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Stretch those stomachs and start the day of family and food with a tasty breakfast using any of these delicious Thanksgiving breakfast ideas! From sweet to savory, we have you covered.

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Collage of breakfast ideas for Thanksgiving.

Why We Love Turkey Day Breakfast!

Thanksgiving Day, more than any other holiday, is known for a big dinner with a lot of delicious foods.

This means people all across the US are in the kitchen early getting the turkey in the oven and then they often don’t leave the kitchen as they prepare sides and desserts. The last thing they want to hear is “What’s for breakfast?” 

Why you shouldn’t skip breakfast:

  • Munchies. Depending on dinner time, you may want a light Brunch Recipes for those hungry already.
  • Overindulging. Skipping breakfast can cause you to become extra hungry resulting in overeating at dinner. 
  • Plenty of energy. Many participate in a turkey trot or football game so giving your body good fuel in the morning will give you energy!
Tasty french toast bake topped with fresh berries.

Tips for Feeding a Crowd

Many of these Thanksgiving breakfast ideas are perfect for feeding crowds. The following may help you figure out how much to provide:

  • Quiche – 1 slice per person
  • Bakes/Casseroles – 1-2 pieces that are 3-inch squares
  • Pancakes – 2-3 per person
  • Waffles – 2 per person
  • French Toast – 2 slices per person
  • Bacon or Sausage – 3-4 pieces per person
  • Eggs – 2 per person no matter how they are made
  • Coffee Cake or pastry – 1½ slices or pieces per person
Pumpkin French Toast bake slice on white plate.

Breakfast Tips 

Many of these Thanksgiving breakfast recipes can be made ahead of time.

  • Plan ahead. When making your Thanksgiving dinner menu, include your breakfast plans and add the ingredients to your shopping list.
  • Make it simple. Choose recipes that you can prep ahead of time, bake, or that are easy to whip up on Thanksgiving morning.
  • Make ahead of time. Breakfast Casseroles and sweet breakfast bakes can often be made ahead of time. Pop it in the oven to warm it up that morning.
  • Muffins and Quick Bread can be made ahead of time and served with a side of protein like bacon, eggs, a bowl of fruit, and juices.
    • Many of these breakfast “breads” can be made days before, frozen, then warmed on that morning.

Best Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

Pour a cup of warm Apple Cider and enjoy any of these fan-favorite breakfast recipes! Any of these recipes would be perfect for starting your Thanksgiving celebrations.

1 French Toast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast French Toast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 5 hours

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5 from 3307 votes
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2 Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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4.98 from 710 votes
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3 German Pancakes

Breakfast German Pancakes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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4.98 from 161 votes
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4 Coffee Cake Recipe

Breakfast Coffee Cake Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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4.99 from 2520 votes
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5 Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Breakfast Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe
Total Time: 12 minutes

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5 from 35 votes
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6 French Toast Sticks

Breakfast French Toast Sticks
Total Time: 25 minutes

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4.93 from 42 votes
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7 Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

Breakfast Biscuits and Gravy Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 30 votes
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8 Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 22 minutes

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5 from 510 votes
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9 Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Breakfast, Main Course Bacon and Cheese Quiche
Total Time: 1 hour

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5 from 642 votes
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10 Pumpkin French Toast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Pumpkin French Toast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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5 from 21 votes
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Make Ahead Thanksgiving Breakfast

Keep it easy with any of these dishes that can be prepped ahead for a smooth morning, leaving plenty of time for the main event!

11 Strata Recipe

Breakfast Strata Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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12 Texas Toast French Toast

Breakfast Texas Toast French Toast
Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes
5 from 37 votes
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13 Ham and Cheese Quiche Recipe

Breakfast, Main Course Ham and Cheese Quiche Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

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5 from 28 votes
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14 Creme Brulee French Toast Recipe

Breakfast Creme Brulee French Toast Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.97 from 30 votes
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15 Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

Breakfast Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
Total Time: 6 hours 50 minutes

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4.99 from 254 votes
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16 Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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5 from 102 votes
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17 Crockpot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Crockpot Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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18 Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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19 Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Breakfast Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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4.97 from 139 votes
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20 French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese

Breakfast French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese
Total Time: 5 hours

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5 from 67 votes
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More Breakfast Ideas For Thanksgiving

Any of these dishes could be great for the day after Thanksgiving – when you’ve eaten your fill of Thanksgiving food, and want something refreshing and different for the morning.

21 Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Dessert, Snack Yogurt Parfait Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes

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5 from 24 votes
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22 Buttermilk Waffles Recipe

Breakfast Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 383 votes
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23 Pancake Recipe

Breakfast Pancake Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 284 votes
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24 Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 18 votes
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25 Frittata Recipe

Main Course Frittata Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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26 Breakfast Tacos Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Tacos Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 10 votes
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27 Breakfast Ring Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Ring Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 14 votes
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28 Bisquick Waffle Recipe

Breakfast Bisquick Waffle Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 7 votes
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29 Chorizo and Eggs

Breakfast Chorizo and Eggs
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 54 votes
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30 Omelette Recipe

Breakfast Omelette Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 3 votes
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31 Swedish Pancakes Recipe

Breakfast Swedish Pancakes Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 180 votes
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32 Easy Crepe Recipe

Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course Easy Crepe Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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33 Easy French Toast Recipe

Breakfast Easy French Toast Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 16 votes
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34 Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Start Your Day Right!

Not only are these delicious Thanksgiving breakfast ideas, all crowd-pleasers, but they’re quick and easy too! Nothing will start your holiday better than a wonderful breakfast that comes together with such little effort.

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3 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    I tried the german pancakes recipe and they really were fun to watch bake.

  2. Olivia says:

    Such a special way to start your thanksgiving day! The selection is amazing and can hardly wait to try them. Thank you!

  3. Joy says:

    Now, this is a great list to start your Thanksgiving morning!! We make a lot of your pancake recipes & your quiches are so yummy!!