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30 Breakfast Recipes Under 300 Calories

Watching your calorie intake? These 300 calorie breakfast recipes are just the ticket to fill you up and keep you going.

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Sausage Tortilla Breakfast Bake

This casserole is perfect for a special brunch. It combines the spices of the Southwest with the comfort of a hearty breakfast. You can spice it up by adding cayenne and hot peppers, or mellow it by replacing the tomatoes and green chilies with mild salsa. It’s versatile and easy—no wonder it’s a longtime family favorite. —Darlene Buerger, Peoria, Arizona
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Sausage Pancake Muffins

My kids love sausage and pancakes but making them during the week was out of the question. I purchased the frozen variety on a stick but wasn't keen on the calories, additives or price. This version of pigs in a blanket is a great alternative that's much more cost effective. —Lisa Dodd, Greenville, South Carolina
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Hash Brown Pancakes with Smoked Salmon & Dill Cream

On weekends when I was growing up, pancakees, salmon and bagels were our brunch staples. Now, I combine the concepts and use whipped cream instead of cream cheese. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
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Slow-Cooked Breakfast Apple Cobbler

Serve them cobbler on Christmas morning—or any other cold morning. You can peel the apples if you like. —Marietta Slater, Justin, Texas
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Sausage Crescent Rolls

I love the appetizer pigs in a blanket and thought I could turn it into an amazing breakfast dish. Boy, was I right. These are now on the menu for every family gathering. —Jimmie Harvey, Bedias, Texas
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Cinnamon Blueberry French Toast

This breakfast can be prepped ahead, which makes it convenient for entertaining. It's a go-to recipe for me when I'm hosting birthdays or holidays. My family likes it plain, so sometimes I leave out the blueberries and it tastes just as delicious. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
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Almond-Chai Granola

Whether you snack on it by the handful or eat it with milk or yogurt, you’ll be happy that you found this granola recipe. —Rachel Preus, Marshall, Michigan
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Broccoli Quiche Cups

Make this crustless quiche in muffin cups or in a regular-size pie tin. Either way, there's plenty of bacon-y, cheesy goodness to go around. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
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Whole Wheat Pecan Waffles

We bought a new waffle maker, and along with it came a recipe. We finally decided to try it, and after a few changes we came up with these delicious waffles. —Sarah Morris, Joplin, Missouri
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Eggs in Purgatory

Tomatoes and red pepper flakes add the zing in these saucy eggs. Serve them with crusty bread or sauteed polenta rounds. —Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Arugula & Mushroom Breakfast Pizza

It's a challenge to be creative with breakfast every morning, and I like to come up with fun foods the kids will love. This is a great recipe for the kids to join in and help make for breakfast. You can also make and freeze it before you add the eggs, then finish baking another day. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia
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Italian Cloud Eggs

Drop egg yolks on nests of whipped Italian-seasoned egg whites, then bake in a cast-iron skillet. Dreamy!—Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin
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Puff Pastry Danishes

Even though they're simple to make, these jam-filled pastries are right at home in a holiday brunch spread. They were my dad's favorite, so the recipe will always be close to my heart. —Chellie Helmke, Jackson Center, Ohio
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Veggie Egg Casserole

A few years ago, I worked in the kitchen at Delaware’s first oncology camp for kids. I ended up making a variety of breakfast casseroles that week, and this is the one the campers loved most. We even used the leftovers to supplement our dinner one evening.
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Blueberry-Cinnamon Campfire Bread

A neighboring camper made a bread so tempting, I had to ask for the details. Here’s my version, best enjoyed with a steaming cup of coffee by the campfire. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Upside-Down Pear Pancake

There’s a pear tree in my yard that inspires me to bake with its fragrant fruit. This upside-down pancake works best with a firm pear, not one that is fully ripe. —Helen Nelander, Boulder Creek, California
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Hash Brown Quiche Cups

Quiche cups are my showstopper potluck dish. Hash browns and Asiago cheese make up the crusts. Eggs, spinach and bacon do the rest. —Nicole Stone, Gilbertville, Iowa
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Slow-Cooker Frittata Provencal

This recipe means that a delectable dinner is ready when I walk in the door from work. The meatless slow cooker meal also makes an elegant brunch for lazy weekend mornings. —Connie Eaton, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Full Garden Frittata

I was cooking for a health-conscious friend and wanted to serve a frittata. To brighten it up, I added leftover bruschetta topping and fresh mozzarella. Now that's breakfast. It's become a favorite among my friends and family, and a staple in my recipe book. —Melissa Rosenthal, Vista, California
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Overnight Maple Oatmeal

I tasted muesli on a trip to Switzerland, and when I came home, I made it my way. Keep things interesting (and avoid midmorning munchies) by adding different fruits and nuts every day. —Maddie Kirk, Springfield, Pennsylvania
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Spicy Hash Brown Waffles with Fried Eggs

Refrigerated hash brown potatoes will help you make quick work of these crunchy waffles. Put out lots of toppings so everyone can design their own. —Nancy Judd, Alpine, Utah
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Southwest Tortilla Scramble

Here’s my version of a deconstructed breakfast burrito that’s actually good for you. Go for hefty corn tortillas in this recipe. Flour ones can get lost in the scramble. —Christine Schenher, Exeter, California
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Chocolate-Peanut Granola Bars

Nutella and peanut butter meet to make some amazing granola bars. People always think they're eating something naughty when I serve these, but the bars are full of oats and healthy fats. —Brenda Caughell, Durham, North Carolina
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Spinach Quiche with Potato Crust

While this recipe is delicious using ingredients exactly as listed, it’s also a smart way to make the most of any leftover potatoes and veggies. Use 2-1/2 cups leftover mashed potatoes and whatever cooked vegetables you have on hand. You can also substitute 1/2 pound Italian sausage for the bacon if you want a heartier quiche. —Heather King, Frostburg, Maryland
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Breakfast Spuds

Here's a dish that has it all—sweet potatoes, eggs, ham and cheese—for a powerful start to the day. —Annie Rundle, Muskego, Wisconsin
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Overnight Cherry-Almond Oatmeal

Would you like breakfast ready for you when the sun comes up? If so, try my hot cereal. It's so simple—just place the ingredients in the slow cooker and turn it on before you go to bed. In the morning, enjoy a healthy, warm and satisfying dish. —Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Asparagus Phyllo Bake

I'm Greek and grew up wrapping everything in phyllo. When asparagus is in season, I bring out the phyllo and start baking. —Bonnie Geavaras-Bootz, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Bacon Breakfast Cups

My son joked about adding bacon to cupcakes. I made bacon cups the next morning. The look on his face was priceless. — Karen Burkett, Reseda, California
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Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

These applesauce pancakes are so good, you just might skip the syrup. They were created for Christmas morning but have since wowed folks at church breakfasts as well as family and friends. The cinnamon is a delightful touch. —Richard DeVore, Gibsonburg, Ohio
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Maple-Bacon Grits Puff

Bacon and maple add salty sweetness to a grits dish that puffs, tastes yummy and is beautiful to look at. — Lotte Washburn, Sebring, Florida

Sue Stetzel
Sue has been working with Taste of Home since 2011. When she isn’t writing, she’s answering your burning cooking questions and working with our team of Community Cooks. She spends her free time cooking, crafting, and volunteering for various organizations in her home town.

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