Our Best Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; choose from homemade waffles, granola, corned beef hash, pancakes, omelettes or cinnamon buns.
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Corned Beef Hash

Give leftover corned beef new life. Pair it with sauteed onions and potatoes, then top it off with melted cheddar cheese. Complete this classic diner meal with a fried egg.

Get the Recipe: Corned Beef Hash

Peach Pie Smoothie

Pie for breakfast? Sounds too good to be true. But this smoothie tastes just like the classic summer dessert, but it's ready in 10 minutes and is made with lowfat milk and yogurt so makes a healthy breakfast, too.

Get the Recipe: Peach Pie Smoothie

Banana Sour Cream Pancakes

While your go-to pancake recipe might star buttermilk, Ina whisks sour cream into her banana-spiked batter to add contrasting tang without watering it down.

Get the Recipe: Banana Sour Cream Pancakes

Rachael’s Scrambled Eggs With Smoked Salmon

For an elegant breakfast in a flash, Rachael folds smoked salmon into her 6-minute scrambled eggs. Crisp, fresh chives add bright color and a subtle onion flavor.

Get the Recipe: Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

Almost-Famous Cinnamon Buns

These gooey pastries rival Grandma’s (or a certain airport cinnamon-roll tycoon) any day. The comforting aroma of spicy cinnamon and nutmeg sprinkled between layers of homemade pastry dough could bring even the deepest sleepers scurrying to the breakfast table.

Get the Recipe: Almost-Famous Cinnamon Buns

French Toast

Robert Irvine sticks to the basics with his classic cinnamon- and sugar-laced French Toast. For meal-worthy slices, use challah or brioche.

Get the Recipe: French Toast

Ellie's English-Muffin Breakfast Pizza

Ellie uses ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and part-skim mozzarella to give this portable breakfast dish Old World Italian flare. Top the toasty mini-pizzas with chopped Canadian bacon and a drizzle of olive oil.

Get the Recipe: English-Muffin Breakfast Pizza

Strawberry Shortcake French Toast

We fry and bake English muffins to create a crispier version of classic French toast. Layer muffin halves with tart lemon sugar and strawberries, then top with more berries, yogurt and honey.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake French Toast

Sunny’s Big Ole Tex-Mex Burrito Omelet

Colorful, hearty and satisfying, this spicy omelet is overflowing with sautéed veggies, Mexican chorizo and pepper-jack cheese. Sunny tops it off with a classic salsa verde featuring cilantro, tomatillos and jalapeno.

Get the Recipe: Big Ole Tex-Mex Burrito Omelet

Corned Beef Homie Home Fries

Guy's loaded home fries aren't just home fries; the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives star claims they're a full-blown meal.

Get the Recipe: Corned Beef Homie Home Fries

The Neelys' French Toast Panini With Grilled Bananas

Assemble a French toast breakfast panino by layering grilled bananas between grilled bread. The fruit filling adds smoky sweetness to the finished dish.

Get the Recipe: French Toast Panini With Grilled Bananas

The Neelys' Grilled Steak and Eggs With Beer and Molasses Sauce

Steak and eggs is a breakfast classic, but the Neelys kick theirs up a notch by throwing it all on the grill. Spice up the steak with a beer-infused barbecue sauce.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Steak and Eggs with Beer and Molasses

Jumbo Maple-Pecan Scone

This recipe makes one large scone, but slice it like you would a pizza and serve 8 people.

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Spanish Omelet With Romesco Sauce

Ted uses the flavors of Spain — Iberico ham, Manchego cheese and spicy tomato-pepper romesco sauce — for his twist on the classic omelet.

Get the Recipe: Spanish Omelet with Romesco Sauce

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Ina adds sour cream to her blueberry muffins to make them extra moist.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Easy Cheese Danish

Ina's morning treats are filled with ricotta and cream cheese, brightened up with a whole tablespoon of lemon zest and made easier by at-the-ready frozen puff pastry.

Get the Recipe: Easy Cheese Danish

Neelys' Maple-Glazed Donuts

There's nothing in the world quite like a hot, homemade donut. Don't be intimidated by this coffee-shop treat, The Neelys' show you how to make them at home; they're easier than you think!

Get the Recipe: Neely's Maple Glazed Donuts

Mama Kaye's Salmon Breakfast Croquettes

Food Network Magazine secured this recipe right from the White House; it's an old favorite of the Obamas from the girls’ godmother and family friend “Mama Kaye” Wilson.

Get the Recipe: Mama Kaye's Salmon Breakfast Croquettes

Pancetta and Cinnamon Waffles

Giada takes the idea of waffles with a side of bacon and turns it into an all-in-one breakfast treat, waffles with Italian bacon -- pancetta -- right in them.

Get the Recipe: Pancetta and Cinnamon Waffles

Granola

Alton Brown's simple granola recipe uses maple syrup for sweetness and extra flavor.

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Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

Warm and crisp but never greasy, Ina's easy baked doughnuts have the same comforting flavor as a slice of cinnamon toast.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

Pancakes

For the ultimate pancakes, skip on the store-bought mix and make this easy batter instead.

Get the Recipe: Pancakes

Sausage Gravy Breakfast Lasagna

Layers of sausage gravy, cheese and noodles work so magically together, you'll wonder why you never ate lasagna for breakfast before.

Get the Recipe: Sausage Gravy Breakfast Lasagna

Apple-Apricot Breakfast Lasagna

A sweet breakfast lasagna may sound odd, but there's nothing wrong with this flavor combo. If you're familiar with kugel, a sweet noodle custard, then this lasagna won't be too foreign to you. We love the layers of pasta, cheese, dried fruit and apricot glaze.

Get the Recipe: Apple-Apricot Breakfast Lasagna

Baked Gruyere and Sausage Omelet

Giada's savory sausage-and-cheese is baked in the oven instead of being made on the stovetop; use a round pie plate and cut the omelet into wedges for serving, or make individual omelets using ramekins.

Get the Recipe: Baked Gruyere and Sausage Omelet

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