Here are 10 Easy Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes that will be on your weekly rotation in no time!
We love that these breakfast ideas can be made ahead of time, are customizable, and will give you lasting energy through the morning. Coffee doesn’t count as breakfast. Starting your day with a cup of sugary caffeine will often spike your cortisol levels for a brief time. Then your energy plummets into that mid-morning slump. We’ve all been there…
Taking a few minutes to assemble a balanced breakfast can have an immense impact on your whole day. Imagine this: you warm up a homemade baked oatmeal cup and serve it with yogurt and nut butter. This food boosts your energy and mood, leading to a more positive morning with coworkers and family. I’m sharing my top ideas for quick, nutritious breakfasts that can help make this morning a reality for you!
Common Mediterranean Breakfast Foods
Here are a few of the most common foods included in the Mediterranean diet:
- Yogurt: We love Greek yogurt which is higher in protein, and lower in sugar.
- Eggs: A great source of protein and healthy fats.
- Oats: A healthy whole grain used in oatmeal and baked goods.
- Fruit: All types of fruit are encouraged on the Mediterranean diet. Frozen works great too!
- Vegetables: Toss in a handful of greens into your egg scramble or leftover vegetables into a frittata to increase your fiber intake.
- Nuts and Seeds: Add these into smoothies, oatmeal, and baked goods for a source of healthy fats.
- Cheese: Used as a garnish for bowls, egg cups, and frittatas.
What Is A Typical Breakfast On The Mediterranean Diet?
A typical breakfast on the Mediterranean diet includes fruits and/or vegetables, a good source of protein, and healthy fats. Don’t wait until dinnertime to catch up on your healthy fruits and veggies. Instead, the Mediterranean diet incorporates fresh produce in meals and snacks throughout the day.
Dairy and eggs are other popular components of a healthy Mediterranean breakfast because they contain protein and healthy fats. We love adding Greek yogurt and cottage cheese in the morning – just top with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey!
I work with clients who are interested in following the Mediterranean diet for the amazing long-term health benefits, and in some cases to lose weight. I have some additional Mediterranean diet breakfast weight loss recipe ideas, if that topic is relevant to you.
Tips For Mediterranean Diet Breakfasts
I know how busy the mornings are with kids, work schedules, and just trying to be on time. These are tips that I use every week to make it a little easier to prioritize nutritious breakfasts.
1. Meal Prep Muffins
As you will see in the recipes below, we love making healthy, sweet muffins and savory egg cups throughout the week. The savory egg cups are easy to pair with toast, and the sweet muffins can be paired with yogurt or nut butter.
You can freeze these further in advance and defrost them as needed.
2. Prep The Night Before
Breakfast recipes such as chia seed pudding and overnight oats can be made the night before. In the hustle of the morning, you can just grab your serving of breakfast and take it on the go.
3. Make A Plan
Write out ideas for your breakfasts for the week before grocery shopping. We have a Meal Planning Workbook that walks you through how to make a realistic plan for each week.
Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Ideas
This is a roundup of popular Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes that will energize you for a great day.
1. Blueberry Peanut Butter Overnight Oats With Almond Milk
These sweet overnight oats are made with a few simple ingredients and no cooking is required. This recipe is such an easy Mediterranean diet breakfast because you can prepare it all the night before and just enjoy it in the morning.
Blueberry Peanut Butter Overnight OatsView Recipe
2. Pesto Eggs With Spinach On Toast
The pesto egg trend is famous for a reason – it’s delicious! Cooking the eggs in pesto adds a boost of flavor to this meal. Don’t forget to add in the spinach for all the amazing antioxidant and fiber benefits.
Pesto Eggs with Spinach on Toast
3. Healthy Mediterranean Breakfast Pita
Pita bread is a popular ingredient on the Mediterranean diet because there are so many ways to enjoy it. This pita pocket is filled with an easy egg scramble, including feta cheese and spinach.
Healthy Mediterranean Breakfast PitaView Recipe
4. Chia Seed Parfait
Chia seed pudding is an easy make-ahead breakfast and the options for toppings are endless. This recipe calls for strawberries and almonds but feel free to top it with your other favorite fruit and nuts.
Chia Seed ParfaitView Recipe
5. Busy Morning Egg Muffins
Just like the title says, these egg muffins are fantastic for busy mornings. Prepare a batch at the beginning of the week, then just reheat and serve with whole wheat toast for a complete meal.
Busy Morning Egg Muffins
6. Baked Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Muffins
I love these fall-inspired oatmeal muffins because they contain both shredded apple and applesauce. Just like the egg muffins, these can be frozen and reheated throughout the week. I recommend pairing them with peanut butter or Greek yogurt.
Baked Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal MuffinsView Recipe
7. Microwave Egg Cups
It may sound funny to microwave eggs, but this method is a game-changer! No need to make a pan dirty when you can combine everything in a mug and breakfast is ready! This recipe includes a few different variations of mix-in ideas too.
Microwave Egg Cups
8. Healthy Spiced Apple Zucchini Muffins
Why not elevate your muffin with both fruits and veggies, right? These Spiced Apple Zucchini Muffins are moist, flavorful, and easy to make. These tasty muffins are made with whole wheat flour, apple, zucchini, eggs, and wonderful spices.
Spiced Apple & Zucchini Muffins
9. Kefir Overnight Oats with Berries, Coconut and Chia Seeds
Our Kefir Overnight Oats are the perfect way to start your morning! Prepped the night before and ready to go for a nutritious, filling breakfast. Topped with berries and coconut, this is a great sweet, low-sugar breakfast option.
Kefir Overnight Oats with Berries, Coconut and Chia Seeds
10. Tropical Mango Banana Green Smoothie
Enjoy this Tropical Mango Banana Green Smoothie for a nutritious way to start your day! Smoothies come together in minutes, and this one is balanced with protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates.
Tropical Mango Banana Green Smoothie
Looking For More Easy Mediterranean Recipes?
We have a great roundup of Mediterranean dinners that only require 10 ingredients or less.