Move past the box of granola bars
EC: 25 Quick Breakfast Recipes to Make in 30 Minutes or Less
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There's something delightful about spending hours at weekend brunch, ruminating over a perfectly prepared platter of poached eggs. But most of the time, taking hours to prepare breakfast is a luxury that you can't afford. During the week, you need to make breakfast in 30 minutes or less, a meal squeezed between the time you wake up and when you rush out the door. These quick and easy breakfast dishes don't have to be gross and unhealthy, though. You can channel the relaxed feeling of a weekend morning even while you're racing through your weekday routine on your way to work or school. The trick is having some quick breakfast recipes on hand, and knowing what you can prepare in advance.

Each of these 25 breakfast recipes takes less than 30 minute to prepare, so you can no longer say you didn't have enough time to eat breakfast before work or school. These recipes are also perfect if you're sick of chowing down on stale granola bars in your car and feel like need some quick inspiration to get out of your breakfast rut.

So whether you like savory or sweet, light or filling, here are 25 breakfast dish that you can make in 30 minutes or less on any given morning.

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Taquitos

Part of the beauty of this recipe for breakfast taquitos—which are made by wrapping a sausage link, scrambled eggs, and cheese inside a tortilla—is that they can be prepped in advance and then heated up in the morning as you're racing out the door.

6-Ingredient Plum Muffins

Making muffins doesn't have to be an all-day process, especially when there's only six ingredients in the recipe. You can have freshly baked plum muffins in 25 minutes with this easy recipe.

Avocado Toast with Fried Egg

Avocado toast truly is the fail-safe healthy breakfast when you're in a rush. It somehow always feels decadent, even if it was prepared in 16 minutes.

Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

You can make a batch of this blueberry breakfast quinoa in five minutes flat. If blueberries aren't your favorite fruit, try peaches or strawberries or even bananas instead.

Kale Pesto Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa breakfast bowls can also be savory, like this one with pesto, kale, and a medium-boiled egg. It's ready to eat in ten minutes, and though all the ingredients look beautiful when carefully arranged, it's best eaten all mixed together.

3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Pancakes are often reserved only for leisurely weekend mornings, but with this three-ingredient recipe, you can have a stack of banana pancakes in ten minutes (or less, if you're using especially ripe bananas).

2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

If bananas aren't your thing but you still want pancakes in a pinch, try this recipe for two-ingredient sweet potato pancakes. From prep to plate, it'll take less than ten minutes.

Lemon-Blueberry Blender Pancakes

If you're willing to use a few more ingredients, try making lemon blueberry pancakes. The timesaver here is using a blender to get the batter as smooth as possible as quickly as possible. Everything will be ready in 15 minutes.

Ham and Cheese Hot Pocket

If you make these ham and cheese hot pockets with pre-made puff pastry dough, you can have them ready in 15 minutes. Plus, you can fill them with whatever breakfast foods you want!

Yogurt Popsicles

Yes, you have to freeze these breakfast yogurt popsicles overnight, which is kind of a bummer, but the prep time is quick. And all you have to do in the morning to enjoy breakfast on-the-go is pick up a popsicle from the fridge and get on with your day.

Omelet Waffle

Who says your waffle iron can only be used for waffles? Make an omelet in your waffle iron, filled with veggies and even cheese.

Coffee Banana Smoothie

This breakfast smoothie has a scoop of instant coffee to give it a little kick of caffeine, which means that you're getting a two-for-one breakfast: coffee and a healthy banana smoothie.

Italian Baked Eggs

These Italian baked eggs are cooked on a layer of marinara sauce, and they take only five minutes to prep and ten minutes to bake in the over. Serve with a slice of hearty bread for most efficient sauce and yolk sopping.


Making scones is no small feat, so making scones from scratch in 20 minutes is nearly super-human.

Tomato Tart

These quick tomato tarts are ready to eat in 20 minutes and are a great way to use up the last of summer's tomatoes. They're also one step away from eating pizza for breakfast, which is never a bad thing.

Breakfast Pizza

If you actually want to eat pizza for breakfast, you can! And it's easy to make. All you need is 25 minutes and a dream.

Berry Almond Smoothie Bowl

This berry almond smoothie bowl is topped with chia seeds, dark chocolate chips, muesli, and coconut flakes, but you can really put whatever you want on it. All you need to make the base are some berries, a blender, and five minutes.

Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl

Another quick breakfast bowl option is a chia pudding. This can also be topped with any fruits, berries, and nuts you'd like, and since this recipe calls for coconut milk, this five-minute breakfast bowl is fully dairy-free.

Egg and Spinach Roll-Up

You can also roll some slices of ham or turkey along with the cheese, spinach, and egg in this easy breakfast roll-up that take 15 minutes, or less, to make.

French Toast Cinnamon Roll Muffins

These pull-apart muffins are great for a grab-and-go breakfast that's kid-friendly—especially since they take only 25 minutes to make!

Egg Muffins

These egg muffins take 30 minutes to make, but if you make a big batch of them at the beginning of the week, you'll have breakfast ready every morning.

Peanut Butter Apple Slices

These peanut butter apple slices, with peanut butter and granola, are an easy way to get your fat, fiber and protein in the morning in one easy bite.

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros are another brunch favorite that seem like they'd be too complicated to make on a weekday morning, but really, this dish only takes 22 minutes to make.

Vanilla Almond Overnight Oats

Prep these oats in a jar the night before in just three minutes. Let them sit in the fridge overnight to "cook," and all the prep you have to do in order to eat these overnight oats in the morning is to open the jar, and add blueberries and almonds.

Microwave Bacon

If you're really in a rush but still want some strips of bacon with your breakfast, cook the bacon in the microwave.

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