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10 Brain-Boosting Breakfast Recipes

A balanced start to the morning gives your brain long-lasting fuel to sustain you. These 10 breakfast recipes will certainly do the trick.

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Quinoa pancakes with raspberry compotePhoto: Reader’s Digest Brain Power Cookbook

Quinoa Pancakes with Raspberry Compote

These brain-boosting breakfast recipes, like this quinoa pancake, can be whipped up quickly for a healthy start to the day. Quinoa flour has a distinctive flavour, stronger than the flavour of quinoa when it’s used as a whole grain. It’s a useful flour to use in baking in place of wheat flour as it’s gluten-free.

Get the recipe for quinoa pancakes with raspberry compote.

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Spinach and feta omelettesPhoto: Reader’s Digest Brain Power Cookbook

Spinach and Feta Omelettes

This high-protein breakfast will help sustain your energy levels for hours. For extra fibre, serve the omelette with wholegrain toast. Add a green salad for a nutritious brunch or lunch.

Check out the recipe for spinach and feta omelettes.

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Asparagus soldiers with dukkahPhoto: Reader’s Digest Brain Power Cookbook

Boiled Eggs with Dukkah and Asparagus Soldiers

Dukkah is an Egyptian nut and spice mixture that can be sprinkled over vegetables or used as a dip. The nuts and spices vary, so feel free to experiment to make your own version. (Watch out for the 10 mistakes you might be making with eggs.)

Try your own boiled eggs and asparagus soldiers.

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Roasted tomatoes and cannellini beansPhoto: Reader’s Digest Brain Power Cookbook

Roasted Tomato, Cannellini Bean and Avocado Salad with Pan-Fried Eggs

Tomatoes and white beans are a classic Italian combination that makes a perfect base for fried eggs. This dish is rich in antioxidants from the tomatoes and greens. Roasting the tomatoes adds a layer of sweetness to the dish. (Pair this tasty dish with Nona’s breakfast cocktail for a refreshing alcohol-free drink.)

Here’s the recipe for this delicious salad with pan-fried eggs.

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Mini salmon breakfast quichesPhoto: Reader’s Digest Brain Power Cookbook

Mini Salmon Breakfast Quiches

To make breakfast a little quicker and easier in the morning, you can bake the cases for these quiches a day in advance. Allow them to cool completely, then store in an airtight container until required. (Here are 25+ more healthy breakfast ideas to start each day right.)

Get the recipe for mini salmon breakfast quiches.

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Blueberry and oat breakfast muffinsPhoto: Reader’s Digest Brain Power Cookbook

Blueberry and Oat Breakfast Muffins

These wildly delicious (and healthy) muffins are best eaten within a couple of hours of baking, but they can be frozen for up to one month. (Don’t miss the recipe for a healthy banana muffin this nutritionist swears by.)

Get the recipe for blueberry and oat breakfast muffins.

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brain-boosting breakfast recipes - Blueberry and cranberry crunchPhoto: Reader’s Digest Brain Power Cookbook

Blueberry and Cranberry Crunch

Start your day with this healthy mixture of fruit, nuts and seeds, served with low-fat milk or yogurt. In summer, leave out the dried fruit and serve the muesli with some fresh berries instead. (Celebrate the end of a long week with 10 indulgent weekend breakfast recipes.)

The recipe for blueberry and cranberry crunch is oh-so simple!

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brain-boosting breakfast recipes - Oatmeal porridge with dried fruit compotePhoto: Reader’s Digest Brain Power Cookbook

Oatmeal Porridge with Dried Fruit Compote

Warm your mornings with this hearty hot porridge. Its blend of slow-acting carbohydrates and protein will keep your brain fuelled for optimal performance despite the cold weather. (Did you know about these seven surprising health benefits of oatmeal?)

Try making this delicious oatmeal porridge yourself!

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brain-boosting breakfast recipes - Cranberry and quinoa porridgePhoto: Reader’s Digest Brain Power Cookbook

Quinoa and Cranberry Porridge

Cranberries are high in antioxidants, which protect the brain’s cells from damage and reduce the risk of dementia. (Don’t miss these nine ways to make your cereal bowl healthier.)

Get the recipe for quinoa and cranberry porridge.

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brain-boosting breakfast recipes - Berry yogurt swirl with walnuts and pumpkin seedsPhoto: Reader’s Digest Brain Power Cookbook

Berry Yogurt Swirl with Walnuts and Pepitas

Celebrate berry season with this healthy swirl of goodness. It will give you the energy and nutrients you need in the morning. Use thawed frozen berries if fresh ones aren’t available—they’re just as nutritious!

Get the recipe for berry yogurt swirl!

Next, you’ll love this brilliant ketchup bottle hack for the easiest breakfast.