Skip the Eggos and whip up these protein-packed waffles instead. Vanilla protein powder and healthy subs such as coconut flour and coconut sugar make these a sweet and filling a.m. meal that packs a nutritional punch. Skip the syrup; a honey-and-lemon drizzle kicks the flavor up a notch while cutting down on sugar.
2. Mushroom and Herb Omelet
Who says omelets need to be complicated? This fancy-looking recipe only calls for eggs, mushrooms, sour cream, and some of your favorite herbs. Easy to add, herbs make all the difference in taste.
3. Sweet Potato Bacon Kale Hash
This restaurant-quality dessert is packed with savory ingredients: bacon, sweet potatoes, a runny fried egg, and crispy kale. Best of all, everything cooks in one pan, meaning minimal cleanup after you devour it.
4. Peach Crisp Smoothie
Peaches are an underrated fruit when it comes to smoothies—berries seem to get all the love. But that’s about to change with this recipe. A frozen peach (use fresh if you’ve got 'em!) gets blended with heart-healthy walnuts, oats, and banana for a frozen breakfast with plenty of staying power.
5. Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Overnight oats are always a solid breakfast option, but this microwave version might be our new favorite. Combine oats, milk, flaxseed, an egg, maple syrup, blueberries, and banana in a mug, and microwave for 2-3 minutes. The egg makes it a little thicker than standard oatmeal and adds some protein to the mix.
6. No-Bake Vanilla Breakfast Cookies
Some days you wake up, and a sweet-tooth craving immediately hits. These breakfast cookies are the perfect solution, especially since they can be eaten right away, or placed in the fridge or freezer for 30 minutes while you finish getting ready. Grab 'em on the way out the door and enjoy a sprinkle-filled morning... your 10-year-old self would be so jealous.
7. Cinnamon Roll Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Pancakes might seem like a cooking-for-the-masses breakfast, but with the right proportions, they can easily become a solo meal. This sweet cinnamon stack looks decadent but is hiding a ton of healthy ingredients: Greek yogurt, protein powder, egg whites, and rolled oats take the place of a boxed mix.