5 Thanksgiving Breakfasts Everyone Will Love

Avoid belly rumbling before the big Thanksgiving feast with quick, easy and nutritious breakfasts that will keep you fuller longer.


Happy Thanksgiving dining table place setting

Although you may be busy thinking about cooking for the big feast, everyone still needs to eat a nutritious breakfast on Thanksgiving. It’s a no-brainer that the meal should be quick and easy, but there’s a secret if you’re trying to avoid belly rumbling before dinner. Protein, healthy fat and whole grains take longer for the body to work on, making you feel fuller longer. Choose a Thanksgiving Day breakfast with one or all of these nutrients to help keep your guests satisfied and help avoid some of the groveling that happens before dinner is served.

Breakfast Cookies; Ellie Krieger

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Tara Donne

These nutritiously delicious cookies are made with carrots, oats, raisins, walnuts and bran cereal. Prepare them ahead of time and freeze to minimize your prep time. Pair with a glass of cold milk for a well-balanced breakfast.



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Eggs provide a boatload of protein that can help keep you satisfied throughout the morning. Pair with spinach for tummy-filling fiber and some feta for even more protein.

Apple Pancakes

Apple Pancakes

Stack of Apple Pancakes with Syrup on a White Plate

Made with whole-wheat flour and apples, this deliciously filling breakfast will have everyone begging for more.

Made with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, this autumn-inspired oatmeal provides 10 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein.

You need four ingredients and five minutes to prepare this dish. What more can you ask for in a healthy breakfast?

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. She is the author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.

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