14 Skinny Breakfast Recipes that Make the Case for Best Breakfast Ever

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What is it about breakfast that some people love and others hate? Is it the idea of finally breaking the fast that makes people swoon? Is it that people just need time to wake up, and breakfast feels too forced? Eating too much, eating too little … neither is a good idea. So where’s the middle ground? These skinny breakfast recipes are your answer.

They were my answer too, and, to be honest, they still are my answer! Now, I’m not one of those people who feels that breakfast is too forced…ever. Seriously, ask my boyfriend. Unlike me, he’s not a breakfast person…ever.

If I didn’t make him breakfast in the morning, there’s a 100% chance that he wouldn’t eat until lunch time. Then he definitely would get one of my healthy eating lectures! Like I said above, eating too much isn’t a good idea. But, I also mentioned that eating too little isn’t a good idea either.

Since my boyfriend and I are on opposite ends of the breakfast spectrum, it’s important for us to get in the right amount of food. I sometimes need to be dialed back while he needs to be pushed ahead. These skinny breakfast recipes that make the case for best breakfast ever allow for us both to get the right amount of breakfast in first thing in the morning!

Whether you’re watching your weight, are tight on time, but know you need to get your metabolism going, need some recipes to inspire you to start your morning off right, or are like me and my boyfriend and just need some guidelines to keep you on track, these skinny breakfast recipes are for you.

And believe me when I say they’re not your average breakfast recipes. Gone are the days of a plain old granola bar, a bowl of cereal, or a simple bagel with cream cheese. Read on to find out what you’re missing in the breakfast world.

1. Perfect Avocado and Poached Egg Quinoa Bowl

Avocado goes with any meal, but it’s having a moment in the morning, which is why this avocado and poached egg quinoa bowl is a great addition to your skinny breakfast recipes. Quinoa serves as the base, providing you slow-digesting carbs to keep you full all morning long.

Meanwhile, the avocado gives you a creamy dose of healthy fats, and the poached egg offers a rich and runny protein that will make your mouth water. I can’t get enough of it!

2. Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

This recipe is our most popular breakfast recipe to date and for good reason! It offers that classic French toast flavor we love without all of the excess calories. We’ve accomplished this by using only clean ingredients. As if the flavor wasn’t enough, it’s also super simple to make!

3. Banana Walnut Overnight Oatmeal

If your mornings are hectic, you’re going to want to try this thick & creamy overnight oatmeal. The combination of flavors from the bananas, walnuts, honey, and cinnamon make for an extremely satisfying, nutritious breakfast that’s only 213 calories per serving!

4. Egg Stuffed Baked Portobello Mushroom

Portobello mushrooms have a juicy, earthy profile that makes them a wonderful stand-in for meat. This delicious recipe uses the mushrooms as a base, then drops eggs into the opening.

The whole thing goes in the oven, where the yolk is transformed into a creamy and rich filling. A little olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, fresh parsley, and low-fat Parmesan cheese round out the dish.

5. Skinny Berry Parfait

Light, cool, and refreshing! This skinny berry parfait is one of my favorite Summertime breakfasts! It’s full of nutrition and low in calories, for one solid start to your morning.

6. Rise and Shine Greek Egg Muffins

Onions, peppers, and olives, oh my! Oh, don’t forget the feta cheese! While basic scrambled eggs are a healthy option, they’re not always practical. These fresh and flavorful muffin cups are scrumptious and portable! Make them ahead of time for a hassle-free, high-protein breakfast.

7. Crustless Asparagus Quiche

Searching for a low-carb, low-calorie, protein-dense breakfast? Look no further! A slice of the yummy crustless asparagus quiche is only 72 calories and contains 7 grams of protein!

8. Baked Kale and Ricotta Eggs

This recipe packs a whole lot of deliciousness and nutrition into one meal. The kale provides an earthy taste and layered texture, while the baked egg provides a savory richness. To keep you even more enticed, there’s fat-free ricotta cheese and fat-free feta for some incredible creaminess.

The recipes includes other yummy ingredients, like garlic and grape tomatoes. A sprinkle of salt and pepper and drizzle of olive oil is all you need to season.

9. Avocado & Egg Quesadilla

This is another one of those excellent, grab & go breakfasts. Apart from how easy they are to make, the ingredients mesh extremely well together. There’s just something about avocado, egg, cheese, and spinach… YUM!

10. Bacon and Egg Breakfast Muffins

We’ve made this classic breakfast combo even simpler by throwing them into the muffin tin. We’ve “skinnied” it up a bit by using Canadian bacon and adding in some extra veggies. There’s no doubt about it, egg muffins are one of the easiest breakfast options available!

11. Clean-Eating Refrigerator Oatmeal

If you have a long day ahead, you’re one – going to want a simple breakfast and two – going to need some serious, long-lasting energy. This clean-eating refrigerator oatmeal is prepared ahead of time and will provide you with the energy you need to tackle the day’s challenges!

12. Pesto and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Put some pep in your breakfast sandwich with a drizzle of pesto. This grab-and-go meal is the perfect savory, filling, and healthy option for when you’re tight on time, but need a jolt of energy to power through the morning.

The recipe includes a blend of:  runny egg yolks, rich basil pesto, chewy English muffins, and crunchy, salty turkey bacon.

13. Morning Banana Split

You’ll feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast, but in reality you’ll be getting a protein-rich, nutritious meal! Thanks, Greek yogurt! Oh, and if you had something else in mind for breakfast, you could always eat this for dessert. 😉

14. Caprese and Smashed Avocado Toast

In the mood for Italian? Make your breakfast festive by piling on a blend of beautiful ingredients onto a piece of toast. Creamy avocado, sweet tomato, milky mozzarella, fresh and potent basil, and a delicious drizzle of balsamic makes this a next-level toast you’ll love.

Plus, the recipe is brimming with nutrition, providing you fiber, potassium, vitamin K, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Breakfast is important for so many reasons. It kickstarts your metabolism, provides you with the proper energy, and keeps you from snacking and overeating at lunch. So, go ahead and dig into these tasty skinny breakfast recipes! I promise you won’t be able to stop digging in once you start!

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