26 Quick, Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings
While weekends are a time for moving slowly and sitting down to a long, leisurely breakfast with your family, weekday mornings tend to be fast and hectic, especially right now, when so many of us are wearing multiple hats due to COVID-19. Some days, you might not even have time to spend more than half an hour cooking and enjoying breakfast. When that's the case, you need quick, easy, and healthy breakfast options. Whether you want to whip up a colorful smoothie or fold a quick omelet, such as the Mushroom, Parmesan, and Watercress Omelet, pictured here, we're sharing nourishing breakfast bites that everyone can make fast.
If you want to give your family a nutritious breakfast treat that they'll all enjoy, try our Gluten-Free Peanut Butter-Banana Waffles. They're packed with protein, a bit of sweetness, and best of all, they come together in just 30 minutes. Another good option for busy morning is the versatile muffin, which can be made ahead of time and grabbed just as you're running out the door. Our Morning Glory Muffins are made with a combination of all-purpose flour and whole-wheat flour, plus a super moist quartet of grated carrots, apples, shredded coconut, and golden raisins for an extra dose of nutrients. Store them in an airtight container so that they stay fresh throughout the week.
Another make-ahead winner for breakfast is our No-Cook Overnight Oats. Just as its name implies, all you need to do is combine oats, milk, and spices in a jar and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. Feel free to add chopped fresh or dried fruit, nuts, more spices, and nut butter to the mix, too. Plus, you can take it on the go and bring it right to work if you're truly pressed for time.
Coconut-Raspberry Breakfast Pudding
What's not to love about this speedy breakfast recipe? Gluten-free, vegan, and nutrient-packed with delicious fruit, this easy and quick morning meal is as sweet as can be.
Avocado, Salsa, and Cilantro Omelet
Morning Glory Muffins
A sweet treat and a healthy breakfast may seem like an unlikely pairing, but we promise you'll be satisfied with these super moist muffins. They're loaded with healthy ingredients like grated carrots and apples, plus shredded coconut, golden raisins, and chopped pepitas for texture. This recipe yields 12, so you can enjoy them throughout the week, as long as they're stored properly.
Granola with Dark Chocolate, Olive-Oil, and Maple
Mashed-Avocado and Egg Toast
Blueberry-Banana Skyr Smoothie
Breakfast Bowl with Fried Eggs, Yogurt, and Vegetables
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter-Banana Waffles
These healthy waffles are totally free of flour. All you need are mashed, overripe bananas, baking powder, cornstarch, eggs, and peanut butter for a treat that'll have everyone jumping out of bed after one whiff. They're on the table fast, too—a batch takes just around 30 minutes to prepare.
Blistered Green-Bean and Corn Frittata
Easy Florentine Egg Cups
Looking for an easy breakfast that will feed your entire family? Make these quick and easy bites inspired by eggs Florentine—all you need is white sandwich bread, thawed frozen spinach, and eggs.
Yogurt, Fruit, and Honey Toast
Toast for breakfast doesn't need to be boring. Our combination of tangy yogurt with sweet fruit and honey is a welcome meal on busy mornings.
No-Cook Overnight Oats
Turkey Breakfast Tacos
Sweet Rice Porridge
If you have leftover rice in the refrigerator, use it in this quick breakfast recipe that tastes like dessert. Simply combine the rice with whole milk, pitted and chopped dates, and cinnamon in a saucepan and cook for less than 10 minutes. Top with your favorite combination of fruit and nuts.
Wild-Blueberry Spelt-Oat Muffins
Consider this a healthy sidekick to a classic bakery blueberry muffin. These are made with a combination of spelt and all-purpose flour, plus old-fashioned oats, and ground flaxseeds for added fiber.
Cottage Cheese-Stuffed Papaya
We're calling this the easiest, fastest breakfast ever. All you need to do is halve and seed a papaya, fill the center with cottage cheese, and sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon (feel free to add chopped nuts, chia seeds, or pepitas, too).
Poached Eggs with Yogurt and Spicy Butter
Start your morning off with a serious kick, thanks to melted butter mixed with paprika and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Poached eggs are set over garlicky yogurt and drizzled with the spicy butter—it's a quick breakfast that's sure to wake up all of your senses.
Mixed Grapefruit with Ricotta and Cardamom Honey
Avocado Coconut Toast
Tired of oatmeal? Try substituting quinoa for a creamy, quick breakfast. You can simmer up a big pot of this at the beginning of the week and reheat a scoop or two in the microwave.
Brown-Rice Cakes with Toppings
Think rice cakes are boring? Think again! We have nine inspired combinations of toppings that take this healthy breakfast to the next level. From nut butter, berries, and honey to tahini, tomatoes, parsley, and sea salt, there's something here for everyone.