The Best Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes

Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas and Recipes

Thanksgiving breakfast food should be festive, but not a lot of fuss. After all, you want to save the big effort for Thanksgiving dinner. All of thI'ese recipes are easy, and most can be made a day or even weeks in advance (many can be frozen). That means more time spent with the family watching the parade, snuggling by the fire or getting a head start on dinner.

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    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
    Leah Maroney

    It's easy to see why pumpkin and cream cheese are such good friends when you taste these muffins. They're sweet and rich, almost like a pumpkin cheesecake. These muffins are the perfect Thanksgiving breakfast to munch on while watching the parade.

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    overnight french toast casserole
    Diana Rattray

    If you're looking for a special Thanksgiving breakfast recipe you can just pop in the oven in the morning, this overnight French toast casserole is it. You put together the casserole the day or night before, pop it in the fridge overnight, and bake it in the morning. Then you can enjoy the warm smells of the casserole baking as you watch the parade and get ready for Thanksgiving dinner.

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    Strawberry smoothie
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    This refreshing smoothie can serve as a great breakfast drink or even a light breakfast in and of itself on Thanksgiving morning. This smoothie goes well with scones and muffins, and the cranberry juice in the recipe even brings a little traditional flavor to this healthy breakfast drink.
  • 04 of 10
    Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
    Leah Maroney

    When I'm hosting out-of-town relatives for Thanksgiving, I like to make a casserole for breakfast. I can either make it the night before or on Thanksgiving day. Browse this list of breakfast casserole ideas - you're sure to fine one you'll enjoy, from Spicy Chorizo Sweet Potato Casseroles (pictured) to a classic Bacon Egg and Cheese Casserole.

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  • 05 of 10
    Pumpkin Spice Scones
    Leah Maroney

    I can't think of a better way to start Thanksgiving day than with these sweet and buttery pumpkin scones. The flavor of these scones rivals that of any scones you would buy in a bakery or coffee shop.

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    Blueberry and peanut butter waffle sandwich
    Leah Maroney

    This isn't a make-ahead recipe, but it is perfect for Thanksgiving breakfast, because it's quick, easy and, most of all, a real treat. Peanut butter is smeared over toasted waffles and topped with fresh blueberries, raspberries or strawberries. Who wouldn't love this recipe?

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    Savory Breakfast casserole
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    This is another make-ahead recipe that works great for Thanksgiving morning. If you're serving vegetarians, feel free to use sauteed mushrooms instead of the corned beef. Day-old bread works best for this breakfast strata.

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    Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake
    Diana Rattray

    Although you can't make this recipe in advance, it is ideal for holidays and special occasions. It looks impressive, and really, all you have to do is pour the mix into a baking dish, no flipping needed!

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  • 09 of 10
    Quiche Lorraine
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    Quiche is perfect for holidays, because it tastes best when it is made in advance. You could make this recipe the day before Thanksgiving, or make it weeks in advance and freeze it. The combination of bacon and cheese is a winning one.

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    Spiced Pumpkin Fritters
    Diana Rattray

    These spiced pumpkin fritters taste like fall in every bite. The recipe comes together easily, and fry in batches of 5 to 6 for just a few minutes.