There are so many things to love about the summer. The longer, warmer evenings, hot days, swimming with loved ones, and vacations.
There is also an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables available which can be incorporated into our diets to help boost our health. Breakfast can be a great way to get lots of fruit and vegetables into your diet during a summer filled with barbeques and cookouts.
In this article, we will look at 40 of the easiest summer breakfast ideas that are tasty, healthy, and refreshing for those hot summer days.
This easy breakfast strata recipe is one of the heaviest breakfasts on this list, but it is perfect for anyone who loves breakfast and makes it the main meal of the day.
Although this recipe is incredibly cheese heavy, the sausage and vegetables that are included make it into a fairly balanced meal that is a great way to start the day. The best thing about this recipe is that you can easily add any extra vegetables that you want.
If your household has very busy mornings in the summer where you have to squeeze breakfast in before heading out to work, school, or other activities, these fast, easy breakfast cups are perfect.
You don’t have to choose between giving your family a nutritious breakfast or a quick breakfast, these breakfast cups contain a balance of ingredients that are quite healthy.
Again, you can add almost any vegetable to this recipe to add more nutrients.
If cooked or meaty breakfasts aren’t your thing, these easy breakfast parfaits may be just what you’re looking for. These little cups of goodness provide complex carbs, protein, fat, and natural sugars from fruit and honey.
You can make these parfaits the night before to save you even more time in the morning and free up time for more fun summer activities.
This easy breakfast skillet is a great way to prepare a filling, nutritious, and cooked breakfast for the whole family in no time.
The fact that this breakfast can be cooked entirely in one pan is also a benefit as there will be fewer dishes to do afterward.
There are so many ways that you can adapt this recipe to your tastes.
There’s nothing more convenient than having breakfast ready to go as soon as you wake up in the morning.
With these easy overnight breakfast jars, you can have breakfast ready when you wake up and in a form that allows you to take them on the go with you. You can also add any leftover fruit you have to these jars.
6. Mango Omelet
Eggs are always a good choice for breakfast as they are high in protein and can keep you full all morning. This mango omelet recipe adds a fruity twist to this classic breakfast option.
The fresh mango in this omelet provides a fresh and light taste that is perfect for a hot summer’s morning.
Summer can be a very busy period that doesn’t leave a lot of time to sit down and enjoy your breakfast.
With these easy breakfast baskets, the whole family can enjoy a delicious breakfast on the go without having to sacrifice healthy options.
These baskets are low in oil which makes them less greasy than a full cooked breakfast.
A smoothie is a great choice of breakfast on a hot summer morning. Not only are smoothies packed with nutrients, but they also help to keep you hydrated and they taste amazing.
This recipe for a mango and banana smoothie is the perfect way to start your day with a bit of sunshine in a glass.
This easy breakfast bowl recipe is a great way to start any morning, but especially a summer morning with a packed day of fun ahead.
The ingredients in this bowl provide a hearty and healthy meal that is sure to set you up for the whole day. This is another breakfast option where you can add whatever vegetables you prefer.
10. Homemade Granola
Granola can be a great breakfast option all year round, but store-bought ones can be extremely high in sugar.
If you are a fan of granola but don’t enjoy the sugar content, you can easily make some at home.
This easy, homemade granola recipe is a perfect option to make summer breakfasts that are healthy and delicious.
If you have family staying during the summer, this easy sausage breakfast casserole recipe can be the perfect way to feed everyone with as little effort as possible.
There is so much potential for adjustments to be made to this recipe to suit your preferences or the vegetables and meat that you have to use up.
Watermelon is a summer staple and for good reason. It is refreshing, crunchy, and tastes amazing. Also, the high water content helps to keep you and your family hydrated.
This summer watermelon smoothie is a great way to start the day with healthy sugars, delicious flavor, and as much water as possible to set you up for the day.
If you struggle with the heat, or it is particularly hot where you live, these easy summer breakfast popsicles can be a lifesaver as well as a delicious and healthy breakfast option.
These are also a great way to get more fruit into your children while making them think that they are getting a treat. Who doesn’t want a popsicle for breakfast?
Because smoothies are such a great choice for breakfast in the summer there are a few recipes featured on this list. This blueberry and spinach smoothie is a great option to set you up for the day.
The antioxidant power of the blueberries and the iron content of the spinach make this a super healthy way to start the day.
These easy breakfast bars are a brilliant way to start the day when you are busy as you can grab them and eat them on the go. They are also a great way of getting hidden fruit into your children.
They may look like simple flapjacks, but they actually contain bananas and apples.
This recipe is in the same category as the breakfast popsicles in that, who doesn’t want to be able to eat crepes for breakfast?
This recipe can make you feel like you are eating breakfast in Europe in the summer. Combine it with a cafe au lait to complete the European feel in your own home.
If you are short on time and want a light, healthy breakfast, this orange, persimmon, and blueberry breakfast recipe is what you need. It is one of the most simple breakfast recipes on this list.
Simply mix blueberries, orange segments, and persimmons with natural greek yogurt. You can add honey to make it sweeter if you like.
Another one of the smoothie recipes on this list is this beautiful avocado banana smoothie. This recipe is a great way to boost your intake of healthy fats and your overall health.
The healthy fats in this smoothie will help nourish your skin and curb cravings throughout the day. Despite the green appearance, this smoothie is very sweet and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The combination of the color and flavor of this smoothie makes it feel like summer in a glass.
This is another smoothie that is sweet enough for the whole family to enjoy and contains plenty of vitamins and minerals to support a healthy lifestyle.
The sugar content of this smoothie comes primarily from natural sources.
Now that we have had a few healthy smoothies, it is time for a less healthy breakfast option. If you love french toast but the idea of standing over a stove on a hot summer’s morning fills you with dread, this is the perfect recipe for you.
This french toast bake is made in the oven and is particularly hands-off so you don’t have to start your day sweating over a hot stove.
Depending on your fruit cutting skills this breakfast recipe might be a bit more labor intensive than some of the others on this list, but the end result is so worth it.
This papaya breakfast bowl is an explosion of fruit that can make you feel like you are on a tropical island for breakfast. Using the papaya as a bowl minimizes washing up too.
This yogurt, honey, and walnut breakfast is one of the easiest and most simple recipes on this list. Simply mix some honey and walnuts with some yogurt and you’re good to go.
Although this isn’t the most exciting breakfast, it is great if you struggle to eat in the heat and want to keep your protein and healthy fat intake up.
This quick breakfast juice is a great way to ensure that you and your family are getting enough fruit in your diet and getting enough water in hot weather.
The recipe is essentially a smoothie that is made with water rather than a true juice but that just means that there is more fiber in the juice.
These freezer oatmeal cups are a great way to prepare delicious, varied oatmeal with as little effort as possible in the morning. Simply prepare oatmeal portions in advance and freeze them.
Then when you want oatmeal, simply add a splash of milk or water and microwave it until it is warmed through. Simple and easy.
25. Matcha Pancakes
These matcha pancakes are a great way to get a morning caffeine fix while enjoying a delicious breakfast.
If you are a fan of matcha or green tea in general, these pancakes are sure to give you a light, fluffy, and refreshing taste first thing in the morning. Drizzle with honey for a true matcha experience.
These strawberry chia yogurt popsicles are the perfect morning treat for hot summer mornings.
Although having a popsicle for breakfast sounds like the ultimate unhealthy treat, this recipe is essentially just frozen smoothies.
The chia and yogurt provide good amounts of protein to see you through the whole morning.
This cherry mascarpone breakfast toast is a great way to prepare a breakfast with substance without having to break a sweat on a hot morning.
The cherries can be substituted for any seasonal fruit that you have in your kitchen and can be a great way to use up excess fruits before they go bad.
This 5-minute, 4-ingredient breakfast sandwich is perfect for anyone who loves to have a substantial and cooked breakfast but can’t really be bothered when it is hot.
Simply scramble some eggs, slice an avocado and arrange it on an English muffin with some shredded cheese. Super simple and it will keep you full until lunch.
29. Plantain Omelet
This plantain omelet recipe is a great option for anyone who wants to add a Caribbean flavor to their summer breakfast. You can feel like you are chilling out on a Caribbean island.
Plantains are high in potassium which is helpful in maintaining body fluid levels which can be affected by heat.
These raspberry cream scones create a beautifully fluffy and light breakfast that is great for warm summer mornings.
The best thing about this recipe is that you can make a batch at the weekend that will make it through most of the week when correctly stored. You can substitute the raspberries for any other fruit.
Chia pudding is a great source of protein which is why it is such a great option as a breakfast choice.
Another major benefit of having chia pudding as a summer breakfast dish is the fact that it is refrigerated which makes it super refreshing in the morning.
These strawberry banana chia seed pancakes are not only delicious, but they also provide a balanced breakfast that you wouldn’t expect from pancakes.
The strawberries make this breakfast taste really refreshing, perfect for a warm summer morning. You can also add other fruits and berries too.
A parfait is a great option for a summer breakfast because it is cool and refreshing.
This berry chia pudding parfait combines that cooling freshness with high levels of protein. All this means that you will be cool and feeling full until lunchtime.
Smoothies are a very popular summer breakfast choice that are full of vitamins and minerals that help to maintain your overall health.
This banana grape smoothie has one of the sweetest tastes out of all of the smoothies on this list. Add some coconut water for extra hydration.
Yogurt can be a great choice of breakfast for the warmer months. It is very cooling and packed with protein to help keep you going all morning.
This chocolate blueberry protein yogurt is also bursting with flavor that will brighten your morning.
These raspberry banana muffins are a wonderful summer breakfast choice for a busy household.
They can be made ahead of time and stored, ready to grab and go throughout the week. What’s more, this recipe is quite healthy for a muffin.
This cherry fruit smoothie is not only super refreshing in the heat, but it also has one of the most stunning colors of all the smoothies on this list.
The bright red coloring from the sherbert, cherries, and raspberries makes it feel like a breakfast treat.
If you are a huge coffee drinker in the mornings, this espresso smoothie recipe could be the perfect summer breakfast.
Combining smooth espresso with flaxseed and fruit produces this sweet and healthy breakfast. You can get your caffeine hit with some added benefits with this recipe.
This breakfast recipe is a great option for if you have a large family or are catering for guests during the summer.
This banana muesli morning loaf can be made the day before, taking the stress and work out of the morning. Simply slice it and spread some butter on it and you’re good to go.
If you want a super easy morning muffin, this is the recipe for you. With just four ingredients and a microwave, you can make these protein-packed, healthy mug muffins.
Because they can be made on demand, you can add whatever flavors you like to keep them varied and interesting.
Can I Use These Breakfast Ideas for Father’s Day as Summer Breakfast Ideas as Well?
Looking for easy breakfast ideas for father’s day? Why not repurpose them as summer breakfast ideas too! Treat dad to a delicious spread of pancakes, eggs benedict, or a hearty breakfast burrito. These dishes are not only perfect for celebrating dad’s special day but also great options for those lazy summer mornings.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is healthy to eat in summer for breakfast is the same as what is healthy to eat any other time of the year.
However, because the weather is hotter in the summer and you are likely to be sweating more than usual, it is important to ensure that you are getting enough fluids into your diet.
A great way to do this is through smoothies and juices. These can be as an accompaniment to a more substantial breakfast rather than on their own if you want.
Breakfast is just as important in the summer as it is in the winter. However, it can be more difficult to eat because of the heat.
When you wake up and the temperature is already hitting the 70’s, the last thing you may want to do is eat a cooked breakfast or toast.
Because of this, things that you can grab and eat on the go such as healthy muffins, or light options such as yogurt and fruit can be a great option.
Anything that provides nutrients and protein will help keep you full and energized throughout the morning.
There are so many great options to make a delicious and healthy summertime breakfast that helps to keep you going all morning without feeling hungry.
Just remember that it is important to keep your fluids up when it is hot outside and even a bowl of fruit can help to keep your body hydrated in the morning.