We take breakfast pretty seriously. Runny eggs; spicy sausage; warm, cinnamon-y oatmeal... with so many delicious options, there's no reason not to start off your day with a good-for-you breakfast that gets you pumped to jump out of bed. And while avocado toast definitely had a moment in 2016, there were tons of other breakfast ideas you loved too. We compiled the top 10 most-pinned breakfast recipes from Greatist this year and then held back from cooking them all at once. Pin them, print them, tape 'em to your fridge—we have a feeling you'll be remaking these morning faves well into 2017.
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Sun butter toast came out on top this year, taking the No. 1 spot in our top 10 list, and we’re not surprised. Toast is the quintessential on-the-go breakfast, and sun butter definitely had a moment this year, much to the delight of anyone with nut allergies. Bananas and chia seeds take this toast from a light snack to a filling breakfast.
Photo: Hurry The Food Up
Another morning staple, egg muffins are the genius recipe you couldn’t stop making in 2016. There are endless combinations to try, but this hot sauce, veggie-packed version came in at No. 2 on our list. With bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and onions, they are a dream vegetarian breakfast. Add in a variety of cheese, spinach, or spices to customize to your taste.
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Smoothies are a healthy-breakfast poster child, so we knew it wouldn’t be long before one came up as your favorite. This five-ingredient sweet smoothie ranked at No. 3. It definitely doesn’t hurt that it’s gluten-free *and* protein packed.
Photo: Ambitious Kitchen
Avocados make everything taste (and look!) better, so it’s fitting this healthy breakfast burrito came in at No. 4. The cheesy, freezer-friendly breakfast works well for meal prep or for serving a hungry crowd.
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Quinoa became your new favorite breakfast ingredient this year, with three recipes in the top 10 using the protein-filled grain. With dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and coconut milk, this breakfast is sure to satisfy a sweet tooth while still staying healthy.
Photo: Watching What I Eat
Tricking your brain into thinking you’re having dessert for breakfast is clearly the move this year. These oat-based “cookies” came in at No. 6, probably because they look just like your standard, delicious chocolate chip cookie. Surprise, surprise, they are made from some of our favorite baking substitutes: mashed bananas, applesauce, and oatmeal. Don’t worry, they still taste pretty damn great.
Photo: Dolly and Oatmeal
This one came as a bit of a surprise, but shows how ~adventurous~ you breakfast fans are. Vegan cheese can be tricky, and this macadamia-and-nutritional-yeast ricotta knocks it out of the park. Heirloom tomatoes almost make No. 7 too pretty to eat.
Photo: The Chubby Vegetarian
Peanut Butter and banana is a classic breakfast combo, and frozen bananas make No. 8 taste more like a milkshake than a standard smoothie, without gobs of ice cream. Another key ingredient, Greek yogurt, is clearly a fan favorite, and we approve.
Photo: Iowa Girl Eats
Long live the breakfast cup. Easy to make, portable, and so delicious—NO. 9 is an obvious winner. And with zucchini, cheese, quinoa, egg whites, and ham, almost all your major food groups are represented in this A+ breakfast.
Photo: Tales of a Kitchen
Superfoods unite in this Snapchat-worthy breakfast bowl. Quinoa, chia seeds, nectarines, and peaches make for a solid base, while toppings like coconut flakes, crunchy sliced almonds, and currants keep your taste buds guessing. We’ll be remaking this breakfast stat.