Healthy One-Pot Breakfast Ideas for a Simple and Delicious Start to Your Day
Starting the day off right should be a joy not a struggle. These healthy one-pot breakfast recipes will help you get a fresh, balanced meal on your plate fast—without piles of dishes to clean up afterwards. Our options cover a range of preferences; eggs, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are just some of the good-for-you ingredients featured. All of these one-pot breakfast ideas are flexible, allowing you to adjust the recipe as you like. Bonus: these recipes make enough for leftovers for the next day, or you can serve a crowd.
Quiche's crustless cousin, frittatas, are low in carbs, high in protein, and made entirely in one skillet. Plus, this dish is infinitely customizable, so it's hard to get bored of it. Start by preparing our Perfect Frittata with Zucchini and Provolone, then mix it up with one of the three variations following the recipe—one with cheesy mushrooms, another with pops of sweet corn mixed throughout, and a third option with burst cherry tomatoes and goat cheese. Then follow our guide to making flawless frittatas and create your own. No matter what flavor profile you pick, these skillet bakes are sliceable for those grab and go kind of mornings. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days and served cold or heated.
Whole Grain Breakfast Bowls
For a smart start avoid your local bakery and instead cook healthy whole grain breakfast bowls that offer the sweetness you're craving balanced with healthy fiber, protein, and carbs. These oatmeal alternatives mix breakfast up a bit and keep you full until lunch. Try our Brown Rice, Farro, or Spelt Breakfast Bowl topped with yogurt and berries or a Quinoa or Millet Breakfast Bowl topped with sliced banana and crunchy cacao nibs. Prepare the grains up to five days in advance and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, then reheat before serving.
Skillet Egg Bakes
Simmering eggs is a fantastic way to cook them on the stovetop without a lot of extra oil and with a built-in sauce, making it a complete breakfast that's even better with a side of toast (in our opinion). The eggs come out smooth and almost poached-like in texture which is pretty irresistible. Start with your favorite marinara sauce as the base or prepare a homemade sauce (like the one here in our Skillet Eggs and Tomato Sauce recipe). Then add seasonings and adjust the flavor profile for a spin, such as this Curried Eggs recipe.
Easy Sheet-Pan Eggs
Skip the stovetop and go straight to the oven to whip up sheet-pan eggs and veggies. Start with your favorite roasted vegetable recipe. Right when the veggies are tender, remove from the oven and use a spoon to create 4 to 6 wells, depending on how many eggs you want. Drizzle or spray a touch of oil in each well and crack an egg into it. Return the sheet pan to the oven and bake until the whites are set, leaving the yolks rich and creamy. Timing varies based on your oven's temperature but this preparation usually takes around 8 to 11 minutes (keep an eye on it until you get the timing down or try our Sheet Pan Vegetable Hash with Eggs recipe, which will guide you from start to finish).