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18 Easy & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

If you’re tired of your normal breakfast routine, this list is for you! I’ve put together a list of my top 18 Easy & Healthy Breakfast Ideas. From pancakes to smoothies, this list has it all to make your mornings easier and healthier.

The Best Easy Breakfast Recipes

You’re here for the best of the best breakfast recipes, and I promise, you will find them! I love a good breakfast and it’s important to me that they are easy and healthy. Most of the time, we’re always on the go, but that doesn’t mean we can’t treat ourselves to a delicious breakfast.

Easy and healthy breakfast recipes must have wholesome ingredients (and the list has got to be short!). None of us have time to gather 20+ ingredients every morning to whip up a decked-out breakfast. All of these recipes feature ingredients that are good for you and serve a purpose! Mostly that purpose is adding nutrition to the meal and providing fuel for the day.

Why Is It Important to Eat a Healthy Breakfast?

Just like I tell my kids every morning – breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It’s safe to say that we feel a lot better when we eat a healthy breakfast every morning. You don’t want to cross my path on a day when I don’t have breakfast! Which is why I’m always looking for the best easy and healthy breakfast ideas.

As I mentioned before, breakfast is providing you with fuel for the day. And if that fuel is low or just not substantial, your day is going to suffer. So a healthy breakfast, whether it’s loaded with fruits, vegetables, protein, or all of the above, is the best way to start the day.

What Are The Healthiest Breakfast Foods?

You’ll see a lot of these healthy foods below in the list, but here are some of my top healthy breakfast foods. I try to focus on these foods when I’m making breakfast recipes.

  • Protein: You can find protein in many different sources. And when it comes to breakfast, you often find protein in eggs, sausage, Greek yogurt, nuts, cottage cheese, and turkey bacon.
  • Dairy: If your diet allows, dairy is a great source of calcium and vitamin D.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: This is a given, right?! I like to really load up on veggies in the morning for the vitamins, but also the fiber. That extra fiber helps me feel full for longer periods of time.
  • Healthy Carbohydrates: Some healthy carbs include oatmeal, bananas, and whole wheat bread.

Top 18 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Here’s just what you’ve been looking for! It’s the ultimate list of breakfast recipes that are easy, quick, and good for you.

A bunch of breakfast cookies on a granite countertop beside a glass of milk

Blueberry Breakfast Cookies

We’ll start with those of you who are on the go! These moist and chewy Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect make-ahead breakfast to take with you. Featuring heart-healthy oats, high-protein almond butter, antioxidant-rich chia seeds, and more, you won’t find a healthier batch of cookies!

moist gluten free lemon poppyseed muffins piled on top of each other

Crazy Moist Lemon Poppy Seed Gluten-Free Muffins

These Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are gluten-free and the perfect healthy breakfast treat! Each bite is crazy moist and filled with fresh citrus flavor. Drizzle with a lemon glaze for the ultimate bite!

Healthy Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tostadas topped with creamy avocado and pickled onions. These breakfast tostadas are a delicious breakfast option that are high in protein and fiber with only 292 calories a serving!

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tostadas

These healthy Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tostadas make a delicious breakfast that’s high in protein and fiber with only 292 calories a serving! And they taste so good. We love making these on the weekends.

overhead photo of apple cinnamon breakfast grain bowl

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Grain Bowl

An easy harvest-inspired gluten-free dairy-free breakfast bowl! This powerhouse Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Grain Bowl is filled with nutrients and flavor. It’s more filling and just as easy as pouring a bowl of cereal.

A pumpkin pie parfait on a chipped white table beside a metal spoon

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

This is like dessert for breakfast and you can make them ahead of time so they are easy to grab in the morning. Homemade pumpkin pie yogurt is layered between a crunchy 5-ingredient granola made with chopped nuts, coconut, and cinnamon.

overhead photo of sweet potato hash baked egg cups

Light & Easy Sweet Potato Hash Baked Egg Cups

Sweet Potato Hash Baked Egg Cups are delicious make-ahead breakfast bowls that are light and easy to make. These Egg Cups are perfect for a healthy brunch or breakfast option for a crowd.

stack of healthy vegan blueberry pancakes with syrup being poured over them

Perfectly Thick & Fluffy Healthy Blueberry Pancakes

These Healthy Blueberry Pancakes are made with whole wheat flour and they are naturally sweetened and vegan! It’s the best thick pancake recipe I’ve ever made, filled with bursting blueberries and perfectly sweet. We freeze them and pop them in the toaster for another on-the-go option!

A close-up shot of homemade granola bars arranged on a white countertop

No Bake Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

These easy and healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars will have you ditching all your favorite store-bought brands. Filled with pumpkin spice mix, pepitas, almonds, cranberries, and more, it’s a unique and delicious breakfast bar!

A Tall and a Short Glass Containing Blueberry Kale Smoothies

High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie

This is for smoothie lovers. It’s a quick, easy and healthy protein shake that’s fruity and delicious! Fuel your body with energy and nutrients by enjoying this High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie.

A close-up shot of a jar of vanilla almond overnight oatmeal shown from above

Vanilla Almond Overnight Oats

Made with old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, sliced almonds, and more, this Creamy Vanilla Almond Overnight Oatmeal is a protein-packed breakfast that makes your busy mornings a breeze! It’s very easy to make with no cooking or baking involved.

Close-up overhead view of smashed avocado toast topped with a soft-boiled egg served with fresh strawberries

Smashed Avocado Toast with Soft Boiled Egg

Have you tried avocado toast yet? It’s a fun and unique breakfast option. Try this Smashed Avocado Toast with 6 Minute Soft Boiled Eggs makes the perfect quick and healthy breakfast, ready in 10 minutes.

A Metal Loaf Pan Containing a Loaf of Banana Bread with Thin Slices of Banana on Top

Gluten-Free Healthy Banana Nut Bread

This Healthy Banana Nut Bread is extremely moist, naturally sweetened, and gluten-free. I like to make a big loaf at the beginning of the week so we can grab a slice anytime we want. It’s a great breakfast option that the kids also love!

Warm baked oatmeal inside of a ramekin with a drizzle of melty peanut butter on top

Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal is a healthy and convenient breakfast that tastes like cake! Everyone in your family will love this recipe. It’s easy to make and can be customized with your favorite oatmeal flavors.

A metal serving spatula lifting up a slice of spinach frittata from a sheet pan

Sheet Pan Mushroom Spinach Frittata

Filled with fresh spinach, crispy bacon bits, juicy cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced mushrooms, and creamy gruyere cheese, this Mushroom Spinach Frittata is perfect for breakfast or brunch. It comes together in under 30 minutes!

Six strawberry oat bars on a marble countertop with a sheet of parchment paper underneath them

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Made with fresh, juicy strawberries and a buttery crumble topping, these easy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars are a crave-worthy breakfast, snack, or dessert. Each bar contains only 132 calories!

a plate of sliced french toaste with berries, butter, and maple syrup

Quick & Easy Protein French Toast

This quick and easy Protein French Toast is a healthy breakfast for the whole family. And it freezes well for a great make-ahead option!

overhead photo of Vegan Cookie Dough Energy Balls

No Bake Vegan Cookie Dough Energy Balls

This is for cookie lovers! (I promise, they are healthy!) My Vegan Cookie Dough Energy Balls are made with 7 ingredients and no baking is required! They are a great breakfast on the go with only 111 calories per bite – high protein, low carb, and low sugar. 

Raw honey being drizzled over a cup of chia seed pudding topped with fresh berries

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Made with coconut milk, speckled with chia seeds, flavored with vanilla, and sweetened with maple syrup, you’re going to devour this Creamy Chia Pudding. It’s a healthy make-ahead breakfast that’s unlike any other!

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