Skip To Content

    29 (Really Good) Breakfast Ideas For When You're Sick Of Cereal

    Not that there's anything wrong with cereal, my friends.

    Obviously, cereal is convenient, but sometimes we just want something a little bit extra. Not *too* extra, but juuust enough where you feel like you can really take on the day. So I put together a list of the perfect sweet and savory breakfast recipes to try when cereal just won't cut it!

    1. 3-Ingredient Banana Oat Smoothie

    3-Ingredient Banana Oat Smoothie
    tasty.co

    Bananas, oats, milk, and you've got yourself a smoothie. Tip: Use a frozen banana to make the smoothie *extra* creamy.

    Recipe: 3-Ingredient Banana Oat Smoothie

    2. Healthy Banana Pancakes

    Healthy Banana Pancakes
    tasty.co

    There's nothing quite like a cozy Saturday morning with banana pancakes. Simply mash the bananas until smooth, mix the eggs and vanilla until combined, and then mix in the oats and cinnamon. Cook the pancake batter in a skillet or griddle until it's done and garnish with your favorite toppings!

    Recipe: Healthy Banana Pancakes

    3. One-Pan Breakfast Potatoes

    One-Pan Breakfast Potatoes
    tasty.co

    When you only want to dirty one pan, this is the recipe for you. All you need is potatoes, peppers, onions, and some spices. Plus, a fried egg on top makes *everything* better.

    Recipe: One-Pan Breakfast Potatoes

    4. 4-Minute Mug Cinnamon Rolls

    4-Minute Mug Cinnamon Rolls
    tasty.co

    Pressed for time but want something sweet and decadent? Well, then, you need this mug cinnamon roll immediately. In just four minutes, you'll be transported into a cozy coffee shop where you're eating a freshly baked cinnamon roll. Ahh.

    Recipe: 4-Minute Mug Cinnamon Rolls

    5. Easy Breakfast Frittata

    Easy Breakfast Frittata
    tasty.co

    This frittata recipe is great for when you don't want to do something too complicated but want to appear as if you put in a lot of work. If you don't want to use heavy cream, substitute it for regular milk!

    Recipe: Easy Breakfast Frittata

    6. Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Muffins

    Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Muffins
    tasty.co

    Not only are these banana chocolate chip muffins delicious, but they're also super portable! This is an easy recipe to make on a Sunday and prep for breakfast the entire week!

    Recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Muffins

    7. 3-Ingredient Pancakes

    3-ingredient Pancakes
    tasty.co

    Pancakes are great, but they're even better when they only have three ingredients. Simply mash a banana in a bowl, add the eggs and cinnamon, and whisk. Cook them on a griddle or pan and you're done!

    Recipe: 3-Ingredient Pancakes

    8. Peanut Butter Energy Bites

    Peanut Butter Energy Bites
    tasty.co

    Maybe you're not a big breakfast person. That's okay, but some energy can help, like these peanut butter bites! If you want to make them a smidge more *fancy*, feel free to roll them around in coconut flakes.

    Recipe: Peanut Butter Energy Bites

    9. Ham & Cheddar Wrapped Breakfast Burrito

    Ham and Cheddar Wrapped Breakfast Burrito
    tasty.co

    It's a burrito, but there's no tortilla? That's right. Instead of a regular flour tortilla, you'll be wrapping up this bad boy with the egg itself! Bonus: You can add whatever topping you want and I guarantee it'll still taste amazing!

    Recipe: Ham & Cheddar Wrapped Breakfast Burrito

    10. Banana Muffin Mug

    Banana Muffin Mug
    tasty.co

    In about five minutes, you'll have a super-Tasty (see what I did there?) banana muffin to get you started on your day. All you need is one banana, egg white, honey, cinnamon, oat flour, and baking powder! Don't have oat flour? Just use regular all-purpose flour.

    Recipe: Banana Muffin Mug

    11. Blueberry Overnight Oats

    Blueberry Overnight Oats
    tasty.co

    Overnight oats are great because they basically make themselves while you're asleep. For this recipe, you can use either a Mason jar, to be fancy, or just a regular container.

    Recipe: Blueberry Overnight Oats

    12. Simple Scrambled Eggs

    Simple Scrambled Eggs
    tasty.co

    A timeless, classic recipe: glorious scrambled eggs. You can serve it on toast, by itself, in a burrito, or basically with anything! The possibilities truly are endless.

    Recipe: Simple Scrambled Eggs

    13. Breakfast Granola Cups

    Breakfast Granola Cups
    tasty.co

    With six simple ingredients, you've got the perfect granola cup for your morning pick-me-up. Some toppings you can add are yogurt, strawberries, bananas, raspberries, or really just any fruit.

    Recipe: Breakfast Granola Cups

    14. Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

    Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast
    tasty.co

    Maybe you have a bit more time and energy this morning. That's where this bad boy comes in. French toast on its own is wonderful, but when you add strawberry cheesecake, it's *chef's kiss* perfection.

    Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

    15. Breakfast Bell Peppers

    Breakfast Bell Peppers
    tasty.co

    Bell peppers are fun because they act as a little bowl for your food, but then you can eat them too. For this recipe, you'll need some eggs, bacon, cheese, salt, pepper, and chives. Tip: If you keep the stem on the pepper, your ingredients will be less likely to spill out during cooking!

    Recipe: Breakfast Bell Peppers

    16. Berry Smoothie Bowl

    Berry Smoothie Bowl
    tasty.co

    You can't tell me this isn't the most IG-worthy photo ever of a smoothie bowl. I wouldn't even want to eat it — I'd just display it until it melted.

    Recipe: Berry Smoothie Bowl

    17. Cinnamon Roll Waffles

    Cinnamon Roll Waffles
    tasty.co

    We love waffles. We love cinnamon rolls. So why not put them together? The best part? You just need to use one of those tubes of cinnamon rolls, which means breakfast is served in five minutes or less!

    Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Waffles

    18. Almond Butter Honey Oat Bars

    Almond Butter Honey Oat Bars
    tasty.co

    The oat bars have only three simple ingredients: rolled oats, almond butter, and honey. They're yummy, kid-friendly, and customizable. Don't like almond butter? Try any other nut butter! Don't eat honey? Use maple syrup!

    Recipe: Almond Butter Honey Oat Bars

    19. Veggie & Cheese Breakfast in a Mug

    Veggie and Cheese Breakfast in a Mug
    tasty.co

    There's just something so fun about eating out of a mug, isn't there? This recipe is savory and mouthwatering and takes around 10 minutes to complete!

    Recipe: Veggie & Cheese Breakfast in a Mug

    20. Strawberry Shortcake Sheet Pan Pancakes

    tasty.co

    This is groundbreaking, but have you ever tried to make pancakes...on a sheet pan? What a time to be alive! Add some extra sugar for sweetness or just pour your favorite syrup on top.

    Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Sheet Pan Pancakes

    21. Easily the Best Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

    Easily the Best Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes
    tasty.co

    If you don't already have a roasted potato recipe, might I suggest trying this one? It is jam-packed with all of the best herbs and seasonings, like garlic and rosemary. This one may take a bit longer, but it's so worth it.

    Recipe: Easily the Best Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

    22. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie
    tasty.co

    Five simple ingredients and you have a protein-packed smoothie ready to get you through the dark. The frozen bananas add a ton of creaminess, but some readers added Greek yogurt to make it even smoother!

    Recipe: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

    23. Breakfast Sandwich Roll-Up

    Breakfast Sandwich Roll-Up
    tasty.co

    This savory recipe spices up your typical breakfast sandwich by making it so much more fun to eat. All you need is bread, bacon, sausages, eggs, ketchup, and butter!

    Recipe: Breakfast Sandwich Roll-Up

    24. Waffle Omelet

    Waffle Omelet
    tasty.co

    Your waffle-maker isn't just for those sweet waffles you make all the time. If you have a more savory tooth, try this amazing omelet recipe and add whatever toppings your heart desires (or no toppings!).

    Recipe: Waffle Omelet

    25. Fruit Parfait

    Fruit Parfait
    tasty.co

    According to Donkey from Shrek, everyone loves parfaits. Honestly, he's right. This recipe takes virtually no time, and you can add whatever fruit you want to it. You can even change up the flavor of yogurt when you're feeling *fancy*.

    Recipe: Fruit Parfait

    26. Chewy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars to Go

    Chewy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars to Go
    tasty.co

    Not only do you not really care for breakfast, but you're always running late. Not to worry — these oatmeal bars are portable, chewy, gooey, delectable, and exactly what you need on a busy weekday commute.

    Recipe: Chewy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars to Go

    27. Bagel Boats

    Bagel Boats
    tasty.co

    For some reason, these savory bagel boats are giving me "elementary school breakfast" vibes, and I'm kind of living for the nostalgia. Plus, is there anything better than a toasted bagel in the morning?

    Recipe: Bagel Boats

    28. Tofu Scramble

    Tofu Scramble
    tasty.co

    A lovely take on a regular scramble, but perfect for those who just don't like eggs. Fun fact: To get that eggy color, you add turmeric to your tofu! Also, add as many vegetables as you like!

    Recipe: Tofu Scramble

    29. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

    Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
    tasty.co

    Ricotta adds richness to the batter here — and a fresh and easy homemade blueberry syrup takes things to a whole other level.

    Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

    For even more delicious recipes and meal ideas, download the award-winning Tasty app for iOS and Android! 🍳