12 Easy Breakfast Recipes to Add to Your Menu

How do I get my family to eat a healthy breakfast? Well, it’s a challenge, to say the very least!! One doesn’t like scrambled eggs, and the other can’t stand to eat one hard boiled. Meal prep in my house looks a lot like short order restaurant style most of the time.

This is a collection of recipes I alternate in my kitchen. They have been collected over time—I did not create these, but am happy to share! I could eat fruit and oatmeal everyday, but when my hubby is home on the weekends, he likes to do pancakes, eggs, sausage and fruit.

Breakfast Recipes

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Dressed-up Yogurt

So easy.. This is a quick way to add sweetness and crunch to plain yogurt. You’ll get the nutritious benefits of yogurt without the excess sugar so often found in flavored yogurts.

What you need:
7 oz container plain yogurt (I recommend Greek yogurt)
1 Tbsp. raspberry jam (or any other favorite—raspberry just happens to be mine)
1 tsp. honey
2 Tbsp. toasted almonds, roughly chopped

Combine all ingredients in the yogurt container. Grab a spoon and go!

Extra: Any jam or nut combination can be added. Pair strawberry jam with pistachios for a colorful alternative.

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Kicked-Up Quesadilla

These healthy quesadillas get a bright, fresh kick from adding the tangy Granny Smith apples. Prepped and ready in less than 5 minutes, it’s the perfect meal to munch as you head out to the car. I know, I know…try it!

What you need:
2 flour tortillas (regular or whole-wheat)
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar
several thin slices of a Granny Smith apple

Sprinkle an even layer of cheese over one tortilla. Scatter the apple slices on top of the cheese and top with the remaining tortilla. Microwave for 30 seconds or until the cheese melts. For a crisper tortilla, use a large skillet and crisp for 1-2 minutes on both sides, until the cheese is melted. Cut into 6-8 wedges.

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Breakfast Pizza Margherita

Now you can let the kids have pizza for breakfast with this healthy English muffin-version. The tang of the tomatoes, the creaminess from the cheese and the fresh burst of basil are just as delicious in the morning. Trust me!

What you need:
1 whole wheat english muffin
1 large slice of tomato
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
*optional fried egg
1 tsp fresh basil, finely chopped

Turn on your broiler.

Top one half of the English muffin with the sliced tomato and then shredded mozzarella. Place it on a baking sheet, along with the other half of the English muffin. Slide under the broiler. Broil until the cheese is melted and browned in places. Remove from the oven and add the fried egg, if desired, and the fresh basil. Top with the other half of the English muffin.

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Crepes On-the-Run

While crepes may not seem like a quick go-to breakfast, with a little planning you can enjoy homemade crepes any day of the week. Simply make a large batch of crepes, refrigerate or freeze then enjoy all week long.

What you need:
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. melted butter
1/4 tsp. salt
additional butter, for coating the pan

  1. Blend all of the ingredients until completely incorporated (an immersion or regular blender works well for this). Let batter chill in the fridge for at least one hour. (This allows the bubbles to subside, making your batter nice and smooth.) Your batter can be made up to 48 hours in advance.
  2. Heat an 8″-10″ non-stick pan over medium-high. Add butter to coat. Pour a scant 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to spread evenly (you want a very thin even layer of batter—adjust amount of batter according to the size of pan you are using). Cook for 45 seconds and flip. Cook for another 20 seconds.
  3. Refrigerate any leftover crepes in a resealable plastic bag with a sheet of wax paper between each crepe to prevent sticking. Well-sealed, they can be frozen for up to one month.
  4. When you are ready for breakfast, kids can help fill their crepes with ham and cheese, fresh fruit and cream cheese, Nutella and bananas, peanut butter and jam or any combination that appeals.
  5. Roll up crepes like a burrito or fold in quarters to make a simple, portable meal.

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Frozen Fruit Smoothie

These fruity, creamy shakes are so refreshing. I even make variations of these instead of ice cream! They come together in minutes, use ingredients that you most likely have on hand, and pack nutrition and energy in every satisfying sip.

What you need:
2 cups frozen berries or fruit
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup yogurt
1 frozen banana
1 Tbsp. honey

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until completely smooth.

*Optional: Add 1-2 Tbsp. of flax seeds + veggie powder to the blender for even more nutrition.

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Greek Omelette in a Pita

Greek flavors wake up the tastebuds in the morning without a lot of fat or calories. This handheld breakfast powers kids up with a good mix of protein, carbs and even a serving of vegetables.

What you need:
1 tsp. oil
2 Tbsp. chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped red bell peppers
2 eggs
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
2 Tbsp. store-bought hummus
1 pita, cut in half

  1. Crack the eggs in a small bowl and whisk with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Add oil to a small non-stick skillet. Saute the onions until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the bell peppers and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add in the eggs and quickly stir all the ingredients together and let them cook completely, about 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and top with feta cheese. Spread 1 tablespoon of the hummus on each half of the pita. Fill the pita with the eggs.

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Homemade Granola Bar

Make your own granola bars (it’s easier than you think) and enjoy many breakfasts for the work of one simple recipe. These easy breakfast bars taste even better than store-bought.

What you need:
2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup shredded coconut, loosely packed
1/4 cup flax seeds
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup honey
1/4 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
1-1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 cup dried fruit, chopped (apricots, dates, cranberries, blueberries, raisins, etc.)

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Butter an 8 by 12-inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the oatmeal, almonds, and coconut together on a sheet pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in the flax seeds.
  3. Place the butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.* Cook and stir for a minute, then pour over the toasted oatmeal mixture. Add the dried fruit and stir well.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Wet your fingers and lightly press the mixture evenly into the pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until light golden brown. Cool for at least 2 to 3 hours before cutting. Wrap in individual servings and store in your pantry.

*Melted butter and sugar can burn, so make sure to keep the kids away from the stove.

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Pop-Toast

Those sugary ready-made pastries are fun to eat fresh from the toaster. This homemade version is nearly as quick—but with less sugar and no artificial colors or flavors. The sky’s the limit when it comes to imagining taste combinations. You could make a different pop-toast every morning!

What you need:
2 pieces of whole wheat bread
1 tsp butter, softened
1-1/2 Tbsp. jam

  1. Lightly butter both pieces of bread.
  2. Spread the jam over the butter onto just one piece of bread leaving 1/2 inch border around the edges. Top with the remaining slice of bread.
  3. Cut off the crust and seal the two pieces of bread together using the tines of a fork.
  4. Slide into the toaster; then *pop*, breakfast is ready.

*Optional: Add thinly sliced fresh fruit such as bananas or strawberries for a fresh flavor. Try adding peanut butter or cream cheese for an added boost of protein. Chocolate fiends could even try a teaspoon of chocolate hazelnut spread instead of butter.

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Crustless Quiche Muffins

These little quiche muffins bake up quickly. They are the perfect protein-packed meal to grab as you head out the door.

What you need:
1 cup onions, chopped
1 cup diced bacon
1-1/2 cups cheese (cheddar, Swiss or Gruyere)
5 large eggs
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup whole milk
1 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F with rack in middle.

  1. Spray a muffin tin with pan spray.
  2. Cook bacon for 5 minutes in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions . Cook until onions are translucent, another 5-7 minutes.
  3. Put 1 tablespoon of the onion mixture into each muffin tin.
  4. Whisk together eggs, cream, milk, cheese and salt and pepper and pour over onion mixture.
  5. Bake until tops are golden and custard is set in center, 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Cool slightly before removing from the pan.

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Morning Milkshake

Milkshakes for breakfast?! Yes, please. I always keep ripe bananas in the freezer so I can whip up a quick smoothie or a healthy milkshake.

What you need:
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon honey or sugar
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 banana, frozen (or fresh bananas and add a handful of ice cubes)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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Breakfast Crostini

In Italy, families enjoy breakfasts of fresh bread, butter or ricotta cheese and fruit preserves. Ricotta isn’t just for lasagnas—it is drier than cottage cheese and milder than cream cheese, making it perfect for sensitive kid palates.
What you need:
1/4 of a baguette, sliced in half lengthwise
1/2 cup ricotta
1 Tbsp. honey
1 cup strawberries, sliced

Combine the ricotta and honey. Spread evenly over the baguette slices and top with sliced strawberries.

You can also use cream cheese or lowfat Neufchatel in place of the ricotta.

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Apple Sandwich w/ Almond Butter & Granolagf

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, cored and sliced into rings
  • Almond butter
  • Granola

Instructions

  1. Generously spread almond butter on one apple slice. Sprinkle granola over almond butter and top with another apple slice. Repeat using remaining apple slices and almond butter.

I hope you like these as much as we do! If you try them, tag me in socials! I love food pics hahaha if you have any other breakfast ideas, leave them in the comments for us! What’s your go-to? What’s your favorite? Xx

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