15 Recipes to Celebrate Better Breakfast Month

by Sierra Winters

Did you know that every September, Americans get to celebrate Better Breakfast Month? It’s the perfect opportunity to start heeding that old adage, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”! After all, research shows that eating a healthy breakfast is not only good for your body, but it’s also good for your brain.

But not just any old breakfast will do. Unfortunately, you can’t expect to eat a package of toaster pastries every morning and feel your best in the hours to come. You’re a busy person, and your body needs the right kind of fuel to keep you functioning at your optimum. Experts recommend that you aim for a balanced breakfast including carbs, fats, and proteins. Also, make sure that at least one of your breakfast ingredients is a good source of fiber!

Here are a few suggestions from each macronutrient group to get you started. Note that some ingredients will fall into multiple categories:


Fresh fruits

  • Take advantage of what’s in season, and try one of these Fall Smoothie Recipes. Never put pear in a smoothie before? Now’s the time to try!

Oats (also a source of protein)

  • ‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice, and adding just a quarter cup of pumpkin puree to your oatmeal provides you with all the vitamin A you need for the day! Here’s a Pumpkin Oatmeal recipe to get you started.

Whole wheat toast

  • Of course, you can buy whole wheat bread at the bakery or grocery store, but if you want a preservative-free loaf and have the time, you might already have everything you need to bake it yourself! Here’s a simple bread recipe to make a yeasted whole wheat loaf.

Muesli or low-sugar granola

  • Don’t limit yourself to oats here. Try baking granola using KAMUT® Brand Wheat flakes, an ancient grain that is organically grown and has never been genetically modified. KAMUT® has many health benefits, including contributing to maintaining normal blood pressure and benefiting people suffering from chronic ailments such as diabetes. Here’s an Almond KAMUT® Granola recipe, sweetened only with maple syrup.

Whole wheat pancakes/waffles

Low-sugar muffins

  • Grocery stores and bakery muffins often hide far more sugar than you’d think. Opt for a naturally sweetened muffin recipe, such as these Whole Wheat Apple Muffins that use maple syrup or honey.


Nuts or nut butter

  • If you have a good food processor or blender, making nut butter isn’t all that difficult. Here’s how!

Seeds or seed butter (both nuts and seeds are also sources of protein)


  • You know how to make avocado toast already. But have you had an avocado smoothie? Try making a Creamy Avocado Smoothie; this recipe also includes pineapple, spinach, and banana.

Unsweetened, shredded coconut

  • If you’re into savory breakfasts, make coconut “bacon bits” to add to your wraps and breakfast bowls. Liquid smoke sure does wonders!



  • If you have some extra time in the morning, try preparing a Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowl; cooking the apples on the stove with spices will elevate your breakfast to a whole new level!

Protein powder

  • Sure, you can blend protein powder into a smoothie, but did you know that you can also stir it into oatmeal? Pro tip: using chocolate protein powder can make your breakfast heavenly.


  • Use quinoa as a base for savory bowls that can also incorporate many of the ingredients listed above. For example, try this Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowl that uses avocado, kale, pesto, and eggs!


  • Whether you’re using real eggs or the plant-based Just Egg alternative, there are a thousand different ways to prepare this quintessential breakfast ingredient. As fall begins, how about making this Pumpkin Shakshuka?


These are just a few examples of the ingredients and recipes we love for breakfast. The combinations are truly endless. We hope this list helps you pick a new dish to try this Better Breakfast Month and that you start more days off on the right foot!

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