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16 Healthy Breakfast Recipes

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A healthy breakfast is a wonderful way to start the day. These 16 healthy recipes for breakfast are well worth trying.

These recipes focus on ingredients that will fuel your body through the morning and keep you sated till lunch.


Pesto Eggs

This recipe for pesto eggs is wildly flavorful. The eggs are fried in a layer of pesto sauce and served with a spread of goat cheese on some crusty toast.

This recipe is easy to make and results in a wonderful breakfast or brunch!

Two pieces of toast with pesto eggs on them.

Peach Smoothie Recipe

This vegan peach smoothie is a delicious and substantial breakfast recipe. Because it has half a cup of rolled oats, it's a filling smoothie that will keep you full all morning long.


Cilbir (Turkish Eggs in Yogurt)

This delicious Turkish eggs in yogurt and chili oil recipe (called Çılbır or cilbir) is a fantastic breakfast or brunch recipe.

It hits a delightful combination of flavor notes - fresh and bright, rich and spicy, creamy and savory.

An overhead shot of a bowl of cilbir with some sliced of pita bread.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

This easy pumpkin spice oatmeal is ready in minutes. It's a healthy vegan and gluten-free breakfast.


Watermelon Radish Toast

One of the easiest and most delicious ways to enjoy watermelon radishes is on a slice of toast with a thick layer of goat cheese. This recipe is almost not a recipe, it's just a few ingredients and truly simple.

Watermelon radish toasts on a white plate.

Almond Milk Pancakes Recipe

These almond milk pancakes are the best! They're a light and fluffy pancake that's dairy-free. They're a great way to greet the weekend - hello, pancake morning!


Avocado Sweet Potato Toast

This sweet potato toast recipe is topped with avocados, microgreens, radishes, raspberries, edible flowers, and sesame seeds.

sweet potato toasts with avocado and fruit

Best Ever Homemade Granola Recipe

This healthier, homemade granola recipe is a delicious breakfast treat when served with yogurt and fresh fruit. It's ready in just 30 minutes!

closeup of granola, yogurt, and fruit

Blueberry Baked Oats

This recipe for blueberry baked oats is a luscious and tasty breakfast. The oats are blended so that when they bake they take on a more cake-like texture.

An overhead shot of a ramekin of blueberry baked oats.

Corn and Leek Fritters Recipe

This corn and leek fritter recipe is delicious and ready in 30 minutes! These fritters are a perfect breakfast or lunch recipe. They’re vegetarian and gluten-free.

corn and leek fritter with herbed yogurt and mint

Arugula and Asparagus Breakfast Bowl

This arugula and asparagus breakfast bowl with a poached egg is delicious, fresh, and filling.

arugula and asparagus in a bowl with poached egg

Mango Lassi Overnight Oats

If you're looking for an easy, healthy breakfast, you must try these mango lassi overnight oats! They're quick to make and they taste wonderful.


Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Oatmeal

This slow cooker peanut butter oatmeal is a perfect overnight breakfast recipe that is warm and delicious!

bowl of slow cooker peanut butter oatmeal topped with bananas and dried fruit

Chili Oil Eggs

This easy recipe for chili oil eggs can be served over rice for a delicious breakfast or lunch. Serve the eggs over rice with a dash of furikake (Japanese nori seasoning) for a filling and hearty meal.

A bowl of chili oil eggs served over rice and furikake.

Chocolate Baked Oats

This recipe for chocolate baked oats is a luscious and tasty breakfast or brunch. Because the oats are blended they take on a texture closer to cake than regular baked oats.

An overhead shot of a ramekin of chocolate baked oats with a spoon in it.

6 Kinds of Toast!

Every day is a good day for toast, so to get you through the week, I present to you -- 6 kinds of toast! There's something here for everyone.

6 different types of toast on a dark background

Breakfast Fruit Salad

This easy breakfast fruit salad is perfect for mornings when you want a fresh, quick meal. It's also great as an afternoon snack!

This simple recipe is made from cut fresh fruit and freshly-squeezed orange juice.

Breakfast fruit salad in a small bowl

Grated Egg Avocado Toast

This delicious grated egg avocado toast is a fun recipe to make for breakfast!

You'll combine ripe avocado, kewpie mayonnaise, grated hard-boiled egg, salt, pepper, and microgreens.

Grated egg avocado toast on a small green plate.

Healthy Breakfast Recipes: Eggs on Toast with Pesto

Healthy Breakfast Recipes: Eggs on Toast with Pesto

Try one of our favorite healthy breakfast recipes - these eggs with pesto are a savory and delicious recipe.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • pinch of ground black pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 pieces sourdough bread
  • 2 ounces herbed goat's cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, spread the pesto in a thin layer across the pan.
  2. When the pesto is warm, crack the eggs into the pan. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook the eggs for 4 to 5 minutes or until the whites are set and no longer translucent.
  3. Meanwhile, toast the bread and spread the goat cheese on it.
  4. Remove the eggs from the pan and place them on the toast.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 196mgSodium: 640mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 18g

What are healthy breakfast foods?

Eggs - they’re a great source of protein and increase fullness and help maintain steady blood sugar. They’re very versatile and can be used in a multitude of ways. 

Nuts - they’re filling and calorie-dense. They’re satisfying and nutritious. 

Oatmeal - they’re full of fiber and helps reduce cholesterol. Oats are rich in antioxidants and are good for heart health. They’re also gluten-free. 

Berries - they’re packed with antioxidants and low in sugar. They’re also low in calories and taste great. 

Are eggs healthy for breakfast?

Eggs got a bit of a bad rap because of their cholesterol content. Eating one or two eggs a day can be healthy as they're an efficient calorie source, a good source of protein, and heart-healthy (source).

Why is a healthy breakfast important?

A healthy breakfast can be fuel for the day and set you up for a day of healthy eating.

Skipping breakfast can lead to the 'hangry' feeling later in the day, which can sometimes lead to overeating. (source) Check out all our breakfast recipes for more ideas.

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