We all know how tough it can be to prepare a delicious breakfast meal when you’re in a rush. It gets incredibly boring having to settle for the same old oatmeal and yogurt the fifth day in the row.
If you want to get more creative with your breakfast options, but don’t want the hassle of spending too much time preparing them, then don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered.
If you want to discover some new breakfast recipes (see also ‘23 Easy Japanese Breakfast Recipes‘) that you can easily make ahead of time, or in under five minutes in the morning, simply keep reading, as we take a look below.
1. Sausage Pizza Egg Muffins
Pizza for breakfast? We hear you say! Yes, this sausage pizza egg recipe combines all of your favorite food items into one small compact muffin.
Cheesy, tomatoey, and with lots of sausage pieces loaded inside, this one really hits the spot.
This one is also a great option for those who are following a paleo diet, because we all know how hard it is to give up our favorite carb based meal.
2. Classic Frittata
For some reason, firtattas give the impression that you’ve been slaving away all morning preparing them, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
They’re so simple and easy to make, and the best thing is that you can get creative with the fillings.
This frittata uses a mixture of vegetables inside, which you can easily duplicate if you have some leftovers in the refrigerator from last evening.
3. Ricotta And Yogurt Parfait
If you’re in the mood for something slightly sweeter for breakfast (see also ‘33 Simple And Sweet Breakfast Recipes‘), then this recipe is absolutely perfect.
It has lots of ricotta cheese which gives it an incredibly creamy texture, along with juicy, plump raspberries that add a tangy, yet sweet flavor.
It’s incredibly easy to either throw together in the morning, or simply fill a jar the evening before in preparation.
4. Vegan Baked Oatmeal With Apple And Spices
If you’re looking for the perfect easy breakfast recipe to make this fall, then this one is absolutely ideal.
It’s super scrumptious, with lots of chewy oats and warming spices that will make any cold day feel toasty.
Make this one the evening before for when you’re in a rush at breakfast, or you can use it as a lunch item to take to work. It’s super versatile.
5. Everything Bagel Avocado Toast
Everyone loves a soft, chewy, fresh bagel in the morning to set them up for the day. This bagel is absolutely delicious, with lots of creamy avocado slathered on top to give you those healthy fats that you need.
If you want to make this breakfast option even more luxurious, and have a couple of extra minutes to spare, simply place a poached egg on top.
6. Healthy Homemade Granola With Hemp Hearts
These little pots of deliciousness are Instagram worthy, as they’re super pretty to look at. They’re also an incredibly healthy and nutritious breakfast option, containing sunflowers seeds, pepitas, and maple pecans.
This is the type of dish that will be the envy of all your friends, as they wonder how you find the time to prepare such an amazing breakfast!
7. Fruit And Yogurt Smoothie
Sometimes we don’t feel like indulging ourselves in a large breakfast before we head off for the day.
For those summer days where you don’t feel like indulging in anything too heavy, you can simply whip up this easy fruit and yogurt smoothie the evening before.
Don’t worry about not having all of the fruits that this recipe calls for, as it encourages you to simply use whatever you have in the refrigerator.
8. Gluten Free Almond Flour Banana Bread
Banana bread is many people’s breakfast favorite, and this recipe shows you how to make them into little cupcake sized portions. They’re fluffy, moist, and believe it or not, are ready in just 10 minutes!
They have lots of luxuriously dark chocolate chips added into the mix too, which brings this recipe to a whole new level. If you’re trying to reduce your gluten intake, then you simply must try these cupcakes.
9. Peanut Butter Banana Cinnamon Toast
This one is just as easy and tasty as it looks. If you want to add a little extra flair to your regular old peanut butter on toast, simply chop up some banana to layer on top, and add a sprinkle of warming cinnamon.
If you want it to taste even sweeter, you could add a little drizzle of honey on top. Scrumptious!
10. Egg Sausage And Cheese Bundt Breakfast Sandwich
A sandwich for breakfast? What could be better? This recipe is loaded with lots of tasty sausage pieces and plenty of melted cheese and gorgeously baked egg.
If you feel like making a breakfast item for the family that looks like you’ve spent a great deal of time making it, then give this recipe a try.
The idea of using a bundt cake tin is absolutely ingenious in our opinion, and is a great way to make your breakfast sandwich look super aesthetic.
11. Keto Starbucks Egg Bites
We all love to grab a tasty egg bite from Starbucks now and then, especially when we’re in a rush and don’t have time to prepare breakfast ourselves.
The only thing is that these little bite sized morsels add up, and can end up taking a chunk out of our weekly allowance.
If you want to make a super easy version of these egg bites that you can make the evening before, this recipe shows you how to replicate the ones from Starbucks.
It not only saves you money, but also tastes just as good as the original.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s keto friendly, for all of you out there following this diet.
12. Raspberry Peach Mango Smoothie Bowl
This smoothie bowl is the perfect breakfast to have on a warm sunny day. It’s so refreshing, with a frozen fruit base that acts as a slushie in the bowl.
You can then top it off with all of your favorite nuts and seeds.
13. Avocado And Caper Flagel
If you are wondering what a flagel is, it’s simply just a flat bagel, which is perfect for giving you more space to slather on lots of tasty toppings.
In this case the mildness of the avocado is balanced perfectly with the zesty tang of the capers.
14. Banana Oatmeal Waffles
If you’ve never tried making waffles from oatmeal, then you have to give this recipe a try.
They are a far healthier alternative to the regular fattening store bought mixture, containing no refined flour or added sweeteners.
You can choose whichever toppings you like for this recipe. We think that fresh fruit works beautifully.
15. White Bean And Avocado Toast
Another delicious variation of the traditional avocado sauce, this recipe provides you with extra creaminess.
The white beans are full of good fiber to get you going in the morning, and work really well with the avocado spread. This recipe is sure to fill you up, with lots of good carbohydrates.
16. Courgette And Egg Muffin Roses
These muffins are not only super tasty, with lots of chewy egg and juicy courgette packed inside, but they’re also beautiful to look at.
Thanks to the thinly sliced pieces of courgette, you too can easily achieve this rose shaped effect with very little effort.
17. Keto Eggs Benedict Casserole
Another recipe for all of our low carb and keto friends out there, this breakfast keto casserole is truly the best that we’ve ever come across.
It’s essentially a perfect remix of the classic eggs benedict that we all know and love.
It has an incredibly fluffy base that will satisfy your carb based cravings, along with a super creamy hollandaise sauce that will leave you craving more.
This one might just become a staple of your weekend breakfast meals.
18. Mango Ginger Smoothie
If you’re trying to eat less meat, then you can easily get a fantastic source of protein from this mango and ginger smoothie. They have four times the protein and fiber of a regular breakfast smoothie.
The secret? Red lentils. Don’t worry, you can’t taste them in the mix, they’re just there to give you the added boost you need in the morning.
19. Strawberry And Yogurt Parfait
There’s something about the mention of parfait that just makes us feel super fancy.
This one is packed with all of the good stuff, with plenty of greek yogurt, lots of fresh fruits, and heaps of crunchy granola to leave you feeling satisfied.
The layered effect of this parfait is really pretty to look at, and they’re a great breakfast item to prepare the evening before.
20. Bacon Avocado Ranch Muffin
We bet you never thought that ranch could work inside a breakfast muffin, but this recipe proves us all wrong.
We all love the classic pairing that is avocado and bacon, but the ranch dressing just takes this dish to a whole new level.
Trust us, you’ll want to make this one again and again.
21. Berry Orange Smoothie
This smoothie might just be one of the most flavorful on our entire list. The tanginess of the berries combined with the citrus taste provided by the orange is truly a match made in heaven.
This recipe shows us why you should always keep a pack of frozen berries in the freezer, they’ll always be useful.
22. Creamy Millet Porridge
The best thing about owning a slow cooker is that you can simply leave it on overnight, allowing it to do all of the work for you.
This recipe can be quickly prepared the evening before, then left to cook ready for when you wake up.
It’s completely gluten free (yay), and has lots of healthy nuts and seeds, along with some delicious flavors provided by vanilla and cinnamon.
We recommend that you whip this one up when the weather is cold outside.
23. Maple Cinnamon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
This baked oatmeal recipe might just prove to be one of the most delicious on our entire list.
It is the perfect gluten free breakfast to make when the weather is getting cooler and you require some warming up.
With lots of banana, cinnamon, and maple packed in with the oatmeal, it’s incredibly chewy and delicious.
The best part is all of the juicy blueberries that have been cooked in the oven, and are simply oozing with goodness.
24. Chocolate Avocado Blender Muffins
The inclusion of the avocado in these muffins ensures that they’re super moist when you bite into them. They taste incredibly chocolate, so will satisfy all of the cravings that you’ve been having recently.
The best thing about them is that they’re naturally sweetened, so they’re super good for you too!
25. Berry Banana Cauliflower Smoothie
This is one of the more unusual sounding smoothies on our list, but trust us, it’s insanely delicious.
With fruity flavors such as berries and bananas at the forefront, it has an incredibly creamy texture provided by the blended cauliflower, which gives it an added thickness too.
If you’re trying to increase your vegetable intake, this is a great way to do it and get all of your vitamins and minerals.
26. Honeydew Smoothie Bowl
This smoothie bowl looks absolutely amazing, as well as being incredibly sweet and tasty. It features blending up frozen melon, which yields an incredibly thick slush which almost has an ice cream like texture.
This smoothie bowl is great to keep cool when the weather is being unruly.
27. Croissant Breakfast Sandwich
We all love a delicious pastry for breakfast, but rarely have the time to prepare them in the morning.
This recipe solves that dilemma. With lots of tangy dijon, tender ham, gooey cheese, and tender eggs, this breakfast is absolutely to die for.
You can prepare these easily the night before, and then simply dig in the following morning. They freeze really well too.
28. Power Breakfast Egg Meat Muffins
These muffins are great for when you’re feeling super hungry. They are essentially hearty meatballs that have a deliciously cooked egg stashed inside. Did we mention that they have bacon too?
We can’t think of one bad thing about this dish.
Frequently Asked Questions
Now that we’ve covered some delicious breakfast based food that you can easily whip up ahead of time, let’s answer some frequently asked questions that you all had.
What Is the Easiest Thing to Eat for Breakfast?
If you’re looking for some of the easiest things that you can whip up in the morning when you’re running out of time, here are some of the ones that you can eat super quickly.
- Chia seeds
- Cottage cheese
- Whole wheat toast
- Greek yogurt
How Can I Force Myself to Eat Breakfast when I’m Not Hungry?
Many of us wake up in the morning and just simply feel that we’re not hungry at all. It is important, however, to make sure that you eat, as it will provide you with the fuel that you need to keep going for the rest of the day.
According to many dietary experts, you should aim to consume breakfast at least two hours after waking up, as this is when it will be most effective in keeping you going.
If you’re not feeling that hungry, simply eat a few berries to begin with, and then gradually build up your appetite each day by including some hard boiled eggs, which are super easy to eat.
Protein shakes, fruit and peanut butter, greek yogurt, and some of the smoothies we listed above are also excellent breakfast foods when you’re not a breakfast person by nature.
Why Do I Wake up Starving?
This is likely caused by a lack of sleep, which can increase the levels of ghrelin, which can in turn make you feel very hungry in the mornings.
There are so many great breakfast options out there that you can easily prepare ahead of time, so that you can still consume a delicious meal in the morning. Simply take a look at our list above, and choose your favorites.
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