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10 Brain-Boosting Breakfast Recipes

A nutritious breakfast doesn’t just feed your body—it fuels your mind, as well! Here are 10 recipes that help foster healthy brain function—and satisfy your taste buds, too!

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

Quinoa Pancakes with Raspberry Compote

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.

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.

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.

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.

Get the recipe for blueberry and oat breakfast muffins.

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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.

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

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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.

Try making this delicious oatmeal porridge yourself!

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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.

Get the recipe for quinoa and cranberry porridge.

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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!