sugar!
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon PB2 powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar-free strawberry jam
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Combine all ingredients in a jar or bowl and stir together. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove and eat cold or heat for 1 minute in the microwave.
Can use any flavor sugar-free jam or jelly preferred. If not sweet enough, add 1 teaspoon of your preferred sweetener.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 7g
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