8 Quick Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Prepare Under 20 Minutes

Reviewed by: | Author: Manoja Kalakanti

The thing that confuses most of us as we head for the kitchen every morning is what to make for breakfast that will be quick, tasty and won’t add extra pounds to our body. Well, enough for the so called healthy processed food and packed breakfast cereals with their high sugar content that do more harm than good. Here, we have listed 8 easy to make healthy breakfast recipes that will surely change your perspective of healthy breakfast ideas. Here I have included a number of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food recipes along with some Indian breakfast recipes, so that readers can choose from a wide range of options.

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Credit: grandeorganicsbc.info

8 Healthy Recipes for Breakfast:

Forget the age old breakfast menu and spice up the breakfast table with these savory and wholesome breakfast recipes.

Vegetable and Cottage Cheese Sandwich:

It is always great to start the day with a generous serving of healthy vegetables and dairy, and what better way to eat it than in the form of a tasty sandwich. Sandwiches are one of the most hustle free breakfast option that is not only easy to make but also popular among people of all age group. Here is a quick and simple recipe to make delicious vegetable and cottage cheese (paneer) sandwich.

Carrot and Green Peas Sandwich


  • Brown Bread- 2 slices
  • Capsicum- 1/4th cup finely chopped
  • Onion- 1 finely chopped
  • Carrot- 1/4th cup finely chopped
  • Cottage Cheese- ½ cup cut in to small cubes
  • Tomato Ketchup- 2 Table Spoon
  • Butter-As required
  • Salt- To taste
  • Black Pepper Powder- To taste


Heat a little butter in a pan and add the onions, sauté till they turn soft, then add the capsicum and carrots, sauté a little and then cover and cook till they soften. Then add the cottage cheese cubes, followed by salt and black pepper powder as per requirement. Remove from flame and keep the stuffing aside.Now toast the bread slightly and then apply butter on one side of both the slices. Now, take a slice and put 2-3 table spoon of the stuffing on the side with the butter and add a table spoon of ketchup on it and spread evenly. Top it with another slice of bread. Cut the sandwich diagonally and enjoy it with some fresh fruit juice.

Chicken Sandwich:

This quick recipe is for those who are not that much in to vegetarian food. This simple chicken sandwich will not only tantalize your taste buds but it is great for your health too. This sandwich forms a complete wholesome breakfast option. As its low on oil and fat and packed with protein and nutrients, it works great for weight loss.

multigrain chicken sandwich


  • Chicken Breast-1
  • Multigrain Bread- 2 Slices
  • Onion- 1 finely chopped
  • Capsicum- ½ roughly diced
  • Tomato- ½ diced
  • Bay Leaves- 2
  • Pepper Corn- 1 Table Spoon
  • Mayonnaise- 1 Table Spoon
  • Butter- 1 Table Spoon
  • Salt- To Taste
  • Black Pepper Powder- To Taste


Put the chicken breast in a sauce pan, add water, a pinch of salt, bay leaves and the pepper corns and boil it for 20 minutes, or till the chicken becomes tender. Now take it out and shred the chicken with the help of a fork. Now add mayonnaise, salt and black pepper powder to it and mix well. Now take the multigrain bread and spread some butter on one side of both the pieces and toast them slightly. Now, take one slice and spread generous amount of the chicken mix on it, top it with the onion, capsicum and tomatoes and cover it with another slice of bread. Cut the sandwich diagonally. Your tasty and healthy breakfast sandwich is ready. Dig in to it with some ketchup.

Egg and Cheese Wrap:

An egg is probably one of the most compact and complete source of nutrients. It is the power house of protein, vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorous and lecithin. Although, there are several ways to eat eggs, most common of which are, boiled, poached and scrambled, in this breakfast recipe, I have tried to introduce a little variation to the traditional way.

egg and cheese wrap


  • Eggs- 2
  • Cheese- 1 Small Cube Grated
  • Milk- 4 Table Spoon
  • Capsicum- ½ Finely Chopped
  • Tomato- 1 Seeded and Chopped
  • Coriander Leaves- 1 Table Spoon Chopped Finely
  • Tortilla- 1 (Can also use flour roti)
  • Salt- To Taste
  • Black Pepper Powder- To Taste
  • Refined Oil- 2 Table Spoon


Add a table spoon of oil in a pan and sauté the capsicum and tomatoes and keep aside. Now whisk the eggs, add milk, salt and black pepper powder. In a pan heat rest of the oil and pour the whisked eggs, and scramble it nicely. Keep it in mind that the eggs should not get burnt. It should be soft and yellow. Now add the shredded cheese and let it melt for a minute. After this, mix the capsicum and tomatoes with the scrambled eggs and keep aside. Slightly heat the tortilla in an oven. Now put the egg stuffing on the tortilla and sprinkle with coriander leaves. Roll the tortilla from one side and your egg and cheese wrap is good to eat.

Bread Upma:

Bored of chewing same, bland toast every morning? Here is a tasty and healthy process of spicing up your bread the Indian way. This is a great food for starting the day because it requires very less oil to prepare and keeps you full for a longer time.

bread upma


  • Brown Bread- 4 slices
  • Onions- 1 Finely Chopped
  • Green Chilly- 2 Slit
  • Tomato- 1 Small Seeded and Chopped
  • Turmeric- ½ Tea Spoon
  • Salt- To Taste

For Seasoning:

  • Curry Leaves- Few
  • Mustard Seeds- One Tea Spoon
  • Oil- 2 Table Spoon


Cut the bread in to small squares or tear them up with your hand. Heat some oil in a pan and sauté the bread pieces for about 30 minutes and keep aside. Again heat the rest of the oil and add the mustard seeds. As the seeds start spluttering, add curry leaves, onions and chilly and sauté till onions turn golden, now add tomatoes, turmeric and salt and cook until tomatoes turn soft. Now, add the bread and toss well until it mixes with the masala. Team it with some piping hot coffee and enjoy your easy and healthy breakfast.

Lemon Oats:

When it comes to oats, it is known as one of the healthiest food in the world. And there is much truth to this statement, because it is loaded with dietary fibers and minerals such as, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and thiamin and very low in cholesterol, sodium and saturated fat. But instead of going for the same old oat meal porridge, let’s spice it up with some Indian spices and a dash of lemon.

Oats Poha


  • Oats- ½ Cup
  • Lemon Juice- 1 ½ Table Spoon
  • Turmeric Power- 1/8 Table Spoon
  • Water- 1 Cup
  • Salt- To Taste

For Tempering:

  • Oil- 2 Table Spoon
  • Urad Daal (Black Grams)- ½ Table Spoon
  • Chana Daal (Bengal Grams)- ½ Table Spoon
  • Mustard Seeds- ½ Table Spoon
  • Peanuts- 1 Table Spoon
  • Green Chilly- 2 Slit
  • Curry Leaves- Few
  • Asafoetida (Hing)- A Pinch


Dry roast the oats and keep aside. Soak the chana daal for 20 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients except the peanuts. Now add channa daal and turmeric powder and fry till the channa daal turns slight brown. Add peanuts and fry for a minute, next add water and salt and bring to boil. Once it starts boiling, add the oats, spread evenly and keep stirring. Then cover and cook for 2 ½ minutes. Remove from flame, add a dash of lemon juice and serve hot.


Poha or powa is a very popular breakfast and brunch recipe of western India. Made from flattened rice, it is easy to make, great to taste and beneficial for health.

healthy poha


  • Poha or Flattened Rice- 1 ½ Cup
  • Onion- 1 Chopped Length Wise
  • Potato- 1 Finely Chopped
  • Peanuts- Handful
  • Turmeric- A Pinch
  • Coriander Leaves- ½ Table Spoon Finely Chopped
  • Mint Leaves- ½ Table Spoon Finely Chopped
  • Lemon Juice- 1 Table Spoon
  • Salt- To Taste

For Tempering:

  • Refined Oil- 1 ½ Table Spoon
  • Mustard Seeds- 1 Table Spoon
  • Curry Leaves- Few
  • Green Chilly- 2 Slit


Wash the flattened rice under running water and keep aside. Take some oil in a pan and heat it, add green chilies, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Fry till the mustard seeds splutter. Add onions and fry till they turn golden. Now add the potatoes and peanuts and stir frequently for 3 minutes. Now add the flattened rice or poha to the pan after draining the water from it. Now, add turmeric, salt and blend it well. Cook for another minute. Remove from flame, add a dash of lemon juice, garnish with coriander and mint leaves and serve hot.

Bread Pizza:

From young to old, this is one food that everyone seems to be crazy about. And if you have a stock of bread and cheese in your pantry then you are good to make this simple yet mouth watering breakfast dish in a jiffy. Increase the health quotient by substituting flour bread for wheat or multi-grain ones.

Bread Pizza


  • Wheat Bread: 2 Slices
  • Capsicum: ½ Diced
  • Onion: 1 Chopped Length Wise
  • Mushrooms: 4 Chopped
  • Tomatoes: 1 Seeded and Chopped
  • Cheese: 1 Cup Grated
  • Salt: To Taste
  • Sugar: ½ Table Spoon
  • Butter: ½ Table Spoon
  • Chili Flakes: ½ Table Spoon
  • Pizza Sauce: 2 Table Spoon


Toast the bread slightly and keep aside. Heat butter in a pan and fry the onions till it turns golden. Then add the capsicum, mushrooms and stir for a few minutes. Now, add the tomatoes along with salt and sugar and sauté for 3 minutes. Remove from flame and set aside. Spread pizza sauce on one side of both the bread slices and spread the vegetable mixture on the slices and top it off with chili flakes and generous amount of grated cheese. Now, place the slices in a microwave oven or hot tawa and heat till the cheese melts. Cut the slices diagonally and your easy to make bread pizza is ready to munch.

Moong Sprout Cutlets:

What better way to start the day than with a platter of healthy and nutritious sprouts? Moong Daal or Green Gram sprouts are one of the healthiest of pulses loaded with proteins, thiamin, vitamin B6, C and K and minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese. Wow! That’s a lot of good stuff for the health. As for the taste, these crunchy and crispy cutlets are so appetizing that they are sure to steal your heart.

Moong Sprout Cutlets


  • Sprouted Green Gram: 1 Cup Boiled
  • Potatoes: 1 Boiled and Diced
  • Onions: 1 Finely Chopped
  • Green Chilly: 2 Chopped
  • Fennel Seed Powder: ½ Table Spoon
  • Garam Masala: ½ Table Spoon
  • Curry Leaves: Few
  • Corn Flour: ½ Cup
  • Bread Crumbs: 1 Cup
  • Oil: For Shallow Fry
  • Salt: To Taste


In a big bowl combine the potato, green gram, garam masala powder and fennel seed powder and mix well. Heat oil in a pan and add the curry leaves followed by onion and green chilies. Fry till the onions turn translucent, then add the potato and green gram mixture to it along with salt and mix well. Let the mixture cool. Now, make small balls from the mixture, flatten them a bit and set aside. Make a corn flour paste with water. Now, heat oil in a pan, dip each ball in the corn flour paste, roll them over the bread crumbs and shallow fry until golden brown. Enjoy these wholesome cutlets with coriander and mint chutney.

Hope these simple and easy breakfast ideas will be helpful in solving the daily dilemma of breakfast ideas. Last but not the least, anything you cook tastes best when cooked with love and care.

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