This ultimate list of Daniel Fast breakfasts includes our favorite breakfast recipes and ideas to help you prepare your Daniel Fast meal plan. So many options here! Enjoy!
The Prophet Daniel relied on a simple and healthy diet; he denied himself the extremely rich foods that would grace most tables in his day. He proved to the king that, after three weeks of his personal way of eating, he and his friends were much healthier than those around him who ate “the king’s meat” and delicacies.
To learn more about what foods to consider avoiding, you might want to view our Daniel Fast food list. Many readers have also found our list of yummy Daniel Fast snacks helpful to keep on hand. We also have a list of easy Daniel Fast recipes you can make for dinner when you’re in a hurry. They make great weeknight meals!
What can you have for breakfast on the Daniel Fast?
Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day? I love all things breakfast and even enjoy an occasional “brinner,” Breakfast for Dinner!
When you’re committed to The Daniel Fast, many things have to be shoved aside for the duration of the fast, especially favorites such as eggs, bacon, and toast. There are no eggs, bacon, or yeast breads on this fast. But… there are many, many options for Daniel Fast breakfasts available with a little ingenuity and creativity.
If you’re wondering “What can I have for breakfast on the Daniel Fast?” then these ideas are for you!
Delicious Daniel Fast Breakfasts
They’re so versatile and definitely not just a dinner choice! Think outside of the box and mix up a great skillet meal with minimal ingredients, such as this recipe for skillet potatoes.
I’m about to make your life so much easier by allowing you to buy frozen, DICED hash browns. I use them for potato soups, vegetable soups and just about anything else that calls for a potato. Game changer!
Daniel Fast Breakfast Potatoes
- 1 bag frozen DICED hash browns
- Olive oil, 3 tablespoons
- Half of a small onion, diced
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- Dash of rosemary
Heat the butter and olive oil in your skillet and add onion and even a crushed garlic clove if desired; sauté until translucent. Add the potatoes, garlic powder, salt and pepper and cook until potatoes start to brown. You can also add green or red peppers, broccoli or other favorite veggies!
The next morning, you can use any leftovers to make a breakfast burrito.
Daniel Fast Breakfast Burrito
To mix things up, put a spoonful of leftover breakfast potatoes into a whole wheat tortilla and it becomes an easy Daniel Fast breakfast burrito. Just be sure to get DF compliant tortillas with no sugar or yeast in them.
Hands down, oats and oatmeal are God’s gift to breakfast! Acceptable grains for The Daniel Fast, there are so many easy recipes to get your oats “fix” and still be DF compliant. A favorite of many is the overnight oatmeal. It is easy to do before you go to bed and a great breakfast on-the-go the next morning.
Cherry Banana Muesli
One delicious oatmeal option is our cherry banana muesli recipe. It’s a yummy hot cereal recipe that we top with cherries and banana. Sometimes I add a bit of cocoa powder, too.
Overnight oatmeal is also a great choice. You can make it easily in a small jelly jar:
Overnight Oatmeal Recipe
- 3/4 cup quick oats
- 2/3 cup UNSWEETENED Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional, if permitting)
- Half a banana, mashed
- Pinch of salt
- Dash of cinnamon
Simply put all ingredients in a small jelly jar and secure with the lid. Shake about one minute and put in refrigerator overnight. Next morning, open and eat! It’s that simple and that good. You can add blueberries, strawberries, nuts or anything Daniel Fast approved. Throw in a teaspoon of nut butter and you will wow your morning tastebuds!
I am not sure I have ever had a bad smoothie.
A good rule of thumb is to keep frozen bananas in your freezer for a super creamy smoothie. You can create a different one every day if you like, endless options and combinations; just switch up your veggies or fruits!
Smoothies are another great choice for those crazy mornings when you don’t have time to actually cook. They are filling and they are just plain good.
Be sure not to add any dairy, such as cow’s milk or yogurt.
Here is an easy recipe for you to try:
Strawberry, Banana, and Spinach Smoothie
- 1 cup UNSWEETENED Almond or Soy Milk
- ½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional, if permitting)
- 1 cup baby spinach leaves
Toss all ingredients in your blender or Nutri-Bullet, add ice if you like, and hit that button for a nutritious Daniel Fast approved breakfast!
Orange Mango Smoothie
You might also like to try our Orange Mango Smoothie recipe if you prefer a little extra sweetness in the morning.
Yeah, you are going to thank me for this one! Bake (or even Instant Pot!) an extra sweet potato or two the night before and you will have a super quick breakfast.
You can do a sweet potato bowl or just slit it open, warm it in the microwave a few seconds and then get ridiculous with the toppings! Totally a breakfast food and totally Daniel Fast approved.
The recipe below knows no limits, so be creative!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
- One baked sweet potato, out of jacket
- 2 Tablespoons almond nut butter
- Handful of blueberries
- One banana, sliced
- 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts
- 1/4 diced apple (optional)
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- Drizzle of honey (Some do not consider honey to be DF approved, and it’s a bit up for debate. This is your call; it isn’t necessary to have it to still be delicious!)
If you’re in a hurry to get out the door in the mornings, then you might want to have LARABARs on hand. They’re a special vegan treat that meet the guidelines of the Daniel Fast.
There are several different varieties/flavors to choose from.
As an example, their Apple Pie flavored fruit and nut bar contains dates, almonds, unsweetened apples, walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon.
Homemade Granola Breakfast Bars
You’ll love our easy recipe for delicious Daniel Fast granola bars.
Assorted Fruit Bowl
This is one of my teenager’s favorite breakfasts… just a big bowl of sliced fruit. We use watermelon, cantaloupe, berries, and pineapple — lots of pineapple! He loves it.
Mashed Banana With Peanut Butter
Peel two very ripe bananas and mash with a fork. Add a heaping spoonful of all natural peanut butter and mix well. Just be sure your peanut butter really is “all natural” — you’d be surprised how many have sugar or other ingredients added to them! If you can buy freshly ground peanut butter near you, that’s even better.
Tips for getting the most out of your breakfast
The great thing about the Daniel Fast is its versatility. There are no rules, per se; this is a fast between you and God.
You can enjoy your various Daniel Fast breakfasts with your morning devotion and prayer. Regardless of your morning schedule, be sure and put God first, give Him praise, open the Word and allow Jesus Christ to speak to your heart and give you direction for your day. He will do just that!
It’s worth noting that many Christians who begin the fast with a desire to draw closer to God end up feeling so good while on the fast that they choose to adopt it as a way of life.
Whether you choose to make it a “once a year” fast or a way of life, do it unto the Lord and you will be eternally blessed!
What are some of your favorite things to have for breakfast on the Daniel Fast? Share them in the comments. We’d love to know!
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These breakfast ideas were compiled by our special guest contributor, Nanette Elkins. She has served as a pastor’s wife, missionary, and teacher, and is also the author of the Daniel Fast Devotional.
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