By Lauren Paige
Mornings are crazy—you don’t need us to tell you that. But we pinky swear promise you have time for breakfast. We gathered up some quick breakfast ideas to help you get in a nutrient-rich meal you’ll look forward to eating, whether you’re craving something sweet or savory.
Quick Savory Breakfast Ideas
1. Blueberry Breakfast Salad from Eating Bird Food
Scramble some eggs, add some blueberries and nuts, serve with arugula and fresh herbs. That’s the gist of this recipe, which is ready in less than 15 minutes. Hot sauce is optional.
2. Savory Oatmeal with Cheddar and Fried Egg from Healthy Nibbles and Bits
It’s not news that oatmeal is a quick, healthy breakfast — but sometimes you just don’t want sweets in the morning. (But scroll down if you do). Enter this fast, flavorful recipe, on the table in less than 10 minutes. And you even get a little bit of veg into your morning via vitamin C-packed red bell pepper.
3. 7. Healthy 5-Minute Avocado Toast from Gimme Delicious
You might call this basic. We call it perfection. Fried egg on top is optional.
4. Favorite Fried Eggs from Cookie + Kate
Speaking of fried eggs, if you haven’t tried frying a couple eggs in olive oil, sprinkling some sea salt on top, and calling it breakfast, consider this your PSA.
Quick Sweet Breakfast Ideas
You don’t always want a smoothie this time of year, but somehow this one feels right. It’s made extra creamy thanks to avocado, which also lends healthy fats to keep you full, and is packed with other good things like spinach, banana, and almond milk. This one straddles the sweet-savory line, but we thought the banana tipped the scales.
6. No-Bake Trail-Mix Granola Bars from Bakerita
It takes 10 minutes to whip these nut- and seed-loaded Paleo bars and then you’re set for the week. With plenty of fiber, protein and healthy fats, plus zero refined sugar, you’ll feel like a champ all morning.
7. Banana-Oat Weekday Pancakes from Smitten Kitchen
Pancakes? On a busy weekday? Oh yeah, and you don’t have to get up at 5 a.m., either (we wouldn’t). Leave it to Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman to have a weekday pancake recipe that comes together in a single bowl and is packed with goodness. All it takes is a quick mix of ingredients you probably have around — bananas, oats, eggs, milk, whole wheat flour — and you’re on the fast track to healthy flapjacks, with protein, healthy fat, plus a shot of potassium.
8. 10-Minute Chia Seed Jam from Gimme Some Oven
Ch-ch-cha chia seed jam to the rescue. This super-simple, super-fast jam is one you can feel good about, especially if you slather it on your favorite multigrain toast.