Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Baked Blueberry & Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups

Muffins meet oatmeal in these moist and tasty grab-and-go oatmeal cups. The nutty flavor of the pecans and the sweetness from fresh blueberries and banana make for an extra tasty snack or breakfast.
By Carolyn Casner

Blueberry-Lemon Crumb Muffins

Rating: 4.75 stars
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Blueberries and lemon are a natural pairing in these light and airy muffins with a delicate brown sugar crumble. If you like an extra blast of lemon flavor, use lemon extract rather than vanilla. These muffins are best with fresh blueberries, but you can substitute with frozen. Don't thaw them before you stir them into the batter.

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.

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.

Everything Bagel Avocado Toast

Rating: 4.5 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.

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.

Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins

Rating: 5 stars
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Carrot cake meets muffins in this healthy breakfast recipe. Whole-wheat pastry flour along with plenty of carrots and toasted walnuts add fiber while applesauce keeps the muffins moist and helps cut back on sugar.

Two-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Rating: 4 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.

"Egg in a Hole" Peppers with Avocado Salsa

Rating: 4.25 stars
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Colorful bell pepper rings stand in for bread in this healthy version of egg in a hole. Cook an egg inside the peppers and top with a vibrant avocado salsa for a cheerful breakfast.

Spinach & Egg Scramble with Raspberries

Rating: 4 stars
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This quick egg scramble with hearty bread is one of the best breakfasts for weight loss. It combines weight-loss power foods, eggs and raspberries, with filling whole-grain toast and nutrient-packed spinach. The protein and fiber help fill you up and the whole meal clocks in at just under 300 calories.

Blueberry Almond Chia Pudding

Rating: 3.5 stars
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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!

Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.
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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.

Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Casserole and Skillet Recipes

Looking for a hearty and healthy breakfast? Try one of these diabetes-friendly breakfast casseroles, and you'll feel full and satisfied.

Berry-Almond Smoothie Bowl

Rating: 5 stars
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A little frozen banana gives creamy texture to this satisfying smoothie bowl.