Budget Breakfast & Brunch Recipes

Find healthy, delicious budget breakfast and brunch recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

Rating: 4.55 stars 15
Protein-packed omelet muffins, or baked mini omelets, are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Make a batch ahead and freeze for the days when you don't have time for your typical bowl of oatmeal. You can also serve these fresh with fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch.

Everything Bagel Avocado Toast

Rating: 4.67 stars 5
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.

Muffin-Tin Quiches with Smoked Cheddar & Potato

Rating: 4.61 stars 34
Potatoes, cheese and greens make this mini quiche recipe delicious and satisfying. Bake up a batch over the weekend and you'll have breakfast available in a hurry for the rest of the week.

Peanut Butter & Chia Berry Jam English Muffin

Rating: 5 stars 3
The addition of chia seeds in the quick “jam” topping adds heart-healthy omega-3s to this healthy breakfast recipe.

Blueberry-Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake

Rating: 4.41 stars 46
This healthy pound cake recipe isn't just delicious--it also only requires one bowl to make. For the best cake texture, be sure to beat the sugar and butter together long enough in Step 2 to look creamy--the time it takes to get there varies according to the type of electric mixer you have. Serve with brunch or alongside a cup of coffee in the afternoon.

Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas & Spinach

Rating: 4.6 stars 11
Simmer eggs in a rich tomatoey cream sauce studded with chickpeas and silky spinach for a super-fast vegetarian dinner. Serve with a piece of crusty bread to soak up the sauce. Be sure to use heavy cream; a lower-fat option might curdle when mixed with acidic tomatoes.

Blueberry Almond Chia Pudding

Rating: 3 stars 6
Switch up your morning oatmeal routine with this so-easy chia pudding recipe. It's made just like overnight oats--combine chia and your milk of choice, let soak overnight, then top with juicy blueberries and crunchy almonds and dig in!

Cocoa-Chia Pudding with Raspberries

Rating: 4.86 stars 8
Have chocolate for breakfast with this unbelievably healthy chia pudding recipe. The deep chocolaty flavor pairs perfectly with juicy raspberries for a fun switch-up from oatmeal for your morning routine.

Apple Cinnamon Chia Pudding

Rating: 3.67 stars 4
Switch up your morning oatmeal routine with this so-easy chia pudding recipe. It's made just like overnight oats: combine chia and your milk of choice, let soak overnight, then top with the classic flavor combo of apples and cinnamon, with pecans for added crunch.

Jason Mraz's Avocado Green Smoothie

Rating: 3.75 stars 4
To make this green smoothie recipe a meal-in-a-glass, musician Mraz adds a tablespoon of coconut oil and some sprouted flax or chia seeds.

Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

Rating: 4.77 stars 14
This vegetable-studded frittata recipe is one of the quickest meals you can make. Make it for breakfast, or serve for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad and a slice of olive oil-drizzled crusty baguette.

Sheet-Pan Eggs with Spinach & Ham

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Making a big batch of eggs has never been easier with this one-pan oven-baked eggs recipe. Whether you are making brunch for a crowd or just want to meal-prep healthy breakfasts for the week, you'll have 12 servings ready in just 45 minutes.
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Inspiration and Ideas

I'm a Dietitian & These Are the Breakfasts I Make Ahead for Busy Weeks
Having a healthy, filling breakfast doesn't have to take a lot of time. A little planning ahead can go a long way so that you can start the day off full and fueled. Check out these dietitian-approved breakfast recipes.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake
Rating: Unrated 3
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.
White Bean & Avocado Toast
Rating: 4.6 stars
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Mashed avocado and white beans make for a fiber-rich and creamy topping, the perfect partner for a crispy slice of toast. Try it for a quick breakfast or snack.