16 Scary-Delicious Halloween Breakfast Ideas

You don’t need to wait until trick-or-treating to enjoy the Halloween festivities! Start your morning with one of these recipes and your day is sure to be a scream.

Updated on September 05, 2023

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Our Best Halloween Breakfast Recipes

We’d be lying if we said that we didn’t get at least a little bit excited about Halloween. A full day of spellbinding sweets and creepy-cute eats followed by costumes and candy—what’s not to love?! That’s why we can’t help but get into the spirit early in the day. Sure, we plan a special Halloween dinner and set out some family-friendly drinks and themed snacks and appetizers for everyone to munch on before going door-to-door, but the festivities truly start with breakfast. Frighteningly fun flapjacks, ghastly green smoothie bowls and haunted hand pies: we’ve got all the ideas you need for a fun Halloween breakfast. And, as much we love each and every one of them, we can’t keep our eyes off these yummy mummies. They’re packed with fresh boo-berries (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves) and topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting. They’re the delicious grab-and-go option that won’t make you late for the Halloween parade!

Get the Recipe: Halloween Blueberry Mummy Muffins

Monster Smoothie Bowls

Don’t be wary — this colorful breakfast is more cute than scary! Little monsters will love creating faces for these wholesome smoothie bowls, which get their fluorescent color from a mix of spinach, banana and apple. Use chopped nuts, fruits and other fun toppings to make the monsters on top!

Get the Recipe: Monster Smoothie Bowls

Black Cocoa Cake Doughnuts

These fudgy black cocoa cake doughnuts are sure to impress. Black cocoa powder is an unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa powder that’s both rich and bitter — and it gives these treats their suitably creepy color. We balanced out the dark notes with a sweet confectioners’ sugar glaze (also made with black cocoa). A shower of festive sprinkles adds crunch and visual appeal.

Get the Recipe: Black Cocoa Cake Doughnuts

Bloody Berry Fruit Salad

Instead of a simple syrup, this fruit salad uses raspberry jam to coat and flavor the mixed fruits. It has just enough natural tartness to keep the fruit salad fresh. For the creepiest fruit salad, let it sit for a few hours and the lychees will continue to absorb the ruby glaze.

Get the Recipe: Bloody Berry Fruit Salad

Halloween Cocoa Ghost Pancakes

These ghost pancakes are perfect for a weekend Halloween breakfast! An assortment of ghost cookie cutters and sprinkles lets kids get creative with their designs. Little kids can keep it simple with mini chocolate chips and blueberries, while big kids can experiment with piping tasty fudge sauce.

Get the Recipe: Halloween Cocoa Ghost Pancakes

Candy Corn Waffles

Give your homemade waffles the candy corn treatment by tinting the batter two different colors (yellow and orange). After your waffles come off the griddle, dip the pointy end into melted white chocolate to complete the look.

Get the Recipe: Candy Corn Waffles

Mummy Hand Pies

Skip the store-bought toaster pastries and opt for these pumpkin-filled pastries instead.

Get the Recipe: Mummy Hand Pies

Bloody Pancakes

Scare up an appetite with a fluffy stack of pancakes — oozing with a horribly delicious strawberry sauce.

Get the Recipe: Bloody Pancakes

Bloodshot Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs make the perfect protein-packed addition to any breakfast. With this creepy take you can easily serve them up as a part of any Halloween-themed morning meal.

Get the Recipe: Bloodshot Eggs

Sausage Mummies

Wrap breakfast sausage patties in strips of buttery puff pastry for an easy, kid-friendly start to your day.

Get the Recipe: Sausage Mummies

Chocolate Doughnut Holes

When Halloween rolls around, we dress our homemade doughnut holes a dark, errie chocolate glaze — and a sprinkle of orange and black nonpareils.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Doughnut Holes

Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Nutmeg Whipped Cream

The fragrance of warm spices fills the room when you make these creamy fall-inspired pancakes. A dollop of nutmeg whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup complete the dish.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Nutmeg Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Ree's homemade cinnamon rolls require a bit of work and planning but we promise you won't be dissapointed. They're packed with the cinnamon-y flavor you'd expect in a breakfast bun but also feature a healthy dose of pureed pumpkin and fragrant baking spices in the dough.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Smoothie

Need a Halloween-worthy breakfast on the fly? Make these simple pumpkin smoothies. They're ready in just 5 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Smoothie

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

Doughnuts are one of our favorite fall breakfasts. If you're serving them up on Halloween morning, try Valerie's easy, baked version. They're packed with pureed pumpkin — the perfect nod to the holiday.

Get the Recipe: Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

Candy Bar Pancakes with Scary Blueberry Syrup

Start the candy-filled fun early with these homemade pancakes. They're loaded with chopped up candy bar. What's not to love about that?!

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Candy Bar Pancakes with Scary Blueberry Syrup

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