Pump Up Your Winter Mornings With These 13 Nourishing Breakfast Ideas

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No matter how little time you have in the morning, starting your day with a healthy meal is one of the best things you can do for your body. Eating a wholesome breakfast not only gives you the energy to face your day with enthusiasm but also sets you up for healthier eating throughout the day. Take these thirteen ideas to inspire your winter morning meals.

1. Healthy Apple Ring Pancakes

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If you love having apples for breakfast, these Healthy Apple Ring Pancakes may be just what you need to upgrade your morning routine. Top them with a drizzle of maple syrup, and enjoy them with a cup of coffee or tea.

2. Saturday Morning Waffles

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Saturday Morning Waffles are not just for the weekend. They’re a classic breakfast staple and the ultimate comfort food when you need a little extra fuel to get through the day.

3. Cranberry Muffins

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Cranberry Muffins are sweet, tender, delicious muffins that pair incredibly well with your morning cup of coffee. It’s a sweet start to your day.

4. Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

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Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes will give you warm fuzzies, and the best part is that you don’t have to stand over the stove flipping pancakes because these bake in the oven on a sheet pan.

5. Brownie Waffles

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I don’t know anybody who would argue with having brownies for breakfast if it wasn’t a sugar-riddled brownie. Make these Brownie Waffles, and mornings will never be the same.

6. Apple French Toast Casserole

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Apple French Toast Casserole is perfect for this time of year when we are coming into apple season. It’s a comforting meal with warm fall flavors.

7. Dutch Baby

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If you’ve never made a Dutch Baby before, find a large cast iron pan and get yourself into the kitchen. It’s so decadent and delicious that you may never eat pancakes any other way again.

8. Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chip Pancakes are truly an indulgent breakfast. Raspberries and chocolate just go together. Put them into pancakes, and you have a pretty amazing breakfast.

9. Homestyle Waffles

A white plate holds a stack of three homestyle waffles that are topped with fresh blueberries.
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These Homestyle Waffles give you all the comforts of breakfast in grandma’s kitchen. Just add your favorite toppings for a delicious start to the day.

10. Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

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This time of year, we start to see pumpkin everything. So hop on the bandwagon and try these Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes.

11. Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole

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Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole is like wrapping yourself up in a pumpkin-spiced blanket on a chilly morning.

12. Buckwheat Waffles

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Buckwheat Waffles are a hearty but comforting breakfast that will fill you up and definitely satisfy your waffle cravings.

13. Potato Pancakes

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If you want a more savory pancake but still want comfort, give these Potato Pancakes a try. You can even melt cheese over the top for maximum comfort.

Love Coffee For Breakfast But Not All The Sugar?

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If you need alternatives for putting processed sugar in your coffee, here are some ideas for making your morning cup of Joe a little healthier.

Do You Love Smoothies For Breakfast?

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Smoothies are great for helping you get more servings of fruits and veggies into your diet. But there are ways to amplify their benefits even further.

Struggling With Trying To Eat Healthier? This Can Help

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We all have good intentions when it comes to eating healthier. But actually doing it can be a hurdle many struggle with. These tips can help get you over the hump and on your way to eating and feeling better.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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