5 Breakfast Ideas for Under $5 that Won’t Derail Your Morning

Getting out the door on time can be challenging for families. One blip in the typical, hectic routine can derail an entire morning, leaving everyone frustrated and late. Skipping breakfast is not the solution, in terms of health, when time is tight. The benefits of eating a nourishing breakfast are worth the effort. Notably, people who regularly eat a healthy breakfast tend to perform better at work and school. And if the meal is made at home, it can have a positive effect not only on your overall health, but also your budget. These breakfast ideas won’t break the bank and will keep your family full, satisfied, and ready to tackle the demands of the day.

Price per serving: $1.87 | Total Price: $8.37 | Serves 4

Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value. Make a double batch of these hearty burritos and wrap individually to freeze for easy breakfasts any time. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, turning halfway through, to reheat.

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Price per serving: $0.51 | Total Price: $4.05 | Serves 8

Pumpkin Overnight Waffles

Pumpkin Overnight Waffles

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. This recipe makes a batch large enough to feed a family of four a couple of times throughout the week or a crowd for Sunday brunch. If you’re cooking for one or two, make the whole batch anyway and freeze the leftovers: they reheat gorgeously in a toaster.

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Price per serving: $0.62 | Total Price: $2.47 | Serves 4

Peanut Butter & Fruit Rolls

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. This easy breakfast or snack is perfect for kids to make themselves while you get other things done. If your child’s classroom is peanut-free and they plan to pack this as a snack, sunflower seed butter makes a nice, allergy-safe alternative.

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Price per serving: $1.22 | Total Price: $1.22 | Serves 1

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. These nutritious pancakes are the perfect way to wake up in the morning. Instead of syrup, try them topped with plain yogurt sweetened with fruit.

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Price per serving: $0.51 | Total Price: $0.51 | Serves 1

Applesauce Oatmeal for One

Applesauce Oatmeal for One

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. Oatmeal is always a warm, nutritious start to a cool, autumn day. This one is sweetened with applesauce and cinnamon. Running low on milk or eggs? Shelf-stable ingredients make this a great option for cooking from your pantry.

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