The Pioneer Woman's Wake-Up-Worthy Breakfast Recipes

Start your morning with Ree Drummond's sweet and savory fare, like gooey cinnamon rolls and a cheesy egg skillet.

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Cinnamon Rolls

Sticky, gooey and oh so sweet, these crowd-pleasing cinnamon rolls boast a rich filling of buttery cinnamon sugar and are topped with a creamy maple-coffee icing for over-the-top decadence.

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Ham and Leek Mini Quiches

Baking the ham, egg and cheese mixture in mini muffin tins helps ensure they cook up quickly.

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Mini Doughnut Muffins

Just one tablespoon of cocoa powder totally transforms the cinnamon-sugar topping here.

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Individual Ham Casseroles

Ree adds a mix of bell peppers and onions to these two-bite ham, egg and cheese bakes.

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Breakfast Cookies

Who said you can’t have cookies for breakfast?! These are full of flaxseeds, shredded coconut, chopped nuts and dried fruits for a special treat.

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Mini Fruit Kebabs with Blueberry Yogurt Dip

This kid-friendly breakfast takes only 10 minutes to prepare, which means it’s perfect for busy mornings.

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Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever

Ree’s trick to getting perfect crispy potatoes every time is to raise the heat to 500 degrees during the last 10 to 15 minutes of baking. This ensures the potatoes are golden brown and crispy.

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Homemade Breakfast Tarts

Skip the store-bought breakfast pastries and make your own! Ree makes a simple flaky pastry crust, fills up the tarts with berry jam, and finishes them with a berry glaze and sprinkles.

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Herbalicious Breakfast Casserole

Ree uses store-bought onion rolls and covers them in a delicious mixture of fresh herbs, cheese and roasted red peppers. You can easily freeze this recipe for up to two months.

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Freezer Breakfast Panini

Prepare these breakfast paninis ahead of time and pop them in the freezer for up to a month until you need them.

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Healthy Breakfast Muffins

One of our fans said it best: "This is a great healthy muffin. Sometimes healthy can be delicious!!:

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Breakfast Tostada

Put a morning spin on the classic tostada by topping a tortilla with crispy bacon, fried eggs and melted cheese.

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Sweet Breakfast Kabobs with Honey-Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Ree fries up store-bought biscuit dough and tosses it in cinnamon sugar to add a sweet crispy texture to the fruit kabobs.

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Orange Sweet Rolls

There’s not one but *three* orange flavors happening here: orange marmalade in the filing as well as fresh orange zest and orange juice in the icing.

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Cinnamon Baked French Toast

The beauty of this dish is that you can prep it before you go to bed, then pop it in the oven when you wake up for a warm, hearty breakfast in a hurry.

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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Regular ol’ shredded potatoes? Not here! Ree elevates store-bought tater tots by topping them with classic breakfast fixings such as sausage, eggs, cheese and peppers.

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Slow-Cooker Irish Oats

Cooking the oats with frozen peaches gently infuses them with a fruity flavor.

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Who says there's no time for breakfast on busy weekdays? With the help of this five-minute recipe, you can enjoy a satisfying meal of a soft egg and buttery toast even when you're pressed for time. Bonus: There's no need for special equipment to make the hole in the bread. Your everyday biscuit cutter or even the rim of a glass will do the trick.

Get the Recipe: Egg-in-a-Hole

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

All it takes is a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to brighten up your morning. These blueberry-studded beauties are made with cake flour, which brings a lightness to the finished flapjacks.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Quiche

Ree packs everything you love about St. Patrick's Day into this creamy breakfast dish.

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Cinnamon Baked French Toast

By opting for a big-batch casserole instead of individual servings of French toast, it's easy to feed a crowd. Follow Ree's lead and let the bread soak in the sweet custard overnight; then when you're ready to eat in the morning, just finish with a cinnamon-laced topping and warm syrup.

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French Breakfast Puffs

"After cooling completely, puffs can be frozen in plastic bags and reheated later. They're in the 'reheats beautifully' section of my life," Ree notes.

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Baked Eggs in Hash-Brown Cups

There's no need to make a multi-dish breakfast spread thanks to Ree's easy how-to. Just line muffin pans with grated potatoes, then plop in an egg and bake.

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The Eggbert's Sunriser

Featured in Food Network Magazine, this hearty all-in-one breakfast is the ultimate in savory morning meals. It features a golden-brown hash-brown base, a meaty filling of onions, peppers and ham, plus gooey cheddar and fried eggs.

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Homemade Glazed Doughnuts

It's all about the yeast dough in Ree's 5-star doughnuts. She chills the buttery mixture overnight, then the next morning lets it rise before cutting out doughnuts and frying them. When it comes to glazing, Ree says, "To make the most of the glaze, set the holes underneath the doughnuts so they can catch the extra good stuff."

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Drop Biscuits

There's no rolling or cutting this quick biscuit dough; it's simply dropped onto a tray in spoonfuls and baked until golden brown.

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Eggs Benedict

Ready to eat in just 15 minutes, Ree's hearty eggs Benny features warm Canadian bacon and a soft poached egg atop a toasted English muffin half. Finish with a drizzle of silky, creamy hollandaise sauce, which can be conveniently made in a blender or food processor.

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Perfect Pancakes (and Toppings!)

After frying Ree's vanilla-scented flapjacks, set up a toppings bar with sweet fixings like mini chocolate chips and fresh fruit. Each diner can build his or her ultimate stack.

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Fruit Salad with Orange-Vanilla Syrup

Transform fresh fruit into an extra-special morning treat by mixing it with a sweet syrup steeped with bright orange juice and a vanilla bean.

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Zipper Bag Overnight Oatmeal

By prepping Ree's vanilla-scented oatmeal in a plastic zipper bag at night, you can wake up to a ready-to-go breakfast in the morning. Just finish with raspberries and crunchy sliced almonds to complete the meal.

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It's no wonder Ree's recipe is a top-rated fan favorite. Stick with her tried-and-true batter to yield tender, buttery waffles every time.

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Potato Hash 

Ree cooks her potatoes in the microwave to speed up breakfast before frying them in a skillet with fresh veggies. 

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Maple Oat Nut Scones 

Follow Ree's lead and mix the dough for these scones by hand to guarantee that they have the right consistency. “I don’t trust scone dough that isn’t crumbly,” Ree says. 

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Carb-Buster Breakfast with Hollandaise 

One of Ree’s favorite breakfasts is an updated, lighter eggs Benedict. She tops sauteed veggies and chunks of mild cheese with poached eggs and a drizzle of homemade hollandaise.  

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Breakfast Pizza 

Nothing’s better than the tried-and-true combo of cheesy eggs, bacon and hash browns — except throwing that trio onto a pizza, which Ree does in this recipe from Food Network Magazine. 

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PW’s Breakfast Burritos 

Start with an egg-and-sausage-based filling for Ree’s easy, hearty breakfast burritos, then dress it up if you’d like with Monterey Jack or jalapenos. Bonus: These burritos make a perfect on-the-go breakfast for the whole family.

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