10 Copycat Recipes to Save Big on Breakfast
While hitting the drive-thru or local breakfast joint for your favorite breakfast dish or coffee drink may sound appealing, it's not always the best decision for your wallet (or your waistline). Rising inflation has made eating out more expensive across the country, and while grocery bills are rising as well, preparing food at home is nearly always cheaper than dining out. Plus, cooking at home means that you can easily make any necessary swaps and substitutions, such as almond milk for cow's milk or reduced-fat cheese for full-fat. When those cravings inevitably strike, however, we've got a selection of favorite copycat breakfast recipes you can turn to for staying satisfied. From a Starbucks Pumpkin Scone and Eggnog Latte to Waffle House Hash Browns and Bojangles Bo-Berry Biscuits, these copycat recipes prove that you don't have to eat out to eat well.
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones
Skip the drive-thru line and enjoy your favorite seasonal Starbucks treat right in the comfort of your own kitchen. These copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones are the perfect companion to a hot cup of coffee and a brisk fall morning.
Copycat Waffle House Waffles
Whether you live in a state without a Waffle House (sadness) or just want to recreate their food at home, you can't have a copycat Waffle House meal without an at-home interpretation of their signature waffles. Our version uses pantry staples rather than a $15 bag of mix and comes together in 20 minutes.
Copycat Starbucks Turmeric Latte
Skip the coffee line and make your own trendy golden latte at home.
Copycat Starbucks Bacon & Gruyère Egg Bites
All the cheesy goodness of Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites, minus the high price tag and long drive-thru line.
Copycat Starbucks Eggnog Latte
Save a few bucks and a trip to the coffee shop with this easy and inexpensive copycat recipe for Starbucks' Eggnog Latte.
Copycat Bo-Berry Biscuits
Enjoy the Bojangles favorite whenever the craving strikes with our easy-to-follow copycat Bo-Berry Biscuit recipe. These indulgent blueberry biscuits feature freeze-dried blueberries rather than fresh because the freeze-dried berries provide a perfect pop of blueberry flavor without bursting and adding excess juices to your dough. (You can find freeze-dried berries at grocery stores like Whole Foods and online.) To make your Bo-Berry biscuits ahead of time, simply prepare the dough, cut into circles, and freeze the unbaked biscuits for up to one month.
Copycat Waffle House Hash Browns
Enjoy your favorite breakfast spuds—scattered, smothered, covered, and chunked—in the comfort of your own kitchen with our copycat version of Waffle House's iconic hash browns.
Copycat Gingerbread Latte
Who needs to make a trip to the cafe when you can make your favorite holiday drinks at home? This gingerbread latte has everything you love about gingerbread and java in one delightfully caffeinated drink. If you can't steam milk at home, warm the milk slowly in a saucepan and froth the milk by shaking it in a tightly sealed jar, using a frother, or whisking thoroughly while heating.
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. This dish has transformed the classic dinner rolls into a morning must-have treat that may just replace basic sliced bread French toast 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.
Copycat Starbucks Egg White, Roasted Red Pepper, & Spinach Egg Bites
These fluffy, perfectly portioned egg bites are super convenient and can easily be made ahead of time at home for a grab-and-go breakfast that only needs a few seconds in the microwave.