3 One Pan Breakfast Ideas For An Easy Morning

By Isadora Baum

If you're looking for a hearty, protein-rich breakfast that you can cook with fresh ingredients and eat warm on the spot, but without all the hassle of cookware and plates, you can still whip up a satisfying dish that requires washing only one pan after use. That's not so bad, right?

Plus, as you can fit quite a lot in a pan, skillet, or wok, you can even make a few servings at once. Just store the remainders in the fridge and you'll have a few easy breakfasts to re-heat throughout the week. Your busy Wednesday morning couldn't be easier.

Here are three savory breakfast options to tide you over that can be prepared in the morning and not drain you of time. All are loaded with powerful nutrients, like fiber, protein, iron, and antioxidants, for the fuel you need.

Bacon Kale & Sweet Potato Hash

A hearty, antioxidant-rich hash (thanks to the sweet potatoes!) is filling and nutritious for a well-rounded breakfast. It's high in protein from the bacon, eggs, and kale, and it has great complex starches and fiber from the sweet potato (and kale, again!) to boost satiety. Plus, it's whole 30 and low FODMAP approved (meaning it won't give you much gas). And, it's all done in one pan, for a no-fuss clean up.

Healthy Pumpkin Skillet Granola

Who doesn't love a healthy, nutrient-dense but low-sugar granola for breakfast? It goes well in yogurt parfaits, chia seed puddings, cottage cheese, and on top of muffins for some added texture. (Plus, oats are great hangover cures if you're struggling on a Monday morning.)

However, many store-bought brands are high in additives, sugars, and fats, which can make your breakfast a calorie bomb, instead. A fix? Make your own! This one has pumpkin seeds, pumpkin puree, almonds, oats, and a drizzle of maple syrup for some natural sweetness.

One pan breakfast ideas for an easy morning
credit: Jessica Gavin

Breakfast Scramble with Italian Sausage

In only one skillet, you can make a delicious egg scramble that has some meat, leafy greens, and some acidity from tomatoes for an easy breakfast that's loaded with vitamins and minerals. You can also add some cheese for more calcium and protein. Because a wide skillet holds multiple portions, save leftovers for the rest of the week.