10 Light and Fresh Summer Breakfast Ideas

updated Jul 5, 2023
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When it’s this hot outside, light meals are a must — and that starts at breakfast. These days we find ourselves swapping out our usual bowls of oatmeal and hefty breakfast sandwiches for a morning meal that’s a big fresher and more suited to the season. These 10 breakfast recipes are exactly what we want to wake up to all summer long.

Summer Breakfast Recipes

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Strawberry Smoothie
An easy recipe for a classic strawberry smoothie made with fresh strawberries, banana, and Greek yogurt.
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Breakfast Fruit Salad

Add whole grains to fruit salad and you have something colorful and healthy that will keep you full until lunch.

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Soft & Chewy Granola
A recipe for gluten-free, oat-free nut and seed granola that's sweetened with honey and flecked with dried apricots. From The Durham Hotel in Durham, NC.
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Farmers Market Frittata
This built-for-summer frittata is studded with the rich, creamy tang of goat cheese and whatever you happen to tote home from the farmers market.
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Summer Breakfast Salad
When salad for breakfast involves eggs, bacon, and avocado mixed with fresh greens and plump berries, it's hard to resist.
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Frozen Grapes and Granola Yogurt Bark
Yogurt bark is the most fun you'll have eating yogurt for breakfast. Topped with grapes and clusters of granola, it's like a sheet pan parfait.
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Mediterranean Breakfast Pitas

To get a jump-start on these very portable breakfast sandwiches, boil the eggs at the start of the week. Then it’s just a matter of quick assembly.

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Peach Lassi
A quick and easy recipe for a peach lassi made with fresh fruit.
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Yogurt Parfait Breakfast Popsicles
Stock your freezer with these easy, grab-and-go breakfast pops for a cool start to a hot summer day!
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Scrambled Eggs with Lazy Salsa

A quick fresh salsa jazzes up plain ol’ scrambled eggs and makes them something that screams summer.

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