28 Quick, Filling Breakfasts to Revamp Your Morning Routine
As much as I love breakfast, all too often I find myself pressed for time and reaching for a mere apple or granola bar just to curb morning hunger...only to be greeted by stomach grumbles half an hour later. If you're guilty of the same thing, then you need a breakfast intervention. There's no need to whip up some spectacular menu worthy of a weekend brunch — but it's a good idea to have something more nutritious than a single piece of buttered toast or a cup of coffee to start your day.
Behold, 28 delicious recipes that are quick, easy, and filling. It is possible to make a good breakfast without getting up much earlier (some of them are easily made ahead of time and taken on the go, too), and the best part is you'll be completely satisfied until lunchtime rolls around. Whether you're a sweet-breakfast person or love something savory first thing, there's a breakfast option here for you. From colorful smoothies to flavorful oatmeal and even smoked salmon toast, keep reading to see the best ideas for easy, filling breakfasts that suit every type of morning mood.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes and Lauren Mazzo
Never heard of muesli? It's basically oatmeal served chilled. Traditionally, it's a mixture of raw oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit (a combination that makes a winning breakfast). Try it for yourself with this homemade muesli recipe.
Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl
Cottage cheese is the "It" ingredient on the internet right now, and one of the easiest ways to enjoy it is in a cottage cheese bowl, which you can make savory or sweet. This savory cottage cheese bowl is packed with satiating protein, thanks to a soft-boiled egg, smoked salmon, and — of course — cottage cheese.
Easy Overnight Oats
This popular make-ahead breakfast is a winner for a reason; you can prep it at night so it's ready to eat (or take with you) when you wake up. And if you've ever been disappointed with flavorless oats, this easy overnight oats recipe will show you that oatmeal doesn't have to be like that. Best part? You can top them with whatever fruit, nut butter, or seeds you have at home.
Sweet Potato and Spinach Breakfast Bowl
In order to make this sweet potato and spinach breakfast bowl quickly, roast the sweet potatoes the night before when you make dinner. Then you're just a fried egg away from a hearty and satisfying breakfast!
You can pay for a pricey acai bowl at your favorite juice shop, or buy a few ingredients and can make one right at home. This acai bowl recipe will show you just how easy it is.
Turkey Sausage, Cheddar, and Egg Muffins
These Turkey sausage, cheddar, and egg muffins are adorable and filling. Make a batch of these on the weekend to have a protein-packed, filling breakfast ready in seconds all week.
Coconut Oatmeal With Blueberry Compote
This coconut oatmeal with blueberry compote looks fancy, but it's ready in under 10 minutes, and is chock full of fiber. To make it, all you really need is oats, coconut milk, fresh or frozen blueberries, and some maple syrup.
If you, like most people, don't have more than 10 or 15 minutes to make breakfast in the morning, you'll love this easy and filling Mediterranean scramble with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach.
Hard-Boiled Eggs and Avocado
This is one of those breakfasts that makes you go, "why didn't I think of that?" If you make some hard-boiled eggs at the beginning of the week, then you're just a ripe avocado away from this tasty and hunger-fighting combination of hard-boiled eggs and avocado.
Cottage Cheese Toast
Can't get down with a bowl of cottage cheese? Instead, try this editor-approved recipe for cottage cheese toast from Baked by Melissa. Creamy cottage cheese plus hearty wheat bread and crunchy, fresh cucumber is a dreamy breakfast combination that comes together in mere minutes.
Peanut Butter, Egg, and Honey Toast
Yes, this is an odd combination, but once you try it, you just might crave it every a.m. This peanut butter, egg, and honey toast from Kourtney Kardashian's website, Poosh, has a major salty-sweet vibe happening and is a winning combo as far as satiating breakfasts are concerned.
Egg and Canadian Bacon English Muffin
Skip Starbucks and make your own delicious breakfast sandwich. The most time-consuming part is waiting for the pot of water to boil, so just put the pot on as soon as you get up, and once it's boiling, you'll just have to cook the egg for five minutes and assemble the sandwich.
Nonboring Bowl of Oatmeal
When done right, oats can be delicious and incredibly filling. Here's your no-fail guide to making a really good bowl of oatmeal.
Smoked Salmon Niçoise Toast
Skip the bagels and make this simple smoked salmon niçoise toast instead. Top with soft-boiled eggs, greens, and tomatoes, or whatever other veggies and herbs you have on hand.
Cinnamon Quinoa Bowl
Quinoa is a superstar whole grain that offers up a hefty dose of fiber, but you don't need to wait until lunch or dinner to eat it. You can make a quinoa breakfast bowl similar to how you'd enjoy oatmeal, and you can take it in a sweet or savory direction. For an idea, try this fruit quinoa breakfast bowl recipe.
Cheddar, Bacon, and Leek Frittata
This cheesy and savory cheddar, bacon, and leek frittata is easy to whip up on a Sunday afternoon, and it'll leave you with enough protein-packed slices to heat up each morning for a quick and hearty breakfast.
Egg in a Hole Avocado, Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Bagel
Wake up, because this bagel is just what your morning needs. Stuffed with all the breakfast essentials, you'll want more than one of these egg-in-a-hole bagel sandwiches.
Berry Vanilla Smoothie
To prep this berry vanilla smoothie ahead of time, simply store individual servings of berries in the freezer, then do the same with the protein powder and hemp seeds, keeping them in the fridge or pantry. When you're ready to make your smoothie, you only need to combine the contents of the bags with milk and ice.
Paleo Breakfast Egg Wraps
You only need two ingredients (and all the toppings your little heart desires) to make these breakfast egg wraps. Once the wraps are cooked, fill them up however you like, and roll them tightly in foil or parchment paper.
Almond Apple Smoothie
Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak knows how to make a good breakfast smoothie. Blend up this almond apple smoothie, and you definitely won't hear your stomach growl before lunch.
Cranberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal
The beauty of this delicious cranberry-apple baked oatmeal is that once you bake a batch over the weekend, you can divide it up in resealable containers to take on-the-go each day. It's good cold, room temperature, or heated up.
Mushroom and Goat Cheese Scramble
A hearty mushroom and goat cheese scramble is possible with this simple step: sauté the mushrooms ahead of time, so all you have to do is throw them in the pan.
Baked Steel-Cut Oatmeal With Blueberries and Nuts
Another genius make-ahead recipe that saves you tons of time in the morning: baked steel-cut oatmeal with blueberries and nuts. You can also customize it to your tastebuds and food restrictions opting out of dairy or nuts if needed, or adding another fruit like blackberries if preferred.
Fried Eggs and Smoked Salmon
Avoid a carb crash and stay energized with this protein-packed breakfast of fried eggs and smoked salmon.
Berry Smoothie Bowl
When you're in an oatmeal rut or want something with more texture than a smoothie, try a smoothie bowl! This berry smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start off a hot summer day, and you can top it with anything you'd like.
Honey Almond Apricot Granola Parfait
Homemade granola is so much better than store-bought. This simple honey almond apricot granola will keep for up to two weeks, and it's the perfect topping to yogurt for a filling breakfast.
Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
If a slow cooker is your favorite kitchen appliance but you only ever use it for dinners, you're missing out. Try this veggie-packed Crockpot breakfast casserole on a Sunday, and keep it in the fridge for up to three days to enjoy as an easy, filling breakfast during the week.