If you’re stuck in a breakfast rut, prepare to be inspired! Whether you’re looking for healthy breakfast ideas or planning a weekend brunch, these easy breakfast recipes are here to start your day off right.

Breakfast Ideas for Every Day of the Week!

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and I had so much fun putting together this collection of breakfast recipes for you! This recipe roundup is full of healthy breakfast ideas, with a few indulgent options sprinkled in. Below you’ll find breakfast ideas featuring oatmeal, eggs, smoothies, pancakes, muffins and more! Many of these recipes can be made ahead to save you time on busy mornings.

Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas

Side view of chia seed pudding served in small jars with raspberries, blueberries and sliced almonds.

Chia Seed Pudding

Quick to make, healthy and oh so delicious, this chia pudding is a make-ahead breakfast you’ll look forward to! It’s thick, creamy and endlessly customizable with mix-ins and toppings.

Breakfast Burrito

With sausage, eggs, cheese and veggies, these breakfast burritos are big on flavor and so satisfying. They freeze and reheat wonderfully so they’re an ideal option for busy mornings.

Granola on a wooden spoon set in baking sheet full of granola.

Granola Recipe

This homemade granola is crunchy, cinnamon-spiced and sweetened with maple syrup. Nuts and seeds add texture and flavor to each bite. Serve it with Greek yogurt and berries for a breakfast that will keep you full all morning long.

Two breakfast sandwiches stacked on top of each other.

Breakfast Sandwich

Crispy bacon, eggs, cheese and guacamole are stacked between two English muffin halves in these hearty breakfast sandwiches. Serve them right away or freeze them for later.

Slice of slow cooker frittata on a small plate with a fork.

Slow Cooker Frittata

This ham and cheese frittata cooks up fluffy and delicious in the slow cooker. You’ll need just six ingredients for this easy crockpot egg casserole.

Peanut butter granola in a mason jar next to a spoonful of peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Granola

Made with just 4 ingredients, this peanut butter granola is crunchy, slightly sweet, and full of rich peanut butter flavor. I love to serve it with sliced banana, a few mini chocolate chips and milk. It’s a favorite for breakfast or dessert!

Oatmeal breakfast cookies with a glass of milk in the background.

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

This easy breakfast cookie recipe is made in one bowl, with no mixer required. With flaxseed, oats and applesauce, these cookies are as nutritious as they are delicious!

Easy Breakfast Ideas: Oatmeal Recipes

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Baked Oatmeal

Warm, cozy vibes abound with this easy baked oatmeal recipe. This healthy breakfast idea tastes indulgent, with its custardy texture and slightly sweet, cinnamon-spiced flavor.

Bowl of instant pot steel cut oats topped with maple syrup, cinnamon, sliced banana and blueberries.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

There’s nothing more comforting for breakfast than a bowl of oatmeal, and this steel cut oatmeal is hearty, creamy and satisfying. Cooking it in the Instant Pot is my favorite hands-off way to make this healthy breakfast. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, try this Steel Cut Oats recipe instead.

Overnight oats in a jar with fresh berries and sliced almonds.

Overnight Oats

Here’s another 4 ingredient quick breakfast idea for you: overnight oats! This make ahead recipe is the perfect healthy breakfast for busy mornings. You can eat this no-cook oatmeal cold or warm it up, it’s delicious either way!

Strawberry banana baked oatmeal in a baking dish with a spoon.

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Bananas add natural sweetness to this healthy breakfast bake. The leftovers reheat well, making it easier than ever to enjoy a quick, wholesome breakfast on busy days.

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: Smoothies

Strawberry banana smoothie in a mason jar with a straw.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberries and banana are a delicious duo that stars in this creamy, 4-ingredient smoothie. Protein-rich Greek yogurt makes this smoothie filling enough for breakfast.

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Berry Smoothie

This fruit smoothie is bursting with sweet berry flavor! It’s the perfect balance between creamy and fruity, and so refreshing.

Cocoa almond butter protein smoothie in a glass with chocolate shavings, banana and almond butter drizzle.

Chocolate Protein Smoothie

This delicious protein smoothie is made without protein powder. Instead, it’s naturally high in protein thanks to plain Greek yogurt and almond butter. The banana-chocolate-almond butter flavor combo is incredible!

Strawberry and blueberry oatmeal breakfast smoothies served in wide mouthed mason jars.

Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

This smoothie is a kid favorite and so perfect for a before-school breakfast. Customize this simple recipe with your favorite frozen fruits; pictured are blueberry and strawberry-mango flavors.

Green smoothie served in a glass with a straw.

Green Smoothie

This energizing green smoothie is cool, creamy and refreshing. Pair it with a slice of almond butter toast for a breakfast that will power you through your morning.

Breakfast Ideas with Eggs

Poached egg served on buttered whole wheat toast.

Poached Eggs

A perfectly poached egg is an elegant yet easy breakfast. Serve it on toast or with sliced avocado and fresh tomatoes for a simple, healthy start to the day.

Four breakfast tacos with eggs, cheese, bacon, avocado and pico de gallo on a plate.

Breakfast Tacos

I can’t think of anything better than tacos for breakfast! In this easy recipe, soft tortillas are filled with scrambled eggs, avocado, bacon, Pico de Gallo and cheese. I could eat these every day!

Egg muffins served on a plate with one cut in half.

Egg Muffins

These fluffy egg muffins are a healthy breakfast idea that’s quick to make and so tasty. Make a batch and store some in the freezer for quick grab-and-go breakfasts.

Soft boiled egg served on avocado toast.

Soft Boiled Eggs

I love serving a soft boiled egg over avocado toast for a simple, delicious breakfast. With this recipe, it’s easy to make soft boiled eggs with jammy yolks, and they peel easily, too!

Omelet served with buttered toast and coffee.


An omelet is a satisfying breakfast that never goes out of style. Fill yours with veggies and avocado, ham and cheese, or any other combination of ingredients that you love! Learn how to make restaurant-quality omelets at home with this simple recipe.

Fluffy scrambled eggs on a white plate.

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are a breakfast classic, and these are the fluffiest, creamiest scrambled eggs around! Just 4 ingredients and a few minutes are all you need to get this protein-rich breakfast on your plate. On the weekend, I like to serve them with crispy Breakfast Potatoes.

Hard boiled eggs on a plate with some unpeeled, some peeled and some cut in half.

Hard Boiled Eggs

When you need a make-ahead option that’s perfect for grabbing in a hurry, hard boiled eggs are a convenient option. Pair them with a muffin, some fruit or crackers and cheese for an ultra quick and easy morning meal.

Breakfast Casserole Recipes

Baked breakfast casserole in baking dish.

Breakfast Casserole

Bacon, cheese and hash brown potatoes bring loads of flavor to this easy breakfast casserole. Bake it right away or refrigerate it overnight and then bake.

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Baked French Toast Casserole

This French toast casserole is a favorite for a holiday breakfast. The top is sweet and crunchy and the center is soft and custardy like a bread pudding. It’s simply irresistible!

Slice of vegetarian egg casserole on a small plate with a fork.

Egg Casserole

This vegetarian egg casserole is loaded with potatoes, spinach and spicy pepper jack cheese. It’s a hearty breakfast bake that feeds a crowd.

Slice of cranberry orange French toast casserole on a small plate with a fork.

Cranberry Orange French Toast Casserole

Indulge in holiday flavors with this sweet cranberry orange French toast casserole. You prep it the night before and let the bread soak in the custard overnight in the fridge, then bake it in the morning.

Pancakes and Waffles

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Blueberry Pancakes

Fluffy pancakes studded with sweet blueberries are a real treat for breakfast. Add a pat of butter and a some maple syrup and devour!

Stack of oatmeal pancakes topped with butter, berries and syrup with a bite cut out.

Oatmeal Pancakes

Old-fashioned rolled oats add texture and nutrition to these delicious oatmeal pancakes. The secret to making them spectacular is to soak the oats in milk for 15 minutes before adding them to the pancake batter.

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Banana Pancakes

Ripe bananas add natural sweetness to these homemade banana pancakes. My kids gobble these up, and I’ll gladly admit that I love them just as much as they do!

Stack of pumpkin pancakes topped with maple syrup, butter and pecans with jar of syrup and plate of pancakes in background.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Warm spices and pumpkin puree bring a touch of fall flavors to these wholesome pumpkin pancakes. They’re golden on the edges and so good drizzled with pure maple syrup.

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Waffle Recipe

These are the best waffles! They’re crispy on the edges, soft and fluffy in the middle and very easy to make. Make them ahead and freeze for quick weekday breakfasts.

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Buttermilk Pancakes

This is my go-to pancake recipe that I make most often for my family. These buttermilk pancakes are seriously so fluffy and have the best flavor thanks to tangy buttermilk in the batter. Serve them with a side of Air Fryer Bacon or scrambled eggs.

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Healthy Pancakes

Keep your pancake breakfast on the healthier side with these whole wheat pancakes. The reader reviews say it all – these healthy pancakes are incredibly delicious!

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Pumpkin Waffles

These pumpkin waffles are generously spiced with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves so you get the best pumpkin spice flavor. They’re perfect for a cozy weekend breakfast!

Best Breakfast Recipes for Brunch

Whole baked quiche with two slices cut.

Spinach Quiche

You can’t go wrong with quiche for breakfast and this spinach version is delectable! It features a savory egg custard, filled with spinach and cheese and then baked in a flaky pie crust until golden.

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Coffee Cake

This coffee cake recipe has a soft, moist cake and lots of sweet, cinnamon crumb topping. It uses the same crumb mixture for both the topping and cinnamon swirl filling to save prep time.

Crustless quiche in pie dish with a slice of quiche on a pie server.

Crustless Quiche

No one will miss the crust with this savory crustless quiche recipe! With bacon, vegetables and cheese, this easy quiche is full of flavor.

Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting in white baking dish.

Cinnamon Rolls

Sweet, gooey cinnamon rolls are what brunch dreams are made of! My recipe includes two icing options: a thick cream cheese frosting or a simple icing.

Five slices of French toast stacked on a plate and served with butter, berries and maple syrup.

French Toast

There’s no resisting the sweet, caramelized edges and soft, custardy centers of this brunch favorite. The best part is that it’s a cinch to make!

Slice of broccoli cheese quiche on a plate.

Broccoli Quiche

You’ll need only 5 ingredients to make this easy broccoli and cheese quiche. Using a store-bought pie crust saves time and effort.

Partially sliced vegetable frittata in cast iron skillet.


Whether you’re feeding guests for brunch or cooking only for yourself, making a frittata is always a great idea. It’s lighter than a quiche and endlessly customizable with mix-ins, including vegetables, cheese, fresh herbs or meats.

Muffins and Biscuits

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Homemade Biscuits

Buttery, soft and flaky, these homemade biscuits make an incredible breakfast served with eggs or sausage gravy. You’ll love how quick and easy they are to make!

Chocolate chip muffins stacked on a plate.

Chocolate Chip Muffins

When you’re craving chocolate for breakfast (it happens sometimes!), give these chocolate chip muffins a try. With Greek yogurt in the batter, these muffins are extra moist and tender.

Blueberry oatmeal muffins stacked on muffin pan.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

These blueberry oatmeal muffins are one of my very favorites, and I bet you’ll love them too! They’re soft, fluffy and bursting with juicy blueberries, plus oats add a lovely texture and extra nutrition to these healthy muffins.

Healthy banana muffins stacked together on a piece of parchment paper.

Healthy Banana Muffins

These simple banana muffins are the muffin recipe I make most often. The batter is quick to make in one bowl and the muffins are soft and sweet. Bake a batch the next time you have extra ripe bananas on your counter.

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Blender Banana Muffins

These flourless chocolate chip banana muffins are dairy-free and gluten-free. They are quick and easy to make in your blender and like most muffins, they freeze well for make ahead breakfasts and snacks.

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

Here’s another healthy muffin recipe for you: blueberry banana muffins. These light and fluffy muffins are free of refined sugars and can be made in regular or mini muffin size.

Quick Breads

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Banana Bread

Homemade banana bread is a comforting treat for breakfast. This recipe has just enough sweetness and makes the best moist banana bread.

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Healthy Banana Bread

This healthy banana bread is made with whole wheat flour and honey instead of refined sugars, but it’s just as delicious as the classic recipe. You’ll be so glad to have this recipe in your collection!

Sliced loaf of apple bread.

Apple Bread

This healthy apple bread is moist and filled with chunks of fresh apple and cinnamon. A walnut and oat streusel is a delicious topping for this beautiful loaf.

Stacked slices of pumpkin bread, with melted butter.

Pumpkin Bread

In the fall, I love a slice of this pumpkin bread with my morning coffee. This easy quick bread is generously spiced and has a soft and tender crumb.

Loaf of blueberry banana bread with two slices cut.

Blueberry Banana Bread

This delicious twist on banana bread can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries. Serve it with cottage cheese and fruit for an easy breakfast idea.

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Zucchini Bread

Cinnamon and nutmeg enhance the flavor of this healthy homemade zucchini bread. You can add walnuts or pecans to the batter or leave out the nuts, the choice is yours.

Loaf of chocolate banana bread in a loaf pan set on a wire rack.

Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate and plain banana bread batters are swirled together to make the most delicious double chocolate chip banana bread in this quick bread recipe. It’s a favorite for good reason!

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Four breakfast tacos on a plate.

55 Best Breakfast Ideas

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Whether you're looking for healthy breakfast ideas or planning a weekend brunch, these easy breakfast recipes are here to start your day off right. In this recipe collection you'll find breakfast ideas with oatmeal, eggs, smoothies, pancakes, muffins and more! Start with these delicious breakfast tacos.


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 4 taco size flour tortillas
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup pico de gallo


  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, folding up the edges to catch the bacon grease. Lay the bacon slices in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 12-20 minutes, until cooked to your liking. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess grease.
  • Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a medium bowl. Add the milk and a pinch or two of salt. Whisk vigorously until well combined and uniform. Melt the butter in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Once melted, use a spatula to spread the butter over the bottom of the skillet.
  • Add the eggs to the skillet and let cook for 1 minute without stirring. Then use a rubber spatula to gently and slowly scrape across the bottom and around the edges of the pan as the eggs cook, folding the eggs gently to help them cook evenly. Once eggs are mostly set but still a little moist, remove pan from the heat. Be careful to not overcook the eggs so that they stay moist and fluffy, not dried out.
  • Warm the tortillas in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove. To assemble the tacos, in each tortilla place scrambled eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, avocado slices and pico de gallo. Serve immediately.


  • You can cook the bacon ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • If you’re making homemade pico de gallo, it can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. The tomatoes will release some liquid over time, which you can drain off.
Serving: 1taco, Calories: 370kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 189mg, Sodium: 923mg, Potassium: 404mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 765IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 185mg, Iron: 2mg
Nutrition information is an estimate.
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
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