42 Healthy Breakfast Recipes to keep your breakfast game strong! Starting your day with a nourishing, satisfying meal sets the stage for the rest of the day. Try these healthy breakfast recipes to optimize your energy level and enjoy breaking that fast!

42 Healthy Breakfast Recipes - nourishing and satisfying meals to get your day started strong and keep you energized! Your breakfast game will never be boring again!

Breakfast, whether or not it happens first thing in the morning or later in the day, is the meal that primes your body for the rest of the day.

It kick starts the metabolism and gives your organism information as to what type of sustenance is available.

While it used to be common opinion in the health community that skipping breakfast meant ultimate doom, the general consensus now isn’t whether or not you eat right away in the morning, but rather the contents of the first meal of the day is what matters, even if it happens at 1pm.

It is generally accepted that getting ample amount of protein for the first meal ensures you have plenty of amino acids for energy and repair. 

For most individuals, a protein and fat-forward breakfast rather than carbohydrate-rich ensures our blood sugar doesn’t spike and cause us to crave more carbohydrate throughout the day.

Prioritizing protein and minimizing carbohydrate for the first meal of the day prevents the brain fog and energy slump that comes with overdoing it on carbs and guarantees solid focus. 

On the flip side, we are all more insulin sensitive in the morning (up until around 2pm in the afternoon), so some argue front-loading your carbohydrate in the first part of the day ensures your blood sugar stays regulated through the main part of the day and levels out toward the end of the day.

A counterargument to this concept is that carbohydrates help calm the nervous system and help us sleep in the evening. In this sense, taking in the majority of your carbohydrate at night ensures your mind and body stay sharp and energetic throughout the day but allows you to get a restful night of sleep.

Me? I stick with the protein-forward approach and eat my carbohydrate at dinner. I’m much more productive during the day when my blood sugar is under control and I sleep much better with carbs in my system at night.

In this sense, I’m pretty low-carb during the day then round out the day to be overall moderate carb based on my intake at night.

Regardless of your breakfast theory, I have included every possible type of deliciousness so you can start your day however you see fit. From breakfast burritos, scrambles, and casseroles, to the BEST waffles, pancakes, muffins, crepes, and more, this roundup has both sweet and savory fare.

So let’s get to it already! Here is everything you need to get the most out of your first meal of the day!

42 Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Savory Breakfast Ideas:

Pear Apple Cheddar Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Bagel Sandwich Scrumptious grilled cheese bagel breakfast sandwich with sliced apple, pear, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, arugula, and sunny-side up egg – a melt-in-your-mouth experience for any meal of the day.

Pear Apple Cheddar Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Bagel Sandwiches | TheRoastedRoot.net #vegetarian #healthy #recipe

Roasted Veggie and Avocado Breakfast Burritos – Vegetable-packed breakfast burritos with roasted sweet potato, zucchini, spinach, and avocado. These filling and delicious breakfast burritos are easy to customize and are the perfect way to start the day.

Roasted Veggie and Avocado Breakfast Burritos with sweet potato and zucchini - these healthy breakfast burritos are packed with nutrients.

Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole with chicken sausage, kale, tomatoes, and feta cheese. This easy egg casserole requires only 5 ingredients, is easy to put together and is BIG on flavor! A low-carb, keto rustic breakfast perfect for sharing with family or meal prepping for the week.

Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole - Low-carb egg casserole (or crustless quiche/frittata) with chicken sausage, feta cheese, tomatoes and kale - easy, flavorful and delicious!

Pesto Chicken Omelette – Pesto Chicken Omelette with spinach and feta makes for an amazingly flavorful and delicious breakfast. Whip it up over the weekend for a lovely relaxing morning.

Pesto Chicken Omelette with spinach and feta - an easy, delicious, flavorful healthy breakfast recipe

Sweet Potato Sausage and Kale Breakfast Casserole – A healthy breakfast casserole with sweet potatoes, sausage, and kale. This simple, clean recipe is perfect for feeding the whole family!

Sweet Potato, Sausage, Kale Breakfast Casserole - an easy, healthy breakfast recipe perfect for feeding the whole family | TheRoastedRoot.com

Crispy Avocado Breakfast Tacos – Veggie-packed crispy avocado breakfast tacos with black beans, roasted sweet potato, cauliflower, eggs, and chipotle sauce. This nutritious breakfast taco recipe is perfect for brunch season!

Crispy Avocado Breakfast Tacos with roasted sweet potato, cauliflower, black beans, eggs, and chipotle sauce. A healthy brunch recipe | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #breakfast

Spaghetti Squash Egg Nests – Spaghetti Squash Egg Nests are an easy, fun, and clean breakfast! Low-carb, paleo, keto, and whole30, this winning breakfast is fun for the whole family!

Spaghetti Squash Egg Nests - a fresh and funky clean breakfast recipe that is paleo, keto, whole30 and gluten-free | TheRoastedRoot.net

Spinach Frittata with Zucchini Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese – Spinach Frittata with sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, and goat cheese is a wickedly flavorful breakfast, perfect for sharing with friends and family!

Spinach Frittata with Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese - a healthy gluten-free breakfast recipe! | TheRoastedRoot.net

Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon and Spinach – Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon and Spinach makes for an amazing side dish for breakfast! Serve it up with your favorite egg scramble, omelette, or frittata for a drool-worthy way to start the day. Only four ingredients needed for this tasty treat!

Sweet Potato Hash Recipe with bacon, onion, and spinach. This easy breakfast recipe results in perfectly crispy potatoes

Keto Everything Bagels Low-carb keto everything bagels made with almond flour. These tasty bagels are grain-free and so easy to bake!

Low-Carb Keto Everything Bagels made with almond flour - an easy grain-free paleo bagel recipe! | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #breakfast

Pesto Sun-Dried Tomato Breakfast Scramble – Spinach, Pesto, Sun-Dried Tomato Breakfast Scramble with Fingerling Potatoes is a flavorful, healthful way to start the day! A paleo, lower carbohydrate vegetarian breakfast recipe.

Pesto Spinach Sun-Dried Tomato Breakfast Scramble - a nutritious vegetarian breakfast recipe

Broccoli Cheddar Egg Hashbrown Casserole – Broccoli Cheddar Egg and Hashbrown Casserole is an amazing indulgent breakfast recipe to share with family. This easy hashbrown casserole can be made ahead of time, and is a great meal prep recipe too!

Broccoli Cheddar Egg Hashbrown Casserole Recipe - an easy potato casserole recipe that is cheesy, loaded with broccoli and bacon for an amazing big batch breakfast!

Roasted Vegetable Scramble – Roasted zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots take your breakfast scramble to the next level! This nutritious breakfast is easy to prepare and perfect for make-ahead breakfasts to eat throughout the week.

Roasted Vegetable Scramble - an easy, nutritious take on breakfast. Serve it up with avocado and fresh fruit for a well-balanced, delicious breakfast.

Maple Bacon Butternut Squash Hash with Spinach – This breakfast (or lunch or dinner!) of champions includes thick-cut bacon, butternut squash, apples, spinach, and spices for a clean and easy meal.

Maple Bacon Butternut Squash Hash with Spinach - a nutritious, hearty breakfast perfect for fueling your day! #paleo #glutenfree

Butternut Squash Mushroom Bacon Frittata – Butternut squash, mushroom, and bacon frittata with spinach and fresh oregano – a flavorful paleo and whole30 breakfast recipe perfect for sharing with family.

Butternut Squash Mushroom Bacon Frittata with spinach and oregano - a healthy paleo and whole30 breakfast recipe

Crustless Quiche – Crustless Quiche with bacon, spinach, onions, garlic and feta cheese is a lovely breakfast or brunch. Make it to enjoy with friends and family or as a meal prep recipe!

Crustless Quiche Recipe - easy crustless spinach quiche with bacon and onions. A delicious breakfast or brunch recipe!

Savory Paleo Crepes with Roasted Asparagus and Feta – Paleo crepes made easily in your blender! This quick recipe requires only 5 minutes of prep (no refrigeration time!). Serve them up with roasted and/or sautéed vegetables for a savory crepe experience.

Savory Paleo Crepes with Roasted Asparagus, Spinach, and Feta - grain-free crepes made with almond flour and tapioca flour | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #breakfast

Pesto Eggs Breakfast Bowls with Sweet Potatoes and Greens – Pesto Eggs Breakfast Bowls with sweet potatoes, greens, cherry tomatoes, and feta is a nourishing, balanced meal – a beautiful way to start the day! Crispy pesto eggs make these breakfast bowls an absolute dream.

Pesto Eggs Breakfast Bowls - that pesto eggs recipe from TikTok - made into a breakfast bowl with sweet potatoes and greens

Zucchini Arugula Feta Frittata – Super green zucchini, arugula, and feta frittata with fresh herbs – a flavorful breakfast packed with health benefits!

Zucchini, Arugula, and Feta Frittata | TheRoastedRoot.net #vegetarian #breakfast #healthy

Sweet Breakfast Recipes:

Paleo Blueberry Coffee Cake – Moist, fluffy, cinnamony paleo blueberry coffee cake made with coconut flour, almond flour, and pure maple syrup. This flavorful cake is perfectly healthy for breakfast, yet sinfully taste enough to enjoy as dessert!

stack of paleo blueberry coffee cake

The BEST Gluten-Free Banana Bread – The BEST gluten-free banana bread recipe made with gluten-free flour blend and sweetened with coconut sugar. Add chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts to level up this already moist and fluffy dream bread.

The BEST Moist Gluten-Free Banana Bread sweetened with coconut sugar - a delicious perfectly fluffy chocolate chip banana bread recipe | TheRoastedRoot.net

Sweet Potato Rolled Oat Protein Pancakes – Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Rolled Oat Protein Pancakes are a nutritious low-fat, high protein, moderate carb pancake recipe. Geared for those targeting specific macros and/or anyone who loves a great pancake.

Gluten-Free Protein Pancakes made with sweet potato and rolled oats - an easy, delicious breakfast recipe

The Best Gluten-Free Waffles Recipe  – The BEST gluten-free waffles recipe made with basic pantry ingredients. This easy and amazing recipe yields perfectly crispy yet moist and fluffy waffles!

Stack of the best gluten-free waffles on a plate with butter, honey and blueberries

Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread Quick bread made grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and paleo – this morning glory quick bread includes all the flavors of morning glory muffins, and easily prepared in your blender, this quick bread is a marvelous go-to treat.

Grain-Free Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread - refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and healthy! | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #healthy #breakfast

Almond Flour Pancakes – Grain-free, gluten-free refined sugar-free almond flour pancakes. This easy and delicious paleo pancake recipe is sure to please the whole family!

stack of almond flour pancakes with honey drizzle

Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake is a single-serve grain-free, refined sugar-free dessert (or breakfast) in a mug! This recipe post includes an option using almond flour and an option using coconut flour.

Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake (Two Ways!) A grain-free mug cake recipe made with either almond flour or coconut flour. Grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and amazing!

Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge – Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge is a delicious breakfast porridge made grain-free and dairy-free. This easy recipe is vegan, paleo, whole30, and plant-based for a healthful way to start the day. Use your favorite sugar-free sweetener to make this recipe keto!

Paleo Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge - grain-free, vegan, dairy-free, plant-based and healthy | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #breakfast #recipe

Healthy Apple Muffins (Paleo with No Added Sweetener) – Healthy Apple Muffins are grain-free and naturally sweetened with fruit. This paleo apple muffin recipe is grain-free, oil-free, dairy-free and contains no added sweeteners!

Healthy Apple Muffins made with almond flour, sweetened with banana and apple. This grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free apple cinnamon muffins recipe contains no added sweetener!

Paleo Carrot Cake Pancakes Moist and fluffy coconut flour paleo carrot cake pancakes made with coconut flour, coconut milk, and pure maple syrup. These flavor-infused carrot cake pancakes are perfect for a slow weekend breakfast, or double as a healthy snack.

Paleo Carrot Cake Pancakes - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and healthy! These paleo pancakes taste like dessert for breakfast

Paleo Chocolate Pecan Waffles – A sinfully amazing waffle recipe for my fellow chocolate lovers, these grain-free waffles are studded with pure deliciousness and are topped with pecans topped with almond butter, coconut butter, and more pecans and chocolate. This easy recipe may appear to be decadent, but it is indeed healthful!

Paleo Chocolate Pecan Waffles with almond butter, coconut butter, and blueberries. This easy waffle recipe is clean and delicious!

Flourless Oatmeal Banana Pancakes – Made with only 6 ingredients, these moist, fluffy, sweet and cinnamon pancakes make a delicious healthy gluten-free breakfast and are awesome for serving kids and guests of all ages. Banana bread lovers, you’ll get a kick out of these easy pancakes!

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Banana Pancakes made flourless using quick oats. These easy blender pancakes are dairy-free, fluffy, and healthy

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake (Paleo) – Sweet potato breakfast bake made with only a few basic ingredients! This easy-to-make comforting breakfast recipe is clean and delicious for the whole family.

Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake - aka paleo baked oatmeal - grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and delicious | TheRoastedRoot.net

Low-Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Blueberry Muffins – Brighten your day with these fresh and zesty Low-Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Blueberry Muffins! This simple low-carb muffin recipe makes for a lovely breakfast or snack that is keto-friendly.

Low-Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Blueberry Muffins are incredibly moist, flavorful, zesty and fluffy! You'd never guess they're keto friendly!

Paleo Sheet Pan Pancakes – This paleo sheet pan pancake turns out so light, fluffy, and buttery in flavor that you’d never be able to guess it’s grain-free and dairy-free.

Paleo Sheet Pan Pancakes made with almond flour - this easy recipe is prepared in a blender and baked on a sheet pan to minimize time and effort! | TheRoastedRoot.net #grainfree #glutenfree

Avocado Chocolate Muffins (Paleo) – Rich, moist, decadent yet healthy grain-free chocolate muffins made with coconut flour. These beauties are refined sugar-free, dairy-free, easy to make, and fudgy! Recipe includes a keto option!

Avocado Chocolate Muffins (Paleo) - grain-free chocolate muffins made with coconut flour - refined sugar-free, dairy-free, easy to make, and fudgy!

Banana Walnut Waffles with Cinnamon Bourbon Syrup (Gluten-Free) – My personal favorite waffle recipe on my site! Banana walnut waffles with cinnamon bourbon maple syrup. Because sometimes you need straight carbs and a stiff drink for breakfast.

Banana Walnut Waffles with Cinnamon Bourbon Syrup (gluten-free and naturally sweetened)

Sweet Potato Porridge Breakfast Bowls Sweet potato porridge breakfast bowls with chia seeds, almond milk, pure maple syrup, banana, blueberries, almond butter, pecans, and hemp seeds. These well-rounded bowls are packed with plant-based nutrients and are ultra comforting and delicious.

Sweet Potato Porridge with chia seeds, almond milk, pure maple syrup, banana, blueberries, pecans, and almond butter. A nutritious breakfast, snack or dessert!

Nut and Seed Overnight N’Oatmeal – Breakfast porridge made with nuts and seeds for a grain-free, protein packed way to fuel your day. This recipe requires only a handful of ingredients and a few minutes to prepare! Oat-free porridge is nutritious and delicious! Use your favorite sugar-free sweetener to make the recipe low-carb.

Nut and Seed Overnight N'Oatmeal - an oat-free paleo friendly (and vegan!) breakfast porridge

Almond Flour Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins – Grain-free gluten-free zucchini muffins with coconut flour, almond flour, and Greek yogurt. These healthy gluten-free zucchini muffins have amazing texture and are incredibly healthy!

Grain-Free Zucchini Muffins with coconut flour, almond flour, and Greek yogurt. A healthy breakfast or snack!

Paleo Crepes – Grain-free paleo crepes made with almond flour and tapioca flour that have an identical texture to regular crepes! Top these amazing crepes with fresh fruit, almond butter, jam, or pure maple syrup for an amazing breakfast or brunch!

Grain-Free Paleo Crepes made with almond flour and tapioca flour - easy to prepare in your blender! | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree

Fluffy Gluten-Free Sourdough Pancakes Ultra moist and fluffy gluten-free sourdough pancakes made dairy-free! These delightful pancakes have that unique sourdough flavor and are fun for the whole family! Make the batter the night before for an amazing breakfast or brunch the next day!

Close up shot of fluffy sourdough pancakes with syrup dripping down

Paleo Hummingbird Muffins – Hummingbird muffins include pineapple, banana, and pecans. While they traditionally are made with all-purpose flour and sugar, I replace the wheat with almond flour and simply omit the sugar. Moist, fluffy, grain-free and naturally sweet delicious muffins that make for an amazing breakfast or snack.

Paleo Hummingbird Muffins - grain-free, naturally sweetened, dairy-free, oil-free, and delicious! | TheRoastedRoot.com #glutenfree

Paleo Pumpkin Waffles with Caramelized Pears – Grain-free, dairy-free, naturally sweetened paleo pumpkin waffles topped with maple cinnamon caramelized pears makes for an incredibly flavorful and healthful breakfast!

Paleo Pumpkin Waffles with Caramelized Pears - grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and healthy, these waffles are a real treat!

That’s it! Where will you start??

If you’re more into smoothie vibes, check out my smoothie and smoothie bowl recipes. 

Let me know what you try!


Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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