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18 Best Huevos Rancheros Recipes (All Types)

If you think of huevos rancheros, – rancher’s eggs in Spanish – as scrambled eggs with Picante sauce, you’re doing this delicious Mexican dish a major disservice. While some recipes for this entree do simplify its ingredients, others offer an entire meal. Each recipe offers a spicy meal, typically served at breakfast. Most of the …

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Poached Eggs with Spring Fava Beans Recipe

if I hadn’t been a veggie, I wouldn’t have come up with this vegetarian breakfast recipe for fava beans, kale, and sweet potatoes on bread because I would have never gotten off the bacon wagon. And that would have been a freaking Greek tragedy because this dish is probably my new favorite breakfast, brunch, lunch, …

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17 Fabulous French Toast Recipes (All Types)

The legend behind french toast is partially correct. According to the legend, this beloved dish didn’t come from France. Legend has it that it was invented in 1724, by a man named Joseph French.  It goes on to state that it should have been French’s toast, but Joseph’s grammar wasn’t on par with his culinary skills. …

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Flourless Breakfast Apple Cake Recipe

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so say your mother and Grandmother. However, Mom and Grandma likely never had the chaotic life that most people lead in the 21st century. With two parents working outside the home, kids in school and child care, sports, ballet practice, and civic volunteering, who has …

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Apple Nut and Cranberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Oatmeal can often get a bad reputation. Many people remember being forced to eat bland, soupy, disgusting bowls of oatmeal for breakfast as children. Other people remember the overly sweetened instant oatmeal packets that were flavored with fake bits of fruit. Neither of these options are very appealing to the adult palate and, because of …

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20 Best German Apple Pancake Recipes (All Types)

I love the taste of apples. I am especially keen on the taste of apple desserts. No one makes apple desserts like the Germans. The citrusy and refreshing flavor of apple strudel has been a love of mine since I studied German in high school and had the occasional potluck. Since that time, I have …

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25 Best Mouthwatering Crepe Recipes (All Types)

Crepe has been around for centuries and will be going nowhere, well other than in our mouths and those of many generations to come. Think fillings like Nutella, strawberry, banana, blueberry, cream cheese…you get the point! If you enjoy sweet and savory as I do, then you’ve come to the sweet spot where I’ll walk …

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21 Best Pancake Recipes You Gotta Try (All Types)

Pancakes have been fueling humanity since well before recorded history. Having a variety of pancake recipes in your back pocket will make you the star of every morning, so here is a collection of my favorite personal recipes and others from around the web.  1. Fruit-Topped Pancakes Click here for the recipe Sugars that you …

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10 Best Ham and Cheese Scones Recipes (All Types)

My love for ham and cheese knows no bounds. I will add these two ingredients in almost anything and everything. It’s no surprise that I’ve managed to create a list of my favorite ham and cheese scones recipe.  Talk about taking a traditionally sweet snack to make it a savory and flavorsome one. The thing …

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30 Best Breakfast Casserole Recipes (All Types)

Breakfast is often a tough meal for families to pull off. Everyone has different tastes and schedules, which can make it hard to figure out what to make and when. The good news is that breakfast casseroles are a great option for busy mornings. These easy recipes are usually simple to prepare and won’t cause …

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Sweet and Savory Puff Pastry Breakfast Casserole Recipe – How to Make it in 11 Simple Steps

This breakfast casserole is fun and interesting. Both sides of it are encrusted with a crispy layer of puff pastry. Refrigerated puff pastry is rolled out into a long rectangle. Then, you will place it in your greased pan. You will create a ridge in the middle of the pastry, right in the center of …

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Apple Pie French Toast Casserole Recipe – How to Make it in 16 Simple Steps

We all love eating a healthy breakfast. Sliced fresh fruit with a cup of yogurt, nuts stirred into a cup of steel-cut oatmeal, or an egg-white omelet is tasty and nutritious. But every now and then, a sweet treat for breakfast is in order. Pancakes, French toast, and waffles are not the kind of breakfast …

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Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Bake Recipe – How to Make it in 9 Simple Steps

Our recipe starts by putting old-fashioned oatmeal in a blender or food processor and pulsing it to change its texture.This takes the oatmeal from a gritty cereal to something that resembles flour. This will allow the breakfast bake to be a little more fluffy, while still including the goodness and nutrition of oatmeal.  Did you …

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Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake Recipe – How to Make it in 9 Simple Steps

“I can cook, but I can’t bake.” Have you ever said that? For those who have no kitchen experience, it might not make much sense. However, when you get a little culinary practice, you can see the wisdom of those words.  Cooking is a general term applied to food preparation, but when folks use it …

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Sausage Hash Brown Cups Recipe – How to Make it in 7 Simple Steps

This recipe features hash browns, breakfast sausage, and eggs. You can spice it up by adding crushed red pepper flakes or omit them for those who have less adventurous palates. Have you ever heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? While maybe, it is not 100 percent true, nutritionists …

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Vegan Overnight Oats Recipe – How to Make it in 6 Simple Steps

If eating oatmeal for breakfast brings to your mind those overly sweetened, artificially flavored packets of instant oatmeal, you are not alone. For many school children, those instant oatmeal packets were cheap, warm, quick breakfasts for busy parents to put on the table before school. Of course, the charm of those packets wears off fairly …

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Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe – How to Make it in 9 Simple Steps

Despite the name, buckwheat is a grain that is not even in the same family as traditional wheat. Related to the rhubarb plant, buckwheat has been cultivated by mankind for over 8000 years. Buckwheat is in a category of plants known as pseudocereals. Generally, cereal grains are grown on grasses, but the seeds of a …

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Ham and Cheese Scones Recipe – How to Make it in 11 Simple Steps

In past decades, people might have only heard of scones as an accompaniment to a British tea time. However, as more people explore different kinds of cuisine, scones are becoming more and more a part of the American food experience. While many people enjoy sweet scones featuring fruit, chocolate, and delicious glazes, savory scones are …

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Breakfast Apple Granola Crisp Recipe – How to Make it in 9 Simple Steps

When most people think of a fruit crisp, they think of a very sweet dessert-style dish that features sweet apples or berries, spicy cinnamon, and a crunchy, nut or oat-based topping. Often these dishes are served topped with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream as a treat after dinner in the winter. However, our …

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Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast Recipe – How to Make it in 16 Simple Steps

While you might think that the French culture is responsible for the creation of this popular breakfast dish, that is actually not true. As far back as the Roman empire, people have been coating stale bread in eggs and milk and frying it as a delicious meal. This allowed economical cooks to utilize every scrap …

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Granola Baked Apples Recipe – How to Make it in 9 Simple Steps

There’s almost nothing that tastes or smells better than apple pie. However, rolling out the crust, peeling the apples, and baking a pie might just be more work and mess than you may want to deal with at the end of the day. This recipe for Granola Baked Apples provides the taste of apple pie …

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My Amazing German Apple Pancake Recipe – How to Make it in 18 Simple Steps

When most Americans think of pancakes, they picture stacks of hot, steamy cakes, dripping with butter, maple syrup, or fruit. American pancakes are cooked on a hot griddle or in a frying pan. They’re formed from a runny batter that’s poured into rounds. The cakes are flipped once during cooking before being removed to a …

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Sausage Pancake Breakfast Casserole Recipe – How to Make it in 23 Simple Steps

There is absolutely nothing like an old fashioned breakfast of pancakes and sausage. However, not everyone enjoys getting up early to create a delicious breakfast for the whole family. If you are more of a night owl, this recipe for Sausage Pancake Breakfast Casserole may be right up your alley. You cook the sausage, prepare …

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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe – How to Make it in 25 Simple Steps

Everyone knows that cinnamon rolls are far from the healthiest version of breakfast food. However, nobody denies that cinnamon rolls topped with piles of cream cheese icing are a fabulously delicious way to start the day. Most people, when they think of cinnamon rolls, think of their favorite bakery or they figure they will need …

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Decadent Strawberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Crepes Recipe – How to Make it in 28 Simple Steps

Everyone knows of the importance of a healthy, well-balanced nutritious breakfast. And 95 percent of the time, that is exactly what people should plan to eat first thing in the morning. However, there are those occasions when something indulgent and special should be offered, especially for days like birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. This recipe is …

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EASY Fruit Topped Pancakes Recipe – How to Make it in 19 Simple Steps

After all, the store shelves are lined with pancake mixes that do make an acceptable meal. Perhaps they feel that the special pancakes at the neighborhood pancake house are out of the reach of ordinary cooks. Maybe they feel that making pancakes from scratch will take too much time, uses unavailable ingredients, or maybe they …

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8 Different Types of Breakfast Dishes

Wondering what to make for breakfast? It can be easy to get caught in a rut. Have you ever found yourself saying, I have no idea what to make for breakfast.

Knowing the different types of breakfast dishes can help you make a meal plan, or simply decide what to enjoy in the morning. To fight boredom, choose different types of dishes for different days. This can also help you eat a balanced diet.

Egg Dishes

Avocado and egg sandwich on a ceramic plate.

Egg dishes are perfect for breakfast. They are filling, full of protein, and contain healthy fats. This helps get your brain firing, and can help you feel full without consuming a large amount of food.

Scrambled Eggs

One of the simplest way to make eggs, scrambled eggs are ubiquitous for breakfast. They should be light, fluffy, and flavorful. To liven things up, add green pepper, onion, cheese, or ham to your scrambled eggs.

Fried Eggs

Fried eggs are another way to enjoy eggs. When cooking fried eggs, how it’s cooked is determined by how done the yolk is. A runny yolk is known as sunny side up, if it’s not flipped.

If it’s flipped, it’s over easy. If the yolk is only slightly runny, it’s over medium. A well done yolk is known as over well.

Poached Eggs

Poached eggs are a personal favorite for me. They can seem intimidating, but they are easy to make. Poached eggs are cooked in boiling water. Unlike boiled eggs, you’ll crack the eggs and then place them into the water.

It only takes a few minutes to cook them using this method. Like fried eggs, you can choose to leave the egg runny or well done.

Omelet

Omelets are a great egg based dish. You’ll scramble the egg, and then fry it. You can add in whatever you like. Cheese, mushrooms, onions, and peppers are good choices. You can also add bacon, ham, or sausage.

The nice thing about omelets is you can use whatever you have on hand, including leftover cooked veggies.

Frittata

Frittatas are also made with eggs. They can be made on the stove or in the oven. You can even make mini frittas with a muffin pan. To make them, you’ll need eggs, which are whisked, and a few tablespoons of milk.

If frying, you’ll need butter as well. When it comes to other ingredients, the choice is yours. You’ll need a few cups of cooked and seasoned veggies, and cheese.

Broccoli, cheddar cheese, and green onions are a great combination. Mushrooms can be combined with argula and goat cheese. Cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and mozzarella are another option.

Meat Dishes

Breakfast sausage served with coffee, orange juice, and eggs.

There are a few staple meats that are commonly found on the breakfast table. They are typically combined with other types of breakfast dish to create a complete meal.

Sausage

There are several types of sausage you can choose for breakfast. I love sausage links, especially with pancakes. Sausage patties can be served with eggs, biscuits, or French toast.

If you are feeling fancy, or brave, you can make your own sausage from ground pork.

Bacon

Bacon is my favorite guilty pleasure. I know it’s not the best food for me health wise, but I love it. So, I occasionally allow myself to enjoy this wonderful pork treat.

Bacon can be served alongside pancakes, waffles, French toast, or biscuits. Add it to an omelet or breakfast burrito. Of course, you’ll have to sneak a piece or two while you are preparing the food. It’s an unwritten rule!

If you want a healthier option, consider turkey bacon.

Ham

There are a few types of ham you can serve up with breakfast as well. Country ham is very salty, and it has been cured for a long time. This is the traditional type of ham that’s served for breakfast.

However, city ham, or sandwich ham, can also be great for breakfast. Diced ham can be added to omelets. Sliced ham can be used ot make breakfast sandwiches.

Bread

Blueberry muffin topped with oat crumbles.

Bread is another common breakfast food. In fact, many people find it difficult to imagine a breakfast without bread.

Muffins

Muffins are a beloved breakfast food. They are typically slightly sweet and often include fruit. They are great as a snack, or when you need to eat breakfast on the go.

Blueberry muffins, strawberry muffins, and banana nut muffins are a few of the most popular types of muffins.

Toast

Toast can be very simple, but it can also be jazzed up to create a nice breakfast. Plain or buttered toast can be served with nearly any traditional breakfast.

However, if you want the toast to be the focal point of breakfast, you can add peanut butter, jelly, chia seeds, honey, or your favorite fruits. Use a multigrain bread to make it even healthier, and enjoy your toast guilt-free.

You can also make French toast. It’s typically made from French bread, which is dipped in egg. Then, it’s fried until brown. Serve it with maple syrup or honey.

Donuts

Donuts are typically picked up from a store or bakery, but you can make your own as well. They can be made or topped with everything from a simple sugar glaze to peanut butter or even cheese.

Loaves of Bread

Banana bread is one of my favorite breakfast foods. One of the things I love about it is that it’s just as good, if not better, the next day. I’ll often make banana bread and then eat it for breakfast for the next two or three days.

Other breakfast bread loaves include zucchini bread and cream cheese bread.

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are also commonly eaten for breakfast. They are typically very sweet. You can purchase premade cinnamon rolls, or purchase cinnamon rolls that are ready to bake.

Of course, you can also make your own from scratch. This allows you to create a healthier version than you’ll find in your store’s bakery.

Biscuits

Biscuits are so nice for breakfast. They are light and flaky. Biting into one just wakes you up a bit more, particularly when they are made from scratch.

You can pair your biscuits with meat as a biscuit sandwich, or serve it alongside eggs or meat as a side. Of course, if you want biscuits to be the star of the table, you should make biscuits and gravy.

Grains and Rice

Oatmeal porridge with summer berries.

Sometimes you just want a simple carb-loaded breakfast. After all, not all carbs are bad. They are also typically easy to make and can be served with other types of breakfast dishes as well.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is total comfort food. It’s warm, creamy, and tasty. There are so many options when it comes to oatmeal. Banana nut, maple, and fruit-based oatmeals just to name a few.

You can make your own oatmeal from oats, or you can choose a premade oatmeal in your favorite flavor. Either way, they are a healthy breakfast option.

Pancakes and Waffles

Pancakes and waffles are a fairly regular Saturday morning occurrence at my house. They are fast and can be fairly healthy. My secret is adding fruit to the batter before cooking. Bananas work well for this and essentially disappear into the batter. You could even add avocados or apple sauce.

You can serve them with maple syrup or honey. Alternatively, try adding peanut butter or topping with your favorite fruit.

Rice

Rice has recently become a part of my breakfast rotation. Personally, I love basmati rice for nearly everything, including breakfast. However, you can also use regular white or brown rice.

You can create a rice and fruit bowl, but my favorite method is to make it more similar to oatmeal. You’ll need rice, milk, sugar, and potentially fruit.

The rice is cooked, then the milk and sugar are added. Then, you can top it with fruit, or season it with cinnamon or maple syrup.

Breakfast Tacos and Wraps

Chorizo breakfast tacos garnished with cilantro.

Another great option for busy families is breakfast tacos and wraps. These are easy to make and can be eaten on the go.

Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast tacos are simple and fun. They are typically made with scrambled eggs, cheese, and meat. You can choose bacon, ham, or sausage. To speed things up, you can even use bacon bits.

You can also add your favorite veggies. Tomatoes, onions, peppers, and avocado. Just warm a tortilla, and then add the chosen fillings. Serve with salsa, taco sauce, or Pico de gallo.

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos are essentially the same concept as breakfast tacos. Instead of being served as a taco, they are rolled into a tortilla and served as a burrito.

This is a great choice for a grab-and-go breakfast. You can spice things up by adding jalapenos or green chilis.

Fruit Wraps

Prefer a fruity breakfast? You can make fruit wraps. Like their hearty cousins, these are easy to eat when you are busy.

Kiwi wraps are made with kiwi, peanut butter, and cream cheese inside a tortilla.

You can also make a cottage cheese wrap. You’ll add cottage cheese, granola, and your favorite fruits to the tortilla. If you aren’t a fan of cottage cheese, you can substitute Greek yogurt.

Breakfast Potatoes

Fried shredded hash brown and sunny side up eggs.

Potatoes are a staple at my house. They are often served for dinner, but they are also great for breakfast. There are several ways you can enjoy them in the mornings.

Hashbrowns

Hashbrowns are essentially shredded fried potatoes. The slivers of the potato stick together when cooking, creating a crispy serving-sized portion.

You can cook them with butter, but they become even more indulgent when you add a little bacon grease.

They should be well seasoned. Salt, onion powder, and pepper are essential.

You can take a cue from Waffle House, and add cheese, onions, peppers, mushrooms, or even chili to your hashbrowns before serving. In my opinion, they are best enjoyed plain, alongside your other favorite breakfast foods.

Skillet Potatoes

This is another simple potato breakfast dish. The potatoes are chopped into small cubes. You can cook them with olive oil or butter. You’ll also add onion when cooking, and salt and pepper to season.

That’s really all it takes. Keeping it simple allows the flavor of the potatoes to shine through. Serve it with your favorite meat, bread, or egg dishes.

Potato Pancakes

Tired of hashbrowns? Try potato pancakes! You’ll grate the potato and onion. Add some egg, milk, and flour. After adding your seasonings, you are ready to fry up some potato pancakes.

They are savory, which makes them a nice change from the sugary sweet style of pancakes. They can be served as a side. You can also add your favorite meat or eggs to the top of the pancake, and serve it as a complete meal.

Bacon Breakfast Skillet Meal

You can avoid a dirty kitchen with this bacon breakfast skillet recipe. Instead of cooking several different dishes, it combines all the ingredients into one skillet. It includes bacon, eggs, and potatoes.

You can use either cubed potatoes or shredded potatoes for hash browns. Onions, garlic, and butter will also be needed for the dish. It’s hearty and yummy. In fact, you can actually serve it for brunch or even dinner.

Breakfast Casseroles

Bacon Amish casserole

Breakfast casseroles are a popular breakfast option. Many of them can be made in one pan. Then they are baked in the oven. This makes them easy to prepare.

Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

A hashbrown breakfast casserole has hashbrowns, of course. It also includes eggs and cheese. When it comes to meat, you can choose.

Sausage, bacon, or ham are all appropriate for this type of casserole. You can also add veggies like broccoli or spinach. It’s a great way to get kids to eat their veggies.

Sausage and Gravy Casserole

I gotta be honest. This casserole is so rich and filling, that you may spend the rest of the day on the couch. This casserole includes sausage, gravy, eggs, and cheese. It’s everything you love about breakfast, in one dish.

You can make everything from scratch. However, store-bought canned biscuits and powdered gravy mix make the casserole easy to create, while still providing a great flavor.

Fruit and Dairy Breakfast Dishes

Healthy fruit layered dessert

What would a list of breakfast dishes be without including fruit and dairy? Of course, many of the dishes mentioned above contain fruit. However, these dishes have fruit or dairy as the main ingredient.

They are healthy, filling, and easy to make. They can also be enjoyed on the go, making them perfect for weekdays.

Parfaits

My favorite thing about parfaits, other than their taste, is that they can be made ahead of time. You can do this with any cups you have on hand. However, purchasing disposable plastic cups with dome lids makes it much easier, particularly if you want to make them ahead.

All you need for a parfait is yogurt, fruit, and granola. The type of yogurt and the type of fruit is really up to you. Berries, peaches, bananas, and pineapple are a few fun fruits to consider

Fruit and Yogurt  Bowls

Yogurt bowls are similar to parfaits, only in a bowl. The other difference is that they can be a bit more complex, or have more ingredients.

Just like parfaits, these bowls are customizable. You can even set up a little bar, and allow everyone to choose their own ingredients. Greek yogurt works well for yogurt owls, but any type of yogurt is ok.

The other ingredients needed are fruit, of course, and something crunchy. Peaches, berries, oranges, pomegranates, and kiwi are a few options.

When it comes to the crunch, chia seeds are the traditional choice. Granola, toasted coconut, almonds, or pecans are also great choices.

Smoothies

Smoothies are great for those days when you need to eat breakfast, but you don’t want to eat breakfast. Essentially, it packs the nutrition of a yogurt bowl into a drink.

Most smoothies are made with yogurt. However, you can also skip the yogurt and add smoothie powder or protein powder. Choose any fruit you like. Frozen fruits work very well, but you can use fresh ones as well.

If you want to up the health benefits, add some kale, spinach, or a carrot to your smoothie. You won’t even know it’s there.