Quick & Easy Breakfast Recipes

Our quick and easy breakfast recipes incorporate super foods and nutritious ingredients like oats and quinoa into breakfast bars, warm cereal, breakfast cookies, and smoothies. Also try our make-ahead breakfast recipes, such as burritos and sandwiches, breakfast casseroles, coffee cakes, and muffins

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Easy Basic Pancakes

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Nothing says "weekend" like homemade pancakes for breakfast. Our easy recipe will help you whip them up in less than 30 minutes. Making pancake batter from scratch is so simple that you'll wonder why you never did it before!

Easy Waffles

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Consider this your new, go-to waffle recipe when you want to start your day off on a sweet note. No fussy steps or unexpected ingredients are required here, which means you can whip these up whenever your cravings hit.

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Get a perfect hard-boiled egg every time with these simple tips. With hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator, you always have the components of a satisfying meal.

The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.61 stars
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The batter for this easy-to-make banana bread is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. In order to avoid this quick bread becoming tough and chewy, don't overmix the batter.

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

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The key to light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes from scratch? Don't overmix the batter—it should have small to medium lumps.

Martha's Soft-Boiled Eggs

Rating: 3.54 stars
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Despite its name, the boiled egg shouldn't be boiled throughout the cooking process—a method that yields a rubbery result—but rather brought to a boil and then immediately removed from heat. Serve with buttered toast.

Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Rating: 3.75 stars
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This is the most basic recipe for a slightly thick pancake. It's just as easy to make a quick homemade batter as it is to open a box mix, which needs ingredients added to it anyway. And using organic ingredients seems to give the pancakes a cleaner and truer flavor.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Banana-Oat Smoothie

Rating: 3.77 stars
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Get a healthy start with lean protein from milk and yogurt, plus fiber from oats and banana.

Classic Dutch Baby

Rating: 3.69 stars
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The next time your crew craves pancakes, serve something new and exciting: a Dutch baby. This baked pancake requires whirring a few basic ingredients in a blender, pouring the batter into a piping-hot skillet, and baking for 20 minutes (no need to flip). After it poofs up into a show-worthy display, serve with fresh fruit, whipped cream, and warm maple syrup.
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Soaked Chia Seeds

This make-ahead mix lets you power up with omega-3s, fiber, and protein. You've no doubt heard all the buzz about nutrient-packed chia seeds. Well, here's a super-easy way to include them in your daily routine.

Mashed-Avocado and Egg Toast

Like a cross between avocado toast and egg salad, this delicious mash-up is served on whole-grain toast and finished with delicate fresh chives. Plus, there's no mayo here—creamy avocado provides plenty of richness.

Olive Oil-Fried Eggs

Start your day off right by frying eggs in a shallow pool of olive oil -- tilt the pan and spoon the hot oil over the tops to give the whites crispy edges and a souffled texture. Enjoy with toast or in our Breakfast Bowl with Yogurt and Vegetables.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Creamy Deviled Eggs

Rating: Unrated
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Deviled eggs are a classic and one of Martha Stewart's favorite hors d'oeuvres. Deviled eggs are crowd-pleasing party snack that are the perfect way to start a casual evening. Make this creamy deviled egg recipe and get your party started in 30 minutes or less!

Savory Oatmeal and Soft-Cooked Egg

Rating: Unrated
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Try a savory approach to your morning oatmeal with the addition of a soft-cooked egg and shredded cheddar cheese.

Easy Blender Orange Juice

No fancy juicer or citrus press necessary for this refreshing whole-fruit juice! While you can certainly use all oranges, we like adding tangerines and grapefruits to the mix, too.