5 Easy, Mess-Free Breakfasts to Make on Thanksgiving

Save room for the main event — and ensure your sink doesn't fill up with more dishes.

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Whether you’re traveling for Thanksgiving or cooking the meal at home, you cannot afford to waste time, energy or stomach space (!) on a big breakfast. That’s why we dug through our recipes to find easy, mess-free morning meals that will tide you over until the main event. From smoothies to granola, these simple meals are all made with just one bowl (or blender, to be specific):

Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs.

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Matt Armendariz

You don’t even need a plate for this one. While you’re preparing your Thanksgiving menu, throw a few eggs in the Instant Pot. In just 20 minutes, you’ll have perfect, creamy hardboiled eggs. All you need to do is peel, eat and repeat.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Slow-Cooker Healthy Cranberry-Pecan Oatmeal Porridge for Year of Oats/Drunk Pies/Diners, as seen on Food Network.

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This make-ahead breakfast could not be easier. Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker, cook overnight and stir in the morning. At the end of it all, there’s only one dish to clean! Bonus: this oatmeal is packed with seasonal flavor, so it's sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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It’s probably not a great idea to eat a huge breakfast before a Thanksgiving feast. That’s why Giada’s feel-good smoothie is an excellent choice — it’s filling enough to power through the meal prep, but not so heavy that you won’t have room for turkey.

Waking up early to prep the turkey? Treat yourself to a quick, crispy batch of granola. This microwave recipe is ridiculously easy — all the ingredients are combined and cooked in the same bowl.

FNK AVOCADO TOAST Food Network Kitchen Food Network Avocados, Whole Grain Bread, Garlic, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Red Pepper Flake

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Avocado toast is trendy for a reason — it’s nutritious, delicious and totally low-maintenance. Just mash up the avocado and spread it on toast, along with a few seasonings for flavor. If you’re feeling extra hungry, throw an egg on top!

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