30+ Easy Breakfast Ideas

Keep things simple in the morning by making one of these easy breakfast ideas! This collection includes many tasty breakfast recipes that are either quick, require few ingredients, or are simple to prepare!

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Quick and Easy breakfast ideas

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day! Well, breakfast foods in general are. 😉

Whether you eat breakfast in the morning or have breakfast for dinner (AKA “brinner”), I’ve put together a list of my favorite easy breakfast recipes (that are quick too!)

More often than not, we don’t have time in the morning to make a fancy breakfast—especially on weekdays before school! Fortunately, many breakfast foods can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer to make a busy morning easier. See the individual recipes for more information.

Easy baked breakfast recipes - baked eggs up close

Easy Baked Breakfast

Breakfast bakes are hearty and easy to throw together. Many of them can be prepped the night before and put in the oven to bake in the morning. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole – A savory breakfast casserole made entirely in the crockpot with hash browns, sausage, eggs, cheese, and green onions.
  • Cinnamon Roll Cake – Great for a sweet breakfast treat, or brunch—this cake has sugary cinnamon swirls and a delicious sweet glaze.
  • Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole – Tater tots, eggs, bacon, sausage, and two types of cheese combined into a delicious casserole bake.
  • French Toast Bake – A delicious overnight casserole made from pieces of sourdough bread covered in an egg mixture, topped with cinnamon sugar, and baked to perfection!
  • Crescent Roll Sausage Bake – This ultra-easy recipe only requires 3 ingredients—crescent rolls, sausage, and cream cheese—and comes together in just 25 minutes!
  • Biscuit Egg Casserole – Biscuit dough, eggs, cheese, and sausage baked up into a savory and cheesy casserole.
  • Baked Eggs – These eggs can be the star of the show, or served on the side. Just mix eggs with cottage cheese, mozzarella, and cheddar and bake!

Easy Breakfast recipes {classics} - Buttermilk Waffles on a plate

easy Breakfast recipes {CLASSICS}

You can’t go wrong with an easy classic dish paired with a simple side.

  • Buttermilk Waffles – Light and fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside—everyone loves a good homemade waffle.
  • German Pancakes – These are a family favorite and are so easy to make.
  • Fluffy Pancakes – This foolproof recipe makes for the fluffiest pancakes you’ve ever seen!
  • Easy French Toast – Make perfect french toast every time using these tips and tricks.
  • Breakfast Tacos – Simple, delicious and great for any morning!
  • One Hour Cinnamon Rolls – They’re simple because they’re made in an hour! We love this version of cinnamon rolls because they’re quick and easy.
  • Breakfast Burritos – All your favorite breakfast ingredients wrapped up into a tortilla (we love eggs, bacon, hash browns and cheese)!
  • Biscuits and Gravy – Warm biscuits (store bought or homemade) straight out of the oven, smothered in a super easy homemade sausage gravy.
  • Easy Coffee Cake – Moist and delicious cake with a sugary streusel center. This recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Easy Breakfast Sides - Hash Browns on a plate


We all love the sides that come with some of the more classic breakfast recipes, and all of the recipes below are delicious AND simple!

  • Breakfast Potatoes – Cubed russet potatoes covered in olive oil and seasonings, baked to a crispy perfection.
  • Breakfast Eggs and Potatoes – These can be served as a main dish or served as a side with toast or pancakes!
  • Bacon in the Oven – The easiest way to make bacon is by doing one large batch in the oven! You’ll never want to do it any other way.
  • Scrambled Eggs – This particular recipe will serve 6-8 people, and makes perfectly scrambled eggs every time.
  • Breakfast Sausage – Using ground pork and an assortment of many different seasonings, you can make sausage patties at home that are a million times better than the stuff you find at the store!
  • Chorizo and Eggs – We love to serve our chorizo with tortillas or as a side to breakfast tacos or breakfast burros.
  • Easy Fruit Salad – A colorful combination of grapes, berries, pineapple, and kiwis, sweetened with fruit juices and a hint of brown sugar.
  • Homemade Hash Browns – Just three ingredients—potatoes, butter and seasonings—to make nice and crispy homemade hash browns.

Easy on the go breakfast - Two blueberry muffins

Easy on the go breakfast

These easy breakfast ideas are great to have on hand so you can just grab and go on a busy morning.

  • Homemade Pop Tarts – It’s easier than you think to make these tasty pastries, and you can customize them with your favorite fillings and glazes.
  • Toad in the Hole – It’s toast with an egg cooked in the middle. It’s easy, delish and great to take on the road!
  • Blueberry Muffins – Perfectly soft muffins filled with blueberries and topped with coarse sugar for an easy breakfast on the go.
  • Apple Cinnamon Muffins – These muffins contain chunks of freshly chopped apple and have a cinnamon sugar topping that is undeniably delicious.
  • Healthy Egg Muffins – These egg muffins with veggies, cheese, and meat can be made ahead and enjoyed hot or cold.
  • Best Green Smoothie – For a super quick breakfast, package the frozen ingredients in individual bags ahead of time. Then in the morning you can just throw everything in the blender, pour into a cup, and be on your way!
  • Breakfast Sandwich – Sausage, bacon, egg, and cheese all sandwiched between an English muffin.
  • Chocolate Muffins – Soft, moist chocolate muffins filled with chocolate chips.
  • Breakfast Egg Cups – We love these because you make them and freeze or put them in the fridge to heat up and take on the run at any time.


Kristi Ritchey

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