Quick Guide: Breakfast Foods to Fuel Your Runner’s Appetite

Morning runner or night owl, it doesn’t matter. Breakfast is breakfast.  It pays to start the day on the right foot, eating a balanced and healthy meal.  You know it, but you might not believe it, but eating a good breakfast will fuel you throughout your day. 

Breakfast Ideas for Runers

Personally, I love running in the morning. When everyone is asleep and I’m out logging miles: that’s what makes me feel really good about my running. But just because I run in the morning, doesn’t mean I like to eat before I run.  If you’re like me, I run best when I can run on an empty stomach. It takes me only 20-30 minutes from the time I wake up, to the time I’m out the door, so eating isn’t really an option for me even if I chose to eat.

4 Quick & Easy Breakfast Ideas for Runners
These easy breakfasts will have you fueled up and ready to go

That means, when I get home, I’m obviously really hungry. I know that eating within 30 minutes of finishing my workout is the best way to replenish my body, so I make sure that I have meals that are both nutritious, and easy to make.


Not a morning runner? Not a problem. These breakfast ideas are great to keep you moving until you are ready to run, whenever that time is.

These quick breakfast ideas will have you feeling full all morning
4 Healthy, Delicious, & Quick Breakfast Ideas for Runners

In today’s post, I’m going to share some of the best breakfast meals that’ll leave you feeling full and satisfied all morning long. They check off all the boxes for me:

  • Easy to make
  • Taste good
  • Keep me full



Why I like them: This is my staple breakfast choice during the week.  The oats are a great source of fiber and I pair it with seasonal fruits, peanut butter, and honey, with a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin spice.

Overnight Oats

Why I like them: Easy to make with lots of flavor combinations.  The oats are high in fiber and keep you feeling full for longer.

It’s not enough to just read about overnight oats, you really have to see it to imagine the different ingredients you can put in.

Oatmeal Energy Balls

Why I like them: Perfect on-the-go snack and provides a sufficient energy boost.  You can add different “toppings” to them as well.

Egg Muffin Cups

Why I like them:  I can make these in advance and they are packed with veggies.  I like mine with tomatoes, onion, spinach, and cheese.  


Whenever you like to eat your breakfast – after your morning run or as a prep for your later-in-the-day run, these breakfast ideas are sure to help you sustain your energy throughout the day.

Have any more favorite breakfast ideas? Share them in the comments!

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