17 High Energy Breakfasts

Mornings can be high-energy if you eat the right breakfast, regardless of whether you prefer low-carb, vegan, or anything in between. Fueling your mornings with high-impact breakfasts is an excellent way to sustain you from breakfast to lunch without feeling hungry.

1. Apple Pie Oatmeal

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Start your morning off right with this healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal recipe. It’s a little like eating apple pie for breakfast.

2. Oat Flour Muffins With Streusel Topping

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These Oat Flour Muffins With Streusel Topping have a delicious crunchy topping and a tender muffin center that pairs well with coffee or tea. Feel free to leave out the topping for an even healthier option.

3. Greek Avocado Toast

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This breakfast (or snack) recipe for Greek avocado toast takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. It’s delicious and healthy. A perfect dish to serve on a weekend morning.

4. Banana Bread Overnight Oats

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Bananas and oatmeal are two breakfast favorites combined in one healthy meal. This dish is easy to prepare and sure to please. See how easy it is to make Banana Bread Overnight Oats in three different ways.

5. Homemade Grape Nuts-Style Cereal

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This Homemade Grape Nuts-Style Cereal is a much heartier breakfast than the store-bought version. It will keep you full longer and give you some good-for-you nutrition as well.

6. Oatmeal Cookie Overnight Oatmeal

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Oatmeal Cookie Overnight Oatmeal is a simple, basic oatmeal that tastes just like oatmeal raisin cookies. So if you like the idea of cookies for breakfast, give this recipe a try.

7. Healthy Protein Pancakes

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These simple, Healthy Protein Pancakes are made with just two ingredients, plus any toppings you may want to add. They are tasty and great with peanut butter or hummus.

8. Peanut Butter Oatmeal

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This amazing Peanut Butter Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for peanut butter lovers. It’s quick to make, delicious, and gives you plenty of great nutrition to start your day with.

9. Homemade Granola

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Homemade Granola is easy to make, mildly sweetened, and delicious with any additions you’d like. Get creative with this one for a wonderful breakfast you’ll enjoy again and again.

10. Apple Muesli

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I learned how to make this Apple Muesli recipe when I lived in Germany. They really know how to start their morning in a delicious way in that country, and this recipe is proof.

11. Cheddar Asparagus Quiche

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This Cheddar Asparagus Quiche recipe is perfect for a higher-protein breakfast. It can be made with or without the crust and will keep you full until lunchtime.

12. Cranberry Oat Bran Muffins

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Cranberry Oat Bran Muffins are a great start to your day. They give you all the benefits of cranberries and extra fiber from the bran. They’re a very nutritious start to your morning. They taste great, too.

13. Spaghetti Eggs

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These delicious Spaghetti Eggs make a wonderful breakfast using leftovers from pasta night. Serve with a piece of toast for a well-rounded breakfast.

14. Waffle Iron Omelets

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Waffle Iron Omelets are a great make-ahead breakfast that is wonderful straight off the waffle maker or out of the toaster after freezing. Make a big batch to pop in the toaster all week long.

15. Coffee Overnight Oats

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Wake up to a bowl full of oats, milk, and coffee. This sweet and creamy Coffee Overnight Oats recipe is a breakfast treat that can be prepared the night before so you can sleep in a little longer in the morning.

16. One Egg Omelet With Cheese

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Need a solo breakfast for one? This One Egg Omelet with Cheese is great for one person and saves on the cost of eggs at the same time.

17. Breakfast Berry Tacos

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These Breakfast Berry Tacos are a refreshing, easy, and simple breakfast to throw together last minute.

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.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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