10 Breakfast Recipes For When You Don't Want to Cook

10 Breakfast Recipes For When You Don't Want to Cook

Sheela Prakash
Nov 30, 2017
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We all have those mornings when we wake up completely disinterested in starting the day. We hit the snooze button, pull the covers over our eyes, and casually pretend that no one will come searching for us if we just stay in bed all day. On those days, the only thing that just may get things in motion is a grumbling stomach. In that state of laziness, there's no way a breakfast that involves a whole lot of effort is happening. Luckily, these 10 recipes are exactly what you need in that instant — low-impact but sure to quiet that grumbling stomach with something easy and delicious.

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1. Overnight Oats with Jam & Toasted Coconut

If you can foresee your laziness, your morning self is sure to thank you. Stir together oats and milk before you head to bed and in the morning you'll have a hearty breakfast ready and waiting for you.

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2. Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza

This recipe calls for cooking your own pizza rounds, but make it much easier on yourself by just using store-bought naan or pita. Then it's just a matter of topping it with some mashed avocado and a fried egg.

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3. Breakfast Banana Split with Yogurt and Jam

This is a breakfast that looks special yet couldn't be quicker to pull together. Slice a banana in half and top it with yogurt, a drizzle of jam, and a handful of fresh fruit and nuts, and you've got a breakfast that feels celebratory even on the laziest of mornings.

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4. Overnight Yeasted Waffles

Here's another one that requires foresight, but you really won't regret it come morning. Just stir together the batter for these waffles before bed and when you wake up, there's really nothing left to do but put that batter straight in the waffle iron.

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5. Scrambled Eggs with Lazy Salsa

If you're feeling a little less lazy than simply spooning jarred salsa onto your eggs, but you don't have the energy to make a big batch of fresh salsa, this is your solution. Chopping up a few tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and chili peppers makes for a quick salsa that's bright and refreshing in the morning.

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6. Stovetop Maple Macadamia Granola

If you think making homemade granola is fussy, you haven't made it on the stovetop. Simply toss all your ingredients into a skillet, give them a quick toast, and serve it over yogurt.

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7. 5-Minute Vegan Breakfast Smoothie

A bag of mixed frozen fruit from your grocery store's freeze aisle makes this satisfying smoothie ridiculously simple to blend up. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, just swap out some of the almond milk for non-dairy yogurt.

8. How To Make Sugar Buns

If you're hankering for a breakfast pastry and are too lazy to get jeans on and head to the bakery, know that you can make these warm, flaky, sugary buns with nothing but a thawed sheet of frozen puff pastry, butter, sugar, and cinnamon.

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9. 3-Ingredient Kimchi Hash Browns

Frozen hash browns can lack the excitement that fresh do, but add kimchi to the skillet as you cook them and suddenly they're the most exciting way to eat potatoes in the morning.

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10. How To Make 2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Here's how to make pancakes on the laziest of mornings. If you have enough energy to mash together a banana and a couple of eggs, then you will be rewarded with one seriously delicious stack.

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