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The Best Breakfast Recipes

By Tessa Arias
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December 14th, 2021

Here’s a collection of the very BEST breakfast recipes! From easy muffins, pancakes, French toast, waffles – this list has it all! Your family will LOVE one of these recipes at your next Sunday brunch.

I’m so excited to share all my favorite easy breakfast recipes with you today.

I dedicate today’s post to the Queen of Breakfast herself… Ms. Leslie Knope.

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. What about you?

I’ve organized all my breakfast recipes by category to make it super simple for you to pick a new family favorite.

Whether you’re looking for an easy, meal-prep-friendly recipe (hello muffins!) or a more indulgent breakfast treat like cinnamon rolls, all the breakfast goodness you could ever imagine is below.

And if you want even more breakfast deliciousness? Check out ALL my breakfast recipes HERE.


Breakfast Muffin Recipes

These easy muffin recipes are super simple to whip up. Check out my *free* Ultimate Muffin Cheatsheet for my customizable base muffin recipe and lots more muffin baking tips!

Easy Bakery Style Banana Muffins

Mile high moist and flavorful banana muffins are sure to become your new favorite recipe. Be sure to use very ripe bananas that are deeply spotted and almost black for moist and flavorful muffins. Add in nuts or chocolate chips, or leave plain!
Check out this recipe
bite taken out of homemade best easy banana muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

The BEST Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist and tender with buttery slightly crispy edges and tons of gooey chocolate chips throughout. Download my free Ultimate Muffin Guide here!
Check out this recipe
Chocolate chip muffin on a plate with the paper liner removed

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins are crazy moist, tender, fluffy, and flavorful. Topped with a cinnamon streusel crumb topping for the best muffin top ever! Everyone will think they’re from a bakery! Perfect breakfast or sweet snack.
Check out this recipe
Easy blueberry muffin recipe

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are tangy, slightly crisp on the outside and ultra moist inside. Topped with a simple sweet lemony glaze. Quick, easy, and delish!
Check out this recipe
muffin on a plate with a bite taken out

Chocolate Coffee Toffee Crunch Muffins

Chocolate Coffee Toffee Crunch Muffins feature a mocha muffin base that's studded with chocolate chips and topped with a crunchy toffee streusel for the best combination of flavor and texture!
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Chocolate Coffee Toffee Crunch Muffins

Ultimate Muffins

This Ultimate Muffin recipe is THE master muffin base that is perfectly flavorful, tender, and moist. The flavor and add-in options are limitless!  Download my free Ultimate Muffin Guide here! 
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easy homemade ultimate muffins on a baking tray

Double Chocolate Muffins

Moist and tender Double Chocolate Muffins feature a brown sugar cocoa muffin studded with gooey chocolate chunks for the ultimate easy treat!
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Moist and tender Double Chocolate Muffins feature a brown sugar cocoa muffin studded with gooey chocolate chunks for the ultimate easy treat!

French Toast Recipes

The absolute best French Toast recipes you’ll ever make. I’ve included my classic everyday French Toast recipe as well as a few fun variations to mix it up.

French Toast

How to make French Toast that's slightly crisp at the edges, fluffy in the center, and buttery throughout. Tons of tips for the BEST French toast recipe you'll ever have!
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French toast with berries and maple syrup on a plate

Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas Foster French Toast feature a caramelized brown sugar banana topping and a rich Challah french toast. The perfect start to any morning!
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This is one of those recipes that's so ridiculously indulgent and mouth-watering that it's almost too good to believe.

Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole can be made overnight and tastes like a combination of bread pudding and gourmet French toast. It's perfect for Mother's Day!
Check out this recipe
Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole can be made overnight and tastes like a combination of bread pudding and gourmet French toast. It's perfect for Mother's Day!

Churro French Toast

Possibly the BEST French Toast ever! Churro French toast equals thick slices of rich Challah soaked in an egg mixture and fried to perfection. THEN coated in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with cream cheese icing. Keep reading for my best French Toast tips and the full recipe!
Check out this recipe
Churro French Toast

Easy Pancake Recipes

Say hello to the fluffy, buttery, and perfectly crispy pancakes of your dreams. Start with my Best Ever Pancakes, then try out the other amazing pancake flavors!

Best Pancake Recipe

The ONLY pancake recipe you'll ever need! These buttermilk pancakes are fluffy in the center, crispy and buttery at the edges, and so easy to make. The whole family will love them!
Check out this recipe
Tall stack of pancakes on a plate with syrup, berries, and a pat of butter

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

These homemade Chocolate Chip Pancakes are light and fluffy, crispy at the edges, and loaded with gooey chocolate chips. This recipe is so simple to make and is sure to be a hit with your family at breakfast time!
Check out this recipe
stack of homemade chocolate chip pancakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

These tasty Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes are soft and fluffy with bites of poppy seeds throughout. They will soon become your family's favorite breakfast!
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These tasty Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes are soft and fluffy with bites of poppy seeds throughout. They will soon become your family's favorite breakfast!

Homemade Waffle Recipes

And in the morning, I’m making WAFFLES. I share tons of my secret tips for perfect waffles in the pink tip box above my Best Homemade Waffle recipe. Even Leslie Knope would approve of these waffle recipes.

The Best Homemade Waffles

The Best Homemade Waffle Recipe is super easy with perfectly crispy edges and custardy fluffy interiors.
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Homemade Belgian waffle on a plate with syrup and fresh fruit

Belgian Liege Waffles

How to Make Belgian Liege Waffles - the BEST waffles ever! Includes a step-by-step video and tons of recipe tips so your waffles turn out perfect. Top them with fruit, Nutella, and whipped cream or ice cream for a truly outrageous breakfast or dessert!
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Chocolate Fudge Waffles

Fudge Waffles are the ultimate dessert for breakfast loaded with rich chocolate flavor and topped with ice cream and fudge chocolate sauce!  You're going to LOVE these!
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Cinnamon Rolls

What’s Christmas morning without cinnamon rolls?! Here are my all-time favorite cinnamon roll recipes… but you’ll want to make these year round.

Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

Gooey Cinnamon Rolls are ultra soft and tender, loaded with ooey gooey buttery cinnamon filling, and flooded with vanilla icing. Better than Cinnabon and can be made the night before!
Check out this recipe
Gooey cinnamon roll on a plate with a fork

Gooey Chocolate Rolls

Gooey Chocolate Rolls are what happens when you take fluffy cinnamon buns and fill them with an ooey chocolate filling then top them with a rich cocoa icing. Absolute chocolate decadence!
Check out this recipe
Gooey chocolate swirl roll on a plate with a fork

Biscuits & Scones

Scone Recipes

No dense or dry scones here! These easy scone recipes are ultra tender, flaky, and light.

Classic Scones

How to Make Perfect Scones better than your favorite coffee shop in just 35 minutes! Easy scone recipe that is ultra buttery, flaky, and flavorful. Make-ahead instructions and tons of baking tips below.
Check out this recipe
how to make perfect scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones are flaky and buttery with tangy buttermilk, dried cranberries, orange zest, and a simple orange icing. Freezer friendly recipe!
Check out this recipe
Three cranberry orange scones on a plate

Pumpkin Scones

Begin your mornings this fall with these easy Pumpkin Scones topped with a simple homemade pumpkin glaze. Perfect with a cup of coffee!
Check out this recipe
homemade pumpkin scone with pumpkin glaze

Blueberry Scones

These Blueberry Scones are sure to be a hit at your next brunch gathering! They're extremely tender, moist, flaky, light and full of fresh summer flavors. Topped with an easy lemon blueberry glaze. Plus, they take less than 40 minutes from start to finish!
Check out this recipe
homemade blueberry scone on a plate with a blueberry lemon glaze on top

Easy Biscuit Recipes

Spread your favorite jam or homemade gravy over my Buttermilk Biscuits, or enjoy my perfectly indulgent Cheddar Biscuits.

Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits

How to Make PERECT Buttermilk Biscuits that are tall, flaky, and tender. Just 30 minutes to homemade biscuits your family & friends will love! Download my free biscuit guide here.
Check out this recipe

Easy Cheddar Biscuits

Easy Cheddar Biscuits are extra flaky and cheesy with a soft fluffy interior. They take just 30 minutes to make with simple ingredients and equipment but yield amazing results!
Check out this recipe
Cheesy cheddar biscuit cut in half on a plate

Breakfast Bread and Loaf Recipes

You’ll go bananas for these delicious homemade breakfast breads.

Banana Bread

This is the best ever EASY banana bread recipe with a super MOIST and tender texture and tons of sweet banana flavor. Everyone loves it! You won't need another recipe.
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This is the best ever easy banana bread recipe with a super moist and tender texture and tons of sweet banana flavor. Everyone loves this recipe!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Homemade yeast-raised Cinnamon Swirl Bread features soft and fluffy bread with thick swirls of sweet cinnamon. Each slice makes for the most amazing morning toast or better yet, use to make French toast for a special occasion!
Check out this recipe
Loaf of homemade cinnamon swirl bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread featured strawberry studded banana bread topped with sweet buttercream and fresh strawberries. It's as delicious as it is pretty!
Check out this recipe
Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

Lemon Loaf Pound Cake

Ultra buttery and bursting with fresh lemon flavor, this Lemon Loaf Pound Cake is a spring favorite! The batter takes just minutes to make and will win the heart of any Starbucks lover!
Check out this recipe
homemade lemon pound cake loaf with icing on top

Lemon Yogurt Zucchini Bread

Lemon Yogurt Zucchini Bread is the perfect summer treat! Ultra moist and loaded with bright lemon flavors, everyone will be asking for this recipe.
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Lemon Yogurt Zucchini Bread is the perfect summer treat! Ultra moist and loaded with bright lemon flavors, everyone will be asking for this recipe.

Doughnut Recipes

And of course we can’t forget… homemade doughnuts! One of my favorite breakfast treats and easier to make than you might think. Get my *free* Top 5 Doughnut Glazes here.

Fried Doughnuts

Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts

Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts are coated in glaze and taste just like the cakey ones at your favorite bakery! No yeast makes this recipe quicker and easier.
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Chocolate Old Fashioned Doughnuts

These doughnuts are crazy good! Cakey fried Chocolate Old Fashioned Doughnuts with sour cream, a thick luscious glaze, and no yeast! Easier than you think!
These cakey fried chocolate doughnuts are out of this world!! That thick glaze is HEAVEN!

Homemade Chinese Doughnuts

This Homemade Chinese Doughnut recipe is reminiscent of the ones you get from the Chinese buffet dessert table but made from scratch in less than 1 hour.
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Pumpkin Old Fashioned Doughnuts

Pumpkin Old Fashioned Doughnuts are fried to perfection and loaded with pumpkin spice flavors and a thick shiny pumpkin glaze. No yeast required!
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Pumpkin Old Fashioned Doughnuts are fried to perfection and loaded with pumpkin spice flavors and a thick shiny pumpkin glaze. No yeast makes this recipe quick and easy!

Baked Doughnuts

Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Doughnuts

Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Doughnuts feature a fluffy yeast-raised baked doughnut coated in cinnamon sugar, stuffed with sweetened cream cheese, and topped with a dollop of raspberry jam.
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Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Doughnuts feature a fluffy yeast-raised baked doughnut coated in cinnamon sugar, stuffed with sweetened cream cheese, and topped with a dollop of raspberry jam.

Baked Strawberry Lemon Doughnuts

Baked Strawberry Lemon Doughnuts are made with a yeasted dough but baked for the best fluffy texture without frying! Topped with a beautiful naturally colored strawberry glaze.
Check out this recipe
Two doughnuts on a plate with a bite taken out

Champagne Doughnuts

Baked Champagne Doughnuts are ultra light and fluffy. Made with champagne in the dough AND in the icing, these are perfect for any New Year's celebration.
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Baked Champagne Doughnuts are ultra light and fluffy. Made with champagne in the dough AND in the icing, these are perfect for any New Year's celebration.

Baked Apple Pie Doughnuts

Baked Apple Pie Doughnuts are made with yeast-raised dough that bakes up just as light and fluffy as fried doughnuts but without the mess! Tasty fall treat.
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Baked Apple Pie Doughnuts

Peanut Butter Cup Baked Doughnuts

Peanut Butter Cup Baked Doughnuts featured a yeast risen fluffy baked doughnut base filled with peanut butter cream cheese and coated with chocolate glaze. Every bite is pure chocolate peanut butter HEAVEN! *No frying involved*
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Peanut Butter Cup Baked Doughnuts featured a yeast risen fluffy baked doughnut base filled with peanut butter cream cheese and coated with chocolate glaze. Every bite is pure chocolate peanut butter HEAVEN! *No frying involved*

So, which breakfast recipe are you going to try first?!

Comment below!

Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Beginner Food — June 21, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    I’m salivating just looking at all the recipes! Will try the Churro French Toast, it looks like the perfect combination. Saving the pumpkin scone recipe as well, the fall season is pretty near.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — June 22, 2022 at 7:26 am

      Can’t wait to hear what you think of those recipes!! 🙂

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