Quick breakfasts can be filling, too
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When talking about quick breakfasts, some of the first ideas that come to mind are cold fruit or soggy cereal, neither of which are exactly appetizing or guaranteed to keep you feeling full after 10 a.m. But these five-minute breakfast recipes are filling enough to keep you satisfied until lunchtime, and they’re definitive proof that you don’t have to forgo taste for convenience. Gone are the days when you skip breakfast because making a meal seems like too much effort, or the mornings you scarf down a granola bar because you can’t figure out what else to eat—and then inevitably get hungry again the second you step into the office.

Instead, you can make your own filling breakfast at home in less time than you’d spend going to the deli and waiting in line to order a bacon, egg, and cheese. These five-minute breakfast dishes will keep you going until well into the afternoon without slowing down your morning routine. Plus, since these recipes also full of fiber and protein, you’ll be less likely to get hungry again before it’s time to eat your lunch.

Here are seven simple breakfast recipes you can prepare in five minutes that’ll actually keep you going all day.

Whole Wheat Pancakes

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These whole-wheat pancakes are ready to go in about three minutes. Heat up a griddle as you throw the ingredients in a blender, then pour the batter directly from the blender onto the hot pan for about a minute on each side. You’ll have a pile of filling pancakes in less time than it takes for a diner waiter to shout, “shortstack!”

Apple Cinnamon Crumble

Rather than eating a cold, raw apple for breakfast on-the-go, try making this apple-cinnamon crumble. Chop up the apples, then toss together the crumble, with oats, flour, sugar, spices, and butter, and throw the whole thing in the microwave until it’s bubbling and delicious.

French Toast in a Mug

Though French toast is a satisfying breakfast, it can take a while to prepare and isn’t necessarily great when you’re rushing off to work in the morning. This recipe fixes that problem, letting you enjoy French toast in a mug, requiring just five minutes of your time and a microwave.

Avocado Toast with Egg

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Avocado toast can already be a quick and filling breakfast, especially when it’s on a thick slice of whole-wheat bread. But adding a fried egg on top takes the breakfast to the next level, and gives you more protein in the morning, without adding too much extra time to the process.

Omelet in a Mug

An omelet is a protein-packed and filling breakfast, and you can make a simple omelet in a mug in about two minutes. Coat the inside of the mug with the oil of your choice, then crack in two eggs and whisk. Add in your favorite omelet ingredients, like cheese or even pre-cooked meat, and cook in the microwave for about two minutes, or until it’s cooked through.

Blueberry and Almond Oatmeal

Unlike many overnight oats recipes, this one for no-cook blueberry and almond oatmeal can be made in the morning, taking less than five minutes to assemble. Simply measure and dump the ingredients into a bowl, stir, and let sit for a couple minutes before digging in. Just be sure to use quick oats rather than steel-cut or rolled so the oatmeal can actually soften in two minutes.

Protein Shake

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Smoothies don’t have to be a last-ditch attempt to make a last-minute breakfast. These homemade protein shakes are both delicious and filling, since they use high-protein ingredients like silken tofu and almond butter, and will certainly keep you satisfied until lunch.

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