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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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.

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

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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.

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Waffles with Blueberry Compote and Lemon Ricotta Cream

Bobby elevates his waffles with fresh blueberry compote and sweetened lemon-ricotta cream.

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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.

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

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Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

More than 300 reviewers agree: Tyler Florence's blueberry scones are a great way to start the day. They're filled with fresh berries and topped with a zesty lemon glaze for the perfect sweet-tart balance.

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Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever

The name pretty much says it all. The Pioneer Woman's take on breakfast potatoes is the best-ever, and it's all thanks to your screaming-hot oven.

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Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Biscuit Egg-in-a-Hole

What's better than a hot cheesy biscuit straight from the oven? A hot cheesy biscuit with an egg baked right into it! Even better, this recipe makes enough to feed six hungry people.

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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.

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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.

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French Toast Roll-Ups

Follow this kid-friendly base recipe, then choose from four filling options for an easy portable breakfast.

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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.

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Wafflemaker Hash Browns

Breakfast prep is a breeze when you use a waffle iron to cook frozen shredded hash browns.

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Grilled French Toast

Who says you can’t cook breakfast on the grill? Prep the apple-berry compote and apple-mascarpone ahead of time and enjoy breakfast outside with grilled French toast.

Get the Recipe: Grilled French Toast with Apple-Berry Compote and Apple-Mascarpone Cream

Omelet in a Bag

Weekend-style breakfasts are possible mid-week when you use Ree’s breakfast hack: place the omelet fixings in a boil-proof bag ahead of time and, when you’re ready to eat, pop the whole bag into a pot of simmering water for a mess-free meal that’s cooked in just about 15 minutes. 

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Farmer's Breakfast

This hearty breakfast, complete with eggs, three different types of meat and a side of crispy potatoes, isn’t just for farmers anymore.

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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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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.

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Bacon Lattice Breakfast Pie

Enjoy an eggy and delicious quiche without having to roll out any homemade dough? Count us in. Really, though, we could never deny the appeal of a bacon lattice!

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Ellie's English-Muffin Breakfast Pizza

Ellie Krieger 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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