21 Easy Winter Breakfast Recipes That You Will Love!

Waking up and getting your day going in the morning isn’t easy. Add in the colder weather and darker days and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a challenging start to your day. That’s why we want to help you find a way to get excited about waking up—and warming up. So, we decided on some energizing, cosy winter breakfast recipes which were just the ticket. These mouthwatering morning meals are packed with flavour and loaded with all the necessary nutrients to get your energy flowing and mind going.

21. Berries and Cream Oatmeal

21. Berries and Cream Oatmeal

This berries and Cream Oatmeal is hearty and satisfying, plus it’s made with only 5 ingredients! A wholesome dairy-free and sugar-free breakfast. This Strawberry Oatmeal is creamy, hearty, and nourishing. It’s made with only 5 healthy ingredients, and is naturally sugar and dairy-free! While it doesn’t come together as quickly as a microwave Oatmeal packet, it still has simple steps and takes around 15 minutes to make. It’s so delicious and perfect as winter breakfast recipes. 
Get the recipe here.

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20. Fluffy Apple Cider Doughnuts

Fluffy Apple Cider Doughnuts

This recipe yields the classic flavour of baked cider doughnuts. For the most traditional result, a doughnut pan is recommended, but you can also bake these off in a muffin pan. These Apple cider doughnuts are made with yeast for a light crumb and deep-fried for a crisp texture. I use a special trick for getting the most apple-y flavour in these cider doughnuts. If you think all Apple Cider Donuts are the same, this recipe just might change your mind. You should really try this at home and enjoy it with your family. 
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19. Gingerbread Granola

Gingerbread Granola

Gingerbread is certainly one of my favorite holiday cookies, so when a reader requested my take on gingerbread granola, I couldn’t resist. It gets its gingerbread flavor from spices and molasses. Ginger, cinnamon, and cloves give it depth, spice, and warmth, while molasses adds a touch of sweetness with deep amber notes. As always, this recipe is simple, requiring just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes from start to finish. And it’s customizable! You can use whatever nuts you have on hand really. I went with a mix of almonds, pecans and walnuts – my favorite.
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18. Eggnog Pancakes with Homemade Vanilla Syrup

Eggnog Pancakes with Homemade Vanilla Syrup

Eggnog Pancakes are sweet, spiced, and so easy to make. Simply replace the milk in a typical pancake recipe with eggnog for a straightforward swap. We added vanilla extract and a few spices for extra festive flavor. The eggnog also turns into a delicious glaze to drizzle over the top for a sweet finish. Serve with fresh whipped cream for extra decadence or keep it simple with butter and maple syrup. Try this delicious recipe at home and enjoy it with your family and friends. 
Get the recipe here.

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17. Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Quinoa is a great source of protein and fibre and edges out oats in both of these categories. As you probably already know, eating protein and fiber are an ideal way to start your morning. They help keep you full, regulate blood sugar levels and get that digestive system working. Making these bowls might seem like a little too much work for a busy morning, but everything can be made in advance so all you have to do is reheat it. You can even double or triple the recipe so you have enough for the entire week.
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16. Chai Pear Scones

Chai Pear Scones

Chai Pear Scones is where the love of scones meets the enchantment of a cup of tea. The chai spices complement the complexity of a ripe pear in this simple breakfast pastry. A good sprinkling of sugar on top of the scones before they go into the oven ensures they will develop a thin, sweet crust which adds great texture to an otherwise tender scone. The scones themselves are not very sweet, so the subtle nature of the pears is truly able to shine through. This is one of the great winter breakfast recipes you are gonna get. 
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15. Hot Cocoa Pancakes

 Hot Cocoa Pancakes

Hot Cocoa Pancakes! Have some fun with your pancakes! Chocolate pancakes made from a hot cocoa mix. We start with a basic pancake recipe but add some hot cocoa mix to it. Now, be sure your hot cocoa mix is sweetened, because there is no added sugar in these. The cocoa mix sweetens them up just fine. You can also go with a homemade hot cocoa mix if you prefer. For ours, I topped ours with chocolate syrup, whipped cream and sprinkles, but mini marshmallows are also a great topping idea. Also, if you just want to cut back on all the decadence, you can have them plain. They are just as good without all the additions.
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14. Mexican Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

Mexican Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

You won’t ever go back to classic cinnamon rolls again. We filled these golden rolls with chocolate, but not just any chocolate—Mexican cinnamon chocolate. Stone-ground, Mexican-style dark chocolate is filled with warm cinnamon spice and has a subtle grittiness that gives these cinnamon rolls an even more explosive flavor and complex texture. Once you smother the rolls in the luscious Cream Cheese Glaze, serve them straight from the skillet to keep them warm and gooey. These are so delicious and will melt in your mouth. 
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13. Vanilla Brown Butter Pear Baked Oatmeal 

Vanilla Brown Butter Pear Baked Oatmeal 

Wonderful vanilla brown butter pear baked oatmeal with hints of cinnamon and sweet pears in every bite. This easy pear oatmeal bake is naturally sweetened, filled with warming flavours and makes the perfect winter breakfast or brunch! Serve it up for Thanksgiving breakfast — you’ll need the fuel for all of that cooking and I promise you’re going to love it. This is one of the best winter breakfast recipes you will come across. 
Get the recipe here.

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12. Orange and Cardamom Muffin

Orange and Cardamom Muffin

Is anybody making muffins anymore? It seems like they’ve totally gone out of fashion, right? These orange and cardamom muffins bake up so nice and tall, with a sugary crust on top, how could you resist? To get the absolute most flavor from the cardamom in these, you need to plan ahead a little, and mix the spices with the juice and zest from one orange at least an hour ahead of time. Muffins are best eaten pretty quickly, which means the flavors in the finished product don’t have time to blend and develop – so this step allows time for the spices to fully hydrate and for the flavors to bloom and open up. It is worth it, trust me. If you plan to have these for breakfast, you could even do this step the night before – it can be at room temperature overnight.
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11. Fall and Winter Baked Fruit

Fall and Winter Baked Fruit

Fall and Winter Baked fruit will make a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas breakfast, and brunch. It’s delicious on its own, and you can also serve it as a dessert with ice cream. This fruit bake is made using fruits available in fall and winter, such as apples, pairs, and persimmons. This recipe is also very versatile because you can use these ingredients interchangeably. For example, if you don’t have persimmons, you can bake the apples and pears, or if you don’t have apples, you can bake the pears and persimmons etc. You should definitely try this healthy breakfast idea at home and enjoy it with family and friends. 
Get the recipe here.

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10. Berry Porridge

Berry Porridge

So now that it’s starting to freeze I’ve been relying on a new winter breakfast recipe to warm up my morning (and my outlook for the season!). Thank goodness this Berry Porridge came to my rescue! If there is anything that is going to motivate us to step out of that warm cosy bed and into the frosty morning air it’s this barley porridge. You can simply use barley straight outta the cupboard! All you need to do is to throw them in your blender and a few pulses later you’ll have a coarsely chopped porridge that looks so much like steel-cut oats it’s untrue. And the consistency is much like it too when cooked! It’s got this thick, creamy, and slightly gelatinous texture that is perfect for a comforting winter rich porridge.
Get the recipe here.

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9. Pomegranate Avocado Toast

9. Pomegranate Avocado Toast

A jewel among winter fruits, the pomegranate’s sweet citrus flavor and vibrant ruby color makes this salsa absolutely shine. Infused with a jolt of spice from jalapeños and shallots, and with a rich depth of flavor from white balsamic and herbs, it’s a total flavor fiesta. Avocado toast makes the ULTIMATE vehicle of transportation for this salsa. For an elegant holiday appetizer, serve it over crostini with a creamy cheese (goat cheese, brie, etc.) and I can guarantee it’ll make the table shine. Plus, it’s quite possibly the BEST balance of sweet and savory in existence.
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8. Almond Butter Raspberry Toastie

Almond Butter Raspberry Toastie

Peanut butter and jam is such a classic and used to be my go-to breakfast during my school days. This almond butter raspberry toastie would also make such a good study snack. Carbs (check), protein and healthy fats (check), a full and satisfied student who’s ready to tackle more studying (check)! There’s also something so relaxing about taking a break from your studies to prepare a sandwich. I love that it has a milder taste that’s not too overpowering, especially when there are other flavours in the recipe that you would like to shine through. I think almond butter goes so much better with jam, that’s why I skipped the peanut butter and made almond butter (jelly) raspberry toastie instead.
Get the recipe here.

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7. Chai Overnight Oats

Chai Overnight Oats

I’ll admit, these sound like they’re too good to be true.  For a non-morning person like me, a breakfast like this is the perfect thing.  I love waking up knowing that a healthy breakfast is ready for me and all I have to do is make my coffee. For these oats, just mix together your oats, chia seeds, spices, and brown sugar, and add your Almond Breeze Almondmilk.  I’m not lactose intolerant, but I love the creaminess of the almond milk and the hint of almond flavour.  It’s a must in these overnight oats! It’s one of the best winter breakfast recipes I love the most. 
Get the recipe here.

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6. Chocolate Orange Porridge

6. Chocolate Orange Porridge

I like porridge but it can get a little bland and boring if you eat it a few times a week, so I decided to flavour it up a little with chocolate and orange. It tastes so decadent, almost like a dessert but is still low in sugar. This recipe is completely customisable. If you don’t like orange then feel free to leave it out. It would also be delicious with some fresh or frozen raspberries stirred in at the end of cooking. Yum! 
Get the recipe here.

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5. Winter Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Bowls with Gingerbread Granola

Winter Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Bowls with Gingerbread Granola

Summer fruit seems to get all the attention. Each year, people go a little bit crazy in the head over farm stand peaches, juicy watermelons and just-picked blueberries. But I’ve come to appreciate that there are so many delicious “fruity” offerings in the Winter. And this year, I’m determined to take advantage of them all. Luckily for me (and for you!), my Winter Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Bowls with Gingerbread Granola are a great way to do just that. Loaded with persimmons, pomegranates and grapefruit segments, these bowls will have you falling in love with Winter fruits all over again. It’s so delicious and tasty and will be one of your favourite winter breakfast recipes in no time. 
Get the recipe here.

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4. Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bake

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bake

This Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal is the perfect make-ahead or meal prep breakfast recipe! It’s made with 10 ingredients in 30 minutes and it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, & vegan-friendly with no refined sugar! This Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal is a delicious make-ahead breakfast perfect for busy mornings. It’s easy to make in 30 minutes with a handful of nutritious ingredients, delivering a generous serving of fibre, protein, and healthy fats to keep you full all day long. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan-friendly and has no refined sugar. It can even be made peanut-free by subbing your favourite nut or seed butter! Really, this recipe can be all things to all people.
Get the recipe here.

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3. Winter Citrus Ricotta Breakfast Bowl with Honeycomb

Winter Citrus Ricotta Breakfast Bowl with Honeycomb

With the weather being cold and super freezing, I am left craving lots of colour. But I also felt it needed a comfort aspect. So I made us breakfast bowls! Really simple, really delicious breakfast bowls, with ingredients like honey infused ricotta, blood oranges, and plenty of granola. Basically, breakfast bowl heaven…pretty much the most perfect breakfast bowl out there. You are gonna love these winter breakfast recipes trust me. 
Get the recipe here.

2. Apple Cider Waffle Recipe

Apple Cider Waffle Recipe

I love to play around with my waffle recipe as the seasons begin to change. It is one of the perfect dishes to incorporate new tastes and flavours. One thing that immediately comes to mind beginning in September through early spring is apple cider. These are perfect on a plate and make the most delicious waffles and are great to serve anytime! It’s so delicious and tasty. 
Get the recipe here.

1. Spaghetti Squash Egg Nests

Spaghetti Squash Egg Nests

Baked “nests” made with spaghetti squash and filled with perfectly cooked eggs. The “nests” come out of the oven with crispy bits on top and tender centres – like the squash version of hash browns. Spaghetti squash egg nests are low carb and work well with Paleo, Keto, and Whole 30 diets too!
We’ve been wanting warm breakfasts around our house as the temps are dipping down into the 30s at night. Fall is here and there are chilly mornings, cosy slippers, and extra cups of coffee. These baked egg nests have been our latest favourite breakfast. We’ve been cooking tons of squash and finding as many ways to use it as possible. Squash for breakfast is my latest favourite! So what are you waiting for guys!!!! Make these chilly winter mornings a little more amazing by making these winter breakfast recipes and enjoy with your family and friends. 
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