Healthy, Quick & Easy Breakfast & Brunch Recipes

Find healthy, delicious quick and easy breakfast and brunch recipes including eggs, pancakes, muffins and pastries. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Quick-Cooking Oats

Sometimes basic is better. At breakfast, that can certainly be the case. These easy oatmeal recipes teach you the basic methods so you get creamy, tender oats every time. The flavorings and toppings are up to you.
By Erin Alderson

Really Green Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
The combination of kale and avocado makes this healthy smoothie recipe extra green. Chia seeds lend this creamy green smoothie a heart-healthy punch of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
By Gaby Dalkin

Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie

Rating: 4 stars 7
This easy fruit smoothie recipe calls for just three ingredients--yogurt, fruit juice and whatever frozen fruit you have on hand. Mix up your combinations from day to day for a healthy breakfast or snack you'll never get bored with.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Strawberry-Blueberry-Banana Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 1
A smoothie with strawberries, blueberries and banana is delicately sweet and entirely kid-friendly, even with a boost of protein from hemp seeds. Freeze the fruits ahead of time for an extra frosty texture once blended.
By Julia Levy

Avocado-Egg Toast

Rating: 5 stars 10
Try it once and we think you'll agree: Topping avocado toast with an egg is a near-perfect breakfast.
By Ellen Davis

Peanut Butter-Banana English Muffin

Rating: 5 stars 1
Peanut butter and banana are the original power couple. Top a simple toasted English muffin with the duo, then sprinkle everything with a hit of ground cinnamon for a healthy breakfast of champions.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Egg Salad Avocado Toast

Rating: 5 stars 1
It's like egg salad and avocado toast had a baby in this 5-minute healthy breakfast.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Rating: 5 stars 4
This creamy high-protein shake will keep you satisfied for hours and tastes like a chocolate-peanut butter banana milkshake. You don't even need to add protein powder, thanks to the naturally occurring protein in the soymilk, Greek yogurt and peanut butter.
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By Hilary Meyer

Muesli with Raspberries

Rating: 5 stars 1
Start your day off with whole grains, fiber and protein with this easy breakfast.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Everything Bagel Avocado Toast

Rating: 5 stars 6
Get all the flavor of an everything bagel married with the creaminess of avocado toast in one healthy breakfast. Just toast, top, sprinkle and go for this quick morning meal when you need to get out the door fast. Want to take it up a notch? Top with a poached or fried egg.
By Devon O'Brien

Pineapple Green Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
Use ripe bananas for this creamy Greek yogurt, spinach and pineapple smoothie. Chia seeds add healthy omega-3 fats, fiber and a little protein for an extra nutritional boost.
By Lisa Valente

Strawberry-Chocolate Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This creamy, rich strawberry-chocolate smoothie will satisfy any chocolate cravings. It's so decadent you might want it as a dessert, too.
By Julia Levy
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Inspiration and Ideas

15 5-Minute Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings
These breakfast recipes only take 5 minutes to make, so they're great options for busy mornings. Plus, with balanced ingredients like fruits and veggies, whole grains and eggs, these meals fit seamlessly into the Mediterranean diet, one of the easiest and healthiest eating patterns to follow.
15 High-Fiber Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes to Make for Busy Mornings
Start your morning off right with these fiber-packed breakfast recipes. Plus, these recipes include staple ingredients of the Mediterranean diet, like whole grains, produce and lean proteins, so you can easily follow one of the healthiest eating patterns around.
Old-Fashioned Oatmeal
Rating: 4.5 stars 3

Unlike quick-cooking oats, old-fashioned oatmeal has time to turn extra-creamy and luscious with just a few minutes more of cooking time. With a bit of milk and the toppings of your choice, this oatmeal recipe can be your go-to morning staple for a filling, healthy breakfast.