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50 Fast & Easy Breakfast Ideas

Updated on April 5, 2011

o you think you’re too busy to eat breakfast in the morning? If you don’t stop to have a few bite of something before you rush out the door, you just might find that you run out of energy before you have time to get a good head start on the day.

You’re better off taking the time to fuel your body first thing in the morning than putting yourself in the position of dealing with waning energy by mid-morning followed by overindulging at lunch because you allowed yourself to get too hungry.

Open-and-Enjoy Breakfast Ideas

Make sure to keep a selection of these open-and-enjoy foods on hand at all times and you’ll be able to eat a quick breakfast before you leave the house, or toss something in your bag to enjoy during your commute.

  1. Banana
  2. Breakfast bar
  3. Dry cereal
  4. Fruit roll-up
  5. Fruit cocktail
  6. Gelatin cup
  7. Granola bar
  8. Grapes
  9. Mixed nuts
  10. Orange
  11. Pop tarts
  12. Prepared muffin
  13. Protein bar
  14. Protein shake
  15. Pudding cup
  16. Snack cake
  17. Snack sandwich crackers
  18. Sunflower seeds
  19. Trail mix
  20. Yogurt cup


No-Cook Breakfast Ideas

To enjoy one of these tasty no-cook breakfasts, just combine a few simple ingredients.

  1. Bagel with cream cheese
  2. Bread and butter
  3. Carrot sticks with ranch dressing
  4. Celery stick stuffed with peanut butter
  5. Celery stick stuffed with cream cheese
  6. Cereal with milk
  7. Cheese slices with crackers
  8. Crackers with butter
  9. Fresh berries topped with whipped cream
  10. Ham and cheese sandwich
  11. Peanut butter and honey sandwich
  12. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  13. Ritz crackers with peanut butter
  14. Sliced apple with peanut butter
  15. Wrap sandwich
  16. Yogurt with fresh fruit
  17. Yogurt with granola


Breakfast Ideas that Require Minimal Cooking

You can prepare these simple, quick breakfast ideas using no more than a microwave, toaster or toaster oven.

  • Cream of Wheat
  • Frozen breakfast burrito
  • Grilled cheese sandwich
  • Hot pockets
  • Instant grits
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Microwave pancakes
  • Toast and butter
  • Toast with cream cheese and pear slices
  • Toasted Bagel with cream cheese
  • Toasted English muffin with cream cheese
  • Toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Toaster waffles

Get Prepared for a Great Day

You’ll be much more likely to have a productive day if you give your body the fuel that it needs before leaving the house. Be sure to factor your need for quick breakfast solutions into your grocery shopping plans so that there’s always something in the house to eat for breakfast no matter how rushed you are first thing in the morning.

What Ideas Would You Like to Add?

Do you have other suggestions for fast and easy breakfast ideas? Share your tips in the comments section below!


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  • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

    Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

    What a great idea for a hub. Teriffic breakfast ideas.

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    Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

    very good ideas!