Looking for some breakfast ideas? Whether it is a busy school morning, or a lazy summer one, you can never go wrong by starting the day with a good breakfast!
Brilliant Breakfast Ideas
Sometimes you just need a few ideas to get the wheels turning. Here are 25 tasty and filling breakfast recipes for you to browse. We are sharing breakfast recipes from 5 categories – Breakfast Sandwiches, Egg Breakfasts, Sweet Breakfasts, Breakfast Breads, and Grab-and-Go Breakfasts. Each recipe is a tried and true family favorite your family will love. In addition, we’ve included 8 quick breakfast ideas and a recipe for our hearty Breakfast Quesadillas.
Quick Breakfast Ideas (Only 2 ingredients)
When you need to come up with something quick, these two-ingredients breakfasts are lifesavers! Keeping some of these ingredients on hand for those mornings that are rushed is always a good idea. It only takes a few minutes to throw these breakfasts together, yet they are still filling and will hold the family over until lunchtime.
- Instant Pot Oatmeal
- Avocado Toast
- Cottage Cheese and Fruit
- Bagel and Cream Cheese
- Scrambled eggs with salsa
- Yogurt with fruit or granola
- Bananas and peanut butter (or nutella)
- Egg-in-a-hole (cut a hole in a piece of bread and fry an egg in it)
Breakfast Sandwich Recipes
Breakfast sandwiches are the best! They are hearty and easy to eat, especially for kids. Plus, the possibilities are endless. All of your favorite breakfast foods can be piled onto an English muffin, whole wheat toast, croissants, or baked in a pastry shell. It is a convenient way to eat breakfast on the run, or add some fruit on the side for brunch or a nice, sit-down breakfast on a relaxing morning.
- Egg McMuffin (Copycat recipe)
- Avocado Toast with Egg
- Breakfast Croissant Sandwiches
- Breakfast Hand Pies
- Light Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
Egg Breakfast Recipes
You just can’t go wrong serving eggs for breakfast. Eggs are high in protein which sustains energy throughout the day. Additionally, eggs are loaded with nutrients like vitamin D, folate, riboflavin, and selenium. Eggs are also versatile and can be combined with a wide variety of ingredients to make a protein-packed breakfast. If you want a jump start to the day, eggs are the way to go!
- Breakfast Burritos
- Breakfast Quesadillas (see recipe below)
- Eggs Benedict
- Breakfast Casserole
Sweet Breakfasts (Pancakes, Waffles, Crepes)
A big pancake or waffle breakfast is always a favorite with kids! Weekends are a great time to pull out the waffle iron or griddle and make up something special. Some hot maple syrup or a flavored syrup, and sprinkled powdered sugar on top are just the ticket for a fun breakfast. Everyone will be asking for seconds when you make up one of these delicious breakfasts.
Breakfast Bread Recipes
For a taste of homemade goodness in the morning, breakfast breads are the way to go. Breakfast breads, muffins, and cinnamon rolls can be made ahead which makes the morning go even smoother. What’s even better, fresh baked breads just make you happy. They taste so good. Each bite puts a smile on your face and you know it will be a good day!
- Banana Bread
- Pumpkin Bread
- Healthy Banana Muffins
- Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Bran Muffins
- Cinnamon Rolls
Grab and Go Breakfasts
We included some quick breakfast ideas above with only 2-ingredients. These breakfasts are also quick, but require a few more ingredients. What’s great about these breakfasts is they are portable. Make one of these recipes up and enjoy them on the car ride to school, on the commute to work, or as you watch the soccer game early Saturday morning. They also make great after school snacks!
- Make Ahead Breakfast Parfait
- Granola Bars
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie
- Green Smoothie
As promised, here is a bonus recipe for our breakfast quesadillas. Much like a breakfast burrito, Breakfast Quesadillas are filled with egg, cheese and your favorite meat. From there, the possibilities are endless. Make it a vegetarian version by adding sauteed red peppers, bell peppers, or onions; or add all that even if you do like meat in your breakfast quesadillas. Unlike breakfast burritos, these are MUCH easier for kids to eat. Whenever my kids attempt breakfast burritos, they always have the eggs spilling out the back, not so with these. Everything stays nice and put. Personally, I like having the little crunch from the crispy shell. It just adds a nice dimension that a breakfast burrito doesn’t provide. Hope your family loves these as much as ours does! Enjoy!
- In a large skillet, scramble the eggs (add salt and pepper to taste).
- Spray skillet or griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Place one tortilla on the skillet or griddle and heat on one side.
- When tortilla is hot, flip and add half of the cheese.
- Add scrabled egg and distribute evenly.
- Add bacon over the top.
- Sprinkle on remaining cheese and top with remaining tortilla. Cook for about 1 minute or until cheese starts to melt, then CAREFULLY flip (you don't want all the egg falling out).
- When the cheese is melted and the tortilla is golden brown remove from pan. Cut into quarters with a pizza cutter and serve with sour cream and/or salsa.