I've often wondered how some people can skip breakfast - but then again, I always wake up hungry. What could be better than starting your day with something delicious? After all, the word "breakfast" is actually the joining of the two words,"break" and "fast," which describe the first meal of the day that 'breaks the fast' since your last meal the day before. For those of you who enjoy breakfast like I do, you'll find a variety of breakfast dishes on this page that will make your mornings feel new and not so routine. While some of these breakfast recipes might be best suited for the weekend (such as cinnamon rolls, because of the time needed to for the dough to rise), others can be prepared quickly or even the day before, making it easy to put together the following morning. Other recipes can be made and stored, and eaten day after day, such as Banana Bread, Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cupcakes and even Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing (once they're made). These breakfast recipes are also perfect for brunches. So, celebrate your mornings, and happy browsing!
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Combining sliced apples, little sausages and swiss cheese may seem like an unlikely marriage of ingredients, but Apple Sausage Quiche is proof these flavors marry surprisingly beautifully! Sliced apples are briefly simmered with the little sausages, blending the flavors and lightly browning the sausages while tenderizing the apples. Red or golden delicious, gala or fuji apples can be used with this quiche recipe.
Applesauce Bread is truly delicious, with fabulous apple flavor and natural sweetness provided by applesauce, apple juice and grated apples. When toasted to a golden brown, this bread has a texture similar to toasted English muffins, with tons of crispy nooks and crannies that allow the butter to ooze down inside. This wholesome bread is made using both white and whole wheat flour, and is flavored with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Artichoke Frittatas are delicious little egg squares made with egg, cheddar cheese, marinated artichoke hearts, green onions, garlic, parsley and crumbled flaky crackers. These egg snacks are similar to quiche, though have a firmer and chewier texture, making them perfect as appetizers or as a side or main dish for breakfast or brunch. Artichoke Frittatas are delicious served hot from the oven or chilled.
These aren't ordinary banana muffins! Banana, Cream Cheese Oatmeal Muffins are moist and hearty, and have fabulous flavor. Along with cream cheese, they are made with brown sugar (no white sugar), a mixture of whole wheat and all-purpose flour and a generous helping of oatmeal for texture, flavor and healthiness. These muffins are fluffy and moist, and lean on the healthy side, and are a great served for breakfast and brunch!
This Biscuits & Sausage Gravy recipe makes a wonderfully hot and delicious meal that is surprisingly easy to make. This dish is commonly served for breakfast or brunch, but can be just as delicious served as a lunch or dinner. Bulk pork breakfast sausage is cooked into crumbled pieces, then combined with a gravy you whip up in the skillet. The sausage gravy is then poured over hot and flaky homemade biscuits.
This wholesome and delicious Bran Muffins recipe is made with pure bran, whole wheat flour, buttermilk, molasses, egg, and a trace amount of butter, and are super easy to make - no electric mixer needed for this recipe! These healthy muffins taste wonderful right out of the oven topped with butter and honey, and are just as tasty cooled. Bran Muffins are perfect served for breakfast or brunch, a bread side for any meal.
Breakfast Pizza is a fun and delicious way to serve breakfast! It's also great for brunches or events that take place before lunchtime. Breakfast Pizza features eggs lightly scrambled with mild green chilies, crumbled breakfast sausage, bits of bacon, potatoes sautéed with onion and garlic, combined with two kinds of cheeses. All these ingredients rest on top of a homemade Basic Pizza Dough recipe.
Buttermilk Pancakes are an all-time favorite because they are soft and fluffy with the added flavor and creaminess of buttermilk. They are a fabulous quick and easy breakfast, and are often served. as a dessert! These pancakes only take a few minutes to prepare, and cook just as quickly. You can also easily make blueberry, banana or strawberry pancakes with this recipe, simply by sprinkling a few pieces of fruit into the batter.
Buttermilk Waffles are wonderful, because the buttermilk adds a unique flavor of its own that balances the sweetness that comes from the syrup, powdered sugar, whipped topping, or whatever topping you use. Buttermilk also gives these waffles a nice moist texture, while still light and crispy outside. Any type of waffle iron for this recipe, whether it be square, round, heart-shaped or Belgian style, as shown in the above photo.
This Chicken & Bacon Quiche recipe combines the celebrated flavors of chicken, bacon and Swiss cheese, and mixes them with a seasoned egg mixture that has a wonderful creaminess provided by the addition of sour cream and milk. Chicken & Bacon Quiche is a festive dish that can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, and is even great as a quick cold snack right from the fridge!
Chile Cheese & Olive Squares can be served as finger food appetizers, as a colorful side dish with breakfast or brunch, or as an anytime snack. They are tasty served warm or cold, and are easier than ever to make! Chile Cheese & Olive Squares are made with eggs, cheddar cheese, ripe olives, sautéed onion and garlic, diced green chiles, Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce, bread crumbs and parsley.
Chile Cheese Bites are great served as an appetizer, a side dish for breakfast or brunch, or a quick breakfast on the run. They taste great hot from the oven or cold right out of the frige! These little egg and cheese appetizers have a similar texture to quiche (without the pastry crust). Like many egg dishes, Chile Cheese Bites, can also be served with a side of red or green salsa, sour cream and/or guacamole.
These Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cupcakes can also easily fall into the muffin category because they are not as sweet as traditional cupcakes, and don't use any icing. This makes them perfect served for dessert, breakfast, brunch and snacking. These cream cheese cupcakes are moist and delicious, and have a wonderful cream cheese and chocolate chip filling that reminds one of chocolate chip cheesecake.
I sincerely doubt there is a more delicious cinnamon roll out there. These cinnamon rolls are made with generous amounts of cinnamon, brown sugar and butter that are rolled up inside a soft dough, sliced into individual rolls, then baked to a light golden brown. The rolls are then topped with an incredible buttery cream cheese icing that melts down the sides and melts in your mouth! Delicious hot from the oven or at room temperature.
For those mornings when you need a quick breakfast or simply crave something a little sweet, Cinnamon Toast fits the bill! Photo above shows Cinnamon Toast made with whole grain wheat bread, but you can use any type of bread you like. It's a good idea to make the Cinnamon Sugar recipe in a larger amount and store it with your spices for future use, because it stores indefinitely, and will come in handy!
If you like cinnamon rolls, then you'll enjoy this Cinnamon Twists recipe! These sweet breadsticks are made with the same kind of soft and fluffy dough, and the same delicious buttery cinnamon, brown sugar and white sugar filling. A recipe for a buttery vanilla icing is included that can be served on the side for dipping (as shown in photo) or drizzled over the top. Alternatively, you can simply coat the twists with sugar for a nice outer crunch!
This scrumptious and easy Coffee Cake Muffins recipe uses sour cream, giving the cake moisture and wonderful flavor. The tops have a nice light and crispy coating, while the moist and crumbly interior cake is filled with buttery swirls of cinnamon and brown and white sugars that melt in your mouth! These muffins follow Grandma's Coffee Cake recipe, yet allow you to make individual servings that are perfect for all occasions.
If you like link sausage and pancakes, and if you enjoy that crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside quality that fried foods deliver, then you'll enjoy this crispy version of Pigs in a Blanket! Crispy Sausage Pancake Bites features cooked link sausages dipped in pancake batter, then fried until golden brown and crispy. Shown here dusted with a light snow of powdered sugar for flavor and eye appeal.
These crescent-shaped Croissants are light, flaky and buttery, and are wonderful fresh from the oven, toasted or served at room temperature. These French pastries (also known as crescents or crescent rolls) can be made in any size and can be served in a variety of ways. Small croissants make wonderful appetizers, medium-sized croissants are great as a side dish for any meal, while large sizes can be used for sandwiches.
Deviled Eggs are an all-time favorite appetizer or snack that can be served any time of day, all year-round. It's also one of the easiest and most economical appetizers you will ever make. The only ingredients needed are eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, a little salt and pepper and some paprika or cayenne pepper to add a little sprinkle of color and flavor. These delicious protein-filled cold appetizers are soft, creamy and delicious!
Egg Sausage Bakeis a great breakfast or brunch dish for those mornings you would like to have a delicious, hot meal without all the work. This egg casserole is prepared the night before and stored it in the refrigerator. The following morning, all you have to do is pop it into the oven one hour before serving time. This will allow you to relax and enjoy your guests with a cup of coffee or tea while it cooks!
Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits are easy to make and bake very quickly. They are light and very flaky, and taste spectacular hot from the oven! These flaky biscuits are delicious topped with butter and/or jams, jellies, preserves or any other toppings. They easily heat up in the microwave in seconds. These biscuits are also fabulous with sausage gravy. See Biscuits with Sausage Gravy.
Grandma's Coffee Cake is another fabulous recipe passed down by my grandmother, Bonnie, with a few slight changes to improve on what was already a winner recipe. This coffee cake recipe features a moist and fluffy cake with a delicious moist and buttery cinnamon and sugar swirl filling throughout that melts in your mouth. Enjoy this coffee cake fresh out of the oven, at room temperature, or reheated in the microwave.
This healthy homemade Granola recipe is not only very easy to make, it will provide you with a good amount of granola for a much less cost than the prepackaged granola in grocery stores. This granola recipe features old fashioned rolled oats, wheat germ, oat bran, cashew pieces, puffed rice cereal and broken corn flakes, maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Delicious with milk, over yogurt or just snacking!
Ham and Scalloped Potatoes is an easy casserole recipe that feeds plenty, has fabulous flavor, and is enjoyed by all ages. This scalloped potato recipe features thin slices of potato, bite-size chunks of ham, sliced onions and cheddar cheese. All of these delicious ingredients bake together with a simple milk and flour sauce for about 1 hour, resulting in a wonderful bubbly golden casserole with a beautiful caramelized and crunchy top.
Hash Browns are very easy to make, are a great hot addition to any breakfast, and will provide a good amount of hunger-quenching comfort food for your dollar. There's a trick to making hash browns that are crispy on the outside and light and perfectly cooked on the inside, which this recipe reveals. Hash Browns can be made with Russet potatoes as shown in the above photo, or use any other type of potato you prefer.
Monkey Bread Muffins are pull-apart buns with a soft and tender dough and a buttery brown sugar and cinnamon baked-in filling that melts in your mouth. Fresh out of the oven, the tops are brushed with a delicious mouth-watering glaze that makes these buns officially irresistible! These buns have separate sections much like monkey bread (or pull-apart bread) that allow you to pop one delicious morsel in your mouth at a time!
These yeast-raised golden delights are nothing short of an irresistible melt-in-your-mouth experience! This Raised Doughnuts recipe (also sometimes called "glazed doughnuts") turns a simple refrigerator dough into golden rings with a light and crispy exterior and and light and puffy interior. While still warm, they are dipped in a vanilla glaze that makes them glisten just like the doughnuts you see in doughnut stores.
Sausage Strata with Rosemary is an easy gourmet style casserole dish that is delicious served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. This sausage strata recipe can be baked in one casserole dish or in smaller individual serving size ramekins. Made with eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled breakfast sausage, cubes of roasted garlic bread and fresh chopped rosemary, this casserole dish has texture and flavor suited for all ages!
This moist Banana Bread recipe produces the best banana bread I have ever tried, perhaps because of its healthy and hearty quality and simply wonderful flavor. What also might make this banana bread stand apart from the rest is the fact that it is made with whole wheat flour and a generous helping of sour cream, giving it wholesome goodness and a moist texture you can sink your teeth into!
These Whole Wheat Biscuits are fluffy and delicious, puff up beautifully, and easily pull apart just like Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits. For those who enjoy the flavor and texture of breads made with whole wheat flour, you can probably imagine how tasty these wholesome biscuits are! This easy whole wheat biscuit recipe uses a combination of whole wheat and all-purpose flour and plain yogurt. Delicious fresh out of the oven!
Zucchini Bread will pleasantly surprise you! The unique flavors in this delicious quick bread recipe remind one of the holidays because of the festive spices used. Though there is a healthy amount of zucchini in this zucchini bread recipe, zucchini is not at all the dominant flavor you will taste. Orange, lemon, cinnamon and ginger combined with the little green specs of zucchini give this quick bread delicious and delightful flavor!