Whole Grain Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it count with a nutritious whole grain recipe. Whether you crave pancakes, parfaits, oatmeal, or cereal, you'll love these delicious breakfast recipes brimming with oats, quinoa, barley, millet, and more whole grains.

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    Tropical Fruit Breakfast Parfaits

    Power Grain: Rolled Oats

    Oats are a versatile whole grain that can easily be incorporated into your favorite breakfast parfait. For a tropical take, pair them with shredded coconut, sunflower kernels, and mango on tangy lime yogurt.

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    Chile-Quinoa Breakfast Burritos

    Power Grain: Quinoa

    Give your a.m. burritos a Tex-Mex slant with green chile peppers, fresh tomatoes, and shredded cheese. Hearty quinoa and scrambled eggs give the multigrain wraps a whopping 17 grams of protein.

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    Two-Way Nutty Granola Cereal

    Power Grains: Rolled Oats; Barley

    Take your bowl of cereal beyond the box with a fiber-rich blend of oats, nuts, barley, and wheat cereal. Apple cider and cinnamon flavor the granola, which can also be served as a hot cereal.

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    Grain Pancakes with Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce

    Power Grain: Rolled Oats

    With just 25 minutes of prep, these sweet and wholesome grain pancakes are ready to be devoured. The satisfying stack of flapjacks is complete with a luscious strawberry-rhubarb sauce and 6 grams of protein per serving.

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    Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies

    Watch as we show you how to make a fast and delicious breakfast option that's bursting with healthy whole grains. These protein- and fiber-packed cookies feature banana, peanut butter, and dried cranberries.

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    Individual Baked Oatmeal

    Power Grains: Rolled Oats; Steel-Cut Oats

    Oats are a nutritional superstar, and this fruit-filled oatmeal features not one but two types of the healthy whole grain. Cook the oats 24 hours in advance for a quick, protein-packed start to your morning.

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    Slow-Toasted Granola

    Power Grains: Rolled Oats; Flaxseeds

    Slow-cooked to perfection, this crunchy granola satisfies grumbling stomachs with rolled oats and ground flaxseeds. The grab-and-go morning meal gets smooth flavor from honey and peanut butter, plus a sweet kick from golden raisins and dates.

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    Peanut Butter and Fruit Quinoa

    Power Grain: Quinoa

    Cook up a steamy bowl of quinoa in just 20 minutes, then swirl with creamy nut butter, fresh fruit, and jam. Add crunch to the gluten-free whole grain breakfast with a sprinkle of peanuts.

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    Coconut Chia Oat Squares

    Power Grains: Rolled Oats; Oat Bran

    Jump-start your day with a modern take on ancient chia seeds. Filled with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, the whole grain pairs with shredded coconut for a blissful brown sugar-sweetened breakfast bar.

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    Good Morning Cereal Blend

    Power Grains: Barley; Oats; Bran

    With 8 grams of fiber per serving, this simple yet scrumptious cereal is guaranteed to keep you full all morning. Store the cereal in single-serve plastic bags for a quick, nutritious meal on the go.

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    Baked French Toast Strips with Apricot Dipping Sauce

    Power Grain: Ground Flaxseeds

    Although not technically a grain, flaxseeds have comparable vitamins and minerals to whole grains, plus an impressive amount of fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Add the ground seeds to cinnamon and sugar, then coat whole wheat bread for a fancy French toast recipe that's healthy, too.

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    Kamut and Corn Breakfast Casserole

    Power Grain: Kamut Khorasan Wheat

    Swap out plain-Jane white rice in your next breakfast casserole recipe for rich, nutty, nutrient-packed kamut. The hearty whole grain complements juicy ham, a rainbow of veggies, and gooey shredded cheese.

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    Spiced Apple-Berry Oatmeal

    Power Grain: Steel-Cut Oats

    Simmer oats in apple juice for tender hot cereal with crisp fruit flavor. Mix in fresh berries and pecans for a big-batch oatmeal recipe your entire family will love.

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    Toasted Oat Muesli

    Power Grain: Rolled Oats

    Crunchy oat muesli gets a quick toast in the oven before joining banana chips and a sprinkle of allspice. Serve the cereal with milk for a low-calorie breakfast.

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    Breakfast Fruit and Nut Cookies

    Power Grains: Oat Bran; Flaxseeds

    Cookies aren't just for dessert anymore. These grab-and-go whole wheat treats feature crisp nuts and dates, plus a comforting cinnamon flavor.

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    Quinoa-Pumpkin Seed Granola

    Power Grain: Quinoa

    Granola tastes great over baked apples, yogurt, applesauce, or milk, and this cinnamon-spiced mix of quinoa, almonds, and pepitas is no exception. Store the healthy breakfast treat in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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    Strawberry-Cream Cheese Waffle Sandwiches

    Power Grain: Whole Grain Bread

    Add brightness to your morning meal with fresh strawberries. Stuffed inside whole grain bread, the antioxidant-packed fruit joins sticky-sweet honey, gooey cream cheese, and low-fat granola.

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    Toasty Whole Grain Orange Muffins

    Power Grains: Rolled Oats; Quinoa

    Freshly squeezed orange juice lends bright flavor to these healthy whole grain muffins. Sour cream and buttermilk make the low-calorie muffins taste indulgent.

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    Fruit, Nut, and Rice Fritters

    Power Grain: Brown Rice; Chia Seeds

    Did you know just 1 tablespoon of chia seeds provides 4 grams of fiber? Sprinkle them into fruit and rice breakfast fritters flavored with a cozy mix of vanilla and nutmeg for a smart start to your day.

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    Crunchy Oat Squares

    Power Grains: Rolled Oats; Oat Bran

    Mimic the flavors of your favorite breakfast cereal without all the added sugar by using almond butter, honey, and brown sugar. Three types of whole grains fill the crunchy clusters to help delay hunger's return.

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    Banana Millet Muffins

    Power Grain: Millet

    Millet is a versatile, gluten-free whole grain that can be ground and used as flour or used whole as a substitute for cornmeal. Made with vitamin-rich millet, applesauce, and bananas, these fruity muffins are easy to prepare plus full of toothsome texture.

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    Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

    Power Grain: Buckwheat

    Pump up pancakes with fresh blueberries and buckwheat flour -- the cereal crop is high in soluble fiber to keep you feeling full longer. Two of these nutritious flapjacks will set you back just 132 calories, so your morning munchies are extra satisfying.

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    Six-Grain Slow Cooker Porridge

    Power Grains: Steel-Cut Oats; Barley; Brown Rice

    It's no surprise this sweet slow cooker porridge recipe provides 10 percent of your daily fiber intake. The easy breakfast staple is stuffed with six types of grains plus heart-healthy toasted pecans.

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