13 Easy Egg Recipes for Busy Mornings

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13 Easy Egg Recipes for Busy Mornings

Are you an egg lover? Eggs are a nutrient-dense, complete protein that are a great addition to any morning meal. Check out the 5 reasons why we love eggs, and then whip up these delicious recipes. Whether you’ve got plenty of time on your hands or you’re a jet-settin’ busy bee, our collection of 13 egg recipes will make you one egg-static eater!

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1. Mini Whole Wheat Egg Sandwich | 24 Carrot Life
Try this mini whole wheat egg sandwich that you can make ahead of time and reheat for a quick breakfast. Cheesy egg and ham patties sandwiched between a flaky whole wheat green onion biscuit will surely make you smile. You can also add tomato, spinach, avocado or any of your favorite veggies to the mix. Recipe makes 12 servings at 1 egg patty and 1 whole-wheat biscuit each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 178; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 90mg; Sodium: 735mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 8g

2. Slow Cooker Bacon, Egg & Hash Brown Casserole | Elle Penner, MyFitnessPal Registered Dietitian 
This slow cooker breakfast casserole features fluffy eggs and hash brown potatoes studded with pieces of thick-cut bacon topped with cheddar cheese. An added bonus? You can just as easily eat leftovers for lunch and dinner as you would for breakfast. Recipe makes 8 servings at approximately 1 cup each. 

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 342; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 10g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 357mg; Sodium: 648mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 2g; Protein 21g

3. Broccoli & Cheese Egg Muffin | Budget Girl
Broccoli and cheese egg muffins are an easy, healthy breakfast food. They’re great to make ahead of time and put in the freezer. During the week, take one out of the freezer then warm in the microwave or toaster oven for a great grab-and-go breakfast. These small, cheesy egg muffins are only about 73 calories a piece so you’ll certainly need to eat more than one (or add other breakfast foods into the mix)—not a bad problem to have! Recipe makes 12 servings at 1 small egg muffin each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 73; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 75mg; Sodium: 143mg; Carbohydrate: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 6g

4. Stuffed Bell Pepper Eggs | Steps 2 Nutrition
A handful of simple ingredients like eggs, salsa, spinach and onion are served nestled in a red bell pepper shell then baked to delicious perfection. This meal idea is high in protein and low in carbs, but you can always enjoy it with a piece of fruit. Recipe makes 1 serving at 1 stuffed bell pepper. Nutrition info is for 2 whole eggs (yolk + white) and 2 egg whites, but you can modify it any way you want.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 226; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 370mg; Sodium: 509mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 6g; Protein:22g

5. BLT Egg Bagel Sandwiches | Tina’s Chic Corner
The traditional BLT (bacon-lettuce-tomato) sandwich is remade with a breakfast twist in this recipe for BLT egg bagel sandwiches. Crispy bagels are topped with center-cut bacon, fried egg, cheese, sweet tomatoes and lettuce. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 bagel sandwich each. Want to cut down on carbs? Make this an open-faced sandwich and use only 1/2 bagel per serving. To trim saturated fat, we suggest using center-cut bacon (nutrition info reflects this) or even Canadian bacon.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 397; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 236mg; Sodium: 622mg; Carbohydrate: 42g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 20g

6. Homemade Breakfast Hot Pockets | Running to the Kitchen
If you’ve got a hankering for hot pockets, you can now make your own. This recipe uses store-bought pizza dough and combines it with eggs, sweet bell peppers, chicken sausage and onion to make cozy breakfast hot pockets. They’re perfect for a healthy breakfast on the go and are way better for you than the store-bought variety.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 229; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 82mg; Sodium: 458mg; Carbohydrate: 33g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 11g

 

TWENTY MINUTES TO SPARE

7. Easy Baked Egg & Ham Tortilla | Maebells
Quick, easy and full of protein! You’ve just been introduced to one of our new favorite go-to breakfasts. These baked egg-and-ham tortillas are ready in just 15 minutes—including prep. Get creative and adapt the recipe to use what you have on hand. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 egg-and-ham tortilla each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 271; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 245mg; Sodium: 621mg; Total Carbohydrate: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 22g

8. Poached Egg + Crispy Prosciutto Avocado Toast | Elle Penner, MyFitnessPal Registered Dietitian 
It’s easy to experience a sugar crash after breakfast. The coffee, banana, bagel and other quick fixes we grab in the morning can leave us feeling tired instead of energized. Think about where else can you squeeze in the fat and protein that adds balance to your morning meal. Here’s a sugar-proof idea: poached egg and crispy prosciutto avocado toast. It takes a little prep work but only 7 minutes to put together. With zero grams of added sugar, you’ll be out the door, feeling better after a balanced breakfast.

Nutrition (per serving):Calories: 273; Total Fat: 6 g; Saturated Fat: 3 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g; Cholesterol: 195 mg; Sodium: 661 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 22 g; Dietary Fiber: 5 g; Sugars: 4 g; Protein: 15 g

9. Spinach and Cheese Omelet | Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook
Got a hankering for some perfectly cooked omelets? Check out this recipe featuring a simple spinach and cheese omelet. Omelets are a versatile breakfast food so sub in your favorite veggies if spinach isn’t your cup of tea. Recipe makes 1 serving at 1 omelet each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 190; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 432mg; Sodium: 319mg; Carbohydrate: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein 15g

10. Open-Faced Broiled Egg, Spinach and Tomato Sandwich | Lose Weight the Low-Carb Way
This open-faced sandwich has nothing to hide! Once you crunch into the toasty English muffin, spinach, tomatoes, egg and lightly browned mayo, you’ll be well on your way to a balanced breakfast. The best part is you’ll get to share the other half of your English muffin with someone else. Sharing is caring! Recipe makes 1 serving at 1 sandwich each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 201; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 195mg; Sodium: 423mg; Total Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 10g

11. Egg and Hummus Breakfast Wrap | Eating Bird Food
This quick and healthy breakfast recipe features an egg and veggie scramble wrapped in a whole-grain tortilla. Hummus, feta and sun-dried tomato make this a Mediterranean-inspired breakfast wrap. Recipe makes 1 serving at 1 wrap each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 300; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 193mg; Sodium: 574mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 5g; Protein 21g

12. Kale & Egg Scramble | Kalyn’s Kitchen
Kale and eggs are a winning combination, especially in this recipe for kale and egg scramble. This yummy take on breakfast boosts your daily dose of vitamins A and C in addition to supplying you with satisfying protein and fat. Recipe makes 6 servings.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 212; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 441mg; Sodium: 592mg; Carbohydrate: 4g; Dietary Fiber:1 g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 20g

13. Fluffy Scrambled Egg with Avocado Feta | The Iron You
Easy, fluffy scrambled eggs are buffed up with creamy avocado and feta in this delicious recipe. Just add your favorite seasoning or herbs, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then serve with your favorite side of veggies. Recipe makes 2 servings.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 353; Total Fat: 30g; Saturated Fat: 9g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 447mg; Sodium: 535mg; Carbohydrate: 7g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 15g

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  • tomfen

    When are you guys going to stop listing just names and provide actual RECIPES? Where are the step by step instructions on how to make these meals? Or are we just supposed to guess them?

    • Kelly

      Sweetie, you click on the title and it brings you to a page with the recipe.

      • Kris

        Sweetie?

        That’s a bit patronising isn’t it, babe.

        • Amy Mittelstedt

          I agree…I’m sure the intention was good though. I wouldn’t like someone calling me sweetie though.

  • alainn09

    Some of these sound tasty but seem outrageously high in sodium. The egg and broccoli muffins didn’t seem too bad but not very filling I would think…oh well the search continues.

    • misskya1108

      I was going to say the exact same thing I’m on a low sodium diet

    • Chelsey

      They’re actually incredibly filling. Maybe try them before making assumptions.

      • alainn09

        planned on it. thanks grumpy gus! 🙂

    • Amy Mittelstedt

      Its really sad that you can’t even express your personal opinion about something with out some grumpy jerk attacking you.

  • leah

    Roasted turkey. Sandwich

  • sally

    Some of the recipe images are so big that it doesn’t fit into a mobile phone screen.

  • christiann

    I have been loving me some egg sandwiches for breakfast lately. I use 1 slice whole grain bread, 1 egg (scrambled or fried. Sometimes i just use the white), a wedge of Laughing Cow spread like butter, and some greens. At less than 300 calories, it is quite filling.

  • anonymous

    The broccoli & egg muffins are actually great and are low in carbohydrates.

  • anonymous

    The broccoli & egg muffins are actually great and are low in carbohydrates.

  • Stargazerlily17

    LOL you all sound like me when i am on my diet, oscar the grouch! Lighten up, life’s too short not to laugh at ourselves and others. Call me anything but late for dinner.

  • Gina

    I make a delicious coddled egg every morning. In the microwave, I melt ½ tsp butter with a pinch of each: salt, pepper, powdered mushrooms, powdered chipotle, in a custard cup (24 seconds); add one egg, top with the same seasonings, cover with a paper towel and microwave 30 seconds. Serve with a slice of buttered multigrain toast and half an apple, cored and sliced. 260 calories. (Adjust time according to your microwave power.)

    • P0ptart

      Do you scramble the egg or just drop it in? This sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

      • Gina

        Just drop it in; the yolk should remain liquid and the white be cooked, that’s why it’s important to test the time in your own microwave.

    • PamBee

      Just had it for breakfast, sans the mushroom powder (allergy), and it was perfect! Egg cooked faster than the toast. Thanks for sharing with us!!

      • Tessie

        I never heard of mushroom powder. Health food store?

  • liz

    I am looking forward to pre making some of these recipes and storing them in the freezer.

  • wolfshades

    I’ve got the MyFitnessPal app – but I wonder if they would be interested in creating a MyFitnessPalRecipe app to go with it. I think it would be a money maker. (Or at least, I’d step up to buy it)

    • Lisa

      Good point, or even adding the recipes to another database within the app so you can cook from the recipe and then log it straight in. As it is, I add the recipes in manually but the calories don’t always come out the same as the ones on the recipe :/

  • mmb33

    thank you for the recipes. yummy

  • GPA

    I’ve never eaten 13 eggs in one meal, but I guess I could try.

    • Little_Monster

      It works for Gaston.

  • TEXpa

    Sodium is out of whack for cardio (1500per day) – for me it’s the 1st thing to look for

  • laurin

    Are they high in sodium??

  • Melanie

    i would be interested in seeing those 100 breakfast recipes … how can i find your blog ?

  • I’m curious about the Slow Cooker Bacon, Egg & Hash Brown Casserole recipe. If this is recommended on your list for “busy mornings” and the recipe takes anywhere from 2-5 hours to make, when do you throw all the ingredients into the cooker to have it ready by morning breakfast? Do you get up early or in the middle of the night to prepare it? Or is this maybe more suitable for a brunch? I realize you’re not “busy” cooking it for that window, but it’s not exactly a quick recipe for your busy morning.