21 Breakfasts You Can Make with 5 Ingredients or Less

Faced with a spice cabinet while groggy? Without even a drop of caffeine yet? Uh, no.

It's safe to say mornings aren't for recipes that call for this, that, and all the seasonings you own. No! Mornings are for 5-ingredient or less breakfasts—ones that give you a lot for a little.

Uh, no.
anyone faced with a lot of ingredients in the A.M.

While these 21 recipes require just a few (mostly pantry!) staples, that doesn't mean they're lacking flavor-wise. (Do these fried eggs with wine vinegar look timid to you?) Instead, they're an exercise in frugality in the best, most delicious way possible.

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And with that, your 5-ingredient breakfasts are waiting. Just don't forget the coffee—or tea.

Eggs & Their Partners

On Toast(ish)

the sweet stuff

What's your favorite 5-ingredient or less breakfast? Tell us about it in the comments.

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BerryBaby January 18, 2017
Yogurt topped with homemade granola and diced banana, drizzled with honey. Perfection! BB
Tony T. January 18, 2017
Cinnabon and coffee
Tony T. January 18, 2017
Banana and coffee
Tony T. January 18, 2017
Honey Nut Cheerios and milk
Tony T. January 18, 2017
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes and milk.