10 Best Breakfast Recipes

The Top Ten

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; on this all experts agree. And it's never more important than during the school year. Children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom. These recipes will help your family feel stronger and keep their energy level up. The best foods to serve at breakfast time include whole grains like oatmeal, protein-rich foods like egg and dairy products, and nutrient dense foods like fruits and other produce.

  • 01 of 10

    Quick Coffeecake

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    I love this coffeecake; it really lives up to its name! It's quick to make and delicious. The original recipe contained chopped nuts in the streusel; I substituted quick cooking oatmeal for the nuts and have made it that way ever since. It's tender, slightly sweet, with a rich and crumbly topping.

  • 02 of 10

    Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs

    Light, Fluffy and Buttery Scrambled Eggs on Toast
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    There's something about just throwing a pan in the oven and waiting a few minutes to eat a hearty and filling breakfast that is very appealing. For me, not having to look at raw eggs in the morning is a huge plus. And this recipe is wonderful; creamy and rich.

  • 03 of 10

    Cranberry Orange Bread

    cranberry orange bread
    Leah Maroney

    Here's another wonderful way to eat breakfast on the run. This hearty and flavorful loaf is studded with tart cranberries and zesty orange!

  • 04 of 10

    Blueberry Muffins

    Blueberry Muffins
    Leah Maroney

    Blueberry Muffins are just about the perfect breakfast food. This recipe makes big, tender muffins just bursting with fruit. Yum.

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  • 05 of 10

    Cheesy Pasta Frittata

    Frittata in Italian on a wooden table. Top view. Close
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    Frittatas are simply sturdy omelets that are easier to make. You can add anything you'd like to your frittatas: cooked chopped meat, fresh vegetables, your favorite cheese. And refrigerate leftovers; they'll heat up beautifully in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds per serving.

  • 06 of 10

    Banana Bread Recipes

    Banana bread


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    This excellent quick bread recipe is perfect to grab for a bite as you're running out the door. The recipe is slightly unusual as there is very little liquid, which makes the bread tender and moist.

  • 07 of 10

    Waffle Quiches

    Baked waffle
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    Make a quiche using waffles as the base! This fabulous, inventive recipe has the most wonderful flavor.

  • 08 of 10

    Crunchy Salmon Sandwich Spread

    two sandwiches with cereals bread and smoked salmon with herbs,
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    Who says you can't have sandwiches for breakfast? If cold pizza is an option, i think that a cold sandwich is even better. This healthy sandwich is full of protein for a great start to your day.

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  • 09 of 10

    Swiss Eggs Recipes

    Egg casserole


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    This wonderful recipe was my breakfast of choice when I was growing up. It's easy to make, hearty, and everyone likes it; even kids!

  • 10 of 10

    BLT Wrap Sandwiches Recipes

    BLT Wrap Sandwich
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    And finally, this excellent wrap sandwich is full of color, texture, and flavor, and is a great choice for breakfast any day.