No idea what to cook for the first meal of the day? These healthy breakfast ideas are loaded with nutritious ingredients that will fill you with energy all day. Plus, they are easy to make and cook during the week.
It’s no secret that, for most people, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
From eggs and avocado toast to fluffy pancakes and oats, there’s so much to love about getting out of bed.
These easy breakfast ideas are a great way to kickstart your morning without overcomplicating things.
Thanks to their healthy, wholesome, and nutritious ingredients filled with long-lasting energy, these recipes will keep you full for hours.
These healthy breakfasts are rich in fiber, protein, healthy fats, and plenty of nutrients.
And if you’re a meal prep fan, there are tons of healthy recipes that you can make ahead of time and pop in the fridge for the week.
25 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That You’ll Love!
Oats, eggs, granola, smoothies, breakfast cookies, pancakes, muffins, avocado on toast, breakfast bowls, and more. No matter what you love, here you’ll find sweet and savory healthy breakfast recipes you can enjoy at home or on the go.
Healthy kick: Rich in fiber and protein. Add vitamins and nutrients with fruit and healthy fats with a spoonful of peanut or almond butter.
If you’ve been looking for a quick and easy breakfast that’s ideal for busy mornings, then you’ll love these fiber-rich overnight oats!
You can eat them the old-fashioned way with just a splash of almond or coconut milk.
But I love mixing them with flax seeds, chia seeds, fresh berries, and a dollop of yogurt for a hit of antioxidants, protein, and extra creaminess!
As overnight oats usually last 3 or 4 days in the fridge, I’ll prep this recipe in a few separate mason jars and grab a single portion each morning.
Also try: Strawberry Overnight Oats
Healthy Egg Muffins
Healthy kick: Rich in protein and veggies.
These healthy egg muffins are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for days when you don’t feel like cooking (but still want a well-balanced meal!).
They’re ready in minutes, and you can prep three different variations to keep things interesting.
Keep the base ingredients the same, and throw in everything from tomatoes to mushrooms and parmesan for the ultimate, savory breakfast.
They also hold up well in the fridge, making them perfect for meal prepping. But I’m a sucker for these eggy delights straight out of the oven.
Banana Baked Oatmeal
Healthy kick: Rich in fiber, healthy fats, protein, and naturally sweetened.
Who doesn’t love a comforting bowl of baked oatmeal on those chilly winter mornings? I know I do!
This vegan recipe switches out a traditional sugar and milk blend for healthy fats, natural sweeteners, and a hefty helping of fiber for a super healthy breakfast.
Oh, and did I mention that the maple syrup works beautifully with the rich coconut and crunchy walnuts?
For more indulgence, don’t be afraid to top your oats with a spoonful of peanut butter!
Oil Free Granola
Healthy kick: Rich in fiber and healthy fats to keep you full for longer.
This homemade oil-free granola comes together in just 35 minutes and stores well for 2-3 weeks (hello fuss-free mornings!).
The combination of crunchy seeds and nuts contrasts beautifully with the soft baked fruit for an incredibly interesting mouthfeel.
And unlike other granola recipes, this one can be made gluten-free, dairy-free, and without added sweeteners!
To keep things fresh each time you make it, don’t be afraid to switch up the mix-ins and toppings.
Cashews, apricots, chia seeds? The sky’s the limit!
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Healthy kick: Rich in whole grain fiber and a touch of dark chocolate for a dose of antioxidants in the morning.
Cookies for breakfast? Yup – you read that right!
These healthy breakfast cookies are nutritious, ready in a flash, and ideal for commuters who need something portable (that won’t spill!).
The rich dark chocolate tastes amazing with the smooth coconut oil and chia seeds, and the rolled oats lend these biscuits a sturdy texture and tons of fiber.
And hey – these guys are also the perfect antidote for mid-morning cravings or the post-lunch slump!
Healthy kick: Plenty of protein from Greek yogurt, plus nutrients from berries.
I make these yogurt parfaits almost every week, and they never fail to have me springing out of bed as they taste just like an indulgent dessert.
Not only are these parfaits ready in minutes, but the fresh fruit, crunchy granola, and coconut shavings are total palate-pleasers.
Oh, and don’t even get me started on the kick of protein that Greek yogurt brings to the table!
Dessert for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do!
Breakfast Frittata Sandwich
Healthy kick: This one has it all - protein, carbs, and plenty of greens!
This balanced and delicious frittata sandwich is all you need to hit the ground running in the mornings.
It’s loaded with basic ingredients like eggs, parmesan, and baby spinach for an incredible mix of vitamins and macronutrients.
Throw in the summery flavors from the sun-dried tomatoes, the softness of the ciabatta, and the crispy bed of lettuce, and it’s easy to see why I adore this recipe.
Want even more good news? You can freeze these bumper breakfast sammies for those uber-busy days!
Also check: Avocado Sandwich
Vanilla Chia Pudding
Healthy kick: Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are super nutritious. They’re packed with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and many micronutrients.
This vanilla chia pudding is one of my favorite healthy breakfast options for anyone with a sweet tooth.
I usually top this pudding with plenty of fresh berries for an extra hit of vitamins in the morning!
But you can add a spoonful of homemade Nutella for extra indulgence or if I’m having it for dessert.
Believe it or not, this pudding takes just minutes to throw together, contains tons of healthy fats, and is entirely dairy-free, thanks to coconut yogurt.
Talk about a vegan recipe that does it all!
Healthy kick: Plenty of greens, fiber, and vitamins.
This green smoothie is a great option to improve your immune system and energy levels with a balanced and vitamin-filled breakfast.
The sweetness from the fruit perfectly counteracts any bitterness from the leafy greens. Honestly, you won’t taste the spinach at all!
Plus, starting your day with this smoothie makes hitting your 5-a-day so easy!
You can also supercharge your morning by adding everything from turmeric to chia seeds to your drink for an antioxidant boost.
Just don’t blame me when you become a fully-fledged morning person!
Also try: Healthy Berry Smoothie
Healthy kick: Rich in protein and vitamin-rich veggies.
This frittata is bound to start your day off on the right foot as it’s loaded with healthy veggies, earthy herbs, and creamy cheese.
I’m a sucker for the broccoli and feta version.
But this recipe features five moreish variations, from mushroom mixes to cherry tomatoes and iron-rich spinach!
It’s best eaten straight out of the oven, as the slightly crispy top is just sublime.
But it also reheats like a dream for those lazy Sunday mornings when you’re just a tad hungover!
Blender Breakfast Muffins
Healthy kick: Plenty of fiber and complex carbs to keep you full for longer.
When I’m feeling sluggish and want something that’s pretty hands-off, being able to whip out my trusty blender for this recipe is perfect.
So, grab your muffin tins, oats, granola, dried berries, and a few delicious spices, and you’ll have a balanced breakfast in no time.
I typically make these ahead for breakfast throughout the week. But these bite-sized muffins are just as delicious during a snack attack!
Vegan Granola Bars
Healthy kick: Plenty of fiber, healthy fats, and naturally sweetened.
You won’t believe how easy these fudgy vegan granola bars are to make.
And to make them even better, they’re packed with protein and fiber and contain no refined sugars!
The almond butter, dried fruit, and dates make them rich and chewy, while the seeds and nuts add an unbeatable crunch.
Oh, and you can customize the ingredients based on flavors you love or what you already have on hand in the pantry!
Healthy kick: Lots of plant-based protein and nutrient-dense veggies for a complete breakfast.
This tofu scramble recipe makes traditional scrambled eggs look like old news.
Thanks to the healthy fats from the avocado, the boatload of veggies, and the protein from the tofu, it's a bumper brekkie that'll keep you full until lunch.
The tofu is obviously the main ingredient here.
But the tang of the Dijon mustard, the earthiness of the turmeric, and the aromatics from the onion and garlic make this healthy breakfast idea a total winner!
Pull it out for Sunday brunch with friends, or quickly whip it up before work. The choice is yours!
Simple Breakfast Quesadillas
Healthy kick: Plenty of plant-based protein and veggies.
I can’t get enough of these simple breakfast quesadillas as they turn any morning into a fiesta.
These perfectly soft egg-filled triangles are rich in protein as they’re loaded with spiced pinto beans and melty cheddar cheese.
If you add in the chopped cilantro and jalapeños, you won’t need a cup of coffee to perk you up!
Vegan Avocado Toast
Healthy kick: Wholegrain from the bread, healthy fats from the avocado, and plenty of protein from the chickpeas.
This vegan avocado toast is made with a slice of whole-grain bread and mashed avocado. But it’s the delicious roasted chickpeas that give it that signature protein punch!
And the spritz of lime juice to mellow out the creaminess? Divine!
It’s satisfying on its own but also works beautifully with a side of vegan egg muffins!
Although it looks all fancy plated up, the recipe takes just 10 minutes to put together and can be customized to your heart’s content.
Healthy kick: Lots of fiber and protein.
If you’ve been craving buttermilk pancakes but want something lighter and gluten-free, these oatmeal pancakes have got your back.
These perfectly fluffy pancakes rival the real deal, and they’re made using rolled oats, a small amount of Greek yogurt, an egg, and almond milk.
Jazz them up with fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup to satisfy even the sweetest tooth.
Not only are they ready in minutes and easy to freeze for later, but everything’s made in a blender for easy clean-up!
It’s the little things in life, right?
Breakfast Date Smoothie
Healthy kick: Plenty of healthy fats to keep you fuller for longer.
A breakfast date smoothie is one of my all-time favorite quick breakfasts, and this creamy recipe is bound to put a spring in your step.
Using perfectly juicy Medjool dates gives the drink an almost caramel-like flavor, while the almond butter is there for an injection of healthy fats and a super-thick consistency.
If you’re not feeling it for breakfast, it’s a wholesome dessert idea that won’t make you miss ice cream one bit!
Homemade Almond Butter
Healthy kick: Plenty of healthy fats, protein, and fiber.
If you can’t get enough of rich and creamy almond butter, why not try making your own?
It's ready in just a few minutes, and watching those crunchy morsels turn into smooth butter as the nut oil releases is just so satisfying!
It’s a bit of a labor of love if you want to roast your own almonds before popping them in the food processor.
But the depth of flavor you’ll get is unmatched.
You can then spread it on a slice of whole grain bread for a simple healthy breakfast or drizzle it on pancakes, porridge, or oats.
Super Berry Acai Bowl
Healthy kick: Lots of antioxidants and vitamins.
Next, we have this nutrient-rich super berry acai bowl brimming with antioxidants and essential vitamins!
And it’s completely vegan, just FYI.
This is one of my favorite healthy breakfast ideas, as all the ingredients are just thrown in a blender and blitzed!
I love topping this smoothie bowl with fresh berries for color and a sprinkle of granola for texture.
But anything goes when breakfast looks this pretty!
Healthy kick: Lots of protein and healthy fats.
This tuna omelet is a dream come true for anyone following a keto or low-carb diet, as it’s so darn good!
It’s totally carb-free and is stuffed with tuna and cream cheese for protein and tons of creaminess, plus bell peppers for added crunch.
And it’s ready in 15 minutes flat to get you out the door in record time!
Vegan Egg Muffins
Healthy kick: Plenty of plant-based protein and vitamins.
These vegan egg muffins are the perfect morning meal for days when you've overslept.
I love the pops of color from the cherry tomatoes, and the fresh zucchini keeps them perfectly moist for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Oh, and the balance of protein from the chickpea flour and veggies in this recipe is ideal for keeping your blood sugar levels stable until lunch.
So, say goodbye to the dreaded mid-morning crash and hello to effortless productivity!
Banana Bread Steel Cut Oats
Healthy kick: Lots of fiber and protein.
These banana bread steel-cut oats are ready in just 25 minutes, making them one of the best healthy breakfast options for when you’re in a time crunch.
You’ll cook everything in an instant pot for tender results and minimal clean-up.
So, everything from the coconut sugar topping to the nut butter blends seamlessly into the oats.
Ugh, I’m salivating just thinking about it!
Coconut Date Bars
Healthy kick: Plenty of fiber and healthy fats.
These coconut date bars are so soft and chewy but don’t count out the crunch on these bad boys.
The almonds and unroasted cashews bring healthy fats to the party while giving these indulgent bars tons of texture.
And they’re so easy to make too! Just throw the mixture onto a baking sheet, and you’re good to go!
Healthy Banana Bread
Healthy kick: Made with whole grains to keep you fuller for longer and Greek yogurt for a protein kick.
This healthy banana bread is literally heaven on a plate, and you’d never guess that it was made with 100% whole grains!
It’s remarkably fluffy, and the recipe foregoes added sugar by using honey and maple syrup.
To make things even healthier, this decadent banana bread swaps out butter for Greek yogurt to add a bunch of protein to the mix while keeping things moist.
And you know what that means – it’d be rude not to have several slices with a serving of nut butter.
Hey, I don’t make the rules!
Savory Breakfast Bowl
Healthy kick: The perfect balanced breakfast with protein, carbs, and veggies.
Okay, so I love hard-boiled eggs with a side of buttered toast.
But when I want to jazz things up a bit, I’ll whip out this savory breakfast bowl.
As it’s loaded with everything from potatoes and eggs to veggies and avocado, it has a winning combination of fats, protein, and carbs to start the day right.
Oh, and the aromatic herbs and spices are just the cherry on top!
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Healthy Breakfast: Egg Muffins
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 6 large eggs
- ¼ cup milk - optional – you can substitute for any plant-based milk or omit it entirely
- Salt and pepper to taste
Feta, Cherry Tomatoes & Basil (for 6 egg muffins)
- ¼ cup crumbled feta
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 12 basil leaves
- 2 spring onions - finely sliced
Mushrooms, Parsley & Parmesan (for 6 egg muffins)
- 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cups chestnut mushrooms
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley - chopped
- ¼ cup grated parmesan
Bell Peppers, Sundried Tomatoes & Spinach (for 6 egg muffins)
- 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 bell pepper - chopped (I used ½ green and ½ red bell pepper)
- Salt and pepper
- 3 sundried tomatoes
- 2 cups packed fresh baby spinach
Egg base (same for all variations)
- Preheat the oven to 400F (200C). Coat a muffin pan with extra-virgin olive oil. Or, you can use silicon liners too.
- Crack the 6 eggs into a large bowl, add salt and pepper and the milk (if using it), and whisk until the eggs are airy and fluffy.
Feta, Cherry Tomatoes & Basil
- Roughly chop the basil leaves, and cut in half the cherry tomatoes.
- Add 4 cherry tomato halves to each muffin tray, and sprinkle with the chopped basil, crumbled feta, and spring onions.
- Fill each muffin tray with the egg mix until they are ¾ full, and bake at 400F (200C) for 15-20 minutes until the egg muffins look golden on top. Remove the pan from the oven, let the muffins cool slightly, and then remove them from the pan.
Mushrooms, Parsley & Parmesan
- Chop the mushrooms. Heat a pan on medium heat, add the extra-virgin olive oil, add the mushrooms, salt, and pepper to taste, and let them cook for 5 minutes. Add the chopped parsley, and remove it from the heath.
- Divide the mushrooms evenly into the muffin tray, add the parmesan, and fill each muffin cup with the egg mix until they are ¾ full and bake at 400F (200C) for 15-20 minutes until the egg muffins look golden on top. Remove the pan from the oven, let the muffins cool slightly, and then remove them from the pan.
Bell Peppers, Sundried Tomatoes & Spinach
- Heat a pan on medium heat, add the extra-virgin olive oil, add the chopped bell peppers, salt, and pepper to taste, and let them cook for 5 minutes. Add the baby spinach, and let them wilt for a couple of minutes. Chop the sundried tomatoes, and mix them in.
- Divide the mixture evenly into the muffin tray.
- Fill each muffin cup with the egg mix until they are ¾ full, and bake at 400F (200C) for 15-20 minutes until the egg muffins look golden on top. Remove the pan from the oven, let the muffins cool slightly, and then remove them from the pan.
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