Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why are we settling for a package of oatmeal or a plain-ass greek yogurt in the morning? While those two options are the easiest on-the-go breakfast choices, they get really boring really quickly. If you’re feeling fancy, you could make a sandwich for breakfast. If you’re trying to stay healthy but can’t even look at another egg, there are many alternatives. Or, if you’re like us, and you want a breakfast that is anything but boring, you need an easy recipe you can make in the toaster oven. Wake up a little earlier than usual and treat yourself to one of these killer toaster oven breakfasts.


1. Cinnamon, Ginger + Brown Sugar Grapefruit: If you’re one of those people who likes a flavor punch to start to your morning, then this recipe is for you. The sharp taste of the citrus combines with the sweet taste of the brown sugar to give you a well-balanced breakfast. (Photo via Jocelyn Hsu)

2. Personalized Pop-Tarts: Nothing is more tragic than opening a package of Pop-Tarts and only being able to eat one of them, because then you have a difficult decision to make — either let it go stale or eat it and give yourself a sugar high that will probably last three days. But you’ll never have to deal with that dilemma again once you make your own Pop-Tarts. (Video via Samantha Ho)

3. Toasted Coconut + White Chocolate Cookies: Technically, a coconut can be considered a fruit AND a nut, so you get a two-for-one deal with this recipe. Some people might say the nutritional value of coconut significantly decreases when you make it into a cookie, but those people just don’t know how to live. (Photo via Abigail Wang)


4. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Hash: What happens when you combine some of life’s greatest foods? You get this epic bacon, egg and cheese breakfast hash. The savory mix of ingredients in this well-balanced breakfast will have you ready for anything life throws your way. Just dump it all on a piece of aluminum foil and throw it in the toaster oven to eat like a pro. (Video via Rob Arrasate)

5. Cinnamon Roll Cookies: Sometimes you just wake up craving something sweet, and there should be no shame or blame in that — so we’ve got you covered. If you’re not feeling a whole cinnamon roll, just condense it into a cookie to munch on while you watch those Saturday morning cartoons. (Photo via Max Bartick)

6. Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups: Imagine eating equal parts bacon and egg in every bite you take. Well, we just made that possible with these bacon and egg toast cups. Anyone and everyone will love these, unless they’re a breakfast hater. (Photo via Emily Hu)

7. Shakshuka Avocado: If you have yet to ever try an eggocado, you’re missing out on a delicious meal. However, time moves on and things evolve. This shakshuka avocado recipe has such an amazing blend of flavors, you won’t know what to feel — but you’ll know it is amazing. The mixture of creamy avocado, baked egg, tangy sauce and rich cheese is all you’ve ever needed in life. You’re welcome. (Photo via Rob Arrasate)

8. S’mores Stuffed French Toast: What do you do when it’s the middle of the winter and you’re craving s’mores? We all know you’re not about to build a campfire if the temperature is below zero, so just heat up your toaster oven and make this recipe instead. (Video via Rob Arraste)

9. DIY Cookie Crisp Cereal: Cookie Crisp cereal is the reason kids around the world can get away with eating cookies for breakfast, and the reason we’ve included so many cookie recipes in this roundup. There is no better way to start your day than with an extreme sugar rush, so kick your week off right with this recipe. (Photo via Dylan Barth)

10. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Cookie: If want to try your favorite breakfast combination in a different form, this recipe is sure to please. Bet you never thought you’d be able to achieve solid #yolkporn on top of a cookie. (Photo via Elena Besser)

11. Savory Monkey Bread: Pulling apart your food is always awesome. When it’s something as savory as this breakfast monkey bread, it gets so much better. Go HAM on this warm, cheesy, bacon-filled sucker. Be prepared to slap some hands away from this dish. Better yet, eat it alone. (Photo via Rob Arrasate)

12. Hot Chocolate Cookies: If you’re a coffee person but find yourself craving hot chocolate on a cold morning in the middle of winter, you could have a problem. Unless you feel like holding a mug in each hand, just transform your hot chocolate into a cookie with this recipe and all your problems are solved. (Photo via Samantha Klein)

13. French Toast Bites: You know it’s going to be a good day when you start it with French toast. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to a stove, or the time to make this breakfast treat the best it can be. As it turns out, all you need to make French toast on the go is a toaster oven and some tinfoil. (Video via Thomas Sireci)

14. Peanut Butter + Jelly Banana Boats: Bread is overrated and full of carbs, so why not replace it with a banana and pop it into the toaster oven? Now you have an excuse to make the classic PB&J combination at any time of day with these instructions. (Photo via Thomas Sireci)

15. Roasted Nuts: Start your morning with a hearty serving of protein by tossing your favorite kind of nuts into the oven and roasting them. This makes them even more fragrant and flavorful than when they’re raw — and who doesn’t want their kitchen to smell like almonds? (Photo via Kirby Barth)

What do you make in the toaster oven? Let us know in the comments!