Easy & healthy breakfasts packed with the sweet & spicy flavors of fall
We’re so excited that our favorite time of year is here. Yes, we’re talking about Autumn, Fall, Harvest Season, Autumnal Equinox. The season brings us gorgeous changing colors, cooler temps and earlier sunsets (more time for sleep!). It also means busier schedules and cravings for warming breakfasts that help start the day off right. Truth: busy fall days mean that our morning meal needs to be both nutritious and quick to prepare. Add the deliciousness of the fall harvest to the mix and we’re winning the day. Pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, honey, cinnamon and spice: all the scrumptious things fall breakfasts are made of – yum!
Ready to dive into fall breakfast recipes that’ll have you looking forward to getting out of bed in the morning? Us too!
Honey Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins
Since it’s fall, anything pumpkin is on our mind. These moist and tasty cornbread muffins are mostly savory with just enough sweet. Packed with wholesome ingredients like pumpkin and whole wheat flour, they’re perfect for a grab’n’go breakfast (or really an anytime of day snack). Make ‘em vegan by swapping in coconut oil and almond milk instead of butter and milk. Get the recipe: AmbitiousKitchen.com.
Maple Cinnamon Crockpot Steel Cut Oats
Grab your crockpot, because we’re about to make your mornings easier AND tastier. With just 6 ingredients (including the classic taste of fall–maple), you’ll have a filling and super nutritious breakfast ready in no time. Add everything to the crockpot and cook overnight on low for 8 hours, or 4 hours on high while you’re binge-watching your favorite show. Get the recipe: FitFoodieFinds.com.
Mini Pumpkin Pancakes
These cute mini pumpkin pancakes will finally get your wee ones excited about weekday morning breakfasts–and they’re a great way to use canned leftover pumpkin puree too. Make them ahead to freeze and reheat or prep the night before and cook on the spot. Talk about multi-tasking! They’re just the right size for lunch boxes too. Get the recipe: Momables.com.
Fall Greens Smoothie
Wake up to a tall, creamy glass of green goodness. This bright green smoothie is exactly what you’re looking for: nutritious, refreshing and totally delish. The recipe can be labour intensive if you let it be–or take the shortcuts that work for you. Seriously, we’re craving one right now. Get the recipe: BoJonGourmet.com.
Apple, Bacon & Butternut Squash Hash
Apples, bacon, butternut squash, oh my. This skillet has all the flavors of fall–and more. And the best part is that it’s pretty simple. Breakfast will be on the table in under 30 minutes, which makes it perfect for a busy Saturday or a lazy Sunday. Our recco: top your serving of hash with a couple of fried eggs for a real brunch delight and extra protein, which is always a smart way to begin the day. Get the recipe: TheUrbanPoser.com.
Brown Butter Pumpkin Seed Espresso Granola
We’re kind of obsessed with granola lately, starting with this yummy version that yells ‘fall!’ at the top of its lungs. Brown butter, pumpkin seeds and a hint of espresso take this healthy and slightly sweet multi-tasker to the next level. Eat it drowned in milk, poured over yogurt or even by the handful. Get the recipe: HalfBakedHarvest.com.
Pumpkin French Toast Bake
If you love french toast as much as we do, raise your hand. We understand it can be time consuming, especially if making it for a crowd but all is not lost, thanks to this french toast casserole. All the flavors, way less fuss, which makes it perfect for entertaining. And since you make it the day before and bake it just before serving it’s a time saving superhero for holiday brunches. Get the recipe: Minimalistbaker.com.
Apple Cinnamon Mini Monkey Bread
Ok fine. This Monkey Bread isn’t exactly ‘healthy’ in the literal sense of the word. But it’s not exactly unhealthy either. It’s loaded with fall flavors (chunks of apple and aromatic cinnamon) and we’re willing to make an exception since they’re so ooey and gooey and just the right size for eating on the run. These yummy mini monkey breads are sure to become a fave whether you’re in a rush and craving something good, or enjoying a leisurely breakfast with family. Get the recipe: TheKitchn.com.
Fall Quinoa Bowl
If you haven’t jumped on the bowl bandwagon, now’s the time. This hearty and healthy quinoa bowl delivers on all fronts: hearty, creamy, savory and a touch of sweet. And it’s the perfect alternative to oatmeal. The bonus? It’s customizable. You can add or delete toppings to tempt your taste buds. What a way to start the morning, right? Get the recipe: JarofLemons.com.
Looking for more breakfast ideas? We’ve got them!