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Low-Calorie Breakfast Recipes

Rise and shine with our low-calorie, diabetes-friendly breakfast recipes. From fluffy pancakes to flavorful omelets, these low-cal breakfast dishes (all under 250 calories and 30 grams of carbohydrate) will help boost your metabolism and make you less likely to overeat later in the day.

Provencal Omelet

Calories: 170 per serving

Start your day with a fluffy, veggie-packed omelet. Cheese, mushrooms, and green onion make this low-cal breakfast extra flavorful.

Tip: Spray the cold skillet with cooking spray instead of cooking the vegetables in oil or butter to limit calories and fat.

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Herb-Bran Muffins

Calories: 162 per serving

Pair these custom breakfast muffins (you choose the herb) with an omelet for a delicious, fiber-rich breakfast.

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Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Peppers

Calories: 114 per serving

Enjoy our savory tomato-and-pepper spin on scrambled eggs. Refrigerated egg product and fat-free milk combine with colorful veggies for a satisfying, low-cal breakfast with only 4 grams of fat.

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Poblano Tofu Scramble

Calories: 182 per serving

This Southwestern-style scramble is great for a company-special breakfast. Lime juice and tomatoes add delightfully fresh notes.

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Cheesy Grits and Sausage

Calories: 226 per serving

If the savory cheddar cheese, sausage, and jalapeno peppers in this Southern breakfast favorite don't wake you up, nothing will! Serve this low-cal breakfast with a serving of fresh fruit juice.

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Southwestern Breakfast Tostadas

Calories: 215 per serving

Tired of boring breakfast dishes? Spice things up with a tasty, low-cal breakfast tostada. Filled to the brim with beans and veggies, this diabetes-friendly breakfast will fill you up without weighing you down.

Tip: Mash the beans slightly so they absorb the flavors of the other ingredients.

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Apple Puffed Oven Pancake

Calories: 145 per serving

Drizzled with creamy caramel sauce, this apple-infused pancake puff is surprisingly low in calories. Just cut it into six wedges and serve!

Tip: Apple pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves or ginger. If you don't have any on hand, you can substitute cinnamon and a dash of cloves.

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Shrimp-Artichoke Frittata

Calories: 126 per serving

If you're looking for a deliciously simple breakfast or brunch idea, try this low-cal frittata. Refrigerated egg product keeps calories low, while garlic and Parmesan cheese give the diabetes-friendly dish extra flavor.

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Fluffy Oat Bran Pancakes

Calories: 180 per serving

You can enjoy pancakes for breakfast on a diabetic diet! In fact, these pancakes are low in carbs and calories.

Tip: Folding beaten egg whites into the batter is the secret to these light-as-a-feather pancakes.

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Spiced Irish Oatmeal

Calories: 158 per serving

Try our spicy homemade oatmeal recipe instead of instant oatmeal packets, which are typically high in added sugar. Round out your low-cal breakfast with a serving of fresh fruit and unsweetened coffee or tea.

Tip: Steel-cut oats are larger than ordinary rolled oats because they're cut into pieces rather than being rolled.

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Banana-Oat Cookies

Calories: 113 per serving

Substitute these yummy breakfast cookies for a sugary pastry in the morning, and you'll feel better inside and out! Instead of butter and eggs, these low-cal cookies contain peanut butter and a potassium-rich banana.

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Stuffed French Toast

Calories: 150 per serving

Surprise -- one slice of our stuffed French toast oozing with cream cheese and drizzled with melted fruit spread contains about the same amount of calories and fat grams as a bowl of most breakfast cereals. Enjoy it guilt-free!

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Granary Bread

Calories: 125 per serving

For a super easy low-cal breakfast, toast a slice of this hearty whole grain bread and enjoy it with fresh fruit and a serving a low-fat yogurt.

Tip: If baking in your bread machine, look for gluten flour at a health foods store or the baking aisle of a supermarket.

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Spinach and Gruyere Quiche

Calories: 199 per serving

Creamy Gruyere or Swiss cheese, fresh spinach, and flavorful thyme combine to make a crowd-pleasing quiche. Serve this one-carb-choice breakfast today!

Tip: Look for fat-free half-and-half in the dairy case near the regular half-and-half.

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Knife-and-Fork Breakfast Burrito

Calories: 179 per serving

Veggies, cheese, and a bean-salsa mixture fill egg "tortillas" topped with a bit of sour cream in this must-try burrito. It's hard to believe this breakfast fits into a diabetic diet!

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Sunrise Smoothies

Calories: 114 per serving

Start the day light and right with this easy-to-fix breakfast smoothie. Just blend watermelon and cantaloupe with low-fat yogurt and orange juice for a diabetes-friendly breakfast drink.

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Raisin-Carrot Muffins

Calories: 146 per serving

These cakelike breakfast muffins are a surprisingly smart choice for a diabetic diet. Wheat germ and carrots increase the fiber, and buttermilk keeps them low in fat and calories.

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Mushroom Scrambled Eggs

Calories: 102 per serving

Bacon (just a little), mushrooms, and tomato make this low-cal egg breakfast extra satisfying!

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Cranberry Whole Wheat Scones

Calories: 169 per serving

A sprinkle of rolled oats decorates the tops and adds a touch of fiber to these yummy, low-cal breakfast scones. Enjoy one with a serving of fresh fruit and an 8-ounce glass of fat-free milk to complete your diabetes-friendly breakfast.

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Fresh Tomato Omelets with Mozzarella Cheese

Calories: 103 per serving

No time to run to the grocery store? You only need four ingredients to whip up these fluffy tomato omelets. And with just 103 calories per serving, an omelet for breakfast is a smart way to start your day!

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Sugar and Spice Biscuits

Calories: 121 per serving

These breakfast biscuits have a pretty fan shape that's surprisingly easy to achieve. Expect these low-cal treats to inspire lively conversation at your next breakfast or brunch.

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Toasted Oat Muesli

Calories: 231 per serving

Rich in nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseeds provide healthy benefits to this tasty, low-cal breakfast cereal.

Tip: Look for flaxseeds at health or natural foods stores or larger supermarkets.

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