5 Quick & Clean Breakfast Dishes That Are Full of Complex Carbs

Complex carbs
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Updated Jan 12, 2020 @ 4:33 pm

By Lauren Paige

Set yourself up for success by starting your morning with a balanced breakfast. Including complex carbohydrates like beans, fibrous vegetables, and whole grains in your breakfast menu will provide your body with the fuel it needs to get through the day. Don’t mistake complex carbs for complicated. The term simply refers to foods that are high in fiber and starch. Simple carbs refer to foods that mostly contain sugar. This is why you can find carbs in everything from dairy products to fruit. Eating complex carbs means you’re getting the digestive and blood sugar benefits of fiber and energy-giving starch. Not a bad way to start the morning, right?

Tuscan Farmers Breakfast by Feasting at Home

Who said you can’t have stew for breakfast? This quick and easy Tuscan Farmers Breakfast is filled with fiber-rich white beans, tomatoes, and then topped with eggs for a cozy bowl of healthy and hearty carbs perfect for cold weather mornings.

Bacon cheddar oatmeal
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Bacon Cheddar Savory Oatmeal by Macheesmo

Oatmeal should be just that — a meal! This savory breakfast is the perfect change from the typical sweet oat bowl. Since it’s served with crispy bacon, fresh chives, and eggs it’s stacked to to satisfy thanks to the bold flavors and nutritious mix of healthy fats and complex carbs.

Smashed Peas and Avocado Toast by Cupful of Kale

Take your avocado toast to the next nutrient level and top it with some buttery mashed peas with toasted seeds and chili oil. Peas are a great source of healthy complex carbs (they’re a bit higher in starch — thus their sweet taste) and all the avocado equals good fats to get your brain going!

Butternut squash fritters
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Butternut Squash Fritters by Just a Taste

As if we needed more reasons to love butternut squash, along comes these quick and clean butternut squash fritters.They are crispy on the outside and soft inside and packed with fiber. Just make sure to prepare a big batch of them, because it’s impossible to eat just one!

Banana Egg Oat Pancakes by Meaningful Eats

Banana pancakes are a simple, tasty, healthy recipe you can make for breakfast every morning. These quick and clean pancakes are made with almond milk, bananas, and oats — that’s it! All three ingredients are a great source of carbs and not to mention morning approved flavors.