Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Breakfast Strawberry & Cream Cheese Oatmeal Cakes

Fresh strawberries add the perfect touch of natural sweetness to these breakfast oatmeal cakes. When strawberries aren't in season, you can easily substitute frozen ones.
By Sara Haas, RDN

Breakfast Lemon, Raspberry & Cream Cheese Oatmeal Cakes

Rating: 3 stars 1
Fresh lemon juice and zest add the perfect pop of brightness and acidity to these delightful oatmeal cakes. You can use fresh or frozen raspberries, depending on what you have on hand. Enjoy these oatmeal cakes for a healthy breakfast or snack.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Cinnamon-Roll Overnight Oats

Rating: 4 stars 14
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.
By Carolyn Casner

Baked Oatmeal with Pears

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
This comforting baked oatmeal is perfect for cozy weekend mornings and doubles as a make-ahead breakfast that you can meal-prep for healthy grab-and-go meals all week.
By Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, CDN

Baked Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
Muffins meet oatmeal in these moist and tasty grab-and-go oatmeal cups.
By Carolyn Casner

Apple, Bacon and Sweet Potato Mini Casseroles

Rating: 5 stars 2
These sweet and savory mini casseroles are ready in just an hour. Refrigerate or freeze the leftovers to enjoy later.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Really Green Smoothie

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

Roasted Sweet Potato Breakfast Sandwich

This hearty breakfast sandwich will keep you energized and satisfied until lunch, no problem. The roasted sweet potatoes become creamy on the inside, while the whole-grain English muffins are a great crisp contrast. Plus, there's protein from fried eggs, making this sandwich as colorful as it is delicious.
By Carolyn Casner

Quick-Cooking Oats

Rating: 3 stars 1
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

Tomato-Parmesan Mini Quiches

Rating: 4 stars 6
These individual mini quiches are a fun take on a traditional quiche. Leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen for an easy breakfast later in the week.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

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

Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Prepare this easy ham and broccoli casserole the evening before, and in the morning just pop it in the oven for a delicious breakfast.
By Diabetic Living Magazine
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Inspiration and Ideas

15 Diabetes-Friendly Breakfasts You Can Make in 5 Minutes
All it takes is 5 minutes to whip up one of these easy and delicious breakfast recipes. With complex carbs like whole grains and fruits alongside low counts of saturated fats and sodium, these morning meals fit well into a diabetes-friendly eating pattern.
15 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 Two-Ingredient Banana Pancakes and Pistachio & Peach Toast are delicious and easy to make.
Breakfast Lemon-Blueberry Oatmeal Cakes
Rating: 5 stars 2

A cross between muffins and baked oatmeal, these oatmeal cakes are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack. If you prefer to use fresh blueberries, they're an equal swap for the frozen in this recipe. You can also make a double batch and enjoy one during the week and store the other batch in the freezer to savor later.