14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas [

14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas
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College students often consider skipping breakfast especially when they are running late for class or meetings.

With so much happening during the day, it can be easy to forget about breakfast. Students often resort to eating sugary snacks or junk food, which are typically high in carbohydrates and calories, as a result of missing breakfast. Nuts and dried fruits can be healthy and quick options if you are running late for class or meetings.

The negative effects of skipping enough meals each day are that you will have difficulty concentrating on your classes and simple tasks become very difficult because you will experience fatigue and weakness.

This put-together 14 of the easiest and most delicious college breakfast ideas will help you make the most of breakfast.

  1. Toasted English Muffins and peanut butter. 
  2. Waffles or Pancakes
  3. Dried fruits.
  4. Veggies
  5. French Toast in a mug
  6. Greek yogurt with raisins and pecans.
  7. 5-minutes French Toast
  8. Bagel with slices of Brie and raspberry jam. 
  9. Two-ingredient pancakes
  10. Egg Pita Sandwich
  11. Ham, cheese, and egg breakfast bagel. 
  12. Microwave Oatmeal
  13. Fruit Smoothie
  14. Hummus on pita bread with lettuce and tomatoes

Shopping junk could be detrimental to your health; buying healthy food could leave you destitute, and staying hungry could leave a growl in your tummy for most of the morning, causing discomfort and poor concentration. What a fix! You’ll find in this article that you can have breakfast without wasting too much time, breaking the bank, or your waistline. I will suggest an easy, healthy and delicious breakfast you could try while living in the dorm.

Let’s discuss these 14 easy and delicious college breakfast ideas without further ado. I have added some tips and directions to prepare them, and I am sure you could pull anyone through. 

Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas

Toasted English Muffins and Peanut Butter

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14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas

The toasted English muffins and peanut butter breakfast ideas are easy to make and delicious. Making this breakfast idea should take you less than five minutes to put together and eat before rushing out the door. According to SFGate, English muffins are lower in calories than bread and contain enough calories to fuel you up for a busy morning.

What do you need to prepare it?

  • One whole-wheat English muffin, toasted
  • One tablespoon of peanut butter
  • ½ banana, sliced
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

To prepare toasted English muffins and peanut butter, spread peanut butter over the muffin. Top with 3 or 4 peach wedges and sprinkle with cinnamon. When it is ready, serve the remaining with peach wedges.


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14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas

If you are a fan of pancakes, you would agree that they are straightforward to prepare. You could choose to make pancakes yourself or buy them frozen. If you are going for the latter option, you only need to throw the pancakes into a toaster or microwave, and breakfast is ready. However, if you are a DIY enthusiast, let’s walk through how to prepare pancakes. 

What Do You Need to Prepare Pancakes?

  1. Two tablespoons of baking powder
  2. Two tablespoons sugar
  3. One cup-all purpose flour
  4. 1 cup milk
  5. One egg
  6. One tablespoon of vegetable oil
  7. Toppings such as maple syrup, honey, jam, etc
  8. Two tablespoons of unsalted butter or vegetable oil


Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a small bowl and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together milk and eggs. Pour the content of both bowls together and mix to the preferred consistency. In a buttered pan, drop 2 to 3 tablespoons of the batter. Cook till both sides of the pancakes are ready.

Dried fruits. You could buy some dried fruits that could be handy for breakfast. There are options for dried apricots, pineapples, apples, bananas, and any other fruits that you enjoy. Enjoy a mixture of these with some fresh milk, and you’ll be set to go.


14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas
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Having veggies for breakfast is a healthy option that is good for you. Veggies will make a great breakfast option for vegetarians. If you are not a party member of veganism, maybe you should skip this point and check out others. As a veggie, you can make a Baby Spinach Omelet which would not take up to 15 minutes. Check out this vegetable for breakfast article by AllRecipes. 

French Toast in a Mug

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14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas

As the name implies, you could get some delicious french toast made in a microwave. Have this with a generous amount of honey and get your taste buds excited. 


It would help if you had a few slices of bread and, say, one egg to 2 pieces of bread. Cut the bread into cubes. You can achieve this with a knife or your fingers if you don’t care about the edges. Butter a mug- you could melt it in a microwave and slosh it around. 

Put in the bread cubes-try not to make this too compact to have some space for the liquid to go through. In a separate cup, crack an egg, add three tablespoons of milk, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a flavoring of your choice. Pour the mix into the cup of bread and stir a little. 

Leave to sit for about a minute, prop into the microwave. In 1 minute and 20 seconds, the eggs will stop running. You could have it this way with some syrup, or you could cook for longer.

Greek Yogurt with Raisins and Pecans

14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas
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All of the ingredients can be bought and frozen. You will need to scoop some greek yogurt into your favorite bowl, add some raisins and pecans to your fill.

5-min French Toast

14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas
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Get some yummy french toast done in just 5 minutes. You can get it done with the instructions below.

What does it take to prepare French Toast?

  1. One egg
  2. One teaspoon 
  3. 1/2 teaspoon
  4. 1/4 cup milk
  5. Four slices bread


Beat eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon in a dish with a wire whisk. Stir all with milk. Dip bread in the mix turns to coat both sides evenly. Be careful not to get it soggy. On a greased nonstick pan, cook bread slices on medium heat until both sides are brown—spice with syrup of your choice.

Bagel with slices of Brie and raspberry jam. Toast some bagels, add two or three pieces of Brie, spread some jam over the Brie, and breakfast is ready!

Two-ingredient Banana Pancakes

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14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas

Try a delicious banana pancake, ready in over two minutes, but it keeps you full to take on your morning. All you need to make this mouthwatering breakfast are eggs and bananas. You could add chopped nuts, chocolate chips, blueberries, or any other toppings that you fancy.


Use a dinner fork to mash bananas in a bowl. Mash the bananas to a preferred consistency with no large lumps. If you like, you could add some extra flavoring here, or you could go on to add already whisked eggs. 

Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and melt in a little butter or vegetable oil. With a tablespoon, drop the preferred quantity of batter into the pan. Sprinkle desired toppings over the first side as it cooks. When cooked on one side, flip over to the other side till both sides are golden brown. Serve warm.

Egg Pita Sandwich

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14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas

The egg pita sandwich is pretty easy to make. It would help if you had butter, eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, and whole pita bread. You could put all these together in less than 5 minutes and save yourself a rumbling tummy all morning long. 

What does it take to make an egg pita sandwich?

  1. 1/2 tablespoon butter 
  2. Two eggs scrambled
  3. 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  4. One whole-wheat pita bread, sliced in half


Melt butter into a heated (medium to high heat) skillet, add the eggs, and stir until cooked. Sprinkle the cheese and scoop the eggs into the pita bread.

Ham, Cheese, And Egg Breakfast Bagel

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14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas

This breakfast recipe is quick and nutritious. You’d be getting a proteinous breakfast when you prepare the ham, cheese, and egg breakfast bagel. What you need to make it include bagel, butter, egg, ham, and cheese. 

To prepare this recipe, all you need to do is melt butter in a pan, crack an egg into the pan, lay the ham on top of the egg in the pan, fry till the edges are firm, flip the result into a sliced bagel. Breakfast is set. 

Bonus Tip: If you make a couple more, you can freeze them for up to 2 months.

Microwave Oatmeal

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14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas

This easy breakfast recipe only takes about 10 minutes and requires minimal effort. You would need 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, 1 cup water, and toppings (butter, berries, raisins, sliced bananas, or brown sugar). To prepare the microwave oatmeal breakfast idea, pour some oats into a microwave-safe bowl. Add some water to the oats. Stir and place in the microwave at 50% power for 4 minutes. 

And breakfast is ready. 

Fruit Smoothie

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14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas

According to WellPlated.com, fruit smoothies are healthy for breakfast. You can enjoy a lovely breakfast with a fruit smoothie that could spark up your being for the day’s activities. To make a fruit smoothie, you need frozen or fresh fruits, 1 cup of milk, ½ cup of orange juice, ½ cup of vanilla yogurt, one tablespoon of honey.


Add all the listed ingredients to a blender, blend till smooth, refrigerate and serve chilled. You can check out other fruit smoothie breakfast recipes

Hummus On Pita Bread With Lettuce And Tomatoes

14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas
14 Easy and Delicious College Breakfast Ideas

This is another lovely recipe dedicated to vegetarians. All you need to prepare is some lettuce, tomatoes, ½ pita bread, and 3 to 4 tablespoons of hummus. To prepare it, spread the hummus inside the pita bread, stuff in some lettuce and tomatoes, and that does it. You can enjoy it with a cup of tea or coffee. 


These 14 easy and delicious breakfast ideas were carefully selected with you in mind. With the breakfast suggestions that I have given, I am positive that from now on, your breakfast options will be expanded, and your diet will be drastically improved. Plus, you get to save some extra bucks and keep some excess weight out of the way.

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