Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Winter Breakfast Recipes to Get You Through Those Cold Mornings

Avatar

By: Erin Coleman, B.S. - Nutritional Science, R.D., L.D.,

Writer, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

winter breakfast recipes

Looking for some winter breakfast recipes to warm up your mornings?

You've come to the right place!

The recipes below are healthy, mouth-watering, and easy to make.

So grab a cup of coffee or tea and cozy up with our favorite winter breakfast recipes!

How about a hot bowl of soup for lunch? Try these healthy soup recipes!

Our 13 Favorite Winter Breakfast Recipes

Avocado and Eggs on Sweet Potato Toast

This recipe is simple, yet satiating. As impressive as it appears, it's delicious AND nutritious.

Avocado and eggs on sweet potato toast is the perfect warm winter breakfast recipe for your family this season!

Ingredients

  • 2 thin slices of sweet potato
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • A pinch of chili flakes
  • 20 grams of baby spinach
  • 2 eggs, poached

Instructions

  • Place sweet potato slices in a toaster. Toast them until tender and golden (about 2-3 toasting cycles).
  • Mash the ricotta and avocado together in a bowl.
  • Stir in lemon juice and chili flakes.
  • Spread the avocado mixture over the toasted sweet potato slices.
  • Top each slice with spinach and a poached egg.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Servings: 1

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Your entire family will adore this flourless chocolate chip protein muffin winter breakfast recipe!

It's hearty, loaded with essential nutrients, and keeps you full all morning long!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of vanilla or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup of plant milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of nut butter
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease or line a muffin tin and set it aside.
  • Blend the oats in a blender to create fine oat flour.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla in a medium bowl until well-combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the honey and nut butter. Set aside.
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix until a cake-like batter forms.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the mixture into lined muffin tins. Fill them 2/3 full.
  • Place the pan in the oven and cook the muffins for about 18-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.
  • Cool, serve, and enjoy!

Servings: 10-12 muffins

Greek Muffin-Tin Omelets with Feta

This flavorful Greek muffin-tin omelet recipe is nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare.

It's one of the most satiating winter breakfast recipes you'll discover this season!

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3/4 cups of diced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt, divided
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh oregano
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup of low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 cups of spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of Kalamata olives, sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and 1/8 teaspoon of salt.
  • Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, until it begins to soften (about 3 minutes).
  • Add the oregano and bell peppers. Cook until the vegetables get tender and start to brown (about 4-5 minutes).
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the spinach, vegetable mixture, and olives.
  • Divide the mixture among 12 prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake the muffins for about 25 minutes or until they become firm. Let them stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the muffins from the tin, serve, and enjoy!

Servings: 6

JOIN OUR fit mother 30X PROGRAM

FM30X is the first sustainable weight loss program designed exclusively for busy mothers just like you...

LEARN MORE

JOIN OUR FIT MOTHER
30X PROGRAM

JOIN OUR FIT MOTHER 30X PROGRAM

FM30X is the first sustainable weight loss program designed exclusively for *busy* mothers like you...

Learn More  >

Avocado and Smoked Salmon Omelets

This hearty, savory winter breakfast recipe is packed with protein and heart-healthy fats.

Stay full all morning long by choosing an avocado and smoked salmon omelet!

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of low-fat milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 1 ounce of smoked salmon
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped basil

Instructions

  • Beat the eggs with milk and salt in a small bowl.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the egg mixture and cook it until the bottom sets and the center is a little bit runny (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Flip over the omelet and cook until it's set (about 30 more seconds).
  • Transfer the omelet onto a plate. Top it with salmon, avocado, and basil.
  • Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of oil, serve, and enjoy!

Servings: 1

Protein Coffee

Start your morning off right by drinking satiating protein coffee!

It's a simple winter breakfast recipe you won't regret trying!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of vanilla or chocolate whey protein
  • 2 tablespoons of hot water
  • 8 ounces of brewed coffee

Instructions

  • Whisk together the protein powder and hot water until well-combined, creamy, and smooth.
  • Combine the protein mixture with brewed coffee, serve warm, and enjoy!

Servings:1

Protein Banana Pancakes

If you love pancakes, choose protein banana pancakes instead of traditional pancakes this winter season!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of egg whites
  • 1 banana
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1-2 scoops of protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons of flax meal
  • Blueberries for serving (optional)
  • Dark chocolate chips for serving (optional)
  • Nut butter for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender on medium-low speed until well-mixed.
  • Heat a nonstick pan to medium-high heat.
  • Add batter to the pan in small portions (about 1/4 cup in size).
  • Sprinkle with blueberries or dark chocolate chips if you'd like.
  • Cook each pancake until the edges begin to look dry (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Flip the pancake over and cook an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side.
  • Top with peanut butter if you'd like, serve warm, and enjoy!

Servings: 6-9 pancakes

Sweet Potato Kale Frittata

This sweet potato kale frittata dish is as flavorful and delicious as it is nutritious.

It's one of the best winter breakfast recipes you'll find and your family will agree!

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup of half and half
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 cups of sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cups of chopped kale
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 ounces of goat cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Whisk together the eggs, half and half, salt, and pepper.
  • Sauté sweet potatoes in 1 tablespoon of oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat (about 8-10 minutes) until they are golden and tender.
  • Remove potatoes from the heat but keep them warm.
  • Saute the kale, onions, and garlic in 1 tablespoon of oil for about 3-4 minutes until the kale gets tender and wilted.
  • Stir in the potatoes.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly over the vegetables and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the mixture with goat cheese.
  • Bake the egg dish at 350 degrees for about 10-14 minutes until it sets.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Servings: 4

Breakfast Salmon Cakes

Choose a salmon cake recipe for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

It's simple to make but tastes delicious nonetheless!

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can of salmon, drained
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Remove any bones you find in the salmon.
  • Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl and add onions, salmon, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Shape the salmon mixture into 2-ounce patties to make about 7-8 salmon cakes.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Fry each salmon patty for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve hot with fruit or vegetables and avocado slices if you'd like!

Servings: 4

Protein Powder Oatmeal

Instead of traditional oatmeal, consider this protein powder oatmeal recipe.

It's a heart-healthy, protein-rich winter breakfast recipe that warms you up from the inside out!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • Toppings of your choice

Instructions

  • Combine banana slices, oats, and salt in a pot.
  • Add water and stir to combine well.
  • Add vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Heat the mixture over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes until the liquid gets absorbed.
  • Stir the oats while cooking them to ensure the bananas melt into the oats.
  • When the oatmeal gets thick and fluffy, remove it from the heat and add in protein powder. Stir well and add extra water or milk as needed.
  • Place the oatmeal in a bowl and top it with peanut butter, bananas, nuts, seeds, or dark chocolate chips.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Servings: 1

GET YOUR FREE
“FIT MOM” JUMPSTART
(MEAL PLAN + WORKOUT)

Let us show you how you can start losing weight this week! We'll email you our free meal plan & workout + email coaching.

YES! GET MY FREE PLAN

GET YOUR FREE
“FIT MOM” JUMPSTART
(MEAL PLAN + WORKOUT)

Eggs and White Bean Tomato Ragout

Poached eggs and white bean tomato ragout is loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It tastes delicious too!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 ounces of uncured turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons of fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 2 15-ounce cans of fire-roasted tomatoes (with the juice)
  • 2 15-ounce cans of cannellini beans, drained
  • 3/4 cups of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons of white vinegar
  • 4-8 eggs
  • Grated cheddar cheese (optional)
Instructions
  • Warm the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add turkey bacon and saute until it browns (about 3 minutes).
  • Add the rosemary, onion, and red pepper flakes. Sauté the mixture until the onions turn tender (about 5 minutes).
  • Add the tomatoes plus the juice, water, and beans.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until it thickens (about 15 minutes). Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour water into a large pan at a depth of 1 inch.
  • Season the water with salt and 1 teaspoon of vinegar. Bring the liquid to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
  • Break the eggs and gently slip them into the water, one at a time.
  • Simmer gently until the eggs cook for 3-5 minutes. Add more water, salt, and vinegar as needed until all the eggs get cooked.
  • Divide the bean mixture among 4 bowls.
  • Transfer 1-2 eggs to each bowl, top them with cheese and pepper if you'd like, serve, and enjoy!

Servings: 4

Baked Avocados with Eggs

Baked avocado with eggs is a winter breakfast recipe everyone in your family (even the kids) will adore — it's healthy, satiating, and loaded with protein, fiber, and heart-healthy fats!

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 avocados
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional toppings

  • Uncured turkey bacon
  • Goat cheese
  • Chives
  • Cilantro

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Slice the avocados in half, lengthwise.
  • Remove the pit and scoop out part of the avocado to create a larger cavity.
  • place the avocado halves in a baking dish.
  • Gently crack an egg on top of each avocado.
  • Bake them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and toppings as desired.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Servings: 4

Oatmeal and Egg Breakfast Bowls

You can't go wrong when choosing hearty winter breakfast recipes loaded with protein and fiber.

Oatmeal and egg breakfast bowls are satiating, nutritious, savory, and mouth-watering!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of steel-cut oats
  • 2 slices of cooked uncured turkey bacon, chopped
  • 2 cooked eggs
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot sauce for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Cook the oats according to package instructions.
  • Divide the oatmeal into two bowls.
  • Top each with an egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add turkey bacon, scallions, cheese (optional), and hot sauce (also optional) to each bowl.
  • Mix together, serve warm, and enjoy!

Servings: 2

Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Try this simple peanut butter oatmeal recipe during the cold winter months or all year long — it gives you and your family a boost of energy that lasts for hours.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups of water
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 chopped apple (optional)

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil.
  • Stir in the oats and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat (stirring occasionally).
  • Transfer the oatmeal into 2 bowls.
  • Stir in honey (optional), peanut butter, flaxseed, cinnamon, and apples if desired.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Servings: 2

Avatar
Erin Coleman

Writer, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Erin Coleman is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 15 years of freelance writing experience.

She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed her dietetic internship at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Prior to beginning her career in medical content writing, Erin worked as Health Educator for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Internal Medicine.

Her published work appears on hundreds of health and fitness websites, and she’s currently working on publishing her first book! Erin is a wife, and a Mom to two beautiful children.

If you’re a busy mom who wants to finally lose weight, get healthy, and actually keep the pounds off for good, this is the simple program you’ll love sticking to…

Our Fit Mother 30X Program (FM30X) is the answer you’ve been looking for. Inside FM30X, you’ll receive:

  • The simple & delicious Fit Mother Meal Plan with easy recipes for you and your family.
  • The metabolism-boosting Fit Mother 30X Workout (under 90 min/week) to kickstart your metabolism for fast fat burning.
  • VIP email coaching where we’ll personally walk you through the program.
Learn More About FM30X

If you’re a busy mom who wants to finally lose weight, get healthy, and actually keep the pounds off for good, this is the simple program you’ll love sticking to…

Our Fit Mother 30X Program (FM30X) is the answer you’ve been looking for. Inside FM30X, you’ll receive:

  • The simple & delicious Fit Mother Meal Plan with easy recipes for you and your family.
  • The metabolism-boosting Fit Mother 30X Workout (under 90 min/week) to kickstart your metabolism for fast fat burning.
  • VIP email coaching where we’ll personally walk you through the program.
Learn More About FM30X

*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on winter breakfast recipes.

Join Fit Father 30X

The World’s First Weight Loss Program for Men 40+

Lose Weight. Keep it Off.

Fit Mother Project Fact-Checking Standards

Our Fit Mother Project Team’s deepest commitment is to helping you live healthier for both yourself and your family. And when it comes to online content, integrity and trust is everything. That’s why our Fit Mother Project staff-writers are all trained professionals in the field of health and wellness (registered dieticians, licensed personal trainers, and licensed physicians) – see the full team here. We rigorously run all of our articles through a rigorous editorial process to ensure the accuracy, simplicity, and utility of the information. And we aren’t just a team of “academics” sitting in an ivory tower. We are real people – with jobs, responsibilities, and families – working hard in the trenches and testing our tips & methods out to make sure you can stay healthy for family.

Here is what you can expect from us on our Fit Mother Blog and YouTube channel:

  1. All of our content is written and reviewed by licensed health professionals (dieticians, personal trainers, doctors).
  2. In nearly all of our articles, we link to published research studies from the most respected peer-reviewed medical & health journals.
  3. We include research-based videos to accompany our articles to make it easier for you to consume our content, put it into action, and see results.
  4. Inside our articles & videos, we do promote our free meal plans, workouts, and/or paid programs, because we know they have the potential to change your life.
  5. We openly take feedback here on our contact page. We welcome your content suggestions… and even feedback on grammar (we’d like to thing that we’re pretty OK at spelling and “stuff”).
  6. Above all, we are a community of likeminded men and women committed to living healthier. We do not advocate any health advice that we wouldn’t personally implement with our families. Because as far as we’re concerned, you’re our family too.

Thanks for checking out the blog. We can’t wait to support you toward greater health, energy, and vitality.

– The Fit Mother Project Team

 

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy