23 delicious breakfast recipes that are good for you, too


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A list of healthy breakfast ideas is a good thing to keep on hand because we don’t always have time to think things through in the morning. And for me, if it’s before I’ve had my coffee, ideas for a healthy breakfast are hard to come by. So having a few recipes printed and in my kitchen are always a plus.

Whether you need the best healthy breakfast recipes for your family or some easy healthy breakfast recipes for a potluck, the ideas below will fill you up, give you plenty of good nutrition and yes, they will even be tasty!

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What Are Healthy Breakfast Recipes?

The term “healthy” can be subjective. It means different things to different people. But the healthy breakfast recipes below are based on clean eating principles, offer good nutrition using whole food ingredients that are easy to find, are uncomplicated to make and just taste darn delicious.

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Breakfast Smoothies

Breakfast smoothies are always a fast, delicious and very portable idea for getting you out the door fast in the morning. Particularly if you already have all your ingredients prepped. Healthy breakfast smoothies are some of the best breakfast recipes around because they can pack so much nutrition into one glass!

Consider purchasing frozen fruits for thick and creamy smoothies. And if smoothies don’t seem to keep you full, try blending in a couple tablespoons of raw oats. It will thicken your smoothie and keep you super full until lunch!

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1 Acai Smoothie Recipe

This delicious smoothie can be made with several different fruits or poured into a bowl and topped with your favorite toppings. No matter how you prefer to serve it, it’s delicious, refreshing and filled with antioxidants!

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2. Dragon Fruit Smoothie

Dragon fruit is very nutritious. It’s a great addition to your morning smoothie without adding a ton of calories to your breakfast.

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3. Virgin Pina Colada

I don’t drink often. Maybe once or twice a year, max. But sometimes I crave the flavor of drinks like this one.

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Egg Breakfast Recipes

A good egg breakfast is wonderfully high in protein, and it absolutely doesn’t need to be boring! Try egg muffinsfrittatasquicheomelets filled with all kinds of deliciousness and more! Eggs are so crazy versatile, and the protein helps keep you full until your next meal.

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4. One Egg Omelet with Cheese

Over my years of blogging, I’ve had a lot of people mention wanting some easy recipes for one two people. It’s not something I do a lot of simply because I usually cook for three or more people. So it can be hard for me to downsize.

But I recently started making the perfect, single-serving omelet! Pair your egg omelet with a piece of whole grain toast or some fresh fruit, and you have a lovely breakfast for one.

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5. Frittata

Frittatas are one of the most simple breakfasts you can make. They can be made for one person or for feeding more people. Just pick your pan and adjust the number of eggs accordingly!

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Breakfast Casserole Recipes

A tasty, healthy breakfast casserole is a thing of beauty. A good one will be easy to make with readily available ingredients and will make the whole family happy at the breakfast table.

Breakfast casseroles are typically easy to put together. A good breakfast casserole can be made a day in advance so all you have to do is pop it in the oven in the morning.

These breakfast casserole recipes are sweet, filling and delicious.

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6. Blueberry French Toast Casserole

I mean, who doesn’t like french toast? It’s incredible stuff! Add to that some super power berries (yes, I said super power), and you’ve got yourself an amazing breakfast for a special occasion or just a normal day of the week.

Either way, you’re going to love this. And if you don’t think you can handle 12 servings, make it anyway. You can nosh on it all week and stick the leftovers in the freezer!

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7. Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole

This time of year, everything on the internet gets flavored with pumpkin spice. There are a thousand memes out there to attest to the fact.

So I got to work on this fabulous french toast casserole. Because honestly, what foods this time of year don’t go well with pumpkin spice?

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Breakfast Cereal And Homemade Granola

If you are looking for a tasty Saturday morning breakfast cereal, you’ve just hit the jackpot! These can be made well ahead of time, store well in the fridge, can be enjoyed with any type of milk and will fill you up with healthy carbs.

A good healthy cereal isn’t loaded with processed sugars, and the healthiest cereal should be based on whole grains and other real-food ingredients. All of these cereal and granola recipes fit that description, and, as a bonus, they rock in the flavor department, too!

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8. Homemade Granola

I have to be honest: I’ve never much cared for store-bought granola. It’s too sickeningly sweet for me, and the flavor is usually blah. I like to be in more control over how sweet my breakfast is, as well as the level of flavor.

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9. Grain Free Trail Mix

People are always asking me what they can pack to take with them on long trips. You guys seem to be a mobile bunch! So I thought I’d make some trail mix you can enjoy on the road.

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10. Maple Cinnamon Granola

Few things start your morning off with as much flavor as a good granola. This was actually meant to be a cookbook recipe, but I thought I’d share it here on my blog instead.

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If the recipes below aren’t enough for you, I have more breakfast cereal and granola recipes here.

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French Toast Recipes

These healthy french toast recipes are the perfect way to use up a loaf of whole grain bread. I start with whole-food ingredients and bread with no sugar added.

I have recipes for baked french toast, french toast cooked in a skillet and even how to make french toast. I even cover how to make french toast sticks for the kiddos!

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11. French Toast Sticks

I don’t know about you, but french toast was a staple growing up. As soon as I learned to make it, I made it all the time. It’s fabulous stuff. I always looked forward to weekends because Saturday or Sunday was always the day I had time to make french toast, and that hasn’t really changed much over the years. I still make it at home at least a couple of times a month. Nothing beats homemade french toast!

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12. Coconut French Toast

I’ve developed a rather strong love affair with coconut over the last couple years. I used to hate it. Couldn’t get me within 10 feet of something that had coconut in it. But that all changed after I had fresh coconut for the first time, and it’s been all downhill from there. I use it whenever I can!

Then it dawned on me, why not make coconut french toast? Brilliant! Just brilliant! (Yes, I’m patting myself on the back for this one.)

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13. Eggnog French Toast Casserole

This Eggnog French Toast Casserole is a delicious holiday treat for clean eaters!

There are only a few dishes I can prepare that really, truly bring the entire family running to the breakfast table. Breakfast is one of those “hit-or-miss” meals around here. If one person is happy, the other is complaining and wants something else.

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If that isn’t enough for ya, I also have more french toast recipes here! Get the feeling I like french toast? Umm … ya…

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Oatmeal Recipes

If you need a good oatmeal recipe, I’ve got a ton of them for you! Healthy oatmeal recipes should be delicious, nutritious and versatile. Meaning, whatever flavor is your favorite, there should always be healthy option when it comes to oatmeal.

I have a delicious savory oatmeal recipebaked oatmeal recipesovernight oatmeal recipes and more! I even cover, how to make oatmeal. And, of course, all of them are healthy oatmeal recipes based on clean eating principles, so you’ll only find whole-food ingredients in these oatmeal recipes.

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14. Apple Pie Oatmeal

Start your morning off right with this healthy apple pie oatmeal recipe!

Few things are as American as apple pie. Except maybe…. oatmeal.

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15. Baked Oatmeal

A good baked oatmeal recipe just makes life easier.

You can make them ahead or simply prep them the night before to cook in the morning. They freeze well and feed as many people as you need to feed.

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If the oatmeal recipes shown here don’t work for ya, I have lots more oatmeal recipes here.

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Quiche Recipes

The best quiche recipes have a delicate texture and a robust flavor. Quiche is easy to make and will either feed a larger family at one sitting, or give one or two people a good, healthy breakfast for almost a week.

Almost any quiche can be made as a crustless quiche, which will always reduce carbs, calories and fat. Simply use a cast iron skillet or round baking dish to cook the quiche in, minus the crust.

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16. Crustless Quiche

This Southwestern crustless quiche recipe is a delicious, low carb option for breakfast! It’s perfect for a higher-protein breakfast without spending too much time in the kitchen.

Breakfast is a meal you should always look forward to. And for me, that means making different things all the time so boredom doesn’t set in.

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17. Mini Quiche

This clean eating mini quiche recipe is perfect for your Easter table!

Start saving your empty egg cartons now, ladies and gentlemen, because these darling appetizers are perfect for the upcoming spring holiday!

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18. Zucchini Pie

This zucchini pie recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch, but it isn’t have bad for lunch or dinner, either! I took a cooking class in July on making nut cheeses and milks, and I learned a lot. 

The teacher in this class is apparently a prolific gardener, and she had brought along huge zucchinis from her garden for us to take home. I grabbed one that was about the length of my forearm and happily went home with my mind buzzing over all the possibilities.

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You will find the whole list of delicious breakfast quiche recipes here.

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Pancake Recipes

Homemade pancakes are total comfort food at the breakfast table. Pancakes are easy to make, can be pretty healthy if made with whole-food ingredients and will always bring the family to the table.

All of these pancake recipes are made without pancake mix because believe it or not, pancakes were totally a thing before pancake mix ever hit store shelves, and they definitely predate the modern grocery store all together.

The best pancake recipe will always be the recipe that is quick, easy to make and tastes delicious. And while some prefer a fluffy pancake from a packaged mix, I’m hereto tell you that pancakes are delicious even when they are totally flat. But the good news is you can still make delicious, fluffy pancakes without a box mix. My sheet pan pancakes are a perfect example of this!

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19. Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

These cinnamon swirl pancakes are so easy to make, and there is no standing over the stove or dealing with a pancake maker. Just pour and bake!

These are the best pancakes I’ve made so far. My whole family loves them!

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20. Leftover Oatmeal Pancakes

These leftover oatmeal pancakes are the perfect way to repurpose cold, leftover oatmeal before it goes bad! If you’ve ever had leftover oatmeal in the fridge, you know it doesn’t take long for it to go sour. So if you need to use it up quick, this is a tasty way to do so.

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21. Pancake Sandwich

This delicious pancake sandwich is a fun way to enjoy a special, tasty breakfast while you remind the family how much you love them.

This delicious breakfast sandwich is a fun and tasty way to make breakfast a little more enjoyable. And if you’re looking for a fun Valentine’s day breakfast, keep reading!

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I have many more homemade pancake recipes here.

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Homemade Waffles

Homemade waffles are the best because they are actually filling. Store-bought waffles might be convenient in the freezer section, but a good homemade waffles recipe will be easy to make, easy to freeze and just as easy to pop in the toaster in the morning.

Here, I have recipes for Belgian waffleswaffle iron recipes (a.k.a. waffle maker recipes), vegan wafflesegg waffleschocolate waffles that taste like having brownies for breakfast, savory, gluten-free waffles made with just eggs, and so much more!

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22. Almond Flour Waffles

This almond flour waffles recipe is a 50/50 split between almond flour and oat flour, giving them the texture of regular waffles without the smash of high glycemic ingredients in your breakfast.

Waffles and pancakes have been a Saturday morning staple in my house for as long as I can remember. The weekend just doesn’t feel complete without them.

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23. Egg Waffles

These egg waffles are made with no flour at all!

Flour is difficult to get at the moment, with everyone staying at home more because of the pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some tasty waffles for breakfast!

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More healthy recipes

Want more great recipes for clean eating? Check out the author’s book, Clean Eating Freezer Meals.

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