15 Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Here are all the healthy breakfast recipes to start your day right! There are lots of options for loading up on nutritious ingredients.

Healthy breakfast recipes

Are you stuck in a rut in the mornings? It can be hard to find wholesome options to start the day. But never fear: we’ve got answers. Here at A Couple Cooks, we’ve got all the best ways to incorporate healthy breakfast recipes into your life! Maybe it’s a cozy bowl of oatmeal topped with peanut butter and jelly, or a breakfast scramble full of colorful vegetables. There are so many tasty ways to incorporate whole foods into your morning!

It doesn’t matter how you eat, there are options for everyone! The recipes below are all vegetarian, and many are gluten-free or vegan as well. Now let’s get to it!

And now…the best healthy breakfast recipes to try!

A few more breakfast ideas…

Need a few more healthy breakfast recipes? Here are some more non-recipe ideas for busy mornings:

  • Breakfast tacos: Make scrambled eggs and throw them in a tortilla with salsa!
  • Greek yogurt bowl: Swirl plain Greek yogurt with a hit of maple syrup and top with fruit and almond butter.
  • Savory oatmeal: Make oatmeal and top it with a poached egg and sauteed veggies.
  • Healthy waffles: These fluffy gluten free waffles are made with almond flour and egg.
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Banana baked oatmeal

Healthy Baked Oatmeal

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This banana baked oatmeal is the ideal healthy breakfast! It’s full of good-for-you ingredients and so delicious, everyone will want seconds.



  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup mashed banana or 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 3/4 cups milk of choice (dairy, almond or oat)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • For serving: Banana slices, almond butter or peanut butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.*
  2. Butter an 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the rolled oats, pecan pieces, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and kosher salt.
  3. Dump the dries into the prepared pan. 
  4. Mash the bananas. In the same bowl, whisk together the bananas, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Drizzle the milk mixture over the oats. Stir lightly with a fork to make everything gets evenly incorporated.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the top is nicely golden and the oat mixture has set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. Before serving, spread the top with almond butter or peanut butter (or a combination) and top with banana slices. Store leftovers refrigerated for up to 1 week: reheat in a 300 degree oven or microwave until warm.


*Make ahead instructions: do not make the entire pan in advance and refrigerate overnight because the oats will absorb all the liquid. You can mix up the wets and dries separately and store in separate containers (with the wets refrigerated), then pour them together in the morning and bake.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Healthy breakfast recipes

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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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