11 Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Busy Moms

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Breakfast can often be an afterthought for moms.  For me, I focus on the coffee and getting out the door on time – and many days that’s about it.

But when I do take the time for a healthy breakfast, I feel so much better throughout the day.

And really, it’s just a matter of meal planning and having easy ideas lined up, to avoid McDonald’s drive-thru or a coffee-only kind of morning.

Here are 11 of my favorite healthy breakfast options for moms on the go.  I love that these are far from boring oatmeal and scrambled eggs!

Mix up one of these delicious recipes this weekend and you’ll be set for the week.

And hey, your kids might even go for these too!  (If you decide to share, that is.)


healthy breakfast ideas for moms

1|  Dark Chocolate and Coconut Frozen Yogurt cups

When my friend Kate shared this recipe recently, I couldn’t wait to try it.

One of my go-to “healthy” breakfasts previously was Chobani Flips Almond Coco Loco.  This recipe has similar ingredients but healthier and less pricey to make yourself!

A hundred affections recipe- healthy breakfast idea

image courtesy of A Hundred Affections

Get the recipe for Dark Chocolate and Coconut Frozen Yogurt Cups here.


2|  Healthy Double Chocolate Muffins

This recipe really had me at “double chocolate”.  But they’re also gluten-free and super easy to whip up.

I can see these muffins becoming a breakfast staple with my chocolate-loving family!

healthy double chocolate muffins image

image courtesy of Beauty in the Crumbs

Get the recipe for Healthy Double Chocolate muffins here.


3|  Vanilla Chai Baked Oatmeal 

Baked oatmeal is a time-saving hack and one breakfast idea that I often forget about.

But it’s truly quick, hearty, belly-warming goodness.  The way breakfast should be!

I made this recipe a few weeks ago and it was every bit as good as it looks in the picture – and super satisfying.

Vanilla chai baked oatmeal-image 

image courtesy of Tastes of Lizzy T

Get the recipe for Vanilla Chai Baked Oatmeal here.


4|  Healthy Pumpkin Muffins 

Long ago, I had a go-to pumpkin muffin recipe that I loved – and then lost it.  But I have to admit, this recipe is even better!

These muffins are full of delicious spices and absent of refined sugar (with maple syrup in its place).

Healthy breakfast recipe- Pumpkin muffins

recipe courtesy of Two Peas & Their Pod.

Get the recipe for Healthy Pumpkin Muffins here.


5|  Sausage McMuffin Breakfast Kabobs

I love this idea from my friend Leann because it’s such an easy grab-and-go breakfast and fun for kids to eat too.

She uses venison sausage but of course if you don’t have that, you could use any kind of sausage or meat that you prefer.

Breakfast kabobs- healthy breakfasts for moms

image courtesy of The Hunting Mom 

Get the recipe for Wild Sausage McMuffin Breakfast Kabobs here.


6|  Mini Egg Frittatas

We know that eggs are a great source of protein, and this recipe makes it a grab-and-go option.  

They’re also whole-30 approved and you can make and freeze them ahead of time.

Healthy breakfast recipes- egg frittata muffins

image courtesy of i heart naptime.

Get the recipe for Mini Egg Frittatas here.


7|  Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies with Sweet Potato

Cookies for breakfast?  Yes, please.  

This recipe is easy to prepare and also a great way to use up those leftover sweet potatoes you may have from the holidays!  (Even if they’re a tad less-healthy drowned in butter and brown sugar.  No one has to know.  😉 )

Breakfast cookies- healthy breakfast recipe

image courtesy of Food Faith Fitness

Get the recipe for these Healthy Breakfast Cookies here.


8|  No Bake Caramel Apple Pie Protein Bars 

It’s hard to believe these mouth-watering bars are good for you, right?

But truly, they are: flour-free, refined-sugar-free, and packed with enough protein to keep up with a handful of toddlers until noon- at least.healthy breakfast recipe: Caramel apple pie bars

image courtesy of One Clever Chef

Get the recipe for Caramel Apple Pie Protein Bars here.


9|  Chocolate Cherry Almond Snack Bars 

These are a DIY-version of KIND bars, which are another occasional breakfast-y food I enjoy.

By making them yourself, you can save a lot of money and have control over the ingredients and flavors.

Chocolate cherry almond snack bars-healthy breakfast idea

image courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction

Get the recipe for Chocolate Cherry Almond Snack Bars here.


10|  Egg Stuffed Breakfast Peppers 

Clean eating challenges are oh-so-trendy in the New Year, and this recipe fits the bill.

We make dinner-friendly stuffed peppers all the time and they are great reheated – so I am pretty confident I could make a batch of these on the weekend for a healthy, clean breakfast the next morning.

Healthy breakfast for moms: egg stuffed peppers

image courtesy of Clean Food Crush

Get the recipe for Egg Stuffed Breakfast Peppers here.


11|  Vegan Breakfast Burritos 

If you’re trying to eat more plant-based foods this year, this is another healthy breakfast recipe you must try.

We absolutely love roasting potatoes + veggies in the oven for dinner.  So why not make up an extra batch and prepare the filling for these burritos ahead of time?  

The cashew sauce makes these over-the-top yummy.

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image courtesy of ElaVegan

Get the recipe for Vegan Breakfast Burritos here.


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