Who doesn’t love a good breakfast? I know I do! Some of the best foods ever created are breakfast foods. The only problem is that traditional breakfast favorites like French toast, pancakes, bacon, and sausage can really pack in the calories. If you’re following a restricted-calorie diet, you certainly don’t want to blow a huge chunk of your allotted calories on the first meal of the day. That might leave you thinking that you have to eat a sad grapefruit or a lonely bowl of yogurt instead of a full-flavored, tasty breakfast.
Before you find yourself skipping the most important meal of the day to save the calories, read on because we have some great news: You can have your pancakes and eat them, too! To help you create delicious breakfast foods that also happen to be healthy, we created this list of 7 breakfast recipes under 300 calories. At 300 calories per recipe, each breakfast clocks in at only a fourth (or, less) of your calorie allowance for the day. How great is that!
As promised, you can have pancakes for breakfast! These easy, high-protein pancakes come in at just 59 calories per serving. That leaves plenty of room to add berries or sugar-free syrup to your pancakes. You could even add a side of turkey bacon and still stay under 300 calories! You could also try our Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes variation to switch things up from time-to-time.
Even French toast isn’t off-limits on a restricted-calorie diet! Each half-cup serving of this Blueberry French Toast Casserole has a measly 123 calories. That makes it one of our favorite breakfast recipes under 300 calories!
Frittatas are an excellent choice for your daily breakfast, or you can serve them for weekend brunch. They’re high in protein and the flavor possibilities are endless! This skinny frittata features veggies, oregano, and feta cheese to add a pop of Mediterranean flavor. The 161 calories per serving is also nowhere near our 300 calorie goal!
Yes, even waffles have a place on the breakfast plate if you’re counting calories! These gluten-free waffles are naturally sweetened with fruit and they come in at just over 200 calories per serving. That leaves plenty of wiggle room to add some protein powder or an egg to up the protein content. And don’t forget the light syrup!
Oatmeal is another breakfast staple that can be heavy on the calories if you aren’t careful! Our Banana Walnut Overnight Oatmeal is made with hearty oats, bananas, and walnuts. It will keep your morning on track with only 213 calories per serving!
Being able to eat sausage and a biscuit under 300 calories is sweet news to this Southern soul! The Skinny Breakfast Sausage clocks in at 85 calories per patty while the Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits are 183 calories each. That’s only 268 calories total for a homemade, Southern-style comfort breakfast!
That’s right, you read that correctly! Cinnamon rolls made our list of breakfast recipes under 300 calories! This is truly a triumph of human ingenuity (okay, and all of our recipe creators at Skinny Ms). Each of these sweet (but healthy) beauties is 266 calories, which leaves you just enough calories left to scramble up a couple of egg whites to add extra protein. You’re welcome!
This is such a short list, but we have so many breakfast recipes under 300 calories that we made room for a few honorable mentions:
Want more? Okay, you got it!
- 12 Protein-Packed Breakfasts Under 299 Calories
- 20 Skinny Recipes Under 200 Calories
- 8 Skinny Recipes for Quick and Easy Breakfasts