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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22 Breakfast Casseroles Ideal for Brunch and Beyond

Casseroles are a hit for a reason—they require little prep, are perfect for a crowd, and taste absolutely delicious. But when we think about this large-format dish, our minds typically go straight to dinner. Think again: If you're hosting brunch, attending a morning potluck party, or preparing breakfast now for the work week ahead, consider making one of our breakfast casserole recipes, which include stratas, spoon bread, baked French toast, and more. Whether you're team sweet or savory, there's something here for everyone to start their day off strong.
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

Rating: 3.5 stars 4791
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

Rating: 3 stars 4885
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.

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.

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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Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 1499
The key to light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes from scratch? Don't overmix the batter—it should have small to medium lumps.

Quick Basic Pizza Dough

Rating: 3.5 stars 1896
This homemade pizza crust comes together quickly—give the dough time to rise and a couple of kneads, and it's done! Use it as a base for your favorite pie and have an at-home pizza night.
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Inspiration and Ideas

20 Quiche Recipes to Serve for Breakfast or Brunch
From vegetarian iterations to meaty mix-ins such as bacon or sausage, these recipes are sure to start your morning off on a flavorful note.
14 Breakfast Recipes That Will Change Your Life—or Your Morning Routine
We're big believers in transforming your life through little changes. Why not start by tackling the most important meal of the day? Shake up your morning routine with these fun breakfast ideas, from smoothie parfaits to breakfast pudding, taquitos to cinnamon bun bites, and all kinds of creative and delicious toast toppers!
Old-Fashioned Pancakes
Rating: 4 stars 121

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).