Breakfast finger foods are an ideal option for busy people who don’t have much time to prepare and enjoy a morning meal. But it is very unhealthy to rush to work or school with an empty stomach.
When skipping breakfast, your body and mind won’t have sufficient energy to work productively. But you can’t have the boring cereal bowls forever. In this post, I will show you the most simple and easy finger foods recipes that only take a short time to prepare.
These dishes come in diversified flavors, from fabulous sugary treats to savory burritos, bites, and muffins. The ingredients involved are very common and easy to prepare, even for people who rarely get in the kitchen.
What can be greater than sipping a cup of hot brewed coffee and enjoying the delicate bites? Continue reading, and you will never want to skip breakfast again!
These 23 Delicious Breakfast Finger Foods Recipes Will Make Your Morning Greater
I will start the list with the sugary treats for those with a sweet tooth. The later part of the list is the savory dishes that involve ingredients like eggs, ham, and bacon to diversify your option.
They are all delicious dishes that are rich in healthy nutrition and protein. Choose the recipes that suit your appetite depending on your morning schedule and preference. No further talking; let’s move on to the first dish!
1. English Muffin With Scrambled Eggs
These muffins may look small. But they’re packed with various flavors and nutrients, especially when you combine them with ham, bacon, and other veggies (olives, red peppers, cherry tomatoes, etc.).
Also, since this dish is English muffins, they can differ slightly from what you’ve thought. For example, you won’t bake these cakes. Instead, you’ll cook them on a stovetop until they turn fluffy.
As for scrambled eggs, I guess many are already familiar with it. But make sure to cook it on a nonstick pan. And since the muffins are quite sweet, you don’t need to use cream or milk for this part.
2. Watermelon and Pineapple Grilled Fruit Skewers
Total time: 15 minutes.
Have you ever tried a BBQ fruit skewer? The idea of baking watermelon on the BBQ may sound weird, but it enhances the sweetness and gives the fruit a denser texture. Give it a try, and the revolutionizing flavor of this fruit skewer will amaze you.
As this breakfast recipe doesn’t use eggs and only requires basic ingredients: watermelon and pineapple, it all comes down to your grilling skill and the sauce quality. Combine yogurt with brown sugar to get a creamy and sweet dipping sauce.
First, cut the fruits into small cubes and put them in two bowls, then skewer the cubes onto the sticks. Brush the cubes with lemon juice and honey or maple syrup. Grill patiently at low heat until the fruit cubes turn brown and are ready to serve with the dipping sauce.
Making the watermelon and fruit grilled is so easy with this video!
3. Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
Total time: 15 minutes.
Nothing is greater for a busy morning than a simple french toast served with the warm maple syrup dipping sauce.
Your family members will love cinnamon sugar’s sweet and delightful flavor combined with the crispy texture of these toast sticks for the delicious French breakfast cuisine.
Preparing the French toast has never been so fun and easy. Roll the hot sliced sticks on a plate of cinnamon sugar to give it a sweet sugar coat. Opt for gluten-free certified bread products and dairy-free milk if you are sensitive to these substances.
This recipe uses stale bread as a substitute for traditional French bread. They won’t get too soggy when coated with the egg mixture and make it easier for you to fry.
The slice should be thick (about 1,7 cm) so that you can cut it into three bacon pieces after removing the crust. Serve it with stewed apple syrup and powdered sugar. Feel free to add other toppings like melted chocolate, strawberries, or fruits that suit your taste.
4. Mini Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins
Total time: 45 minutes at most.
Do you love eating pumpkins? Don’t miss out on this simple and easy mini pumpkin butterscotch muffins recipe. These are the best breakfast potluck dish you will ever have, with the savory and subtly sweet flavor of pumpkin combined with the luscious taste of butterscotch.
You can find all the ingredients in the grocery store, including canned pumpkin, flour, egg, and baking powder. Whisk the flour, baking soda, powder, and salt in one large bowl to prepare the dough.
Find a smaller bowl to mix the eggs, pumpkins, and sugar, then pour the mixture into the first bowl and continue whisking gently.
You will need a muffin tin to shape the muffins. Cover the tins with spray oil and place them on the muffin batter (about half a cup for each tin). Bake until you get a beautiful golden and dry texture, and let it cool to serve.
5. Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins
Total time: 30 minutes.
Many know how to make English muffins with scrambled eggs. But have you tried combining these two into one? These baked breakfast omelet muffins are full of savory bacon and healthy vegetables. I promise everyone will get fascinated with these yummy and simple egg muffins.
The great part about these muffins is that you can add more green veggies and customize the ingredients to suit different diets and tastes. All you need is a cooking spray, bacon, eggs, and a lot of vegetables.
Whisk and season the eggs with salt and pepper, then put in the bacon and veggies you prefer (bell pepper, onion, or spinach, for example). Spread the mixture evenly on the muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes until the egg is well done.
Some recommended variations you can add to the egg mixture are cheese, chicken sausage, or ham. They all combine well with the eggs to deliver a fabulous taste. Try to mix many veggies with different colors to make the dish more appealing.
6. Healthy Carrot Zucchini Muffins
Total time: 35 minutes.
This is one of the best morning dishes for vegans with low sugar, fat, and an abundance of nutritious veggies. The brown and crispy texture of the carrot zucchini muffins make them more appealing than any savory dishes and meat rolls.
The filling and delicious taste of the muffins can satisfy everyone, even people who don’t like eating vegetables. The key to getting the fluffy texture is not over mixing the ingredients so the batter won’t get tough and sticky.
To make the batter, combine the wheat flour, rolled oats, baking soda, and baking powder with the wet mixture of eggs, zucchini, and milk. Stir until the batter gets smooth, and spread it on the muffin tins. After baking, you can test the texture of the muffins using a toothpick.
Also, pay attention that the zucchini muffins can be stored at room temperatures (about three days) without freezing. If you put them in a container, add an extra paper layer on the bottom to absorb the excess oil and prevent the muffins from getting sticky.
Don’t miss out on these yummy carrot cake zucchini muffins.
7. Copycat Petite Vanilla Scones
Total time: 45 minutes.
Try making the famous Starbuck vanilla scones at home with this simple recipe. The fluffy and soft scone textures with a creamy frosting layer will melt your heart.
Start making the scones by gently mixing the basic ingredients like flour, sugar, and baking powder using a fork. Then add cold butter to make the dough more sticky and knead it on a floured surface with your hand.
You can add extra vanilla extract to enhance its flavor. Divide the dough into eight equal triangles on the baking sheets and bake at medium heat until they turn golden. Preparing the frosting is very simple by whisking sugar, vanilla, and cream in one large bowl.
The more cream you add, the stickier the mixture gets. To serve, apply the frosting to the scones upside down and wait for it to dry. Remember to freeze the scones first before frosting.
Forget the Starbuck stores. These delicious copycat vanilla scones will make you addicted!
8. Honey Orange Pecan Mini Rolls
Total time: 10 minutes.
If you love eating cinnamon rolls, these honey orange pecan mini rolls will surely suit your taste. Unlike any morning crescent rolls, these mini rolls have a pliable and wonky texture.
Mix the pecans, butter, cinnamon, and honey to make the filling. Then, apply the filling evenly without the dough before slicing it into equal pieces. Remember to reserve a little pecan for the toppings.
Roll the pieces into neat logs and slice them into 12 equal parts. Divide the parts onto the mini tin and bake until they turn golden brown.
You will need a mini muffin pan to prepare this dish. You can buy the premade dough at the grocery store to save time. Pour the hot rolls, the orange honey glaze, and the remaining chopped pecans to serve.
9. Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates with Walnuts and Mint
Total time: 10 minutes.
The fabulous nutty flavor of toasted walnut and refreshing mint make these stuffed dates a great option for yummy Christmas breakfast. The soft and tender texture of stuffed dates combined with goat cheese is simply irresistible.
To prepare, slice the Medjool dates halfway, remove the pit, and stuff it with goat cheese (about a teaspoon). After toasting, the dates will turn amber-brown with crispy skin. Decorate the dates half by pressing it with the goat cheese and a small mint leaf.
This dish is suitable for all seasons and special occasions like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or Thanksgiving. You can use cream or blue cheese as a substitute for goat cheese. And don’t ever leave out the mint leaf, which plays a vital role in creating this dish’s unique flavor.
Prepare as many servings as you like, as the dates can last for days in the fridge. There’s no need to reheat; just let it rest at room temperatures before serving.
10. Cherry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal With Chia And Hemp
Total time: 30 minutes.
Sometimes we are too lazy to get in the kitchen in the morning. These cherry vanilla baked oatmeal with chia and hemp are one of the best easily-prepared morning dishes for busy people.
The dish is very easy to make, just cherries with eggs, seeds, rolled oats, and other common seasonings. To prepare, blend the eggs with coconut oil, sugar, sauce, milk, and vanilla thoroughly.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients like baking powder, seeds, rolled oats, and cinnamon before blending with the mixture, and that’s it. Add the cherries to the mixture and stir until it gets smooth.
When the mixture is well-combined, spread it evenly on the muffin cup (about a large cream cup each). Bake until the muffins turn golden brown and crispy on the edges, then put on some thawed cherries or yogurt to serve.
The more diversified the ingredients, the better flavor you get. Feel free to add any health booster you have, like chia seed, flaxseed, or nuts and fruits.
11. Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins
Total time: 28 minutes.
The chunk banana muffins never get obsolete with the classic chocolate taste and mild sweetness of bananas. After trying out these healthy and delicious banana muffins, you will regret eating the sugary cookies and potato chips for breakfast.
The amazing flavors of chocolate and bananas combined are just out of the world. Don’t forget to mash the bananas before mixing them with brown sugar in a large bowl. When the mixture is fully blended, crack in the eggs, butter, and vanilla and keep on mixing.
When the mixture gets smooth and perfect, pour in baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and most importantly, chocolate chips. Spread it on the muffin tins (more than half of each tin) and bake until you get an eye-catching brown texture.
Don’t want a whole lot of work for breakfast? Try out these simple and healthy chocolate chunk banana muffins!
12. Raspberry Coconut Breakfast Balls
Total time: 10 minutes.
One of the most simple and delicious morning dishes for children that requires no cooking. You kids will love the delicate taste of frozen berries and the beautiful white color of the desiccated coconut coating.
The best thing about these breakfast balls is their simple preparation. You just need to blend the oats, almond meal, and frozen Raspberries in a high-speed blender. When the mixture is fully combined, take it out and knead it into small balls, then dip them in coconut to coat.
Don’t use steel-cut oats because it doesn’t work with this recipe. Both frozen and fresh berries are applicable, but you need to adjust the proportion used accordingly. You can add extra raisins, sultanas, or dried fruit to enhance the sweet flavor of the balls.
These raspberry coconut balls can last two days at room temperature (using an airtight container) and up to one month in the fridge. So busy people can prepare many servings for later use.
13. Strawberry Chocolate Donut Kabobs
Total time: 12 minutes.
What can be greater for the occasions than chocolate and strawberries served with an elegant glass of champagne?. Using only four simple ingredients, it is a great Mother’s Day morning dish to impress your beloved mother.
Your mother will love the decadent and sweet taste combined with the elegant and classy appearance of these kabobs. You need the frozen chocolate donut holes, strawberries, and marshmallows for this dish, which can be found in the grocery stores.
First, heat the chocolate donut holes in the oven or microwave, then dip them in the thawed vanilla glaze to coat. Thread the strawberries, marshmallows, and chocolate donut holes alternatively in a 1:1 proportion on the skewers.
Serve the skewers with a glass of champagne and drizzle them with extra maple syrup or chocolate sauce if you like. You can diversify the ingredients with pineapple and other berries to enrich the flavor.
14. Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes
Total time: 55 minutes.
The fans of strawberries cannot miss out on these delicious mini strawberry cheesecakes with a creamy and refreshing flavor. The strawberries are so addictive and work so well when combined with the creamy vanilla cheesecake filling to create a heavenly taste.
When shopping for strawberries, you should note that the greater the scent of the fruits, the better they taste. Besides the strawberries, you need cream cheese, sugar, flour, butter, and eggs to make the filling and crust of the cheesecakes.
To prepare the crust, bake the wafer cookie crumbs, butter, and sugar on the cupcake liner; let it cool while you make the filling. Mix the cream cheese, flours, and sugar in a large bowl, then add vanilla and eggs; continue beating the mixture slowly.
Place the filling and chopped strawberries alternatively on the crust to form the cheesecakes. After baking, pour on top a mixture of heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla extract to serve.
Preparing these delicate mini strawberry cheesecakes is just a piece of cake with this video!
15. Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Muffins
Total time: 25 minutes.
The lovely cinnamon quinoa muffins for yummy breakfasts without gluten are suitable for people of all ages who are short on time in the morning.
The soft and tender texture with the sweetness of apple, cinnamon, and maple syrup is irresistible. Maple syrup brings a more pleasant and natural sweetness than refined sugar.
For the vegan version of this delicious apple breakfast dish, you can substitute the eggs for health boosters like chia seeds or flaxseeds. Ensure that you use gluten-free certified oats. To prepare, mix quinoa, oats, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and pour in maple syrup.
Then add the eggs or chia seed and apple pieces. Continue mixing until you get a smooth and well-combined mixture.
Divide the mixture into mini-muffin cups and bake at high heat for at least 20 minutes. You can pack these little snacks to work or school in an airtight container or store them in the fridge.
16. Sweet Potato Banana Muffins
Total time: 30 minutes.
Do you want a healthy dish with butter, veggies, fruit, and no refined sugar? Look no further than the sweet potato banana muffins with a crispy brown texture and a pleasant sweet potato taste.
Preparing this dish is so easy and simple. First, scramble the eggs in a large bowl and mix it with sweet potato, banana, nut butter, and a dash of cinnamon until fully combined. Remember to mash the sweet potato and banana first before mixing.
Spread the mixture on a greased muffin tin and bake for around 20 minutes until it turns golden brown and crunchy. The sweet potato is already sweet and delicious, but you can add butter, honey, or extra sugar on top to enrich the flavor.
Total time: 20 minutes.
Are you looking for protein-rich breakfast recipes to keep you full all morning? The healthy protein cookies are very yummy and rich in beneficial nutrients, using only vegan and gluten-free ingredients.
As the oatmeal doesn’t contain much protein, you can supply the dish with other rich fiber and protein sources like peanut butter, flaxseed, and chia seed. Opt for the traditional rolled oats that are gluten-free certified if you have special allergies or Celina disease.
To give this dish an extra sweet and more excellent flavor, you need maple syrup, mashed banana, and cinnamon. The protein powder is an additional option for body muscle builders, which works well with this recipe.
Preparing the protein cookies is very simple by mixing the ingredients in a large bowl. When the mixture gets smooth, divide it into 12 flat equal cookies (about 4-5 centimeters in diameter). Place them neatly on the baking sheet; bake for 15 minutes, and serve.
You will no longer worry about weight gain after learning to cook these healthy protein cookies!
18. Broccoli Tots
Total time: 45 minutes.
People who don’t like broccoli will change their minds after eating these delicious broccoli tots. These low-carb tots are a rich source of fiber, sodium, and protein, which are very beneficial to your health and digestive system.
In only 45 minutes, you can create appealing crispy tots with the complimenting delicious flavor of the dipping sauce. The soul of this dish is the Ranch dipping sauce with a creamy texture that goes so well with the veggies.
If you can’t find Ranch, opt for sugar-free barbecue sauce or ketchup. Their spicy and mildly sweet flavor is all you need for a healthy and delicious morning snack. Before cooking, blanch the fresh broccoli in hot water for one minute and chop it into tiny pieces.
Mix the chopped broccoli with eggs, cheese, and breadcrumbs in a large bowl to prepare the broccoli tots. Gently knead the mixture into small tater-tot-shaped balls (about one-half spoon each) and bake until they turn golden brown.
19. Sausage Cheese Balls
Total time: 30 minutes.
Here comes an excellent recipe for the tasty morning side dishes that takes only thirty minutes to prepare. The golden crunchy texture and yummy taste of instant sausage are ideal for the morning. You can also prepare larger servings for a full meal.
The recipe involves only four ingredients: baking mix, ground pork sausage, cheddar cheese, and milk. Opt for dairy-free milk if you are sensitive to this substance. Cheddar cheese is usually gluten-free, but you should check its listed components.
To cook the sausage cheese balls, mix the ingredients in a medium bow until you get a well-combined mixture. Blend the ingredients thoroughly to ensure that there isn’t any uncombined baking flour left in the bottom.
Shape the mixture into small balls with your hand (about the size of a golf ball), then place them on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Around three dozen are sufficient for a complete and delicious breakfast.
20. Mini Caprese Salad Skewers
Total time: 30 minutes.
What can be more perfect than these refreshing mini Caprese salad skewers for a hot summer morning? The basil and cherry tomatoes duo is so tasty and eye-catching that it brings your breakfast to another level.
This dish is super fun and easy to prepare with tasty and colorful ingredients like mozzarella balls, basil, cherry tomatoes, and seasoning materials. For this recipe, you should use mini skewers (about 2 ½ to 4 inches long).
You will need two mozzarella balls, one cherry tomato cut in half, and two basil leaves for each skewer. Thread the mozzarella balls first into the skewers, followed by tomato, basil, and mozzarella.
Apply the olive oil to the skewers and season them with salt and pepper. If the basil leaves or cherry tomatoes are too large, you can slice or fold them in half to thread. Serve immediately at room temperatures.
21. Mini Broccoli & Cheese Frittatas
Total time: 1 hour.
These yummy cheese frittatas are a perfect combination of scrambled eggs and veggies that brings a unique flavor. You can prepare these frittatas the night before and cook them in the morning for extra convenience and time saved.
The first step is frying the broccoli and garlic using a nonstick skillet to dry the moisture. Blend the eggs, goat cheese, salt, pepper, and tarragon in a high-speed blender to get a smooth and yellow texture.
Combine the broccoli and egg mixtures in the muffin cup and bake for around 20 minutes. You can top the muffin cups with red bell pepper to decorate before baking. Let the frittatas rest and serve immediately.
22. Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Total time: 45 minutes.
Now it’s time for the delicious savory dishes for breakfast to supply your body with more protein and nutrition for an energetic morning. This recipe is all about eggs and sausage, which gives the hot casseroles a savory and delicious flavor.
Fry the breakfast sausage at medium heat using a skillet and crumble it. Whisk the eggs, milk, and seasoning materials like salt, pepper, paprika, and dry mustard in a large bowl. Then pour in the crumbled sausage, chopped English muffin, green onions, and cheese to stir.
When the mixture is well combined, let it rest for 10 minutes before dividing into the muffin cups. Bake until the eggs are done, and you get a creamy yellow color. Suppose you freeze the muffin to store; remember to reheat slightly before serving.
Learn to make the perfect egg and cheese breakfast casseroles with this video!
23. Mini Twice Baked Potato Skins
Total time: 35 minutes.
The crispy baked potato skin topped with creamy cheese and savory bacon will make your morning party and breakfast more pompous. Follow these instructions to create the perfect mini twice-baked potato skins, and everyone will be amazed at your cooking skills.
The first step is heating the baby potatoes in a microwave until they are cooked through. Wait for the potatoes to cool down and slice them into two halves. Then, use the spoon to remove the middle and continue heating the skins in the oven to make them more crispy.
Finally, stuff the skins with potato filling, cheese, butter, scallions, salt, and pepper. Put them back in the oven until the cheese begins to melt and bubble. Slice the bacon into tiny bits and spread it on the dish to serve.
24. Glazed Ham and Cheese Hawaiian Party Rolls
Total time: 35 minutes.
Try out these classic toasted sweet rolls packed with savory glazed ham and cheese slices for Hawaiian breakfast cuisines. The delicious creamy flavor of the cheese melting on the tasty ham slices creates a fabulous taste.
First, thoroughly melt the butter with sugar and salt in a small pot and set it aside. Slice the rolls in half and apply the glaze mixture on both sides. Place one slice of ham and cheese on one side of each roll and put the other rolls on top.
Brush another layer of the prepared mixture on top, cover the rolls with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. You know the rolls are done when the cheese melts on their crunchy texture. Any ham and cheese products work fine with this recipe, so use whatever you have.
Challenge your cooking skills with these Hawaiian party rolls!
Never Skip Breakfast Again With These Delicious Breakfast Finger Foods
We need to fill our stomachs with tasty and nutritious food to work and study more effectively. Some dishes even take less than 10 minutes to make, suitable for super busy people.
Understanding that you don’t have much time to cook every morning, I have carefully selected the simplest ingredients and dishes that can last for many days in the fridge.
Based on your preferences and the ingredients available, select the most optimal recipe in this list. I promise that people with moderate cooking skills can create a perfect dish by following the instructions.
Let your cooking skills shine with these 23 simple and easy breakfast finger foods. Did you have a great time trying out these recipes? Don’t hesitate to share it with your acquaintances to make their morning easier.
I always welcome your questions and contributive ideas, so feel free to use the comment section. Thank you for reading!
16 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories179
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
- Cholesterol 25mg 9%
- Sodium 176mg 8%
- Potassium 50mg 2%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
- Sugars 3.1g
- Protein 4.2g 9%
- Calcium 29%
- Iron 2%
- Vitamin D 3%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Table of Contents
- These 23 Delicious Breakfast Finger Foods Recipes Will Make Your Morning Greater
- 1. English Muffin With Scrambled Eggs
- 2. Watermelon and Pineapple Grilled Fruit Skewers
- 3. Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
- 4. Mini Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins
- 5. Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins
- 6. Healthy Carrot Zucchini Muffins
- 7. Copycat Petite Vanilla Scones
- 8. Honey Orange Pecan Mini Rolls
- 9. Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates with Walnuts and Mint
- 10. Cherry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal With Chia And Hemp
- 11. Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins
- 12. Raspberry Coconut Breakfast Balls
- 13. Strawberry Chocolate Donut Kabobs
- 14. Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes
- 15. Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Muffins
- 16. Sweet Potato Banana Muffins
- 17. Healthy Protein Cookies
- 18. Broccoli Tots
- 19. Sausage Cheese Balls
- 20. Mini Caprese Salad Skewers
- 21. Mini Broccoli & Cheese Frittatas
- 22. Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
- 23. Mini Twice Baked Potato Skins
- 24. Glazed Ham and Cheese Hawaiian Party Rolls
- Never Skip Breakfast Again With These Delicious Breakfast Finger Foods
- 24 Delicious Breakfast Finger Foods (+ English Muffin With Scrambled Eggs)
- Nutrition Facts
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