50 Best Breakfast Recipes

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50 Best Breakfast Recipes

If you’ve always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then you’ll surely want to check out our collection of 50 best breakfast recipes! Learn some new ones, check out some old favorites,  share them with family and friends–and tell us what you think of them!

All Things Eggs

Eggs are sometimes called the perfect protein. They’re low in carbohydrates, high in nutrition, and the belief that they contribute to cholesterol problems has been disproven. And even more important, they are delicious! So whether you like them scrambled or part of something more complex, a breakfast centered around eggs is a smart way to start the day!

1. Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

This quiche is loaded with all your favorite things, and is easy to adapt to personal preferences. We’re keeping things simple by using a store-bought pie crust!

One reader said: “This broccoli quiche is THE BEST! It’s my favorite way to get the kids to eat broccoli because they love it and bonus we love it! And trust me if you want to blow everyone away at a brunch bring this quiche! Thanks for the great recipes as always Chelsea!”

2. Egg Skillet

This egg skillet is a hearty breakfast that has it all! It’s packed with good ingredients, it’s filling, and all around the perfect well-balanced breakfast!

One reader said: “Very tasty!! I will make this again for sure!”

3. Egg Wrap

Simple, easy, and healthy Egg Wraps are the perfect healthy breakfast or lunch! With the perfect balance of protein, carbs, and fats you have a well-balanced, filling meal.

One reader said: “Have done these a couple of times now and they are really tasty. The pesto really gives the wraps flavour.”

4. Quiche Lorraine

This simple Quiche Lorraine is a total show stopper. Trust us, you’ll want to bring this to any and all brunches. People go crazy for this recipe and for good reason– it’s loaded with all the best ingredients!

One reader said: “Have done these a couple of times now and they are really tasty. The pesto really gives the wraps flavour.”

5. Scrambled Eggs

This recipe for Scrambled Eggs elevates your breakfast game with its easy-to-follow steps, simple ingredients, and a technique that guarantees a delicious, creamy, and custardy mound of eggs every time. Get ready for a breakfast that will have everyone at the table asking for seconds!

One reader said: “I seriously can’t believe how wrong I’ve been making scrambled eggs! These blew me away they are so good! I’m obsessed! Thanks!”

Overnight Oats, We Love You

The biggest complaint about fixing a delicious breakfast is that it takes too much time, especially when you’re trying to get everyone out the door and on their way. Here’s a way to have breakfast ready and waiting: overnight oats! Mix ’em up the night before (or several nights before) and they become a grab-and-go solution. Make them as fancy or plain as you like–we have plenty of recipes here to inspire you.

Collage of Overnight Oats pictures.

6. Overnight Oats

This basic recipe has everything you need to know about making your own Overnight Oats and includes four delicious recipes with the best tips and tricks on how to perfect this delicious breakfast or snack!

One reader said: “We love all the overnight oat recipes but this has to be one of our favorites!! It makes our mornings so stress-free and yummy!! Thanks, Chelsea!”

7. Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Craving cheesecake but looking for a healthier option? This Cheesecake Overnight Oats recipe is decadent, delicious, and YES, healthy! These Overnight Oats are higher in protein and the perfect well-rounded breakfast–or treat!

One reader said: “These are the BEST overnight oats I’ve ever had. I’ve already shared this recipe with some friends, my sister, and my mom. We are all loving these oats. Thanks for the recipe”

8. Pumpkin Overnight Oats

We’re all about pumpkin this fall season and these pumpkin overnight oats do not disappoint! You’re going to go crazy for this pumpkin-chocolate combo and fall in love with Overnight Oats!

One reader said: “I lllooovvveee these oats! What a great way to incorporate pumpkin into your breakfast cereal! Pumpkin and oats are so healthy for you. It’s a perfect way to start the day.”

9. Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

Yes, this recipe is as delicious as it sounds! These Brownie Batter Overnight Oats taste like eating dessert for breakfast– only they’re healthy! Wahoo!

One reader said: “Chelsea, you just mix together, refrigerate, and eat them? No cooking…….. it’s like granola? Wow….that’s an awesome breakfast on the go!!!!!”

10. Peach Overnight Oats

This light, creamy, and refreshing breakfast is soaked overnight with all the best ingredients and topped with warm, caramelized peaches and a quick streusel! 

One reader said: “I’m such a sucker for peaches. LOVE them. And now I can’t stop thinking about these Overnight Oats. This is a breakfast I would HAPPILY wake up for!”

Do we have you convinced that Overnight Oats are the best yet? If not give these Peanut Butter Cookie Overnight OatsChocolate Almond Overnight Oats, and Peanut Butter Overnight Oats a try!

No One Stacks Up To You, Pancakes

Whether you call them flapjacks, hotcakes, pancakes, or griddle cakes, there’s nothing like a plate full of delicious pancakes to get your morning off to a great start. The good news is that they’re really not difficult to make and you can freeze the leftovers to enjoy later. Make breakfast for dinner with pancakes in the starring role!

Collage of pancake photos

11. Homemade Pancakes

Skip the packaged pancake mix and give these fluffy, flavorful, and light pancakes a go! This is your one-stop spot for anything you’ve ever wanted to know about how to make the best homemade pancakes!

One reader said: “I like to consider myself a pancake expert and these are quite literally the best pancakes I’ve ever had. The optional cinnamon is a must!”

12. Chocolate Chip Pancakes

These Chocolate Chip Pancakes are perfect with their crisp exterior and soft chewy interior. You already know any recipe with mini chocolate chips and buttermilk is going to be a hit!

One reader said: “I just made this recipe for my family this morning. I am a HUGE chocolate chip pancake fan and I have to say these are the best I have had. Thank you so much for the recipe and for giving such great, helpful instructions. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes.”

13. Banana Pancakes

Buttermilk Banana Pancakes are bursting with flavor. They’re light, fluffy, and honestly, life changing.

One reader said: “These are my favorite pancakes to make on the weekends! So fluffy and delicious!”

14. Blueberry Pancakes

We’re obsessed with these blueberry pancakes! They melt in your mouth with a burst of blueberries! 

One reader said: “Well, I have been making blueberry pancakes most of my life. These are far superior to mine or any other I have ever tried. WOW! They are so light and flavorful. I told my husband, I would eat these for dinner. Thank you for all the ‘tips”. That made the world of difference.”

15. Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes

These Gluten-free Banana Pancakes are packed with better-for-you ingredients! We’re using oats, bananas, Greek yogurt, Dark Chocolate, and of course bananas!

One reader said: “You wouldn’t believe this, but I made it. And it turned out to be the most delicious pancake ever. I had a really good time with it. Thank you very much!”

Brunchy Baked Goodies

The best part about weekends and holidays is the potential for a luscious brunch full of savory, sweet, and baked goodies. Take your game up a few notches with some of these amazing brunch recipes!

Collage of brunch recipes

16. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Your one-stop for all things Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. With step-by-step photos, videos, and detailed instructions, we’re with you every step of the way in making the best Homemade Cinnamon Rolls!

One reader said: “These cinnamon rolls were so good and so worth the effort!!! My whole family loved them!! They will be my go-to cinnamon roll recipe from now on!”

17. Dutch Baby (German Pancakes)

Dutch baby, German Pancakes, or just call them delicious– because this recipe is the best! You’re going to love the light custard base, fluffy sides, and rich buttery flavor!

One reader said: “Made these for my kids and husband!! It was a hit! Also made the syrup and my youngest loved it and keeps asking me to make more!”

18. Waffle Recipe

Truly the best Waffle recipe! Serve with syrup, fruit, jam, or all of the above for the perfect decadent breakfast!

One reader said: “I’ve been making waffles for thirty years, trying new recipes all the time. This is without question the best recipe I’ve come across! I appreciate the brief, historical info, and the factual, expert tips make all the difference. Thank you!”

19. Bread Pudding Recipe

Nothing beats this Bread Pudding recipe with fresh whipped cream, vanilla sauce, and raspberries! 

One reader said: “This bread pudding is seriously divine. It is the hit at every brunch I bring it to. Throwing my niece a baby shower next week and this is at the top of my list to make. Thanks so much!”

20. Strawberry Scones

You’ll love these delicious Strawberry Scones with bursts of strawberry bites throughout! These buttery scones are made with a secret ingredient that makes them the best scones ever!

One reader said: “Such a fun and YUMMY twist on regular scones!! This has to be one of our all time
favorite treats! Thanks Chelsea”

Shake The Morning Off With A Smoothie

The ultimate grab-and-go breakfast, or simply just an easy way to get the day started: a breakfast smoothie! We’ve tried all the recipes and developed some novel approaches. There’s nothing boring about these breakfast drinks!

Breakfast smoothies

21. Green Smoothie Recipe

No more plugging your nose to chug down your greens– this Green Smoothie will have you craving more! This is truly the best Green Smoothie recipe you’ll ever try!

One reader said: “This is a great green smoothie. Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to share your wonderful post!”

22. Chocolate Protein Shake

This Chocolate Protein Shake is seriously good enough to pass for a healthy milkshake! Quash those early morning cravings with a decadent, protein-packed, healthy smoothie!

One reader said: “Hi! I make this protein shake almost every day and my husband and I love it! We drink it during the day and after workouts. Thank you for sharing this!”

23. Strawberry Banana Smoothie

With only five ingredients, you can whip this delicious Strawberry Banana Smoothie up in minutes! 

One reader said: “This smoothie looks mouthwatering! Perfect drink this week!”

24. Immune Boosting Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with antioxidants and good-for-you ingredients. Give your immune system and boost and enjoy and delicious breakfast with this smoothie!

One reader said: “I’m a teacher and I’m trying everything that I can to stay well. I love this smoothie so much that I shared the recipe with a friend. It is so bright tasting and I love drinking it first thing in the morning after doing some yoga.”

25. Blueberry Smoothie

This smoothie is dairy-free and naturally vegan and so delicious! Packed with great ingredients and a fantastic taste!

One reader said: “I usually make smoothies for breakfast so this recipe is just perfect for me. Loving how healthy it is.. and if you claim that it boosts metabolism too – I have to try it!”

Dessert For Breakfast? Oh Yes!

Sweet tooth breakfast fans, rejoice! Decadently delightful treats are hard to resist, and on special occasions, there’s no need to. Enjoy some sweet breakfast dishes to balance out all those healthy ones you faithfully eat day-in, day-out.

Collage of sweet breakfast treats

26. French Toast Sticks

These are seriously as delicious as they sound! French Toast Sticks dipped in Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal! They’re a total game changer!

One reader said: “I love this idea and I know my kids {and husband} will too! Thanks so much for sharing.”

27. Monkey Bread

If you’ve never heard of Monkey Bread you’re seriously missing out! Monkey Bread is a sweet and sticky pastry served as an indulgent breakfast or dessert! 

One reader said: “This monkey bread recipe is the stuff of dreams – and so easy to make, too!”

28. Toaster Strudels

These homemade jam pastries are so quick and easy with a few store-bought shortcuts! Wow your guests with a delicious pastry and that can be ready in minutes!

One reader said: “In all my 76 years of recipe collecting I have never seen a strudel recipe like this, I intend to make them this weekend for my grandchildren– and myself, of course. Love your recipes.”

29. Cronut

When a donut and a croissant love each other very much, you get a CRONUT! These are as delicious as they sound and beyond simple thanks to some store-bought shortcuts!

One reader said: “These are so good and easy!  All the staff loved them. One waitress said she could eat 5 of them. Thanks for the recipe. I love the Pepperidge Farms Pastry sheets so I’m going to try another one of your recipes that uses them.”

30. Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls

Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls start with a soft dough and are filled with lemon-infused sugar and blueberry filling, and it’s all topped with the best sweet lemon glaze! So delicious!

One reader said: “These lemon rolls are fabulously paired with blueberries. Loved reading your entire post. Awesome clicks and your step-by-step instructions are very helpful. My girls will fancy making this after I handover your recipe to them. Thanks!”


Hearty Breakfasts 

When you have a busy day lined up, start it off with something hearty and filling. These hearty choices will keep you going all morning!

Collage of hearty breakfast dishes

31. One-Pan Breakfast Potatoes and Bacon

Delicious breakfast potatoes with crisp-tender veggies and smoky bacon all cooked on one sheet pan! It couldn’t be easier, more delicious, or filling!

One reader said: “Loved this recipe and so did my family! It turned out great! Thanks for the recipe!”

32. Biscuits and Gravy

This recipe is brand new to the site and I don’t know how we ever lived without it! Between the buttery biscuits and creamy sausage, you can’t pass this one up!

One reader said: “Best biscuits and gravy! The ratio of sausage to gravy is perfect! The ultimate comfort food!”

33. Crockpot Hash Brown Casserole

Cheesy and savory Crockpot Hash Brown Casserole is the perfect brunch dish! Because we’re making this from scratch you won’t see any cream of condensed soups or other weird ingredients in this recipe! You’re going to love it!

One reader said: “Took this to a brunch this past Saturday – it was a hit… Great breakfast recipe that does not include eggs.”

34. Ham and Cheese Quiche

With over 80 five-star reviews, there is no question why this is a favorite.  This quiche is so simple with some store-bought shortcuts! It’s always an absolute hit and for good reason! You can use your favorite cheese, meats, and even play around with different seasonings!

One reader said: “Thank you so much for your Ham and Cheese Quiche recipe! I love it! I’ve refrained from attempting most quiche recipes, but this one truly is easy, and so delicious; it is destined to become my go-to recipe for leftover ham.”

35. Roasted Potatoes

These Roasted Potatoes are quick, easy, and simple. We love roasting them up, and adding them to our breakfast burritos or eggs in the mornings!

One reader said: “Roasted potatoes is one of our go-to side dishes! these are so good and cooked to perfection!”

Breakfast Muffins

If there is an official breakfast bread, it would have to be muffins. You can eat them any time of the day, of course, but breakfast just seems like the perfect time for muffins! A little sweet and yet savory, too, muffins have earned their place in our hearts.

Collage of muffin recipes

36. Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

These Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are made without butter, oil, and refined white flour. They are also gluten-free, nutritious, and packed with flavor! 

One reader said: “Made these last night and they are the most perfect healthy muffins I’ve ever made! Definitely a keeper and a recipe I’ll be coming back to constantly.”

37. Healthy Zucchini Muffins

You’re going to love these Healthy Zucchini Muffins. Not only are they better for you, but they are absolutely delicious!

One reader said: “I baked these muffins for the first time today. I baked a triple batch so that we have something healthy to eat on the go. I was not one bit disappointed. They turned out perfect and tasted delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe.”

38. Pumpkin Muffins

Bakery-style Pumpkin Muffins are dense, moist, and perfectly spiced. The perfect muffin for any fall brunch!

One reader said: “Ooh just pulled these out of the oven … my house smells like Holiday Yum!!!”

39. Chocolate Banana Muffins

These Chocolate Banana Muffins are wildly popular and for good reason! We’re using better for you ingredients but definitely not sacrificing any flavor!

One reader said: “Seriously amazing… so moist and gooey, yet such a healthy recipe. These could easily pass as cupcakes. Will satisfy your chocolate craving anytime!”

40. Healthy Blueberry Muffins

The perfect blueberry muffin made with healthier ingredients! 

One reader said: “Hands down, the best BB Muffins I have ever made! This recipe is not only a keeper but is entitled to be laminated and in its own special section!!!”

A Section Just For Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast cookies add a bit of fun and portability to mornings. Kind of like a granola bar, but shaped like a cookie, these grab-and-go breakfast foods are packed with nutrients in a fun-to-eat form. And PS: they’re not just for breakfast! Have a healthy, portable snack any time of the day.

Collage of breakfast cookies

41. No-Bake Healthy Breakfast Cookies

These No-Bake Healthy Breakfast Cookies are the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack! They use everyday ingredients and couldn’t be tastier! 

One reader said: “These look GREAT! I almost missed seeing them because so many people nowadays use a stick of butter in a recipe and label it “healthy!” So glad I went ahead and clicked over – this is a wonderful recipe I can really use : )”

42. Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

Delicious, no-bake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies that the whole family will go crazy for!

One reader said: “These look GREAT! I almost missed seeing them because so many people nowadays use a stick of butter in a recipe and label it “healthy!” So glad I went ahead and clicked over – this is a wonderful recipe I can really use : )”

43. Protein Breakfast Cookies

Another no-bake breakfast cookie? We’re in! These protein-packed, healthy, cookies taste like a cinnamon roll. They’re loaded with good ingredients that help keep you full throughout the day, with more energy!

One reader said: “I love these!! Thank you for such a great recipe! These have become our healthy protein snacks for before and after exercise/sports for the whole family. I have to limit everyone to one or they would eat the whole batch!! Thank you for sharing! Now, on to try your No-Bake Double Chocolate Breakfast Cookie………. YUM”

44. No-Bake Energy Bites (4 Ingredients)

Not technically cookies, but these No-Bake Energy Bites are like little balls of cookie dough! They can be ready in 15 minutes, no baking required, and so delicious!

One reader said: “Healthy cookie balls? Yes, please. These look amazing!”

45. Peanut Butter Cereal Bites

These no-bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bites are so simple, so delicious, and a quick grab and go breakfast or after school snack!

One reader said: “These are my kids favorite after school snack! They are irresistible!”

Sweet Bread

These sweet bread recipes don’t contain yeast but they’re still light and airy–and super tasty, too! Because you don’t have to proof the dough, these breads can be ready much faster.

46. Chocolate Banana Bread

This delicious Chocolate Banana Bread is moist, chocolate, and rich! No one can even taste that we use better-for-you ingredients!

One reader said: “Tried this recipe last night and the bread came out great. It’s moist and delicious! Perfect chocolate fix without feeling too guilty. Thanks!”

47. Pumpkin Bread

This Pumpkin Bread is tested to perfection and truly the best pumpkin bread you’ll ever make! 

One reader said: “Wonderful bread! Thank you, once again your pumpkin chocolate bread recipe is a winner.”

48. Zucchini Bread

This mouth-watering Zucchini Bread recipe is one you’ll want to use over and over again!

One reader said: “This zucchini bread recipe is our absolute favorite! I’ve tried several over the years and there is no denying this one is the best! If you’re looking for a recipe that everyone will love, this is for you!”

49. Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon-flavored and blueberry-studded quick bread, anyone? Lemon Blueberry Bread is the best!

One reader said: “My loaf turned out PERFECT!! And I’m a complete novice to baking. Thank you so much, Chelsea, your instructions are completely spot on. So happy I found your blog.”

50. Apple Bread

This Apple Bread Recipe is one of our all-time favorite quick breads! It’s sweet, tender, and moist with shredded apples in every bite. This loaf is warmly spiced with a hint of cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg. 

One reader said: “I just took my second batch out of the oven – these turned out beautifully!! I snuck one from the first batch and it was absolutely perfect. Thank you for such an easy and excellent recipe!! The people in my office are going to love them. Thank you!!!”

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  1. Cant wait to make all soon for me can i use mushrooms and vegan cheese and Thanks for the breakfast recipes as i need to switch up my breakfast perfect for my after office meals and snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my dy everyday after work

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