10 High-Fiber Breakfasts That Aren’t Cereal

updated Jul 5, 2023
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While fiber is a nutrient that’s important to get in your diet all day long, it’s especially important in the morning. That’s because it’s got the staying power to fuel you until lunch and keep you from crashing at 11 a.m. Many packaged breakfast cereals know this well and bombard you with claims of high fiber on their label, making it all too easy to believe they’re the only way to get a large dose in the morning.

But that’s hardly the truth. You likely have the ingredients on hand right at this moment to whip up a feel-good, high-fiber breakfast without having to scan the cereal aisle. Here are 10 great ideas.

High-Fiber Breakfast Recipes

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Breakfast Grain Bowl Mix
This breakfast grain bowl features quinoa and steel-cut oats and is flavored with ginger and lemon. Make it on Sunday and enjoy throughout the week.
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Summer Bean Breakfast Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs and Green Goddess Dressing
A protein-rich breakfast salad layered with vibrant summer beans, a soft-boiled egg, and creamy green goddess dressing has everything you need to stay energized until lunchtime.
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Slow Cooker Breakfast Burrito Bowls

Beans are often forgotten about at breakfast, but they shouldn’t be — they’re a great source of fiber! These hearty bowls can be prepared over your weekend meal-prep session and enjoyed all week long.

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Hearty Breakfast Fruit Salad

If you think fruit salad is a ho-hum breakfast, you haven’t tried this recipe. Adding whole grains and a tangy vinaigrette makes it something to get excited about.

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Creamy Orange Date Smoothie

Cooked sweet potato and dates lend tons of fiber and natural sweetness to this hefty smoothie — this is one that definitely won’t leave you hungry.

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Southwest Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

To make this quinoa and black bean-filled breakfast bowl packable, opt for topping it with a halved hard-boiled egg instead of a fried one.

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Coconut, Apple, Date & Almond Breakfast Mix
Coconut, apples, dates, and almonds combine for a fresh take on muesli.
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Sweet Morning Potato

To save time, roast a handful of sweet potatoes at the start of the week. Then just grab them as you need, rewarm in the microwave, and finish with toppings.

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Breakfast Barley Bowl with Mango, Coconut, and Banana

Barley has some of the highest fiber content of all whole grains, so this tropical bowl is sure to give you a morning boost.

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Vegetable Breakfast Hash
Made with red pepper, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and eggs, this breakfast hash is the secret to eating more vegetables for breakfast.
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