5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Autumn


Now that Autumn is in full swing and the weather has most certainly gotten colder over the past week or so, I thought it would be a perfect time to share my favourite breakfast ideas for Autumn. I posted my summer breakfast ideas a few months ago and it received a lot of positive feedback, so if you're from anywhere warm in the world, those ideas would be perfect for you, but if you live in a cold country like myself, then you're probably going to want all the warm, hearty breakfasts you can get.

I know a lot of people like to be lazy with breakfast time, which is fair enough if you are a very busy person, but if you do find that you have a bit of spare time in the mornings, why not try some of these delicious ideas? you might surprise yourself and realise that they don't take up as much time as you thought and it might become apart of your routine to make some of these. 

These suggestions are just rough ideas of what I eat for breakfast rather than recipes as I just grab random ingredients most mornings so it can range from multiple different ingredients every day. 

Porridge / Oatmeal -

You're probably thinking that this is very standard and honestly very boring which I guess is kind of true. But if you spend time trying new topping ideas then porridge becomes a lot more enjoyable in the mornings. I used to eat porridge every morning before school with a bit of golden syrup and truth be told, the thought of that now gives me chills. If I'm making this for breakfast I will always add different fruits to give my oats more flavour and add more nutrients to my meal. You could also add tons of different seeds such as pumpkin, chia and sunflower seeds and it can instantly make your breakfast more interesting from such simple ingredients that will last you a long time. You could also add low sugar syrups or even make your own to make it feel like more of a treat and to also help cure any sugar cravings. My favourite way to make my porridge in the morning is to mix my oats with almond milk and top with strawberries and blueberries, along with the coconut chocolate shot from Sweet Freedom. It's always so enjoyable to eat this on a rainy day with a cup of coffee as it's so hearty and warm.

Smoothie Bowls -

Although this may seem more of a summer breakfast idea, it can also be fun to make smoothie bowls or normal smoothies in the colder months by using seasonal fruit or adding fun ingredients such as pumpkin spice to make things more autumnal. I love making smoothies all year round and there are so many different recipes that I've found on Pinterest to make the perfect smoothie for this time of year in particular by using oats, pumpkin, chocolate, cinnamon and all of the lovely delicious ingredients we tend to crave whenever it's cold and rainy, but made into a healthy, nutritious meal. I definitely plan on making a post full of different smoothie ideas for the colder months, but for now, why not check out 3 of my simple smoothie ideas, perfect for all year round?

Toast -

Ultimately the most standard breakfast, I know, but there are so many ways that you can have fun with different ingredients when it comes to making toast in the mornings. I find that I can stomach wholegrain bread a lot easier than white bread and have grown to enjoy it more and more over the past couple of years, so I'm glad I've made a very small, but healthy change. I would like to try going gluten free for a while to see how my body reacts to it as I do find that sometimes too much bread makes me bloat and maybe gluten free bread would be a better alternative? I'm not sure. But anyways, I love my toast and vanilla coffee in the morning, during this time of year in particular. Sometimes I just whip out the vegan butter and marmite and keep things very simple, but some days I do like to think a little bit more outside the box and come up with a few healthier ways I can enjoy toast. There are so many options such as peanut butter topped with banana slices and a healthy chocolate drizzle or peanut butter / jam with blueberries, strawberries or any other kind of fruit with a sprinkle of chia seeds as they all make for a delicious meal. I've never actually tried avocado on toast (shocking I know) but I can imagine that it's pretty good with a bit of pepper or other similar seasonings on top for something more savoury rather than sweet.

Fruit & Yogurt -

Fruit in the mornings doesn't just have to be for summer time. There are so many seasonal fruits that can be enjoyed with yogurt all year round. I always opt for vanilla Alpro yogurt as it's dairy free and tastes incredible and goes well with all fruits, but my favourites are definitely strawberries and blueberries. I don't make this type of breakfast as often as I do the majority of ideas that I've listed as I don't find it as filling as the others, but if you can't stomach a lot in the mornings or you're trying to become more of a breakfast person, then this may be one of the best suggestions for you. Again, you could top this breakfast off with lots of different seeds or even nuts as this will add more of a bulk to your meal. If you're on the go, then this can easily be made the night before in a jar, layered evenly so that it can be made enjoyable the next day. 

Granola - 

A lot of store bought granolas are often packed with a lot of unnecessary sugar and can easily be made healthier from home. Granola can be enjoyed whenever, but can be made differently depending on the season. In the summer time I like to add ingredients such as coconut and strawberry to make it more refreshing and perfect for hot days, but in the colder months I go for ingredients like nutmeg, cinnamon and apple to give it a more autumn / winter feel and it's so lovely to eat by the fire with a coffee on a chilly day. I shared my go to granola recipe on here a long time ago and I feel like I should update it a bit soon, but for now if you'd like to see what granola recipe I eat the most, then feel free to check it out here. I make this recipe at all times during the year whenever i'm stuck for ideas and want to make something quick that I know I love. Granola can be enjoyed with so many different topping choices, fruit in particular as it goes with pretty much anything.

What's your favourite breakfast?

Love Always,
Shannon x 


  1. I started skipping breakfast all together, and now I find it so difficult to get back into. There are some great selections here, and I'm definitely going to be taking note xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  2. These are all great ideas. Thank you for sharing!


  3. What a wonderful post, dear! Great photos!
    A big hello from Germany!
    Hugs ♥

  4. Another fab post by the way! Autumn is my fav season and I love warm, hearty food around this time. I’ve been getting into making porridge for myself as it’s surprisingly tasty. I’ve never had a smoothie bowl, but they’ve become trendy in cafes and I love the idea of adapting the ingredients for autumn. :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog