Breakfast, although the most important meal of the day, can also be one of the most stressful. I get it, you’re running late for work or class and you simply don’t have enough time to sit down for a bowl of cereal. Avoid the stress by meal prepping or whipping up one of these quick recipes for an easy, no-hassle breakfast!
1. Breakfast Quesadillas
If you haven’t watched TikTok recently, that’s okay. Breakfast quesadillas are super easy to make if you have a few ingredients and some hot sauce. They are delicious and can be customized to your liking.
- 2 eggs beaten
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 flour tortilla shells
- 2 slices bacon crumbled (and/or cooked, crumbled sausage)
- 1/2 cup Mexican blend or Monterey Jack cheese shredded, divided
- salsa and sour cream to taste
- In a large skillet, scramble the eggs (add salt and pepper to taste).
- Spray skillet or griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Place one tortilla on the skillet or griddle and heat on one side.
- When tortilla is hot, flip and add half of the cheese.
- Add scrambled egg and distribute evenly.
- Add bacon over the top.
- Sprinkle on remaining cheese and top with remaining tortilla. Cook for about 1 minute or until cheese starts to melt, then CAREFULLY flip (you don’t want all the egg falling out).
- When the cheese is melted and the tortilla is golden brown remove from pan. Cut into quarters with a pizza cutter and serve with sour cream and/or salsa.
2. Homemade Granola Bars
A perfect breakfast option that you can make on your own time and eat throughout the week. Having homemade granola bars made is a healthier, low sugar option to the classic Quaker Oat bar.
- 1 c. dates raisins will work, too
- 1/4 c. Jif Cinnamon Peanut Butter
- 1/4 c. honey
- 3/4 c. almonds we did whole and sliced mixed
- 1/2 c. dried apples
- 1 1/2 c. quick rolled oats
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- Place dates in a food processor (or blender) and process until it becomes like an extra-thick, sticky jam (you should be able to form a ball in your hands).
- Place peanut butter and honey in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30-45 seconds.
- Add date mixture to the melted peanut butter and honey and stir. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.
- Place foil or wax paper in an 8×8 glass baking dish and press firmly and evenly with hands.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 20 minutes.
- Remove from fridge and cut evenly into rectangles. (should make about 10-12).
- To store, wrap individually in wax paper or plastic wrap or store together in an air-tight container.
3. Green Smoothie
Smoothies are a good, easy breakfast and (believe it or not) can be meal prepped. Throw the measured out ingredients into a plastic baggie and freeze them, that way you can take them out whenever you want to throw them in a blender and you’re in a pinch for time. Boom. Easy breakfast.
- 1/2 c. almond milk
- 1/2 c. apple juice or orange juice
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 c. frozen strawberries
- 1/2 c. pineapple
- 2 handfuls leafy greens I did a combo of spinach, kale, and chard
- Add liquids to the blender first, then add all the remaining ingredients.
- Blend until smooth.
- Makes one serving (250 calories)
- Alternatives- eliminate juice to make it 65 calories less, or add 1 Tbsp raw peanut butter for protein (add 90 calories).
4. Banana Bread
Another breakfast recipe you can make ahead of time and enjoy at your own leisure.
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3 bananas very ripe
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional
- Mix together everything but the flour and bananas until smooth.
- Mash the bananas in a small bowl. You can mash the bananas as much or as little as you like. If you want chunks of banana in your bread, don’t mash them too much. If you just want banana flavor, mash thoroughly.
- Slowly blend in flour, then add the bananas and walnuts (if you are using them).
- Spray a regular size bread pan and fill with batter.
- Bake at 325 for 60 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick or knife in the center of the loaf. When it comes out clean, it’s ready to take out of the oven.
5. Breakfast Burrito
Breakfast burritos are a classic breakfast fave that can be customized to your liking. These ham and cheese breakfast burritos are amazing and equally delish.
- 6 flour tortillas cooked or warmed
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 lb chopped ham, sausage, or bacon
- 1 1/3 cups shredded cheese (Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, or Mexican blend)
- Salt and Pepper
More Breakfast Burrito fillings (optional):
- 2 cups hash browns can also use tater tots (cooked), or rice
- 2 cups beans (refried, pinto, or black)
- 1 cup mushrooms sautéed
- 1 cup zucchini sautéed
- 1 onion finely diced and sautéed
- 2 Roma tomatoes diced
- 1 Bell pepper diced
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1 cup guacamole
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup fresh tomatoes diced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- Warm flour tortillas in the oven or microwave. If using raw tortillas, prepare them according to package directions.
- Whisk eggs and milk together in a bowl. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, cook preferred breakfast meat. If using diced ham, use a little oil or cooking spray in the pan before heating.
- Remove meat from the skillet and set aside. If using sausage or bacon, drain grease from the pan leaving a little in the pan for cooking the vegetables (optional) and the eggs.
- Sautée vegetables in 1 tablespoon of cooking oil or remaining bacon or sausage grease. (optional)
- Add eggs and milk mixture.
- When eggs start to set, add breakfast meat.
- Continue stirring until eggs are cooked through.
- Remove from heat and top with cheese.
- Divide egg, meat, and cheese filling between the four tortillas.
- Add additional ingredients – cooked potatoes, rice, and or beans. Make sure they are heated through.
- Roll each tortilla into a burrito.
- Serve with toppings.