25 Breakfast in Bed Recipes

Treat yourself or someone special to breakfast on a tray

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

The Spruce / Leah Maroney

What could be cozier than breakfast in bed? Start the day right with our collection of the best, most elegant breakfast in bed recipes, and celebrate special occasions and holidays with the ones you love most. You don't have to get up early—or get out of your pajamas—to make these delicious breakfast dishes you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, without none of the hassles of getting dressed and going out.

  • 01 of 25

    Croque Madame

    Croque Madame

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    Enjoy a French bistro-style breakfast in the comfort of your jammies with our classic croque madame recipe. It's a breakfast version of the ham and cheese sandwich, made more substantial with the addition of a scoop of creamy bechamel sauce and a gently fried egg.

  • 02 of 25

    Eggs Benedict

    Classic Eggs Benedict

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    Eggs benedict is the ultimate indulgent breakfast dish, and we've got a foolproof recipe. Pile lightly poached eggs onto toasted English muffins with thin-sliced ham and hollandaise sauce to make this late-morning favorite. The recipe serves four, but you can easily halve quantities for a romantic breakfast for two.

  • 03 of 25

    Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

    Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
    Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

     The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Adding ricotta cheese to the batter makes these gorgeous pancakes so moist and fluffy. Blueberries and lemon add a wonderful sweet-tart flavor. Serve these stacks topped with a lemon icing drizzle for an elegant breakfast that looks as fantastic as it tastes.

  • 04 of 25

    Banana Crepes With Brown Sugar Rum Sauce

    Banana Crepes with Rum Sauce

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Fill delicate cinnamon and vanilla-infused crepes with bananas and cinnamon-sugar, and smother in a thick rum sauce for an indulgent breakfast that's the perfect way to treat the one you adore on Valentine's Day.

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  • 05 of 25

    Scrambled Egg Croissants

    Scrambled egg croissant recipe

    ​The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    Pile fluffy, perfectly scrambled eggs with fresh snipped chives on top of oven-warmed store-bought croissants for a breakfast dish that's delicious to enjoy, and elegant in its simplicity.

  • 06 of 25

    Oat Flour Pancakes

    Oat Flour Pancakes

     Leah Maroney

    Naturally gluten-free, oat flour pancakes are light and fluffy without using wheat flour. You can make oat flour at home by pulsing rolled oats in a food processor. These pancakes are especially good topped with a homemade strawberry sauce.

  • 07 of 25

    Breakfast Grilled Cheese With Scrambled Eggs and Arugula Pesto

    Breakfast Grilled Cheese With Scrambled Eggs and Arugula Pesto
    Breakfast Grilled Cheese With Scrambled Eggs and Arugula Pesto.

     Grilled Cheese Social

    Sink your teeth into this savory grilled cheese breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs and tangy goat cheese, dressed up with a divine arugula-walnut pesto. Add some bacon or ham if you like, for an indulgent diner-style morning meal.

  • 08 of 25

    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

    Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni 

    Fill your home with the bright aroma of lemon poppy seed muffins. This easy recipe bakes flavorful jumbo muffins that look and taste like they came out of a bakery or coffee shop. Add the sweet lemon drizzle, and serve them with coffee or fresh-squeezed juice, and your morning is complete.

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  • 09 of 25

    Cream Cheese Pancakes

    cream cheese pancakes

    Leah Maroney

    If the deserving person is gluten-free or on a low-carb diet, these pancakes are a delicious choice for breakfast in bed. Cream cheese, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract are blended to create a batter. The pancakes are nice and delicate and come out more like crepes. Dust with powdered sugar and top with berries.

  • 10 of 25

    Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

    Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Moist strawberry muffins with a crumbly streusel topping are a sweet breakfast treat for Mother's Day or Valentine's Day breakfast trays. The batter includes sour cream, which adds a tangy flavor that highlights the sweetness of the fruit.

  • 11 of 25

    Banana Pancakes

    Banana Pancakes Recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni 

    From the outside, these banana pancakes look perfectly normal, but they are special. First, the batter includes sour cream and cottage cheese for a little extra protein. When cooking the pancakes, you'll add one flour-covered banana slice in the center of each for a fun little treat.

  • 12 of 25

    Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Cà Phê Sữa Dá)

    Vietnamese Iced Coffee
    Vietnamese Coffee.

     Pete Scherer

    An uplighting combination of coffee and sweetened condensed milk, Vietnamese iced coffee is more than your average cup of joe. It's perfectly sweet with a jolt of caffeine, a great way to start the day.

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  • 13 of 25

    Chicken Omelet

    Chicken Omelette

    Leah Maroney

    Chicken adds a meaty component to an omelet without the high fat of pork products such as bacon, sausage, and ham so you can get out of bed with a light step when you finish your meal. Paired with a salad, this chicken omelet makes a good option for dinner-and-a-movie night, too.

  • 14 of 25

    Avocado and Soft Boiled Egg Toast

    Avocado and Egg Toast

    Grilled Cheese Social

    Creamy, crunchy avocado toast is a trendy breakfast and brunch favorite food. Make it for your breakfast tray with this must-have recipe, and top toasted sourdough with mashed avocado, a warm runny egg, and a drizzle of sriracha-mayo. Garnish with radish slices and scallion curls (then take a photo for Instagram!)

  • 15 of 25

    Red Velvet Waffles

    red velvet waffles

     Leah Maroney

    Red velvet waffles make a colorful addition to your morning meal. They have all of the flavors of the famous cake, with chocolate in the batter and a vanilla cream cheese drizzle. Red velvet cake fans will love this unique waffle.

  • 16 of 25

    Smoked Salmon Pie

    Smoked Salmon Pie

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    Serve this savory, cheesy, quiche-style breakfast or brunch pie on Mother's Day, and other special occasions. Smoked salmon, eggs, leeks, Swiss cheese, and fresh dill combine in the tasty filling that bakes in a simple, homemade pastry crust.

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  • 17 of 25

    Flamenco Eggs

    Flamenco Eggs

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    Flamenco eggs (huevos a la flamenca) are a traditional, oven-baked Spanish breakfast dish featuring eggs, sausage, vegetables, tomato sauce, and breadcrumbs. It packs a ton of savory flavor, and makes a colorful statement on the plate.

  • 18 of 25

    Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumb Topping

    Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumb Topping

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Serve up dessert for breakfast with this moist, vanilla-scented coffee cake with an irresistible brown sugar cinnamon crumble topping. Feel free to add some chopped walnuts or pecans to the topping, if you crave extra crunch.

  • 19 of 25

    Chocolate Waffles

    Chocolate Waffles

    Kristina Vanni 

    Anyone would be happy to stay in bed all day if they were served these tender chocolate waffles. With melted chocolate in the batter, the dish is especially good topped with strawberries or raspberries.

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    Nutella French Toast

    Nutella French Toast

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    French toast is fabulous, but it becomes even better when you add Nutella! French toast sandwiches filled with the beloved chocolate-hazelnut spread are a delicious breakfast surprise for Father's Day or holiday mornings.

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  • 21 of 25

    Ultimate Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Frosting

    Ultimate Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Frosting

    The Spruce

    Build excitement for breakfast in bed with the heavenly aroma of cinnamon rolls baking in your oven. Make the dough the night before and bake the rolls in the morning for a special breakfast treat. The easy homemade vanilla glaze is the perfect finishing touch!

  • 22 of 25

    Crepes Suzette

    Crepes Suzette recipe

    The Spruce 

    Treat someone special to an indulgent breakfast in bed, with this fancy recipe for restaurant-style crepes Suzette. Fill lacy, orange-scented crepes with ice cream and fresh fruit, then drizzle with a flambéed orange syrup made with citrusy Grand Marnier liqueur. Making them is a show in itself!

  • 23 of 25

    Stuffed French Toast Bake

    Stuffed French Toast Bake

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    Make this scrumptious stuffed French toast casserole the night before for easy baking in the morning. Layer thick slices of French brioche bread with cream cheese, fruit preserves, and dried fruit, then smother in an eggy mixture flavored with cinnamon and brown sugar.

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    Sweet Berry Scones

    Sweet Berry Scones

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Frozen mixed berries are the secret to these super-fruity scones with a zesty sugared glaze. It's easy to bake up a batch of these scones and make breakfast a sweet treat in about 30 minutes. Allow some time for cooling, then drizzle scones with icing.

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    Gluten-Free Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberry Compote

    Gluten-Free Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberry Compote

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Fluffy, fiber-rich buckwheat and buttermilk waffles get the royal treatment in this indulgent breakfast recipe. Top pancakes with a delicious strawberry-cherry compote, and finish with a sweet yogurt glaze for delicious flair.