30+ Healthy On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas

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Never skip breakfast again! Here are 30+ healthy on-the-go breakfast recipes for busy weekday mornings, plus a recipe for baked egg cups.

Although research has proven that it’s okay to skip breakfast if you’re not hungry I’m still a big proponent of starting my day with a healthy meal. Breakfast gives you the energy you need to be productive throughout the morning and it can help prevent overeating and cravings later in the day. Plus, breakfast foods are delicious (eggs, oatmeal, pancakes – yuuuum!!).

All this being said, I get that some mornings are crazy and it’s easy to get caught in the habit of skipping breakfast. That’s why I’ve put together this post with over 30 healthy on-the-go breakfast recipes. These easy breakfast ideas can be made ahead of time, travel well and taste delicious so you no longer have an excuse to skip breakfast. Just grab and go!

Collage of egg bites, oatmeal bars, overnight oats and blueberry muffins.

Tips for Breakfast Meal Prep

  1. Plan ahead – knowing what you’re going to make for the week is the best way to ensure that you’ll actually meal prep it, you’ll have all the ingredients on hand and you’ll definitely have something to eat for breakfast for the week! Take out the guessing game and decision fatigue by planning accordingly.
  2. Keep it simple – this is not the time to prepare elaborate and impressive breakfasts. The idea is to make things as easy as possible. Easy to make and protein-packed recipes are perfect for on-the-go breakfasts!
  3. Pick balanced recipes – protein is important for staying full longer, but don’t forget about healthy fats (avocados!) and carbohydrates (whole grains!). You need all 3 for a well-balanced meal. Bonus points if you can make sure you’re getting vitamins and antioxidants like vitamin c, calcium, potassium and iron.
  4. Make it portable – as much as I love the idea of sitting down to eat breakfast, it’s usually not a reality. Making sure you can actually grab-and-go with your breakfast will make all the difference!

Healthy On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas

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Egg, Spinach and Feta Breakfast Wrap

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Baked Oatmeal Cups (4 Variations)

Keep these baked oatmeal cups in your fridge or freezer for an easy, healthy breakfast! There’s four different flavor options so you’ll never get bored. Vegan + gluten-free.
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Easy Overnight Oats

Here's how to make perfect overnight oats with an easy base recipe, proper ratio, and fun flavor variations. They're such an easy grab-and-go breakfast and perfect for meal prep.
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Overnight Steel Cut Oats

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Protein Overnight Oats

With protein overnight oats you can have your oatmeal and get your protein in! Each serving has over 20 grams of protein! 
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Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal recipe is a yummy breakfast dish that can easily be customized with your favorite mix-ins. It comes together in 1 bowl and is perfect for meal prep.
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One Pan Baked Oatmeal

This easy one pan baked oatmeal requires just 7 simple ingredients and comes together in one baking dish! It's the perfect no-fuss breakfast for busy mornings.
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Pumpkin Seed and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These pumpkin seed and chocolate chip oatmeal breakfast bars are perfect for breakfast, but also work as a snack any time of the day. Added bonus: they're nut-free so they can be packed for school lunches!
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Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Eat cookies for breakfast with this simple recipe for carrot cake breakfast cookies! Loaded with whole grain oats, carrots and nuts for a filling and hearty on-the-go breakfast option.
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Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Sign me up! These sweet potato breakfast cookies are super easy to make, delicious and great to have on hand for an on-the-go breakfast. 
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Blueberry Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast…what could be better?! These healthy blueberry sweet potato breakfast cookies are super easy to make, delicious and great to have on hand for an on-the-go breakfast. Vegan + gluten-free.
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Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

Feel good about eating a cookie for breakfast with this single-serving oatmeal breakfast cookie! It's super easy to make and loaded with nutritious ingredients like oats, chia seeds and almond butter. Vegan + gluten-free.
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These flourless protein muffins are made with mashed banana, almond butter and protein powder. They come together quickly in a blender and are oil-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and have 11 grams of protein in each muffin.
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Strawberry Protein Muffins

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Pumpkin Protein Bars (Vegan + Gluten Free)

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Baked Egg Muffins

Never skip breakfast again! Here are 30+ healthy on-the-go breakfast recipes for busy weekday mornings, plus a recipe for baked egg cups.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 cups

Ingredients  

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup egg whites, or another 6 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ orange bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • cup crumbled feta
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley
  • cooking spray, I use coconut oil

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Spray twelve-cup muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper or silicone liners. I sprayed the silicone baking cups with spray, just to be on the safe side.
  • Place eggs and egg whites into a large bowl and whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat with 1 teaspoon oil. Add in chopped veggies (bell pepper, onion, broccoli and mushrooms) and cook for about 5-6 minutes, until they’re a little soft and the onions are fragrant.
  • Add sautéed veggies into the bowl with the whisked eggs. Add in feta and parsley and mix well.
  • Pour egg mixture into muffin cups evenly. I used a 1/3 cup measuring cup to pour each one.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until the egg cups are no longer jiggly and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow cups to cool and enjoy immediately.

Notes

  • Storage: If prepping ahead of time, store cooled cups in a sealed container in the fridge. When ready to eat, you can enjoy the cups cold or pop them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds to reheat.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 340mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy on the go breakfast
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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8 Comments

  1. I can’t decide which of these breakfasts I want to make first! They all look so good. Like you I am a big fan of breakfast 🙂

  2. These are just so perf – I always regret when I don’t have time to eat breakfast in the morning, but these photos actually make me wanna leave early with one of these breakfasts in my bag! However, I think I may also use them as non-portable ones, too… 🙂

  3. This is really a good list. Thank you for simply sharing this useful information. I don’t want to eat fast food, I carry food with me, I want to look good

  4. So excited to try these!! Do you have any recommendations to replace the feta? Typically not a big fan, but definitely still going to try this recipe!