Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Recipes

Find healthy, delicious diabetes-friendly breakfast recipes and ideas, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Baked Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups

Rating: 4.17 stars
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Muffins meet oatmeal in these moist and tasty grab-and-go oatmeal cups. Feel free to swap out the pecans for any other nut--walnuts would be great--or omit them altogether. Make a batch on the weekend and keep them in your fridge or freezer for quick and easy breakfasts all week. Reheat in the microwave for about 40 seconds.

Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

Rating: 5 stars
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It takes just minutes to assemble this healthy no-cook breakfast and you'll have meal-prepped grab-and-go breakfasts on hand for the rest of the week. Top these delicious vegan oats--inspired by classic cinnamon bun flavors--with fresh or frozen fruit and your favorite nuts and seeds.

Pumpkin-Oat Mini Muffins

Rating: 4.73 stars
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These gluten-free pumpkin muffins are packed with oats and chocolate chips. Plus, these mini pumpkin muffins are made entirely in the blender, making cleanup a breeze. If you'd rather make 12 regular-size muffins, bake for 18 to 20 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes before turning them out of the pan.

Apple, Bacon and Sweet Potato Mini Casseroles

Rating: 5 stars
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These sweet and savory mini casseroles are ready in just an hour. Refrigerate or freeze the leftovers to enjoy later.

Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Prepare this easy ham and broccoli casserole the evening before, and in the morning just pop it in the oven for a delicious breakfast.

Really Green Smoothie

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

Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwiches

Rating: 5 stars
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This veggie-packed breakfast sandwich delivers a healthy serving of protein plus fresh vegetables on low-carbohydrate sandwich bread.

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.

Avocado-Egg Toast

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

Everything Bagel Avocado Toast

Rating: 4.67 stars
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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.

Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Rating: 5 stars
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Pulsing rolled oats with eggs, banana, brown sugar and oil creates the moist dough of these chocolaty muffins without a bit of all-purpose flour. These are two-bite muffins with a dense and gooey texture. They're delicately sweet and rich, too, so baking them as mini muffins makes them a perfect snack or quick morning bite.

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal

Rating: 5 stars
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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, old-fashioned oats can be your go-to morning staple for filling, healthy breakfasts.
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Inspiration and Ideas

26 Easy Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Recipes to Make for Busy Mornings
Your morning routine just got quicker with these diabetes-friendly breakfast recipes. These recipes require just 15 minutes or less of your time, so you can easily eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast on hectic days. Each breakfast meets the requirements for low sodium, saturated fat and calories, which is great if you're following a diabetes-friendly diet. Recipes like Bean & Bacon Breakfast Tacos and Pistachio & Peach Toast are delicious and easy to make.
19 Diabetes-Friendly Breakfasts in 10 Minutes or Less
Nearly any busy morning can still include a healthy breakfast when you have these recipes at the ready.

Two-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Rating: 4.33 stars
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These delicious and unbelievably simple pancakes are best enjoyed right after cooking. With just eggs and a banana, you can have healthy grain-free pancakes with no added sugar. Serve with maple syrup and yogurt or ricotta cheese to add in some protein.