Start the each day off strong with easy breakfast recipes. A healthy breakfast will give everyone a good start to their day and put a smile on their faces!

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With the start of school just around the corner, my mind turns to easy breakfast recipes. During the summer, we get pretty lazy about breakfast. There isn’t any pressure to get everyone ready and out the door at a certain time so breakfast is a laid-back, do-your-own-thing affair.

During the school year, it’s a different story. We all get an early start and it can be a little chaotic at times. Breakfast is an important meal and I don’t want my kids to fizzle out of energy by 10AM. I want to have nutritious food that we can eat quickly with minimal clean-up.

Please don’t skip breakfast! Need a few reasons not to? Web MD says that breakfast may be the most important meal of the day. Kids who eat breakfast concentrate better, get higher test scores, and are more focused and energetic. The same is true for adults. Eating breakfast kickstarts your metabolism and helps you maintain a healthy weight.

Sounds like a pretty tall order, doesn’t it? The good news is that a little prep work done ahead of time will take most of the stress out of the early morning rush hour. Trust me, a little prep work goes a long way. When the alarm clock goes off, breakfast is almost ready. Your brain doesn’t even have to be totally awake yet. You can do this on auto-pilot.

I’ve compiled a list of more than 20 easy breakfast recipes that will leave your kids (and you!) full, energetic, and ready to learn. Have a happy day!

23+ Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes

Square of baked oatmeal on a white plate, topped with yogurt and fresh blueberries.

Baked Oatmeal Recipe – with flavor ideas!

4.84 from 6 votes
This baked oatmeal is perfect for busy mornings because you can make it ahead and eat it for multiple days.
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Carrot cake oatmeal with raisins and coconut on top.

Carrot Cake Slow Cooker Oatmeal

4.39 from 18 votes
Put the ingredients in your crockpot before you go to bed and breakfast will be ready when you wake up. Everything you love about carrot cake in a healthy oatmeal breakfast!
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Crockpot oatmeal topped with raspberries, blueberries, almonds.

Crockpot Oatmeal with Steel Cut Oats

4.74 from 23 votes
Slow cooking steel cut oats overnight ensures that you'll have a healthy hot breakfast in the morning.
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Image of instant pot steel cut oats topped with brown sugar, cinnamon, and fresh berries.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

4.84 from 6 votes
Cooking steel cut oats in your pressure cooker is fast and easy. Instant Pot steel cut oats is healthy and easy breakfast recipe.
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Image of a stack of pancakes with homemade pancake mix in the background.

Pancake Mix – with 100% Whole Wheat Option

4.20 from 5 votes
Make your own dry pancake mix with whole wheat flour and other healthy ingredients. Simply add egg, oil, and milk for a delicious easy breakfast that everyone loves.
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Quinoa pancakes stacked with berries and syrup.

Quinoa Pancakes Recipe

4.80 from 5 votes
Adding quinoa to pancakes gives them a nutty flavor and lots of extra protein. If you make the quinoa ahead, these pancakes are just as easy as regular pancakes.
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These apple spice quinoa pancakes are a healthy and delicious way to start your day. Full of protein and flavor, they will quickly become a favorite.

Apple Quinoa Pancakes

4.50 from 8 votes
The only thing better than quinoa pancakes is apple quinoa pancakes! Tender bits of apple stirred into the cinnamon-scented batter take these pancakes to the next level.
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These easy and healthy banana pancakes taste just like banana bread in a whole wheat pancake form! They freeze well and will make mornings delicious! Get the healthy pancake recipe on!

Healthy Banana Pancakes – Whole Wheat

4.84 from 6 votes
Have a few ripe bananas on your counter? Use them to make banana pancakes with whole wheat flour for a healthy start to the day.
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Start your day off with chocolate! These chocolate protein pancakes have multiple sources of great protein that will keep you full all morning long. Get the recipe on!

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

5 from 1 vote
Chocolate for breakfast? You'll love these healthy chocolate pancakes with extra protein. They freeze well, too!
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Blueberry smoothie in a short glass, topped with fresh blueberries.

Blueberry Smoothie

4.25 from 8 votes
You'll need a spoon to enjoy this smoothie in a bowl with lots of toppings added. An easy breakfast idea that is a healthy start to the day!
Two green drinks in stemmed glasses with red and white paper straws. Strawberries garnish the edge of the glasses.

Green Smoothie Recipe – make it your own!

5 from 1 vote
A green smoothie packed with vegetables and fruit is always a good breakfast idea!
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Overhead view of three mango smoothies.

Mango Smoothie Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Keep frozen bananas and mangos in your freezer, ready for an easy breakfast. Just 4 ingredients in this easy-to-make smoothie!
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Overhead view of a tropical smoothie.

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Store extra smoothies in the freezer for an ultra-easy grab and go breakfast!
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Sheet pan breakfast tostada with tomatoes, jalapeno, radish.

Sheet Pan Breakfast Tostadas Recipe

4.67 from 3 votes
Ready in just 20 minutes, this east breakfast recipe is healthy and satisfying with eggs, cheese, corn tortillas, and your choice of toppings.
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Sheet pan eggs served on a plate with fresh peaches.

Sheet Pan Eggs Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Use your oven to make the easiest ever scrambled eggs! Sheet pan eggs are perfect for a big crowd or for easy breakfasts all week. Enjoy them on hot buttered toast, English muffins, or biscuits.
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Shakshuka in a white skillet topped with feta cheese.


5 from 2 votes
If you like a savory start to your day, shakshuka is the answer. The tomato-y stew can be made ahead. For breakfast, simply warm it up and add the eggs. So easy!
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Overhead view of air fryer french toast sticks on a white plate with a bowl of maple syrup for dipping.

Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

4.48 from 23 votes
Make French toast sticks in your air fryer in just 10 minutes! They can be made ahead and frozen, too. Use whole wheat bread for a more nutritious breakfast.
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Image of mini frittatas with eggs, spinach and red peppers in a muffin tin.

Mini Frittatas with Spinach and Red Pepper

4.23 from 49 votes
Make a double batch of mini frattatas on the weekend and freeze them for a quick breakfast all week long. Made in muffin tins, the frittatas are easy to customize.
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egg white muffins in pan close up with broccoli

Egg White Muffins with Sausage and Broccoli

5 from 5 votes
A healthy egg, broccoli, and sausage breakfast in a muffin! With 11 grams of protein per muffin.
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Overhead view of muffins in a basket with blue and white linen.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

4.48 from 17 votes
A warm apple cinnamon muffin will start your day off right! Made with whole wheat flour and plenty of shredded apples, these muffins are much healthier than bakery muffins.
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Stack of blueberry bran muffins.

Blueberry Bran Muffins

4.88 from 8 votes
Who doesn't love muffins for breakfast? Bran and whole wheat flour provide extra fiber and blueberries have lots of antioxidants. A healthy easy breakfast recipe!
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Carrot muffin split open to show texture and contents, including raisins and oats.

Carrot Raisin Muffins

4.59 from 12 votes
Healthy carrot raisin muffins are a perfect way to start the day, with oats, flaxseed, carrots, raisins, and bananas. Wonderful as a snack or lunchbox treat, too.
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Sliced zucchini bread on a wooden surface. The top slice has a dab of butter on it.

Healthy Zucchini Bread – whole wheat

4.72 from 7 votes
Homemade zucchini bread is a good way to sneak an extra vegetable into your breakfast. Kids love this quick bread. It freezes well, too.
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Plate of boiled eggs with pepper and parsley.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

4.73 from 11 votes
Your boiled eggs will turn out perfectly every time and they are easy to peel. You can make them just the way you like them: soft and jammy or hard-boiled. An easy breakfast!
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Air fryer boiled eggs, some soft boiled, some jammy, some hard.

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

5 from 2 votes
Air fryer eggs are the best way to “boil” eggs that come out exactly to your liking every time! Make perfect hard-boiled, soft-boiled, or jammy eggs in the air fryer for easy breakfasts all week long.
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Breakfast casserole being scooped from casserole dish.

Breakfast Casserole Recipe with Sausage and Spinach

4.41 from 5 votes
This make-ahead breakfast casserole can be refrigerated and baked in the morning. Leftover casserole reheats beautifully for an easy breakfast all week long.
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  1. denise says:

    great ideas

  2. Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen says:

    This is a fantastic round up! I know all of us with little ones are thinking about nutritious and easy breakfast ideas for early school mornings. My daughter starts Kindergarten this year, and we have to leave the house at 7:15! I’m excited to try your Apple Crisp Breakfast Cookies!

  3. Nikki Gladd says:

    Great back to school round up! Ready to get started! :) Thanks, Rachel!