Breakfast Recipes Perfect For Busy Mornings

If your morning is incessantly busy from the moment you reluctantly roll out of bed, it's unlikely that you have the time and patience to put much thought into what you're going to eat for breakfast. Whatever food that is easy, quick, and convenient is what will likely make its way to your tummy.

However, that doesn't mean that you should settle for junk food that's bad for your health or mouthfuls of flavorless mush. While it may not actually be the most important meal you eat on a given day, starting your morning with a yummy breakfast is undeniably a way to brighten your mood and get you ready for what life has in store for you.

Follow one of these handy recipes and you'll be well on your way to a breakfast that can give you the boost that you need. From the porridge to the breakfast tacos, you can't go wrong no matter which of the recipes you select.

Egg muffin

No, these things aren't anything like the Egg McMuffin you can purchase at McDonald's. The result of this egg muffin recipe is an actual muffin that features a lot of scrumptious ingredients such as feta cheese, cheddar cheese, spinach, cherry tomatoes, and, yes, eggs. After a short seven-minute trip to your oven, these muffins will be ready to eat.

If you're especially short on time in the morning, make these egg muffins the night before. When you wake up, you can reheat them using either your microwave or toaster.

Healthy egg casserole

Another egg-centric breakfast that you can make in bulk ahead of time is this healthy egg casserole. One casserole makes 12 delectable servings. Store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator and it will last as long as four days. Then again, with how delicious this casserole tastes, it will probably be gobbled up long before then.

In addition to a dozen eggs, this casserole is also blessed with onions, spinach, cherry tomatoes, chives, and more. It's especially wonderful with fresh summer veggies.

20-minute breakfast tacos

According to The Guardian, the true home of breakfast tacos is probably somewhere in Texas, though whether its city of origin is San Antonio or Austin depends on who you ask. However, even if you're nowhere near the state of Texas, you can still make fantastic breakfast tacos in your own home. This recipe for 20-minute breakfast tacos will leave your taste buds in a state of euphoria. Not to be confused with the breakfast burritos you can find at restaurants across the nation, breakfast tacos pack a powerful amount of flavor in each and every bite you take.

Egg white oatmeal

Oatmeal by itself is a healthy way to start your day. It has vital nutrients in it, such as zinc, iron, and magnesium, along with a good helping of fiber and protein. By adding egg whites to the equation, oatmeal becomes even healthier, as egg whites are rich in protein without the cholesterol of the richer egg yolk. 

This recipe for egg white oatmeal not only makes a bowl of oatmeal that is healthier for you, but it also tastes a lot better than typical oatmeal, which can get admittedly bland on its own. To please your sweet tooth and keep things entertaining, the recipe also includes a generous amount of maple syrup and allows for all manner of toppings like fresh fruit.

Overnight oats

Plan ahead by following this overnight oats recipe and even the busiest of mornings will be a breeze. Don't think that ease means you're losing anything in taste or quality, either. When it comes to flavor, these oats simply won't let you down. With tasty ingredients that include Greek yogurt and blueberries, you'll be in love after your very first spoonful. If you want even more liveliness to your breakfast, add a little more cinnamon to the mix right before you dig in.

Do remember to get everything in place the night before, as these oats need at least six hours in your refrigerator. Thankfully, they can last in your fridge for up to 72 hours, meaning you can make multiple meals at once.

Simple porridge

After just five minutes of preparation and ten minutes of cooking, you'll be done with this simple porridge recipe and ready to chow down. The nice thing about this recipe is you can control the thickness of the porridge, so you're in luck no matter if you like your porridge watery, extra thick, or anything in between. You can also top it with whatever you like, from nuts to honey.

By the way, porridge and oatmeal aren't the exact same thing. Technically speaking, oatmeal is a type of porridge. though, strictly speaking, not all porridges can rightfully be called "oatmeal". Regardless of the exact classification, you'll be sure to love this breakfast meal.

Quick banana pancakes

Regular, ol' pancakes can become boring after a while. Even if you drown your pancakes in an ocean of syrup, you may find yourself growing tired of your breakfast if you eat it day after day. Add some excitement to pancakes by following this quick banana pancakes recipe. With bananas in the batter and banana slices on top, you'll be in banana-fueled heaven and boredom just won't be an issue. These pancakes are extremely filling, so you won't even think about eating again until it's lunchtime.

Quick crepes

If you want something light yet just as flavorful as traditional pancakes, this recipe for quick crepes is certain to deliver what you desire, with an edge of continental refinement, too. You'll only need five ingredients to make these crepes, which are eggs, flour, milk, butter, and salt. As you may already know, there's a good chance that these crepe makings are already in your kitchen's fridge and pantry. 

After your crepes finished cooking in the pan, you can pair them with something savory like sausage, something sweet like Nutella or maple syrup, or even just eat them plain. Really, your imagination and your ingredients at hand are the only limits.

Avocado toast

If you eat avocado toast once for breakfast, don't be surprised if it becomes a habit. This exquisite toast is the perfect balance between convenience and tastiness. Avocadoes are also full of healthy nutrients like monounsaturated fatty acids and the often ignored but still important vitamin K. On a busy morning, that's about all you can ask for.

If you want to mix things up from time to time, try adding goat cheese, cilantro, chives, or even a homemade eggplant caponata to boost the look and flavor. Change those things up daily with your seemingly humble avocado toast and your mornings will never be dull.

Easy granola bars

Like many of the other recipes mentioned above, this easy granola bars recipe details a breakfast you can make ahead of time. By doing so, you'll save valuable minutes in the morning but you won't sacrifice when it comes to the delightfulness of your breakfast.

These granola bars are powered by a plethora of goodies that include almonds, peanut butter, coconut flakes, honey, and chocolate chips. If you follow the recipe, it makes a dozen bars, which should be plenty for a person, though you may need to make more if these prove to be a hit with other people in your household. Store them on your kitchen counter if you want them to be chewy or in the fridge if you want them to be firm.