40 Favorite Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Hearty Multigrain Pancakes
We added whole grains to these flapjacks to help ward off the morning munchies. Personalize this breakfast or brunch recipe with chocolate chips, blueberries and other stir-ins.
Herbed Egg-Potato Bake
You can assemble the cheesy Herbed Egg-Potato Bake up to two days ahead and refrigerate it.
Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake
There's just a hint of cinnamon in the streusel for this moist cake.
Sausage Polenta with Nestled Eggs
A Hole-in-One Breakfast
Our egg cooked in toast is a classic American breakfast recipe that's also been known as egg in a basket and knothole egg.
Ham-and-Cheese Stuffed French Toast
Vanilla extract, cinnamon, maple syrup and almonds give the classic Monte Cristo sandwich a sweet and nutty twist.
Melted cheese oozes out of these tender, flaky scones flecked with chives and bacon bits. Cheryl Christiansen of McPherson won best in quick breads with this scone at the Kansas State Fair.
This flavorful frittata can be a simple brunch or weeknight supper dish; if you don't have fresh thyme, just substitute dried. The recipe comes from Urban Roots Farm in Springfield, Missouri.
Rise and Shine Cranberry-Apple Crisp
Spiced coconut streusel adds crunch to healthy apples and berries.
This German egg-potato dish, also known as hoppel poppel, traditionally included leftovers from the dinner table. Here's our deluxe version, with a variety of vegetables.
Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake
Plump blueberries create a juicy filling in this old-fashioned sour cream coffee cake from The White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula.
Chicken Divan-Style Omelet
A velvety Hollandaise sauce tops an omelet of chicken, cheese and broccoli or asparagus. The recipe draws diners to Bobby's Barrel Inn in Volo, Illinois (about 40 miles northwest of Chicago).
No time to make a sauce and filling? Click on the link below to our 40-second omelet.
Glazed Orange Rolls
These sweet and tender yeast rolls, generously covered in glaze, are a hit at Maxson Riverside Restaurant in Oregon, Illinois. Bake in muffin cups, and serve warm.
The New Glarus Hotel in New Glarus, Wisconsin, serves up a taste of Switzerland with this potato cake -- pure comfort food made from just five ingredients.
Bread Pudding with Maple Banana Sauce
This rich, make-ahead bread pudding recipe comes from the Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort in Galena, Illinois. The resort offers a Sunday brunch each week, including a lavish dessert table.
Transform a weekend breakfast into a special occasion with a stack of these cakes featuring ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses and thin-sliced apples.
Maple-Apple-Glazed Breakfast Meatballs
Perfect for holiday brunches, mini pork meatballs are a sweet and salty alternative to sides of bacon or sausage.
Smoked Salmon and Roasted Pepper Frittata
Veggies and low-fat cottage cheese stretch the eggs in this frittata, a breakfast main dish that's both healthy and low-cost (about $1.75 a serving!). A little salmon or ham boosts the flavor.
Chicken Caesar Egg Sandwich
Bacon, grilled chicken, crisp romaine and a fried egg crowd inside a flaky croissant. Our dressing includes anchovy fillets for authentic Caesar flavor; if you'd prefer to leave them out, just increase the Worcestershire sauce to 2 teaspoons. (Or you can just substitute bottled Caesar dressing for the homemade to make the recipe more streamlined.)
Smoked Turkey Quiche
This variation of a classic quiche recipe combines smoked turkey breast with Swiss cheese, eggs and cream. Serve with fresh fruit and homemade sweet rolls for a hearty start to the day. The recipe comes from the Engesser House Bed and Breakfast in St. Peter, Minnesota.
These sweet treats can be found in nearly every Amish cookbook. Roll them in melted butter, cinnamon and sugar before serving.
Caramelized Onion Breakfast Casserole
This easy broccoli-bacon-Swiss cheese strata is called a breakfast casserole, but it would satisfy for any meal of the day.
Cinnamon Surprise Buns
Fruit Brunch Medley
A honey-lime dressing sweetens this six-fruit combination. Chill the crunchy mixture up to 2 hours before serving.
Lumberjack Falls Skillet
The irresistible combination of Cajun andouille sausage and bacon bumps up the flavor of this home-style breakfast dish. A cast-iron skillet browns it best.
Pork ‘n’ Pippins Quiche
At Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast and Bread in Red Wing, Minnesota, Robin and Elaine Kleffman serve this sweet-and-savory quiche with a dollop of sour cream and seasoned, broiled tomato halves on the side.
Goat Cheese, Artichoke and Smoked Ham Strata
This brunch recipe comes from Carol Mortensen of Flossmoor, Illinois. "My husband and I began hosting brunches in 1986. This goat cheese, artichoke and smoked ham strata became our favorite brunch dish," she says. "The best part is preparing it the night before to bake in the morning."
Breakfast Crepe Cups
Crepes form the shell for this pretty baked egg dish. Spoon bacon, pork sausage or ham into the bottom of the crepe cups, then ladle egg mixture over the meat, and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. The recipe comes from the Jefferson-Day House bed and breakfast in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Sour Cream Swirl Coffee Cake
A layer of brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans swirls through the center of this sour cream coffee cake from the Lantz House Inn in Centerville, Indiana.
Lazy Morning Sausage Pie
Lyndy Ireland cooks up breakfast favorites such as this classic biscuit mix recipe for her guests at Triangle Ranch in western South Dakota. She tops the Sausage Pie with refreshing salsa.
Morning Pecan Casserole
A crunchy, pralinelike layer tops this easy, make-ahead brunch dish with raisin-bread strata and pieces of sausage patties.
French Toast Sticks with Maple-Apple-Nut Topping
Choose from several varieties of bread, including challah, whole wheat and cinnamon-raisin, for these easy French toast sticks. The Maple-Apple-Nut Topping makes this a standout dish. The recipe was inspired by RAGBRAI vendor Breakfast Delights.
Cheddar cheese and sausage dot these flavor-packed buttermilk scones from the Washington House Inn in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
If you don't have custard cups, 6-ounce ramekins or jumbo muffin pans work for this simple brunch recipe, too.
Fruit and Nut Granola
At Abilene's Victorian Inn in Kansas, chef Adrian Potter bakes this granola for guests. Eat it with milk or layered in a parfait with yogurt and fruit. We love how the recipe lets you customize the nuts and fruit to your taste.
Best Brunch Muffins
A brush of melted butter and a sprinkling of sugar cap these tender berry-filled muffins. The muffins were popular for years on the lunch menu at the former Chesaning Heritage House restaurant in Chesaning, Michigan.
Winter Breakfast Fruit Crunch
Serve this combination of fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt and low-fat granola for a quick and healthy breakfast. Pair it with an egg dish if you prefer a heartier meal.
Mile-High Buttermilk Pancakes
These light-textured, melt-in-your-mouth hotcakes taste heavenly slathered with butter and dripping with syrup. The recipe comes from The Black & White restaurant in Little Falls, Minnesota.
Wisconsin Snow Pudding
This fluffy brunch dessert looks like a snow sculpture. Serve with Custard Sauce and fresh raspberries.
Blend mashed bananas with a box of cranberry quick-bread mix for this easy-to-make, double-fruit treat.
Potatoes, diced chile peppers, cheese, meat and spices create a hearty filling for warm tortillas. Serve with salsa.
Coffee Cake Ring
Trust us! This cake is utterly addictive.
Cream Cheese-Filled Breakfast Pancakes
Topped with fresh fruit and wrapped around a rich cream cheese filling, these crepelike pancakes add color and flavor to any special-occasion breakfast or brunch. The recipe comes from the Artists Colony Inn in Nashville, Indiana.
Grammy's Wild Rice Porridge
Wild rice may seem like an unusual breakfast ingredient, but it adds chewiness to this fruit-nut hot cereal. Dried cranberries, blueberries and cherries also cook into the porridge.