20 Easy, Everyday Breakfast Ideas

Last Updated on August 22, 2022

The best mornings start with the smell of brewed coffee coming from the kitchen and a plate of fluffy pancakes or a Spanish omelet. Add some homemade jam or freshly squeezed orange juice to that peaceful portrait, and you get the breakfast of your dreams!

In reality, most of us don’t have the time or energy to whip up a great feast every morning. There will be days when you’ll have to go to work earlier or get your kids ready for school, but that doesn’t mean you should make do with a granola bar or banana on the go every morning.

Whether you only have 5 minutes to devote to your breakfast or you like to take your time, there are several easy breakfast recipes you can try. This guide includes all kinds of recipes, from smoothies and oatmeals to delicious sandwiches. Here we go!

1. Goji Berry Smoothie

Goji berries are known for their vibrant color and unique sweet and sour flavor. They are rich in vitamin A, C, and antioxidants, improving the immune system and promoting overall wellness. The easiest way to add these little super berries into your diet is to make a goji berry smoothie.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients for 2 people: 

  • Ginger root (size of half a teaspoon)
  • Turmeric root (size of half a teaspoon)
  • 1 orange
  • 3 tbsps of goji berries
  • 2 tsps of honey
  • Half a cup of water or milk (regular or plant-based)

Preparation: Mix all the ingredients in your smoothie machine or blender. If your equipment is powerful enough, you can add ice cubes to make your smoothie even more refreshing. Once you beat everything until you get a homogenous texture, your breakfast is ready!

2. Apple and Oatmeal Smoothie

Oatmeal is full of fibers and carbs that’ll keep you full until the afternoon. It pairs well with apples and adds a nice texture to the smoothie.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients for 2 people: 

  • 2 apples (peel them if they are waxed)
  • 2 tbsps of oatmeal
  • 1 cup of milk (regular or plant-based)
  • 1/2 tbsp of honey
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon 

Preparation: Put all the ingredients in the blender or your smoothie machine. Beat everything until you get a homogeneous texture and your breakfast is ready!

3. Cacao Banana Smoothie

This one is the comfort food of smoothies. Bananas and oatmeal make a hearty duo, and the cacao helps you release happy chemicals. You’ll be energized and ready to face the day ahead.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients for 2 people: 

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsps of oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp of cacao
  • 1 cup of warm milk (regular or plant-based)
  • 1/2 tbsp of honey
  • 1/2 tbsp of carob powder

Preparation: Put all the ingredients in the blender or your smoothie machine. Mix everything until you get a homogeneous texture, and your breakfast is ready!

4. Antioxidant Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is packed with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E. It’s an energizing and healthy breakfast to kickstart your day. 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients for 2 people:

  • 2 dates
  • 200 g of forest berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 60 g granola
  • 1 tsp of sunflower seeds

Preparation: Soak the dates in boiled water for 10 minutes. Drain and put them in the blender. Add the berries (reserve some for the topping), bananas, water, and coconut milk, and mix. Add ice and blend again until the mixture is smooth and homogenous. Top with granola and berries and sprinkle with sunflower seeds.

5. Green Smoothie

This green smoothie is great for your digestive and cardiovascular systems. Chard is loaded with fiber and an excellent source of vitamin K. Red grapes, lettuce, and ginger are sources of antioxidants, and turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Overall, your body will thank you for having this smoothie in the morning.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 250 g of red grapes
  • 100 g chard
  • 100 g of lettuce
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 cup of water

Preparation: Mix all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. You can adjust the amount of water if you want it to be more liquidy.

6. Apple Crumble With Oats

The traditional English apple crumble is made of flour, sugar, butter, and apples. Even though it’s incredibly tasty, the amount of sugar and flour can make you bloat and get you on a blood sugar roller coaster. So, here is a healthier version of an apple crumble with oats that you can have for breakfast and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Ingredients for 2 people: 

  • 1 apple
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp flaked or chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, or any nut you have)
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • Coconut oil 

Preparation: For the apple mixture, peel the apple and chop it into small pieces. In a mixing bowl, mix the apple pieces, maple syrup, cinnamon powder, and half a cup of water. Transfer into ramekins and press the mixture. 

For the streusel, mix rolled oats, flour, and nuts in a mixing bowl. Spread it over the apple mixture in ramekins evenly. Bake for 25 minutes at 180°C. When it’s ready, you’ll see bubbling juices on the edges and the apples will feel soft when you stick a fork or toothpick through them. 

7. Baked Eggs in Ramekins

By rachel_bernadette

Some people require some type of protein before starting the day. Eggs are one of the most preferred protein sources to have in the morning. They are low in calories and highly nutritious. This recipe also includes hearty veggies that’ll provide you with lots of nutrients you need for the day. On top of that, ramekins are a great way to serve portion-sized, handsome recipes like this.

Prep time: 20 minutes.

Ingredients for 4 people: 

  • 4 eggs
  • 400 g of assorted mushrooms
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 shallots
  • Leafy greens (spinach, kale, or chard)
  • 25g cheese of your choice
  • a few sprigs of thyme
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation: Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a pan over medium heat and add chopped mushrooms, shallots (and any other veggies you’d like to add). Brown them for about 5 minutes and add the greens. Cook everything until the greens are wilted then add salt and pepper to taste.

Divide the sauteed veggies into 4 ramekins, top with cheese, and make a small crater in the middle. Crack the eggs into these craters, don’t mix. Top with more cheese and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.

Serve with toasted bread.

8. Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Children love pancakes but they are not the only ones who enjoy a cheerful sweet breakfast. To make it a healthier breakfast for your children and yourself, you can go for oatmeal instead of flour, and compensate for the sugar with more fruits.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 2 bananas (preferably super ripe)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk (regular or plant-based)
  • 1.5 cups of rolled oats
  • Baking powder
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt

Preparation: The easiest pancakes are made right in the blender. Blend all the ingredients together until you get a smooth, homogenous mixture. Wait until the batter sits for a couple of minutes. You can heat up the pan in the meantime. Then all you need to do is to cook and flip your pancakes on the hot pan. 

You can customize your pancakes with additional ingredients, such as diced bananas, chopped pecans, or pistachios. You can serve the pancakes with your favorite toppings like peanut butter, maple syrup, or simply a dollop of yogurt.

9. Egg White Pancakes With Strawberries

Egg white pancakes — also called souffle pancakes — are delicious, fluffy, and light. They’re also low in cholesterol so you can eat to your heart’s content. Egg whites have been used to make fluffy pastries for hundreds of years, and egg white pancakes are the fluffiest of them all.

What to do with all those leftover egg yolks? Save them for when you have more time to try making pastel de nata, the famous egg tart of Lisbon.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for 2 people: 

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • ⅛ cup self-rising flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp syrup of your taste
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar

Preparation: Beat the egg whites with the tartar cream with a mixer until it’s fluffy like a cloud with stiff peaks. Use room temperature egg whites for the best result. Add the flour and sugar and mix again. 

Spray or melt some butter on a medium skillet. When the surface is sizzling hot, scoop some of the mixtures with a ladle, pour on the pan, and close the lid.

You can cook one or more pancakes at the same time depending on the size of the pan, but make sure they aren’t touching each other. Cook them for 2 to 3 minutes then flip to cook the other sides. When ready, slide them out to your serving plate, top with syrup, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. You can also top the pancakes with fresh fruits. Enjoy! 

10. Oatmeal Pancakes With Tomato Curd

Sweet breakfasts are fun, but these savory pancakes are full of umami and won’t put your blood sugar in a rocket and send it to the moon. If you’re a fan of savory breakfasts, you’ll love these healthy and simple pancakes.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for 2 people: 

  • 5 tbsps of oatmeal
  • 4 egg whites
  • Olive oil
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cottage cheese

Preparation: Beat the egg whites together with the oatmeal until they mix well. Add a few drops of olive oil to the sizzling pan and pour small portions from the mixture. Wait 1 or 2 minutes for the pancakes to set, and turn them over. 

When they’re golden brown on both sides, take them off the pan. Spread cottage cheese on each pancake and place the chopped tomato slices on top. You can also top them with dried tomatoes and garnish them with basil leaves.

11. Avocado Toast

Fatty, nutty, and delicious, avocado is a perfect breakfast topping. Just slice or mash one and serve on your toasted bread. You can top it with a poached egg for an even healthier, protein-rich breakfast.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • A slice of bread
  • 1 avocado
  • Olive oil
  • Half a lemon juice
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • A teaspoon of sunflower seeds
  • A teaspoon of flax seeds
  • Herbs of your choice (alfalfa, green onions, basil…)
  • 1 egg
  • Vinegar

Preparation: Toast the slice of bread. Slice and mash the avocado with a fork. Add lemon juice and olive oil, whisk them to paste, and sprinkle with cumin, salt, and pepper. Spread the avocado paste on the bread and top it with your favorite seeds and herbs — we like flax seeds, sunflower seeds, and alfalfa sprouts. 

Crack the egg into a bowl. Add several inches of water to a saucepan, a drop of vinegar, and bring it to a simmer. Don’t add any spices or seasonings as they could break the egg apart and interfere with the cooking process.

Create a little whirlpool by slowly stirring the water and gently dropping the egg into the center. Cook until the egg white solidifies. Take the egg out with a strainer and dry it on a piece of paper towel before putting it over your toast. 

12. Salmon Toast With Herbs

This is another easy and nutritious breakfast with lots of protein and healthy greens. Smoked salmon stands out in particular as a source of omega-3 fatty acids. These acids help you ease inflammation, lower triglycerides and prevent heart diseases. Along with being super healthy, this savory, filling breakfast will steal your heart with its delicious taste.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for 1 person: 

  • 1 slice of loaf bread
  • A piece of feta cheese
  • 50 g of smoked salmon (or trout)
  • 2 eggs
  • A few chives stalks
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Preparation: Wash, dry, and chop the chives and mix them with the feta cheese. Cook the eggs to your taste. Fried, boiled, whipped, or poached, they all work. Cut the smoked salmon into strips. 

Spread the herbed cheese on top of the toast, and add the eggs and smoked salmon. To finish, sprinkle with the chives or some green onions, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and ready to feast!

13. Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are a superfood that helps curb inflammation and cholesterol. You can combine them with plant-based milk for a high-fiber breakfast with protein and healthy oils. It takes a few hours to come together, but you can make a big batch and keep it in the fridge for quick and easy breakfasts.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients for 2 people:

  • 2 cups of plant-based milk (almond, soy…)
  • 4 tbsps chia seeds
  • 2 tsps of honey
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • Unrefined sea salt

For the topping, you can use anything you like. Here are some ideas:

  • Sugar-free coconut chips
  • Homemade Raw Granola or Nuts
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Fresh berries

Preparation: Mix the chia seeds with plant-based milk until they are fully incorporated. Give it a moment of rest and mix again, making sure there are no clumps in the mixture. Add some honey, a pinch of salt, and ground cinnamon and refrigerate for 3 hours to 7 days. Serve with the topping of your choice.

14. Oatmeal and Sweet Potato Porridge

Oatmeal porridge is a warm, healthy comfort recipe, and it’s the perfect breakfast to start a cold winter day.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for 2 people:

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 70 g oat flakes
  • 35 g grated carrot
  • 250 ml of milk (regular or plant-based)
  • 250 ml water
  • 2 tsps of cinnamon
  • 3 tsps of coconut oil
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Pine nuts
  • Chia seeds

Preparation: Peel the sweet potato and chop it into small pieces. Put the pieces on a tray, add 2 tbsps of coconut oil, 1 tbsp of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Put the tray in the oven and bake at 180°C for about 40 minutes. Once the sweet potatoes are roasted, take them off the oven and mash with a fork until you have a puree.

Combine the sweet potato puree, oatmeals, grated carrots, your choice of milk, water, and the other teaspoon of cinnamon in a saucepan. Let it cook for 10 minutes on slow heat, stirring continuously. Once everything is cooked, add another teaspoon of coconut oil and mix everything well. Top it with pumpkin seeds and pine nuts, and serve warm!

15. Coconut Yogurt With Pomegranate

If you prefer something fresh first thing in the morning, you’ll love this yogurt recipe. Making this yogurt takes a day, but you can prep several portions at once and simply add the toppings in the morning. If you’re short on time, you can use store-bought yogurt for a quicker alternative.

Prep time: 24 hours

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 3 young coconuts with pulps
  • 1/8 tsp of probiotics
  • 1 cup of granola
  • 1 mango

Preparation: Put the coconut pulps in a glass blender and beat at low speed, adding the coconut water slowly until you have a smooth cream. Pour the mixture into a glass bowl, add the probiotics and stir with a spoon. Cover it with a clean cotton cloth and let it stand 24 hours in a dry and warm place out of direct sunlight or in a fermenter for the probiotics to do their job.

After 24 hours, divide the yogurt into 4 glass jars with lids and store in the fridge until ready to eat. Use pomegranate, mango strips, and seeds to decorate your vegan yogurt.

16. Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

This healthy breakfast is perfect, especially if you know you’re gonna have a late lunch. It’s also very delicious and very easy to make.

Prep time: 25 minutes

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 2 Sandwich buns with seeds
  • 2 Lettuce leaves
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 100 g mushrooms
  • 1 leek
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 onion
  • Half cup of lentil paste
  • 2 tsps of thyme
  • 2 tsps of oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsps of virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt

Preparation: Wash the vegetables and mushrooms and chop them into thin, wide slices. Mix the spices in a bowl. Then put a bit of oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and place the vegetable slices without stacking them on top of each other. Giving them space to roast nicely is important. Brown the vegetables on both sides and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and a pinch of the spice mix.

When the vegetables are golden, take them out and put them aside on a plate. Spread lentil paste on the bottom halves of the buns and place the lettuce and grilled vegetables on top. Season with oregano and thyme. Spread mustard on the top halves of the buns and close the sandwiches.

You can also add apple slices on top of the vegetables to give your sandwich a sweet twist.

17. Herb Tofu Sandwich

This vegan sandwich is super delicious and will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

Prep time: 25 minutes

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 1 block firm tofu
  • ¼ cup of tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp of capers
  • Dill and chives (one handful each)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (roasted)
  • 4 slices of pickled beets
  • Bagel bread
  • 4 slices of cucumber
  • ½ avocado (sliced)

Preparation: Gently squeeze the firm tofu to extract the excess water and dry it with a paper towel. Put it in a blender with the herbs, tahini, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast, capers, and garlic, and mix until you get a paste. You’ll need to rest the herby tofu spread for a couple of hours or overnight. 

Cut the bagel in half. Smear the herby tofu spread on both slices. You can save the rest of the herby tofu paste in the freezer for later. Place the pickled beets and cucumber slices, and add the avocado in between. Press the sandwich gently and enjoy!

18. Eggs With Potatoes and Onions

This recipe is loaded with potatoes, which are great sources of fiber. If you’re looking to cut back on carbs, potatoes can be your best friends to have in the morning. They provide you with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin B, potassium, copper, manganese, and others. There’s no way you’ll be hungry before noon, especially with the eggs and potatoes in this savory breakfast dish.

Prep time: 45 minutes

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 sweet potato 
  • 1 regular potato
  • 4 eggs
  • 50 g cheese of your choosing (we love cheddar in this recipe)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsps of olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • A handful of parsley

Preparation: Chop the onions and potatoes into medium chunks and mince the garlic. Toss them on a skillet with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and stir-fry for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are golden brown.

Once the potatoes and onions are cooked, make 4 wells with the back of your wooden spoon and crack the eggs into the wells. Sprinkle with cheddar or the cheese of your choice. Put a lid on and cook until the whites are solid and the yolks are just the way you like them. When it’s ready, garnish the dish with parsley.

19. Simple and Powerful Scrambled Eggs

There’s nothing easier than a plate full of fluffy scrambled eggs. They are super nutritious, provide lots of protein, and offer you the perfect canvas to mix in whatever you have going in your fridge at the moment.

If you have some leftover roasted veggies, grilled meat, or simply leafy greens that take no more than 5 minutes to cook, you can prepare a full-on breakfast in only ten minutes. It’s also a great way to put leftovers to good use and reduce waste in the kitchen. 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil, or unsalted butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Leftover veggies, meat, or green leaves.

Preparation: Heat butter or olive oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat. Add the leftover vegetables or grilled or roasted meat that you’ve cut up into small pieces. If you’re using greens, wash them and cut them into large pieces. Toss them in the pan and stir-fry for no more than 2 minutes.

Whisk the eggs together in a mixing bowl, add salt and pepper to your taste, and pour the mixture into the pan. The trick to making fluffy scrambled eggs is to mix them continuously while the eggs are cooking. Cook while stirring for 3 to 4 minutes. Top with fresh herbs like scallions and ready to serve!

20. Omega 3 Bowl

Omega 3 fatty acids improve our cardiovascular health and boost our immune systems. Make yourself a delicious breakfast bowl with these Omega 3 rich ingredients.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 125 g of skimmed yogurt (1 jar)
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of flax seeds
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp raw pumpkin seeds
  • 20 g coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 30 g of oatmeal
  • Some blueberries to garnish

Preparation: Beat the yogurt and put it in a bowl. Add the oatmeal, walnuts, flax and chia and pumpkin seeds. Top with honey. As easy as that, you got yourself a healthy bowl!

Over and Out!

A nice, healthy, and fun breakfast is one of the best things you can do for yourself when you’re starting the day. We know that having the same meal every day can get a bit boring, so we prepared this 20 meal guide to give you some inspiration.

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