When you think of fall breakfasts, you probably think of warm, cozy spreads of pancakes, waffles, oatmeal and plenty of cinnamon and spice.
Big, leisurely breakfasts aren’t practical for most people’s everyday lives, but that doesn’t mean you have to skip cozy morning mealtime!
Today, I’m going to share a few fall breakfast ideas that are cozy and satisfying, no matter how busy your morning is.
What should I make for breakfast?
Ideally, you should make something that includes carbs, protein and fat so that your body is nourished and fueled for the day.
How can I cook fast in the morning?
If you’re pressed for time, prep a few breakfast ideas over the weekend so you can grab and go.
What is a good breakfast that you don’t have to cook?
Overnight oats are one of the best, most versatile no-cooking-required breakfasts! You can make them sweet or savory, and no two portions have to be alike!
3 Fun Fall Breakfast Ideas For Cozy Mornings
- Kay’s Clean Eats Autumn Egg Bites
- Pumpkin Overnight Oats
- Flavorful Life’s Morning Glory Muffins
If you prefer breakfast ideas that are savory, this is a perfect, low-effort warm meal idea.
I like to use this Kay’s Clean Eats recipe as my base and then substitute whatever protein and veggies I’m feeling that day.
Lately, I’ve been dicing up chicken sage sausage, Granny Smith apples and sweet potato to mix in with some shredded cheddar and greens. It’s delicious and full of fall flavor, especially if you add rosemary or thyme.
Adding turkey sausage and dried cranberries or maple syrup and crumbled bacon are also excellent fall breakfast ideas.
2. Pumpkin Overnight Oats
I think overnight oats are better than warm oatmeal (controversial opinion, I know!), and putting a fall twist on easy breakfast recipes is my favorite thing to do.
For this, I use small mason jars to prep several servings. Measure out the recommended serving size for the oats, and cover them with your choice of milk. Then, you can go wild with any combination of pumpkin pie spice, chia or flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, diced apples, a few tablespoons of pumpkin puree, or my favorite, a hefty dollop of cinnamon almond butter.
My recommendation for an on-the-go breakfast is to put all your wet ingredients (like the pumpkin puree, almond butter, etc.) in with your oats and spices and stir it well. Then, prep your dry inclusions (nuts, seeds, granola, dried fruit or anything you want to stay crunchy) in separate baggies and add them right before it’s time to eat. This gives you more textures to enjoy!
Also, if you want a low-carb alternative, sub in hemp hearts for the oats. They’re equally delicious, packed with protein, and a good fall breakfast for vegans.
Important Tip: Always salt your oats (or hemp hearts)! I can’t stress this enough. If you don’t sufficiently salt your oats before you let them soak, they won’t taste good. Trust me.
Mason jars I use: Verones Mason Jars 6 Oz ($27)
One of my favorite Instagram accounts is registered dietician Erica Baity’s @itsaflavorfullife page. She makes healthy, delicious meals seem totally doable, and she’s a master of meal prep.
Her morning glory muffins are always the answer when I’m racking my brain trying to decide what to make for a quick, cozy breakfast. They’re full of healthy fats, veggies, fruits, and fall spices, and they’re so good warmed up with a smear of butter.
You get 12-18 regular-sized muffins from her recipe, and it’s super easy to halve or double, depending on your needs.
What Are Your Favorite Fall Breakfast Ideas?
There are so many fun breakfast recipes and unique breakfast ideas out there, and I’ve only mentioned a few.
Share your favorite yummy breakfast ideas in the comments below; I’m always looking for more delicious morning meals!