Breakfast and Brunch

Create a delicious everyday breakfast or pull together an amazing brunch with top-rated recipes for pancakes and waffles, bacon and eggs, brunch casseroles, coffee cakes, muffins, quiche, and so much more.

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Classic Waffles

Rating: 4.54 stars
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A lovely, crispy waffle perfect for the morning.

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Rating: 4.56 stars
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This is a great recipe that I found in my Grandma's recipe book. Judging from the weathered look of this recipe card, this was a family favorite.

Fluffy French Toast

Rating: 4.64 stars
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This French toast recipe is different because it uses flour. I have given it to some friends and they've all liked it better than the French toast they usually make!

Eggs Benedict

Rating: 4.03 stars
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Hot buttered English muffins, Canadian-style bacon, and poached eggs are topped with a heavenly drizzle of hollandaise sauce. Wonderful for Easter, Mother's Day, or anytime you want to treat yourself to the best brunch in the world! Serve with roasted potatoes for mopping up the extra egg yolk and hollandaise. If you prefer, you can substitute ham for the Canadian bacon in this recipe.

Chef John's Quiche Lorraine

Rating: 4.83 stars
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In my opinion, a proper quiche should be rich, custardy, and luxurious--not some kind of dense, baked omelet. This has only enough eggs and yolks to hold things together, but that means you need to let it cool to just warm before serving, to fully enjoy the experience.

Our 20 Best Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Ideas

We look forward to waking up to these breakfasts year after year.
By Melanie Fincher

Bacon for the Family or a Crowd

Rating: 4.64 stars
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This is the way to get crisp bacon without having to constantly turn it, watch over it, or get burnt by splatters of grease. It 'fries' up flat and doesn't curl, which looks great beside a breakfast plate of eggs, and makes BLT sandwiches much easier. Very nice when feeding a family or crowd.

Chef John's Sticky Buns

Rating: 4.83 stars
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The first recipe I made for my family after my first semester of culinary school was sticky buns. Ever since then, they've had a special place in my heart. It's been my experience with baking that the harder a dough is to work with, the better it comes out and this is no exception--the contrast between this beautifully tender, airy dough and the sweet, crunchy, sticky topping is just otherworldly.

Cindy's Breakfast Casserole

Rating: 4.44 stars
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The best breakfast casserole I've ever made. I combine a few different recipes and this is my picky hubby's most favorite!

Panettone French Toast

Rating: 5 stars
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Christmas festivities left us with a ton of panettone and in need of some new ways to eat it. My grandpa requested French toast, so here is a new holiday twist on a delicious breakfast classic. Feel free to cut your panettone smaller before cooking if it is hard to manipulate. Serve warm with maple syrup, whipped cream, or any other topping.

Grandma's Gingerbread Pancakes

Rating: 4.17 stars
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My dear Grammie was making gingerbread one morning and my brother and I arrived, starving! She altered the recipe slightly, put it on the grill and the result is this delicious recipe. The smell of it cooking always takes me back to that morning--mmmm!
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Inspiration and Ideas

20 Christmas Breakfast Casseroles That You Can Make the Night Before
These breakfast casseroles allow you to do the prep work on Christmas Eve, leaving Christmas morning open for you to spend time with family.

Basic Crepes

Rating: 4.62 stars
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Here is a simple but delicious crepe batter which can be made in minutes. It's made from ingredients that everyone has on hand.