30 Cozy and Delicious Breakfast Ideas for Fall Mornings

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Start your day off right with a warm and satisfying meal. As the air gets chilly and autumn sets in, take advantage of the abundance of fresh and healthy ingredients that pair perfectly with fragrant spices. Think pumpkins, apples, cinnamon and nutmeg. These nutritious and flavorful foods are not only delicious but also support your weight loss goals. Check out our selection of cozy fall breakfast ideas, including pancakes, egg dishes, muffins, and cinnamon rolls. These recipes are loaded with flavor and will keep you on track. Don’t miss out on these seasonal treats!

1. Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon French Toast

With an air fryer, you can make crisp French toast in minutes and avoid cleaning up a mess afterwards. We start whole wheat bread, so you get plenty of fiber to fill you up. A simple topping of warmed apples and cinnamon makes this breakfast naturally sweet and extra tasty.

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2. Turkey Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

Turkey Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

This dish can feed a whole family or set you up with extra servings of a healthy, filling breakfast to enjoy for days to come. The turkey sausage is as savory as the standard kind, but it’s lower in saturated fat. You get even more protein from real eggs, plus powerful vitamins and minerals from the sweet potatoes, kale and red bell peppers.

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3. Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes

healthy pumpkin pancakes

Give your breakfast a boost of fall flavor and nutrition with this variation on the classic pancake. It features oat flour with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices for a rich taste and light texture. Maple syrup in the batter ensures the pancakes are sweet but contain no refined sugars.

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4. Carrot Cake Overnight Oats Parfait

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats Parfait

If you woke up in the morning to a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert, would that be the best way ever to start your busy day? Here’s how to make it happen: Before you go to bed, fill a jar with rolled oats, almond milk, freshly grated carrots and cinnamon. Top that with a layer of protein-rich Greek yogurt, walnuts, cinnamon and honey. While you sleep, the oats tenderize and the flavors merge. When you get up in the morning, your fall-inspired parfait is ready to enjoy.

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5. Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Egg Bites

Roasted Onion and Gruyere Egg Bites

When you don’t have time to make an omelet, but you still want the protein power you get from fresh eggs, whip up these egg bites for the week. They include creamy Gruyere cheese and sweet and savory onions, so they’re loaded with flavor and satisfaction. The recipe makes 12 bites, which is enough to share with family and still have plenty left over for your future breakfasts.

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6. Cranberry Orange Ricotta Crepes

Cranberry Orange Ricotta Crepes

Crepes are like thin, light pancakes that you can fill with sweet or savory ingredients. We love them stuffed with creamy ricotta cheese that’s flavored with orange zest. They’re topped with a sauce made from cranberries, a fall staple that’s sweet, tart and packed with nutrition.

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7. Instant Pot Breakfast Cereal

Instant Pot Breakfast Cereal

Hot cereal warms you up from the inside out on a cold morning. For a breakfast that will stick to your ribs, try quinoa, the high-protein grain, along with steel-cut oats. The flavor comes from cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, vanilla extract, maple syrup and diced apples. With the Instant Pot, your breakfast cooks while you get ready for your day.

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8. Roasted Pear Porridge

Roasted Pear Porridge

Porridge is a cozy hot cereal that’s perfect for chilly mornings. We like to take its flavor up a notch with a freshly roasted pear. While the fruit is caramelizing in the oven, you simmer rolled oats in a pot with almond milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Serve it with half of a roasted pear and chopped hazelnuts for a simple yet elegant morning meal.

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9. Sweet Potato Hash Power Bowl

sweet potato hash power bowl

A power bowl is a complete meal in one dish. This breakfast bowl features a base of diced sweet potatoes, onions and peppers seasoned with chili powder and garlic powder. It’s topped with avocado slices for healthy fats and an egg for protein. You’ll feel full for hours after eating it!

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10. 3-Ingredient Maple Pecan Cream Cheese Spread

Maple Pecan Cream Cheese

This easy topping gives your whole wheat toast a sweet and savory flavor. You start with low-fat cream cheese and blend it with maple syrup for sweetness. Pecans add healthy fats and a bit of crunch. Make it even tastier with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, which are unlimited Free foods when you’re losing weight with a Nutrisystem plan.

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11. Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Air Fryer Apple Fritter

When you’re craving a donut with your morning coffee or tea, this apple fritter will hit the spot. They’re made with high-fiber whole wheat flour, nonfat milk, fresh apples and cinnamon. The fritters cook in the air fryer, not in a boiling vat of oil. However, they still come out crisp on the outside yet warm and fluffy on the inside.

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12. Slow Cooker Quinoa Carrot Breakfast Bowl

Slow Cooker Quinoa Carrot Breakfast Bowl

Make a batch of this hearty dish and you’ll be ready for any morning when you need to really fuel up. The quinoa has a light nutty taste and a texture like oatmeal, and it loads you up with protein and fiber. Add shredded carrots, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut and walnuts, and your bowl will be bursting with flavor.

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13. Mushroom and Spinach Egg Bake

Mushroom and Spinach Egg Bake

Start your day with a high-protein meal that comes with a healthy supply of essential nutrients. Along with the eggs, this dish has cheddar and cottage cheese for creaminess and more protein. We love it with mushrooms and spinach, but you can use just about any non-starchy veggies you like.

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14. Vegetable Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Vegetable Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Quiche is a warm, filling breakfast. However, it can be a lot of work. This recipe solves that problem with an easy-to-prepare crust of thin sweet potato slices that crisp up in the oven. A filling made with eggs, cheddar cheese and your pick of non-starchy vegetables delivers the fluffy, creamy texture and savory flavor you expect from quiche.

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15. Cran Apple Chia Jam

Cran Apple Chia Jam

Jelly and jam turn plain toast into a sweet morning treat. Cut the added sugar and whip up our simple, wholesome version. This chia jam has the nutrient power of real cranberries and apples. It’s easy to make in about 15 minutes!

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16. Baked Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins

Baked Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins

The payload of fiber in oatmeal can keep you feeling full all morning, but you may not always have time to make and eat it. Each of these muffins is like a bowl of oatmeal you can munch on the go. They’re flavored with tart cranberries, orange zest and cinnamon, but you can make them with your favorite berries and seasonings. Meal prep a batch to enjoy all week!

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17. Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl

How about a taste of pumpkin pie for breakfast? This bowl starts with frozen bananas whipped until creamy with pumpkin puree, nonfat milk and pumpkin pie spices. Top the mixture with your choice of smoothie bowl toppings such as chopped nuts, granola and dried cranberries.

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18. Apple Pecan Yogurt Toast

Apple Pecan Yogurt Toast

Custard toast is a popular way to start the day. This autumn version keeps things light with a creamy topping made with nonfat plain Greek yogurt and eggs, so it’s healthier but just as satisfying. It’s blended with chopped apples and pecans to give you complementary flavors and a hint of crunch in every bite.

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19. Easy Sweet Potato Pancakes

Easy Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet potatoes are one of our favorite ingredients for healthy meals because they’re high in fiber, vitamin A and potassium. They’re also versatile and you can use them in a wide range of dishes, such as these fluffy and flavorful pancakes. Cinnamon and nutmeg in the batter give them the taste of autumn!

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20. Swiss Chard, Onion and Mushroom Frittata

Swiss Chard, Onion and Mushroom Frittata

A frittata is a sophisticated way to serve eggs that’s surprisingly easy to make. This recipe includes super-nutritious Swiss chard, a leafy green vegetable that tastes similar to spinach, along with zesty onions and meaty mushrooms. Tangy Swiss cheese adds a melty texture that holds it all together.

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21. Maple Banana Oatmeal

Maple Banana Oatmeal

Turn your ordinary bowl of oatmeal into a hot breakfast you’ll crave this fall. Simply blend in maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla extract as you’re cooking the oats in creamy almond milk. Heating banana slices in coconut oil caramelizes them and brings out their flavor. This dials up their natural sweetness while softening their texture. Add them to the top of your oatmeal along with chopped pecans and you’ll start the day with a filling and balanced meal.

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22. Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Looking to include cinnamon rolls in your weight loss plan? We have great news! This recipe features whole wheat flour and fresh apples, rich in fiber. Top this apple pie inspired breakfast with a drizzle of homemade cream cheese glaze for extra sweetness.

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23. Veggie Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Veggie Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Quinoa, the high-fiber, high-protein grain, is the powerful foundation of this dish. It also includes cottage cheese for even more protein and a creamy texture. Mix in your choice of sauteed non-starchy vegetables, such as spinach and mushrooms, to give your fall breakfast even more essential nutrients.

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24. Healthy Pumpkin Scones with Maple Vanilla Frosting

Healthy Pumpkin Scones with Maple Vanilla Frosting

Scones are a delicious companion to your morning coffee or tea. This version is made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices for the flavors of fall. The simple maple vanilla frosting is lightly sweet but not overpowering.

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25. Apple Pie Yogurt Parfait

Apple Pie Yogurt Parfait

You can have a taste of pie and a parfait for breakfast! Start with a layer of protein-rich Greek yogurt spiced with cinnamon, then top that with apple chunks that have been warmed, softened and seasoned with nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Repeat the layers once or twice, then finish with a sprinkling of crushed nuts for even more protein.

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26. Easy Whole Wheat Cinnamon Bagels

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Making healthy bagels is surprisingly simple and you can enjoy them while you’re losing weight. These are made with whole wheat flour, so they’re high in fiber. For flavor, we add cinnamon and sweet raisins, keeping the calorie count down without compromising on satisfaction.

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27. 3-Step Savory Herb Muffins

savory herb muffins

Most muffins are so unhealthy, you might as well be eating cupcakes for breakfast. We make these muffins with ingredients like Greek yogurt, rolled oats and sweet potato puree, so they’re nutritious and satisfying. Herbs such as thyme, sage and garlic ensure they have flavor worth waking up for.

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28. Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Homemade Sweet Apple Cider Donuts

Fall is here, and what better way to embrace the season than biting into a warm, homemade apple cider donut? Our Baked Apple Cider Donut recipe allows you to enjoy this nostalgic treat at home, in a healthier way. Stay on track with your weight loss plan while satisfying your sweet tooth and nourishing your body with wholesome goodness.

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29. Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Cozy up to our delicious and nutritious banana bread! This fall, we’ve got the perfect twist for you with our pumpkin-infused version. Made with real pumpkin puree, maple syrup and a blend of warm spices like cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, this bread is bursting with flavor and moisture. Indulge in a slice of this super satisfying fall breakfast today!

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30. Classic Cinnamon Rolls

Classic Cinnamon Rolls

Indulge in the irresistible delight of homemade cinnamon rolls to make your fall mornings even sweeter! This timeless breakfast treat is a must-have for any scrumptious brunch. While traditional cinnamon rolls may not align with your healthy weight loss goals, fear not! Our talented recipe developers have concocted a wholesome and fiber-rich alternative that bursts with incredible flavors. Get ready to savor this guilt-free twist on a classic cinnamon roll recipe!

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