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21 Breakfasts You Can Make with 5 Ingredients or Less

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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.

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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.

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

Eggs & Their Partners

Scrambled Egg Tacos with Avocado
Scrambled Egg Tacos with Avocado
Roger Vergé's Fried Eggs with Wine Vinegar
Roger Vergé's Fried Eggs with Wine Vinegar
Egg in a Bagel Hole
Egg in a Bagel Hole
Lady & Pups' Magic 15-Second Creamy Scrambled Eggs

Lady & Pups' Magic 15-Second Creamy Scrambled Eggs by Genius Recipes

Soft Scrambled Eggs

Soft Scrambled Eggs by Merrill Stubbs

Daniel Patterson's Poached Scrambled Eggs

Daniel Patterson's Poached Scrambled Eggs by Genius Recipes

Cheese-Crusted Eggs

Cheese-Crusted Eggs by MelissaHM

Cracker Eggs
Cracker Eggs
Canal House's Pimentón Fried Eggs
Canal House's Pimentón Fried Eggs
Josh Ozersky's 3-Minute Hash Browns
Josh Ozersky's 3-Minute Hash Browns
Sriracha Maple Bacon
Sriracha Maple Bacon

On Toast(ish)

Avocado Toast
Avocado Toast
Radish and Butter Tartine
Radish and Butter Tartine
Avocado, Lox, and Pickled Onion on Crispbread

Avocado, Lox, and Pickled Onion on Crispbread by fiveandspice

Tahini Toast

Tahini Toast by fiveandspice

Tomato and Cream Cheese Turnovers
Tomato and Cream Cheese Turnovers

the sweet stuff

Cure for What Ails You Smoothie
Cure for What Ails You Smoothie
Vegan Banana Cashew Yogurt
Vegan Banana Cashew Yogurt
Anthony Myint's French Toast Crunch

Anthony Myint's French Toast Crunch by Genius Recipes

The Joy Kitchen's Roasted Cantaloupe

The Joy Kitchen's Roasted Cantaloupe by Genius Recipes

Avocado Sea Salt Shake
Avocado Sea Salt Shake

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