40 Easy Breakfast Ideas with 5 Ingredients or Less

Who says breakfast has to be complicated? With just five ingredients or fewer, these quick and easy breakfast recipes are super simple to make.

When it’s the morning, sometimes you don’t always have an ample amount of time to make the best breakfast. This is where these easy breakfast recipes come in handy. Lucky for you, these easy and no-fuss breakfast ideas are quick as they are delicious. Want something sweet like a yogurt parfait? We’ve got that. In the mood for something savory and rich? There are classic recipes here like omelets, breakfast sausage and even grab-and-go options. Trust us, we’ve got something for everybody.

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Sausage & Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

This tasty breakfast casserole is the perfect savory way to start your day. Preparing it ahead gave me more time to finish setting up your breakfast spread.
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Ham and Swiss Omelet

This yummy omelet is the savory thing you need to get a pep in your step. The addition of cheese makes it even more decadent.
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Rise and Shine Parfait

Start your day with something sweet! This fruit, yogurt and granola parfait is so easy to make. You can always add even more fresh fruit like blackberries or cherries.
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Stuffed Ham & Egg Bread

This comforting stuffed bread is full of cheesy goodness. The French bread loaf pairs well with ham and eggs. Feel free to substitute with other meats like turkey bacon or sausage.
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Italian Cloud Eggs

Egg yolks on nests of whipped, Italian-seasoned egg whites will offer you the breakfast of your dreams. It’s almost too pretty to eat!
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Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

Who says you can’t enjoy sweet potatoes for breakfast? Top them with breakfast favorites like cheese and protein to power up your morning.
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Fruity Waffle Parfaits

Waffles are a breakfast staple and this recipe doesn’t disappoint. This take on a classic offers you even more textures and flavors with yogurt and fresh strawberries.
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Waffle Sandwich

Breakfast for lunch or dinner? It’s a definite yes when the recipe’s this easy! For an extra crunch and protein, add pistachios or almonds.
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Cornflake-Coated Crispy Bacon

If you think regular bacon is the best thing to have for breakfast, think again. Cornflake-coated bacon strips are perfectly crispy and are easy to whip up in a matter of minutes.
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Cream Cheese & Chive Omelet

Make no mistake, this isn’t your ordinary, boring omelet. With cream cheese and chives, every bite will be bursting with savory, creamy goodness.
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Rhubarb Compote with Yogurt & Almonds

This tart, yet sweet, dish is a great way to use leftover yogurt and any fruit you need to get rid of. Feel free to top with more toppings like chopped pecans or shredded coconut.
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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

These pancakes have less sodium per serving than other pancakes made from mixes. Decrease sodium even further by stretching the mix with banana, oats and walnuts.
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Breakfast Bread Bowls

The best part about these cool-looking and convenient bread bowls is that you can fill them with whatever you want! No matter if you’re a veggie lover or carnivore, you can mix and match for the picky eaters in your family.
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Almond-Vanilla Yogurt Parfaits

This crunchy and creamy parfait makes a perfect option when you want dessert for breakfast. You can also make this overnight, so you can grab-and-go in the early morning.
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Marmalade French Toast Sandwiches

These comforting sandwiches are a great way to mix up your breakfast meals. Plus, they are surprisingly easy to make with no fuss.
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Spinach-Mushroom Scrambled Eggs

With the mix of spinach and mushrooms, you’re in for a morning treat. Plus, these eggs will have you feeling energized in no time.
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Eggs & Chorizo Wraps

Spicy sausage, eggs and cheese come together beautifully in a wrap. It’s perfect for early mornings when you don’t have much time to spare.
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Toad in a Hole

This unique breakfast is a fun and filling meal. Top with butter and maple syrup and serve with fresh fruit.
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No-Bake Cereal Bars

With two kinds of cereal and creamy peanut butter, these bars could be dessert! Kids will especially love these easy bars for school.
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Maple-Bacon Grits Puff

This dish has everything you could want for breakfast. The maple syrup also adds a touch of sweetness.
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Southwest Tortilla Scramble

If you want a burrito without the added carbs, try this scramble! It’s even better topped with a dollop of sour cream, hot sauce, bacon bits and, of course, all the cheese you want.

Psst! Explore more of our favorite breakfast burrito recipes.

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Feta Scrambled Egg Wraps

This dish is super easy to make and won’t take you too long. It’s healthy too, and is packed with protein.
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Blueberry Muffin French Toast

We all love French toast for mornings when you want to stay in bed. Try this elevated blueberry French toast for an easy twist on a classic.
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Yogurt & Honey Fruit Cups

This tasty combo of fresh fruit and creamy orange-kissed yogurt is guaranteed to disappear fast from your breakfast table.
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Overnight Cherry-Almond Oatmeal

This recipe is so easy to make the night before. Just make hot cereal and add your toppings. In the morning, you’ll be happy you won’t have to do anything but enjoy it.
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Chorizo Salsa Omelet

Just a few ingredients jazz up a basic omelet and make it delish! The salsa adds a spicy kick to the omelet.
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Berries in Yogurt Cream

With simple ingredients like fresh yogurt and fruit, your tastebuds will be thanking you whenever you make this delicious parfait.
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Andouille Sausage Hash

You can throw this meal together in a snap! No one will know it took you less than 30 minutes because it tastes so great.
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Star-Spangled Parfaits

Even when it’s not the Fourth of July, you can still enjoy a red, white and blue treat. The strawberries and blueberries are bursting with sweetness.
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Baked Egg & Stuffing Cups

Use leftover stuffing for cute-as-can-be baked egg cups for a quick breakfast. They’re great for a cozy, sit-down brunch with family.
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Fresh Corn Omelet

This is a wonderfully summery omelet that will please even the carnivores in your household. The corn in this dish adds an unexpected sweetness.
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Pecan Bacon

This recipe offers a sweet take on bacon. With crunchy pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon this is sure to be a welcomed surprise for anyone who gets a taste.
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Grits & Bacon Casserole

Grits is a southern classic and it makes for an even better meal in this casserole. This is an easy breakfast to whip up for your household or a fun brunch gathering.
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Peanut Butter-Banana Yogurt Parfaits

We can’t think of a better combination than vanilla yogurt, bananas and peanut butter. This parfait will taste like dessert in a cup. Kids and adults alike will love it and eagerly eat it up.
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Easy Gingerbread Pancakes

Make pancakes even more fun with the addition of spices and molasses. It’s going to taste like the holidays with every bite.
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Brunch-Style Portobello Mushrooms

This breakfast will make you ready to go for the day. With simple ingredients like mushrooms and bacon, this easy breakfast idea will be a new staple for you.
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Spanish Omelet

With warm refried beans, salsa and shredded cheese, this dish is full of flavor. Plus, it will only take you 15 minutes flat. It’s easy, tasty and spicy.
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Cuban Breakfast Sandwiches

These warm, energy-boosting sandwiches are such a great breakfast option. They will leave you feeling full for hours and are great for traveling.
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Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

You’ll love the perfect blend of sweet and citrus in this refreshing smoothie. It’s so easy to throw together, and makes a tasty breakfast or a midday snack.
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Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

Ditch blueberry pancakes or chocolate chip cakes for something unique. These cinnamon applesauce pancakes are sweet, sugary and satisfying.

Lauren Jarvis-Gibson
Lauren Jarvis-Gibson is currently an Assistant Editor at Taste of Home. Since 2018, her writing has been published in publications like Allure, Teen Vogue, HuffPost and more. She now has published two poetry books that are available on Amazon. Lauren loves every kind of pasta known to man and can be found singing Taylor Swift songs all day long.