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41 Easy Low-Calorie Breakfast Recipes

An energizing breakfast doesn’t need to have a ton of calories! These low-calorie breakfasts will keep you full without disrupting your dieting goals!

Start your day the right way with these delicious low-calorie breakfast ideas. You will always have a tempting but healthy recipe to whip up for the most important meal of the day.

From eggs, muffins, and pancakes, to smoothies, bowls, and puddings, this post will give you 41 breakfast choices that are low in calories but super rich in flavor. Enjoy!

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1. Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl

Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl

Source: allnutritious.com

Chickpea flour and vegetable broth are used instead of eggs to make this 30-minute dish vegan.

With onions, mushrooms, parsley, and anti-inflammatory turmeric spice, this healthy dish is a nutritious version of your regular scramble.

Plus, it is free of gluten and dairy, and only 180 calories!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 180
  • Fats: 8.6g
  • Protein: 6.8g
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Sugar: 5.7g

2. Acai Bowl

Acai Bowl

Source: theforkedspoon.com

This easy breakfast smoothie bowl uses banana, berries, yogurt, milk, and frozen Acai puree. Of course, if you live somewhere where Acai berries can be found (fresh or frozen), even better.

Top with your favorite toppings such as granola, nuts, seeds, shaved dark chocolate, coconut, etc., and enjoy your breakfast!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 248
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 29g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 20g

3. Spicy Mushroom Wrap

Spicy Mushroom Wrap

Source: allnutritious.com

By using wholemeal WW tortilla wraps, you can easily whip up this super-filling, Mushroom and veggie breakfast wrap, perfect for a low-calorie diet.

Garlicky mushrooms with spicy yogurt dip accompanied by fresh tomatoes, spinach, and chili peppers. These wraps do not only taste amazing, but they will also keep you full until lunch.

For a less spicy version, omit the chili pepper.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 251
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 31g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Sugar: 6.1g

4. Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Source: beyondthechickencoop.com

Overnight Oats are healthy, fiber-packed, low in calories – and you can make them the night before, so they are ready to go first thing in the morning.

So creamy and versatile, you can top these oats with whatever sweet or crunchy topping comes to mind. Chopped fruit, nuts, and chia seeds are my all-time favorite!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 154
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 26g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 0g

5. Strawberry Chia Pudding

Strawberry Chia Pudding

Source: allnutritious.com

Chia pudding is great for meal prep as it keeps well in the fridge, perfect for those busy mornings when you don’t have time for cooking.

If you’re on an extremely low-calorie diet, you might want to swap the oat milk for almond milk. However, that will provide less fiber and protein.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 250
  • Fats:
  • Protein: 5.7g
  • Carbs:
  • Fiber:
  • Sugar:

6. Breakfast Egg Bake

Breakfast Egg Bake

Source: twokooksinthekitchen.com

This egg bake is one of the most versatile breakfast recipes you will ever find! Use whatever veggies you want, bake however you like (pan, muffin tin, etc.) and breakfast is ready in just over 20 minutes!

For best results, add something crunchy such as peppers, some greens, cheese, and the vital part – onions and eggs.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 144
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

7. Blueberry Chia Pudding

Blueberry Chia Pudding

Source: allnutritious.com

A classic chia pudding with almond milk, vanilla, and maple syrup, topped with a fruity blueberry sauce.

High in fiber and containing 262 calories, this a healthy and convenient breakfast for those who are not counting their carbs.

Love this recipe? Check out these 300 calorie meals.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 262
  • Fats: 9.4g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 42g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 26g

8. Southwest Sweet Potato, Kale, Black Bean Skillet

Southwest Sweet Potato, Kale, Black Bean Skillet

Source: therecipewell.com

Grated sweet potatoes with kale, pepper, garlic, and black beans. How filling and nutritious does that sound?

Perfect with a boiled or poached egg on the side, and even better on its own, this potato skillet dish is a real Southwestern delight.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 293
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 51g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sugar: 5g

9. Avocado Wrap

Avocado Wrap

Source: allnutritious.com

An all-green breakfast wrap with avocados, cucumbers, dill, and some leafy salad. Add some creamy yogurt and pesto, for extra flavor.

It is best if you use Weight Watchers tortillas for this recipe, to keep it low calorie.

So delicious and filling, you cannot even tell how nutritious, and low in calories these wraps are.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 244
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 6.1g
  • Carbs: 27g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Sugar: 1.4g

10. Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

Source: ourwabisabilife.com

Pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, eggs, almond flour, coconut flour, and some honey join forces for a low-calorie and way healthier version than your regular breakfast pancakes.

For a sugar-free version, swap the honey for another sweetener.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 201
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 8g

11. Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Source: allnutritious.com

These nutritious blueberry-loaded breakfast muffins with rolled oats, coconut flour, and almond milk, are the perfect way to start the day. Plus, they make a great breakfast on the go.

The apple cider vinegar should be an indispensable part as it gives them the oomph that makes these muffins so irresistible.

Check out these 200 calorie recipes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 199
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 6.5g
  • Carbs: 22g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Sugar: 10g

12. Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs

Source: rachnacooks.com

This recipe will teach you how to make the perfect low-calorie vegetable scramble.

With onions, tomatoes, cilantro, chili pepper, and lots of garlic, these eggs are flavorful and super spicy.

A definite must-try, even for those who are stocking up on calories.

Check out more low calorie egg recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 180
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

13. Orange Smoothie

Orange Smoothie

Source: allnutritious.com

Creamy and rich in Vitamin C and immune boosting nutrients, this orange smoothie is the perfect thing to gulp down in the morning.

This recipe uses almond milk and honey, but feel free to use whole or oat milk for some more calories, or a sweetener if you do not tolerate sugar well.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 107
  • Fats: 0.8g
  • Protein: 1.6g
  • Carbs: 26g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Sugar: 20g

14. Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie

Source: organicallyaddison.com

Rich in berries, buttery, nutty, and super sweet, this smoothie is the just thing you need to inject a morning energy dose.

With an equal amount of blueberries and blackberries, almond milk, and some creamy almond butter, this four-ingredient recipe is a quick breakfast to have on a busy morning.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 189
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 21g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar:

15. Apple Kiwi Smoothie

Apple Kiwi Smoothie

Source: allnutritious.com

This green smoothie has it all. Sweetness, tropical flavors, creaminess, and iron-boosting spinach to add some more nutrients to your blender.

With a decent protein kick, lots of fiber, and just over 240 calories, you can rest assured that this is a healthy breakfast that will keep you full.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 241
  • Fats: 1.5g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 50g
  • Fiber: 8.5g
  • Sugar: 32g

16. Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Source: suebeehomemaker.com

Cookies for breakfast, anyone? Made with healthy ingredients with lots of healthy fats, this recipe has to be the sweetest nutritious breakfast you’ll ever try.

Crunchy, tender, and with a jam topping, no one will be able to stop after only having one cookie.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 128
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 10g

17. Baked Eggs with Spinach

Baked Eggs with Spinach

Source: allnutritious.com

Egg bake with spinach, onions and a touch of lemon juice, then drizzled with spicy butter and served with a generous dollop of garlicky yogurt.

This spinach egg bake is low in calories and carbs and gluten-free, making it an ideal breakfast choice for most diets and a healthy recipe that won’t spike your blood sugar levels.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 236
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Carbs: 6.8g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Sugar: 2.6g

18. Sous Vide Egg Bites

Sous Vide Egg Bites

Source: bonappeteach.com

If you’ve tried the Starbucks egg bites, you know how delicious they are.

With this copycat recipe, you will make this lovely and creamy egg mixture in jars, and cook until set.

If you don’t have a Sous Vide machine, you can easily prepare this in your Slow Cooker or achieve similar results with a muffin tin.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 170
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g

19. Egg Muffin Cups

Egg Muffin Cups

Source: allnutritious.com

Here is my ultimate egg cup recipe. Loaded with colorful bell peppers, onions, spinach, and broccoli, this high-protein breakfast is super delicious as well.

Just chop the veggies, whisk the eggs, fill up the muffin tin, and bake. Perfect for breakfast on the go, or even refrigerate them for the next day.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 81
  • Fats: 3.7g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 6.1g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Sugar: 2.9g

20. Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole

Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole

Source: recipesfromapantry.com

An Instant Pot breakfast casserole makes a healthy, delicious, and fuss-free breakfast.

In just five minutes of prep time, you can have a low-carb and low-calorie cheesy eggs and veggies breakfast.

The bacon gives incredible crispiness that takes the flavor and texture up a notch. Achieve similar results with diced sausage if you don’t have bacon.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 175
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber:
  • Sugar: 2g

21. Baked Avocado Eggs

Baked Avocado Eggs

Source: lazy-girl.tips

Eggs in avocado halves are a healthy, low-calorie breakfast to have. Besides, being so rich in the healthiest fats, there is nothing but good calories here.

To make, just remove the avocado pit, crack an egg into each half, season with some salt and pepper, bake, and enjoy.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 208
  • Fats: 17g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 0.4g

22. Feta and Asparagus Frittata

Feta and Asparagus Frittata

Source: hungryhealthyhappy.com

This delicious, super cheesy breakfast recipe is low in calories and carbs.

So creamy on your tongue, this crème Fraiche-loaded frittata with nutritious greens such as peas and asparagus.

Plus, it is easily customizable. Just chop whatever veggies you have in your fridge and add them to the mix.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 124
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

23. Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

Source: pointedkitchen.com

This Baked Oatmeal recipe uses banana, blueberries, and maple syrup to accompany the oats and yogurt, but feel free to use whatever fruits and sweetener you prefer.

I suggest you stick to the cinnamon because it adds a nice warmth, but it will taste just as delicious if you use a bit more vanilla instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 175
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 32g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 13g

24. Apple Cinnamon Granola

Apple Cinnamon Granola

Source: natalieshealth.com

With rolled oats, dried apples, and some other fruits, hemp seeds, and walnuts, you can easily whip up your own crunchy, low-calorie jar of granola.

The recipe uses a generous amount of cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a pinch of nutmeg, but feel free to adjust the spices according to your preference.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 221
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 24g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 12g

25. Applesauce Vegan Muffins

Applesauce Vegan Muffins

Source: eatplant-based.com

Applesauce muffins with diced apples and raisins are a sweet, fun, and low-calorie breakfast you will enjoy.

The recipe suggests you add some chopped walnuts to the batter, but you can also use hazelnuts or even almonds.

Rich in warm spices, soft, and moist, these muffins are nothing but fruity sweetness in a cup.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 149
  • Fats: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 18g

26. Matcha Pancakes

Matcha Pancakes

Source: natalieshealth.com

If you are hooked on this green powerhouse powder like I am, then you will love to hear about this ingenious way of using it – in pancake batter.

For deep green color and extra nutrition, add a handful of spinach, too.

The pancakes are made with rolled oats, some hemp seeds, and honey for sweetness.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 163
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7g

27. Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Source: cookingwithmammac.com

With just 25 minutes of cooking time, you can have these sweet blueberry-filled muffins on your breakfast table in no time.

The recipe uses buttermilk, but you can use regular milk with half a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to achieve the same result.

Love these muffins? You might also enjoy these coconut flour muffins.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 158
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 27g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 15g

28. Oatmeal with Mango, Coconut, and Date Syrup

Oatmeal with Mango, Coconut, and Date Syrup

Source: byandreajanssen.com

With tropical flavors, fruity sweetness, and fiber-packed oats, this delicious oatmeal with coconut will give you enough energy to get you ready for your daily chores.

I’d even sprinkle some warm spices like cinnamon on top to bring some more comforting notes to the taste.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 166
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 36g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 29g

29. Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Source: theroastedroot.net

Baked oatmeal with pumpkin puree has to be one of the best breakfast choices for fall.

Add some pumpkin pie spice to the mix for a warm and super comforting taste.

The recipe uses coconut milk, and I suggest you not swap this with another creamy ingredient because it complements the pumpkin perfectly.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 217
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 29g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 11g

30. Sausage Egg Muffins with Spinach

Sausage Egg Muffins with Spinach

Source: hauteandhealthyliving.com

With a handful of simple ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time, these egg muffins are super convenient to make and incredibly filling despite its low calorie content.

With turkey sausage, spinach, and a few splashes of hot sauce for a nice kick, no one will be able to pass

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 97
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

31. Crockpot Oatmeal

Crockpot Oatmeal

Source: suburbansimplicity.com

Do you dream of waking up to a warm, freshly cooked oatmeal?

All you need to do is add your oats, apples, milk, and all the other ingredients to your crockpot and cook on low for 7 hours.

Cinnamon-flavored and buttery smooth, there is nothing but comfort that fills up your tummy in this recipe.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 130
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 24g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 9g

32. Granola

Granola

Source: beamingbaker.com

Five minutes prep and 25 minutes of baking is all it takes for this crunchy and homemade granola mix.

Made with rice crisps, almonds, coconut chips, almond flour, and some spices and sweetener.

Substitute cinnamon and maple syrup for honey and vanilla sugar or whatever flavoring you desire.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 74
  • Fats: 4.7g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Carbs: 7.1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3.6g

33. Vanilla Green Protein Smoothie

Vanilla Green Protein Smoothie

Source: healthyseasonalrecipes.com

With just under 200 calories and loaded with protein and fiber, this yummy drink will give you your dose of nutrients in the most delicious way possible and fill you up almost instantly.

This recipe uses spinach, banana, almond milk, and protein powder, but you can let your imagination wild and use some other ingredients, too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 194
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 34g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 16g

34. Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Source: thefoodblog.net

This tastes more like dessert than breakfast, but, shouldn’t that be the thing to love most about it?

Cacao powder and chia seeds in maple-sweet coconut milk that is vanilla-flavored and incredibly delicious.

I’d top this with some banana slices for an even sweeter indulgence, but that’s just my morning cravings talking.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 218
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 2g

35. Sweet Potato Mushroom Skillet

Sweet Potato Mushroom Skillet

Source: thefoodblog.net

Sweet potato and mushroom bake with shallots and tomatoes, topped with eggs make a comforting and tummy-filling breakfast.

The recipe also uses 1 full tablespoon of chopped basil, but feel free to substitute with your favorite herb.

It takes about 10 minutes to prepare this breakfast, and just 30 more until it’s ready!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 219
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 21g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 6g

36. Roasted Asparagus with Eggs

Roasted Asparagus with Eggs

Source: jerseygirlcooks.com

Roasted asparagus stalks seasoned and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, with a fried egg on top make an easy, protein-packed breakfast.

But as simple as this may seem, this recipe is actually low in calories and carbs, which makes it perfect for most dieters.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 169
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4g

37. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Source: thevgnway.com

Quinoa for breakfast is a hearty and nutritious way to start your day.

With just water, almond milk, and some salt, you can cook quinoa to perfection.

Customize this recipe with your favorite fruit slices, nuts, seeds, spices, honey, or whatever flavors you enjoy eating the most.

Love breakfast bowls? Check out these yogurt bowl recipes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 165
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g

38. Almond Flour Scones

Almond Flour Scones

Source: sweetashoney.co

These crispy, buttery almond scones are gluten-free, Keto, low-carb and low-calorie!

They can be further sweetened by adding some dried fruit to the batter.

For a vegan version, use coconut oil instead of butter. Also, swap the egg for an egg substitute but not the flax option, as the scones will crumble and fall apart.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 232.7g
  • Fats: 21.5g
  • Protein: 7.5g
  • Carbs: 6.7g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Sugar: 1.1g

39. Strawberries and Cream Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

Strawberries and Cream Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

Source: thevgnway.com

Another great quinoa recipe that cooks this grain with some strawberry jam for an ultimately sweet and fruity taste.

Top with your favorite fruit slices and other toppings such as coconut or dark chocolate shavings.

Healthy and super flavorful, this quinoa bowl will give you a nice protein nudge for the day.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 84
  • Fats: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 5g

40. Zucchini Egg Bake

Zucchini Egg Bake

Source: blessthismessplease.com

With just four ingredients this zucchini and onion egg bake will be the protein-loaded, low-calorie savory breakfast you need to energize your morning.

I like to serve this with some olive-oil-drizzled cherry tomatoes and avocado slices on the side.

Add your favorite seasonings if you want to boost the taste a little bit.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 169.8
  • Fats: 9.8g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 6.2g
  • Fiber:
  • Sugar: 3.9g

41. Keto Shakshuka

Keto Shakshuka

Source: lowcarbspark.com

If you love tomatoes with eggs, then you will love this Keto shakshuka.

Sauteed onions and peppers with canned tomatoes, topped with eggs that are cooked until set and the veggies are buttery soft.

With fragrant spices such as paprika and cumin, this is a flavorful recipe without the fattening calories.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 144
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 8g