Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Find thousands of sweet and savory recipes–from muffins and French toast to breakfast casseroles and quiches.

Staff Picks


Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Warm, tender, moist and absolutely decadent, these Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls are practically begging to be made on Christmas morning. This recipe has the best of both worlds: The warm spicy cinnamon and gooey filling of cinnamon buns, with the indulgent chocolatiness of red velvet cake. We recommend being as delicate as possible with the dough to preserve the shape—instead of using a knife, cut the log with dental floss to get clean lines.
By Pam Lolley

Copycat IHOP Strawberry Banana King's Hawaiian French Toast

A partnership between IHOP and King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread led to the creation of the ultimate breakfast mashup—Hawaiian sweet bread French toast… Yeah, we are just scratching our heads wondering why we hadn’t thought of this first. This dish has transformed the classic, cult favorite dinner rolls into a morning must-have, that may just replace basic sliced bread forever. The pillowy rolls are dunked in a rich vanilla custard and pan-fried with butter to golden perfection. The French toasts are then topped with a simple strawberry syrup made from fresh berries and sugar, simmered for just a few minutes, followed by a handful of banana slices for a sweet finish.
By Briana Riddock

Blueberry Scones

When we set out to create the best basic blueberry scone recipe, we knew it needed to be buttery and tender, but not cakey or overtly sweet—dense for sure, but not dry. These deliver on every front. While these blueberry scones are divine as-is, you can customize the recipe with whatever flavor add-ins you like. Try mixing in some spices—we found that ground ginger and ground cardamom (about 1/4 teaspoon each) to be great aromatic flavor compliments to the blueberries—or you could add a little fresh citrus zest to the dough. If you like your scones on the sweeter side, we’ve also included a simple citrus glaze recipe to drizzle over top. You can use fresh lemon or orange here; we actually used a combination of both with very tasty results. In order to prevent soggy blueberry scones, wait to glaze them until you’re ready to serve.
By Darcy Lenz

Club Soda Waffles

Rating: Unrated
Breakfast time too much trouble? Not anymore! You can have homemade waffles on the table in five minutes with my supersimple waffles that can be made ahead and frozen.

Creamy Brioche and Egg Bake

Rating: Unrated
This stand alone breakfast dish is an upgrade from the usual breakfast casserole. Baking eggs in brioche and heavy cream allows for perfectly set, soft, and runny eggs. Fresh herbs and rich egg and meaty sausage flavors round out this bake and give it irresistable texture. Ask for brioche at your local grocery store or bakery and they are sure to have it. 
By Robby Melvin

Caramel Apple French Toast Skillets

Say hello to apple season with the perfect breakfast or brunch option served up in miniature skillets! The warm and creamy brioche custard paired with baked apples and cinnamon makes for a marvelous flavor combination that is sure to delight everyone at the table. The cinnamon cream on top acts as a neutral cool topping to temper the sweetness of the dish. Comforting and homey, this french toast is also elegant with a spiral look that originates from the perfectly placed apples on top!
By Karen Rankin

Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples

Wake up to the smell of oats, subtle coconut, warm spices, and Granny Smith apples. All you have to do is let your slow cooker or Instant Pot to make breakfast. What could be better than that? This recipe serves 10 and is gluten-free, so it's perfect for serving family and friends during the holidays. 

Steak and Fried Egg Breakfast Tacos with Chimichurri

Who says you can't make yourself a fancy, classy brunch all at home in the comfort of your own kitchen. For an ultra-hearty start to your morning, fry up some frizzled, sunnyside up eggs and serve them in a warm corn tortilla with grilled flank steak and the works.
By Sara Tane

Coconut-Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Not only an edible work of art, this quinoa bowl yields a refreshing bonus: a glassful of antioxidant-rich coconut water to pair with all that strawberry, kiwi, and banana.

Overnight Coffee Cake

Rating: Unrated
You can whip up this sweet breakfast at night, and chill it. When you wake up the next morning, pop it in the oven then crawl back in bed for 30 minutes while it bakes.

Chocolate Chip Scones

Rating: Unrated
Who can resist these tender Scottish quick breads laden with chocolate chips? Have some for a sweet breakfast or brunch.

Pineapple-Mango Breakfast Bowls

Take your taste buds to the tropics with these fruit-and-yogurt-filled pineapple boats.

Inspiration and Ideas

The Best Recipes for Breakfast In Bed

Sometimes, breakfast in bed is just so much better. With these great picks of incredibly delicious and easily servable options, eating breakfast from the comfort of your own cozy oasis has never been more tastier.

Watermelon-Strawberry-Granola Breakfast Bowls

Why toss the rind? Jumpstart sunny summer days by filling them with peak-season watermelon, strawberries, and chopped mint.