15 Whole Grain Breakfasts to Start Your Day Off Right

15 Whole Grain Breakfasts to Start Your Day Off Right

Emma Christensen
Mar 4, 2013

If the idea of a whole grain breakfast sounds like something boring that your doctor might recommend, think again. These recipes are full of flavors that pop and whole grains that satisfy our under-caffeinated early morning cravings.

What about a warm bowl of mixed grains, topped with berries and crunchy hazelnuts? Or a quick omelet filled with last night's quinoa? Or if you just need something to grab-and-go, a no-bake sunflower oat bar does just the trick. Whatever your morning routine looks like, there's a breakfast here that will help get it started off right.

Eggy, Crispy Polenta with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

Whole grains can mean anything from old-fashioned rolled oats to the crispy rounds of cornmeal polenta pictured above. They're a diverse bunch, which means we rarely lack for inspiration.

If oatmeal is your breakfast mainstay, we have a few recipes for both your familiar porridge and for using those oats in satisfying bars to eat on the go. Farro and quinoa are two dinner table staples that can be transformed by the sweeter, lighter flavors of breakfast. And let's not forget about rice! White or brown rice can go into breakfast burritos or be used to make a version of our Indian poha recipe.

Any whole grain breakfast recipes to share? What are your favorites?

Vegan & Gluten-Free No-Bake Sunflower Oat Bars

Hearty & Healthy Apple Muffins

Related: Why Pizza Makes the Best Breakfast

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