Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important to do things right. Whether you are looking for a full brunch spread on the weekends, or a quick breakfast on-the-go, I’ve got you. So if you are wondering “what to make for breakfast”, you are in the right place. I am sharing over 50 of our most popular and best breakfast ideas including eggs, pancakes and toast, baked goods, oats and granola, bread, and fruity breakfast smoothies. You are sure to find your next morning meal in this collection of breakfast recipes.
Eggs for Breakfast
Spring vegetable frittata is a delicious breakfast or served at any time of the day. It's a one-pan meal that starts on the stove and moves to the oven. This is one of my favorite breakfast ideas!
Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole
Make this easy make-ahead egg and potato breakfast casserole by simply combining all the ingredients into a casserole dish, pop it in the oven and let it do its thing.
Tex Mex egg muffins are a delicious, filling, and healthy breakfast or snack. They are light and fluffy, perfect for meal prep, and freezer-friendly.
Roasted Asparagus with Poached Eggs
Roasted asparagus with poached eggs is a match made in food heaven. Serve this topped with fresh herbs and lots of black pepper for a classy, elevated brunch dish that will leave you feeling light, but completely satisfied.
Shakshuka is a quick and easy, one-pan Middle Eastern classic with a savory saucy tomato-vegetable base and perfectly poached eggs on top.
Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs with spinach, tomato, and feta is loaded with flavor and a quick and easy breakfast to make in under 10 minutes (with prep!). One of the easiest breakfast ideas.
Breakfast Strata is a hearty baked casserole dish loaded with bread, eggs, ham, cheese, and veggies that will keep you full until lunchtime.
Spinach and Feta Quiche with Cauliflower Crust
Spinach and feta quiche is healthy and gluten-free with a keto cauliflower crust and savoury vegetarian filling. The perfect breakfast to give you the energy to do all the things you want to do on Christmas morning.
This 15-minute caprese frittata is the recipe you’ve been waiting for -- tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella wrapped between fluffy, light eggs. A go-to breakfast for easy entertaining.
Classic deviled eggs are a simple, easy, and healthy appetizer to make when you need something quick for brunch, picnics, barbecues, potlucks, or Easter.
Vegetarian Breakfast Quesadillas
Make-ahead, freezer-friendly vegetarian breakfast quesadillas stuffed with eggs, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and sharp white cheddar, are grilled to crispy perfection. Eat them now or freeze for a later day.
Breakfast Potatoes are crispy on the outside while soft and tender inside. These skillet potatoes are delicious, flavorful, and ready in 30 minutes.
Breakfast Pancakes and Toast
There’s nothing better in the morning than thick, soft, fluffy blueberry pancakes, loaded with fresh berries, topped with butter, and soaked in maple syrup.
This Classic French Toast is light and fluffy, crisp and browned on the edges, and so delicious. The best part? Breakfast is ready in under 15 minutes.
Avocado Toast with Egg is the perfect recipe to make for breakfast when you are short on time but looking for something delicious, healthy, and nutritious.
No breakfast spread is complete without a stack of the best, soft and fluffiest old fashioned pancakes. Easy to make in less than 15 minutes!
Triple berry french toast with warm slices of bread, creamy egg mixture, an overload of berries, and drizzled maple syrup on top... should I even continue?
Banana Toast with Granola and Honey
Banana toast with granola and honey is the perfect, protein-packed meal, and it is ready in literally 5 minutes.
Soft fluffy applesauce pancakes is the best fall breakfast, loaded with leftover applesauce, hint of cinnamon, and a delicious caramel apple topping.
Baked Gingerbread French Toast Casserole
Festive baked gingerbread french toast casserole with cranberries is soft on the inside and crispy outside. The best holiday breakfast on Christmas morning.
Don't let your sourdough starter go to waste, use your discard to make this easy one bowl recipe for crispy, light and fluffy, savoury chive pancakes.
Baked Goods for Breakfast
Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze
Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze are a quick and easy holiday brunch recipe that is flavorful and flaky. They're soft and moist inside yet crisp outside. The perfect Christmas morning breakfast.
Quick and Easy Butter Croissants
Quick and easy butter croissants are flaky, buttery, airy, and authentic, and are made in the fraction of the time using a special simplified technique. One of my favorite breakfast ideas at home.
Fluffy soft and moist, these are the best banana chocolate chip muffins ever. Prep this easy one bowl recipe in less than 10 minutes with a few ingredients.
Glazed lemon blueberry scones are total breakfast goals. Blueberries and lemon partner together in a light, tender and flakey scone, drizzled with a sweet lemon glaze that is nothing short of impressive.
When you combine walnuts, raisins and dried fruit in a nutty banana bread, the result is a tender and moist loaf that is truly irresistible.
Sourdough Cinnamon Roll Twist Bread
Soft and fluffy sourdough cinnamon roll twist bread is buttery and layered with cinnamon sugar. Prep it the night before and freshly bake it for breakfast.
Blueberry yogurt muffins are buttery, moist, soft, and cakey and bursting with blueberries in every single bite. They are super quick and easy to make.
Soft and fluffy, pumpkin cinnamon rolls are packed with pumpkin, layered with pumpkin spice, and topped with cream cheese icing. Best Christmas breakfast and brunch treat ever.
Easy lemon blueberry bread with lemon glaze is soft, moist, and delicious. This quick bread with fresh blueberries and lemon is the perfect summer dessert.
Buttery, soft and moist, cranberry yogurt muffins are packed with tarty and sweet cranberries in every single bite. This breakfast ideas is great for breakfast, snack or dessert.
Easy Homemade Everything Bagels
Easy homemade everything bagels with a signature everything bagel seasoning blend on top are just like bakery-style bagels and so easy to make at home.
Brioche bread is a buttery, soft and pillowy pastry-like bread rich in flavour with a beautiful golden brown crust. Made with 20 minutes of prep work.
Flaky, fluffy, buttery, and soft, these easy homemade biscuits come together with only a handful of ingredients you already have at home.
Beautiful three-strand braided loaves of easy challah bread are light, soft and fluffy, with a golden brown crust. Rich in flavour and slightly sweet.
Cinnamon Raisin Challah Bread with Almonds
Sweet cinnamon raisin challah bread is airy, soft and fluffy with a beautiful golden crust coated with almonds. It is braided and baked in a loaf pan.
Breakfast Smoothies and Fruit
Majoon Banana and Date Smoothie
Majoon banana and date smoothie is a delicious and healthy all-natural energy drink with bananas, dates and nuts. The perfect breakfast or snack.
This green smoothie bowl is healthy, delicious, and nutritious. It's quick and easy to make in just minutes, for a quick energy boost to start the day.
Layer fresh fruits, creamy Greek yogurt and crunchy granola to make this fruit and yogurt parfait for a delicious and healthy breakfast or a simple snack. It's one of the easiest breakfast ideas.
Quick and easy strawberry banana smoothie is the perfect breakfast on the go or refreshing snack. It's fruity, delicious, and packed with nutrients.
Chia Seed Pudding is creamy, delicious, and healthy, loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Plus, it’s easy to make with 3 ingredients.
Quick and easy, 5-minute super berry smoothie bowl is loaded with mixed berries, banana, and spinach and is topped with customizable toppings.
Healthy mango yogurt smoothie is refreshing, delicious, and healthy. Loaded with tropical mangos and low-fat yogurt, it's the perfect breakfast on the go.
Thick and creamy homemade yogurt is so easy to make at home with just 2 ingredients, a heavy pot, and just a few minutes of actual hands on prep work.
Add something refreshing to brunch with this Fruit Salad. It is colorful, delicious, and naturally sweet (no processed sugar!). It's easy to make with fresh fruit tossed in a homemade dressing.
Healthy Apple Pie Fall Smoothie
Healthy Apple Pie Fall Smoothie is quick and easy to make in minutes, delicious and nutritious, and tastes like apple pie — without the calories.
Mango Pineapple Tropical Smoothie Bowl
Mango pineapple tropical smoothie bowl? Yes, please! Who doesn't love pineapples and mangos blended together and topped with more fruit, granola, and coconut?
Oats and Granola for Breakfast
Oat Porridge is a healthy, delicious breakfast that's warm, comforting, cozy, and great for all ages. A quick easy recipe to warm you up on cold mornings.
Cinnamon Apple Granola is quick and easy to make, tastes like apple pie, and is much better than store-bought — plus easier to make than you think!
Easy cranberry sauce oat bars with a buttery crust, cranberry sauce filling, and crumbly pecan oat topping is the best way to use leftover cranberry sauce.
Quick and easy pumpkin pie granola packed with oats, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and nuts, is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. The best fall snack.
Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Chewy chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars are healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. Prep them in just 10 minutes to snack on for weeks.
Quick and easy cinnamon apple baked oatmeal topped with a crumbled streusel-like topping is the best make-ahead breakfast. Make a big batch and heat it up all week long — it’s just as good as it was the first day.
These almond cranberry chocolate chip granola bars are chewy and delicious, contain real dried fruit, and made healthier with less processed sugar. For a different flavour, try almond butter granola bars.
Give yourself a healthy start to your day with some homemade coconut maple walnut granola. You will never go back to that high-sugar store-bought stuff!
Quick and easy gingerbread granola with nuts, cranberries and warm winter spices is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. The best breakfast snack.
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50 Best Breakfast Ideas
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings
- Diet: Gluten Free
Over 50 popular best breakfast ideas including eggs, pancakes and toast, baked goods, oats and granola, bread, fruity breakfast smoothies, and more. One of my favorite breakfast recipes is this vegetable frittata.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons scallions (or leek), finely chopped
- 1 cup thin asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 bunch broccolini
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 cup baby spinach
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 8 large eggs
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup feta cheese (or goat cheese), crumbled
- fresh basil, chopped (for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- In a large oven-proof skillet or cast-iron skillet, heat oil for 2 minutes over medium-high heat until the hot oil sizzles. Add scallions and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add asparagus and broccolini and stir well to cook until tender, about 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in peas and spinach and season with pepper and paprika. Stir well until evenly combined, allowing them to soften.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and cream until smooth. Season with salt. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and gently shake to distribute. Sprinkle feta cheese evenly on top.
- Bake for 20 minutes until completely set. Let the frittata rest for 5-10 minutes to stabilize since it will puff up fresh out of the oven.
- Garnish with basil and extra feta on top, if desired. Slice and serve.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
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What a wonderful list! The applesauce pancakes were so fluffy.
Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme says
Thank you Mich! Enjoy!