3 Better Breakfasts to Try This Summer

Breakfast should never be boring. If you’re in a morning rut, try one of these better breakfast recipes to brighten your day.

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Cloud Eggs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Separate eggs yolks from whites. Place the whites into one large bowl and the yolks in 4 separate bowls (one bowl for each yolk)
  3. Whisk the whites until fluffy (tip: using an immersion blender or hand mixer would speed up this part)
  4. Carefully fold in cheese or other additions (see Variations)
  5. Spoon 4 mounds of whipped egg whites onto pan. Make a deep well in center of each using the back of a spoon
  6. Bake whites for 3 minutes
  7. Add one yolk to each, season with salt and pepper or other additions (see Variations)
  8. Return to oven and bake 3-5 minutes, until yolks set to your liking.
Variation: Bacon Cheddar Chive
  1. Swap parmesan for ¼ cup cheddar cheese (step 4). Add 3 strips of bacon (crumbled) and cheese to whites (step 7). Top cooked egg with 2 tbsp. chopped chives.
Variation: Salsa Cilantro
  1. Swap parmesan for ¼ cup Monterey Jack cheese (step 4). Fold cheese into whites. Top cooked egg with ¼ cup of salsa and 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro.
Variation: Ham and Swiss
  1. Swap parmesan for ¼ cup Swiss cheese (step 4). Add ¼ lb. deli ham, chopped, and cheese to whites (step 7). Top cooked egg with 2 tbsp. fresh dill.
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Overnight Oats
Prep Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
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  1. Combine all ingredients and additions (see Variations) in a large jar or seal-able container.
  2. Shake the jar and pop it in the fridge overnight.
  3. In the morning, eat them cold or microwave for one minute.
Variation: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana
  1. To base, add 1 tbsp. peanut butter, ½ banana (sliced) and 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
Variation: Tropical Breeze
  1. To base, add 1/3 cup chopped pineapple and/or mango, 1 tbsp. unsweetened flaked coconut and ½ tsp vanilla extract
Variation: Pumpkin Pie
  1. To base, add ¼ cup pumpkin puree, 1 tsp maple syrup, ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice, ½ tsp vanilla extract and 1 tbsp. chopped pecans
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Avocado Toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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  1. Top toasted bread with mashed avocado, salt and pepper, and any additions (see Variations)
Variation: Avocado Egg Toast
  1. To base, add an egg (fried, poached, scrambled, or even a cloud egg) and dashes of garlic powder, chives and onion powder
Variation: Chocolate Berry Avocado Toast
  1. Mix in ½ tbsp. cocoa powder and 1 tsp maple syrup with mashed avocado. Top with strawberries or raspberries
Variation: Bruschetta Toast
  1. Top base with diced cherry tomatoes, red onion, fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Still hungry? Check out Five Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes for Fall.

Erika Gruszewski

Erika Gruszewski

Erika is a Syracuse native and a Rochester local. She loves craft breweries, wooded parks and soft shirts. When she is not working as a health research analyst with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Erika enjoys spending time with family across the thruway.
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6 thoughts on “3 Better Breakfasts to Try This Summer

  1. Laurie Conrad says:

    Please plant based recipes. Those are the healthiest. And the female animals do not have to suffer. If we can be healthy without harming other mothers and their babies, then why wouldn’t we choose those recipes? Avocado toast: thumbs up 🙂

    • Erika Gruszewski says:
      Erika Gruszewski

      Thanks for the comment Laurie! Glad you like the avocado toast. If you’re looking for a plant-based overnight oats, you could make the oats with a non-dairy milk and a non-dairy yogurt.

  2. itasara says:

    Just very interesting information and if you have Netflix I suggest looking at the documentary called, “what the health.” It made me think twice about what I’m eating and although it is very plant oriented I don’t know if I would be able to totally go in that direction. But some of the points in this video make one think very hard about what one is eating.

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