Breakfast & Brunch Recipes

Start your day off with these breakfast recipes for omelettes, pancakes, eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, hot cereal, and breakfast bars. And don't miss our tempting selection of sweet breakfast favorites: cinnamon rolls, muffins, and quick breakfast recipes, like smoothies and make-ahead breakfast casseroles.

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20 Easy Breakfast Casseroles Ideal for Brunch and Beyond

Whether you're prepping brunch for a group or cooking ahead for breakfasts for the work week, it's time to make friends with these large-format starts to the day.
By Frances Kim

Baked Stuffed French Toast

Rating: 3 stars 208
Both sweet and savory, this make-ahead brunch entree is stuffed with ham and Gruyere cheese and served with maple syrup. This family-friendly dish goes well with a green salad.

Easy Waffles

Rating: 3.5 stars 294
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.

Easy Basic Pancakes

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Homemade pancakes are a treat, but they are surprisingly simple to whip up. Our easy pancake recipe uses ingredients you likely have on hand, like all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, butter, and egg. Start with our basic recipe, or try one of our variations using buttermilk or yogurt. Either way, you'll have a fluffy stack ready to eat in less than half an hour. Tip: Be sure to preheat the oven to keep the pancakes warm while you cook the rest—it makes all the difference.

How to Make an Omelet, the Breakfast Classic

Our test kitchen's secrets to getting this diner favorite just right—in three swift steps.
By Claire Sullivan

Our Best Breakfast Quick Breads, Muffins, Scones, and Pastries to Help You Start Your Day Deliciously

Get an excellent start every day of the week with these delicious takes on classic breakfast baked goods. As sure as the sun rises in the east, these quick breads, muffins, pastries, scones, and sweet yeast breads will make any morning meal special.
By Jenny Comita

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Make perfect hard-boiled eggs every time with our simple two-step recipe that cooks up to a dozen eggs at once. All you need are eggs, a pan large enough to hold them, and water to cover. Follow our tips for peeling hard-boiled eggs, and then enjoy as a protein-packed snack, or in deviled eggs and egg salad.

Simple Crepes

Rating: 3.5 stars 825
Crepes are easier to make than you think. In fact, we believe they're easier than pancakes. They're also more versatile and can be dressed up with sweet or savory toppings and any number of flavorful fillings. The batter for our simple crepe recipe—which is thinner than pancake batter because it doesn't contain leavener (that's why crepes are thin, flat, and delicate!)—comes together in the blender. You don't need a special crepe pan to cook them, either. Simply use a nonstick skillet.

Apple-Pie Cake

Rating: 3 stars 1582
This hybrid dessert is an irresistible cross between apple pie and a fruit crisp. It's easy to make—all you need are six ingredients and you probably already have most of them on hand: butter, light-brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Most importantly, you'll need five pounds of tart apples such as Granny Smiths. The apples are sliced and layered with a crumb mixture similar to that used for a fruit crisp. We suggest using a springform pan to accommodate the tall layers.

The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.5 stars 3221
It's the best because it's Martha's go-to banana bread recipe. She included the recipe in her first book, Entertaining, and has been making it ever since. The batter for this easy-to-make favorite is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super-moist texture. Be sure to use very ripe (but not bruised) bananas, and add chopped walnuts or pecans—Martha always uses pecans. She says your family will "go bananas" for this old-fashioned quick bread.
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Classic French Toast

Rating: 3.5 stars 634
Crispy on the outside and custardy inside, French toast makes a delicious breakfast or brunch. It's a simple dish made with basic ingredients: milk or cream, eggs, butter, and bread. When Martha makes our classic French toast recipe, she uses rich breads like brioche or challah that make it extra pillowy, but any white bread will do. Just be sure the bread is slightly stale (a day or two old), since fresh bread won't soak up the custard.

Cranberry Bread

Rating: 3 stars 800
For a fall breakfast, afternoon tea, or an anytime snack, this cranberry bread can’t be beat. It's an easy quick bread that's studded with fruit and has just the right balance of sweet and tart thanks to the fresh cranberries and brown sugar.
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Inspiration and Ideas

25 Breakfast-for-Dinner Recipes That Are Fun to Eat Morning and Night
Eating breakfast at night has a slightly rebellious feel, which is why it's so much fun. It's also a delicious way to get dinner on the table fast. But our breakfast-for-dinner recipes offer much more than the chance to scramble some eggs and call them supper. Yes, eggs feature prominently in this collection of quick dinner ideas, but they're scrambled, fried, turned into vegetable-packed frittatas, rolled omelets, and more. Beyond egg dishes, we're also sharing breakfast and brunch-inspired favorites like chicken and waffles, breakfast burritos, shrimp and grits, and savory pancakes. Are you hungry yet? When you need an easy meal that's never boring, turn to these breakfast-for-dinner recipes for a simple and satisfying way to feed your family.
16 Easy Scone Recipes You'll Love for Afternoon Tea or Breakfast
Easy to make and enjoy, scones are a simple type of quick bread that's similar to a biscuit. We're sharing our best scone recipes.
Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

You can make this no-knead herbed garlic bread a day in advance, but the pillowy loaves are even better warm from the oven. For an illustrated how-to on the process, see our step-by-step photos.