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Keep things simple in the morning by making one of these Easy Breakfast Ideas! This collection includes things that are either quick, require few ingredients, or are simple to prepare!
Quick + Easy breakfast ideas
Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day! Well, breakfast foods in general are. 😉
Whether you eat breakfast in the morning or have breakfast for dinner (AKA “brinner”), I’ve put together a list of my favorite Easy Breakfast Recipes (that are quick too!)
More often than not, we don’t have time in the morning to make a fancy breakfast—especially on weekdays before school!
Fortunately, many breakfast foods can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer to make a busy morning easier (see the individual recipes for more information).
All of the recipes below are some of our favorite quick and easy breakfast ideas.
Tips for making breakfast easier
There are a few practices that you can implement to help in serving healthier breakfasts and they all tie back to one thing – a Menu Plan.
Menu Plan: I like to have a master list of our favorite breakfasts. I factor in how much time I have in the morning, how much time the different recipes take to make, and if a recipe can be made ahead of time.
From there I determine which one will work best on each day.
Some other considerations include:
- Freeze. There are many breakfast items that can be kept in the freezer like Pancakes, Sweet and Savory Casseroles, Quick Breads, and more. All you have to do is heat them up and eat.
- Go shopping so that you have ALL the ingredients you’ll need for the week.
- Assemble overnight casseroles and refrigerate. All you have to do is pop them in the oven while you’re getting ready.
- Double up. We may not like eating the same breakfast each day, but we don’t mind eating the same thing 2-3 different times a week.
- Cut any fruit the night before and keep it in the fridge.
Breakfast meals easy enough for kids to make.
Cereals are convenient and easy. Kids love it and can prepare a bowl for themselves. Unfortunately, many kinds of cereal are so unhealthy you might as well eat a bag of candy.
With a little bit of initial effort, teach your kids how to make a healthy, easy breakfast all on their own.
- Choose recipes that only need a few ingredients and only have a few steps. Once you have taught your child how to prepare the meal, write it down in simple steps (to not forget any parts of the recipe). Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Smoothies, Yogurt Parfait, instant oatmeal, overnight oats, avocado toast, greek yogurt with granola, bagels, and toast are all easy meals kids can learn to prepare on their own.
- Have pre-made meals in the freezer so that all they have to do is microwave them or put them in a toaster oven. Some favorite recipes include Breakfast Burritos, Waffles, Cinnamon Rolls, and Breakfast Sandwiches.
- You know your kids. One child may be capable of using the stove at 8 years old while another may not be ready until they are 10. Make a list for each child with ideas that they have been taught and are allowed to make on their own.
You can’t go wrong with an easy classic dish paired with a simple side.
Buttermilk Waffles – There’s nothing better than big, fluffy Buttermilk Waffles first thing in the morning! This will be your new favorite breakfast recipe!!
German Pancakes – These light, fluffy, eggy German Pancakes have become a family favorite breakfast recipe! They’re EASY to make, requiring only 5 simple ingredients that are kitchen staples.
Fluffy Pancakes – Waking up to a big stack of fluffy pancakes it THE BEST! This recipe is foolproof for the best pancakes in the world!
Easy French Toast – Easy french toast topped with syrup, fresh berries, and dusted with powdered sugar is a much-loved classic breakfast recipe!
Breakfast Tacos – These Breakfast Tacos will become your morning mealtime hero! Eggs, bacon, cheese, and hash browns all stuffed in a soft mini tortilla!
Biscuits and Gravy – Classic Biscuits and Gravy is perfect for breakfast or dinner. Buttery biscuits smothered in a homemade sausage gravy is a family favorite!
French Toast Sticks – These french toast sticks are bite-sized and bursting with cinnamon and sugar. They are perfectly dippable and absolutely delicious.
Fluffy French Toast – Make fluffy french toast every time using this secret ingredient. These tasty slices have a warm undertones of vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg.
Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancakes – Fluffy Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancakes are whipped up in minutes for a family-favorite breakfast for every occasion!
Breakfast Burrito – Delicious breakfast burritos are the perfect on-the-go breakfast! Load them with all your favorite fixings.
Omelette – A simple yet delicious Omelette is a hearty and filling egg recipe, perfect for breakfast, and completely customizable.
Coffee Cake – With 5 minutes of prep, this crowd favorite homemade Coffee Cake is a delicious go-to for any breakfast, brunch, or celebration!
Easy Cinnamon Rolls – These Easy Cinnamon Rolls are smothered with homemade cream cheese frosting. They’re super soft, gooey and quick—made in just one hour!
Cherry Danish – This easy Cherry Danish is made from puff pastry dough filled with a sweetened cream cheese mixture and topped with cherry pie filling.
Cinnamon Roll Bites – Ooey gooey cinnamon roll bites taste just like cinnamon rolls, but are SO much quicker! They are a tasty make ahead breakfast.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups – Delicious Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups – a simple and yummy breakfast treat. White bread flattened and rolled with a cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture, dipped in butter, cinnamon, and sugar!
Huevos Rancheros – Huevos rancheros is a classic spicy Mexican dish that turns eggs and beans into a savory breakfast tostada.
Easy Baked Breakfasts
Breakfast bakes are hearty and easy to throw together. Many of them can be prepped the night before and put in the oven to bake in the morning.
Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole – Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole is filled with a savory sausage and cream cheese center. It’s the perfect breakfast recipe!
French Toast Bake – This super delicious overnight French Toast Bake recipe takes French toast to a whole new level! Pieces of sourdough bread covered in an egg mixture, topped with cinnamon sugar, and baked to perfection! This easy French toast casserole is the ultimate holiday or weekend breakfast!!
Biscuit Egg Casserole – A delicious Biscuit Egg Casserole recipe filled with biscuits, cheese, eggs and sausage, and takes only minutes to throw together! This breakfast casserole is a family favorite for weekends and holidays!
Cinnamon Roll Cake – This cinnamon roll cake takes your favorite breakfast treat and puts it in cake form. With buttery cinnamon swirls and a sweet glaze, this cake is sure to be a new favorite!
Baked Eggs – Baked eggs are your new breakfast best friend! It takes only minutes to whip up, and it comes out perfectly cheesy and delicious every time.
Cheesy Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole – Bacon, egg, and hashbrown casserole is one of our all time favorite savory breakfast dishes! It feeds a crowd, and takes minutes to whip up.
Sausage Breakfast Casserole – This sausage breakfast casserole recipe is the ultimate breakfast food. It’s filled with sausage, eggs, cheese, and mouth-watering seasonings, and baked on a crescent sheet.
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole – Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is packed with bacon and sausage. It’s easy, delicious, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Mexican Breakfast Casserole – Mexican breakfast casserole is hearty and filling with a bit of spice! It comes together quickly and is ready to eat in under an hour.
Crockpot Breakfast Casserole – Hearty Crockpot breakfast casserole is a tasty make-ahead meal filled with hash browns and sausage that you NEED in your life!
EASY BREAKFAST SIDEs
We all love the sides that come with some of the more classic breakfast recipes, and all of the recipes below are full of delicious flavor AND simple to make!
Breakfast Sausage – Homemade Breakfast Sausage Is So Easy And Will Taste 100% Better Than Anything You’ll Find At The Grocery Store!
Favorite Eggs and Potatoes – Delicious Eggs & Potatoes are made in the skillet and finished in the oven. This flavorful recipe is perfect any morning or special day.
Bacon in the Oven – Crispy Bacon in the Oven is SO easy, leaves no mess, and is perfectly crisp every time. Once you try oven-baked you’ll never go back!
Scrambled Eggs – Easy and delicious scrambled eggs never go out of style! This recipe is fluffy, flavorful and absolutely perfect every time.
Breakfast Potatoes – Crispy breakfast potatoes are seasoned to perfection. Look no further for a breakfast potato recipe because this one has everything you need!
Chorizo and Eggs – Spicy and rich chorizo and eggs makes the yummiest breakfast to start your day! Serve them with tortillas or use it in breakfast burritos and tacos.
Fruit Salad – A fresh fruit salad that makes the perfect side dish to any meal! Colorful, healthy, delicious, and filled with all your favorite fruits!
Hash Browns – A breakfast just isn’t complete without a delicious side of golden hash browns! Never made them? Read this post for the easy how-to!
Toad in the Hole – Toad in a hole is toasted bread with an egg cooked into the middle. It’s a simple breakfast classic, perfect for any morning.
Sweet Potato Breakfast – Whip up this easy sweet potato breakfast for a filling and healthy meal! You’re going to enjoy every flavorful bite of this colorful breakfast.
on the go breakfast ideas
These Easy Breakfast Ideas are great to have on hand for a grab-and-go on a busy morning. Make and freeze a batch for even less stress in the morning!
Homemade Pop Tarts – Delicious Homemade Pop Tarts are easier to make than you think and can be customized based off of your favorite fillings and frosting!
Healthy Egg Muffins – These Healthy Egg Muffins are super simple and delicious! Add cheese, meat and veggies to make these tasty breakfast muffins or customize them with your favorite ingredients. They’re not only great for breakfast but also for snacks and lunch!
Blueberry Muffins – These soft, delicious Blueberry Muffins are simple and perfect for breakfast, snack or after-school treat. They’re filled with blueberries and topped with coarse sugar making them irresistible.
Apple Cinnamon Muffins – Apple cinnamon muffins are moist & tender. With chunks of apples and a cinnamon sugar topping, they’re perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Best Green Smoothie – This quick and easy 5 minute Best Green Smoothie Recipe is fresh and YUMMY! It is filled with fruit goodness & vitamin-rich spinach.
Breakfast Sandwich – Smooth morning with quick and simple breakfast sandwiches filled with egg, cheese, sausage, and bacon in a fluffy English muffin.
Snickerdoodle Muffins – Soft and sweet Snickerdoodle Muffins taste just like their cookie cousin! They’re a perfect grab-and-go breakfast or late-night snack.
Breakfast Egg Cups – Deliciously cheesy Breakfast Egg Cups have a crispy crescent roll bottom layered with eggs, bacon and cheese on top!
Avocado Eggs – Avocado bacon and eggs – one of our favorite breakfast recipes. They’re topped with cheese and so delicious!
Hash Brown Egg Cups – Hash brown egg cups are a creative and yummy way to combine two tasty breakfast foods into one. These are perfect for a breakfast gathering with friends and family.
Chocolate Muffins – Chocolate muffins loaded with semisweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks, then topped with more chocolate chips and sprinkles.
Our go-to on the go breakfast
We are always ON THE GO – which is understandable with 6 kiddos.
One of the breakfast recipes we love to make to enjoy on the go is Breakfast Burritos. They’re simple, quick, and can easily be wrapped up in foil to enjoy on the road.
This easy breakfast idea is our go-to and is one the entire family loves!
Easy Breakfast Ideas (Easy on the Go Breakfast)
- 4 tortillas
- 8 eggs scrambled
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 4 bacon slices
- 2 cups cubed hash browns
- Scramble eggs over medium low heat. Add cheese, salt and pepper (plus peppers if wanted).
- Cook up hashbrowns and bacon separately.
- Warm up tortillas and make burritos by adding eggs, a scoop of hashbrowns and a piece of bacon.
- Fold up and wrap in foil to enjoy on the go.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
The Complete List
Here are the picture cards of ALL the Easy Breakfast Ideas listed above.
These quick and simple breakfast recipes will have you starting each day on the right foot. Make breakfast the most important meal of the day, even on busy mornings!!
1 Crockpot Breakfast Casserole Recipe
2 Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe
3 Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe
4 French Toast Casserole Recipe
5 Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole
6 Breakfast Casserole Recipe
7 Baked Egg Recipe
8 Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
9 German Pancakes Recipe
10 Fluffy Pancakes Recipe
11 Easy French Toast Recipe
12 Breakfast Tacos Recipe
13 Huevos Rancheros Recipe
14 Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe
15 Breakfast Burrito Recipe
16 Biscuits and Gravy Recipe
17 Coffee Cake Recipe
18 Fluffy French Toast Recipe
19 French Toast Sticks Recipe
20 Breakfast Potatoes Recipe
21 Eggs and Potatoes Recipe
22 Bacon in the Oven Recipe
23 Scrambled Eggs Recipe
24 Breakfast Sausage Recipe
25 Chorizo and Eggs Recipe
26 Easy Fruit Salad Recipe
27 Hash Brown Recipe
28 Toad in the Hole Recipe
29 Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipe
30 Pop Tart Recipe
31 Blueberry Muffins Recipe
32 Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe
33 Snickerdoodle Muffins Recipe
34 Egg Muffin Recipe
35 Best Green Smoothie Recipe
36 Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
37 Chocolate Muffins Recipe
38 Egg Cup Recipe
39 Hash Brown Egg Cups Recipe
40 Avocado Egg Recipe
41 Mexican Breakfast Casserole Reicpe
42 Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe
43 Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe
44 Cinnamon Bites Recipe
45 Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups Recipe
46 Cherry Danish Recipe
47 Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancakes
48 Omelette Recipe
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