Making breakfast is one of my favorite weekend morning activities—OK, eating breakfast is one of my favorite weekend morning activities. I’ve got more time to spend enjoying it than I do on the weekdays, and there’s something that feels so nourishing and relaxing about kicking off a Saturday or Sunday with a stack of fluffy pancakes, a batch of muffins fresh out of the oven, or my favorite savory egg dish.

That said, once I’ve rolled out of bed after recharging from a busy week, the last thing I’m usually interested in is cooking up a breakfast that takes any significant time or energy while I’m still just waking up or after I’ve come back from a sweaty workout. So unfortunately, laziness has won out over my weekend breakfast ambitions many times.

Until I discovered the glory of breakfasts with just a handful of ingredients, that is. It all started with a four-ingredient pancake recipe I crafted based on a few other ones making the rounds online: two eggs, 1/3 cup of quick oats, a banana, and 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder gives me two mornings of my favorite breakfast food (and it’s healthier than the OG version, too).

There’s more where that comes from: These 10 minimal-effort breakfast or brunch recipes are begging you to break them out this weekend. They’re quick, delicious, and just healthy enough. They’re also better than going out to brunch, because you can stay in your pajamas and revel in your lazy weekend morning for as long as you like.

Vegan Banana French Toast

1. Vegan Banana French Toast from Minimalist Baker

French toast is one of the easiest breakfasts to whip up on a weekend, but if you don’t eat eggs or just don’t have them around, the option’s usually out. This vegan-friendly version fixes that without adding a ton of ingredients to the perfectly simple formula. Get the recipe here.

Blender Banana Bread Muffins

2. Banana Bread Muffins from Pinch Of Yum

There’s nothing like pulling a tray of muffins out of the oven on a Saturday morning, especially when the batter takes only a few minutes to whip up in a blender…and includes chocolate chips. Get the recipe here.

Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl

3. Matcha Green Smoothie Bowls from Minimalist Baker

Kick your morning off on a healthy, energized note with these Instagram-friendly matcha smoothie bowls. Go crazy on toppings, or keep it simple. Get the recipe here.

Flourless Banana Nut Pancakes

4. Flourless Banana Nut Pancakes from Skinnytaste

Weekend mornings were practically made for banana nut pancakes—and this 10-minute version makes them even sweeter. Get the recipe here.

Fluffy Omelette Bake

5. Fluffy Omelette Bake from A Spicy Perspective

If you’re hosting brunch, this baked creation is much easier than traditional omelettes to cook up for a group of people. Get the recipe here.

Chai Tea Oatmeal

6. Chai Tea Oatmeal from Healthy Nibbles and Bits

This spiced chai recipe ups your oatmeal game with a little something special. Get the recipe here.

Italian Baked Eggs

7. Italian Baked Eggs from The Lemon Bowl

This recipe proves that sometimes the best breakfasts are also the simplest—these baked eggs feel sophisticated and a little fancy without being too complicated. Get the recipe here.

Berry Overnight Breakfast Casserole

8. Berry Breakfast Casserole from Chocolate Covered Katie

You’ll have to do some easy prep work for this recipe the night before, but your future self will thank you when all you have to do when you roll out of bed is pop the pan in the oven. Get the recipe here.

Egg Muffins with Ham, Kale, and Cauliflower

9. Egg Muffins with Ham, Kale, and Cauliflower Ricefrom Food Faith Fitness

This grab-and-go recipe is an easy way to prep breakfast for the week ahead, too. Get the recipe here.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

10. Cottage Cheese Pancakes from Hurry the Food Up

Cottage cheese adds a major boost of protein to these three-ingredient pancakes. (And even though they’re shown topped with bananas, there aren’t any in the actual recipe, if bananas aren’t your thing.) Get the recipe here.

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