20 Healthy Diabetic-Friendly Breakfasts to Try Now!

20 Healthy Diabetic-Friendly Breakfasts to Try Now!

When you have Diabetes, breakfast is not as simple as going to the pantry and grabbing a box of cereal, filling a bowl and adding milk.

When you are diabetic, you really need to watch the sugar intake, and as we all know most cereals are processed and contain too much sugar.

These recipes are going to give you ideas and meals that are perfect for the Diabetic to eat.

In all truth, I have eaten many of these myself, and I am not Diabetic. The meals just taste so good you cannot resist.

1. Crunchy Peach Parfaits

Crunchy Peach Parfaits
Crunchy Peach Parfaits (from Eat This)

These parfaits are so simple to make, they take very little time and they will not only fill you up, they will let you enjoy breakfast again.

They are made with layers of yogurt, sliced peaches and granola or chopped nuts. The great part is that you can use fresh peaches, canned peaches or frozen peaches that have been thawed.

Complete with a homemade granola recipe this is the one to hang on to

2. Easy Low-Carb Oatmeal

Easy Low-Carb “Oatmeal”
Easy Low-Carb “Oatmeal” (from Diabetes Strong)

Oatmeal has always been considered one of those healthy breakfasts. However, it is worth mentioning that although low on the glycemic index, oats are high in carbohydrates.

This recipe actually contains no oatmeal. There is flour, flax meal, chia seeds, cinnamon and coconut flour.

The taste is amazing and you will believe that you are eating oatmeal.

3. Classic Omelet with Greens

Classic Omelet and Greens
Classic Omelet and Greens (from Good Housekeeping)

A tasty omelet with onions, baby spinach, parmesan cheese and eggs.

Seasoned slightly with salt and pepper. This makes a healthy breakfast with very little work.

It is quick and it is filling. You can add in other ingredients that also work for a meal fit for a king or queen, who just happens to need a healthier type of meal.

This can actually be eaten for any meal during the day or evening.

4. Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Blueberry Banana Pancakes
Blueberry Banana Pancakes (from The Nutty Duo)

Pancakes are one of those traditional breakfasts that everyone loves. However, sometimes we need the meal to be a healthier version of what we love.

This recipe will give you the pancakes you crave that are healthy and filling. These pancakes are made with bananas, oats, flaxseed meal plus more to make a nutrient dense version of a breakfast favorite.

When topped with blueberries or other fruit, you have a complete combination of flavors.

5. High Protein Oatmeal Recipe

High Protein Oatmeal Recipe (How to Make Stovetop Oatmeal with Eggs)
High Protein Oatmeal Recipe (from Fannetastic Food)

This recipe will give you the flavor of oatmeal, but it will increase the amount of protein, which helps keep you full longer.

Although we are taught that oatmeal is too high in carbs, if we minimize the amount we eat, and increase the good stuff, it comes closer to evening out.

This oatmeal is made with oats and eggs and an amount of mashed banana. So the texture of oatmeal is still there like you crave.

6. Squash, Feta and Bacon Breakfast

Squash, Bacon and Feta Breakfast Bake Recipe
Squash, Bacon and Feta Breakfast Bake Recipe (from Oprah)

Leave it to the famous stars to teach us about some amazing food combinations.

This breakfast bake includes squash that has been baked, then scooped out and baked again to form a type of crust. Then you will get some low-sodium bacon, and spinach or kale, or swiss chard.

Layered on top of the baked squash and topped with Feta cheese crumbles. Seasoned lightly to let the natural flavors come through.

7. Low Carb Mini Omelettes

Low-carbohydrate Mini Omelets
Low-carbohydrate Mini Omelets (from MOMables)

Not only are these low carb omelets, they are kid friendly. This is perfect for those kids who are not fans of eggs.

Foods that are healthy do not have to taste icky. These little omelets are made with eggs, milk and your choice of meat.

Serve these with some blueberries and this will be filling and healthy as well as tasty.

8. Veggie Chickpea Sandwiches

Veggie Chickpea Sandwiches
Veggie Chickpea Sandwiches (from Baton Rouge Clinic)

This is a healthy sandwich that will work for breakfast or lunch. The nutrient rich sandwich is heart healthy and helps to boost the immune system.

Chickpeas and an assortment of other vegetables, is what makes this sandwich tasty and filling. The vegetables are diced up and combined to make a great combination of textures and tastes.

The veggie mix can be placed in a container and kept in the refrigerator for 4 days.

9. Egg Sandwiches with Tomato, Rosemary and Feta

Egg Sandwiches with Rosemary, Tomato & Feta
Egg Sandwiches with Rosemary, Tomato & Feta (from EatingWell)

Talk about a tasty and delightful sandwich. This one is one you will want to eat everyday. These ingredients are all part of the Mediterranean Diet.

These sandwiches are made on Sandwich thins. Sandwich thins are bread rolls that are thinner than normal bread, although tastier. The eggs are cooked in Rosemary Oil which gives them additional flavor.

The Sandwich Thins are a multigrain variety which gives them added fiber. The spinach combined with the Rosemary and Feta is a taste you won’t believe.

10. Tomato and Coriander Breakfast Scramble

Tomato and coriander breakfast scramble
Tomato and coriander breakfast scramble (from South Coast Sun)

Protein from eggs does help a person to feel full longer, which means snacking is kept at a minimal amount.

This is important for diabetics as the snacking can and often increase the blood sugar levels, creating health issues. Having a breakfast that is filling and tasty will help you throughout the morning.

Don’t let the name fool you, Coriander is another name for the herb Cilantro. This makes the breakfast flavorful and delicious.

11. Lemon Avocado Toast

Meyer Lemon Avocado Toast
Meyer Lemon Avocado Toast (from Allrecipes)

When you have an avocado that might be a little too ripe, this is the perfect recipe to use it for.

Mixed with garlic and lemon, the taste of the Avocado is enhanced. The lemon will obviously give it a little extra zing.

To make it even healthier, Chia Seeds are added, this is all stirred together and spread on multigrain toast.

This may be one of the best diabetic breakfasts I have heard of.

12. Foolproof Poached Eggs

Foolproof Poached Eggs
Foolproof Poached Eggs (from Allrecipes)

Poached eggs are a much loved breakfast, however, so many people have a difficult time making them.

This recipe is a foolproof and easy way of making poached eggs for a delightfully healthy breakfast. Serve these up with Asparagus and Tomato slices for a colorful breakfast meal.

A side of multigrain toast tops it off to be complete. What makes these eggs foolproof is adding a touch of vinegar to the water and shutting the heat off on the pan once the eggs have been added.

13. Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Oats

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Oats
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Oats (from Mastering Diabetes)

This is a unique twist on a classic oatmeal breakfast.

Adding a scoop of Amla Green, chia seeds, steel cut oats, raisins, apples and cinnamon is going to give you a breakfast with a variety of flavor in every bite, but also the health benefits of all these healthy ingredients.

Amla Green is a green tea powder superfood. Almond Milk is a better choice of milk and gives even more flavor.

14. No Bake Blueberry Almond Energy Snacks

No-Bake Blueberry Almond Energy Snacks
No-Bake Blueberry Almond Energy Snacks (from The Seasoned Mom)

These are great if you need a midmorning snack, or afternoon to get past that nap time dragging feeling.

These are almost an effortless snack that can also be eaten as your breakfast. Made from old fashioned oatmeal, blueberries and Raw Almonds, with almond butter and honey, not only are these easy to make, and healthy, they taste great too.

These treats are kept in the refrigerator and are perfect for a grab and go breakfast or snack on the run.

15. Low Carb Breakfast Burrito

Low-carb Breakfast Burrito
Low-carb Breakfast Burrito (from Diabetic Foodie)

It is time to be sure that you keep a pack of low carb burritos in the refrigerator all the time now.

This Low carb breakfast does not have to be eaten for just breakfast, it makes a great dinner or lunch meal also. Made with simple scrambled eggs, baby spinach, chopped up bacon, yellow bell pepper and wonderful cheese, they are not only perfectly filling, they are refreshing to eat.

Many variations can be made from this meal.

16. Savory Oatmeal loaded with Tomato and Sausage

Savory Oatmeal with Tomato & Sausage
Savory Oatmeal with Tomato & Sausage (from EatingWell)

A complete and filling meal in one bowl, that again does not have to be for just the morning.

Made with Chicken Sausage, tomatoes, arugula and old fashioned oats, this meal is easy to put together and it is worth sitting down at the table, rather than jump, grab and run for your breakfast meal.

It is colorful, nutritious and fun to eat, with so many flavors in each bite. Add pine nuts and a squeeze of lemon and the flavors pop out.

17. Oatmeal Pecan Pancakes

Oatmeal Pecan Pancakes
Oatmeal Pecan Pancakes (from Diabetes Food Hub)

If there was ever a thing called Comfort food for breakfast, it would have to be pancakes. However, there are times when pancakes are not one of the healthy options we are given for meals.

These pancakes are not ordinary pancakes though. Quick oats and a mashed banana can add flavor without increasing blood sugar levels.

With the addition of pecans, these pancakes need no topping, but feel free to top with blueberries.

18. Southwest Breakfast Wraps

Southwest Breakfast Wraps
Southwest Breakfast Wraps (from Taste of Home)

What is better for breakfast than a wrap? Nothing!

This wrap has all the flavors you would enjoy as a plateful of food for a breakfast, however, it is wrapped up handily in a tortilla for a portable breakfast.

This wrap is filled with peppers, mushrooms and onions, for the perfect kick to start your day off with a full belly. One step further to healthy is using only the egg whites for the protein aspect.

19. Potato, Egg and Avocado Hash

Potato, Egg, and Avocado Hash
Potato, Egg, and Avocado Hash (from Real Simple)

A breakfast of potatoes, avocados, eggs and scallions is a light, delicious and super easy to make.

The avocado has the healthy fats needed to help us stay healthy, this is relatively low carb, using new potatoes, and the eggs of course, give us the protein.

A touch of lime, a hint of cilantro and breakfast is healthy, tasty and ready quickly. The potatoes and avocado are topped with the eggs to make it a sunny breakfast.

20. Avocado Toast Recipe

Avocado Toast Recipe
Avocado Toast Recipe (from Jessica in the Kitchen)

A simple breakfast made with simple ingredients. The taste is immense, with the addition of pickled onions and the seasoning of the century, ‘everything bagel’ seasoning.

The seasoning includes black sesame seeds, burst tomatoes and feta cheese. This makes the toast taste almost like an everything bagel, without all those carbs of course.

A great and speedy breakfast ready in a very short amount of time.