Breakfast oh breakfast, how we love you so. We believe the way you start your day, including what you first fuel you body with, matters! The food choices you make after fasting for many hours during sleep are important and can set your appetite and cravings for the rest of the day. We also believe that food was meant to enjoy and should be a pleasurable experience, meaning you shouldn't have to sacrifice flavor for health. Here are 18 flavorful and nutrient-dense breakfast recipes that will keep both your tummy and taste buds happy!
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1. Crispy Grain-Free Waffles
Do these not look like the most perfect waffles you've ever seen? We're sold on this fluffy stack and that mountain of fresh berries on top. These little guys are sweetened with a touch of maple syrup and are also freezer-friendly so you can make way too many and have them for days to come! Find the full recipe here.
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2. Yogurt Breakfast Bowl with Toasted Coconut
We like to think that the simplest meals are some of the best meals. Yogurt bowls are one of our favorite ways to start the day as they're incredibly versatile and can be made to fit your mood and cravings. Nutrition recommendation: use Greek yogurt as it's highest in protein and look for yogurts with less than 9g of sugar and real minimal ingredients! Find the full recipe here.
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3. Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl
Just like it's cousin the classic yogurt bowl, cottage cheese bowls are just as versatile and packed with protein to help your body start the day on a positive note. This bowl features healthy fats from nuts and a pop of color from vibrant raspberries. Find the full recipe here.
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4. 3-Minute Paleo Cereal
A breakfast that only takes 3 minutes to prepare and is packed with nutrient-dense ingredients? We're here for it. This recipe features loads of healthy fats from a variety of nuts, dried and fresh fruits, and a touch of maple syrup for sweetness. An all around perfect balance of healthy fats and nutritious sugars. Find the full recipe here.
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5. Coconut Flour Crepes
These crepes are the perfect grain-free, paleo, and low-carb morning delight. These fluffy rolls can be filled with whatever you like. Fill 'em with whatever fruit suits your fancy, or even get savory with it. As recommended by the chef herself, fresh berries and coconut whipped cream are a match made in heaven. Find the full recipe here.
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6. Fluffy Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
We're big sweet potato fans over here, so this loaded fluffy sweet bowl is all we could ever want for breakfast. These whipped taters contain only 6 all natural ingredients that will send your taste buds soaring. The best part is that this lasts for 5 days in the fridge, so you can enjoy a little taste of heaven for plenty of morning to come. Find the full recipe here.
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7. Breakfast Cauliflower Fried Rice
Perfect for the savory breakfast lover, this bowl of healthy cauliflower fried "rice" is exactly what dreams are made of. Featuring veggies like carrots and onion, and cauliflower, this recipe is a great way to pack in whatever veggies you like! Not to mention the star of the show, bacon. Need we say more? Find the full recipe here.
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8. 5-Ingredient Banana Egg Pancakes
All we gotta say is: 5 ingredients, 1 bowl, and 15 minutes to prepare. If the simplicity of this stack doesn't convince you, have you seen that picture of perfection up above? These cakes are completely grain-free and sweetened all naturally with a little mashed banana. *Swoon*. Find the full recipe here.
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9. 25-Minute Paleo Cinnamon Muffins
These little guys are the perfect cinnamon sugar dream your taste buds never knew they needed to experience. Refined sugar free and completely paleo, this recipe is a winner. What takes the cake? These muffins take only 25 minutes to get from ingredients to mouth in the form of a perfectly warm and cinnamon sugary muffin. Find the full recipe here.
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10. Easy Grain-Free Porridge
For a breakfast that packs it all in to give you optimal energy throughout the morning, this grain-free porridge is it. This recipe features wholesome ingredients like shredded coconut, hemp and chia seeds, flaxseed meal, some spices, and a lot of flavor. Top with your favorite berries and a little nut butter and you're all set. Find the full recipe here.
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11. Grain-Free Morning Glory Muffins
We love a good morning muffin, especially because 1 batch can be enjoyed for days to come. These muffins are paleo, grain-free, and feature fresh produce like apples and carrots! Healthy fats such as walnuts and shredded coconut will help to keep you satisfied. Enjoy these as part of your breakfast or an on-the-go snack in a pinch. Find the full recipe here.
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12. Lemon Blueberry Donuts
What's breakfast without the occasional donut every once and a while? We'll be the first to admit that that not all donuts are created equal, and thank goodness! Unlike the sugar-loaded and fried rings found in donut shops, these can be made right at home with real ingredients. These guys are everything you love about donuts, excluding everything you don't. Find the full recipe here.
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13. Chocolate Crepes with Banana
A flavor trip to Europe with these chocolate banana crepes? Our taste buds say yes please. These chocolatey rolls of deliciousness are completely grain-free, plant-based, and refined sugar free. Winning! The real cherry on top is the chocolate spread. Add in a little of your favorite Wildway-grain free granola for the perfect crunch and added healthy fats. Find the full recipe here.
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14. Sausage Frittata with Kale and Spaghetti Squash
This skillet is packed full of filling and nutritious ingredients that will win over even the pickiest eater. Featuring fresh ingredients like kale, spaghetti squash noodles, sun-dried tomatoes, and of course chicken sausage, this is the perfect meal to give you a boost of morning energy. Pro tip: sub zucchini noodles, sweet potato noodles, or butternut quash noodles for a change of pace! Find the full recipe here.
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15. Grain-Free Hash Brown Waffle
Who says all waffles have to be sweet? Not us that's for sure. Savory-breakfast lovers shouldn't have to sacrifice waffles, and with this recipe you won't have to! Made with just hash brown style potatoes and some seasonings, this waffle is as simple as it gets. Top with a fried egg or a slice or two of bacon for the perfect morning feast. Find the full recipe here.
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16. Paleo Everything Bagels
Who doesn't love a good everything bagel? This recipe ensures that even our grain-free friends can still enjoy a tasty bagel! With only 7 ingredients and about 10 minutes prep time, you can make your very own New York-style everything bagels from your very own kitchen. Pair a bagel with some eggs, greens, and fresh fruit to create the perfect balanced breakfast. Find the full recipe here.
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17. Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
The classic cinnamon sugar donut. We all know her, we all love her. What we don't love is the heavy fried dough, and though this is definitely a little "treat yo self" treat, the fact that these are baked makes a world of difference. These little rings of tastiness are perfect for the occasional indulgence and will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. Find the full recipe here.
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18. Mushroom Spinach Bacon Egg Cups
These little cups of savory goodness are the perfect way to start the day as they're packed with quality ingredients like spinach mushrooms, bacon, eggs, and a little cheese. Self-contained breakfast muffin cups like these are perfect to prep and have throughout the week and to take on-the-go. Fuel your body in the best way by looking out for it! Find the full recipe here.