Finding good breakfast foods is often quite an art, especially if you’re short on time or have picky kids. It’s too easy to simply turn to the classics time and time again, like toast and cereal, even though these are often packed with carbs and aren’t filling at all. High protein breakfast foods help, but even these get repetitive. That’s why we’re talking about healthy fall breakfast recipes.
In particular, we’re looking at recipes from food bloggers, ones that are packed with flavor and nutrients. Most of them are creative too. After all, who wants the same breakfast day after day?
You don’t need to stick to the recipes as written either. Recipe creators often provide details for how you can tweak their recipes, like creating a vegan version or one that avoids eggs. Many also have an extensive comments section, where readers talk about what they loved (and didn’t love) about the recipe, plus the changes they made.
If nothing else, these meals are fantastic for inspiration. They help to expand out the idea of what you can have for breakfast. Perhaps they even make the meal exciting again.
Healthy Fall Breakfast Recipes
Tortilla Española With Sweet Red Peppers
Let’s begin with this recipe from foodbymars.com. It’s basically a Spanish omelet, but it isn’t like any omelet that you know. Instead, it features layers of potatoes and onion. There are sweet red peppers in the mix too, which is really what sets the meal apart.
Now, this isn’t a simple dish. You have multiple layers to work with and care needs to be taken. The flavor at the end, though, that justifies all the effort that went into it.
There is one glaring problem though – who wants to make a complicated breakfast first thing in the morning? Most of us don’t, unless it’s a very special day. Thankfully, you could easily prepare this omelet ahead of time and reheat it for breakfast.
Maple Pumpkin Keto Waffles
This recipe comes from kasseytrenum.com and it’s perfect if you’re trying to cut down on your carbs. After all, breakfast foods are often carb heavy, which doesn’t do your health any favors at all.
Here, you’re following a style known as chaffle, which is basically a keto waffle alternative that relies heavily on egg and cheese. Kasey mixes things up though, by including pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and sugar free maple syrup. Those ingredients give you an amazing pumpkin and maple flavor that’s perfect for the fall.
Plus, you’re only looking at roughly 3 net grams of carbs. That’s pretty impressive for waffles.
Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls
This post from budgetbytes.com isn’t really a single recipe. Instead, the post shows you how to use cottage cheese to make breakfast bowls.
This is a fantastic idea, as cottage cheese is packed with protein and nutrients. It doesn’t have an exciting flavor, but this is an advantage too, as it means you can top the cottage cheese with sweet or savory ingredients. It’s going to taste delicious either way.
Beth provides details for six different breakfast bowl recipes. You could make just one of them or all six. That said, if you’re trying to meal prep these bowls, it’s probably best to start with just one or two versions.
Why not experiment with one savory and one sweet? For example, the cucumber, egg, and cherry tomato bowl is unusual, but the flavors should pair well with the cottage cheese. Of course, the six recipes are just ideas. Once you’ve used cottage cheese like this a few times, you should be able to develop your own amazing combinations.
Tortilla Breakfast Wrap
Why not go outside the box with this breakfast wrap from natashaskitchen.com? The recipe gets inspiration from the tortilla wraps that have been trending on Tiktok. The idea is fantastic, as you’re preparing the entire breakfast in a single pan.
In fact, if you use precooked bacon or swap the bacon out for ham, you could have the meal ready within 15 minutes. This is pretty impressive for such a filling breakfast.
The ingredients in this wrap mightn’t seem the healthiest at first, as there is bacon, cheese, avocado, and eggs. However, avocado is a source of healthy fats, while eggs are nutrient powerhouses. The cheese and bacon have some benefits too, especially as they both offer protein.
Besides, you could always swap the bacon out for lean meat, if you want to make the meal even healthier.
Butternut Squash And Caramelized Onion Omelet
Omelets aren’t normally exciting. They’re filling, true, but most use familiar flavor combinations and get boring fast. This butternut squash omelet from closetcooking.com changes things up by using roasted butternut squash and caramelized onions.
These ingredients take the omelet in a completely different direction, making it a savory fall dish that would be perfect at any time of the day. The omelet would be best prepared on the weekends, perhaps as a late morning breakfast, as there’s a bit of work involved. Still, why not try it for something new?
Cinnamon Toast Breakfast Quinoa
Granola is common for breakfast, so what about something different, like this cinnamon toast breakfast quinoa? The recipe comes from cookieandkate.com and really does use quinoa as the base ingredient.
Doing so makes sense too, as quinoa is packed with nutrients. It also gives you much more protein than most types of granola, which is exactly what you need first thing in the morning.
Besides, this really is a fall recipe, as the quinoa truly tastes like cinnamon toast. How could it not be amazing? You can even precook the quinoa, which would make the recipe even faster to prepare in the morning.
Crunchy Fall Spiced Granola
If you’re a diehard fan of granola, how about trying the recipe from theforkedspoon.com? It combines all of the classic fall flavors in a single dish.
Making your own granola like this is fantastic too. You get full control over the flavors and ingredients, which is never the case when you buy quinoa from the store.
The granola itself takes up to an hour to bake in the oven and there are some earlier steps too, so this isn’t a fast recipe. However, you don’t need to cook the granola at breakfast time. It should store for about a week, so you can choose a day when you have the time to make the granola without stress.
The Best Breakfast Tacos
Mmm… who doesn’t love tacos? This recipe from greenhealthycooking.com puts a breakfast spin on the idea, by relying on scrambled eggs, avocados, tomatoes, and bacon.
But, as Lorena points out, there’s no set way to make breakfast tacos. You can tweak the ingredients and quantities based on your own preferences. Her recipe gives you a list of ingredients that work well. You can pick a few of these and go to town with your own tacos.
Also, if you rely on flour tortillas, these tacos can be prepared ahead of time and even frozen. Doing so makes life even easier first thing in the morning.
Cinnamon French Toast
If you don’t mind carbs, then French toast can be a delicious breakfast. This recipe, from thetoastedpinenut.com, is particularly good, as Lindsay swaps a few ingredients around to create a healthier version.
The inclusion of cinnamon is fantastic too. After all, this is a classic fall flavor that is universally loved.
You could even try this recipe with gluten free bread. Lindsay mentions that doing so works well, although you may need to soak the bread for a bit longer. You can also turn to plant-based milk, which makes this a dairy free dish.
Sourdough Waffles With Fed Starter
This recipe comes from homemadefoodjunkie.com and is a great way to make waffles healthier. As the title suggests, you are preparing the sourdough yourself, using a starter. Doing so involves planning ahead, but you do get delicious and nutritious waffles.
You also have the option of preparing and cooling your waffles, then freezing them. They can be easily toasted from frozen, which turns the waffles into a fast and easy breakfast.
Don’t forget about the toppings either. The toppings you choose have a huge impact on your meal and can make it so much better.
Best Keto Oatmeal Recipe
Here’s something a little different, from hip2keto.com. The recipe shows you how to make a delicious oatmeal alternative, as oatmeal itself doesn’t fit onto a keto diet.
The recipe combines a handful of different ingredients, like hemp hearts and flaxseed meal, to give you a similar texture to regular oatmeal. However, this version is lower in carbs and higher in protein than any oatmeal you’ve made before.
You don’t need to be following a keto diet to try this recipe out. It would be a delicious oatmeal alternative for regular life as well.
Slow Cooker Steel Cut Chai Apple Oatmeal
Katie, from goodlifeeats.com, offers a more traditional breakfast approach. This time you are making regular oatmeal.
One difference is that you prep the oatmeal the night before, then leave it in the slow cooker. Doing so makes your mornings easier. It also allows you to infuse more flavor in your oatmeal.
In particular, this recipe relies on chai tea bags, cinnamon, and apple. The ingredients give your oatmeal and amazing fall flavor. The cooked oatmeal can even be frozen and reheated later on. How’s that for convenient?
Kale Butternut Squash Breakfast Hash
What could be healthier than kale? Well, this breakfast hash recipe from walderwellness.com might be, as it gives you kale, eggs, and delicious butternut squash all in a single dish.
Those ingredients are all powerful in their own right, so serving them together is a master stroke. I’m particularly fond of the eggs in here, as these give you plenty of protein.
Carrie also offers plenty of ways to tweak the recipe, like using cubed sweet potatoes or a different type of squash. Such tweaks are useful, as we all have different flavor preferences. Or, you just might not have some of the ingredients on hand.
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are always powerful. They allow you to prepare your oats the night before, so you have a breakfast that’s ready to go. This is perfect, as many of us have little time or energy first thing in the morning.
This version comes from ambitiouskitchen.com and features some amazing pumpkin pie flavors. It’s a nutritious dish as well, as chia seeds and Greek yogurt provide extra protein. The oats should keep you full and energized for hours.
This recipe comes from forgetsugarfriday.com and it’s an unusual one. You’re basically making something that’s like French toast, except that it’s keto friendly, which means the carb content needs to be dropped way down.
In fact, a serving of this eggloaf contains less than 2 net grams of carbs and an impressive 10 grams of protein. It’s easy to see how this is a healthy and satisfying meal.
The loaf isn’t that difficult to make, as the ingredients are familiar. You probably have most of them at home already.
Keto Pumpkin Bread
Here’s one final recipe – from greenandketo.com. Here you’re getting plenty of fall flavors, while still keeping the carb content low. The bread is gluten free too and can be eaten as is or toasted, just like regular bread.
You could take this a step further and make French toast using keto pumpkin bread. Doing so would be even more delicious.
Healthy Greek Yogurt Bagels
Bagels are always a tasty breakfast treat, especially when topped with cream cheese and salmon. However, they’re not the greatest for health, as most are packed with carbs, while containing barely any protein or fiber.
This recipe from skinnyfitalicious.com changes the formula, increasing the protein content of your bagel, while keeping the calories low. Doing so makes these bagels much more satisfying and better for you.
Gluten free eaters don’t need to worry either, as the recipe relies on gluten free baking flour. So, you can have your bagel and eat it too.
Healthy Breakfast Bowl With Sweet Potatoes And Beans
Bowl-based meals are an easy way to add nutrients to your day, as each section can be prepared separately. This version, from theworktop.com, is perfect for fall breakfasts, as it relies on sweet potatoes and beans as a base.
Avocado, cheese, and a fried egg provide extra nutrients to the dish, while helping to balance it all out. The idea of beans for breakfast might sound strange, but trust me, it works well. Not only is the breakfast tasty, but it’s also filling. There’s even a delicious dressing to tie everything together.