Having a nutritious breakfast is extremely important if you want to have a healthy life. But people are so busy these days that they often skip the most important meal of the day.
Even if they don’t, they probably opt for something quick but unhealthy and sugary. But the good news is, there are several delicious breakfast items you can prepare in very little time.
Here are 11 fast and easy breakfast ideas that you can prepare in under 20 minutes or can pre-prepare on weekends that are not only healthy but will keep your tummy full.
Want to indulge in the goodness of the lowest calorie cereal?
Make your own homemade muesli and store it so that you always have a delicious, healthy breakfast option available. Store-bought muesli frequently contains added sugar and salt. Alternating your own mixed fruits, including raisins or dried pears, can be used in place of the apricot.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
- 280g dried apricots
- 165g oats
- 40g toasted sunflower seeds
- 140g wheat flakes
- 75g rye flakes
- 100g barley flakes
- 200g chopped sultanas
Method: Sunflower seeds should be toasted for about five minutes over medium-high heat, stirring often. Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool down completely. To cut the apricots into pieces, use a pair of clean kitchen scissors. Mix together all the ingredients in a big bowl and enjoy!
Egg and Ham Breakfast Bowl
Prep Time: 1 Minute
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 ounce of ham, thinly sliced
- Cheddar cheese
Method: Take a custard cup or a ramekin cup and line the bottom of it with the sliced ham. You can fold it in half if you want to get a thicker layer. Over the ham, pour the egg. Cook for 30 seconds on high in the microwave. Cook for ten-second intervals at a time until the egg is done. Serve after adding cheese shavings.
They are quick to make and can be cooked in bulk and stored in the refrigerator for when you need to grab and go. The idea is to create an omelet. You can use any ingredients you desire in your omelet for this dish. Spinach, bacon, diced peppers, asparagus, kale, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese are a few of my personal favorites.
The following recipe can be altered to your preferences:
Prep Time: 20-25 minutes
- Eggs (you can use a dozen eggs if you want to prepare them in bulk)
- Chopped veggies (spinach, kale, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc.)
- Goat cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Method: Spray a muffin tin with cooking oil, then set it aside. Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, thoroughly whisk the eggs. Add one or two of your preferred ingredients from the list above to the tin. You can either stick with your favorite option or attempt a few different combinations.
To give the eggs room to rise, pour them into the muffin tin until it is just 3/4 full.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of each frittata comes out clean. The oven tray should be taken out.
Use a knife to loosen up the sides to take the eggs out cleanly. You can keep this dish in the fridge for up to six days!
Any recipe that calls for avocado should be tried because it is a superfood, especially when it is as quick and easy to make as this one.
Prep Time: 2 Minutes
- 1 ripe avocado
- ½ cup of milk (you can use oat milk or almond milk or any other milk according to your preference)
- 1 fruit of your choice (mango, banana, strawberry, etc.)
Method: Peel the avocado and take out the seed. Cut it into pieces or just simply scoop it up and put it in a blender. Add chunks of the other fruit and then add half of the milk. Blend well. Add the other half of the milk and blend again.
Avocado Toast with Egg
Want the goodness of proteins, carbohydrates, and good fats to keep you on the go all day? Then this avocado toast with egg is the perfect breakfast for you!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Sliced bread
Method: Toast each bread slice slightly. Peel the avocado and mash it into a paste-like texture. Spread this mixture on the bread slices. Top the dish with fried or scrambled eggs. You can use beans or seeds as toppings to provide additional nutrition as well.
Sausage and Cheese Omelet
This is just another exciting and delectable variation of the good old omelet that is much more filling and nutritious.
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
- 1 beaten egg
- ½ tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
- 1 sausage
Method: The very first step is cooking the sausage. You need to cook it completely and then shred it. Blend the egg and the milk together and then add the sausage shreds. Microwave for 30 seconds on high. If the egg is not properly cooked, microwave for an additional ten seconds. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the omelet and viola! Indulge in the goodness of a cheesy and meaty omelet.
Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Have a sweet tooth in the morning? A delicious strawberry smoothie can cure your cravings.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
- 1 cup of milk (almond milk or other milk according to your preference)
- ½ cup oats
- 1 banana
- 10 strawberries
- 1 tbsp honey
- ½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Method: Peel and crush the banana into chunks. Blend all the ingredients together to get a smooth, frothy consistency. It’s preferable to use frozen strawberries so that the smoothie is chilled. You can also keep it in the fridge and have it after your morning walk for that refreshing boost of nutrition and yum!
Banana Toast with Nuts
Not only is this item easy to prepare but is a delicious treat for both adults as well as children.
Prep Time: 3-5 minutes
- 2 tbsp nut butter
- 1 tsp honey
- Bread slice
- 1 banana
- A pinch of salt
Method: Take a small bowl and mix the nut butter, honey, and salt. Toast the bread slices and then spread this mix on them. Slice up the banana nicely and use it as a topping on the bread.
Spicy Banana Bread
Enjoy this delightful banana bread for breakfast the rest of the week by baking it on Sunday. Kids will adore it as a nutritious snack, and it makes a wonderful afternoon treat. Ripe bananas are perfect for this recipe, so don’t throw them away next time!
Prep Time: 15 minutes+ 40 minutes
- 2 eggs
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 75g oats
- 40g caster sugar
- 150g plain white flour
- 3 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
In a sizable bowl, combine the egg, spices, and banana and stir thoroughly. Vanilla essence, baking powder, and sugar are then to be added. Add the oats after the flour has been sieved and folded into the batter.
Grease a baking pan with vegetable oil or low-calorie cooking spray, or line it with greaseproof paper. Pour the mixture in, then level the top.
For 35 to 40 minutes, bake in the center of the oven at 190 C. After letting the bread cool for 15 minutes, place it on a wire rack. Serve cool or warm.
Cinnamon Fruit Toast
So easy to prepare, yet so delicious. The fruit bread in our recipe is served with raspberries and bananas, but you could also add or change ingredients according to your preference—for example, you could use pears or even tea cakes instead of fruit bread!
Prep time: 15 minutes
- 2 slices of fruit bread
- ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
- 1-2 tsp sugar
- 55g raspberries or blueberries
- 2 tsp sunflower spread
- 1 banana
Method: In a small bowl, mix the sugar and the cinnamon; place aside. Banana should be peeled and then sliced into 10 to 12 even slices, diagonally.
In a toaster or under a hot grill, toast slices of the fruit bread on both sides. Slices of hot toast should be spread with sunflower spread before being liberally dusted with cinnamon powder. Some cinnamon should be saved for serving.
Toast should be topped with banana slices and the reserved cinnamon sugar. Add some fresh berries and almond flakes on top (if using). Serve right away.
Eggs in breakfast can be versatile—not to mention healthy! Replace butter-laden Eggs Benedict with this healthier option. In its stead, we used reduced-fat mayonnaise to create a healthier sauce that is also much quicker to prepare than traditional hollandaise sauce (which is heavy in saturated fat). To increase your consumption of vegetables, spinach takes the place of salty bacon or ham.
Prep Time: 15 minutes+ 15 minutes
- 2 English muffins
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise (reduced-calorie and dairy-free version)
- 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
- Black pepper to taste
- 4 eggs
- 100g baby spinach
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
Method: In a small dish, mix the mayonnaise, mustard, herbs, and black pepper.
Rinsed spinach should be added to a pan, covered, and cooked for three minutes or until soft. Drain thoroughly, press out the water, and keep warm.
Eggs can be cooked in an egg poacher in the interim if desired.
Toast the muffin halves. Add an egg and some spinach to the top of each half of the muffin. Sprinkle it with black pepper. Serve right away with flavored mayonnaise on the side.
With our hectic and busy schedule, skipping breakfast has been extremely common, and this can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle and eventually various diseases.
With our 11 fast and easy breakfast ideas, don’t miss another breakfast and stay healthy and full till lunchtime!