Breakfast Bowl Recipes

From savory breakfast bowls made with avocado, quinoa, and black beans to light and fruity smoothie bowls, find the perfect recipe for the first meal of the day.

Staff Picks

Raw Chia 'Porridge'

Rating: 4.85 stars
13
Easy, affordable raw breakfast treat. Top with your favorite fresh fruit!

Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl)

Rating: 4.5 stars
131
This is a delicious traditional Japanese meal consisting of chicken sauteed and then cooked in a Japanese broth, and then finished with egg and served over rice. It's really easy, filling and delicious.

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Quinoa

Rating: 4.52 stars
123
Sweet blueberries and tart lemon pair well in this alternative to oatmeal. High in protein and fiber, quinoa is a great start to your day! I made this up one morning when I had a craving for quinoa and was looking for a change from the usual. Top with extra milk for a thinner consistency. Also good with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.

Greek Yogurt Oatmeal

Rating: 4.14 stars
7
Oatmeal is a great way to start a day! I have it almost every morning, so to not get bored I add different toppings and vary the ingredients I put in, always healthy and always delicious! Greek yogurt goes fantastically with hot oats and makes it creamier, adds protein, and most important of all makes a standard bowl of oatmeal phenomenal! Sprinkle with some more cinnamon, if you desire.

Green Smoothie Bowl

Rating: 4.4 stars
5
Smoothie in a bowl, perfect for a quick and healthy breakfast.

Bionicos (Mexican Fruit Bowls)

Rating: 4.83 stars
6
Bionicos are tasty fruit bowls, drizzled with crema - a combination of yogurt, sweetened condensed milk, and Mexican crema. Any seasonal fresh fruit can be used. They originated in street food carts in Guadalajara, Mexico, and are commonly topped with shredded coconut, raisins, and granola.

Simple Savory Oatmeal

Rating: 4.88 stars
8
Want something savory in the morning, but needs to be quick and simple? This is it. I'd compare it most readily to a deluxe cheese grits recipe, but this has no cheese--and grits (unless instant) are typically a bunch more work. This was an alternative for my 10-year-old who always wanted eggs and sausage for breakfast. Fruits and brown sugar in the oatmeal wasn't cutting it.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Rating: 4.41 stars
152
Full of fiber and delicious flavor. A great way to start the day, or a hearty dessert!

Miso Oatmeal Bowl

Rating: 5 stars
6
A Japanese visitor said miso soup is a classic breakfast soup and I thought why not add oatmeal instead of tofu. Now it's a must each morning for me and much more satisfying than a green smoothie or sweet oatmeal!

Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Chorizo Breakfast Bowls

Rating: 5 stars
5
These breakfast bowls are a change from the usual and are loaded with a variety of flavors and textures. Home- or store-made chorizo is best, but feel free to use your favorite brand. You may also combine the sweet potatoes, black beans, chorizo and avocados all together before topping with the egg. I like to top mine with cotija cheese, cilantro, and chipotle hot sauce.

Amber's Awesome Egg Breakfast Bowl

Rating: 4.5 stars
4
Potato tots topped with spicy eggs scrambled with green onions and bell pepper are then topped with Cheddar cheese. I usually cook for one, so this egg bowl recipe is small. It can easily be doubled or tripled for more servings. I enjoy it with ketchup.

Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, and Avocado Tortilla Bowl

Rating: 5 stars
5
Scrambled eggs and cheese topped with sea salt-dusted avocados all in a tortilla shell bowl. Paprika and salsa optional. Yummy protein-packed breakfast! Easy to change to ingredients for your health and taste preferences.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Black Bean Breakfast Bowl
Rating: Unrated
125
"My family loves beans, scrambled eggs, and avocado, so it was a pleasant surprise to find this recipe. Putting it all together in a bowl: absolutely fantastic!" – formymen
Creamy Blueberry Coconut Ricotta Bowl
Rating: Unrated
16
Ricotta: the new Greek yogurt. Try this protein-packed breakfast bowl.

Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl)

Rating: 4.5 stars
131

This is a delicious traditional Japanese meal consisting of chicken sauteed and then cooked in a Japanese broth, and then finished with egg and served over rice. It's really easy, filling and delicious.