Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it's worth the effort to eat a balanced one! Get inspired to eat a good breakfast every day with this list of some of the best healthy breakfast recipes that pack in plenty of great flavors. From marvelous muffins, tarted up toast, and excellent eggy breakfasts to simple smoothies and overnight oats, try some (or all) of these breakfast recipes.
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Avocado toast is in the house! If there were a pageant for the most popular healthy breakfast, avocado toast might take the crown.
The once-niche food trend has now become a mainstream American favorite for breakfast and brunch. With just a few ingredients needed, this easy, healthy breakfast recipe includes oh-so-simple tips for poaching the perfect egg that is pleasing to look at and eat.
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Smoothies are an easy way to start the day and this peanut banana breakfast smoothie is no different. Kids and adults alike will cheer for the magical flavor combination of peanut butter and bananas. Just a little bit of cinnamon adds an unexpected burst of spice that brightens the whole drink.
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Overnight oats are the perfect breakfast if you want a wholesome, homemade morning meal, but you don't want to add anything extra to your morning routine.
Rolled oats, milk, and a few other tasty ingredients are combined in a container and left to chill overnight in the refrigerator. The oats become soft and creamy by morning, just like slow-cooked oatmeal. Chia seeds, popular for their omega-3s and other health benefits, add a light nutty flavor. Pair that with a little maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla to add some sweetness and you are good to go!
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Quinoa adds special texture and flavor, plus lots of great protein and fiber, to these delicious little egg muffins that are suitable for vegetarians and gluten-free diets. Packed with spinach, onion, and melted cheese, these healthy breakfast egg muffins are perfect for a meatless brunch or a hand-held breakfast on the go.Continue to 5 of 34 below.
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Acai bowls are a delicious, cool, and nutritious breakfast that are quick and easy to make. This complete breakfast in a bowl has an indulgent texture and flavor that's like having healthy ice cream for breakfast. It's perfect for those days when you need an extra boost of energy to get up and out the door.
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You'll love this super quick and simple healthy breakfast with the flavors of apple cheesecake. All you need is whole grain bread, part skim ricotta cheese, a thinly sliced apple, and a little bit of honey to assemble this scrumptious, open-faced breakfast sandwich treat that includes protein (from the cheese) and vitamins to start your day off right.
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This hearty, healthy breakfast recipe is like a Greek omelette in a wrap. Fresh spinach, salty feta cheese, and black olives combine with scrambled eggs in a tortilla for an easy, hand-held breakfast you can eat on-the-go. Use whole wheat tortillas to boost the fiber in this protein and iron-rich breakfast.
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This filling banana breakfast smoothie is a healthy way to kick start your day. Plus, it has a sweet, cinnamon-banana flavor that will put a big smile on your face.Continue to 9 of 34 below.
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An easy make-ahead recipe, banana bread bars can provide a healthy, quick breakfast for up to a week. Toasted wheat bran and egg whites form the base, while bananas, dates, walnuts, and cinnamon provide lots of flavor. Take one with you or warm one up to enjoy with your morning coffee.
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A portion of the flour in this cinnamon pancake recipe is comprised of buckwheat. Not only does that make the breakfast staple heartier than normal, but it also ramps up the nutrition. Adding cinnamon gives the pancakes a wonderful flavor that's an ideal pairing with maple syrup, so they're delicious, too.
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Yogurt is a great way to get protein and healthy fat in your diet first thing in the morning, not to mention the active cultures. It's also easy to make with the help of an Instant Pot. While the process is almost entirely hands-off, you'll want to get started the day before to let the yogurt incubate and chill.Continue to 13 of 34 below.
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These muffins are full of nutrition to help start your day with a boost of energy. Bananas are high in fiber and potassium while oats are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber as well, making these muffins beneficial to the digestive system as well as promoting heart health.
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For a quick, ready-to-eat breakfast, try this lemon poppy seed muffin recipe. They bake up in about 30 minutes, require just a handful of ingredients, and are both healthy and vegan. The refreshing taste is perfect for spring and summer, and you can take one along with you for an afternoon snack.
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Tofu scramble is a popular vegan breakfast dish that has a similar texture to scrambled eggs. This healthy breakfast recipe calls for onions and green bell peppers, but you can add even more nutrients by tossing in extra vegetables, such as spinach, mushrooms, and green onions. Just wrap the cooked tofu scramble in a warmed, vegan whole wheat tortilla for a fulfilling vegan breakfast burrito.Continue to 17 of 34 below.
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If anyone in the family is gluten-free or on a low-carb diet, these pancakes are a delicious choice for breakfast. They are nice and delicate and come out more like crepes. Cream cheese, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract are blended to create a batter. Dust with powdered sugar and top with berries.
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Green shakshuka replaces the typical tomato sauce with a healthy combination of broccoli rabe and spinach. Eggs cook on top until perfectly tender for a low-carb, high-protein breakfast dish.
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Keto waffles swap traditional wheat flour for almond flour and almond butter for a nutty and delicious breakfast. Top with berry compote for flavors similar to a PB&J or simply drizzle with syrup. The waffles reheat well in the oven or toaster for an easy weekday meal.Continue to 21 of 34 below.
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When you're craving something truly satisfying for breakfast, this ultimate smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon has all the indulgent tastes and textures that make this dish a weekend favorite.
Low-calorie pickled red onions and capers add an unexpected pop of color and salty, zingy flavors that go wonderfully well with the salmon. Use whole-grain bagels to add extra fiber to this open-face breakfast sandwich.
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Swap the empty calories of toast for nutrient-rich sweet potato slices. Bake several ahead of time and reheat them in the toaster or under the broiler when it's time to eat for a quick breakfast. Try topping sweet potato toasts with nut butter and banana, ricotta and berries, avocado and tomato, or hummus and chickpeas.
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Oatmeal pumpkin muffins with sunflower seeds make a great quick and healthy breakfast, whether you've got time to sit at the table or are grabbing one to go.
Canned pumpkin in this baking recipe is packed with nutrients, including potassium, vitamin A, and iron. Adding sunflower seeds means there's a bit of protein in these muffins too, making them perfect for vegetarians.
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You'll love this super tasty and healthy breakfast bowl that includes plenty of good-for-you, plant-based protein. Blueberry and vanilla are made for each other, and they come together beautifully in this breakfast bowl. This nutritious morning treat also has a wonderfully nutty flavor, thanks to the quinoa. It's a great healthy vegetarian breakfast.Continue to 25 of 34 below.
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Some banana bread recipes have more sugar and fat than nutrition, but this version of the favorite quick bread cuts back on the bad stuff and pumps up the healthy ingredients. Oil and yogurt are swapped in for the butter and flaxseed and whole wheat flour increase the fiber. Walnuts bring a good dose of omega-3 fats, making this a good choice for breakfast on-the-go.
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Juicy, sweet, and tart chunks of pineapple, grapefruit, and orange become suddenly special when you add vanilla flavoring. You'll be wowed by how the sweet, floral flavor of vanilla goes surprisingly well with citrus and pineapple and gives an extra little pop of flavor to a simple fruit salad. It's easy to whip together and perfect for house guests or brunch goers.
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Peanut butter and jelly overnight oats are the perfect combination of your favorite sandwich flavors with the most important meal of the day! There is absolutely no cooking required, which makes this delicious recipe so easy. Protein-rich peanut butter boosts the nutritional value of this breakfast smoothie with healthy oats.
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Made with oats, yogurt, oat bran, honey, and apple, these hearty whole wheat pancakes are healthy and full of flavor. Toss in some raisins or other dried fruit and walnuts for extra flavor and nutrition. Bonus: the batter is prepped the night before, making this a quick and easy breakfast, too.Continue to 29 of 34 below.
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Kids will run down the stairs to get their hands on these awesome vegetarian breakfast quesadillas that are packed with flavor and protein. With fluffy scrambled eggs, hearty black beans, sweet corn niblets, red onion, cilantro, cheddar cheese, and taco seasoning, these wholesome tortilla wraps are anything but the usual boring breakfast. Choose whole wheat tortillas to make them even more healthy.
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Pizza for breakfast has never been so nutritious! These cute and yummy fried egg breakfast "pizzas" have plenty of protein to give you serious energy.
The fried eggs are placed atop toasted English muffins that are amped up with a little heart-healthy tomato sauce and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese. The whole shebang is then seasoned with salt, pepper, oregano, and a dusting of grated Parmesan for a satisfying morning treat.
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Looking for a quick, healthy breakfast you can eat on-the-go? Bake up a batch of this moist and nutritious zucchini bread the night before and take a slice with you in the morning, for a super easy breakfast that's full of goodness. A dollop of sour cream in the batter adds to the rich, pleasing taste of this zucchini bread.
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Swiss muesli is a healthy breakfast treat that's been popular for more than a century. This recipe lets you enjoy the original Swiss recipe that made muesli a household name worldwide.
Rolled oats, apples, hazelnuts, sweetened condensed milk, and a couple of other ingredients are all it takes to put together a delightful bowl to start your day.Continue to 33 of 34 below.
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Heart-healthy tomatoes, fresh bell peppers, and your favorite cheese make these protein-packed scrambled eggs taste extra special. You can add extra vegetables for even more nutrition, making this a versatile breakfast option.
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Here's a great vegetarian and vegan breakfast wrap idea for kids. Although this healthy breakfast wrap recipe calls for bananas, you could also use apple slices or another fruit instead. Simply omit the honey, for a completely vegan-friendly version.
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