Healthy Breakfast Recipes

7 Heart-Healthy Breakfast Recipes You Can Make in a Mug in 5 Minutes or Less

Photo: Kim's Cravings
Though it's often deemed as the most important meal of the day, breakfast still also manages to take the cake as the most easily-missable. After all, between busy schedules and uncaffeinated grogginess, finding the time, motivation, and energy to make yourself a delicious, nutrient-rich breakfast in the wee hours of the morning can be a challenge. The solution? Low-lift breakfast recipes you can zap in a mug in a couple of minutes.

Whether you’re craving something savory or sweet, all of the heart-healthy breakfast mug recipes rounded up here are effortless to make and, more importantly, a real joy to eat. One bite and you'll be springing out of bed five minutes ahead of schedule for weeks to come. Here, the very best mug breakfast recipes we could find to help you fill your cup (and your morning) with something other than tea and coffee.

7 heart-healthy breakfast mug recipes

1. Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake

Photo: Five Heart Home

Making yourself this single-serve blueberry muffin in a mug is an easy task, even if you’re not firing on all cylinders early in the morning. The Five Heart Home recipe requires just seven ingredients, and you can swap out blueberries for just about any other berry in your fridge. (FYI: All berries are packed with antioxidants, making them a superfood for your cardiovascular health.) You can also mix all the ingredients in the same mug, making cleanup a breeze.

Get the recipe: Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake

2. Five Minute Honey Yogurt Quinoa Parfait

Photo: Pinch of Yum

Pinch of Yum's parfait calls for five minutes, but really, you could make this parfait half that time once you’ve nailed the process. We love the textural complexity (not to mention additional fiber) that the addition of quinoa mixed with plain Greek yogurt adds, not to mention the grain contains heart-healthy fats. To make it plant-based, swap the yogurt for a non-dairy version, like a coconut or soy-based yogurt, and use maple syrup or jam in place of the honey.

Get the recipe: Five Minute Honey Yogurt Quinoa Parfait

3. Vegan Banana French Toast in a Mug

Photo: Kara Lydon

French toast doesn’t have to be a weekend-only luxury when you have Kara Lydon's recipe for vegan french toast in a mug that comes together in minutes. The finished product is almost bread pudding-like (swoon) and is loaded with heart-healthy fiber and omega-3 fatty acids thanks to the flaxseeds. We also love that this recipe uses day-old or stale bread, as well as overripe bananas—talk about a waste-free way to start your day.

Get the recipe: Vegan Banana French Toast in a Mug

4. Two Minute Egg Omelet in a Mug

Photo: Joyful Healthy Eats

You need just two minutes and a microwave to make Joyful Healthy Eats' fluffy omelet that you can take with you on the go. Add just about any vegetables and cheese or protein that you like, add the eggs, and season to taste (a personal favorite addition: sriracha sauce). Given how comically easy this omelet is to pull together, you may not ever use a pan for your morning eggs ever again. Plus, spinach is great for your heart, thanks to its antioxidants, iron, B vitamins, and fiber.

Get the recipe: Two Minute Egg Omelet in a Mug

5. Blueberry Banana Microwave Baked Oats

Photo: Kim's Cravings

Baked oats are a welcome deviation from your standard oatmeal, and this recipe from Kim's Cravings comes together in just a few minutes and doesn’t require the use of a conventional oven. Instead, you'll simply zap the ingredients in your microwave to get the banana, blueberries, almond milk, and oats warm and cake-like. Oats are a top-notch source of plant-based protein and fiber, as are the ground flaxseeds. Blueberries, bananas, and cinnamon all pack an antioxidant-rich punch.

Get the recipe: Blueberry Banana Microwave Baked Oats

6. Microwave Breakfast Burrito in a Mug

Photo: Bolder Baking

For a delicious breakfast that is completely effort-free to cook, check out Bigger Bolder Baking's recipe for a breakfast burrito. This hearty breakfast—packed with heart-healthy beans, eggs, veggies, and more—will power you through even the busiest of days. Topping it with salsa, sour cream, and guac is a major power move.

Get the recipe: Microwave Breakfast Burrito in a Mug

7. Two Minute Frittata in a Mug

Photo: Power Hungry

Power Hungry's frittata comes together in a snap, and is as easy on the taste buds as it is to prepare. All you need is four ingredients to pull together this protein-packed meal: eggs, cottage cheese, green onions, and parmesan. Cottage cheese is totally underrated, FWIW, and it's great for your heart thanks to its calcium, B vitamins, protein, and magnesium.

Get the recipe: Two Minute Frittata in a Mug

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