Breakfast is definitely having a moment in the food world, and a scroll through Instagram, Pinterest, and restaurants’ menu offerings shows just how much people are loving the most important meal of the day.
While we’d love to start every day off with an elaborately decorated acai bowl, there just unfortunately isn’t usually enough time during the morning rush to spend any more than a few minutes making our meal.
If you’re like us and have limited time in the mornings but still want to enjoy a delicious and health breakfast, this is the post for you! Keep reading to discover eight of our favourite quick and easy breakfast recipes, so you can start your day off on the right foot.
Easily one of the most Instagrammed breakfasts of the last few years, avocado toast continues to be one of our faves because not only is it healthy and so delicious, but it takes just minutes to make! There’s also a lot of room for variety here, so you can keep it as simple as just slapping some avo onto your toast, or add some delicious toppings if time permits.
A few of our favourite toppings:
Hemp seed oil
It doesn’t get much easier than this. Just making your toast, mash on some avo, and add your salt, pepper, and optional toppings.
Smoothie bowls have become another super popular go-to breakfast, and these nutritional powerhouses can be made so many different ways, so you can make a new flavour every day of the week.
In our opinion, you just can’t go wrong with chocolate, and a big chocolate smoothie bowl is one of our favourite ways to start the day!
2 frozen bananas
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
¼ - ½ cup almond milk or coconut water
2 medjool dates (optional)
Add your smoothie ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth (you may need to add a bit more liquid, depending on your blender).
Scoop into a bowl and top with toppings of your choice!
Oatmeal doesn’t take long to make, but you’ll make your mornings even simpler if you plan ahead and make a bowl of overnight oats the night before. Again, there’s lots of variety out there, but this one from Sweet Peas and Saffron is a great starting point!
1 cup frozen fruit, thawed
1 tsp maple syrup
½ cup rolled outs
1 tbsp chia seeds
¾ cup almond milk
Place thawed fruit in the bottom of a jar and mash until pureed.
Add in the following order: maple syrup, oats, chia seeds, almond milk. No need to stir!
Place in the fridge overnight.
This lasts up to four days in the fridge, so you can make a few at a time and have breakfast ready for a few days!
These protein packed bites are a great way to get you going in the morning and are also delicious as snacks throughout the day. You can make big batches ahead of time and have breakfast made a few days in advance.
We got this delicious recipe from The Cooking Jar, but there are many more varieties online, including vegetarian, keto, and dairy free options.
12 large eggs, beaten
1 cup cheddar cheese
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
6 slices of bacon, chopped
1 tsp smoked paprika
Salt and pepper
Mix together all of the ingredients until smooth.
Grease a regular sized muffin tin and fill each tin about 2/3 of the way full.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-23 minutes or until a knife inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
Allow to cool and then remove muffins from pan.
You can make a big batch and refrigerate or freeze them!
Strawberry Chia Pudding
While chia pudding may look a little off putting, it’s actually a delicious and super healthy meal. We also love it because it’s another recipe that can be made ahead of time and enjoyed for a few days.
There are lots of delicious chia pudding recipes out there, but this is one of our all-time favourites from Boho Beautiful.
2 cups canned coconut milk
½ cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
½ cup chia seeds
Place the coconut milk and frozen berries into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a jar and stir in your chia seeds. Stir the chia seeds a few times over the next hour so they’re evenly dispersed, and then stick in the fridge. It will need to sit for at least an hour total but can be made overnight and enjoyed over the next few days.
When you’re ready to enjoy, scoop some into a bowl and add toppings of your choice!
Tex-Mex Breakfast Wrap
Wraps aren’t just for lunch! Make a delicious and healthy breakfast version that you can eat on the run.
1 wrap (gluten free or sprouted grain, if you prefer)
Handful of spinach
Scramble your eggs and then assemble everything onto your wrap. Of course, there is a ton of freedom here, and you can use whatever toppings you like! Take your wrap to go by rolling it up in tin foil and enjoying on the go.
This delicious recipe comes from wellness Instagrammer, Loni Jane. It’s a delicious raw take on granola that can be eaten as a cereal with milk or used as a topping on smoothie bowls. Make a batch on Sunday and enjoy it all week long!
2 cups pitted dates
2 cups shredded coconut
2 cups raw rolled oats
2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
2 tbsp raw cacao (optional)
Put everything into a food processor or high-speed blender and pulse until everything is mixed together. You’ll have a sticky yet crumbly consistency. If you’re using a blender, it’s easier to make the recipe in smaller patches, approx. half a cup of each ingredient at a time.
This option may not be for everyone, but leftovers can make a delicious breakfast! If you’re the type who can wake up and eat just about anything, why not opt for some of last night’s dinner?
Enjoying a healthy and delicious breakfast doesn’t have to take a lot of time (or a lot of money!). We hope these recipes help make your mornings go that much smoother.J Enjoy!