10 healthy breakfast ideas with 5 ingredients or less

Eating a healthy breakfast shouldn’t be a stressful ordeal. With just a handful of ingredients, you can create tasty, easy-to-make dishes that are guaranteed to get your day started in the right way. From smoothie bowls to egg frittatas, here’s a roundup of 10 recipes that require five or fewer ingredients, and little to no cooking skills. Bon appétit!

1. Healthy French Toast Bites

Dairy-free, low-fat, high in protein and fiber and no sugar added? Yes, please! Blogger Dessert With Benefits has made our breakfast dreams come true with her easy five-ingredient French toast. Using a whole grain bread, she cuts it into bite-sized pieces before dredging it in a mixture of eggs, vanilla extract and cashew milk. If you need a little sweetness, drizzle on pure maple syrup.

Desserts With Benefits

2. Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seed Toast

Craving something on the sweeter side but don’t want to give in to your sugar cravings? Toast yourself a piece of whole wheat bread and top it with peanut butter, one sliced banana and a sprinkling of chia seeds. Want to be extra decadent? Blogger The Secret Ingredient suggests topping it with some dark chocolate!

The Secret Ingredient

3. Breakfast Quesadillas

These cheesy quesadillas from blogger Tastes Better From Scratch are super tasty and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. All you need are eggs, bacon, cheese and tortillas and you’re all set to cook. If you prefer a vegetarian variety, swap out the bacon for a veggie or two. Top with salsa and guac and enjoy!

Tastes Better From Scratch

4. Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These protein-packed bites of wholesome goodness are ideal for people who can’t seem to make time for breakfast. With just peanut butter, old-fashioned oats, flax seed, honey and chocolate chips, they’re easy to prepare. You just throw everything into a bowl, mix and roll them up! Let them sit in the refrigerator for 15–30 minutes and you’re good to go. Thanks for the recipe, Chef Savvy!

Chef Savvy

5. English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas

This fun food can be eaten any time of the day and requires minimal cooking skills. Top your English muffin crust with eggs, cheese and bacon (or turkey bacon if you’re looking to stay on the healthier side). Garnish with green onion and you have a super simple, five-ingredient breakfast pizza courtesy of blogger Two Peas and Their Pod!

Two Peas and Their Pod

6. Bacon And Asparagus Frittata

This deliciously savory breakfast courtesy of blogger The Roasted Root is so easy! Eggs, bacon, asparagus, red onion and seasoning is all you need to get this breakfast party started. If you’re feeling fancy, you can slice avocado on top, but this frittata is plenty hearty just as it is.

The Roasted Root

7. Paleo Pancakes

These soft, thin paleo pancakes only require three ingredients: bananas, eggs and coconut flour, making them both dairy and grain free! Blogger A Spicy Perspective recommends topping them with a fruity raspberry maple syrup, which is also paleo.

A Spicy Perspective

8. Homemade Granola

Who doesn’t love the crunch of sweet granola? Blogger Family Food On The Table shows us how simple it is to make satisfying granola with just five ingredients: peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon and oats. It’s a perfect snack for those either on the go or frequently late!

Family Food On The Table

9. Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Refreshing, simple and sweet, this smoothie bowl by blogger Bakerita is a great way to get your morning started. All you need to do is blend together frozen strawberries and bananas with coconut milk for the dairy-free, paleo smoothie base. Next, top it with whatever you want! More fruit, chia seeds, shredded coconut… it’s totally up to you!


10. Eggs Baked In Avocado

Aesthetically pleasing, ridiculously easy to make and good for you, these eggs baked in avocado are an ideal breakfast go-to. Blogger Give Recipe opts to cook her eggs in avocado over the stove, allowing for a quicker and more efficient way to get perfectly cooked yolks. All you need for this dish is eggs, avocado and seasoning.

Give Recipe

Happy breakfasting!