We understand skipping breakfast when you’re in a rush — we’re all busy with a million things to do from the moment we wake up. Sometimes, making a good breakfast just feels like a luxury we don’t have time for. So many people skip breakfast or grab something fast and convenient on the way to work or school. Well, September 26th is Better Breakfast Day.
It’s important to make eating a healthy breakfast a priority for you and your family. Not only will you fuel your body for the entire day, but also you won’t be looking for snacks before lunchtime. If you need recipe ideas, we are here to help. Take a look at How to Make Breakfast Your Favorite Meal, Have Dessert for Breakfast and Breakfast for Dessert and Don’t Skip Breakfast! Here are 5 On-the-Go Easy and Healthy Meals to Take With You. Then, we have 15 more amazing and easy breakfast recipes that will make you want to eat a better breakfast every day.
1. Chickpea Flour Scramble With Mushroom Bacon
This may look like a Sunday breakfast but you can have this any day (or night) of the week. Revamp your classic American breakfast with this Chickpea Flour Scramble platter. In addition to the scramble, it has savory home fries, zucchini, and mushroom bacon! Diner food made wholesome.
2. Polenta ‘Egg’ and Soldiers
Eating plant-based doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give up eggs. Tofu can be used to recreate scrambled eggs and as this recipe for Polenta ‘Eggs’ and Soldiers shows, polenta does a mighty fine job at recreating egg yolk. It’s even high in protein like eggs, too! Serve with some bread strips for dipping fun.
3. Banana Bread Pudding
This Banana Bread Pudding is the creamiest, sweetest and yummiest way to use up leftover bread. Seriously – bananas and peanut butter? How could that POSSIBLY go wrong? Bonus points: this banana bread pudding is extremely budget-friendly. Sounds like a win-win to us!
4. Carrot Peach Breakfast Loaf
Sweet, juicy peaches are blended with vanilla and spices and then folded into carrot batter to make this delicious Carrot Peach Breakfast Loaf. It’s bright and fruity, just the kind of thing to wake up your taste buds in the morning. You can even top it with your favorite jam or fun things like coconut flakes.
5. Cheesy Quinoa Breakfast Cups
Eggy breakfast cups have been around for a while and for good reason – they’re tasty, filling, and impressively portable. These Cheesy Quinoa Breakfast Cups keep the essence of this breakfast favorite intact, but with a few minor changes. The eggs are replaced with chickpea flour, the milk with a dairy-free variety, and the cheese for nutritional yeast and vegan cheddar shreds. The result is a breakfast cup that is every bit as delicious as the original but way healthier!
6. Oaty Breakfast Pizza
The breakfast pizza is back and this time, it’s made from oatmeal. This Oaty Breakfast Pizza has a light, fluffy base and has an almost creamy taste to it. The subtle flavor of the oatmeal makes it easy to adapt and choose toppings for, meaning you can add as much or as little as you like. This oaty delight may appear unhealthy, but not to worry, looks can be deceiving.
7. Citrus Corncakes With Kumquat Syrup
These sunny and sweet Citrus Corncakes With Kumquat Syrup will brighten your morning. In this recipe, a cup of orange juice adds a pop of citrus to these cornmeal pancakes. A generous drizzle of the kumquat syrup brings sweetness without being overpowering. Enjoy these pancakes for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert.
8. Cheesy Tofu Breakfast Bagel
Skip the drive-thru and recreate an eggy and comforting breakfast at home with this Cheesy Tofu Breakfast Bagel. What better way is there to start the day than with this savory tofu, avocado, and caramelized onion sandwich?! In addition to being a savory delight, it’s filling and protein-packed. Yum!
9. Fruity and Nutty Breakfast Jars
These little Fruity and Nutty Breakfast Jars of goodness will be your new obsession. These mason jar overnight oats are a great way to get a good, wholesome breakfast on the go. This recipe strikes the perfect balance of crunchy nuts and seeds, and soft, chewy fruits, each with their own flavor. If you’re not on the go, serve these in a bowl with a dollop of coconut yogurt.
10. Whole-Wheat Chocolate Filled Crescents
This recipe teaches you how to make Whole-Wheat Chocolate-Filled Crescent Rolls from scratch. The outside is golden and flaky, while the fluffy bread inside just too good to be true. As they bake, the chocolate filling melts into the light and buttery dough, so be sure to enjoy these while they’re fresh out of the oven. If you plan on having these for breakfast, serve with a cup of tea.
11. Sweet Potato and Tofu Scramble Mega Breakfast Burritos
These Sweet Potato and Tofu Scramble Mega Breakfast Burritos have everything you need to start your day off on the right foot. Fluffy scrambled tofu with sweet potato, spinach, and other exciting flavors make this possibly the breakfast — and lunch or dinner — ever. Top it with some salsa, avocado, and fresh cilantro, and you have a fresh and filling breakfast that’s also great for taking along on your morning travels.
12. Iced Cinnamon and Date Rolls
In these Iced Cinnamon and Date Rolls, doughy rolls are filled with a sweet and gooey cinnamon filling and glazed with a simple icing. These are perfect treats for picnics, tea parties, or cold rainy days when there’s nothing else to do but enjoy one with a hot cup of coffee. These will disappear in the blink of an eye.
13. Black Bean and Chorizo Breakfast Burrito
This Black Bean and Chorizo Breakfast Burrito is deliciously spicy. Black beans, tofu, and vegan chorizo combined with a smooth cashew chipotle cream make the perfect filling, protein-rich breakfast to start your day. If you’re not on the go, enjoy this burrito with some fresh pico de gallo and avocado slices.
14. Cinnamon Raisin Whole Wheat Bagels With Maple Cashew Cream Cheese
These hearty Cinnamon Raisin Whole Wheat Bagels With Maple Cashew Cream Cheese will give you the lasting energy you need to get through the start of your day. Warm cinnamon and sweet raisins are just the flavors you’ll want with the maple-sweetened cream cheese. Enjoy this bagel toasted, with a schmear of cream “cheese” and a cup of coffee.
15. Breakfast Bowl With Oats, Pistachios, Grapefruit and a Sweet Tahini Drizzle
Treat yourself to this delightful Breakfast Bowl of warm oatmeal, crunchy pistachios, and tart, citrus-y grapefruit with a sweet, creamy maple-tahini drizzle! You get a boost of protein from the pistachios, plus the hemp and chia seeds that are added as the oatmeal simmers. This breakfast bowl will provide you with the long-lasting energy that you need to start your day.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s time to treat ourselves and our families to a better breakfast. With recipes like these, no one will have to urge you to get out of bed ever again.
Lead image source: Sweet Potato and Tofu Scramble Mega Breakfast Burrito