30+ Healthy On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas

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

Egg White Bites

4.19 from 111 votes
Make Starbucks red pepper egg white bites with this simple recipe! They're creamy and taste just like sous vide egg bites, but they're made in the Instant Pot!
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Veggie egg white bites on a plate. One has a bite taken out of it.

Egg, Spinach and Feta Breakfast Wrap

4.39 from 18 votes
A quick and delicious breakfast wrap with eggs, spinach, hummus, feta and sun-dried tomatoes.
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Wrap with eggs, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and hummus.

Berry Baked Oatmeal Bars

4.27 from 80 votes
These baked oatmeal bars are such an easy and convenient way to enjoy oatmeal for breakfast or as a snack. They’re easily customizable and great for kids and adults!
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Berry oatmeal bars cut into squares.

Baked Oatmeal Cups (4 Variations)

4.06 from 260 votes
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 Chia Pudding

4.26 from 450 votes
This 3-ingredient chia pudding is creamy, satisfying and loaded with protein, fiber and omega-3s. It's also vegan, gluten-free, paleo and keto. 
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Chia pudding a mason jar topped with a strawberry and blueberries.

Easy Overnight Oats

4.46 from 289 votes
Here’s the basic recipe for overnight oats with rolled oats, milk, yogurt and chia seeds. They’re delicious, so easy to make and perfect for meal prep.   
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Overnight Steel Cut Oats

5 from 9 votes
The best method for making overnight steel cut oats that actually get soft and creamy. They're such an easy, healthy breakfast to prep and delicious served with fresh fruit as a topping.
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Two glass bowls of overnight steel cut oats. One it topped with blueberries and the other is topped with banana, maple and chia seeds.

Protein Overnight Oats

3.84 from 191 votes
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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Jar of protein overnight oats topped with berries, almonds and peanut butter.

Easy Baked Oatmeal

4.24 from 484 votes
Easy baked oatmeal + all the best baked oatmeal recipes in one place, with a flavor for every season and occasion! Baked oatmeal is perfect for meal prep and so delicious.
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Baked oatmeal in a white baking dish with bananas and pecans.

One Pan Baked Oatmeal

5 from 8 votes
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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Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

3.84 from 24 votes
These 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

4.32 from 22 votes
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

4.19 from 69 votes
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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A stack of healthy sweet potato breakfast cookies made with oats, chocolate chips, and pecans.

Blueberry Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies

4.50 from 8 votes
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

4.85 from 19 votes
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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How to Make a Protein Shake

4.32 from 32 votes
Protein shake 101! Everything you need to know about making a protein shake, the difference between shakes and smoothies, why protein shakes are good for weight loss and six protein shake flavors.
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How to Make a Smoothie

5 from 1 vote
Smoothies are delicious and a quick way to get nutrients into your diet. Try my easy smoothie formula, plus 35 amazing smoothie recipes.
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Two strawberry banana smoothies topped with chopped strawberries.

Protein Muffins

4.91 from 11 votes
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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Morning Glory Muffins

4.85 from 19 votes
Packed with fruit, carrots, walnuts and rolled oats, these morning glory muffins are hearty, filling and perfect way to start the day!
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Yogurt Muffins

5 from 3 votes
Here's how to make the best yogurt muffins with four different flavor variations. They're protein-packed, kid-friendly, easy to make and perfect for meal prep.
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Healthy Carrot Raisin Muffins

4.87 from 15 votes
These healthy carrot raisin muffins are made with almond and coconut flour and studded with fresh carrots and raisins. Perfect for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack. Gluten-free + dairy-free.
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Strawberry Protein Muffins

4.50 from 16 votes
These moist strawberry protein muffins are studded with fresh strawberries and chocolate chips. Made with oat flour and protein powder so they have an extra protein boost and they’re gluten-free! 
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Strawberry chocolate chip protein muffins in red cupcake liners in a muffin tin. Muffins are topped with chopped strawberries and mini chocolate chips.

High Protein Blueberry Muffins

4.39 from 31 votes
These healthy blueberry muffins are packed with good for you ingredients! They’re  gluten-free, low in fat and sugar, high in protein and only 100 calories each!
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Blueberry muffin with a bite taken out of it on a cooling rack. A few whole blueberry muffins are around the bitten muffin.

Double Chocolate Protein Muffins

4.25 from 87 votes
These chocolate protein muffins are fudgy and oh so delicious. There’s no added sugar (sweetened only with bananas) and each muffin has 13 grams of protein!
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Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

3.62 from 13 votes
These healthy pumpkin spice granola bars are packed with dried cranberries, pepitas and delicious pumpkin spice flavor! They’re crunchy, delicious and perfect for the fall season.
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Pumpkin spice granola bars neatly on a table surrounded by pepitas, cranberries and cinnamon.

Protein Bars

3.75 from 112 votes
These no-bake peanut butter protein bars are made with simple ingredients and super easy to whip up. They're an awesome protein-packed snack to meal prep for the week.
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No Bake Cereal Bars

4.17 from 68 votes
The perfect combo of chewy and crunchy. These squares hold together well so they’re portable and make a delicious, healthy whole-grain snack!
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Pumpkin Protein Bars (Vegan + Gluten Free)

4.13 from 148 votes
These pumpkin protein bars are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. They make for a perfect pre or post-workout snack or grab-and-go breakfast. Each bar has less than 80 calories, 7 grams of protein and only 4 grams of sugar!
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No Bake Protein Balls

4.10 from 482 votes
The easiest no bake protein balls on the internet with four different flavors – chocolate peanut butter, tahini chocolate chip, cinnamon raisin and almond joy. Take 10 minutes to whip up a batch of these protein balls and snack healthy all week long! 
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No Bake Energy Balls

4.29 from 160 votes
These peanut butter no bake energy balls require only one bowl, eight ingredients and about 10 minutes of hands-on prep time. You’ll love having them as a portable snack option!
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Date Energy Balls

3.82 from 98 votes
I like making these date energy balls with cashews. They remind me of the cashew cookie Larabar.
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Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls

4 from 19 votes
Make your own healthy, naturally sweetened snack bites with this recipe for blueberry energy balls. They really do taste like blueberry muffins!
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Bowl full of blueberry muffin energy balls.

Baked Egg Muffins

5 from 2 votes
Never skip breakfast again! Here are 30+ healthy on-the-go breakfast recipes for busy weekday mornings, plus a recipe for baked egg cups.
Collage of egg bites, oatmeal bars, overnight oats and blueberry muffins.
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
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy on the go breakfast

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    6 comments
    1. Alina
      May 24, 2020 AT 4:38 pm

      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

    2. Klauidella
      January 25, 2016 AT 11:23 am

      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. cottercrunch
      January 22, 2016 AT 4:03 pm

      i’ll travel anywhere for if I have that food! 😉

    4. Heidi Kokborg
      January 22, 2016 AT 3:03 pm

      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 🙂

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