20 healthy breakfast recipes when you need an energy boost

These nutritious and tasty breakfast recipes can help you feel energized for whatever lies ahead. Energy-boosting foods like peanut butter, eggs, maple syrup and pears are highlighted in these dishes, so they can help you feel ready and fueled to take on the rest of the day. Recipes like our Baked Oatmeal with Pears and Cauliflower Eggs Benedict with Turmeric Yogurt Dip are a healthy, balanced, and delicious start to the day.

Baked oatmeal with pears

This comforting baked oatmeal is perfect for cozy weekend mornings and doubles as a go-to breakfast that you can whip up for healthy grab-and-go meals all week long.

Cauliflower Eggs Benedict with Turmeric Yogurt Sauce

Greg DuPree

Here we swap roasted cauliflower steaks for signature English muffins to pack vegetarian portions into your morning meal. Turmeric\’s sunny hue gives hollandaise sauce a vibe, but it\’s much easier to make.

Mocha Overnight Oats

Give your oatmeal an energy boost with this coffee drink flavored overnight oats recipe. Chocolate, walnuts, maple and cocoa beans give this healthy breakfast a luxurious flavour.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

Apples and honey are the perfect additions to these satisfying breakfast bars.

Fried quinoa with egg in the hole

Jason Donnelly

We used quinoa to boost the fiber and protein in this sauté-inspired dish. Instead of making an omelet or scrambled eggs like you would fried rice, we cook them in wedges directly into vegetable-stuffed quinoa for a fun presentation. Opt for a flat pan over a wok so you have plenty of room for the eggs to nestle.

Waffle Sandwich with peanut butter and berries

Sarah Haas

Frozen Whole Grain Waffles are the perfect foundation for a nutritious breakfast that tastes like a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We use crunchy peanut butter for added texture, but you can swap for creamy if you prefer. If fresh berries aren\’t available, you can use frozen ones; microwave them in a small bowl for about 30 seconds to defrost them before adding them to your sandwich.

Green Egg and Chorizo ​​Tacos

Photographer: Greg DuPree, Food Stylist: Martgaret Dickey Prop Stylist: Kay Clarke

This twist on green eggs and ham combines eggs and chorizo ​​to create a tasty breakfast taco. A simple blended sauce of fresh herbs, lemon and shallots adds a gorgeous green tint to the dish. Use the remaining herb sauce as a spread on a sandwich or drizzle over baked salmon.

Night quinoa pudding

This quick and easy recipe blends quinoa and chia seeds for a protein-packed dessert or grab-and-go breakfast. This recipe uses kefir instead of milk for a probiotic boost, and instead of refined sugar, this pudding relies on maple syrup for its sweetness. The preparation time is minimal: just leave the mixture in the refrigerator overnight to firm up.

Vegan chickpea omelette

Photography / Jennifer Causey, Styling / Ali Ramee / Audrey Davis

This vegan chickpea frittata is a delicious veggie-heavy breakfast or dinner. Made with chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, and lots of spices, this dish doesn\’t skimp on flavor.

Oatmeal pancakes with maple fruit

Are you sold out and need an idea for breakfast? Here\’s a quick pancake recipe for eight people! Everyone at your table will enjoy these pancakes filled with oatmeal and buttermilk, topped with fresh fruit and a decadent cinnamon maple sauce.

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Toast

This satisfying peanut butter banana toastie gets a dusting of cinnamon for an extra kick of flavor.

Fried eggs with smoked salmon and goat cheese

Casey Barber

Set up breakfast for the week with these easy poached eggs, which can be served as-is or in a bun. Smoked salmon, salted capers and creamy goat cheese load these omelet-like slices with flavor.

Maple muesli

This quick and healthy granola recipe can be enjoyed as cereal with milk or sprinkled over yogurt to make an easy parfait. Serve with a banana for a balanced breakfast.

Spinach, peanut butter and banana smoothie

Ali Redmond

Peanut butter and banana is a classic combo that\’s even more delicious with the addition of tangy, probiotic-rich kefir. Plus, this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie helps you boost your veggie servings for the day with some mild-flavored spinach blended in.

Butter Pecan Pear Toast

Ted & Chelsea Cavanaugh

For a quick breakfast or snack, try this three-ingredient toast. The butter pecan adds a nutty flavor, which is balanced by the natural sweetness of the pear.

Greek Salad Omelette Wrap

Sarah Haas

Would you rather have a salad or wrap for dinner? Wait, why not both! This protein-packed meal features a Greek salad tucked into an egg white wrap. It\’s also a delicious breakfast.

Steel cut instant oatmeal

Photographer: Jen Causey, Props Stylist: Christina Daley, Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall

This hot Instant Pot steel cut oatmeal is flavored with cinnamon and just a little maple syrup for a hint of sweetness. Top this creamy oatmeal with fresh berries, lemon zest or roasted nuts.

Rancheros blue corn pods

Eric Wolfinger

One of the specialties of Hidden Kitchen in Cayucos, California is blue corn waffles. They are served in nine savory and sweet ways. The owners wouldn\’t part with the recipe, but this homage to the rancheros-like \”Cayucos Cowboy\” is quite tasty.

Banana oatmeal

Caitlin Bensel

This banana oatmeal will give you energy for the day. Mashed bananas add sweetness, and warm spices and maple syrup round out this quick and comforting breakfast.

Broccoli And Cheese Omelet

Jennifer Causey

This bright green omelet is a perfect way to get kids to eat their veggies. Finely chopping broccoli and spinach not only helps them cook faster, but also makes them easier and safer for little ones to eat. Prepare all the ingredients next to the stove because this frittata cooks quickly. Read more about the story of this omelette: Cooking with Juliet.

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