35 Favorite Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Warm up your mornings with our easy recipes for egg dishes, pancakes, quick breads, breakfast casseroles and more.
When life gives you lemons, make the legendary lemon-ricotta hotcakes from Hell's Kitchen, a Minneapolis favorite.
Asparagus Ricotta Toasts with Crispy Prosciutto
When you want an inventive quick-and-easy brunch dish, these simple toasts are ready in 15 minutes.
Blintzes with Cheese and Jam
The owners of Masa Madre in Chicago share this version of blintzes, a favorite Jewish brunch dish. Make the sweet-tart Hibiscus Jam to go with them, or use any jam or fruit compote you like.
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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.
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Dutch Baby with Chai-Spiced Pears
The combination of spiced, buttery pears; tart creme fraiche; and baked pancake is sublime. For maximum puff, let the eggs and milk sit out for 30 minutes to take the chill off before making the batter.
Blueberry Cereal Bars
Start your day or satisfy a snack urge with these crunchy, chewy bars that have all the good stuff.
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Swiss cheese, plump tomatoes, tender zucchini and herbs flavor this rich breakfast bake. Bonus: You can make it a day ahead and bake it in the morning.
Orange-Spice Challah Buns
Melding her husband's Norwegian roots with her own Jewish heritage, Molly Yeh's soft, slightly chewy rolls are ideal for brunch or even as a sweet complement to a holiday dinner.
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Egg-on-Top Galettes with Potato and Cream Cheese
Quiche, we love you—but these individual egg tarts from Sister Pie in Detroit may be our new favorite way to eat piecrust for breakfast. The key is serving the galettes with mustard, which cuts the richness of the pastry, egg and cream cheese. (They're doable to make in the morning for brunch, just be sure to prep the pastry in advance.)
Chard and Sweet Potato Frittata
Breakfast, brunch or dinner—this colorful meat-free frittata is a 30-minute meal that tastes nutritiously delicious any time.
Sausage Polenta with Nestled Eggs
Green chiles and shredded cheese lend Southwest flavor to this hearty breakfast casserole that you can prepare the night before and bake in the morning.
Maple-Apple-Glazed Breakfast Meatballs
Perfect for holiday brunches, mini pork meatballs are a sweet and salty alternative to sides of bacon or sausage.
Darling Clementine Mocktail
No offense to the classic mimosa, but not everyone wants to booze with their brunch. Enter the Darling Clementine, a tart, fizzy, deliciously pink, nonalcoholic alternative to classic morning cocktails.
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Herbed Egg-Potato Bake
You can assemble the cheesy Herbed Egg-Potato Bake up to two days ahead and refrigerate it.
Fruit and Nut Granola
Try this granola 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.
Lazy Morning Cinnamon Rolls
Pizza dough is the secret shortcut in this 45-minutes-and-done recipe. It doesn't yield a fluffy Amish-style roll, but rather a breakfast treat with a toothsome chew, like the love child of cinnamon buns and garlic knots.
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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.
Sausage-Apple Dutch Baby
Why fry sausage separately when you can cook it right into the pancake? That kind of ease is just one reason we love this sweet-and-savory Dutch baby pancake. The batter's quick, and in the 15 minutes while it bakes, you can whip up the maple-glazed apple topping.
Ham-and-Cheese Stuffed French Toast
Vanilla extract, cinnamon, maple syrup and almonds give the classic Monte Cristo sandwich a sweet and nutty twist.
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.
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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.
Orange and Pomegranate Overnight Oats
Overnight oats owe their popularity to their ease: Soak them in the fridge and eat them cold. So keep a few jars in the fridge to grab for weekday breakfasts. Some supermarkets now sell refrigerated pomegranate seeds for convenience.
Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake
There's just a hint of cinnamon in the streusel for this moist cake.
Pork 'n' Pippins Quiche
Try serving this sweet-and-savory quiche with a dollop of sour cream and seasoned, broiled tomato halves on the side.
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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.
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.
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Savory Egg and Sweet Potato Scramble
Sweet potatoes, spinach and cumin add a fresh twist to scrambled eggs.
Cinnamon Surprise Buns
These yeast rolls poof as they bake, hiding the filled center. Guests will love the spiced nut and brown sugar in the middle of these frosted treats.
Steak, Egg and Goat Cheese Pizza
Eggs on pizza? Yes, please! The runny yolks mix deliciously with savory roast beef and tangy goat cheese. To make it a meal, pair with a simple salad.
Sour Cream Swirl Coffee Cake
A layer of brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans swirls through the center of this sour cream coffee cake.
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Lazy Morning Sausage Pie
Lyndy Ireland cooked up breakfast favorites such as this classic biscuit mix recipe for her guests at Triangle Ranch in western South Dakota.
Rise and Shine Cranberry-Apple Crisp
Spiced coconut streusel adds crunch to healthy apples and berries.
If you don't have custard cups, 6-ounce ramekins or jumbo muffin pans work for this simple brunch recipe, too.
Coffee Cake Ring
Trust us! This cake is utterly addictive.