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The Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

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From pancakes to eggs to bread puddings to smoothies, this is the ultimate list of breakfast ideas that would make you eagerly and voluntarily jump out of bed in the morning. Even on a cold winter day. When all you want to do is stay in bed and never come out.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas


‘Tis the season for hibernation. For us anyway. We’re sleepyheads to begin with and on normal weekends our day usually starts around noon (sometimes later). So when winter comes around – snow, gloom, windchill – we are even less motivated to become morning people.

We do love breakfast. It’s one of the very few reasons we happily wake up early.

So if by some Jedi mind trick or powers of inception we decide we want to have pancakes or eggs benedict, we’re up and about by early morning (ok, mid-morning) and happily moving about our small kitchen preparing breakfast.

And what I have today is the ultimate list of breakfast ideas I hope would do just that – inspire everyone to wake up early and have a wonderful meal.

From everyone’s favourite pancake to the always dependable egg, you’re sure to find a recipe here that you’ll love. Who knows? This might just make a morning person out of you!

The Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas: Pancakes and Waffles

We (of course) start with pancakes and waffles. What’s breakfast without pancakes and waffles? (A sad one, if you ask me). I mean, just look at these Apple Walnut Waffles from Peppers & Pennies. Don’t they make you smile?

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

These Cranberry Apple Ginger Pancakes from Major Hoff Takes a Wife are sure to make you a happy morning person too!

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

 And Spoonabilities has these Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes that have your name on them.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

You know what has my name on them? These lovely Crêpes with Lemon & Sugar from Eat Little Bird because lemon.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

And you know I will wake up early everyday for these gorgeous Lemon Cheesecake Crepes from Sugar & Soul because, again, lemon.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

The Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas: Bread

Another breakfast favourite is bread in whatever way, shape or form!

Enjoy romantic breakfast in bread with this Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast (Valentine’s Day is coming up, just sayin’).

Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

And of course there’s going to be Nutella in a breakfast recipe round-up! Banana Nutella Bread Pudding to be exact. This beauty is from The Missing Lokness.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

If you’re craving for more bread, Three Olives Branch has these Blackberry Toasted Coconut Sweet Rolls. So good!

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

And this Buttery Apricot Scone Recipe from Saving Room for Dessert is also great for brunch or afternoon tea.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

 I have a treat for you pizza fans out there too. Who says you can’t have pizza for breakfast? Nobody. Ever. So here are two amazing recipes for you.

A Puff Pastry Breakfast Pizza from The Life Jolie that uses, you guessed it, frozen puff pastry so that makes it super easy to put together in the morning.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

If you prefer to make your own dough you can make this scrumptious Spinach and Egg Breakfast Pizza from Curry Trail.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

Feel like having a sandwich? You’re in luck! Kleinworth & Co. has Sausage Egg Bacon Cheese Breakfast Sliders that will knock your socks off. I mean, can you take your eyes off that stringy cheese? I bet you can’t!

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

Here’s another drool-worthy bread idea from Grumpy’s Honeybunch – Breakfast Bruschetta (bacon!).

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

The Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas: Muffins

Muffins are an acceptable breakfast item too IMO. Sure, one could argue that they are just cupcakes without the frosting but we deserve deliciousness in the morning, yes?

There are lots of choices. There’s rich and chocolatey, like these Double Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins from The Petite Cook.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

There’s light and lemony like my Lemon Ricotta Muffins.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

And there’s healthy and loaded with blueberries and oats like these Healthy Blueberry Oat Muffins over at She Loves Biscotti.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

The Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas: Blueberries

Speaking of blueberries, I didn’t realize they are such a popular breakfast berry. Just look at these recipes! I’ve got these soft, light and not overly sweet Blueberry Ricotta Bars.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

This Lemon Blueberry Bread from My Cooking Journey might just be the quickest bread you ever bake.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

And this Blueberry Maple Bread Pudding is a family favourite over at Simply Fresh Dinners (I’m sure it will become a favourite at your family table too!).

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

The Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas: Eggs

Unlike blueberries, it doesn’t surprise me at all that eggs are a breakfast staple (though I wonder whose idea was that!).

Scrambled, sunny side up, poached – we all have our favourites. The recipes below are exceptional and definitely worth waking up early for. Ready for some serious egg porn?

Just look at these Hot Buns (a.k.a. Baked Eggs in Buns) from My Kitchen Love. Lovely, eh?

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

And how about this Shakshouka Rancheros from Diversivore? How amazing does that look?

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

We also have eggs cooked inside other delicious things, like these Incredible Edible Egg & Potato Boats from Home and Plate.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

Want another egg boat? How about squash? This Breakfast Spaghetti Squash over at Salu-Salo looks amazing.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

You can also just use a normal boat, I mean bowl, if you like. I mean, I want to dive right into these Quinoa Egg Bowls from Trails to Table, wouldn’t you?

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

I’ve already mentioned how frozen puff pastry can be a life-saver come breakfast time. Delicious too! Just look at these Egg Chorizo Breakfast Cups from The Purple Ladle. Yum!

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

While The View from Great Island has these Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes that’s just lovely. You can’t stop looking at that egg, can you?

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

Craving for just Easy Eggs on Toast? Get inspired by Natural Girl Modern World and make yourself the best easy eggs on toast you’ve ever had!

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

The Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas: Savoury

So we’ve covered eggs. Now on to other savoury breakfast dishes! Here’s my recipe for Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash which is also a great way to clean out your fridge.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

Over at Karen’s Kitchen Stories, there’s this recipe for Chicken Chilaquiles which, she explains, are sort of like inside out enchiladas.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

Here’s another delicious chilaquiles recipe from Venturists – Chilaquiles with Black Beans and Eggs.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

The Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas: Healthy Options

We have healthier options too. A great way to start the day! Like granola. Here’s a Basic Granola Recipe you can fully customize.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

While here’s How to Make Homemade Greek Yogurt from a Side of Sweet!

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

Are you into chia? Here are two lovely recipes for you: a Raspberry Chia Pudding from Elephantastic Vegan.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

And a Whole30 Chia Seed Pudding from Lake Shore Lady.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

This Black Forest Overnight Oats from Happy Healthy Motivated is a great option for days when you want something rich, indulgent but still healthy!  

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

Want fruit instead? You’d love this Broiled Grapefruit with Maple Cream and Ginger from A Life Well Consumed.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

 And this Blood Orange and Pistachio on Yogurt from The Worktop is a dream!

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

The Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas: Drinks

Last but not least, we have breakfast you can sip, slurp and chug (okay maybe not chug…too early for chugging).

Fried Dandelions have this lovely Jasmine Green Tea Latte for you.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

While you can find this bright and vibrant Orange Carrot Persimmon Smoothie over at Natalie’s Food & Health.

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

Finally, start the day with this wonderful Vegan Strawberry Balsamic Smoothie Bowl from Parsnips and Pastries. 

Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

Phew. That was quite a collection! Hope you found something you’re raring to try.

And you know what? With Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day around the corner (they will be here sooner than you think), these are fantastic breakfast and brunch dishes to serve on those special days too.

Have a wonderful morning!

Did you make any of these recipes? Tell me about it in the comments section below. What’s your favourite thing to eat and drink for breakfast? I’d love to hear all about it.

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