The Best Breakfast Recipes of 2023 (2024)

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ByKatie Bandurski

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Updated: Feb. 03, 2024

    From egg and sausage scrambles to oh-so-fluffy pancakes, these are the best breakfast recipes of the year.


    Crustless Spinach Quiche

    I served this crustless quiche at a church lunch, and I had to laugh when one guy told me how much he disliked vegetables. Many people were surprised by how much they loved this veggie-filled quiche recipe—and he was one of them! —Melinda Calverley, Janesville, Wisconsin

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    Hash Brown Quiche Cups

    Quiche cups are my showstopper potluck dish. Hash browns and Asiago cheese make up the crusts. Eggs, spinach and bacon do the rest. —Nicole Stone, Gilbertville, Iowa

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    Sausage and Egg Casserole

    For the perfect combination of eggs, sausage, bread and cheese, this is the dish to try. My mom and I like this sausage breakfast casserole because it bakes up tender and golden, slices beautifully and goes over well whenever we serve it. —Gayle Grigg, Phoenix, Arizona

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    Easy Banana Muffins

    This banana muffin recipe goes over so well with kids. Not only are these banana bread muffins like cupcakes, but they’re ready, start to finish, in just half an hour! —Lorna Greene, Harrington, Maine

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    Amish Breakfast Casserole

    We enjoyed hearty breakfast casseroles during a visit to an Amish inn. When I asked for a recipe, one of the women told me the ingredients right off the top of her head. I modified it a bit to create this version that my family loves. —Beth Notaro, Kokomo, Indiana

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    True Belgian Waffles

    It was during a visit to my husband's relatives in Europe that I was given this Belgian waffle recipe. These homemade waffles are fantastic with any kind of topping: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, fried apples, powdered sugar or whipped topping. —Rose Delemeester, St. Charles, Michigan

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    Lemon Blueberry Bread

    Of all the quick breads we had growing up, this beautiful lemon blueberry bread is the best! The citrus glaze adds a lustrous finish and locks in moisture. —Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota

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    Hash Brown Egg Bake

    A package of frozen potatoes makes this hash brown egg casserole simple to prepare. Featuring bacon and cheddar cheese, this easy egg bake is tasty breakfast or brunch fare. You can even make it the night before, keep in the fridge and bake the next morning—so convenient! —Cheryl Johnson, Plymouth, Minnesota

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    Sheepherder's Breakfast

    My sister-in-law always made this delicious breakfast dish when we were camping and had to come up with good, easy breakfast ideas. Served with toast, juice and milk or coffee, it's a sure hit with the breakfast crowd! One-dish casseroles like this were a big help while I was raising my nine children. Now I've passed this recipe on to them. —Pauletta Bushnell, Albany, Oregon

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    Eggs Benedict Casserole

    This eggs Benedict casserole is just as tasty as the classic but without all the hassle. Simply assemble the ingredients ahead, and bake it the next morning for an elegant breakfast or brunch. —Sandie Heindel, Liberty, Missouri

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    Breakfast Egg Muffins

    After enjoying scrambled egg muffins at a local restaurant, I came up with this breakfast egg muffins recipe that my husband likes even better. They're pretty, hearty and fun to serve, too. —Cathy Larkins, Marshfield, Missouri

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    Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites

    These are quick, easy and delicious. I make them ahead for easy breakfasts. You can swap in Gruyere for the Swiss cheese and use ham instead of the bacon or add in small-cut veggies. I like to also bake these in small Mason jars for a fun single-portion presentation. Serve with avocado slices and fresh fruit for a healthy breakfast. —Maria Morelli, West Kelowna, British Columbia

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    Christmas Breakfast Casserole

    After church on Christmas morning, our family enjoys this easy, make-ahead casserole. I’d also recommend this Christmas morning breakfast casserole for a special brunch any time of the year. —Maryellen Hays, Wolcottville, Indiana

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    Bacon Breakfast Pizza

    I used to make this bacon breakfast pizza for my morning drivers when I worked at a delivery place. And they just loved it. Breakfast pizza is a quick and easy eye-opener that appeals to all ages. —Cathy Shortall, Easton, Maryland

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    The Best Ever Pancakes

    I'm not joking when I say I make pancakes every weekend. I love them in any form and variation. —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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    Bacon Roll-Ups

    This family recipe dates back to the 1930s, when my grandmother started making these hearty breakfast rolls. —Janet Abate, North Brunswick, New Jersey

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    Lemon Crumb Muffins

    I love to have the dough for these muffins ready and waiting in the refrigerator when company comes. They bake up in just 20 minutes and taste delicious warm. Their cakelike texture makes them perfect for breakfast, dessert or snacking. —Claudette Brownlee, Kingfisher, Oklahoma

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    French Toast Casserole

    Topped with cinnamon and sugar, this overnight French toast casserole is my favorite way to make this breakfast favorite. Since you assemble this baked French toast the night before, you save time in the morning, and if you have an extra hungry crowd, it's easy to bake up a few batches. —Sharyn Adams, Crawfordsville, Indiana

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    Baked Blueberry Pancake

    For a quick breakfast, I make this pancake while I fix supper the night before, and then I cut them into squares or triangles. In the morning, I top them with butter and syrup before placing them in the microwave. The pancake recipe is innovative and takes most of the fuss out of making breakfast. —Norna Detig, Lindenwood, Illinois

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    Overnight Oatmeal

    Start this breakfast the night before so you can get some extra sleep in the morning. My husband adds coconut to his, and I stir in dried fruit. —June Thomas, Chesterton, Indiana

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    Cinnamon Coffee Cake

    I love the excellent texture of this easy cinnamon coffee cake recipe. Always a crowd-pleaser, its pleasing vanilla flavor enriched by sour cream may remind you of breakfast at Grandma's! Make it the night before a holiday to save time in the morning. —Eleanor Harris, Cape Coral, Florida

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    The Best French Toast

    There's no question that this is the best French toast recipe ever. The caramelized exterior meets a soft custardlike center that practically melts in your mouth. Not only that, but it's quick and easy, too! —Audrey Rompon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    Fluffy Pancakes

    I found this fluffy and easy pancake recipe among our old family favorites and adapted it to make a small amount. It's quick and easy to prepare, but we still consider it a special treat. —Eugene Presley, Council, Virginia

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    Banana Bread

    Whenever I pass a display of bananas in the grocery store, I can almost smell the wonderful aroma of my best banana bread recipe. It really is amazingly good! —Gert Kaiser, Kenosha, Wisconsin

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    Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins

    This is my own sweet potato muffin recipe, and I make it often. My five grandchildren think these are delicious treats. —Christine Johnson, Ricetown, Kentucky

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    Farmer's Casserole

    Between family and friends, we average 375 visitors a year! This casserole is super handy—you can put it together the night before and let the flavors blend, then bake it in the morning. —Nancy Schmidt, Center, Colorado

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    Scrambled Egg Hash Brown Cups

    They may look like muffins, but these cuties pack all your favorite rise-and-shine ingredients—eggs, hash browns and bacon—into a single-serving cup. Grab one and get munching. —Talon DiMare, Bullhead City, Arizona

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    Oven Denver Omelet

    I like omelets but don't always have time to stand by the stove. That's why I favor this oven-baked variety that I can quickly pop into the oven at a moment's notice. My family frequently requests this for Sunday brunch. They always empty the dish. —Ellen Bower, Taneytown, Maryland

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    Toad in the Hole

    American Toad in a hole is one of the first recipes I had my children prepare when they were learning to cook. Much easier than the European version, this fun egg-in-a-hole is sure to please. My "little ones" are now grown (and have advanced to more difficult recipes!), but this continues to be a traditional standby in my home and theirs. —Ruth Lechleiter, Breckenridge, Minnesota

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    Pancake Syrup

    My husband has fond memories of this pancake syrup recipe. Every Sunday morning, his dad would get up early to make the family pancakes and homemade syrup. They didn't have much money, but the kids never knew that. What they do remember is that their dad always had time to make their Sundays extra special. —Lorrie McCurdy, Farmington, New Mexico

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    Make-Ahead Coffee Cake

    This is a wonderful timesaver because it's assembled the night before. My kids think the nutty topping, sweet glaze and from-scratch cake make it the ultimate treat. —Cindy Harris, San Antonio, Texas

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    Lemon-Raspberry Streusel Muffins

    Fresh from the oven, these attractive, delicious muffins make a great accompaniment to any breakfast or brunch. I usually double the recipe because they seem to disappear the minute I set them out. —Marie Herr, Berea, Ohio

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    Peanut Butter Oatmeal

    My son and I eat this peanut butter oatmeal recipe every day for breakfast. It's a hearty, healthy way to jump start our morning. — Elisabeth Reitenbach, Terryville, Connecticut

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    Cinnamon Swirl Bread

    Your family will be impressed with the soft texture and appealing swirls of cinnamon in these buttery breakfast loaves. —Diane Armstrong, Elm Grove, Wisconsin

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    Cheesy Zucchini Quiche

    Put together your pastry dough the night before and stash it in the fridge till morning. That rest time will give the quiche a more tender crust. —Karen Howard, Lakeville, Massachusetts

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    Zucchini Muffins

    These yummy currant, walnut and zucchini muffins are an excellent and tasty way to use up surplus zucchini from your garden. —Peg Gausz, Watchung, New Jersey

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    Italian Brunch Torte

    We always serve this impressive layered breakfast bake with a salad of mixed greens and tomato wedges. It is one of our most requested dishes and can be served warm or cold. —Danny Diamond, Farmington Hills, Michigan

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    Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

    These cute little bacon-wrapped smokies are finger-licking good. They have a sweet and salty taste that's fun for breakfast or as an appetizer. —Cara Flora, Kokomo, Indiana

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    Rhubarb Scones

    My grandfather grows rhubarb and gives us a generous supply. The tartness is similar to a cranberry—perfect for tossing into a scone. —Danielle Lee, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

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    Applesauce Muffins

    These are such a popular item at the restaurant I own that I had the recipe printed on a card to share with guests. —Linda Williams, LaFayette, Alabama

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    Muffin-Tin Scrambled Eggs

    I made these one year at Christmas as a way to save time, and they were a big hit. I have to make a large batch because my husband and boys can polish them off in a short amount of time. These also freeze very well, if there are any left! —Jill Darin, Geneseo, Illinois

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    Breakfast Casserole Recipe

    My husband and sons frequently request this dish, referring to it as egg pie. The hearty casserole is nice enough for a holiday but is also thoroughly satisfying for a busy weeknight. —Patricia Throlson, Becker, Minnesota

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    Easy Breakfast Strata

    We start this strata recipe the night before so it's ready for the oven the next day. That way, we don't have to deal with the prep and dirty dishes first thing in the morning! —Debbie Johnson, Centertown, Missouri

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    Hearty Breakfast Egg Bake

    I always fix this casserole ahead of time when overnight guests are visiting so I have more time to spend with them. I simply add some toast or biscuits and fresh fruit for a complete meal that everyone loves. — Pamela Norris, Fenton, Missouri

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    Bacon and Egg Casserole

    Because it's fast to fix and such a great hit with family and friends, this egg casserole with bacon is a favorite of mine to make for brunches. Served with a fruit salad, hot muffins and croissants, it's excellent for an after-church meal. —Deanna Durward-Orr, Windsor, Ontario

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    Breakfast Quiche

    I enjoy preparing hearty country breakfasts for the guests at my bed-and-breakfast. This fluffy breakfast quiche recipe with lots of cheese and bacon is a most satisfying entree.

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    Brie and Sausage Brunch Bake

    I've made this brunch bake for holidays as well as for a weekend at a friend's cabin, and I am always asked to share the recipe. It is make-ahead convenient, reheats well and even tastes great the next day. —Becky Hicks, Forest Lake, Minnesota

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    Crab Quiche

    Chopped green onions and sweet red pepper bring a bit of color to this golden entree. The creamy filling features imitation crabmeat and Swiss cheese. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Breakfast Wraps

    We like quick and simple morning meals during the week, and these wraps are great when prepared ahead of time. With just a minute in the microwave, breakfast is ready. —Betty Kleberger, Florissant, Missouri

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    German Pancake

    Piping hot and puffy from the oven, this golden pancake made a pretty presentation for a skier’s theme breakfast I hosted. Served with homemade buttermilk syrup, it’s an eye-opening treat. Make several German pancakes if you’re feeding a crowd, and keep in mind that my easy syrup tastes great on waffles and French toast, too. —Renae Moncur, Burley, Idaho

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    Originally Published: November 15, 2021


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    What are the breakfast trends in 2023? ›

    Breakfast sandwiches, bowls, and burritos are all becoming more popular, as they offer a high-fiber and protein-packed package. Additionally, more restaurants are offering shareable breakfast items, such as trays of muffins, pancakes, and mini omelettes.

    What is the best breakfast for weight loss? ›

    Healthy Breakfast Meals for Weight Loss
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    • Avocado Toast. ...
    • Protein Pancakes. ...
    • Smoked Salmon Benedict. ...
    • Hard-Boiled Eggs. ...
    • Tofu Scramble.

    What are 3 types of the most popular breakfast? ›

    In the United States, breakfast often consists of either a cereal or an egg-based dish. However, pancakes, waffles, toast, and variants of the full breakfast and continental breakfast are also prevalent.

    What is the most loved food in the world 2023? ›

    Italian food was the most popular cuisine worldwide, followed closely by Japanese. Pizza is unsurprisingly the dominant choice, along with other classic Italian fares like spaghetti and risotto.

    What are the 5 foods that burn belly fat? ›

    Five foods that may help burn belly fat include:
    • foods with soluble fiber like fruits, vegetables, and legumes.
    • foods with protein like meat, fish, eggs, and dairy.
    • fatty fish like tuna and salmon.
    • foods with probiotics like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi.
    • green tea.

    What's the best breakfast to lose belly fat? ›

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    • Yogurt. Greek yoghurt is a fantastic breakfast choice for weight loss because it is high in protein and low in calories. ...
    • Eggs. Eggs are abundant in vital vitamins and minerals, as well as high in protein. ...
    • Oatmeal. ...
    • Smoothies. ...
    • Nuts and nut butter. ...
    • Avocado toast. ...
    • ​​Fruit salad​
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    What is the first thing you should eat in the morning to lose weight? ›

    To lose weight, eat fewer calories than you burn throughout the day. The best things to eat for breakfast include oatmeal, eggs, lean bacon or turkey, whole-grain toast, peanut butter, smoothies, and yogurt with muesli.

    What is the world's No 1 healthy breakfast? ›

    Oatmeal + fruit + nut butter.

    The nut butter adds protein and healthy fats. The fruit tops it off with fiber and vitamins, plus it gives your breakfast a sweet taste. Avoid pre-packed oatmeal mixes that have added sugar and use old-fashioned oats instead.

    What is the healthiest protein for breakfast? ›

    Here are some top sources of protein that sound appealing in the morning and will help get you to 20 grams.
    • 7 oz Greek yogurt, plain, nonfat 20 grams protein.
    • ½ cup cottage cheese, low-fat 14 grams protein.
    • 2 oz turkey sausage 14 grams protein.
    • 2 large eggs 13 grams protein.
    • 1 cup milk, nonfat 8 grams protein.

    What is the best food to eat first thing in the morning for gut health? ›

    Incorporate Plant Foods

    Qureshi says, "The prebiotic fibers in plant-based foods support your gut health by providing nourishment to the probiotics (aka good bacteria) in your microbiome." So plant foods—like fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds—are a staple of gut-health-friendly breakfasts.

    What should you eat on an empty stomach? ›

    Fruits and vegetables contain lots of vitamins and minerals, fiber, phytochemicals, and other essential nutrients that are great for our health. Eat fresh fruits in the morning on empty stomach to boost physical energy, naturally, detoxify your system, and aid weight loss.

    How many eggs should I eat for breakfast? ›

    Eating one to three eggs per day can have several health benefits, but this varies from person to person. At this level of consumption, people can expect minimal changes in their cholesterol levels. It is unclear whether there is an upper limit on how many eggs a person can eat per day.

    What are the current food trends 2023? ›

    From tinned fish to Travis Kelce recipes, 2023 has been overflowing with food trends that range from humble to Hollywood. Peppered with biscuit hacks and wild ways to eat signature snacks like Doritos (ahem, Kelly Clarkson!), it has been an unexpected—and unexpectedly delicious—year.

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    The top trends of 2023
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    What are the future menu trends for 2023? ›

    Menu trends 2023: Look what's cooking
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    • Flavour Contrast. ...
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    • The New Sharing. ...
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    What do Millennials want for breakfast? ›

    5 Breakfast Trends Appealing to Millennials
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    • BYO Toast Bars. Millennials appreciate menu transparency, and build-your-own toast bars fit the bill. ...
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