A dear friend & reader wrote to me awhile back asking for breakfast inspo. As a busy mom of 3 kids, she longed for nutritious breakfasts but found herself, like we all do sometimes, wooed by the simplicity & ease of boxed breakfast cereal. I’ve talked often about my feelings towards boxed cereal. In short. I loathe it. We kicked breakfast cereal out of our house a couple years ago but that doesn’t mean it won’t occasionally end up in my shopping cart. Ya see, boxed cereal is a barometer for me. It tells me how exhausted I am. As soon as I reach for it, I know what I’m really desperately grasping for: ease, simplicity, less stress, convenience. But a couple days with boxed cereal & I quickly realize how much I hate it! First, my kids can eat an entire box in one sitting (Goodbye, money, we didn’t need ya anyway!). Let’s not forget milk. Suddenly, my kids need a direct supply of milk to a vein (Goodbye, more money, who needs college!). And then, miraculously, like clockwork, my kids are hungry again about 30 minutes later. Groan. I was inspired by all the exhausted moms out there who, yes, they are tired, but they’re not ready to give up the good fight yet. They will not go silently into the early morning chaos. They’ll arm themselves with ideas & utensils & when the kids moan, they’ll say – Not so fast! We’ve got 80+ Real Food Breakfast Recipes!

80+ real best food for breakfast

I seriously debated titling this post – 80+ Real Food FAST & EASY Breakfast Recipes. It’s pretty Pinnable. It certainly sounds good. But I think it’s misleading. For some people, making breakfast is neither fast or easy. In fact, if someone were to go from a frozen waffle to say, cooking eggs & ham in the morning, that would certainly take more time.

Don’t be mislead. Eating real food does take some extra time. But so does anything else worth doing. Think of the time you’ll spend in preparing your food as an investment in your health. Because, it is. You’re worth it. And so are the kids. I’ve also noted places where recipes are egg free, nut free or take some make ahead preparation time. Basically, anything that needed to be baked in the oven, soaked overnight or could be thrown together faster by making a sauce ahead of time – I have marked those as ‘make ahead’.

  1. Baked Green Eggs & Ham from Colorful Eats Nutrition
  2. Chocolate Raspberry Bliss Smoothie Bowl from Pure and Simple Nourishment (egg/nut free)
  3. Raspberry Breakfast Bars from Cook It Up Paleo (make ahead)
  4. Coconut Blueberry Paleo Oatmeal from Pure and Simple Nourishment (egg/nut free)
  5. Paleo Banana Coconut Blueberry Muffins from Pure and Simple Nourishment (nut free/make ahead)
  6. Body by Butter Coffee Recipe from Grass Fed Salsa (egg/nut free)
  7. Banana & Chia Muffins from Paleo with Mrs P (egg free/make ahead)
  8. 4 Ingredient Mango Breakfast Slice from Paleo with Mrs P (nut free)
  9. Breakfast Tacos with Harissa Lime Sour Cream from Eat Your Beets (nut free/make ahead)
  10. 4 Ingredient Blueberry & Nut Butter Muffin Omelettes from Paleo with Mrs P 
  11. Sweet Potato & Kale Rosti with Baked Eggs from Paleo with Mrs P (nut free)
  12. Grab-n-Go Pancakes Muffins from The Nourishing Home (make ahead)
  13. Pumpkin Pie Porridge from The Nourishing Home (egg free)
  14. Easy Summer Berry Yogurt Parfaits from The Nourishing Home (egg/nut free/yogurt recipe is make ahead)
  15. How to Make Grain Free Granola from The Nourishing Home (egg free/make ahead)
  16. Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins from Peace Love & Low Carb (nut free/make ahead)
  17. Chia Seed Cereal from Eat Your Beets (egg/nut free/make ahead)
  18. Italian Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Casserole from Peace Love & Low Carb (nut free/make ahead)
  19. Eggs Benedict Casserole from Peace Love & Low Carb (nut free/make ahead)
  20. Taco Egg Muffins from Delicious Obsessions (nut free/make ahead)
  21. Broccoli Cheese Quiche Recipe from Delicious Obsessions (make ahead)
  22. Grain-free Blueberry Lemon Scones from Delicious Obsessions (make ahead)
  23. Strawberry Coffee Cake from Delicious Obsessions (nut free/make ahead)
  24. Frosted ‘Oatmeal’ Breakfast Square for Delicious Obsessions (make ahead)
  25. Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Whipped Cream Cheese from A Calculated Whisk
  26. Squash Noodles with Everything Pesto from A Calculated Whisk (egg free option/pesto would be make ahead)
  27. Gluten Free Savory Spinach and Cheese Breakfast Biscuits from Raising Generation Nourished (make ahead)
  28. Breakfast Casserole with Bacon, Sausage, Sweet Potato & Kale from A Calculated Whisk (make ahead)
  29. Protein Packed Molasses Breakfast Cookies from Raising Generation Nourished (make ahead)
  30. Chocolate Nut Butter Banana Green Smoothie Bowl from Eat Your Beets (egg free)
  31. Nutrient Dense Smoothies for Kids from Raising Generation Nourished
  32. Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Granola from Raising Generation Nourished  (egg free/make ahead)
  33. Lemon Breakfast Cookies from Raising Generation Nourished (make ahead)
  34. Ground Turkey Brussels Sprouts Skillet from My Heart Beets (egg/nut free)
  35. Grain-free Lemon Poppy Seed Scones from Simply Nourished (nut free/make ahead)
  36. Spicy Rosemary Sausage & Potato Breakfast Hash from My Heart Beets (egg/nut free)
  37. Turkey Apple Sausage Patties from Simply Nourished (egg/nut free)
  38. Gluten free Banana Malpua (Cardamom Spiced Banana Pancake) from My Heart Beets (nut/egg free)
  39. Banana Nut N’Oatmeal from My Heart Beets (egg free)
  40. Paleo Granola from Simply Nourished (egg free)
  41. Whole30 Breakfast Bowl from Bravo for Paleo
  42. Apple Leek & Bacon Breakfast Sausage from And Here We Are (egg/nut free)
  43. Shakshukah from And Here We Are (nut free/make ahead sauce)
  44. Coconut Flour Pancakes from Eat Your Beets (nut free)
  45. Almond Dutch Baby from And Here We Are
  46. Caramelized Apple Dutch Baby from And Here We Are
  47. Grain Free Banana Nut Muffins from And Here We Are (make ahead)
  48. Paleo Granola Dust from Get Inspired Everyday (egg free/make ahead)
  49. Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl from Get Inspired Everyday (nut/egg free)
  50. Roasted Red Pepper Frittata with Feta & Spinach from Get Inspired Everyday (nut free/make ahead)
  51. 4 Ingredient Banana Pancakes from Get Inspired Everyday (nut free)
  52. Omelette Breakfast Roll from Paleo Diet & Fitness (nut free)
  53. Banana Date Walnut Granola from Paleo Diet & Fitness (egg free/make ahead)
  54. Paleo Pancakes: Blueberry & Banana from Paleo Diet & Fitness
  55. Breakfast Frittata from Paleo Diet & Fitness (nut free/make ahead)
  56. Paleo Fall Breakfast Hash from Plaid & Paleo (nut/egg free)
  57. Elvis Pancakes from Plaid & Paleo
  58. Mango Strawberry Yogurt from Plaid & Paleo (egg/nut free, yogurt is make ahead)
  59. Blueberry Chia Pudding with Figs, Hazelnuts & Maple Syrup from Downshiftology (egg free/make ahead)
  60. Mango Smoothie Bowl from Downshiftology (nut/egg free)
  61. Macadamia Muesli from Downshiftology (egg free/make ahead)
  62. Sweet Cinnamon Cereal from Zenbelly (make ahead)
  63. Summer Cereal from My Heart Beets (egg free)
  64. Ginger Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding from What Great Grandma Ate (egg/nut free/make ahead)
  65. Eggs & Bacon in Sweet Potato Cups from What Great Grandma Ate (nut free/make ahead)
  66. Sausage & Sweet Potato Skillet Frittata from What Great Grandma Ate (nut free/make ahead)
  67. Low Carb Italian Eggs in Purgatory Beauty & The Foodie (nut free/make ahead sauce to save time)
  68. Blackberry Greek Yogurt from Nancy Ferrer (egg/nut free/make ahead)
  69. No-Oatmeal Hot Breakfast Cereal from Real Food RN (egg free/make ahead)
  70. 3 Ingredient Paleo Waffles from Real Food RN (nut free/make ahead to save time)
  71. Healthy Breakfast Muffins from Real Food RN (make ahead)
  72. Maple Breakfast Sausage from Anya’s Eats (egg/nut free)
  73. Fluffy Cassava & Almond Flour Pancakes from Anya’s Eats
  74. Superfood Protein Smoothie Bowl from Anya’s Eats (egg/nut free)
  75. Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding with Praline Topping from Anya’s Eats (egg/nut free/make ahead)
  76. Grain Free Muesli from The Natural Nurturer (egg free/make ahead)
  77. Green Veggie Eggs from The Natural Nurturer (nut free)
  78. Creamy Paleo Grits from I Heart Umami (make grits ahead to save time)
  79. Paleo Grits with Savory Sausage & Mushrooms from I Heart Umami (egg free/make ahead)
  80. Paleo Quiche from Paleo Gone Sassy (nut free/make ahead)
  81. One Skillet Sweet Potato & Kale Home Fries with Eggs from The Natural Nurturer (nut free)
  82. Plantain Pancakes from Paleo Gone Sassy (egg/nut free)
  83. Oatmeal Without The Oats from Paleo Gone Sassy (egg free)
  84. Strawberry Bagels from Paleo Gone Sassy (make ahead)
  85. Saturday Morning Cinnamon Rolls from Paleo Gone Sassy (egg free/make ahead)
  86. Creamy Avocado Coconut Protein Smoothie from Code to Wellness (egg/nut free)
  87. Coconut N’Oatmeal (For the Gallbladder Challenged) from Code to Wellness
  88. Raw Bowl’a Paleo Granola from Code to Wellness (egg free)
  89. Crunchola Granola Recipe from Code to Wellness (egg free/make ahead)
  90. Lucky Leprechaun Green Juice Recipe (egg/nut free)
  91. Jackpost Jell-o Recipe from Code to Wellness (egg/nut free/make ahead)
  92. Paleo Chicken Sweet Potato Frittata Recipe from Stupid Easy Paleo (nut free/make ahead)
  93. Plantain Protein Pancakes from Stupid Easy Paleo (nut free)
  94. Breakfast Fajitas from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (nut free)