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11 Easy Breakfast Ideas To Boost Your Energy in the Morning

11 Easy Breakfast Ideas To Boost Your Energy in the Morning

Kickstart your morning the right way with these easy breakfast ideas that will keep you energized throughout the day.


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January 26, 2022

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But no-equipment home workouts, busy school mornings, and the fear of getting stuck in rush hour traffic usually leave us with no option but to eat a protein bar on the go. What if we told you it doesn’t have to be that way? Your favorite California bloggers have come up with quick and easy breakfast ideas that’ll make cooking in the morning a breeze.

The Best Easy Breakfast Ideas from California Bloggers

They say balance is key, and a bowl that has chocolate and quinoa does an amazing job at that.

1. Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast bowls are solid and simple breakfast ideas. Nutritious, plant-based, and gluten-free, this Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl by Savory Tooth packs all the health benefits you need under the guise of a satisfying nutty chocolate taste. 

½ cup uncooked quinoa
1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 cup fresh blueberries
½ cup toasted coconut chips

2. Creamy keto Chia Pudding

Those following a ketogenic diet often restrict themselves to having eggs for breakfast every day. Low Carb Maven’s Creamy Keto Chia Pudding is an easy healthy breakfast that’ll give you the necessary change of taste you crave.

3 tablespoons black chia seeds
1 cup full-fat coconut milk
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sugar-free jam
¼–½  teaspoon liquid sweetener of choice
A dash of salt

Pumpkin pie can easily become a breakfast staple when you prepare it in the form of a pancake. Your fall favorite just became your morning favorite!

3. Pumpkin Pie Pancake Recipe

Pancakes might just be the most universally beloved morning meal. Follow Just a Taste’s quick breakfast recipe for a seasonal twist on this otherwise classic meal.

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup canned pumpkin purée
1 ½ cups whole milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (plus more for cooking)
2 tablespoons vinegar

4. Buttermilk Waffles

Dinner at the Zoo is the mastermind behind this quick and easy breakfast idea. Light, fluffy, and perfectly filling, these Buttermilk Waffles are cooked to golden brown perfection.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs
6 tablespoons melted butter 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray
Berries and maple syrup for serving

Try this amazing vegan recipe, with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and strawberry!

5. Super Simple Strawberry Swirl Vegan French Toast

Don’t throw away your day-old sourdough bread; Healthy Happy Life has found a good use for it. Use this yummy breakfast idea to whip up a perfectly easy, vegan recipe with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and strawberry.

6 large slices sourdough bread 
1 large banana 
¾ cup non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon salt
2–3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
⅓ cup hemp seeds
Maple syrup or vegan butter for serving

Strawberry swirl 
1 cup frozen strawberries
A splash of non-dairy milk (or orange juice)

6. Everything Bagel Scones

The love child of everything bagels and scones, this quick breakfast idea by Kitchen Confidante is about to be your favorite meal of the day. Make ahead to save time, spread a bit of cream cheese on it in the morning, and you’ll have an easy-peasy breakfast that’s perfect to eat on the go.

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 ½ tablespoons everything bagel seasoning 
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup cold cream cheese, cut in cubes
2 large eggs
⅔ cup buttermilk
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons buttermilk
A sprinkle of sea salt 

7. Vegan Quesitos

You can’t go wrong with pastries for breakfast. Sweet Simple Vegan has veganized the Puerto Rican favorite quesitos to make a quick and easy breakfast idea you can’t help but love.

2 sheets of vegan puff pastry, thawed
8 ounces vegan cream cheese
⅔ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Liquid vegan egg
Granulated sugar to taste 
Guava paste or jam (optional)

Yet another easy and delectable breakfast idea for the win - vegan cheese danishes!

8. Cheese Danish

Preppy Kitchen blesses us with another awesome and easy breakfast idea we can make ahead of time. These cheese danishes not only go great with your morning coffee, but they can also be enjoyed any time of the day as a snack!

6 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 batch puff pastry, thawed
1 egg white, lightly beaten

For the glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

9. Bacon Gouda Breakfast Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a good breakfast sandwich in the morning? Requiring only a few simple ingredients, this yummy breakfast idea by The Little Kitchen is a total winner in our book.

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 large eggs
Plain English muffins
2 slices gouda cheese
3 pieces of bacon
Spreadable butter
Whole milk

10. Corn Flour Waffles with Sumac Veggies and Basil Yogurt Sauce

As much as we love waffles drenched in maple syrup, there’s something about savory waffles that just hits different. Don’t let the number of ingredients listed in this easy healthy breakfast throw you off, Snixy Kitchen packs the nutrients but makes the instructions simple to follow.

Ghee corn flour waffles
¾ cup + 2 tablespoons gluten-free cornflour
¾ cup sweet rice flour 
¼ cup tapioca flour
1 ½ tablespoons cane sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
3 large eggs
4 ½ tablespoons melted ghee
½ cup sweet corn kernels

Basil yogurt sauce
⅔ cup yogurt
¼ cup packed basil, roughly chopped
¼ teaspoon salt

Sumac veggies
1 ½ tablespoons ghee
2 ears sweet corn kernels
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 yellow squash, sliced into ¼-inch thick coins
1 zucchini, sliced into ¼-inch thick coins
1 ½ teaspoons ground sumac
¼ teaspoon salt and pepper, divided

11. Vietnamese Seafood Omelette

Seafood for breakfast? Sign us up! Cooking Therapy introduces us to a Vietnamese easy breakfast idea we wish we had discovered sooner.

1 ounce clam meat, minced
1 ounce bay scallops, minced
5 eggs
2 tablespoons green onions, minced
1 tablespoon whole milk
½ ounce glass noodles
¼ teaspoon white pepper
2 teaspoons fish sauce

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