11 Healthy 3-Ingredient Breakfasts


Excuses for skipping breakfast come in many forms: “I don’t have time!” or “I’m not good at cooking!” are often the most popular choices. You may have to rethink these reasons with what we’re about to throw at you — 11 healthy breakfasts that require only three ingredients. These recipes are so simple, you can’t mess them up, and they take mere minutes to throw together. Dig in!

  • Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is a staple breakfast for the editors at POPSUGAR Fitness. Keeping chia seeds in your pantry at all times will open the door to tons of healthy recipes, and this signature, supersimple breakfast is one of them. Seeds, some kind of milk (typically coconut), and a sweetener of your choice. That’s it! Top with whatever kind of fruit or nuts you’d like.

  • Egg Cups

Ham and eggs, anyone? These egg cups are a poppable, portable breakfast, with three simple ingredients (including the spices). They’re Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and full of protein.

  • Avocado Toast

Everyone’s crazy about avo toast, and for good reason. For one, it’s freakin’ delicious. Secondly, it’s essentially just two ingredients, unless you count spices, herbs, or hot sauce. Your third ingredient could be an egg or some melted brie, if you’re looking for some added protein. Check out all of our avocado toast recipes.

  • Cantaloupe Bowl

Try this sweet cantaloupe bowl, filled with Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, and topped with berries and/or nuts.

  • Polenta

With polenta, milk, and honey, you have a creamy and protein-packed hot breakfast, ready to customize to your liking. You can try spices, dried fruit, fresh berries, or toasted nuts. And one of the best parts? It’s a gluten free breakfast cereal.

  • Avocado and Boiled Eggs

Avocado and hard boiled eggs are one of the easiest ways to make a low-carb, high-protein breakfast in seconds. Top with herbs or hot sauce for a zesty addition to a nutrient-rich bowl. Pro tip: keep some boiled eggs in your fridge to make this on the fly.

  • Greek Yogurt Parfait

Simple, sweet, protein-packed, and ready in minutes: Greek yogurt parfaits are pretty amazing (and delicious). Try these healthy topping ideas to create your own.

  • Buckwheat Porridge

The base of this nutritious vegan recipe is just three ingredients: buckwheat groats, soymilk, and a banana. You can mix it up and create your own variation, with things like almond butter, cinnamon, honey, or fruit.

  • Baked Avocado Egg

It doesn’t get much simpler than a baked egg inside an avocado. Topped with a little seasoning, this is a delicious, bread-free take on avocado toast.

  • Ricotta Honey Toast

Another riff on popular breakfast toast: this sweet and creamy ricotta toast. Top it with cracked sea salt for a savory edge.

  • Cottage Cheese-Stuffed Avocado

OK, maybe it does get a bit simpler than a baked egg in an avocado. Leave the oven off, and stuff your avocado with protein-rich cottage cheese, topped with a bit of seasoning. Bam — breakfast is served.


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