Breakfast may be heralded as the most important meal of the day, but it’s also one of the most difficult to prioritize.
Who has time to maximize sleep, meditate, cook, shower, and get out of the door looking and feeling like a rockstar in the morning?! Kudos if you do; no shame if you don’t.
If you fall into the latter camp, these no-cook, easy breakfast ideas are for you. They’re made with only a handful of ingredients, requiring no stove or blender time.
Best of all, they’re still super healthy and delicious. These no-fuss dishes will at the very least make breakfast your favorite (and fastest) meal of the day.
1. Blueberry muffin granola greek yogurt breakfast bowl
We’re all about making our own granola. It’s cheaper, healthier, and way more delicious.
These breakfast bowls are loaded with Greek yogurt (hello, protein), fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, homemade granola, and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
If you don’t have time to make granola in advance, feel free to use store-bought. Just keep an eye out for the amount of added sugars.
2. Kefir bowl
Greek yogurt isn’t the only option for protein-packed, breezy breakfast bowls. This recipe uses kefir, yogurt’s tangier, slightly sweeter cousin.
Use an unsweetened variety to keep sugar in check, and also because the added fruit will give it plenty of flavor.
Blend the banana and berries the night before to keep things cook free, or simply add the fresh fruit as a topping. We love topping with granola for extra fiber and a bit of crunch too.
3. Cottage cheese with tomatoes and pepitas
For a more savory breakfast, opt for cheese — cottage cheese. Top the chunky goodness with halved tomatoes, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), a dash of pepper, and touch of olive oil.
This dish is also great for those who love heat because it’s extra tasty with hot sauce. Spice things up even more with flavored salts or peppers, like truffle salt or citrus pepper.
4. Cherry pistachio ricotta bowl with honey and cacao nibs
Ricotta for breakfast? We didn’t believe it either… until we tried this dreamy breakfast bowl.
The fun twist on yogurt uses part-skim ricotta as a base and is topped with cherries, pistachios, and a drizzle of honey.
If it feels a little too heavy, top a portion of the cheese on an English muffin or toast, and save the rest for later.
5. Almond milk fig chia pudding
Chia pudding may sound decadent, but it’s actually healthy. Even better: It takes mere minutes to assemble.
Prep the night before by mixing chia seeds, almond milk, and vanilla extract in a glass container. Come morning, the pudding will be thick and creamy.
To make it a full meal, layer with coconut yogurt, sliced figs, and gluten-free granola. Super fast, super simple, and since it’s in a jar, you can eat it on the go.
6. Apple cinnamon overnight oats
The only thing better than piping hot apple crisp is a healthier version that you can eat for breakfast. Don’t believe us? Try this recipe.
Toss oats, cinnamon, maple syrup, unsweetened almond milk, and a dash of vanilla into a mason jar. Then shake it, let set, and top with chopped apples in the morning.
If you’re hankering for heat, feel free to pop in the microwave. Simple but unforgettable.
7. Chia oatmeal breakfast bowl
Once you master the base of overnight oats, you can manipulate the flavor and texture as much as you please.
We love that this recipe goes heavy on the chia seeds, adding extra texture and a bit of protein and fiber too.
The cacao nibs give a nice crunch and fresh fruit and granola give it a great look — not that we need to Instagram everything.
8. Peanut butter banana overnight oats
It’s hard to beat nut butter-infused oats in the morning. This recipe uses mashed banana, Greek yogurt, and peanut butter to pump up the oats, and the result is heavenly.
Top with sliced banana, a dollop of peanut butter, and chopped nuts if you want. If peanut butter isn’t your jam — or rather, your nut butter of choice— use cashew or almond butter. You switch up the fruit, too.
9. Avocado toast with cottage cheese and tomatoes
Open-face sandwiches are a speedy breakfaster’s dream come true. We all know avocado toast, but this recipe opts for cottage cheese.
Avocado lovers, don’t despair yet: The whole-grain toast is also topped with tomato and, of course, avocado, then lightly seasoned with salt and pepper. We love using lemon pepper to give it a little extra something.
10. Smashed blackberry and goat cheese toasts
We like to call this Adult Toast: thick bread topped with goat cheese and bursting berries.
The recipe calls for simmering the berries, but it’s just as simple (and flavorful) to smash them with some vanilla extract and top sans extra sugar. Feel free to substitute any seasonal, squishy fruit and use any kind of bread.
11. Honey drizzled pistachio and avocado bagel toast
This recipe spices up the classic cream cheese sandwich by going open-face and layering with sliced avocado, chopped pistachios, and a drizzle of honey.
If you’re looking for something a bit lighter, give the other half to your partner, roommate, or friend — or simply make one slice. Trust us, you’ll see.
12. Bagel with wasabi cream cheese, smoked salmon, avocado, and pickled ginger
Wasabi cream cheese is kind of genius. Simply mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of wasabi paste with plain cream cheese and voilà, a spicy, creamy spread is at your disposal.
The wasabi adds the perfect bite to the bagel and lox, and the pickled ginger and scallions give just the right crunch and hint of added flavor. We know: Bagels and lox will never be the same.
13. Smoked salmon, orange, and avocado salad
Salads are good any time of day — even breakfast. To start your day on a smoky, citrusy note, try this light, protein-packed mix.
Start by making a small pile of greens. Next, top with smoked salmon, sliced oranges, and avocado. Now lightly drizzle the homemade dressing.
As with all of these recipes, we recommend doing any heavy(ish) lifting the night before. In this case, that means whisking a few ingredients together for the dressing.
14. Granola crunch apple-peanut butter sandwich wraps
Sometimes the easiest way to feel like a kid again is to eat like a kid again. This wrap can be thrown together in a jiff and eaten just as fast (so long, slow mornings).
Simply spread nut butter on a whole-wheat wrap. Next, layer with sliced apples, granola, and dried berries, then roll it up. It’s crunchy, healthy, fun, and most importantly, fast.
15. No-bake breakfast cookies
Yes, breakfast cookies are a thing. And yes, we love them and can vouch for their nutritional value. For a fuss-free morning, make a fresh batch at night (or on the weekend), and it’ll be as easy as picking them up and chewing come morning.
Start by combining the wet ingredients — honey, peanut butter, and vanilla extract — and slowly work in the dry. We love adding all kinds of extras, like chopped nuts, cacao nibs, goji berries, and pumpkin seeds.
16. Chocolate peanut butter banana sushi
Bananas look good dressed up in pretty much everything — and by look, we mean taste. These fun sushi-inspired rolls are dunked in peanut butter and coated in mini chocolate chips and nuts.
To make it even easier, slice the banana, top it with your nut butter of choice, and dunk the nut butter-covered side in your favorite topping.
17. Apple slice cookies
Breakfast cookies, apple cookies… we’re clearly all about that cookie. Though these apple slices may look like a snack for kids, they’re just as good for adults — if not better.
And don’t worry about slicing perfect O’s. These are just as beautiful, and just as flavorful, sliced as wedges and topped with your favorite nut butter and fixings. We’re big fans of shredded coconut, cranberries, walnuts, and almond butter.
18. Easy breakfast yogurt popsicles
Now this is a freezer meal we can get behind. All you need are popsicle molds, yogurt, berries, granola, and a little breakfast spirit.
Perfect for hot days or mornings when you’re in serious need of a pick-me-up, these pops taste like a serious treat. Have fun mixing in different fruits and using spices to flavor your yogurt.
Mornings are already hectic enough without having to worry about a breakfast that’s delicious and nutritious. With these cold breakfast recipes, you’ll be satisfied and out the door in no time.