10 Healthy No Bake Breakfasts

Easy no bake breakfast - yogurt parfait.

10 Healthy Ideas For Quick No Bake Breakfasts

Everyone is juggling a million things in today’s day and age. Work, family, career, relationships, friends, hobbies, school activities and more are filling up calendars. When I talk with guests of at our weight loss retreat and ask what their biggest challenges are, one of them is always time. There is little to no time to prepare food — healthy food at that. When you’re running out the door and running from appointment to appointment all day, it’s hard to even think about stopping to make a healthy meal. In addition, I found out that many of our guests don’t like to cook or just simply like to save time in the morning by not having to cook.

What I thought might be helpful was to create some super simple breakfasts that still taste great but don’t need to be cooked. Most require assembly only but a few may require a toaster or microwave at the most. Best of all, you could interchange these with lunch if need be as well. These can be made in just a few minutes so you can get out the door with a satisfying, healthy start to the day.

Breakfast Parfait
Delicious and well balanced - easy to make.

  • 1/2 C cottage cheese or greek yogurt

  • 1/2 C berries

  • 2 T granola

  • Drizzle raw honey or maple syrup

Fresh Berries & “Cream”
Simple to make in 5 minutes or less.

  • 1/2 C fresh berries of your choice

  • 1/2 C greek yogurt or cottage cheese

  • 1 T crushed nuts of your choice

Banana Split
Easy to assemble - great for adults and kids.

  • 1 large banana cut long ways in half

  • 1/2 C greek yogurt or yogurt of your choice topped over banana

  • 1 T almond, cashew or peanut butter drizzled over yogurt

  • 1 T raw (sweetened) cacao nibs sprinkled on top

  • 1 T coconut flakes sprinkled on top

Power Shake
Blend and go!

  • 1 scoop protein powder

  • 1 C almond, cashew or regular milk

  • 1/2 C berries or banana

  • 1 T nut butter of your choice

  • 1 handful spinach

Protein Oatmeal w/Blueberries
Easy to make. Put in a to go container to tote to work with you if necessary.

  • 1 packet oatmeal of your choice (we love Trader Joe’s Oats and Flax instant oatmeal)

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (animal or plant based)

  • 1/4 C blueberries to top

  • 1 T nuts of your choice to top


Fresh Smoothie
A fresh take on the protein shake - without any protein powders.

  • 1/2 C berries of your choice or banana

  • 1 handful spinach

  • 1 C almond milk, cashew milk or nut milk of your choice

  • 1/2 avocado

  • 1 T almond or cashew butter

  • 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Almond Butter, Banana and Honey Toast
A favorite at the retreat and so easy to make at home in a few minutes!

  • 1 Slice whole grain or gluten free bread toasted

  • 1 T almond butter spread on toast

  • 1/4 banana sliced and placed on top

  • Drizzle with honey or maple syrup

Berry + Goat Cheese Toast
Sweet + tart all at the same time - delicious!

  • 1 Slice whole grain or gluten free bread toasted

  • 1 T goat cheese spread on toast

  • 1/4 C raspberries or blackberries sprinkled on goat cheese

  • Drizzle with honey or maple syrup

Avocado Toast w/Cottage Cheese, Tomato and Basil
A little more savory for those who aren’t into sweet.

  • 1 Slice whole grain or gluten free bread toasted

  • 1/4 - 1/3 C cottage cheese spread on toast

  • Top with sliced tomato

  • Sprinkle a teaspoon or two of fresh basil on top

Homemade Museli In A Bowl
Make this ahead of time or in just a few minutes to enjoy at home or take on the go.

  • 1/2 C dry rolled oats

  • 1 Tsp hemp seeds

  • 1 Tsp flax seeds

  • 1 Tsp sunflower seeds

  • 1 Tsp pumpkin seeds

  • 1/4 C dried blueberries or raspberries

  • 1 C almond milk (or as much as you like)

  • Pinch of salt

  • Drizzle of honey or maple syrup

Wrapping Up Breakfast

Feel free to get creative with your food. Substitute to the ideas above where necessary. Swap out a fruit, use rye bread instead of wheat, change up the nut butter. Use what you like, what you have on hand and what makes you feel your best. Some of the breakfast inspiration above was actually drawn from our retreat menu. We have “sit down” breakfasts but also a number of items that can be grabbed and taken on the go. For some, morning time at the retreat is reserved for as much sleep as possible and a slow start to the day so we provide a number of different options. If you’re looking to jumpstart your healthy goals, join us for a fitness vacation to reset habits and get inspired in to fitness.

If you have any no bake breakfast favorites, please share them in the comments below as well as any feedback if you try any of these breakfast options. And if you have any questions about this blog post or any of the recipes, you can also leave those in the comment section below.