15+ Weekday Breakfast Ideas that you will get you through until lunch! This collection of best weekday breakfast ideas includes healthy options, quick breakfasts, make ahead recipes, and grab and go breakfast recipes.
Weekday breakfast ideas that are perfect for the morning rush
The weekday morning can be such a hectic rush. You might be trying to get to work on time, get the kids fed before school, and maybe you are still a bit sleepy!
Weekday breakfast are so important to me to get our family going. It's easy to grab a bowl of cereal and call that it. But, that usually doesn't cut it for us. I love eating a breakfast that will keep me full, is healthy, and bonus points when it's quick to make.
Eating a healthy breakfast does wonders to give me a good start to each weekday. I'm also less worried about the little one at school when I know he went with a full belly.
I really hope you enjoy this list of Weekday Breakfast Ideas. There should be something for everyone in this list, but let me know if you would like more weekday breakfast recipes.
What should you eat for breakfast on the weekdays?
I always think it's important to eat a wide range of foods for breakfast. Here are some highly nutritious foods that are easy to eat for breakfast on the weekdays.
- Dairy products
- Fiber rich carbs
- Green leafy vegetables
- Nuts and Seeds
The weekday breakfast ideas below use many of these ingredients to give you an awesome start to the morning. I've also broken it down to give you different ideas for:
- Easy weekday breakfasts
- Make ahead weekday breakfasts
Easy weekday breakfast ideas
These breakfast ideas are quick to make and easy to put together in the mornings. The idea is that you should be able to cook these easy weekday breakfasts in 15 minutes or less to feed the family.
1. Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl
This Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl is an easy protein rich breakfast that you’ll love! Suitable for low carb diets, keto diet, and is diabetic friendly.
It's an easy recipe, but most important part of this breakfast idea is to get the right cottage cheese. I highly recommend using the best cottage cheese you can find for this recipe.
I love topping my cottage cheese breakfast bowl with:
- flaxseed oil
- chia seeds
- fresh or frozen berries
Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl (Keto, Low Carb, Diabetic Friendly)
2. Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs with cream cheese is so good (and easy to make)! A quick and filling weekday breakfast recipe. Cream cheese eggs is low carb and keto diet friendly too.
Adding cream cheese gives the eggs:
- extra savory flavor, and
- a creamy texture.
For a very simple weekday breakfast, I eat a plate of this scrambled egg as is. To make it a little more fancier and filling, I love to pair these scrambled eggs with smoked salmon.
You can also add these Cream Cheese Eggs on a toast or a bagel. Or even wrap it in a tortilla for a breakfast burrito.
Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs (Keto)
3. Tuna Omelette
This easy Tuna Omelette is great for a healthy weekday breakfast or weekend brunch. From start to finish, it should take you under 15 minutes. If you don’t have 15 minutes to spare in the morning, you can even prep it the night before.
Tuna is a low-fat protein and contains those omega-3 fatty acids that are great for you. The other ingredients in this omelette include eggs, green and red peppers, and cream cheese. So you're getting protein, fiber, vitamin C and calcium.
If you feel like you are always hungry in the mornings, this hearty omelette will also help you stay full until lunch.
Tuna Omelette - Low Carb, Keto, GF
4. Blueberry Chia Seed Smoothie
This Blueberry Chia Seed Smoothie is delicious and healthy! Chia seeds make smoothies healthier, and help keep you full longer.
On the health side, chia seeds are packed with nutrients including iron, potassium, calcium, as well as vitamins C, E, B1, B2, and B3.
Chia seeds are also packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. In addition to all that, it’s an easy way to get more fiber and protein into your healthy weekday breakfast.
Because chia seeds expand with water, you will feel full for longer on those weekday mornings.
Blueberry Chia Seed Smoothie
5. Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Oats
A healthy and delicious recipe for Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes. These simple cottage cheese pancakes are fluffy and light, and the perfect breakfast idea for the weekday.
The recipe contains oatmeal, cottage cheese, and eggs for a protein rich and filling breakfast. This pancake recipe is also gluten free.
You simply whizz everything together with a blender, and pour the pancake batter on a hot pan to cook. Quick enough for a weekday breakfast!
Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes (GF)
6. Breakfast Quesadilla with Leftover Chicken
Save some leftover rotisserie chicken next time to make this breakfast quesadilla for an easy breakfast. It’s healthy with lots of veggies and protein, and it will fill you up on weekday mornings.
What makes this breakfast quesadilla healthy:
- whole wheat tortillas for protein and fiber
- chicken for protein
- black beans for protein and fiber
- cheese for protein
- tomatoes for veggies
I tend to cook the veggies in the morning since you just need to quickly sauté them, but you can cook the veggies the night before too to save time in the morning.
7. Bircher Muesli
Bircher Muesli is filled with wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, fresh apples, nuts, and seeds. Made overnight, this Swiss oatmeal recipe is a healthy and easy breakfast that's full of flavor and texture.
Unlike sugary breakfast cereals, this easy bircher muesli is packed with good-for-you whole ingredients:
- Oats - rich in heart-healthy fiber
- Nuts and seeds - great source of protein and healthy fats
- Yogurt - high in calcium
- Apples - naturally sweet
Bircher Muesli - Easy Recipe for Swiss Oatmeal
8. Salmon and Eggs
Salmon and Eggs is great for the weekday for many reasons.
- It uses leftovers from the night before.
- And it's protein rich.
- Plus it keeps me full.
- Lastly, it's very easy to make.
Salmon and Eggs
Make ahead weekday breakfast ideas
Sometimes you just don't want to cook breakfast on the weekdays, but you still want a healthy and nutritious breakfast. These recipes are for you!
Prepare these breakfast recipes the night before, and in the morning, find yourself with a delicious breakfast to start the day.
You can enjoy some of these recipes cold. If you would like to heat up these make ahead weekday breakfasts, here are some tips:
- For pancakes and waffles, I tend to pop them in the toaster on low heat.
- For eggs (including the casseroles), I quickly warm them up in the microwave (covered, just in case!) on medium heat.
9. Healthy Apple Pancakes
You'll love these Healthy Apple Pancakes for a weekday breakfast! These healthy apple pancakes contain whole wheat flour, eggs, milk and raisins.
With those ingredients, you get B vitamins, and minerals such as copper, iron, potassium, selenium, calcium, magnesium and zinc. All of which are great for a power morning. Plus, there's no refined sugars in this weekday breakfast.
To save time, make the pancakes ahead of time and freeze them. I freeze them in a single layer, then stack them up in a bag once frozen. To heat, simply pop in a toaster oven on low.
Healthy Apple Pancakes
10. Chia Seed Jam
Chia seeds are are packed with fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids, and contain calcium, magnesium and protein. Getting chia seeds in your weekday breakfast is simple with this Easy Blueberry Jam with Chia Seeds!
This chia jam recipe is made with just blueberries, chia seeds and a touch of maple syrup. Spread it on a whole grain toast with some almond butter (here's a DIY one-ingredient recipe for almond butter) for a quick and delicious weekday breakfast.
Easy Blueberry Jam Made With Chia Seeds (Low Sugar and No Pectin)
11. Healthy Baked Oatmeal
This Healthy Baked Oatmeal recipe is easy to make for a weekday breakfast and it’s delicious! You’ll love this baked oatmeal casserole made with old fashioned rolled oats, almond butter and dark chocolate.
We love this healthy baked oatmeal because:
- it’s a high-protein breakfast
- the ingredients are all high in fiber
- a slice of this oatmeal casserole will keep you full through the morning
- baking oatmeal into a casserole is incredibly easy to do
Bake this on the weekends, and simply slice and warm up in the microwave on the weekdays for breakfast.
Healthy Baked Oatmeal
12. Healthy Apple Muffins
Start the day with Healthy Apple Muffins! This easy breakfast muffin recipe is packed with nutrients, fiber and protein. Made with whole grains and fresh apples.
When I want these muffins for a healthy weekday breakfast, I'll make them over the weekend and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
In the mornings, zap them in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds. Alternatively, you can just grab one and head out the door if you are in a rush. Let it sit a bit until it reaches room temperature and this weekday breakfast is good to go.
Healthy Apple Muffins
13. Oatmeal Energy Balls
With these Oatmeal Energy Balls, we are now at a whole new level of grab-n-go breakfast.
For my batch of Oatmeal Energy Balls, I chose to make four different flavors:
- dark chocolate chip oatmeal energy balls
- banana chip oatmeal energy balls
- apple cinnamon oatmeal energy balls
- coconut oatmeal energy balls
You make one batter, and use any or all of those mix-ins. Store these energy balls in the refrigerator for a quick grab and go weekday breakfast.
Oatmeal Energy Balls
14. Muffin Tin Eggs
This recipe for Muffin Tin Eggs is easy to follow. We love this breakfast because breakfast egg muffins are easy to make, can be made ahead of time, and will keep you feeling full.
We love making muffin tin eggs because:
- baking eggs in a muffin tin is super easy
- you can fill each baked egg muffin with your favorite toppings
- this recipe teaches you how to make this breakfast ahead of time, and
- very importantly, muffin tin eggs make a delicious breakfast.
If you have time to make these in the morning, they are great fresh out of the oven. Otherwise, allow to cool then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
To freeze, freeze each egg muffin individually on a tray, then transfer them to a freezer bag.
Muffin Tin Eggs
15. Savory Oatmeal with Bone Broth
A bowl of this nourishing Savory Oatmeal with Bone Broth is great for a healthy weekday breakfast when you want something to warm you up.
The recipe is made with plenty of bone broth which is hydrating. The flavors are also light, and the ingredients are easy to digest.
As the oatmeal simmers in bone broth (use a quality quality pre-made bone broth to save time), you simply sauté some mushrooms and spinach. Then cook the egg directly in the oatmeal and then breakfast is served.
Savory Oatmeal with Bone Broth (GF)
16. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
This Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is tasty, filling and so easy to make. This breakfast casserole uses tater tots, and is loaded with ham, cheese and eggs.
While I love serving this breakfast to large groups and families, it's equally perfect for a weekday breakfast. Since it's a big casserole, I make it on the weekend and store it in the refrigerator. It'll usually last me the first half of the week.
Breakfast casseroles are one of my favorite weekday breakfasts because they are filling, and you can quickly heat up individual slices in the microwave.
You do need to plan ahead on the weekends to cook them ahead of time, but I always find that it's worth it when I wake up hungry Monday morning.
Don't miss these other casseroles that taste great when reheated on weekday mornings:
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole with Tater Tots
17. Overnight Oats with Yogurt
Mornings can be a bit crazy, and as much as I love to have a nice slow sit down breakfast, that isn't always the case.
This Overnight Oats with Yogurt recipe is delicious and filling, and a favorite make ahead breakfast. It helps me save time in the mornings.
I spend a few minutes in the evening preparing this recipe before I place it in the fridge to set up. Next, I sleep! Finally, I wake up to a healthy breakfast waiting for the entire family in the fridge.
Overnight Oats with Yogurt
More healthy breakfasts for weekday mornings
Hopefully several of these weekday breakfast ideas above caught your attention. To give you a few more good weekday breakfast ideas:
Eating breakfast during the weekdays is so important, so I'm really glad to be able to help you find the best weekday breakfast ideas.
If you love these ideas, don't forget to pin this collection of Weekday Breakfast Ideas. I hope many of these recipes end up on your breakfast table.
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