Breakfast is essential for me. I am not someone who can begin the day without it — my stomach would protest. Simple and healthy is key, so I am always looking for ideas that meet both criteria. These 7 recipes all fit the bill. They clock in at 5 ingredients or less and can be made in minutes with groggy eyes. What’s best, though, is they’re wholesome and won’t leave your stomach grumbling in a few hours.
This cozy oatmeal tastes like fall but is so tasty you’ll crave it all year long. The apples give off so much natural sweetness as they cook down and soften that you may find you don’t even need a finishing drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
Keep a jar of your favorite salsa on hand and this jazzed up version of scrambled eggs will always be within reach. If you happen to have a ripe avocado on hand, feel free to slice it and serve it alongside.
Speaking of avocados, this toast is of course another great way to use them. Scrambled eggs lend protein here so you’ll be fully satisfied.
This quick yogurt parfait calls for frozen blueberries, which means you can assemble it all year long and not just when the berries are in season. Try swapping in other frozen fruit, too: Frozen mango chunks or frozen raspberries would especially be nice.
Mash an overripe banana with a couple of eggs and you have a naturally sweet batter for some seriously good (and seriously fast pancakes). You can even add chopped nuts or fruit to the batter and it will still be a breakfast that’s under 5 ingredients.
Opt for store-bought pesto to make this breakfast sandwich even more fuss-free. While English muffins are called for here, sliced sandwich bread or even sliced bagels can be used instead.
You might think homemade granola bars require lots of ingredients but this recipe proves they’re as easy as can be. What’s best is you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry right now.
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