43 Easy Sweet Breakfast Recipes for One Person

Ever found yourself in that cozy morning moment when the world’s still quiet, your favorite mug is warm in your hands, and the only breakfast company you need is, well, you? Trust me, I’ve been there. And while I love the bustling family breakfasts and brunch dates with friends, there’s a special kind of joy in creating a delicious breakfast just for yourself.

If you are thinking that whipping up something sweet and scrumptious just for yourself sounds like a chore, stick around. I’ve taken the time to roundup easy sweet breakfast recipe ideas for you! From pancake stacks that won’t leave you with leftovers for a week to the perfect smoothie bowl. I’m sharing some of my favorite easy sweet breakfast recipes tailored just for one. Let’s dive in and make your solo breakfast time sweet with these delicious recipes.

Why Single Serving Breakfasts?

Alright, let’s chat a bit about the unsung hero of the breakfast world: the single serving. Have you ever whipped up a recipe meant for eight, only to be left wondering how you’re going to eat through it all? Or maybe you’ve hesitated to make something delicious because, let’s be real, who wants to eat the same breakfast for seven days straight? Enter single serving breakfasts!

Making easy sweet breakfast recipes for one person offers:

Portion Control

Going solo on serving sizes isn’t just about avoiding food waste—it’s also a nifty way to keep a check on portion sizes. You get a full, hearty breakfast without the extra helpings. Perfect for those of us with eyes bigger than our stomachs!

Reduced Waste

There’s nothing sadder than tossing out stale or expired food. With single servings, you make just what you need, which means less food finds its way to the trash. And Mother Earth gives you a nod of approval.

Customization Galore

Feel like a dash of cinnamon today? Or maybe you’re in the mood for some chocolate chips? When you’re cooking just for you, every day can be a new flavor adventure. Adjust, experiment, and enjoy without worrying about anyone else’s taste buds.

Simple Ingredients to Always Have on Hand

One of the secrets to effortlessly whipping up yummy single-serving breakfasts is having a handy stash of staple ingredients. You know, those trusty kitchen companions that can jump in and save the day. Here’s my go-to list:

  • All Purpose Flour: The backbone of pancakes, muffins, and most baked goodies. Pro-tip: Keep both all-purpose and alternative flour like oat, whole wheat, or almond for variety.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda: The little wonders that give our baked treats that delightful rise and fluffiness.
  • Sugar: Because every sweet breakfast needs a touch of sweetness, right? White, brown, or even coconut sugar – take your pick.
  • Eggs: They’re not just for scrambles. Eggs add structure and richness to many breakfast dishes. And if you’re vegan, don’t worry – flax or chia eggs can often do the trick!
  • Milk: Dairy or non-dairy, it doesn’t matter. Milk adds moisture and creaminess, whether you’re making a batter or a smoothie.
  • Fruits: Fresh or frozen, fruits are your best friends. Toss them into your oatmeal, bake them into pastries, or enjoy them solo with a drizzle of honey.
  • Vanilla Extract: A little dash can make your breakfast feel like dessert. Pure vanilla extract can elevate your dish from good to gourmet.
  • Oats: Overnight oats, oatmeal, or even as a crunchy topping – oats are versatile and packed with nutrients.
  • Yogurt: Perfect for parfaits, smoothies, or even as a replacement for milk in some recipes. It adds tang and creaminess to the mix.
  • Toppings and Mix-ins: Think cocoa powder, chocolate chips, nuts, seeds, and spices like cinnamon or nutmeg. These little additions can take your breakfast game to new heights.

By keeping these essentials stocked, you’re all set to conquer any single-serving breakfast craving that comes your way. With just a bit of creativity, the breakfast possibilities are truly endless!

Single Serving Sweet Breakfast Ideas

Let’s be real – nothing sets the tone for the day quite like a mouth-watering breakfast, especially one that’s perfectly portioned for you! If you’re in the mood for a sweet start to your morning, here are some easy sweet breakfast recipe ideas just for one person.

  1. Pancakes: A small stack of fluffy pancakes, ready for your favorite toppings.
  2. Microwave Mug French Toast: Quick and custardy, perfect for when you’re short on time.
  3. Single Serving Crepe: Thin and ready for a sprinkle of sugar, chocolate spread, or fruit.
  4. Mini Berry and Yogurt Parfait: Layers of creamy yogurt, berries, and perhaps a sprinkle of granola.
  5. Baked Oatmeal Cup: Warm and comforting with your choice of mix-ins like blueberries or apple chunks.
  6. Chocolate Banana Smoothie: A creamy blend of banana, cocoa, and yogurt.
  7. Overnight Chia Seed Pudding: Set it up the night before and enjoy a creamy treat in the morning.
  8. Personal-Sized Cinnamon Roll: A microwave version for a quick gooey delight.
  9. Single Serving Berry Smoothie Bowl: A thick blend of berries topped with seeds, nuts, or shredded coconut.
  10. Mini Muffins: Perfectly portioned muffins in your favorite flavor, be it chocolate chip or blueberry.

Remember, these ideas are just the tip of the breakfast iceberg. Feel free to experiment, mix and match, and make these recipes uniquely yours! 

The Ultimate Round-Up: 43 Easy Sweet Breakfast Recipes For One

For every morning, there’s a perfect single serving breakfast waiting just for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the mood for a fluffy pancake or a blueberry muffin, this roundup has it all.

Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast, Crepes

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Waffles for One

Homemade easy waffles for one are easy to make in 30 minutes (including resting time!) and delicious to eat. This simple recipe uses pantry ingredients and a buttermilk substitute if you don’t have any. This recipe makes 1 ½-2 large waffles in a waffle iron.

Photo Credit: Nourish Nutrition Blog

Easy Pancakes for One Person with maple syrup poured on top

Pancakes for One

This easy homemade pancake recipe for one is perfect if you want a perfect sweet breakfast, without all the leftovers. This 15-minute recipe includes a buttermilk flavor hack, which is perfect if you don’t always have buttermilk on hand.

Photo Credit: Nourish Nutrition Blog

Easy Vegan Pancakes for One person with bananas and blueberries on top

Easy Vegan Pancakes for One

Who doesn’t love pancakes? They’re the perfect breakfast, brunch, or even dessert. Unfortunately, traditional pancake recipes can be made with eggs, butter, and dairy, making them off limits to many vegans. But never fear, because this recipe for vegan pancakes for one is here!

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A plate of Dark Chocolate Waffles for one person

Mini Dark Chocolate Waffles

All you need is a box of your favorite pancake/waffle mix, 2 extra ingredients, and 15 minutes to make these delicious healthy chocolate waffles that taste like they’re homemade.

Photo Credit: Nourish Nutrition Blog

A plate of Crepes with strawberries and whipped cream for one

Crepes for One

These single-serving delights are just what you need to satisfy your cravings without any excess. We’ll walk you through the steps to make the batter, cook the crepes, and suggest some sweet and savory fillings that are sure to please.

Photo Credit: The Solo Spoon

French Toast for One

There’s nothing quite like a warm and satisfying breakfast to start your day off on the right foot. And when it comes to breakfast options that are both indulgent and hassle-free, few things can beat a classic french toast recipe.

Photo Credit: The Solo Spoon

Pancake in a Mug

For a quick breakfast that will brighten any morning, try this 2-minute pancake in a mug recipe! Just add your favorite toppings like maple syrup and enjoy weekend vibes any day of the week.

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Carrot Cake Waffles

A secret ingredient to easily sneak in more veggies than you thought possible in a delicious breakfast recipe! Gluten-free & vegan carrot cake waffles you can feel good about making, any day of the week!

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Cinnamon Pear Oat Pancakes

Fluffy, gluten-free, and vegan pancakes for a cold winter morning. Sweetened by pears with hints of cinnamon and vanilla, you’ll want to get out of bed, even on the coldest darkest day!

Photo Credit: Strength and Sunshine

Easy sweet breakfast recipe combining French toast with whipped cream and blueberries.

French Toast with Captain Crunch Recipe

With only 4 ingredients needed, this Cap’n Crunch French Toast is quick and easy to make. If you haven’t tried any recipes with Captain Crunch cereal, you are missing out! Especially with this Captain Crunch French Toast! This makes a generous serving for one or two!

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A piece of berry bread pudding is being drizzled with honey in this easy sweet breakfast recipe.

Single Serving Microwave Mug French Toast (Four Ways)

We stumbled upon something called Microwave Mug French Toast, and each serving is only ONE piece of bread. And even better? Project Meal Plan has given us recipes for four different flavor ideas.

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Gluten-Free Banana Pumpkin Pancakes

A sweet and healthy seasonal breakfast recipe for a lazy and cold weekend morning! Banana Pumpkin Pancakes that are gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free making them perfect for any hungry mouth that needs feeding!

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An irresistible stack of pancakes with syrup being poured over them, perfect for a sweet breakfast treat.

Vegan Peach Cobbler Pancakes

These vegan peach cobbler pancakes are super fluffy, thick, and stuffed with fresh peaches. They are easy to make with no egg, butter, or dairy, and can easily become gluten-free. You only need one bowl! These pancakes are the perfect peach breakfast for one or two and taste just like peach cobbler. I like topping mine with whipped cream.

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An easy and sweet breakfast recipe consisting of french toast served with orange slices and a refreshing glass of orange juice.

Mom’s Orange French Toast

Mom’s Orange French Toast is the best French Toast I’ve ever had! Make her easy recipe and see what you’ve been missing! This recipe makes 1-2 servings depending on the portion size you like!

Photo Credit: Cooking with Mamma C

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Cinnamon Roll Waffle for One

Now you can make just a Cinnamon Roll Waffle for One with the same delicious flavors. This original recipe was made for an entire family but this recipe has been scaled down just for one!

Photo Credit: Joy Filled Eats

Oatmeal, Quinoa, and Cereal Bowls

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Egg White Oatmeal

This high protein breakfast of egg white oatmeal is an easy way to start your day with a balanced, healthy meal! Its not only high protein but sweet! We like to top ours with brown sugar.

Photo Credit: Fit Real Mama

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Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

This chocolate quinoa breakfast bowl is the perfect punch of sweetness meets protein to get your morning off the the right foot and help you feel satisfied until lunchtime. If you need something new to add to your breakfast rotation, this recipe won’t disappoint. 

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Lemon Raspberry Baked Oats for One

Lemon and raspberries are an age-old match that everyone loves! If you are looking for baked oats without banana, here’s a recipe for you that only requires 6 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time! They will be ready to eat fresh out of the oven by the time you’ve had your shower!

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Cinnamon Sugar Baked Oats for One

Have you ever woken up on a lazy Sunday morning with a craving for something warm, filling, and utterly delicious? Yet, you’re all by yourself and don’t want to prepare a big batch of anything? Enter baked oats for one! This dish can be your best friend in such times. This recipe can be made in an oven or air fryer!

Photo Credit: The Solo Spoon

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Biscoff Rice Flakes Porridge

Biscoff rice flakes porridge is a great way to start your day. It’s filling, sweet, and can be topped with almost anything.

Photo Credit: The Rice Chick

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Cocoa Banana Cinnamon Quinoa Flakes

A lovely combination of flavors for a healthy, quick, delicious breakfast recipe for one! Cocoa Banana Cinnamon Quinoa Flakes are also gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, but protein-packed!

Photo Credit: Strength and Sunshine

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Creamy Chocolate Coconut Buckwheat Cereal

There’s nothing like a decadent, but healthy breakfast recipe for creamy chocolate coconut buckwheat cereal to wake your body up! Gluten-free, vegan, and quick in the microwave, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic start to the day!

Photo Credit: Strength and Sunshine

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Strawberry Overnight Oats

These strawberry shortcake overnight oats are creamy, delicious. This strawberry overnight oats recipe is a fast and easy summer breakfast idea and a good breakfast on the go.

Photo Credit: Recipe Pocket

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Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk

These overnight oats with coconut milk are a healthy make-ahead breakfast, perfect for busy mornings! They’re rich, creamy, and chewy, with a subtle sweetness. Just 5 minutes of prep needed.

Photo Credit: Health My Lifestyle

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Nutella Rice Flakes Porridge

Creamy, warming, and tasty Nutella rice flakes porridge. A delicious twist on classic rice flakes porridge.

Photo Credit: The Rice Chick

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Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

These are the best berry cheesecake overnight oats! It tastes just like dessert, but is so much healthier for you! Plus this oatmeal could not be easier to make.

Photo Credit: Pure and Simple Nourishment

Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls

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Mango Smoothie

This orange, creamy mango smoothie is dominated by tropical mango flavor. Thick, sweet and ice cold, it tastes more like a frozen dessert than a healthy breakfast snack. You’re going to need an extra wide straw for this one!

Photo Credit: So Smoothie Recipes

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Purple Smoothie Bowl

Fruity and refreshing, this purple smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start your day. Top this delicious breakfast bowl with your favorites, like fresh fruits, granola, or even yogurt.

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Creamy Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

This creamy dreamy strawberry smoothie bowl is a refreshing breakfast made with only 4 ingredients! Top with your favorite granola and fresh strawberries for a vibrant breakfast bowl.

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An easy sweet breakfast recipe featuring a delightful smoothie loaded with berries and served with a spoon.

Spinach Berry Smoothie

This spinach berry smoothie is a great way to add some greens to your diet by sneaking them into a delicious breakfast treat!

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A green smoothie with spinach leaves on a wooden board, perfect for an easy and healthy breakfast.

Mango Kale Smoothie

Mango kale smoothies are the perfect way to get your day off on the right start! Super fruity and flavorful with rich nutrients to help your body thrive!

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Muffins, Pastries, and Cinnamon Rolls

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Single Serve Classic Banana Bread

Single serve banana bread is a great easy recipe to use if you have just one ripe banana to use up. It’s a great breakfast or snack recipe for one person, especially when it’s topped with peanut butter.

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An easy and sweet breakfast recipe for one, featuring a slice of blueberry bread on a cutting board.

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

This crazy delicious Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake for Two is bursting with farm fresh blueberries, has a bright and lemony citrus with a hint of Thyme flavor in the crumb. With French origins it delivers amazing flavor, is super moist and one of the easiest cakes I’ve ever made!

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Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

Start your mornings with this warm Blueberry Muffin in a Mug! It’s quick, easy, delicious and healthier than a mug cake! Only 8 ingredients are required and there are no eggs, butter or dairy in this recipe. It also doesn’t require an oven. All you need to do for this blueberry mug muffin is mix the ingredients together and heat it in the microwave for less than 2 minutes!

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A stack of sweet blueberry muffins with cranberries on top, perfect for an easy and delicious breakfast.

Small Batch Blueberry Muffins

Small batch blueberry muffins are the perfect morning treat to make. This batter makes enough for exactly six standard size muffins.

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Small Batch Zucchini Muffins

These small batch zucchini muffins are the perfect way to use up some of that summer zucchini. This small batch recipe makes exactly six muffins which is perfect to get you through a few mornings of breakfast.

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Small Batch Cinnamon Rolls

These small batch cinnamon rolls are the perfect recipe. They only take one hour to bake and are the perfect treat to make for breakfast on any holiday or special occasion.

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Mini Loaf Banana Bread

Mini loaf banana bread is the perfect treat to make when you have one ripe banana left on the counter. Eat the loaf yourself, or split it four ways with your family, it’s the perfect small treat! 

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Banana Nut Muffin for One

Need a quick afternoon bite that is sweet, yet healthy, and ready in 30 minutes? Then you HAVE to make this banana muffin for one! All you need is a banana (even a half of a banana will work!), one bowl, and a few pantry staple ingredients.

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Yogurt, Parfaits, Puddings and Fruity Breakfast

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Blackberry Lemon Curd Parfait

This easy blackberry lemon curd parfait is layered with vanilla greek yogurt, fresh blackberries, tangy lemon curd, and crunchy granola for a perfect portable breakfast treat for one person.

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Strawberry Lime Chia Seed Pudding

Say goodbye to skipping breakfast or settling for a bland, uncomplicated meal. With the sweetness of strawberries, the zing of lime, and the nutritional powerhouse that is chia seeds, you’ve got a champion breakfast that can be prepared ahead of time. Store these in cute mason jars and your fridge will have delicious, ready-to-eat breakfasts!

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

This is a healthy and delicious breakfast option! It can be prepped overnight for an easy single serving breakfast the next morning. This recipe makes 4 mini jars of pudding.

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Banana Split Breakfast

If you’re looking for new fruit for breakfast ideas then we think you’ll just love this healthy banana split recipe. A super easy fruit breakfast bowl you can make in just minutes.

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Wrapping It Up: Easy Breakfast Recipes for One

And there we have it, a list of 39 of the best sweet breakfast recipes to brighten up your mornings. It doesn’t matter if you’re an early bird or a fan of breakfast-for-dinner, these recipes are your ticket to indulgent moments, tailor-made just for you.

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