Southern Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Pull together a delicious Southern breakfast with 60+ recipes for biscuits, grits, sausage gravy, and chocolate gravy complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Rating: 4.5 stars 318
A traditional New Orleans-style recipe for their famous beignets! Grab a café au lait and you're set!

Breakfast Grits

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
If you've never tried haven't lived!

Old Time Kentucky Bacon Milk Gravy for Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 82
I grew up with this gravy! Everyone has heard of sausage gravy. Well, it don't compare to this! After frying your bacon for breakfast, use the bacon dripping to make true Kentucky biscuit gravy. Fattening? Oh yeah, you better believe it! Worth it? Yes! Pour over biscuits and serve with crispy bacon and eggs in any style.

Shrimp and Cheesy Grits with Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
Lowcountry style shrimp and grits at its best!

Art's Southern-Style Chocolate Gravy

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
Art Stone from Honest Biscuit in Seattle was inspired by his grandmother's version of this down-home, easy-to-make breakfast staple that's served over fluffy buttermilk biscuits. Sounds kind of funny if you've never tried it before, but one bite and you'll be hooked.

Bananas Foster Belgian Waffles

Rating: 4.5 stars 91
As a special treat for my mother, I created this recipe, which includes one of her favorite desserts and one of her favorite breakfast items. This creation also goes great with French toast, so make this as a special treat to your mom or any mom. Also a nice way to impress anyone with a special breakfast. I hope you enjoy as much as my mom did.

Greg's Southern Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 181
Light and fluffy and the closest thing I've found to my grandmother's biscuits. Delicious for jams, butter, honey, corn syrup, or just great bread for any meal. My grandmother used to make them pretty much every day.

Granny's Banana Bread

Rating: 4 stars 165
My Great-Grandma used to make this for us whenever we would spend the night at her cabin in Paris, Arkansas. I make it now for my kids and it brings back such wonderful memories! It's absolutely magnificent warm with some sweetened butter.

Southern Fried Apples

Rating: 4.5 stars 247
I have a very basic recipe to add some sweetness to breakfast or any meal. Serve garnished with additional cinnamon if desired.

Bacon Gravy for Biscuits

Rating: 4 stars 135
Nothing makes biscuits better than being smothered in a Southern-style bacon gravy. Delightful!

Oklahoma Cheese Grits

Rating: 4.5 stars 237
It's a great day when my mom serves up this Southern specialty! Cooked grits are combined with seasonings, cheese, and eggs, then baked. The eggs are the secret to light fluffy grits that melt in your mouth! You may adjust or eliminate the hot sauce to suit your taste.

Fresh Sweet Corn Fritters

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
Unbelievably light, these fritters are best with fresh sweet corn. Great for breakfast and with ham or ribs. Serve with maple syrup. Easy to make too! My husband loves these and anticipates corn season.

Inspiration and Ideas

Country Sausage Gravy
Rating: Unrated 239
"Best sausage gravy I ever had! This Yankee sure appreciates the ease of this gravy, and my Southern husband LOVES it!" – goose1128
Southern Breakfast and Brunch Classics
Y'all need to try these. Just be sure to plan for a little after-party nap because this is some rich, filling fare.
Old Charleston-Style Shrimp and Grits
Rating: 5 stars 1109

This shrimp and grits recipe is a traditional low-country favorite!