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31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Nourish and Energize

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets the tone for the rest of the day, and I need it to be nutritious and filling! Some like a lighter breakfast, like a smoothie or just a coffee - but I need some more! Here's 31 of my favorite healthy breakfast ideas to kickstart your day, helping you feel nourished and filled until lunch.


Some of these recipes are easy on-the-go breakfasts, some are great for clean eating and weight loss and some are great for post-workout and 'heavy lifting'! There are of course a lot of recipes with eggs, because eggs are delicious for breakfast, they are protein packed, easy to eat and super versatile!


If you want to check out other fun recipe round-ups:


1. Coconut Chia Pudding with Peanut Butter and Banana


Round glass with chia pudding, topped with peanut butter, banana slices and maple syrup.


My new obsession! I love a creamy chia pudding because it is super easy to make and it is so versatile. My favorite is with peanut butter and banana for that extra power boost after a hard workout. Recipe on Ginger with Spice.


2. Crustless Quiche


Crustless quiche in a blue pan, three slices taken out of it.


This healthy vegetarian Crustless Quiche makes a perfect slimming breakfast or lunch! Easy to prepare, naturally gluten free and just as tasty hot or cold. Customise it to include your favourite veggies! Recipe on Supergolden Bakes.


3. Flaxseed Porridge


Flaxseed porridge in a white bowl, topped with fig halves.


Try this easy-to-make vegan, low-carb and gluten-free flaxseed porridge that is comforting and nutritious too. A delicious and healthy breakfast! Recipe on Flavours Treat.


4. Healthy Breakfast Cookies with Chia Seeds and Dried Blueberries


A plate with healthy breakfast cookies. Hands holding a stack in the background.


Packed with the superfood chia seeds, no refined sugar and delicious dried blueberries - this a healthy breakfast idea that can double as a dessert with a cup of tea or coffee. Recipe on Dani's Cookings.


5. Date Caramel Macchiato Breakfast Quinoa


A blue bowl with breakfast quinoa and milk, topped with sunflower seeds and almonds.


One of my favorite healthy breakfast ideas. It’s gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and vegan, yet it’s very protein rich, creamy and delicious. It doesn’t take as long as overnight oats, only the cook time of the quinoa. Recipe on Ginger with Spice.


6. Lighter French Toast


A stack of whole wheat bread french toast, topped with cream and berries.


This is a great start to any morning with a basic french toast recipe made from whole grain bread, almond milk, eggs and cinnamon, topped with organic maple syrup, fresh berries, Greek yogurt and walnuts. Recipe on Simply Made Recipes.


7. Chcolate Cherry Yoghurt Breakfast Smoothie


Two glasses with chocolate cherry breakfast smoothie, pink straws.


This Chocolate Cherry Yogurt Smoothie is easy, healthy and so yummy! This recipe has no added sugars and is full of protein and fiber. You can even sneak in a serving of greens without altering the flavor. Recipe on Clean Eating Kitchen.


8. Chocolate Chip Buckwheat Pancakes


A stack of healthy buckwheat chocolate pancakes, topped with strawberries.


These Strawberry Chocolate Chip Buckwheat Pancakes are grain-free and gluten-free, with juicy strawberries and melty dark chocolate chips. You’ll want to add these wholesome and fluffy pancakes to your brunch menu! Recipe on Crumb Top Baking.


9. Chives and Cheese Scrambled Eggs


Pouring scrambled eggs from skillet to a white bowl.


My favorite (and only) way to eat scrambled eggs! Just a few simple ingredients elevate the scrambled eggs into a wonderfully flavorful healthy breakfast. I love to serve them with my whole wheat bread rolls. Recipe on Ginger with Spice.


10. Banana, Coconut and Date Quick Oatmeal


Oatmeal in a glass jar topped with pecan halves.


Unlike the overnight oats, this coconut oatmeal is served warm. It's however easy to prep most of the stuff days in advance. It's the perfect warming dish for a cold Winter morning. Recipe on Slumber and Scones.


11. Eggs Baked in Portobello Mushrooms


Two pink plates with two portobello mushrooms filled with baked eggs, each.


Protein packed eggs, baked in a mushroom for a low carb alternative to putting them on bread and a layer of chopped spinach for a vegetable portion first thing in the morning. Recipe on Hungry Healthy Happy.


12. Everything Bagel Cloud Eggs


4 cloud eggs on a cutting board.


Cloud eggs are a light, fluffy, and delicate tasting form of baked eggs. They’re made by whipping egg whites to a stiff peak, folding in your desired seasonings, forming them into nests, and baking them with the yolk in the center. Recipe on Key to My Lime.


13. Asparagus Omelette Soufflé


Omelette Souffle with asparagus on top. Egg shells in the background.


This omelette soufflé is a light and fluffy breakfast bursting with fresh spring ingredients like asparagus, green onions and optional creamy tart goat cheese. Recipe on Running to the Kitchen.


14. Healthy Banana Pancakes


A stack of healthy banana pancakes. Topped with butter and maple syrup.


These healthy banana pancakes have no added sugar because of the sweet bananas. It’s amazing how few ingredients these pancakes have, yet they taste so much! I would swear they contained vanilla, maybe cinnamon and nutmeg. But no, just banana. Recipe on Ginger with Spice.


15. Gluten Free Homemade Granola


Glass jar tipped over with heathy granola spilling out.


I love Healthy Gluten Free Homemade Granola because it’s a make ahead breakfast that you can eat throughout the week. If you store it in an airtight container it’ll last for up to 2 weeks. Recipe on This is Wholesome.


16. Eggs in Purgatory


Eggs in tomato sauce in a skillet. Bread on the side.


Eggs in purgatory is a one-pan meal that you can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Not to mention, it only takes 20 minutes to make! It’s eggs that are softly poached in a simple yet robust spicy tomato sauce. Recipe on Pina Bresciani.


17. Easy Mushroom and Broccoli Frittata


Mushroom and Broccoli Frittata in a cast iron skillet.


This easy and flavorful Mushroom and Broccoli Frittata comes together in minutes and this healthy, veggie-filled, egg, and cheese dish makes a perfect low-carb breakfast or a brunch main dish. Recipe on Grits and Pinecones.


18. Easy and Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal


Pan with healthy breakfast blueberry oatmeal.


This blueberry baked oatmeal is perfect for an easy and healthy breakfast that’s loaded with whole grains, fresh fruit, and healthy fiber. Each bite tastes like a delicious oatmeal cookie dotted with pops of blueberry! Recipe on Chasing Vibrance.


19. Swiss Chard and Quinoa Healthy Breakfast Bowl


A white bowl with breakfast quinoa and sunny egg.


Erica's all-time favorite leafy green is the star of this uber healthy, kinda-sorta breakfast salad served with a sexy silky egg on top.  You can almost eat the entire rainbow in one dish! Recipe on Erica's Recipes.


20. Sheet Pan Frittata with Spring Greens


White plate with frittata and spring greens.


This healthy breakfast idea is great for when the fresh greens appear on the farmer's market with dandelion greens, baby asparagus, snap peas, chives and pea sprouts. Talk about fresh! Recipe on The View from Great Island.


21. Mediterranean Healthy Breakfast Burritos


Healthy breakfast burrito cut in half, kiwi as decoration on the plate.


These breakfast burritos have the Mediterranean flavors like spinach, feta, sun-dried tomatoes and black olives, scrambled eggs and re-fried beans, wrapped all up in sun-dried tomato tortillas. Delicious! Recipe on Food Meanderings.


22. Paleo Blueberry Banana Muffins


Healthy Blueberry Muffins in a light colored towel.


These paleo blueberry banana muffins combine the fresh blueberry muffins with the warm coziness of banana bread. They are refined sugar free, dairy fee and gluten free. A nutritious and easy breakfast, snack or treat. Recipe on A Sweet Alternative.


23. Avocado Baked Eggs


Baked Eggs in Avocado Half.


This is a delicious healthy breakfast idea that is super easy to make with almost zero hands-on time. You can top it with your favorite toppings and you're ready to go! Recipe on G-Free Foodie.


24. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars with Trail Mix


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars on a wooden cutting board.


There is no added refined sugar in this recipe. The mildly sweet taste comes from honey and applesauce, plus the occasional chocolate from the trail mix. Recipe on Inspire a Creation.


25. Nutrient Packed Healthy Breakfast Sandwich


Healthy Breakfast Sandwich on a white plate.


This nutrient packed breakfast sandwich has a runny egg, kale, prosciutto, and parmesan cheese on an English muffin. It’s a level up from the traditional bacon, egg, & cheese without much additional effort. Recipe on Nourish Nutrition.


26. High Protein Vegan Healthy Breakfast Burritos


Healthy breakfast burritos cut in half.


High Protein Vegan Breakfast Burritos are loaded with the flavors of the southwest, and full of nutrients! Nopalitos, black beans, new potatoes, avocado, red chile sauce, tofu. What a great way to kick start your day! Recipe on Beyond Mere Sustenance.


27. Spiralized Veggie Healthy Breakfast Casserole


Healthy breakfast casserole on a white plate with golden fork.


This Spiralized Veggie Breakfast Casserole really is delicious and it is packed full of spiralized veggie goodness!  The veggies provide healthy vitamins and minerals while the egg whites provide an excellent amount of protein. Recipe on Simple Sassy Scrumptious.


28. Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats


White bowl with chocolate coconut overnight oats on a wooden plate.


Even though these are healthy breakfast ideas, that doesn't mean there's no room for chocolate! This is creamy, chocolatey and filled with nutritious chia seeds, oats and greek yoghurt. Mix – cover – chill – eat. Love it! Recipe on Ginger with Spice.


29. Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl


Three bowls of sweet potato smoothie, topped with pecans and blueberries.


A Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl is a perfect way to start your day. With a side of protein, it will keep you full and energized all morning. Thick, creamy and slightly sweet! Paleo, GF, grain free, dairy free, vegan, Whole30. Recipe on Paleo Gluten Free Guy.


30. Strawberry Detox Juice


A glass with strawberry detox juice and ice cubes.


Do you find it hard to be healthy during the week? Try substituting that glass of chocolate milk for this juice! This Strawberry Detox juice will give you all the benefits of strawberry, ginger and lime while tasting like a dessert. Recipe on Milk and Pop.


31. Vegan Gluten Free Oat & Quinoa Waffles


A stack of healthy breakfast waffles on a plate. Apples in the background.


Easy and tasty vegan gluten-free waffles made with oat and quinoa flour. They’re crunchy and golden on the outside and soft on the inside. Quinoa adds a wonderful nutty flavour and protein to help to keep you full. Recipe on The Simple Green.


So many delicious recipes you wouldn't even know where to start, right? Yes, me too!


BONUS: Baked Grapefruit: 3 Healthy Breakfast Recipes


Three halves of baked grapefruit on a plate.


Some can't eat a lot in the morning, and then a baked grapefruit would be just perfect! Baking the grapefruit makes it sweeter and less bitter. I call it a post workout snack, and so this is my bonus recipe in this round-up of recipes! Recipe on Ginger with Spice.


Of course, there are so many more delicious healthy breakfast ideas out there, but we need to start somewhere and these are my top picks for a filling and nourishing start of the day. And make sure you check out my Drinks section too, to find the perfect pairing for your breakfast. Tons of coffee, tea, smoothies and of course chocolate!


Want more healthy breakfast ideas? Here are some honorable mentions:



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Tamara Andersen

Thursday 16th of January 2020

Wow! So many healthy (gorgeous) breakfast ideas! I'm a firm believer in starting every day with a filling and healthy breakfast, and I'm loving all of these recipes... Thanks for including my burritos!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Thursday 16th of January 2020

Thank you so much, Tamara, and I'm glad you wanted to be a part of it - your breakfast burritos look delicious!

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