Beyond the Oatmeal: 12 Completely Unique Ways to Start Your Morning

The. same. breakfast. every. day. I’m as guilty of it as anyone. For me, it’s typically one bowl of oatmeal after another. While I have a ton of awesome oatmeal recipes, there’s so many new ways to kick up this most important meal of the day.

If your morning routine is starting to feel a bit monotonous, check out these dozen ideas to break yourself out of that breakfast rut..

Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins

This will not be the last time in this collection that you see caffeine infused right into the breakfast itself. I love the idea of using coffee in baked goods, and this version is one of my favorites – it includes both coffee and all the classic pumpkin spice flavors for a killer combo. Plus, it saves you the trouble of having to make a cup of coffee AND eat breakfast. How convenient 🙂 Check it out »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Superfood Smoothie Bowl

As you may know, I’m addicted to chocolate peanut butter cup oatmeal. It’s been my go-to breakfast for years. This is a spin on that recipe, with all those delicious flavors of chocolate and peanut butter together in a smoothie bowl that’s packed with tons of nutrients. Check it out »

Quinoa Superfood Breakfast Skillet

One of my favorite meals anytime of day is quinoa and berries. It’s such a complete meal that leaves me feeling full and healthy all day long. This breakfast-inspired version includes mint, bananas, and walnuts. It’s super easy to make and you’d be hard-pressed to find a healthier (or more delicious) way to start your morning. Check it out »

Green Smoothie Chia Pudding

Sometimes the hardest decision you’ll make all day is whether to have chia pudding or a green smoothie for breakfast. Thankfully, I’ve made that decision really easy for you: both! This one bowl is packed with all the classic veggies you’d see in a green smoothie, plus chia seeds and more to make a delicious pudding that’s definitely worth trying.  Check it out »

Cheesy Chickpea Omelets with Mushrooms & Spinach

Vegans can eat omelets too! These delicious savory omelets are made from a base of chickpea flour and spices that give it a surprisingly authentic taste and texture. Inside is a “cheesy” cashew sauce and some savory kale & mushrooms. Check it out »

Peach & Coconut Chia Pudding

If your standard chia pudding is starting to feel a little boring, layer in some pureed fruit and it’ll definitely kick things up a bit. This version has vanilla chia pudding layered with peaches and coconut. It’s every bit as delicious as it sounds.  Check it out »

Chocolate Quinoa Cereal

It’s like cereal… or granola… but different… This amazing cereal is made from cooked quinoa that’s tossed with chocolate and classic granola ingredients, then baked until crispy with slivered almonds. Pour on some non-dairy milk for a protein-backed and totally unique breakfast. Check it out »

The Perfect Vegan Pancakes

One of my all-time most popular recipes, no list of breakfast ideas would be complete without them. By using a few clever techniques, you can make delicious, fluffy vegan pancakes that are practically fool-proof.  Original Perfect Pancakes »  / Gluten-Free Perfect Pancakes »

Banana-Coconut Chia Pudding

This is one of the very first chia pudding recipes I’ve ever made and it’s still one of my favorites. What makes this one so special (in addition to the awesome flavors of banana, vanilla, and coconut) is the way I blended the chia seeds with the banana to make it practically “instant” instead of having to wait overnight. Check it out »

Healthy Salted Caramel Apple Scones

Classic scones infused with apple chunks and topped with an unprocessed date and almond butter caramel sauce. A delicious balance of flavors in these easy, healthy scones.  Check it out »

Hash Browns in a Waffle Iron

Truly one of my favorite breakfasts / kitchen hacks of all time. Mix some hash browns beans, veggies, and spices together and pop them in a waffle iron for fast, crispy, perfectly cooked, and easy to clean up hash browns. Check it out »

Matcha Chia Pudding

And finally, the last caffeine-infused recipe of the collection. This is a classic creamy chia pudding recipe infused with the amazing flavor of matcha green tea powder. Not only is it a perfectly balanced meal with tons of nutrients, but it also packs nearly same punch as a cup of coffee. Check it out »

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