21 Real food recipes for breakfast


“What part of my diet do I change first?” is the question I’ve probably been asked the most over the last few years and “breakfast” is always my answer. Starting your day with a good real food breakfast


Not only do you start out the day with good nutrition, which helps you steer clear of some of the junk food, but it’s also a good way to energize the body, which helps keep you moving.

real food breakfast image

Here are some of my favorite breakfast meals, some are my own, and others are taken from my favorite bloggers with permission.


My go-to breakfast is usually some variation of eggs, either scrambled or fried over low heat. On the side, I love some sauteed kale and onions, maybe with a piece of gluten-free sourdough bread. Some bacon if we’re going all out.

Other egg based real food ideas:

Easy Scrambled Eggs with Herbs

scrambled egg recipe

Breakfast Tostada


Green Quiche with Brown Rice Crust


Simply Savory Baked Eggs



Real Food Pancakes

A classic American breakfast. Pair it with a bit of fruit and some sausage or bacon and breakfast never tasted so good!

Whole Grain Pancakes (gluten-free options)

whole grain pancakes

Whole Wheat Sourdough Pancakes

Sourdough Pancakes

Gluten-free Sourdough Pancakes

gluten free sourdough pancake

Fruity Coconut Flour Pancakes

coconut pancakes

Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

Squash Pancakes


Real Food Muffins and Breads

Super simple to make over the weekend, or even the night before. Just grab and go in the morning. (Though maybe add some nice homemade hot cocoa with added egg yolk (pastured only) or a yogurt to help round out the meal.)

Pineapple Coconut Muffins

pineapple muffins

Gluten-free Carrot Squash Muffins

squash muffins

Healthier Zucchini Bread (whole wheat and grain-free variations)

zucchini bread

Gluten-free Zucchini “Muffin-in-a-Mug”

zucchini muffin in a mug

Gluten-free Blueberry Applesauce Muffins

blueberry muffins


Real Food Granola

Instead of opting for a processed cereal, just because it’s quick, make up some homemade granola ahead of time and your breakfast is just as easy! You can pour the milk over it, or consume it with a bit of extra protein and probiotics and go for yogurt.

Quinoa Granola

Quinoa Granola

Pumpkin Spice Granola

pumpkin spice granola

High Protein Trail Mix

protein trail mix

Apple Muesli

apple muesli


Real Food Baked Dishes

Cran-apple Almond Baked Oatmeal

cran-apple baked oatmeal

Bake Oatmeal with Sweet Potato

baked oatmeal with sweet potato

Oatmeal Peach Breakfast Crumble

oatmeal peach breakfast crumble


Donielle Baker

Donielle Baker

owner and editor of Natural Fertility and Wellness at Natural Fertility and Wellness
I believe women can learn how to heal their bodies & balance their hormones through natural methods. An advocate for natural health, I have a passion for nourishing/real food nutrition and natural living. My personal background includes both infertility and miscarriage and I started Natural Fertility and Wellness in 2008 in order to share all of the information I found helpful in my journey to heal from PCOS and overcome infertility.
Donielle Baker
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  1. Kelly @ The Nourishing Home

    Hi, Donielle. Thanks for the shout-outs on some of my favorite real food breakfasts. I appreciate you sharing these with your readers. What a great list – I am excited to give some of these recipes a try. Lots of blessings, Kelly

  2. Jenny

    My mom loves pancake. Since she learned how to make pancakes, she makes pancake as breakfast every morning for the whole family. I am kinda tired of it….LOL.., i should not say so, but yes, I still love pancake. It is my best breakfast vote!!!

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