Poll: What Is Your Favorite Healthy Winter Breakfast?


By: , SparkPeople Blogger

Does your breakfast change with the seasons? In the summertime, I'm a cold cereal or a almond butter-and-banana toast kind of gal, but as soon as the temperature drops, I eat oatmeal every morning.

Topped with a handful of chopped nuts (almonds, pecans or walnuts), some dried cranberries or raisins, a bit of ground flax seed and a teaspoon of cinnamon, this hearty breakfast keeps me going until lunch.

What's your favorite healthy breakfast in wintertime?

Are you an oatmeal fan, like I am? Are you partial to pancakes and waffles? What about eggs? What's your go-to breakfast? Share your favorite start-the-day meal.

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  • 442
    Oatmeal and raisins for me..... I like it so much that I often eat it in the summer, too! - 4/30/2016   11:56:45 PM
  • REGINA-31
    Either Oatmeal with a banana or berries and yogurt mixed in or maybe buckwheat groats with yogurt and sweet cherries mixed in. On weekends either healthy pancakes with fruit or Eggs with homemade turkey sausage. - 1/19/2015   10:04:11 PM
  • 440
    I'm on an oatmeal kick right now. Trying lots of different recipes. Today will be apple-cinnamon. :) - 10/17/2014   5:47:28 AM
  • 439
    I'm on an oatmeal kick right now. Trying lots of different recipes. Today will be apple-cinnamon. :) - 10/17/2014   5:47:26 AM
  • 438
    For me, a great breakfast start with protein - eggs, poached, scrambled, over easy, with a slice of Dave's Killer Bread toasted and a sausage patty or a couple slices of bacon. Yummmm - 9/30/2013   1:19:04 PM
  • 437
    I add a dash of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cardamom, or 1T of hot chocolate to my coffee. Instead of cold cereal, sometimes I'll have a couple of slices of lean Canadian bacon with 1 or 2 eggs and a slice of whole wheat toast. - 9/26/2013   10:55:28 AM
  • 436
    Oatmeal is my go to breakfast. - 9/26/2013   5:18:38 AM
  • GRAMMY7070
    I like baked oatmeal with peaches and blueberries. The "skies the limit" when it comes to changing up the fruit combinations. I make it on Sunday and just reheat it during the week. I often top it with a little vanilla yogurt. - 2/3/2013   11:38:42 AM
  • 434
    This year's seasonal favorite is pumpkin oatmeal! I keep tweaking my recipe, but it's always yummy and filling. - 10/29/2012   12:05:41 PM
    oatmeal with peanut butter or an egg - 10/29/2012   11:48:37 AM
  • 432
    Egg and steak. Or kedgeree. They really fill me up, so I'm not very hungry for the rest of the day, and I don't have any cravings for junk food. - 6/30/2012   9:47:06 PM
  • 431
    I eat "smoothies" with whey protein and fruit most of the year. However, in winter I do like a bowl of just plain oatmeal with splenda and a little milk on it. - 5/29/2012   12:49:27 PM
    What do people think of Post Great Grains cereal? - 4/22/2012   11:28:33 PM
  • 429
    I eat oatmeal with a half scoop of whey protein in the winter. In the summer, I hate to heat up the house so I switch to cooler foods. I am planning to take out my dusty blender (haven't used it in many years) and try some healthy smoothies this year, if it ever warms up around here. - 4/22/2012   6:37:26 AM
  • 428
    I am an oatmeal girl during the winter. - 3/16/2012   11:46:01 AM
  • 427
    When the temps drop I go to oatmeal! Add in the chopped nuts, berries in season or various Craisins and voila!...a lovely healthful breakfast. Coffee on the side, please with a pint of water. - 1/29/2012   9:11:25 AM
  • 426
    I LOVE flavored sugarfree oatmeal with raisins, nuts and call me crazy, sometimes grapes. They really are good in oatmeal. When I don't have oatmeal, my next favorite thing is Chobani 2% yogurt. - 1/9/2012   4:57:58 PM
  • 425
    I'm a cereal person just varies which kind but all are whole grain - 1/2/2012   10:15:27 PM
  • 424
    My favorite breakfast is an egg scramble with lots of veggies and some salsa. Mmmmm. I eat it just about every day. - 12/28/2011   6:38:54 PM
    Depending on the day I either go with oatmeal (about a third of a cup cooked in water with a heaped teaspoon of peanut butter stirred it makes me very happy) or a quick omelette with mushrooms and spinach and, rarely, some cheese! - 12/28/2011   12:09:22 AM
  • 422
    Oatmeal with banana and walnuts. - 6/25/2011   4:07:14 PM
    I vary my breakfasts from oatmeal to cereal to eggs with lots of veggies to a english muffin with peanut butter and jelly and yogurt. I was in a rut where all I ate was cereal and oatmeal with fruit. but my weight loss was at a standstill so I have tried to vary my breakfast to help keep the weight coming off. - 6/21/2011   10:09:27 AM
  • 420
    Spiced Tea Oatmeal I use 1 1/2 times the liquid called for. 2/3 of my liquid is tea, the other 1/3 skim milk, I use 1/2 c. regular oats and the following spices to taste: cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. I may or may not add a couple TBS. of raisins. - 6/6/2011   1:44:22 PM
  • 419
    I like variety in my breakfasts. Favorites are oatmeal, English muffin and EggBeaters, French toast, pancakes and waffles. If the weather is hot I may choose cold cereal, but it is not a favorite. - 2/6/2011   11:50:37 AM
  • 418
    I usually have an 1/4 cup egg substitute and toast. Sometimes I enjoy oatmeal as a snack. - 2/6/2011   11:21:18 AM
  • 417
    I live for cream of wheat with dried cherries or dried cranberries or just maple syrup in it. Fresh waffles aren't half-bad either. - 2/3/2011   9:33:03 PM
  • NAGEM26
    I have been on an oatmeal with peanut butter and jelly kick for the last 2 weeks. Its so comforting and filling to me. - 2/3/2011   1:33:57 AM
  • 415
    Quaker high fiber maple brown sugar oatmeal, lowfat cottage cheese, and strawberries. OR regular oatmeal with honey and cinnamon, applesauce, lowfat cottage cheese. - 1/18/2011   8:51:11 PM
  • 414
    3 Eggwhite omelette filled with 1/2 a mango and 1/4 cup low fat mozzarella! - 1/18/2011   8:57:38 AM
  • 19ELISE
    Lite oatmeal bread with sunflower seed butter and banana slices. - 1/18/2011   6:23:55 AM
  • 412
    I make a 9x13 pan of baked oatmeal with fruit, then warm up a serving each morning with a glass of nonfat milk. Really good and fast. - 1/17/2011   11:39:16 PM
  • 411
    My favorite go to breakfast is oatmeal. I enjoy it with a spoonful of splenda and a handful of fresh blueberries. Yum! - 1/17/2011   2:46:27 PM
  • CHELS3234
    Whole Foods has a really good whey protein. I mix a scoop of that with 1.5 servings of skim milk, grab an apple and I'm out the door! - 1/17/2011   2:30:47 PM
    My favorite breakfast is quinoa with soy milk, ground flax seed, blueberries, half a banana, maple syrup and cinnamon. I love it, no matter what the season! - 1/17/2011   1:31:51 PM
  • 408
    oatmeal with fruit and nuts in the winter and a smoothy in the summer - 1/17/2011   6:55:35 AM
  • EAGLE124
    I love my cream of wheat....with a bagle and cream cheese - 1/16/2011   5:26:08 PM
  • 406
    I cook my oatmeal with homemade sweetener free applesauce and golden raisins. Top it with about a 1/2 cup FF Fage Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar - heavy on the cinnamon. - 1/12/2011   10:41:09 AM
    Steel-cut oats with applesauce. - 1/12/2011   9:48:27 AM
    I love my oatmeal with flaxseed, blueberries and almond milk ! - 1/11/2011   11:59:10 PM
    My favorite healthy winter breakfast: Warm homemade sugar-free applesauce with a slice of lightly buttered whole wheat toast. MMMMMmmmmm! - 1/4/2011   2:45:36 PM
  • 402
    pumpkin pancakes! either with cranberries or chocolate chips! I make a whole batch on Sunday then eat them throughout the week for breakfast! - 11/22/2010   3:02:09 PM
  • 401
    Oatmeal and a fresh apple - 11/8/2010   6:12:51 AM
  • 400
    eggbeaters with laughing cow cheese - 11/5/2010   5:35:44 PM
  • 399
    I eat hot instant oatmeal, serving of fruit and half a glass of nonfat milk. I vary the oatmeal. Sometimes I swap out the oatmeal for grits with a slice of cheese and pepper. - 11/4/2010   12:56:37 PM
  • 398
    I eat oat bran, milled fax seed, cottage cheese low fat, cooked in microwave and Drink soy milk. I add different fresh or dried fruit in season. NEVER anything artificial or processed. Never! - 11/4/2010   9:03:13 AM
  • 397
    ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast with light cream cheese - 11/4/2010   7:53:47 AM
  • 396
    I eat oatmeal with some type of fruit, egg whites with veggies and cheese, English muffins plain or with jelly, or if I feel like treating my self french toast or pancakes - 11/3/2010   7:07:55 PM
    Thank you for the healthy ideas you gave me to add to my oatmeal in the winter & in the summer, well your suggestion of banana nut bread was awesome.

    Thank You..........

    - 5/29/2010   7:35:12 AM
  • 394
    I have one zucchini, 3 mushrooms, green onions, minced garlic, flaxmeal, and leftover veggies, brown a little bit, add 1/2 cup egg subs. or 1/2 cup egg whites, add hot salt or chipotle salsa, grated parmasan on top for breakfast almost every day that I'm home. Hot cereal leaves me hungry after half an hour, and diabetic husband can't eat hot or cold cereal because they shoot his blood sugars up like no body's business, a big no no for him, no matter how much fiber the ads say is in them. - 4/16/2010   8:44:49 PM
  • 393
    I usually eat oatmeal because it fills me up until lunch, I make my own instant oatmeal packages- 3/4 cup of regular oatmeal and several shakes of cinnamon and/or cloves/and/or pumpkin pie spice per snack bag. I just dump the baggie into a big cereal bowel, add water to completely cover the oatmeal and microwave 2 and a half minutes. I let it sit in the microwave until all the water is absorbed ( about 5-10 min.) add a fruit (raspberries are super YUM!) and what a great breakfast. I even have a pack or two in my desk if I miss breakfast or need a filling snack. Occasionally I have cream of wheat cooked in milk, and once a week I have poached egg on toast. - 9/19/2009   4:10:28 PM

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