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5 ludicrously simple breakfast recipes with 5 ingredients or less

Who has time to make breakfast? You do, and with these 5 incredibly simple recipes so delicious, you’ll never want to skip breakfast again.

Many say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but you may not know it doesn't take a lot of time to make ourselves an exceptional breakfast. Below are 5 simple breakfast solutions for tasty breakfasts when you don’t have time to spare.

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Banana pancakes

Who doesn’t love a good pancake? If you adore pancakes but don’t like all the calories, try this simple alternative. All you do is whisk the banana and eggs together in a mixing bowl and put them on the skillet. Sprinkle cinnamon on top when you serve. This recipe only takes a few minutes, but you will find yourself eating every last bite.

Ingredients
  • One Ripe Banana
  • Two Eggs
  • Cinnamon to Taste
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  • Nonstick electric griddle
  • Perfect for piping hot pancakes

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Sweet potato pancakes

If you're a fan of pancakes and all things sweet, then this recipe is for you. Mix the mashed sweet potatoes with the water and cinnamon. Then add the one cup of pancake mix until everything is blended — and yes, the batter will be a little lumpy. These pancakes may be a new household favorite!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 a cup of mashed sweet potato
  • 1 cup of pancake mix
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tor 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
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  • Lightweight potato masher
  • Works for other root vegetables

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Peanut butter yogurt

Don’t have the time to warm up the stove? Then grab your bowl for this yummy breakfast. Pour about one cup of yogurt and mix it with the powdered peanut butter. This tastes like you are eating peanut butter right out of the jar! Top this yogurt with chia seeds and/or granola if you want a hearty crunch.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup of vanilla or plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds (if desired)
  • Granola (if desired)
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  • 85% less fat than normal peanut butter
  • 5 grams of plant protein per serving

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Banana breakfast cookies

Prefer to grab and go? Then these cookies are for you. First, start your oven and set it to 350 degrees. Mix all 4 ingredients together and shape them into round spoonfuls on your cookie tray. Put them in the oven for about 20 minutes. When done, wait to take them off the tray until cool. Finally, you can put them into individual bags for a grab and go option in the morning.

Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 to 2 cups of old fashioned oats
  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Cinnamon for taste
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  • 10-speed mixer
  • 10 different attachments

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Egg cups

Our last idea is a little more work but can be made ahead and reheated when needed; however, you will need a muffin tin. First, load in the spinach, then add the desired amount of veggies to each spot and, finally, pour in your egg whites near the top. Stick the pan in the oven at 350 degrees until your eggs are cooked. Now you have mini quiches you can eat right away or later.

Ingredients
  • Spinach
  • Peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Egg whites equal to 12 eggs
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  • Durable steel muffin tin
  • Copper finish with silicone grips

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