3-Ingredient Breakfasts to Throw Together When You Have No Time

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Whether you’re running out the door to work or just remembered you agreed to host Sunday brunch, odds are you need a ridiculously quick breakfast recipe. Calling for just three ingredients each, these nine sweet and savory breakfasts come together faster than you can make a stop at the bagel place—better yet, the ingredients are probably stuff you already have in the kitchen.

1. Three-Ingredient Pancakes

three ingredient breakfast: pancakes

You don’t have to save your pancake breakfast for the weekend. This pancake batter is just eggs, milk, and flour—we think that’s perfectly reasonable to mix up before work or on a Sunday morning.

2. Three-Ingredient Bacon and Egg Cups

three ingredient breakfast: Bacon and Egg Cups

Make the cutest personal bacon and eggs for brunch: Crack an egg into each cup of a muffin tin lined with a strip of cooked bacon. Sprinkle with chives, then bake until eggs are cooked.

3. Three-Ingredient Acai Bowl

three ingredient breakfast: acai bowl

This vibrant acai bowl looks intricate, but it’s actually ridiculously easy to make. Blend a frozen acai pack, a frozen banana, and a bit of nondairy milk or yogurt into a thick purple smoothie. Top with fruit and granola, or spoon it up as is.

4. Three-Ingredient Eggs and Sweet Potato Skillet

three ingredient breakfast: Sweet Potato Skillet

Essentially a giant cheesy, eggy hash brown, this speedy vegetarian breakfast skillet is a morning dream, thanks to eggs, sweet potatoes, and a bit of sharp cheese.

5. Three-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Muffins

three ingredient breakfast: Flourless Chocolate Muffins

You don’t need to stop for a muffin to grab a quick breakfast. Mix nut butter, cocoa powder, and eggs, then pour into muffin tins. Stash a few in your purse for a hangry emergency.

6. Three-Ingredient Avocado Smoothie

three ingredient breakfast: Avocado Smoothie

This creamy smoothie is packed with good-for-you fats, making it a perfect post-workout meal. Blend avocado, frozen banana, and milk until pale and smooth. Throw it in a jar and drink it on the go if you want.

7. Three-Ingredient Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

three ingredient breakfast: Chia Seed Pudding

Stir chia seeds with a blended mixture of coconut milk and raspberries. Let it sit overnight, then wake up to the easiest (and prettiest) chia pudding breakfast around.

8. Three-Ingredient Breakfast Skillet

three ingredient breakfast: Breakfast Skillet

A breakfast skillet is without a doubt the best meal to serve to a group of friends for brunch, made better only by a short ingredient list. Brown ground turkey in a pan, then add spicy salsa and crack in a bunch of eggs. Breakfast is served.

9. Three-Ingredient Strawberry Overnight Oats

three ingredient breakfast: overnight oats

Blend frozen strawberries and milk into a thick mixture, then pour into a jar of oats. Stash in a jar overnight, then spoon up all that pink goodness tomorrow morning.

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