These recipes for Healthy Five Minute Breakfasts can be made from start to finish in 5 minutes or less. They’re perfect for busy mornings when you need to eat in a hurry.
So, as I’ve mentioned several times, the need to eat soon after waking runs in our family. I tend to prefer eating breakfast before I even sit down at my computer but Squish takes it to a whole new level. He starts asking for breakfast while he’s still on the changing table getting his first clean diaper of the day. ie before we even make it downstairs. And if breakfast isn’t in his hands pretty much immediately, screaming ensues.
We’re working on patience but we just haven’t quite mastered it yet at 19 months! I try to make the mornings go more smoothly by having breakfast prepped and ready ahead of time, but there are some mornings when that just doesn’t happen. On those days, I need something fast. Like something I can make from start to finish in under 5 minutes to prevent a total meltdown.
I have a few of my favorite go-to recipes for days like this, but it’s always good to have more in your arsenal, right?? So I rounded up several ideas from my fellow bloggers. These are not make-ahead recipes. These are recipes for the mornings when you failed to plan ahead and you need breakfast ready in 5 minutes before you run out the door (or before your toddler lets out a series of ear-piercing screams).
Check them out:
Easy Egg Wraps via The Lean Green Bean
Eggs, Greens & Goat Cheese Breakfast Sandwich via Nutritious Eats
Microwave Oatmeal with an Egg via The Lean Green Bean
Three Minute Egg White Oatmeal via Peanut Butter Fingers
Easy Egg In A Mug Breakfast via A Zesty Bite
5 Sweet & Savory Mug Breakfasts via Bigger Bolder Baking
Sweet & Savory Avocado Toast (8 Ways!) via Back To Her Roots
High Protein Chocolate Cottage Cheese Toast via KH Nutrition
Blueberry Cacao Smoothie Bowl via Hummusapien
Banana Split Vegan Smoothie Bowl via Food Faith Fitness
5 Minute Blueberry Muffin Parfait via The Big Man’s World
Microwave Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin via Healthy Aperture
5 Minute Homemade Protein Shakes (no protein powder required) via The Kitchn
The Husband Protein Smoothie (no protein powder) via Healthy Happy Mama
5 Minute Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie via Imma Eat That
Oatmeal Smoothie For Kids via A Healthy Slice of Life
See anything that looks good? Be sure to pin this post for later so you can reference it quickly!
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Melanie @ Nutritious Eats says
Yum, reading this before I sit down to eat. Big mistake! Thanks for sharing my sandwich- great ideas here. Pinned!
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Love this Lindsay! We have similar quick eating needs (both after running and first thing in the AM!)
Emily @ My Healthyish Life says
I’ve never been able to wait more than 5-10 minutes for breakfast. It’s my least favorite meal to eat at a restaurant for that reason- I need food right when waking up!
YUM to all of these! That Blueberry Muffin Parfait needs to get in my belly 😉
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
Haha – I don’t think my gal had patience mastered much when she was 19 months – sometimes she still struggles with it and she is 17 now! 🙂
Lindsay, these are quite a delicious bunch of quick and easy breakfasts – breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, though somedays a fast one is the only one I can manage!
Manav Paul says
It’s ironic that being a chef, I mostly eat cereal for breakfast! But these are some great ideas. Can’t wait to try them out! Cheers!
i eat a lot of cereal as well!
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job says
Ha I have a Pinterest bored titled healthy breakfasts so I think I know where this is going. Thanks for sharing. And I totally get needing to eat right after waking up!
rachel @ Athletic Avocado says
Those are some tasty and delicious breakfasts right here, pinning for later 🙂
Kristy @ Southern In Law says
I am someone who always wakes up hungry so quick and easy breakfasts are ALWAYS my go to – but they have to be healthy and delicious too! These look like they fit the bill perfectly!
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says
This is great Lindsay! Always appreciate 5 minute recipes. We stick w the same basic stuff for breakfast on a daily basis, but I think my kids would really enjoy a change up!
These all sound delish! I am the same way…breakfast immediately please!
Hi Lindsay! Thanks for these healthy and delicious breakfast ideas. For the past several months I’ve been munching on a fruit and an egg for breakfast. Healthy, yes, but not exactly very interesting. Now, let me try that sumptuous-looking blueberry parfait!
I don’t even have a toddler, but I so often am too tired at night or I procrastinate too much to make a breakfast for the morning. These will come in super handy.
Sarah Grace Spann says
For someone who NEVER has time in the morning to be “crafty” in the kitchen or make a nice, photographable bowl for insta…these breakfasts are RIGHT up my ally 🙂 Love them Lindsay!
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
My boyfriend was just asking for new recipe ideas. Thanks for these!
Kellen McAvoy says
These all look so good! I love breakfast but I need it to be quick and simple so I can take it with me or make it at work. These are perfect 🙂
LOL! I totally understand the need to feed the babies right away! Mine toddle down the stairs ready to eat asap! 😉 Patience will come in time…but for your pregnant momma sanity there’s no shame in feeding that boy on the changing table! We do what we can! 😉
Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet says
Avo toast and microwave oats are my jaaaaam! I actually can’t remember the last time I made oats on the stove haha. Microwave buckwheat is amazing too