Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Easiest Cinnamon Rolls Ever

Rating: 2 stars
Holiday mornings and chilly afternoons are made complete with warm, gooey cinnamon rolls. If you want to make them for breakfast, you can make the rolls the night before, cover them well, and refrigerate the unbaked rolls overnight. Just let them come to room temperature before baking them as directed. If you prefer a more gooey roll, bake for less time. 
By Deb Wise

Chocolate Overnight Oats

Make mornings a breeze with this make-ahead treat.

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. 

Gilmore Girls Pop Tart Pancakes

It takes a lot for a meal to be Gilmore-approved, but these pancakes have done it. Bring on the Pop-Tarts AND the pancakes, because Lorelai wouldn't want you to have to decide. This stack is perfect for a lazy Saturday morning or a Gilmore Girl's viewing party.
By Deb Wise

Pineapple-Mango Breakfast Bowls

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

Creamy Brioche and Egg Bake

Rating: 3.5 stars
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

Raspberry and Cream Cheese Danish Roll

Make holiday mornings even more special with this raspberry danish. Tender, golden dough filled with fruity jam enriched with cream cheese creates the perfect pastry to serve family and friends. Master the jelly roll technique by following the steps in this simple recipe. 
By Robby Melvin

Stale Doughnut Bread Pudding Muffins

Trends come and go, but this recipe is proof that doughnuts are eternal. Even that box of Krispy Kremes that you picked up at midnight last night. Stale doughnuts need love, too. Which is why we’re recycling them in a warm, custardy bread pudding disguised as the greatest brunch dish of all time. As if the doughnuts weren’t enough, we add an extra layer of decadence in the form of white chocolate and raspberry sauces. Drizzle them on the bread pudding or directly into your mouth. We won’t judge.
By Deb Wise

Club Soda Waffles

Rating: 4 stars
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.

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

Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Kaiserschmarrn

Rating: 3 stars
Kaiserschmarrn is an Austrian dessert named for a former emperor who loved shredded pancakes. In this indulgent version, we created the fluffiest pancake you've ever had, cut it into pieces, gave it crispy, buttery edges, and served it with lucious toppings like raspberry and chocolate. It truly is a breakfast fit for royalty. Go ahead and eat in bed; the bite-sized pieces make it less messy than regular pancakes.
By Julia Levy

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

Inspiration and Ideas

57 Vegetarian Breakfasts to Power You Through Your Morning

You probably love a good egg dish just as much as the next person, but just because you’re vegetarian doesn’t mean you’re limited to scrambled eggs every morning. From hearty waffles to breakfast pizzas, we’ve got all the wholesome recipes to keep you just as full and fueled as other meaty options. Whether you’re keeping things light or in the mood to indulge, these meatless breakfasts are both delicious and satisfying.

20 Omelets That Put Your Local Diner to Shame

Filled with ooey-gooey melted cheese and plenty of fillings, from ham or bacon to sauteed veggies, omelets are effortlessly delicious and endlessly versatile.

Breakfast Ramen

Ramen for breakfast? Yeah, we went there—and yeah, it's delicious.