40 Fabulous Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

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    Quick Cornbread,Bacon, and Egg Casseroles

    Cornbread,Bacon, and Egg Casserole
    Quick Cornbread,Bacon, and Egg Casserole. Diana Rattray

     Cornbread takes the place of bread in these easy single-serve casseroles, and they bake to perfection in just 15 minutes. Follow the simple 6-step assembly and enjoy a fabulous bacon and egg breakfast!

    Quick Cornbread,Bacon, and Egg Casseroles

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    Streusel Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Crumb Topping

    Brown Sugar Streusel Topped Coffee Cake
    Streusel Topped Coffee Cake. Diana Rattray

    This coffee cake is the perfect cake for a coffee with friends and neighbors or make it for a holiday morning with family. The spiced brown sugar mixture is the perfect topping for the moist vanilla cake.

    Streusel Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Crumb Topping

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    Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake

    Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake
    Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake. Diana Rattray

     This fluffy blueberry oven pancake is easy to mix and bake. The blueberries add color and flavor, and it's so much easier than making pancakes in batches.

    Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake

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    Southern Buttermilk Cornmeal Pancakes

    Cornmeal Pancakes With Syrup
    Cornmeal Pancakes. Diana Rattray

    These cornmeal pancakes offer fabulous flavor and texture. Serve them with butter and maple syrup or use another syrup or fruity sauce. Try this apple cider syrup  or fresh blueberry sauce.

     

    Southern Buttermilk Cornmeal Pancakes

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    Skillet Home Fries

    Home Fries - Fried Potatoes
    Home Fries. Diana Rattray

    A side of home fried potatoes will turn an everyday breakfast into a special meal. Add eggs and bacon, sausage, or sliced ham for a hearty breakfast or brunch.

    Skillet Home Fries

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    Simple Shirred Eggs with Cheddar Cheese

    Shirred Eggs With Cheese
    Shirred Eggs With Cheese. Diana Rattray

    These single-serve breakfast ramekins are a snap to fix and bake. Just break eggs into buttered ramekins, add cream, seasonings, and cheese. Pop it into the oven and enjoy! 

    Simple Shirred Eggs with Cheddar Cheese

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    Single-Serve Dutch Baby Pancake

    Dutch Baby Pancake
    Dutch Baby Pancake. Diana Rattray

    Dutch babies are oven pancakes made with eggs, milk, and a small amount of flour. The pancakes puffs up beautifully in the oven, and it's fabulous with a simple topping of powdered sugar. Or top the pancakes with berries or preserves.

    Single-Serve Dutch Baby Pancake

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    Southern-Style Buttermilk Biscuits

    Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
    Southern Buttermilk Biscuits. Diana Rattray

    Light handling of the dough makes these biscuits light, flaky, and absolutely delicious. Make sure you butter the biscuits while they're hot!

     Southern-Style Buttermilk Biscuits
     

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    Country Garden Omelet

    Country Omelet
    Country Garden Omelet. Brian Macdonald/Digital Vision/Getty

    This is one of my favorite breakfast omelets, and it's very versatile.

    With a little practice, you'll find omelets are easy to prepare and very adaptable. Use your favorite breakfast meat and diced vegetables, and try your omelets with different kinds of cheese, seasonings, or herbs.

    Country Garden Omelet
     

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    Chocolate Chip Pancakes

    Chocolate Chip Pancakes
    Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Diana Rattray

    These kid-friendly chocolate chip pancakes are filled with chocolate chips. Try the banana variation or add some chopped pecans.

     Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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    Cheese and Egg Breakfast Casserole

    Breakfast Bake With Cheese and Eggs
    Breakfast Bake With Cheese and Eggs. Diana Rattray

    This simple casserole is made with eggs, bread, and cheese. It's a fluffy, souffle-like breakfast bake.

    Cheese and Egg Breakfast Casserole

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    Spiced Apple Fritters

    Apple Fritters
    Apple Fritters. Photo Credit: Diana Rattray

    Deep-fried fritters are delicious little doughnuts, and these apple fritters are especially nice on fall mornings. Roll them in cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar, or serve them with syrup.

    Spiced Apple Fritters

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    Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage

    Homemade Pork Sausage Patties
    Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties. Diana Rattray

    This homemade perfectly spiced sausage mixture starts with lean ground pork -- or grind your own pork with a meat grinder or food processor. 

    Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage

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    Broccoli and Ham Quiche With Tomatoes

    Broccoli Ham Quiche
    Broccoli Ham Quiche. Diana Rattray

    A quiche always seems extra special, and it's really quite easy to prepare and bake. Use ready made pie crust or a frozen deep dish crust if you don't have time to make homemade pastry. Diced ham and broccoli team up in this easy quiche, along with sliced mushrooms and sliced tomatoes.

    Broccoli and Ham Quiche With Tomatoes

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    Eggs Benedict

    Eggs Benedict
    Eggs Benedict. Angie Norwood Browne/ StockFood Creative/Getty Images

    A gallery of delicious breakfast favorites, with links to recipes

    Here are several breakfast pictures with links to specific and related recipes. Recipes include special and elegant breakfasts, easy breakfast and brunch recipes, all-in-one breakfast casseroles, pancakes and waffles, muffins and sweet breads and rolls, breakfasts the kids will love, and more.

    Delicious and elegant eggs Benedict (pictured) take a bit of time, but they make a great weekend or holiday breakfast or brunch dish.

    Classic...MORE Eggs Benedict

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    Apple Bacon Muffins

    Apple Bacon Muffins
    Apple Bacon Muffins. Diana Rattray

    The unexpected combination of apple and bacon in these muffins gives them incredible flavor. Add some chopped pecans for extra crunch.

     Apple Bacon Muffins

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    Breakfast Bake with Grits, Sausage, and Eggs

    Grits and Eggs
    Breakfast Bake with Eggs, Grits, and Sausage. Diana Rattray

    Cheesy bacon grits provide the base for this easy egg bake. Make it in individual ramekins for single servings.

    Breakfast Bake with Grits, Sausage, and Eggs

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    Lemon Cream Scones

    Lemon Cream Scones
    Lemon Cream Scones. Diana Rattray

     Lemony biscuit-like scones make a delicious breakfast or snack. Make them for visiting friends and family!

    Lemon Cream Scones

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    Breakfast Casserole With Sausage, Eggs, and Biscuits

    Breakfast Casserole With Sausage and Biscuits
    Breakfast Casserole With Sausage and Biscuits. Diana Rattray

    A breakfast casserole is always easy and convenient. Most can be made in advance and refrigerated overnight. Just let it stand at room temperature for about 20 to 30 minutes before baking.

    Breakfast Casserole With Sausage, Eggs, and Biscuits

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    Sausage Pinwheels

    Sausage Pinwheels
    Sausage Pinwheels. Diana Rattray

    These pinwheels can be served as an appetizer or as a breakfast bread. They're great with eggs. They're easy to make with puff pastry and breakfast sausage. 

    Sausage Pinwheels

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    Breakfast Bulgur Cereal

    Bulgur Hot Cereal
    Breakfast Bulgur Hot Cereal. Diana Rattray

    This hot cereal is a tasty change from the everyday oatmeal or cream of wheat, and it's very easy to make.

    Breakfast Bulgur Cereal

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    Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes and Peppers

    Scrambled Eggs Deluxe
    Scrambled Eggs Deluxe. Diana Rattray

    Scrambled eggs are easy enough to make every day, and they always satisfy.

    Scrambled eggs are always welcome, and they are easy enough to make even when you're short on time. These scrambled eggs are made with chopped tomatoes and green onions, but feel free to add your own favorite herbs and seasonings. A little cheese can also be folded in just before the eggs are done.

    Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes and Peppers​

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    French Toast

    Basic French Toast
    Basic French Toast. Diana Rattray

    This French toast is a basic recipe, but there are many variations. Feel free to add a bit of sugar and vanilla, or spice the egg batter up with a little cinnamon. It's an excellent breakfast with syrup and ham, sausages, or bacon if you like.

    Basic French Toast

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    Impromptu Ham and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

    Ham and Egg Breakfast Casserole
    Breakfast Casserole. Diana Rattray

     This ham and egg breakfast casserole is ridiculously easy, and it's versatile as well. Use bread, biscuits, croissants, or English muffins in the casserole along with your choice of cheese.

    Impromptu Ham and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

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    Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

    Sausage Gravy on Biscuits
    Sausage Gravy on Biscuits. Curt Pickens/E+/Getty Images

    Peppery sausage gravy makes a delicious topping for hot buttered biscuits.

    Sausage gravy has long been a favorite in the South, and it's delicious over split buttered biscuits or hot cooked grits. Here are some typical southern gravy recipes, along with a few other related breakfast favorites.

    Southern Sausage Gravy
     

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    Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Best Ever Chocolate Chip Muffins
    Chocolate Chip Muffins. Diana Rattray

    These muffins are delicious, and they will surely appeal to the kids! Mini chocolate chips make them a family treat, perfect for a quick breakfast or snack.

    Chocolate Chip Muffins

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    Family Style Bacon and Egg Bake

    Family Bacon and Egg Bake
    Family Bacon and Egg Bake. Diana Rattray

    This all-in-one breakfast bake is made with whole eggs, thick smoky bacon, and shredded cheese. It's easy to prepare and bakes quickly for a fabulous breakfast or brunch. Serve this dish with sliced fresh fruit or berries, or make a warm spiced fruit compote to go with it.

    Family Style Bacon and Egg Bake

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    Breakfast Grits: Southern Comfort in the Morning

    Breakfast Grits
    Breakfast Grits. Agnieszka Kirinicjanow/E+/Getty Images

    Grits are a staple here in the South, and they are versatile enough to use as a rice replacement in many dishes. Sweeten the grits with syrup, preserves, or chopped nuts, or serve as a savory dish with eggs, cheese, and butter.

    Breakfast Grits: Southern Comfort in the Morning

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    Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

    Glazed Cinnamon Rolls Bread Machine
    Glazed Cinnamon Rolls. Diana Rattray

    The dough cycle of your bread machine makes these cinnamon rolls easy to mix. Add some finely chopped nuts to the cinnamon filling for extra texture.

     Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

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    Blueberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

    Blueberry Crumb Cake
    Blueberry Crumb Cake. Diana Rattray

    This amazing crumb cake is perfect for a special brunch or morning coffee get-together. It's also a great way to use fresh blueberries!

     Blueberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

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    Breakfast Casserole With Sausage and Ramps

    Breakfast Casserole With Ramps
    Breakfast Casserole With Ramps and Sausage. Photo: Diana Rattray

     This casserole is very seasonal because of the spring ramps, but green onions (scallions) may be substituted for the ramps. The casserole may be prepared the night before, so it's a good choice for holiday or weekend breakfasts.

    Breakfast Casserole With Sausage and Ramps

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    Pumpkin French Toast with Spiced Cider Syrup

    Pumpkin French Toast with Spiced Cider Syrup
    Pumpkin French Toast with Cider Syrup. Diana Rattray

    This French toast is made with a surprise ingredient -- pumpkin! The moist and delicious French toast is topped with an amazing spiced apple cider syrup.

     Pumpkin French Toast with Spiced Cider Syrup

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    Pain Perdu - New Orleans Style French Toast

    Pain Perdu (French Toasted Baguette)
    Pain Perdu (Lost Bread). Diana Rattray

     Pain perdu means "lost bread," as it's traditionally made with day-old French bread baguette slices. Baking the egg battered slices makes it an excellent choice for a busy morning.

    Pain Perdu - New Orleans Style French Toast

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    French Toast Sausage Wraps

    French Toast and Sausage Wraps
    French Toast and Sausage Wraps. Diana Rattray

     These wrapped sausages will surely be a hit with the whole family, and it's especially kid-friendly. Serve them with fruit and maple syrup.

    French Toast Sausage Wraps

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    Basic Pancakes

    Basic Pancakes
    Basic Pancakes. Diana Rattray

    These fluffy basic pancakes are perfect for a weekend morning or holiday breakfast, along with sausages or bacon and your favorite syrup. 

    Basic Pancakes​​

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    Crustless Spinach Quiche

    Crustless Spinach Quiche
    Crustless Spinach Quiche. Diana Rattray

    A crustless quiche is super easy to prepare, and it's high in protein. This version is made with fresh spinach and cheese.

     Crustless Spinach Quiche

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    Sour Cream Lemon Muffins

    Sour Cream Lemon Muffins
    Sour Cream Lemon Muffins. Diana Rattray

    An easy lemon syrup and lemon zest flavor these fabulous lemon muffins.  Serve them with breakfast or brunch.

    Sour Cream Lemon Muffins

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    Peach Coffee Cake

    Peach Crumb Cake
    Peach Crumb Cake. Diana Rattray

    A streusel topping makes this peach cake perfect for a special brunch. Or serve it with a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping for a delightful summer dessert. The cake is made with fresh chopped peaches, but frozen or canned (well-drained) should work just fine.

     Peach Coffee Cake

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    Baked Eggs With Smoked Sausage and Tomatoes

    Sausage and Egg Bake With Cheese
    Sausage and Egg Bake With Tomatoes and Cheese. Diana Rattray

    This easy egg bake can be made with breakfast link sausages, smoked sausage, or spicy andouille sausage.

    Eggs With Smoked Sausage and Tomatoes

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    Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Glaze

    Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
    Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts. Diana Rattray

    A specialty doughnut pan is a key to making easy (and lighter) baked doughnuts. A maple glaze is the perfect topping for these pumpkin doughnuts.

     Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Glaze

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