8 of the Best Easy & Healthy Breakfast Recipes

8 of the Best Easy & Healthy Breakfast Recipes

We’ve all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can be challenging to make healthy breakfast choices when there are so many delicious options out there that are not so nutritious. In this article, you’ll find 8 easy and healthy breakfast recipes that are every bit as delicious as they are healthy! Keep reading, your ideal breakfast awaits.

1. Vanilla Bean Protein Waffles

These delicious vanilla bean protein waffles are so light and fluffy, you’d never guess they had protein powder in them. Eat these to refuel after a challenging workout, for a dreamy breakfast, or even for dinner – we won’t judge! You can top them however you like, but we prefer a homemade vanilla bean whipped cream, fresh berries, and a drizzle of warm maple syrup. These waffles freeze well, just reheat in the microwave or toaster until fully heated through.

Vanilla Bean Protein Waffles Ingredients:
¾ Cup Flour
½ Cup Almond Flour
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 tsp Baking Powder
Pinch Salt
1 egg
¼ Cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste (or Extract)
1 Cup Vanilla Bean Yogurt
¾ Cup Almond Milk
White Chocolate Chips to Taste
Cooking Spray  

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Ingredients:
1 Cup Whipping Cream
2 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste (or Extract)

Toppings (optional):
Raspberries
Blueberries
White Chocolate Chips
Maple Syrup
Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream (recipe above)

Instructions:

Vanilla Bean Protein Waffles

  1. Combine flour, almond flour, vanilla protein powder, baking powder, salt, egg, sugar vanilla bean paste, and vanilla bean yogurt in a bowl and begin to mix. 
  2. Slowly incorporate small amounts of the almond milk to help combine the ingredients, keep adding milk until you get the batter to the right consistency. Consistency should be light with little resistance when stirring, but not too runny as your waffles won’t get fluffy. (Note: To make pancakes with this batter, add a splash or two more almond milk).
  3. Heat waffle iron, according to instructions.
  4. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray.
  5. Slowly and evenly pour waffle batter into the center of your waffle iron.
  6. Sprinkle white chocolate chips (if desired) onto the top of the batter. 
  7. Close the waffle iron and cook according to waffle iron instructions.
  8. Remove and place on a plate once finished.

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

  1. To make the whipped cream, combine heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla bean paste in a medium bowl. 
  2. Beat with a stand mixer, handheld mixer, or by hand until soft peaks begin to form, or when the cream begins to hold a fluffier shape.

Serving

  1. Top waffles with maple syrup, blueberries, raspberries, whipped cream, and more white chocolate chips as desired.
  2. Enjoy!

2. Clean & Delicious Healthy Frittata Bites Recipe

Are you a fan of those delicious sous-vide egg bites from your favorite coffee shop? They sure are a great grab and go breakfast, but these frittata bites are a much healthier and cheaper option. Plus, if you make a whole batch, you’ll have breakfast covered for days!

Ingredients:
9 Eggs
½ Cup Crumbled Feta (or other favorite cheese)
½ Cup Plain whole milk Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Yellow Onion, finely chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, seeded & finely chopped
1 Sweet potato, cut into ½ inch cubes
2 Cups loosely packed kale, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with foil muffin cups, or grease pan well.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, cheese, yogurt, and pepper. 
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add sweet potato, onion, red bell pepper, and salt. Stir occasionally until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove veggies from pan, add kale to pan. Wilt in a pan for about 3 minutes.
  5. Combine veggies and kale into egg mixture.
  6. Spoon mixture into muffin cups, bake until eggs are set, and tops are golden – 35-40 minutes. 7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

3. Nutritious Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Recipe

These overnight oats are easy and delicious and are great when paired with fresh fruit, yogurt, extra nut butter, and a crunch of granola. Choose your favorite toppings and for a nutritious breakfast on the go!

Ingredients:
½ Cup Almond Milk
¾ Tbsp Chia Seeds
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
½ Cup Rolled Oats

Instructions:

  1. Combine Almond Milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, and maple syrup. Stir with a spoon.
  2. Add rolled oats to the mixture and stir. 
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.
  4. Top with your favorite toppings of choice and enjoy!

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Looking for a delicious way to fuel for the day, or refuel after your morning workout? Look no further than this tried-and-true combo of chocolate, peanut butter, and banana all blended into a tasty protein shake! Give it a try and be sure to let us know how you like it in the comments.

Ingredients:
½ Cup Ice
1 Cup Milk, plus a splash to reach desired consistency
1 frozen Banana
¼ Cup Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp Honey
1 tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder of choice

Instructions:

  1. Blend ingredients until well incorporated.
  2. Test for desired consistency, add more ice or milk if needed.

5. Refreshing Tropical Green Smoothie

Get your greens for the day nice and early with this refreshing tropical green smoothie packed with spinach and avocado and sweetened with delicious tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Adding protein powder is optional, but makes this smoothie more nutrient-dense, and a great option to fuel up if you work out in the morning.

Ingredients:
1 Cup Frozen Mango
½ Cup Frozen Pineapple
½ Banana
½ Avocado
1 Handful Spinach
1 Serving Vanilla Protein Powder of Choice
1 Cup Almond Milk (or milk of choice)

Instructions:

  1. Blend ingredients until well incorporated.
  2. Test for desired consistency, add more ice or milk if needed.

6. Healthy Chia Seed Pudding

This tasty chia seed pudding is quick and simple to throw together, and surprisingly delicious. If you’re not a fan of traditional chia seed pudding, give this blended chia seed pudding a try! The blending makes this pudding smooth and buttery, while the date, cinnamon, maple syrup, and almond butter make for an addicting flavor! The recipe below is for 1 serving, but feel free to make a big batch, as this pudding keeps well in the fridge for up to 5 days!

Ingredients:
1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk
3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Tbsp Almond Butter
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
½ tsp Cinnamon
1 Pitted Date

Instructions:

  1. Add pitted date to the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender, blend at high speed for 30 seconds.
  3. Let sit in the fridge for an hour, or up to 5 days.
  4. Add granola, berries, and drizzle with more almond butter.

7. Healthy Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

If you’re a fan of grab-and-go breakfasts like bars, these energy bites will be right up your alley! Energy bites are a great healthy alternative to store-bought bars which are often loaded with preservatives and additives. By making your own bites at home you have control over the quality of ingredients in your snack. These bites take about 10 minutes to make and last for up to a month in an airtight container in the fridge.

Ingredients:
1 Cup Peanut Butter
¾ Cup Rolled Oats
¼ Cup Ground Flaxseed
1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
½ Cup Shredded Coconut
½ Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 Tbsp Honey

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients and stir well. 
  2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls.
  4. Enjoy immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.

8. Healthy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

This lightened-up version of this popular recipe includes white whole wheat flour and is sweetened naturally with honey and banana to make it a more nutritious choice than your average muffin. These muffins are just the right amount of sweetness and are so good as an afternoon snack or delicious breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea. In this version, we added a cream cheese frosting to make these muffins more of a fun treat, but they’re great on their own.

Muffin Ingredients:
2 Eggs
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
½ Cup Honey
1-2 Bananas, mashed
1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
¼ Cup Plant-Based Milk
2 tsp Pumpkin Spice
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
½ tsp Salt
1 ¾ Cup White Whole Wheat Flour
- ½ Cup Chocolate Chips

Frosting Ingredients:
8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
½ Cup Butter, softened
1-3 Cups Powdered Sugar (depending on desired level of sweetness)
1 tsp Vanilla
Milk if Needed

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with 12 liners or non-stick cooking spray. 
  3. Mix eggs, coconut oil, and honey.
  4. Add in banana, pumpkin puree, milk, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt and mix until well combined.
  5. Add in flour and mix until just combined. 
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Pour into muffin tin. 
  8. Bake at 350 for 23-28 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. While muffins are baking, prepare frosting. Mix cream cheese and butter at high speed.
  10. Once well combined and creamy, add powdered sugar in small amounts at a time until well incorporated.
  11. Add vanilla, mix well. Taste, and add more sugar if needed, or a small splash of milk if frosting is too thick.
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