7 Creative And Healthy Winter Breakfasts You’ll Love

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Embrace the winter chill with a comforting start to your day: a healthy winter breakfast. The right blend of deliciousness and nutrition will make your mornings something to look forward to.

So, let’s explore the best DIY winter breakfasts for a warm treat this winter. They’ll come in handy whether you’re fixing breakfast at home or planning a dreamy winter cabin getaway.

Read more below to discover a variety of options that not only tantalize your tastes buds, but will also keep you energized throughout the day.

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Enjoy a healthy winter breakfast.

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7 DIY Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Day in Winter

As the temperature drops this winter, nothing warms you up like a hearty and nourishing home-cooked breakfast. However, with darker mornings and chillier weather, it can be easier to reach for something quick and straightforward instead of preparing a homemade meal for healthy winter breakfast.

But starting your day right is crucial during colder months, especially when you need the energy and nutrition to tackle everything on your to-do list. Whether that’s a day in the office or out snowshoeing, you’ll want to plan a good breakfast.

Here are some favorite DIY breakfast ideas that are healthy and satisfying. From overnight oats to baked egg cups, these recipes will give you breakfast inspiration to power through even the dreariest of winter weeks.

Breakfast Ideas To Start Your Day In Winter 

As the winds are getting colder, having a warm and nourishing meal is essential to start your day. And while it’s easy to fall into a rut with your breakfast routine, it’s also the perfect time to experiment with new ideas.

Here are seven delicious and healthy winter breakfast ideas for winter that you can easily make at home. 

1. Oatmeal Bowls

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An oatmeal bowl is a warm and nutritious healthy breakfast option.

Oatmeal is a classic winter breakfast that is both warming and nutritious. Start with plain rolled oats and add whatever toppings you like!

Some tasty ideas include:

  • Sliced bananas
  • Chopped nuts
  • Cherries
  • Dried fruits
  • A drizzle of honey, maple syrup, or THC syrup (if that’s your jam)

If you want to mix it up, add a tablespoon of peanut butter for extra protein, or swap out the oats for quinoa or farro.

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2. Breakfast Burritos

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Fill a breakfast burrito with a satisfying mix, like eggs, black beans, and salsa.

A breakfast burrito is a perfect way to start your day with a filling and satisfying meal.

Start with a whole-grain tortilla and fill it with:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Black beans
  • Avocado
  • Salsa

For a Mediterranean twist, you could add spinach, mushrooms, or cherry tomatoes.

3. Smoothie Bowls

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Smoothies topped with fresh fruit are a delicious option and full of nutrients.

Smoothie bowls are delicious and a great way to pack in a ton of nutrients.

Here’s an easy process for creating the best smoothie bowls.

  1. Start with a base of frozen fruit (bananas, berries, or mango work well)
  2. Add in some spinach or kale for some greens
  3. Blend it with a liquid of your choice (almond milk, coconut water, or orange juice)
  4. Top it with granola, chia seeds, or shredded coconut

Enjoy!

4. Breakfast Sandwiches

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Choose healthy ingredients and good bread for a delicious breakfast sandwhich.

Elevate your breakfast sandwich game using whole-grain bread and loading it with healthy and delicious ingredients. What’s better than a breakfast sandwich?

Here are some exceptionally delish combinations:

  • Scrambled eggs, topped with sliced avocado, smoked salmon, and a sprinkle of feta cheese.
  • Ham, melted cheese, and sliced tomato

You’ll never go wrong when you choose good quality, whole-food ingredients sandwiched between delicious breads. Yum!

5. Homemade Granola

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It’s easier than you think to make homemade granola.

Making your own granola is a fantastic way to control the sugar content and add your favorite flavors. It’s easier than you think.

  1. Start with a base of rolled oats
  2. Add in your favorite nuts, seeds, and dried fruit
  3. Mix with some oil, honey, or maple syrup
  4. Bake in the oven until crispy and golden.

You can use it as a topping on your smoothie bowls or oatmeal, or enjoy it as a snack.

6. Chia Seed Pudding

chia seed pudding
Chia seed pudding is quick to make and so rich and creamy – without the guilt.

Chia seed pudding is a healthy and indulgent breakfast option that only takes a few minutes to make.

  1. Start by soaking chia seeds in almond or coconut milk
  2. Let this combination sit (refrigerated) for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  3. Add in some vanilla extract, maple syrup, and cinnamon for flavor.
  4. Top with fresh fruit and a drizzle of nut butter for an extra treat.

7. Greek Yogurt Bowls

Greek yogurt is a fantastic protein and calcium source, making for an excellent base for a delicious breakfast bowl.

Simply start with plain yogurt, and add in your favorite fruits, chopped nuts, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Try banana, pomegranate, or berries to mix things up.

Finally, add some dark chocolate chips or a dollop of homemade Nutella for a more indulgent option.

Final Thoughts on Healthy Winter Breakfast

Starting your day with a nutritious and delicious breakfast is essential any time of year, but especially during the colder months. With these seven DIY breakfast ideas, you’ll never be bored with your morning routine again.


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About Jackie Gately, editor-IN-CHIEF

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