15 quick and easy healthy breakfast meals

quick and easy healthy breakfast meals

Feeding children is such a hassle since most are very picky about what they eat. It is widely known that first meal of the day is very important and one should plan well to ensure breakfast is healthy and nutritious. While we struggle every day to save time and manage hectic schedules, it is important to identify quick and easy healthy breakfast meals that are convenient and can also serve as a treat for children.

Following are few mouth-watering quick and easy healthy breakfast meals:

CORN PORRIDGE

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Corn Porridge

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • Yellow cornmeal (as needed)
  • Water as needed
  • One tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
  • A pinch of salt
Process
  • Add some water, milk and pumpkin puree in a pan.
  • Mix cornmeal with some water. 
  • Add cornmeal mixture and sugar to the pumpkin mixture, stirring continuously until mixture thickens.
  • Add ginger and salt to taste
  • Let it get cooked for three to five minutes

Serve the delicious and warm corn porridge to your child. This is bound to be a hit. This recipe is Quick and easy healthy breakfast meal and enjoyed by everyone. You could prepare ingredients a day before to save time early morning.

CARROTS OATS DOSA

Ingredients
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DOSA
  • Lentil (Moong dal) – ½ cup
  • Oats – ½ cup
  • Carrots – 2, peeled, finely grated
  • Salt – to taste
  • Black pepper powder – a pinch
  • Ground cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Chaat masala – ¼ tsp
  • Asafetida – a pinch
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tsp, finely chopped
  • Sesame seed oil – for cooking
Process
  • Wash and clean lentil (moong dal) until water turns clear
  • Roast oats on medium flame until the oats become light brown.
  • Soak washed lentil in water for 30 minutes, with roasted oats
  • Using a blender to mix the lentils and oats together to form a fine paste.
  • Stir in oil, black pepper powder, ground cumin seed, chaat masala and asafetida
  • Mix the grated carrots and leaves of the coriander. Change thickness, so the paste becomes like a batter
  • Heat a griddle on medium heat, after mildly brushing with oil. Pour a large ladle full of batter in the center of griddle and spread out into concentric circles.
  • Sprinkle some more oil and then cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown turns on the bottom portion.
  • Turn over and continue cooking for 2 minutes
  • Serve hot with fresh curd or chutney alongside tomato-onion with a sprinkle of chaat masala.

BABY CORN MANCHURIAN

Ingredients
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Baby Corn Manchurian
  • 1/4 kg baby corn-peeled and blanched
  • 2 eggs-slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup maida
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/4 tsp ajino moto (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 large capsicum-chopped fine

Process

  • Mix eggs, flour, garlic ginger paste, Ajinomoto (chinesne salt) and water to make a thick batter. Dip the baby corn in this batter and leave for 5-10 minutes.
  • Heat oil maintaining a high flame and put the baby corns, one at a time.  Fry until golden brown.
  • Drain on absorbent paper till required and till excess oil vanishes.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp oil and stir-fry chopped garlic and onion in it over high heat until the onions look shiny. After few minutes, add baby corns into it.

This is perfect Sunday brunch recipe for those who would like to add something new and tasty.

CORN FINGERS

Ingredients
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Yummy corn Fingers
  • A small cup of multipurpose flour
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 2-3 tsp sauce
  • A cup of sweetcorn kernels
  • Vegetable oil to cook
Process
  • Mix the flour and milk to make a smooth batter.
  • Add sauce and corn kernels.
  • Brush the frying pan with some oil and spread small portions of the batter on it.
  • Press them slightly while cooking and also toss them a few times.

This is a quick and easy healthy breakfast meal and is loved by children.

PANEER BHURJI ROLLS

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Paneer rolls

Ingredients

Prepare Dough

  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  •  Salt – to taste

Paneer Bhurji

  • Paneer – 200 grams, crumbled
  • Onions – 2 ,medium, finely chopped
  • Tomato – 1, large, finely sliced
  • Green chillies – 2, split lengthwise
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Kasuri methi – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Dhaniya powder – ½ tsp
  • Chaat masala – a generous
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Clarified butter – 1 tsp
     Process
  • Knead a soft dough using the ingredients mentioned for the dough. Let it rest for 30 minutes and thereafter, roll the rotis and cook them lightly on both the sides.
  • For the Paneer Bhurji, heat some oil and butter in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and let it splutter in the pan. Thereafter, add green chilies and cook them for a minute. Add chopped tomatoes and onions and cook them. Then, add the crumbled Paneer. Thereafter, add turmeric powder, chaat masala, garam masala, kasturi methi, dhaniya powder, salt and coriander leaves and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. This is one of the best Quick and easy healthy breakfast meals
  • Now, place a roti and put some Paneer Bhurji in a row and roll the roti. Cook the roll in butter for 3 to 4 minutes from both the sides and then serve.  

Most children love paneer and enjoy tasty rolls. You could add some ketchup to the roll.

OATS IDLI

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Oats Idli

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of oats
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds
  • 1/2 liter of curd
  • 1/2 tablespoon chana dal
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal (dark gram)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of oil
  • cup of grated carrot
  • 2 tablespoons of finely slashed coriander
  • 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric powder.
  Process
  • Dry roast oats and powder them.
  • Now mix oats powder, curd, grated carrots, turmeric powder, coriander and salt.
  • Heat the oil, add chana daal, urad dal, mustard seeds and add the same into the oats’ mixture.
  • Now, put the batter in the idli molds to steam them for 10 to 15 minutes and serve them hot with your favorite chutney.

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UTTAPAM

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Uttapam

Ingredients

  • Idli batter
  • 1 cup every one of chopped onions, tomatoes, and spinach
  • 1/2 cup of grated carrots
  • Oil
Process
  • Heat the pan and oil it porperly
  • Spread the idli batter like a roti and ensure that it isn’t excessively thin or fat.
  • Sprinkle the chopped vegetables and let it cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then cook it on the other side for 2 to 3 minutes and serve it hot with chutney of your choice.

PALAK POORI

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Palak Poori

 Ingredients

  • Palak Puree
  • Wheat Flour
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Salt
Process
  • Knead a hard dough by adding palak puree, salt, water and oil to wheat flour.
  • Let it rest for some time and thereafter, roll small roti.
  • Then deep fry them and serve hot with some mint and coriander chutney.

RAWA DOSA

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DOSA

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rawa,
  •  ¼ cup maida,
  • ½ cup rice flour,
  • green chilies,
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger,
  •  slashed cilantro leaves,
  • 1 cup slashed onions and tomatoes,
  • 1/2 tsp dark pepper powder,
  •  ½ tsp cumin seeds,
  •  Salt and oil
 Process
  • Mix all the ingredients to prepare a batter. The batter should be in pouring consistency (not too thick, not too thin).
  • Now, heat a pan and pour the batter and spread and cook it just like a dosa.
  • Serve it hot with your favorite chutney.

CORN FRITTERS 

Corn Fritters

Ingredients

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Milk
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Sweetcorn
  • Oil
  • Salt
Method
  • Mix the flour and milk to make a smooth batter.
  • Add the tomato sauce and corn
  • Apply a thin layer of vegetable oil on a frying pan and spread small portions of the batter on it.
  • Press them slightly while cooking and toss a few times.
  • Cook it for 3 to 4 minutes and serve them hot.

 CORN, APPLE & SWEET POTATO

Enjoy corn, apple and sweet potato

Ingredients

  • Corn
  • 1 peeled and chopped apple
  • 1 peeled and chopped sweet potato
Process
  • Steam the sweet potato for 4 minutes in a steamer
  • Steam the apple and corn for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Blend the three in a food processor until smooth. Add water if required depending on the required consistency.

CREAMY CORN & CAULIFLOWER

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Ingredients

  • Corn about 2 cups
  • 1 cauliflower – washed and chopped, use the florets
  • 1 cup whole milk yogurt
  • salt and pepper
Process
  • Cook the corn using your preferred method.
  • Steam the cauliflower.
  • Blend the corn and the cauliflower until smooth. Add yogurt and pepper and serve.

BABY CORN MASALA

Ingredients

  • 200 gm baby corn cobs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup onions – grated
  • 1 cup tomatoes – chopped fine
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp powdered red pepper
  • 1 tsp powdered coriander seeds
Process
  • Heat oil and add cumin, when it splutters, add bay leaf, ginger and the garlic, and sauté till light brown.
  • Add onions and saute till it is golden brown, then add tomatoes and stir fry over medium heat.
  • When it gets separated, add the salt, garam masala and the red pepper and stir till well mixed.
  • Add baby corn and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve hot. 

This is one of the most amazing quick and easy healthy breakfast meals

BERRY CHERRY DRINK

Berry Berry Health Drink

Ingredients

  • Horlicks
  • Cherries
  • Milk
  • Banana
  • Crushed ice
Process
  • Combine the ingredients in a jar and blend them all together.
  • Pour it in a glass and garnish with fresh cut strawberries.

BREAD UPMA

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Bread Upma

Ingredients

  • Bread
  • Oil
  • Mustard and Cumin Seeds
  • Onions
  • Mixed Vegetables (Boiled Carrots, Peas, Corn)
  • Ginger
  • Green Chillies
  • Curry Leaves
  • Salt
  • Turmeric Powder
Process
  • Heat oil in a saucepan and add mustard and cumin seeds and let them splutter. Then add ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Cook them for a minute or two.
  • Add onions till translucent.
  • Add bread pieces. The add turmeric powder, salt and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Before serving, put some chopped coriander.

Some recipes might take around 15-30 minutes prep time but if you plan a day before you could save time and enjoy a quick and easy healthy breakfast meals. I always recommend planning meals a day before to save time.

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52 Comments on “15 quick and easy healthy breakfast meals”

  1. I can’t tell you how much I love the collection of all your recipes. The best thing is all your dishes are vegetarian, so as a vegetarian myself I can’t pick one, but I would love to pick corn fritters cuz I haven’t tasted that before, I would love to make this recipe. Wonderful collection!

  2. mmm corn fritters (yes, you can picture me like Homer Simpson drooling)
    I will have to try this in the morning sometime soon… perfect timing because I was just thinking about switching meals to have something fresh and new. thanks!

  3. I love anything with sweet corn. I’ll have to try those corn fritters and corn fingers…for myself lol. Cauliflower, I can take pureed, even if not crazy about it. Love the recipes!

  4. Having a nice healthy breakfast is a great way to ensure you have energy through the day. I love how simple these are.

  5. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Also a busy time too, so quick ideas are much welcomed. Love porridge xx

  6. The baby corn manchurian would be the first recipe I will try. It sounds really tasty. I will see if I can get some fresh baby corn at the market today.

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