Fresh and Filling Diabetes Breakfast Recipes

Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal
Photo: Alison Miksch, Kay E. Clarke, Torie Cox

Starting your day with a good breakfast is important, but especially so when it comes to keeping your blood sugar levels in check. But diabetic diet recipes don't have to be boring. These recipes weren't developed with diabetic requirements in mind, but they do feature a variety of options that can be customized to make them even more diabetes-friendly. From Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs so you're never caught without a little protein to pair with your other breakfast accompaniments, to an open-faced egg sandwich that will satisfy your savory breakfast cravings, this collection is a good place to start if you're looking for inspiration for easy diabetic recipes.

01 of 07

Baked Eggs

Classic Baked Eggs
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Baked Eggs

Get a little fancy with our Baked Eggs, also known as Oeufs Cocotte. Each serving is cooked in individual ramekins, which means it's perfect for topping with your favorite veggies or customizing to suit your dietary needs. Serve with a slice of whole-grain bread.

02 of 07

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Skipping breakfast? Not an option. Make up a batch of these perfect hard-boiled eggs for busy mornings so you're never left without a quick grab-and-go option. Each recipe makes six hard-boiled eggs.

03 of 07

Instant Pot Egg Bites

Instant Pot Egg Bites
Photography: Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling: Margaret Dickey, Prop Styling: Kay E Clarke

Recipe: Instant Pot Egg Bites

These protein-packed bites are perfect for customizing. Skip the pork bacon and swap in turkey bacon or lean chicken sausage that isn't short on flavor. We love the broccoli mix-in, but you can add whatever veggies you like.

04 of 07

Potato, Egg, and Avocado Hash

Potato, Egg, and Avocado Hash
Jen Causey

Recipe: Potato, Egg, and Avocado Hash

Here's one breakfast that won't be short on flavor. Red peppers, cilantro, scallions, and avocado provide a savory Southwest flavor that you'll love.

05 of 07

Open-Faced Egg Sandwich

Open-Face Ham-and-Egg Sandwich
Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Leigh Anne Montgomery

Recipe: Open-Faced Egg Sandwich

Swap the ciabatta or Italian bread for a whole-grain option. We love Dave's Killer Bread—a toasted slice of their thin-sliced whole grain bread will provide the perfect crunchy bed for this open-faced sandwich.

06 of 07

Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal

Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal
Alison Miksch, Kay E. Clarke, Torie Cox

Recipe: Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal

Skip the maple syrup and honey—blueberries and cinnamon bring plenty of sweet flavor. We love the addition of toasted pecans and fiber-rich flax seeds.

07 of 07

Potato-Bacon Hash

Potato-Bacon Hash
Stephen DeVries, Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Potato-Bacon Hash

Once again, feel free to make this your own by swapping out the bacon for a leaner protein and using sweet potatoes instead of russets. Onion, bell pepper, garlic, spinach, and hot sauce take the flavor profile to new heights, declaring this is one breakfast recipe that you'll be whipping up far beyond the a.m.

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