15 Easy Breakfast Ideas

We know, mornings are hard. But that doesn’t have to mean no breakfast! These easy breakfast ideas will save you on busy mornings.

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You’re busy. We’re busy! We totally get it. Mornings can be one of the hardest times to stick to healthy eating, especially if you’re running out the door. So, we’ve compiled a few of our very favorite easy breakfast ideas to make your mornings easier!

Now, let’s be honest. Eating breakfast is going to require some prep. Many of these recipes are batches that you’ll only have to cook one time: then you’ll have a bunch on hand for breakfasts throughout the week. Others are breakfasts you can whip up in a few minutes! But either way: we promise this list has no homemade pancakes or waffles. Those are for weekend brunches: which are also really fun too. (Here are 35 brunch ideas for weekends.)

PS don’t forget coffee! Try our best cup of coffee or easy cold brew.

And now…our top easy breakfast ideas!

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Breakfast vegetables

Breakfast Scramble & More Easy Ideas!


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This breakfast scramble is the ultimate easy breakfast idea! It’s got lots of colorful veggies to start the day right (and a vegan option).


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper (or 1/2 red and 1/2 orange)
  • 4 cups baby kale or spinach
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives or other fresh herbs
  • 4 eggs or this Tofu Scramble
  • ¼ cup shredded Colby cheese or crumbled goat cheese (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Avocado slices, for serving

Instructions

  1. Prep the vegetables: Thinly slice the red onion. Large dice the bell pepper.
  2. Prep the eggs or tofu: In a medium bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them together until well-beaten. Stir in the shredded cheese, fresh herbs, kosher salt, and plenty of fresh ground pepper. Or, complete Step 1 of the Tofu Scramble.
  3. Cook the vegetables: Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. When hot, add the onion and peppers. Cook 3 to 4 minutes until tender and just starting to brown, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Add a pinch of salt and the baby greens. Cook for 30 seconds until wilted. Remove and set aside.
  4. Cook the eggs or tofu: Keep heat on low. Pour in the eggs. Cook for 20 to 30 seconds. When the eggs just start to set, use a flat spatula to scrape sections of eggs, gently stirring constantly until cooked but still soft, about 1 minute. Or, complete Step 2 of the Tofu Scramble.
  5. Add the vegetables and serve: Add the veggies back to the pan with the eggs or tofu. Stir for a few seconds until combined and warmed. Serve immediately.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: Breakfast Ideas, Easy Breakfast Ideas

Last updated: September 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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