25+ Easy Breakfast Ideas
Rise and shine with these easy breakfast recipes for eggs, pancakes, and so much more!
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but most of us don't have time for more than toast or a bagel first thing in the morning. That's all about to change with 25+ Easy Breakfast Ideas! Whether it's a sleepy Saturday morning or you're struggling to get out of bed to go to work on Monday, these quick and easy breakfast ideas will put some pep back in your step.
Whether you're craving eggs or waffles or French toast, or need some breakfast ideas that are entirely new, this collection of our best breakfast recipes has it all. From fluffy and delicious pancakes and waffles to breakfast breads that seriously change the game, you're sure to find something in this collection that appeals to your taste buds. The whole family might just find a new favorite! You'll discover classic recipes, as well as vegan takes on some of your favorites. These recipes are perfect for brunch with friends or a casual weekend at home with the family.
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After you decide what to make for breakfast, it's time to think about lunch! If you want to make a grilled cheese sandwich that's anything but dull, then you need to see How to Make Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: 8 Tips for Delicious Perfection
Pancake and Waffle Recipes
Who doesn't love some fluffy pancakes or waffles first thing in the morning? These easy recipes for pancakes and waffles are a classic favorite! The kids love them, too, so it's a win for the whole family — be sure to make enough for seconds. Make your breakfast a bit more fun by setting out an assortment of toppings, too. Think sliced in-season fruit, maple syrup, whipped cream, and even chocolate chips! If you do have leftovers, let the pancakes or waffles cool completely, then store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Simply reheat the breakfast item in the microwave the next morningk, and breakfast is ready!
Whether you are looking for a recipe to make for someone with allergies or just want an easy way to make pancakes, you can't go wrong with this recipe. You'll love that this is easy to make.
- Summer Waffles with Lemon Sauce
This vegan take on the classic waffle recipe is one you'll want to try. The lemon sauce takes this breakfast item to the next level!
- Cinnamon Pancakes with Apricots
This weekend, stay home and make these restaurant-quality pancakes in the comfort of your own kitchen. The addition of cinnamon gives these pancakes a delightful taste.
- Sweet Potato Waffles
Calling all vegans! You'll love this delicious take on the typical waffle recipe. Drizzle maple syrup on top, and you'll be in for a treat.
- Lemon-Pecan Pancakes with Southern Comfort Molasses
If you can't get to the South, do the next-best thing by bringing a bit of the South to your table with these pancakes. You just might want to serve these pancakes for dinner!
- Diner-Style Pancakes
These vegan pancakes are sure to be a hit with everyone. Fluffy as can be, these pancakes are easy to make and use ingredients you likely already have on hand.
Breakfast Ideas with Eggs
Egg recipes are a breakfast staple! If you're looking for fun new ways to cook them, these breakfast recipes with eggs are sure to inspire you. Don't settle for just fried or over-easy — try something unique and exciting! While some of these recipes are perfect for a busy weekday morning, there are a few that can be served as part of your next brunch with family and friends. In addition, some of these recipes can be made in advance. All you need to do is cook when you're ready to eat. Entertaining will be a snap with these recipes at your fingertips.
- Italian Baked Eggs
If you love garlic, then you'll love starting the day with these baked eggs! This easy recipe will look elegant on your breakfast table.
- Ranch-Style Eggs with Refried Beans
Hearty and boasting a bold flavor, these eggs will give you a great start to the day. Consider making these eggs the next time you have a full schedule ahead of you.
- Eggs in a Nest
Believe it or not, this recipe uses cheese, nutmeg, and even hot paprika. The result is a breakfast item that your family will request for months to come.
- A Different Benedict
You've seen the traditional eggs Benedict, so consider shaking things up with this easy recipe. It takes a little bit of prep work, but the results are worth it.
- Caprese Egg Boat
This is one recipe that's meant to be shared! If you're attending a brunch or breakfast potluck, then you'll definitely want to make this dish.
- Country Vegetable Frittata
The frittata is a busy cook's biggest help. This recipe can be cooked in a skillet and can serve up to six people.
Breakfast Breads and Muffins
Sweet and delicious, these muffin and breakfast bread recipes almost taste like you're having dessert for breakfast! From your standard banana walnut muffin recipes to a berry breakfast cake, you'll love these scrumptious alternatives to a savory breakfast. These recipes are also easy to make and can be baked in advance of when you plan to serve them. Although there is nothing quite like tucking in to a cake that's just out of the oven, you can still serve these recipes hours after you bake them. As these sweet and delicious recipes prove, it's never too early to have some dessert!
- Blueberry Breakfast Cake
When it comes to delicious ingredients, this recipe doesn't hold back! Filled with blueberries and featuring a sugary-sweet topping, this recipe is perfect for any occasion.
- Berry Almond Breakfast Bread
You'll love the addition of berries to this bread. This recipe is one you need to try!
- Banana, Walnut and Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Take the typical banana muffin and turn it up a notch when you make this recipe. The addition of chocolate chips will make these muffins so much more decadent.
- Chocolate Chip Cranberry Muffins
Nothing says fall quite like cranberries! If you're serving brunch over the Thanksgiving weekend, then you'll want to keep this muffin recipe in mind. You'll love the contrast in flavors found in every bite.
- Maple-Glazed Breakfast Bread
You've probably had breakfast bread with maple, but what about maple and bacon? Go all-out in a great way with this recipe. If you serve this at brunch, don't expect any leftovers!
- Lemon and Sugar Crepes
If you never thought you could make crepes, then you need to try this recipe. The addition of lemon and sugar will give these crepes a light taste that's perfect for summer.
Cereal tends to fall by the wayside once we're out of childhood, but these cereal and oatmeal recipes are sure to add excitement back into this easy breakfast. You never thought that cereal could be this fun! While these easy breakfast recipes will definitely work for the morning, consider making them for a hearty dinner, too. Ranging from savory to sweet, these recipes will brighten your day and help you rise-and-shine. Shake up your breakfast routine when you add these recipes to your menu rotation at home.
- Savory Oatmeal with a Basted Egg
Cheese, egg, and oatmeal combine to make this hearty breakfast. Your feet will hit the floor a lot faster when you realize this dish is on the menu!
- Chocolate-Covered Cereal
Add some pizzazz to your breakfast when you make this delicious cereal. This decadent recipe is a great idea for a treat.
- Vanilla Almond Granola
Once you try this granola, you might not purchase pre-made granola again. This vegan recipe uses vanilla bean and dates for a completely new take on the classic granola.
- Hot Breakfast Cereals
When the weather outside is frightful, warm up with a bowl of this breakfast cereal. Consider topping this dish with your favorite fruit for a taste that's sweet and filling.
- Crunchy Paleo Granola
Here's a recipe for anyone on the Paleo diet! This recipe is full of crunch and flavor. You might want to make a second batch — it likely won't last long.
Breakfast is just better with potatoes, and a hearty breakfast hash recipe is a great way to start the day! You can even use leftover vegetables from last night's dinner if you're in a pinch. Fry it up and fill your home with the smell of a delicious breakfast. The beauty of the hash is that you can modify it to meet your preferences — and to use what's on hand. These recipes for vegetables, sausage, and more will keep you feeling full all day.
- Country Skillet
This vegan recipe is sure to satisfy anyone's appetite! Loaded with vegetables, this skillet will keep you feeling full.
- Chorizo, Harissa, and Potato Hash
Add some heat to your breakfast table with this hash recipe. This easy-to-make dish includes plenty of chorizo in every serving.
- Sweet Potato, Thyme and Apple Hash with Egg Baskets
You can't go wrong with sweet potato! This hearty dish is colorful and full of flavor.
- Smoked Salmon Hash with Tricolored Potatoes
While you could use smoked salmon on your bagel, consider trying something new with this hash. This reicpe is perfect for your next brunch, too.
If you have brunch on your mind, then you'll want to see this guide on Brunch Menu Ideas: 7 Tips to Make Your Next Brunch a Success
What is your favorite easy breakfast recipe?