Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Start your day with an easy pancake or omelet breakfast. Or plan a showstopping brunch with quiches, waffles, casseroles, and more!

Staff Picks

Breakfast Cups

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This is a good way to get the morning going. Just give yourself about an hour. They are filling and versatile. Kids can also help some.

Easy Shakshuka

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This is a slightly modified version of a popular Middle Eastern breakfast dish. I love this recipe because it is easy, healthy, and satisfying. You can also make this with fresh tomato and jalapeno, but I like to use the canned version so I can make it whenever I want with ingredients from my pantry.

Lemon-Ricotta Cornmeal Waffles

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Slightly dense waffles with a hint of lemon flavor and ricotta cheese for richness. If you like corn muffins, I think you will like these. Pairs well with fresh berries.

Bacon and Egg Tacos

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Some bacon and eggs on a flour tortilla for breakfast. Serve with salsa if desired.

Eggs Benedict Casserole

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Overnight Eggs Benedict! Easy to make ahead, perfect for brunch or a special occasion or overnight house guests.

Quick & Crispy Home Fries

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In order to get a crispy crust like the fries at your local diner you need to precook and cool them. When you pan fry a cold starch, it gets a beautifully crispy surface.

Bacon for the Family or a Crowd

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This is the way to get crisp bacon without having to constantly turn it, watch over it, or get burnt by splatters of grease. It 'fries' up flat and doesn't curl, which looks great beside a breakfast plate of eggs, and makes BLT sandwiches much easier. Very nice when feeding a family or crowd.

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

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This is a fast vegan smoothie with a deep pink color and a rich, creamy texture. VERY filling, and perfect for people in a rush in the morning. You don't have to give up a good breakfast when it's this fast to make! I use vitamin fortified soy milk.

Mom's Apple Fritters

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My mom made these for us after school in the fall with the apples we'd pick and buy from a fruit farm. Warm, crisp, and sweet, a perfect fall treat.

Oven Baked Omelet

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Yummy, fluffy eggs made in the oven.

Farm Fresh Zucchini Cranberry Nut Muffins

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Steve, my farmer friend, has kept me well supplied with zucchini. I was looking to make an original muffin recipe to thank him that would knock his socks off.

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

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This is a great recipe that I found in my Grandma's recipe book. Judging from the weathered look of this recipe card, this was a family favorite.

Inspiration and Ideas

Zucchini Scrambled Eggs

"We make this a lot on the weekends. I like to add fresh sliced garlic, oregano, and hot pepper flakes to flavor it up. Serve on a toasted roll with Parmesan. Heaven!" – Sandee

Chef John's Shakshuka

Try Chef John's version of eggs poached in a spicy tomato and bell pepper sauce—it's delicious any time of the day.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Rating: Unrated

It is so refreshing and it's sweet and tasty.