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.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls

Slow-Cooker Irish Oats

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

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Irish Oats


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.

Get the Recipe: Corned Beef and Cabbage Quiche

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.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Baked French Toast

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.

Get the Recipe: French Breakfast Puffs

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.

Get the Recipe: Baked Eggs in Hash Brown Cups

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.

Get the Recipe: The Eggbert's Sunriser

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."

Get the Recipe: Homemade Glazed Doughnuts

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.

Get the Recipe: Eggs Benedict

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.

Get the Recipe: Perfect Pancakes (and Toppings!)

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.

Get the Recipe: Fruit Salad with Orange-Vanilla Syrup

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.

Get the Recipe: Zipper Bag Overnight Oatmeal


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.

Get the Recipe: Waffles

Potato Hash 

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

Get the Recipe: Potato Hash

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. 

Get the Recipe: Maple Oat Nut Scones

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.  

Get the Recipe: Carb Buster Breakfast with Hollandaise

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. 

Get the Recipe: Breakfast Pizza

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.

Get the Recipe: PW's Breakfast Burritos

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