For most of us, breakfast ideas don’t come to mind quickly first thing in the morning when we’ve just rolled out of bed or we’re hurrying off to work. If you need a little help coming up with recipes that are both satisfying and nutritious, this list of my very best breakfast recipes should do the trick.

Grab your cup of coffee, and then scroll this list to take the whats-for-breakfast stress out of your mornings.

egg omelette in a blue dish for breakfast ideas

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With 67 options, you’re sure to find something for everyone in the family, because we’ve included everything from special holiday breakfast casserole recipes to on-the-go quick breakfast ideas for kids, protein lovers, light eaters, and even over-sleepers (I am a snooze-button gal myself).

You’ll make these recipes on repeat. We’ve included so many easy and healthy breakfast ideas here, from simple egg Omelettes to make-ahead recipes like Overnight Oats and one-minute recipes like Green Smoothies. There are both sweet and savory breakfasts, and we broke it down into 12 simple categories depending on what you’re craving. This list will keep breakfast more exciting.

Breakfast tacos on blue platter

Meal Prep for Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Although we love our decadent, maple syrup breakfast food from time to time (and we’ve included plenty of those options here), this list includes well-rounded, healthy breakfast recipes as well. We’re talking dishes full of the ideal breakfast foods to start your morning: whole grains, protein, and healthy fats to wake you up and keep you running until lunch.

Breakfast foods usually keep and freeze well, and so I reheat them without much fuss. They taste so much better than store-bought options that have loads of preservatives, salt, and refined sugars that make me sluggish and crash. Plus, I can make the food exactly how I like it with any dietary changes I want. 

You’ll find meal prep, make-ahead, and reheating information along with each recipe, but here are a few of my tried-and-true tips on making these healthy breakfast ideas part of your routine, too:

  • Portion Control – Freeze and store in individual portions
  • Plan Ahead – Double (or triple!) the recipe to have plenty of leftovers and less time cooking
  • Make It Easy – Include reheating directions directly on the storage container
  • Fast – Use microwave, toaster, and air fryer reheating options
  • Pantry Options – Stock unique pantry staples, like jams, honey butter, hot sauces, or flavored cream cheese to keep pre-made meals interesting
  • Diet-friendly Swaps – Include diet-friendly breakfast substitutions, like gluten-free breads, low-carb veggie swaps for potatoes, and high-protein keto breakfast ideas containing eggs, meat, and cheeses
  • Meal Prep – set aside time to cook and store several recipes at once to enjoy weeks of easy breakfast options
Meal prepped breakfast burritos in freezer bag

Make-Ahead Breakfasts

I find that make-ahead breakfast recipes are the secret to having a great start to our day. Whether I’m prepping a breakfast casserole the night before a special occasion or providing ready-to-go healthy choices in the morning, make-ahead breakfasts make less work and rush in the morning when I’m trying to get myself and the kids out the door. Add these make-ahead recipes to your weekly meal plan so you’re not tempted to skip breakfast.

Overnight oats served in mason jars with fruit

Veggie and Potato Breakfast

One of my goals is to add more vegetables to my breakfast routine, like sneaking spinach into my omelets or using bell peppers to cook eggs in rather than toast, or topping my omelette with fresh tomatoes. Here are some veggie-forward easy breakfast ideas, so you can squeeze an extra serving into your day:

Stack of zucchini fritters topped with sour cream and scallions

Egg-cellent Egg Breakfasts

When I think of breakfast foods, eggs come to mind first, and for good reason! This superfood hits all the “musts” for breakfast: filling, versatile, nutritious, and yummy. There are so many ways to make them that they never get boring and can be made to store nicely in the fridge.

cheesy omelette on a plate

Fruit-Based Breakfast Ideas

Fruit is the perfect breakfast companion as the ‘something sweet’ to the heartier breakfasts, giving color and interest to otherwise brown food (hey, we eat with our eyes first!). Fruits also give us that natural sugar we seem to crave in the morning, as well as numerous vitamins and minerals. If you have a reluctant breakfast eater, I bet these recipes will sway them to look forward to mornings.

Baked pears stuffed with oats, pecans

One-Pan Breakfast Ideas

I just love that regardless of the cuisine, breakfast seems to have the most rustic recipes, and these one-pan breakfast recipes prove the point perfectly. They are impressive in themselves and cook up fast, but require minimal dishes, can be made on a budget, and usually include the phrase “throw everything in the same pan and stir.” Easy, tasty, filling and beautiful.

Frittata recipe in skillet

Breakfast Sandwiches and Wraps

These breakfast tacos and sandwiches may seem decadent, but the homemade version is way better than store-bought. You can make any breakfast sandwich or wrap even healthier by using whole grain wraps and bread (or start with Homemade Tortillas and English Muffins). In addition, try swapping out ingredients like bacon for lean protein like chicken, turkey, or egg whites. Avoid processed meats, and sneak in a veggie or two, and you have a hearty breakfast you can feel good about.

Overhead view of three breakfast tacos with chorizo on a blue oval plate.

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Supercharge your morning with delicious, energy-packed breakfast smoothies. Unlike store-bought smoothies that are packed with refined sugars and empty carbs, these smoothie recipes have natural sugars, protein, and even surprise veggies that sustain you for hours without a sugar crash. Gather the ingredients and freeze them in a single container, so you can grab a serving, put it in the blender, and have a delicious healthy breakfast ready in 2 minutes.

Green smoothie recipe poured into a cup with a straw

Classic Breakfast Recipes

Whether it’s one of our kids’ birthdays, a special occasion, or just a lazy weekend morning, these recipes bring my family to the table. The dishes aren’t fussy and don’t create a lot of mess, so we can sit together enjoying the company and slowing down a bit—exactly how we like to start the day.

Steel cut oats in bowl served with fresh fruit

Pancakes and Waffles

Pancakes and waffles are well-loved in our home because they also keep well so you’ll be happy to have leftovers. Make a double batch, so you can pop them into the toaster for a quick breakfast on busy mornings.

breakfast recipe for Banana pancakes

Breakfast Muffins and Quick Breads

Homemade muffins and quick breads are so much better than store-bought ones because you can control the ingredients and amount of sugar you use. They are great for grabbing as you walk out the door, or on the other hand, if you have a little more time, warm them up in the toaster. I like to spread it with butter, jam, peanut butter or nut butter to make it more filling.

Stack of blueberry muffins for breakfast

Special Occasion Breakfasts

Special Occasions call for serving something a little sweet, decadent and special. These Holiday Breakfast ideas are perfect for serving a crowd if you have guests, but are simple enough for just two to enjoy breakfast together. So add these recipes to your Easter or Christmas breakfast menu for a sweet start to the special day.

French toast casserole topped with berries

With this roundup of our best breakfast ideas, it’s easy to start your day off on the right foot. Bookmark this page so you have quick access to these delicious, easy, and healthy breakfast recipes. P.S. If you are a fan of breakfast, you’ll love the breakfast chapter in Natasha’s Kitchen Cookbook.

More Breakfast Ideas

Check out these recipes for even more breakfast inspiration.

Tell us in the comments which recipes are your favorite breakfast ideas, and then be sure to share and tag us on social media—I love to see your creations!

Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

67 Best Breakfast Ideas – Classic Omelette Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
egg omelette in a blue dish for breakfast ideas
When it comes to delicious, crowd-pleasing and nutritious breakfast ideas, the classic omelette comes to mind first. This dish is so versatile, easily doubled, and full of protein. It takes just 5 minutes to put this fluffy, perfectly cooked egg dish on the table, so it's easy to customize each omelette for the person eating it.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 1 person

Omelette Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella, low moisture, part-skim

Optional Omelette Fillings:

  • Sautéed diced bell pepper and onions
  • Fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Crispy Air Fryer Bacon, chopped
  • Ham, diced

Optional Omelette Toppings:

  • Chives or parsley, chopped, to garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Baby tomatoes, halved
  • Avocado, diced

Instructions

  • Once your fillings and toppings are prepared, beat the eggs and salt in a small bowl until foamy.
  • Heat the butter in a small non-stick skillet or pan over medium heat, swirling as it melts. Once bubbling, add the eggs and reduce the heat on the stove to low.
  • Working around the pan with a spatula, pull the cooking eggs from the outside of the pan to the middle, while the liquid fills into the space the eggs left behind. Continue around the pan until the eggs are almost set, but still shiny.
  • Once the eggs are freely sliding around the pan, fit your spatula underneath the eggs and flip it over. Immediately turn off the heat.
  • Add your cheese and toppings, and then fold the egg omelette in half and transfer to a plate.

Notes

1. Prepare toppings before cooking the omelet since the eggs cook so quickly.
2. Reduce the heat to low as directed and be sure not to overcook the egg. Cooking low and slow ensures the eggs remain moist and yellow in color. Do not brown the egg or it won’t taste as good and the omelette will be dry. 

Nutrition Per Serving

260kcal Calories1g Carbs17g Protein20g Fat10g Saturated Fat2g Polyunsaturated Fat7g Monounsaturated Fat0.3g Trans Fat365mg Cholesterol301mg Sodium144mg Potassium1g Sugar839IU Vitamin A192mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
67 Best Breakfast Ideas – Classic Omelette Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
260
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Saturated Fat
 
10
g
63
%
Trans Fat
 
0.3
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
365
mg
122
%
Sodium
 
301
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
144
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
1
g
0
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
17
g
34
%
Vitamin A
 
839
IU
17
%
Calcium
 
192
mg
19
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast ideas, breakfast recipes, classic omelet recipe, omelette recipe
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 260

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Jessica
    January 24, 2024

    Hi Natasha and family, I’ve been following you for many years now but never said anything before (I’m not generally a commenter!). But I just thought you should know how much you’ve helped give me the confidence to try new recipes and stop eating out. My husband and kids are all convinced that I can make better food than restaurants anyway now so they’re all for it! My only problem is portion control haha. I love your recipes and I love that I can show the videos to my kids without worrying about what they’re seeing (my daughter especially loves watching you and loves to imitate you in the kitchen!). We are big fans of the new cookbook and very happy for you and all your success (especially that you get more time as a family as a result!). May the Lord continue to bless you richly as you have blessed us. Take care 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 24, 2024

      Thank you so much, Jessica! That makes me so happy to hear. This blessed me.

      Reply

  • Jayne F
    January 24, 2024

    Thank you for this collection, I am always struggling with breakfast and this is a huge help!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 24, 2024

      You’re very welcome!

      Reply

  • Sharina
    January 24, 2024

    I’m keeping thee bright breakfast recipe ideas! So easy and fun to make. I personally loves the muffins and breads!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 24, 2024

      Thanks, Sharina! You’ll find plenty of good ones in here!

      Reply

  • Melissa
    January 23, 2024

    So many fun ideas on here! I love having different options to mix up breakfast a little bit.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      January 23, 2024

      Hi Melissa, I hope you find some fun new breakfast inspiration in this list.

      Reply

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