24 Easy Breakfast Recipes That Simplify Your Morning Favorites

Bacon, Corn, and Cheese Frittata
Photo: Andy Lyons

When you're short on time in the morning, an easy breakfast recipe is a must-have. Each of these easy breakfast ideas are made with simple ingredients and absolutely delicious. Try our simpler versions of pancakes, oatmeal, egg scrambles, and more. We also have easy breakfast recipes using your air fryer, Instant Pot, and slow cooker.

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Orange-Honey Overnight Oats

This easy breakfast recipe is as simple as stirring ingredients in a bowl and popping it in the fridge for a night—literally. The hardest part will be deciding which tasty toppers you want to use in the morning. We like strawberry preserves, thyme, and coconut flakes.

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Berry Pancakes

Berry Pancakes
Jason Donnelly

If you were going to go with purchased frozen pancakes, go with these instead. You can make and freeze this berry-filled batch up to two months in advance, microwaving them whenever you like. Now that's an easy breakfast idea too good to pass up.

Buy It: Russbe Reusable Freezer Bags ($12, Target)

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Breakfast Ham-and-Egg Cups

Breakfast Ham and Egg Cups
Andy Lyons

Ham? Check. Eggs? Check. Veggies? Check. This easy keto breakfast really does have it all. Simply fill each cup in your muffin tin with the ingredients, then let your oven do the work.

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Hot Grains Power Bowl

Hot Grains Power Bowl
Andy Lyons

Say goodbye to plain oatmeal and hello to your new favorite easy breakfast recipe. Made in just 15 minutes, this hot cereal gets a boost of antioxidants from carrots, oranges, apricots, and cinnamon. Drizzle with maple syrup instead of honey to make it an easy vegan breakfast.

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Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

Cottage Cheese bowl with fresh fruit and chia seeds
Carson Downing

High in lean protein, calcium, and fat, cottage cheese is the ultimate ingredient to give your morning a boost. This easy healthy breakfast can be customized to use your favorite fruits. A sprinkle of chia seeds adds fiber and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

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Bacon and Egg Cheese Toast

Bacon Egg Cheese Toast
Andy Lyons

The peanut butter and jelly toast can wait. This easy breakfast idea features all your favorites (eggs, bacon, and bread) on a toasty English muffin. Draped in a creamy Cajun sauce, you'll definitely have a good morning.

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Sausage and Egg Po'Boys

Sausage and Egg Po'Boys
Andy Lyons

These po'boys take breakfast sandwiches to a whole new level, starting with homemade spicy remoulade. Sausage and hard-cooked eggs provide 32 grams of protein to keep you energized all morning. A few shakes of hot sauce take the classic Louisiana sub over the top—and in less than 25 minutes.

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Sunshine Toast with Bacon and Tomatoes

Sunshine Toast with Bacon and Tomatoes
Andy Lyons

Brighten your breakfast with this easy breakfast idea for kids (and adults, too!). It takes just 20 minutes to make, and all you need is a sun-shape cutter and fresh eggs. Add a side of crispy bacon to complete your easy breakfast.

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Peanut Butter-Banana Refrigerator Oatmeal

Peanut Butter-Banana Refrigerator Oatmeal
Karla Conrad

Give your morning oatmeal a fun and fast makeover by prepping our no-cook version the night before. We've mixed the high-fiber ingredient with peanut butter, banana, and a sprinkling of bacon crumbles for a quick and easy breakfast idea that's ready whenever you need.

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Bacon, Corn, and Cheese Frittata

Bacon, Corn, and Cheese Frittata
Andy Lyons

Easy egg recipes for breakfast are totally a thing when your trusty pressure cooker is involved. That's right, just 15 minutes of prep and your pressure cooker does the rest of the work for you while you get ready for your day.

Buy It: Instant Pot Duo Plus ($100, Target)

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Waffle Tartines

Waffle Tartines
Carson Downing

A tartine is a fancy-sounding word, but it's really just an open-face sandwich. In this case, our Test Kitchen created tartines with frozen waffles for an easy breakfast idea that only looks like it took a lot of effort. Use whatever toppings you like, but we have delicious variations including avocado, lox, or chive-mushroom.

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Egg White Scramble with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes

Egg White Scramble with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes
Jason Donnelly

Scrambled eggs are always a quick option to start the day. Try our egg white scramble for an easy healthy breakfast. It takes just 20 minutes to prepare, comes with tomatoes and spinach, and each serving rings in at under 200 calories.

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Sesame French Toast Strips

Hong Kong Sesame Toast Strips
Andy Lyons

French toast sticks are always a fun breakfast treat, and our Asian-inspired sesame strips are no exception! The easy breakfast recipe takes just four minutes to cook, and they taste fantastic when dipped in marmalade.

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Breakfast Salad with Avocado and Eggs

Breakfast Salad with Avocado and Eggs
Jason Donnelly

If you've never thought about eating a salad for breakfast, this is your chance to give it a shot. This easy healthy breakfast features a poached egg atop a bed of greens. Feel free to add some bacon or prosciutto for an added protein boost.

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Air-Fried Flaxseed French Toast Sticks with Berries

Air-Fried Flaxseed French Toast Sticks with Berries
Caitlin Bensel

Your air fryer can make busy mornings a breeze. In this easy breakfast recipe, whole-grain bread slices are coated in a cinnamon-vanilla egg batter and flaxseed mixture before "frying" to golden-brown perfection in 10 minutes. Enjoy with maple syrup and berries.

Buy It: Ninja Air Fryer ($89, Walmart)

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Quick Skillet Granola

Skillet Granola white enameled cast iron pan
Carson Downing

Plain yogurt is a thing of the past when you can make this quick granola. And by quick, we mean this easy breakfast idea is ready in just 15 minutes. A blend of rolled oats, flax, honey, cinnamon, and dried fruit brings healthy whole grains and fiber to your morning, which will keep you feeling fuller longer.

Buy It: Select by Calphalon Skillet ($50, Target)

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Overnight Breakfast Pie

Overnight Breakfast Pie
Scott Little

Bacon, eggs, hash browns, and cheese: The breakfast classics combine in an oh-so-easy morning pleaser. Assemble it in just 20 minutes, then refrigerate until you're ready to bake. A panko mixture on top adds an unexpected, yet satisfying crunch.

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Tropical Fruit Smoothie Bowls

Tropical Fruit Smoothie Bowls
Blaine Moats

If you're not keen on drinking your breakfast in smoothie form, put it in a bowl! Smoothie bowls are an easy breakfast that's both healthy and beautiful. In this case you get a boost of antioxidants and vitamins thanks to spinach, pineapple, ginger, chia seeds, and more. Don't forget to snap a pic before diving in.

Buy It: Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker ($129, Target)

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Puffed Oven Pancake with Brown Sugar-Banana Sauce

Puffed Oven Pancake with Brown Sugar-Banana Sauce
Scott Little

Despite this pancake's sophisticated presence, it's actually an easy breakfast recipe that won't trap you in the kitchen. Rather than requiring a griddle, the pancake bakes up to puffy perfection in your oven. Prepare the caramel-like sauce the day before so you only have to reheat before topping and slicing the pancake.

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Copycat Bacon and Gruyère Egg Bites

Copycat Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites
Dera Burreson

If it's hard to resist a stop at coffee shop for those delicious mini egg bites, allow us to introduce you to this easy breakfast recipe to streamline your morning routine. They may take a little more prep time, but you can easily make these and keep them in the fridge for a few days worth of easy breakfasts.

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Sweet Beets and Greens Smoothies

Sweet Beets and Greens Smoothies

Six ingredients is all it takes to whip up this easy healthy breakfast smoothie recipe. Packed with heart-healthy beets, berries, and greens, it's perfect for an on-the-go morning.

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Cheesy Grits Bowl

Cheesy Grits Bowl
Blaine Moats

When you want something warm and savory to wake you up, look no further than this easy breakfast idea. Quick-cooking grits paired with two kinds of cheese (Gouda and white cheddar) make your breakfast easy, yet taste fancy.

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Breakfast Quesadillas

Breakfast Quesadillas on blue plate with silverware
Jason Donnelly

Give your morning some Mexican flair with this easy breakfast recipe. Pack corn tortillas with scrambled eggs and melty cheese. Serve alongside Mexican crema and Pico de Gallo for a party in your mouth.

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Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal with raisins and apricots
Kritsada Panichgul

Nothing warms body and soul quite like a hot bowl of oatmeal—especially when it's made in a slow cooker. Indulge morning guests (and picky eaters) with an easy-to-customize cereal. Simply set out an array of toppers so everyone can create their own tasty combinations.

Buy It: Crock-Pot Manual Slow Cooker ($20, Walmart)

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