Breakfast

The 10 Most Popular Breakfast Recipes To Try in 2021

Our favorite meal of the day just got even more delicious.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

Breakfast is one of the most popular meals here at FitOn, and healthy breakfast recipes just got even more delicious with some of the most popular recipes that have kickstarted this year. Not only are they delicious, but these FitOn PRO recipes are easy to make and are packed full of nutritional goodness. 

The best part is that if you’re intermittent fasting and skipping breakfast altogether, these healthy breakfast recipes can really be enjoyed for any meal or as a healthy snack. 

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10 Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Try This Year 

#1 2-Step Chocolate & Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

This 2-Step Chocolate & Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe makes for the ultimate easy grab and go breakfast to start your morning on a healthy note. 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats, rolled
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • ½ banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • Berries, to serve
  • Granola, to serve

Directions

  1. In a jar or bowl, combine the oats, chia seeds, and almond milk or milk of choice. Stir to combine and place in the fridge to soak overnight.
  2. Once the oats have soaked, add the cacao powder, chocolate protein, peanut butter, and mashed banana. If the mixture is too thick, add some more milk.
  3. Top with fresh berries and granola to serve.

#2 Signature Granola 

You can’t go wrong with granola for breakfast, and this healthy breakfast recipe is made without the added sweeteners. This Signature Granola is a great addition to a clean eating plan. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut flakes
  • 2 cups mixed nuts, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • Unsweetened yogurt + fresh berries for serving 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 140°C or 280°F. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place the coconut flakes, nuts, seeds, and cinnamon in a bowl and stir until combined.
  3. Heat the coconut oil and maple syrup in a stockpot over the stove. Pour over the coconut and nuts mixture and stir to coat.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly on the baking tray and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes, turning the tray halfway through the baking time. Bake until the granola is golden. Once toasted to your liking, remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool.
  5. Serve with yogurt and fresh berries. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

#3 Blood Sugar Balancing Smoothie

Need a healthy breakfast in a pinch? Look no further than this delicious Blood Sugar Balancing Smoothie. Add all ingredients to a blender, and you’ll have breakfast ready in five! 

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (optional)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp stevia granules (optional)

Directions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

#4 3-Step Banana & Cinnamon Pancakes

Who doesn’t like pancakes for breakfast? These pancakes take a healthy spin on a traditional favorite. They are super easy to make and taste just as yummy as the real thing without all the added sugar.  

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

For the toppings

  • ½ banana, sliced
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)

Directions

  1. To make the pancakes, place all of the ingredients, except the coconut oil, into a blender or food processor. Blend until you’ve reached a smooth consistency.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp of pancake mixture to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the pancakes are golden and cooked through.
  3. To serve, stack the pancakes on a plate and top with freshly sliced banana, raw nuts, and a drizzle maple syrup, if desired.

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#5 2-Step Vanilla Protein Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is a fan-favorite thanks to its convenience, fiber, and protein content. This healthy breakfast recipe also doubles as a nutritious snack. Make a few on meal prep day to have ready for when you need breakfast in a pinch during the busy week. 

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ½ banana, mashed
  • Handful of berries
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 drops vanilla stevia (optional)

Directions

  1. Place the chia seeds in a bowl and cover with almond milk. Add the vanilla protein, banana, berries, cinnamon, and stevia, if using. Stir to combine.
  2. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes before eating, or overnight.

#6 Protein Banana Bread

Banana bread went viral in 2020, and it probably isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. It’s easy to make and totally delicious. This FitOn PRO banana bread takes a healthy spin on this traditional treat with added protein and no refined sugar. It’s a yummy healthy breakfast recipe that tastes delicious with a slab of your favorite nut butter. 

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C or 320°F. Lightly grease a loaf pan.
  2. Place all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until they form a sticky, smooth consistency.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a cake tin. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until the cake is cooked through and a skewer is inserted and comes out clean. Allow the bread to slightly cool, then turn it out onto a wire rack. Enjoy!

#7 5-Ingredient Egg Muffins

If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast recipe that’s filling, easy to take on the go, and full of protein, these FitOn PRO 5-ingredient Egg Muffins are a must-try! They are super easy to make and can be customized to your veggie and taste preference. 

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • ½ cup cherry tomato, chopped
  • ¼ cup pesto
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Basil leaves, to decorate

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F. Lightly coat or spray a 12-cup muffin tin with oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add egg mixture halfway up into each space of the muffin tin.
  4. Divide the mixed greens and cherry tomatoes between each muffin cup. Add 1 tsp of pesto to each.
  5. Add to oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the muffins are golden and cooked through. To check if the muffins are cooked, insert a skewer. If it comes out clean, then they’re ready.

#8 Oat & Almond Butter Breakfast Balls

Energy bites are one of our go-to snack picks, and these Oat & Almond Butter Breakfast Balls happen to make a delicious on the go healthy breakfast recipe too. Made with real food ingredients, enjoy two or three with your morning cup of tea! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats, rolled
  • ½ cup LSA mix
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup mixed nuts
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 3 dates, pitted and chopped
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup filtered water

Directions

  1. Place all of the ingredients, except the water, into a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Slowly add the water to bring the mixture together and until the desired consistency is achieved. If it feels a little dry, add more water.
  3. Roll into balls, sprinkle with extra coconut, if desired, and refrigerate.

#9 Sweet Berry Omelete

This Sweet Berry Omelete is like no other! It’s naturally sweetened, full of protein, and a great and easy healthy breakfast recipe to kickstart your day. 

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp LSA mix
  • 1 tsp stevia granules (optional)
  • ½ cup berries
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp mixed seeds, to serve

Directions

  1. Whisk the egg whites, LSA or flaxseeds, stevia, a handful of berries, 1 tbsp yogurt, and desiccated coconut in a bowl.
  2. Place 1 tsp of coconut oil in a pan over medium heat.
  3. Pour the mixture into the pan. Once the edges begin to look cooked, flip the omelet. Cook through for another minute or two. Let the omelet sit for a couple of minutes.
  4. Plate up the omelet and serve with the remaining yogurt, coconut, berries, and seeds.

#10 Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

Muffins are a favorite breakfast recipe, and these Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins take a healthy spin on this traditional favorite. Make a batch on meal prep day to enjoy as an easy breakfast — you’ll thank us later! 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds, soaked
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 3 dates, pitted
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 2 oz dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C or 320°F. Grease a muffin tin with olive oil or coconut spray.
  2. In a blender, add all of the ingredients, except the chocolate and 1 tsp chia seeds. Blend until you’ve reached a smooth consistency.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tray, pressing pieces of chocolate into the middle of the muffins and also on top. Sprinkle with extra chia seeds and cinnamon. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the muffins are golden and cooked through. Serve warm with a dollop of almond butter. 
  4. Enjoy!

Breakfast Just Got Even More Delicious 

With these ten healthy breakfast recipes, breakfast just got even more delicious! Whether you’re looking to add some healthy breakfast recipes to your clean eating plan or you intermittent fast and want some yummy and nourishing recipes to enjoy after your fasting window, these ten recipes are sure to be a hit! The best part? They are so delicious they make healthy eating easy. 

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