We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you want to make sure it's both nutritious and satisfying. Eating a healthy breakfast sets the tone for your morning, which can help you make smart choices all day long. With that said, here are three delicious-- and nutritious--breakfasts that will get your day off on the right foot!

Microwave English Muffin 
Purchasing a fast food egg sandwich is a quick breakfast, but we all know it's not the healthiest (or waist-friendly) option. This Microwave English Muffin only takes a few minutes to prepare, and it's a lot more nutritious and satisfying since it's made with almond meal and an egg. Add your favorite fixings for an egg sandwich or spread with nut butter for a fast and healthy breakfast!

Microwave English Muffin

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup almond flour/meal

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp melted butter

  • 1/8 tsp baking powder

  • Pinch of salt


Directions:

  1. Mix together ingredients in bowl until smooth.

  2. Coat a separate bowl with non-stick cooking spray and then add the batter. Shape batter into a disk/English muffin shape.

  3. Microwave for 90 seconds.

  4. Remove English muffin from bowl and allow to cool.

  5. Cut English muffin in half.


Serves 1

French Toast Scramble 
Want a breakfast that is both satisfying and sweet? Look no further! This recipe for a French Toast Scramble combines the best of both worlds: eggs mixed with banana, cinnamon, honey, and vanilla extract. It might seem like a weird mix of ingredients, but, trust me, this recipe will likely become part of your regular rotation!

French Toast Breakfast Scramble

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, mashed

  • 1 egg

  • 2-3 egg whites

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp honey (optional)

  • Coconut oil


Directions:

  1. Combine banana with eggs, cinnamon, honey, and vanilla extract; blend well.

  2. Coat skillet with melted coconut oil and pour in batter.

  3. Cook on medium heat until eggs are no longer runny; stir frequently.

  4. Eat with nut butter or your favorite toppings!


Serves 1

Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed French Toast 
Who doesn't love French toast for breakfast? It's a delicious way to start the day, but, typically, it leaves you hungry just a few hours later. All of those refined carbs and sugar don't keep you satisfied for long. This recipe combines nutrient-packed banana and stick-to-your-ribs peanut butter, which fills you up and keeps your hunger at bay for hours.

Peanut Butter & Banana French Toast Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of bread

  • 1 small banana

  • 1.5 tbsp peanut butter

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tbsp almond milk

  • 1 tsp brown sugar

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, divided

  • 1 tbsp butter


Directions:

  1. Combine eggs, milk, vanilla, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon in a bowl; mix well. Set aside.

  2. In a separate bowl, mash together peanut butter, banana, brown sugar, and the rest of the cinnamon.

  3. Spread peanut butter mixture on both slices of bread and then press together into a sandwich.  Cut sandwich in half.

  4. Melt butter in a skillet on medium heat.

  5. Dip both sides of each half of the sandwich into the egg mixture; fully saturate.

  6. Place bread in skillet and heat both sides until lightly browned, approximately 2-3 minutes each side.

  7. Remove sandwich from skillet and enjoy!


Serves 1

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