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.