Not to be cliché, but breakfast really is a great way to start the day. It’s physically energizing, obviously, but it’s also a nice way to gently transition from your cozy bed to whatever the rest of the day has in store. The key to making mornings delicious and relaxing, though, is choosing recipes that can either be made ahead of time, or only take a few minutes to throw together. If weekday breakfast is too complicated, that ‘gentle transition’ becomes more of a frantic, half-awake blitz through your fridge and cabinets.
The breakfasts below vary from quick overnight oats that’ll be ready as soon as you wake up, to a baked egg and asparagus skillet that needs 20 minutes of oven time but only about a minute of your full attention. Expand your horizons and try these 15 healthy snack options to satisfy those breakfast food cravings all day long.
15 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast Snacks That You Should Try
1. Nut Butter, Banana, and Chia Seed Toast
Try this superfood twist on classic PB and toast with 1/2 a banana (sliced) and a sprinkle of chia, which is packed with vitamins and minerals (like six times more calcium than milk!).
2. Baked Egg and Asparagus With Feta
This recipe takes 20 minutes, so throw it in the oven while you carry on with your morning routine, then sit down to a healthy, delicious breakfast.
3. Chickpea and Egg Sandwich
Chickpeas add another texture to the scrambled egg filling in this easy sandwich.
4. Mango Cherry Smoothie
Frozen cherries are a great healthy staple to keep on hand.
5. Tomato Avocado Egg Sandwich
An avocado toast breakfast sandwich, basically.
6. Cherry Coconut Overnight Oats
The cherry-coconut combination is great in these overnight oats, but you could also substitute 1/2 cup of any kind of chopped stone fruit, pineapple, or mango.
7. Cantaloupe With Honey Yogurt and Pistachios
This simple breakfast is a super refreshing way to kick off a summer morning. Pistachios go great with cantaloupe, but you can use any nut you want.
8. Egg-in-the-Hole Grilled Cheese
Add protein to a grilled-cheese sandwich by cooking an egg right into the middle.
9. Gingersnap Green Smoothie
Oatmeal adds a slightly starchy texture to this sweet spiced smoothie.
10. Potato and Mustard Green Frittata
A single-skillet brunch dish you can make ahead of time.
11. Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Here’s a healthy way to have chocolate for breakfast. A bowlful of quinoa makes for a filling, protein-rich base, and the banana and berries add a few servings of fruit.
12. Warm Fruit Bowl
Craving dessert for breakfast? Or breakfast for dessert? This gluten-free bowl should hit the spot. Simply bake a berry blend in the oven, sprinkle with dark chocolate shavings, and add a cup of milk.
13. Egg Breakfast Muffins
Finally, a muffin without all the sugar. These guys are simple to make ahead of time, and last all week. Blend or whisk eggs with spinach, bacon, and cheese, then pour the mixture into muffin tins. Bake for 15-20 minutes before serving or storing in the refrigerator for later.
14. Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
Smoothies are a perfect on-the-go snack any time of day. Blend frozen bananas, peanut butter, soy milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and a few ice cubes. If this is a morning snack, keep it in a tight-sealing container and throw it in a gym or work bag. For an afternoon boost, prep it the night before and freeze. Remove in the morning, and it will be thawed and ready to enjoy after lunch. Tip: Add a scoop of your favorite chocolate or vanilla protein for an extra protein boost.
15. Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal
A heaping dollop of pumpkin puree is a great way to squeeze in an extra dose of veggies. Plus, the super-orange superfood is packed with nutrients and a healthy dose of fiber. This recipe pairs the pumpkin with oats, chia seeds, cocoa, and almond milk for a quick and easy breakfast.
Enjoy these amazing breakfast snacks and let us know which one you liked the most.