Best Breakfast Ideas

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Best Breakfast Ideas- a collection of the BEST breakfast recipes! Start your day off right with delicious options like pancakes, French toast, quiche, baked oatmeal, and much, much more!

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Start the Day with a Good Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you are looking for the BEST breakfast ideas, you’ve come to the right place.

This collection of 90 breakfast ideas includes the VERY best breakfast recipes. With sweet, savory, healthy, decadent, and make-ahead options, we have something for everyone.

We’ve included the classics like pancakes, waffles, French toast, biscuits and gravy, and oatmeal, but we also have some creative breakfast ideas like breakfast cookies and breakfast nachos, that I know you will want to try.

Mornings are often busy and rushed, but I know these recipes will get you off on the right start. You might even wake up before your alarm because you are so excited about breakfast. Yeah, these recipes are that good:)

Smoothies

Strawberry Banana Smoothie
5 minutes
An easy, healthy smoothie that’s made with only a few ingredients. It's perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert!
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Detox Smoothie
5 minutes
This simple green detox smoothie is made with banana, pineapple, apple, spinach, and coconut water. It's the perfect healthy smoothie for when your body needs a reset!
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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
5 minutes
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie-this creamy and dreamy smoothie is easy to make and perfect for any time of the day! The peanut butter and banana combo is perfection!
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Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl
10 minutes
This healthy smoothie bowl is great for breakfast, as a snack, or even dessert! Customize your bowl by adding your favorite toppings!
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Secret Ingredient Smoothie
5 minutes
You will never know this smoothie is packed with healthy ingredients because it is SO delicious! It is a favorite at our house, even the kids love it! 
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Egg Casseroles, Frittatas & Quiche

Bacon, Potato, and Egg Casserole
1 hour 5 minutes
This easy breakfast casserole is packed with bacon, potatoes, and cheese! It can be prepared ahead of time and is a real crowd pleaser!
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Spinach Mushroom Breakfast Casserole
55 minutes
Spinach Mushroom Breakfast Casserole-this easy vegetarian egg casserole with spinach, mushrooms, and goat cheese is the perfect breakfast or brunch and always a crowd pleaser!
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Caprese Breakfast Casserole
1 hour 15 minutes
This easy breakfast casserole made with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and basil Is perfect for Christmas brunch or any morning. 
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Sausage, Cheese, and Potato Egg Casserole
1 hour
This easy breakfast casserole can be made in advance and is a crowd pleaser. It is perfect for holidays or get togethers.
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Vegetable Frittata
35 minutes
This Vegetable Frittata is made with eggs, a variety of fresh vegetables, and cheese. This frittata recipe is very versatile and makes a great quick and easy meal. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner.
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Sweet Potato, Kale, and Goat Cheese Frittata
30 minutes
This easy one skillet frittata is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is a staple at our house during the fall months.
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Spinach Quiche
1 hour 35 minutes
This classic Spinach Quiche has a buttery, flaky crust, a generous amount of spinach, onion, garlic, rich custard egg filling, and lots of melty Gruyère cheese. It is easy to make and the perfect quiche to serve for breakfast or brunch.
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Baked Oatmeal & Overnight Oats

Baked Oatmeal
30 minutes
Easy baked oatmeal is a breakfast favorite and a healthy way to start any day! Make in advance and reheat all week!
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Blueberry Maple Baked Oatmeal
45 minutes
Baked Oatmeal sweetened with pure maple syrup and juicy blueberries! You will love this healthy, filling oatmeal recipe! Make a pan and reheat all week!
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Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
40 minutes
Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal brings two classic flavors together in a hearty and healthy breakfast to keep your family full and energized all day!
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Baked Peach Almond Oatmeal
50 minutes
Baked Peach Almond Oatmeal is a great morning treat. Make a big pan to feed a crowd or to reheat during the week for an easy healthy breakfast!
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Chocolate Zucchini Baked Oatmeal
45 minutes
Easy baked oatmeal that tastes just like my famous Chocolate Zucchini Bread! Make a pan and reheat all week. Enjoy for breakfast or dessert!
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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
50 minutes
This easy baked oatmeal recipe is healthy enough for breakfast and tasty enough for dessert! Drizzle with cream cheese maple glaze and you will think you are eating a piece of carrot cake. It's SO good!
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Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Cups
35 minutes
These easy baked banana blueberry oatmeal cups make a great breakfast on the go! You can store them in the fridge or freezer, reheat and eat!
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Easy Overnight Oats
5 minutes
Learn how to make Overnight Oats, a great make-ahead breakfast that is healthy, satisfying, and delicious! Plus, this easy overnight oats recipe is very customizable.
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Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes
25 minutes
This is the BEST Buttermilk Pancake recipe. The pancakes are light, fluffy, and melt in your mouth. Serve warm with butter and maple syrup and you will be in pancake heaven!
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Easy Blender Pancakes
20 minutes
Easy Blender PancakesDitch the store bought pancake mix and go homemade with these SUPER easy, delicious, and healthy flourless pancakes! All of the ingredients go in the blender and VOILA you have fluffy pancakes in a matter of minutes.
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Blueberry Pancakes 25 minutes
Light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes dotted with juicy blueberries. Serve with butter and pure maple syrup. These are the BEST Blueberry Pancakes!
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes
20 minutes
Chocolate Chip Pancakes-these light and fluffy homemade pancakes are dotted with chocolate chips, making them the perfect breakfast for a special occasion.
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Pumpkin Pancakes
20 minutes
This easy pumpkin pancake recipe is sure to be a fall favorite! Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or even make pancakes for dinner! There is not a bad time to enjoy these delicious pumpkin pancakes!
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Banana Pancakes 25 minutes
Easy Banana Pancakes – light and fluffy pancakes made with bananas are the perfect way to start any day! Make a big stack because these pancakes go quickly! And if you happen to have leftovers, put them in the freezer! They freeze beautifully! 
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce
35 minutes
These light and fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes with sweet blueberry sauce are a breakfast favorite!
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German Pancakes
20 minutes
You only need 6 ingredients to make this delicious oven pancake. The giant, buttery pancake puffs up in the oven, creating a fun, light, and fluffy pancake that kids and adults love! Serve hot, right out of the oven with confectioner's sugar, berries, maple syrup, or your favorite pancake toppings!
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French Toast & Waffles

Classic French Toast
30 minutes
This easy, light and fluffy French toast is a family favorite! Make it for breakfast today!
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Crunchy French Toast 23 minutes
Thick slices of Brioche bread dipped in a sweet vanilla cinnamon egg batter and coated in crunchy cornflakes. This twist on a classic is fun to make for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner!
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Pumpkin French Toast
20 minutes
Thick slices of bread dipped in a pumpkin spice mixture, cooked in butter, and drizzled with pure maple syrup. This is the perfect fall breakfast!
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Cinnamon Streusel French Toast 30 minutes
The most decadent and delicious French Toast recipe! A favorite breakfast for special occasions and weekends!
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Belgian Waffles
25 minutes
The BEST waffle recipe! Serve with whipped cream, strawberries, and pure maple syrup for a special breakfast treat. The waffles freeze beautifully, so make a double batch!
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Pumpkin Waffles
20 minutes
Pumpkin Waffles made with brown butter, pumpkin puree, and a blend of warm spices. The perfect breakfast for any fall morning!
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Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles
25 minutes
Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with lemon whipped cream and fresh blackberries make a wonderful breakfast or brunch. Freeze leftovers so you can easily reheat for an easy weekday breakfast! 
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Blueberry Sour Cream Waffles with Maple Glaze
20 minutes
These light and fluffy Blueberry Sour Cream Waffles with a sweet maple glaze are perfect for breakfast or brunch. The waffles freeze well, so make a double batch!
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Muffins

Strawberry Muffins
30 minutes
Strawberry Muffins- tender muffins packed with fresh strawberries and topped with turbinado sugar for a nice, sugary crunch! These simple homemade muffins make a great breakfast or anytime treat!
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Banana Muffins
35 minutes
Use the brown bananas on your counter to make moist and flavorful Banana Muffins! Your whole family will love these as a quick breakfast or a snack on the go. This is the best banana muffin recipe!
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Best Blueberry Muffins
33 minutes
Easy homemade Blueberry Muffins that are light, tender, packed with juicy blueberries and finished with a sweet streusel topping. This is the BEST Blueberry Muffin Recipe!
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
36 minutes
These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins with streusel topping are tender, moist, and perfectly spiced. Enjoy for breakfast, as a snack, or dessert. They are a must make for fall!
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Apple Cinnamon Muffins
35 minutes
Apple cinnamon muffins with a sweet and buttery cinnamon crumb topping. These muffins are easy to make and are great for breakfast or snack time.
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Zucchini Muffins
30 minutes
My zucchini muffin recipe is packed with flavor and topped with a crispy sugary, sweet top. This is the MOST delicious way to use up that summer zucchini crop!
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Double Chocolate Muffins
40 minutes
Super moist chocolate muffins made with cocoa powder and LOTS of chocolate chips! Enjoy these rich and decadent muffins for breakfast or dessert!
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Healthy Pumpkin Muffins
35 minutes
These easy pumpkin muffins are a fall favorite for breakfast or snack time. You will never know they are healthy because they are SO delicious!
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Healthy Banana Muffins
30 minutes
Healthy Banana Muffins- flourless banana muffins that are super moist with lots of banana flavor. They are naturally sweetened with honey and make a great breakfast on the go or snack! The muffins are freezer friendly too! And if you want to add a handful of chocolate chips, I say, go for it!
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Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling
35 minutes
Carrot Cake Muffins packed with carrots, spices, raisins, and a surprise cream cheese filling are a favorite breakfast treat! Everyone loves these deliciously moist muffins!
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Scones

Strawberry Scones
40 minutes
Strawberry Scones-soft and tender scones bursting with fresh strawberries and finished with a sweet vanilla glaze. The perfect scone recipe for spring and summer!
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Blueberry Scones
55 minutes
Moist and tender blueberry scones with a sweet streusel topping and vanilla glaze! The perfect scone recipe for breakfast or brunch!
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Peach Scones with Honey Vanilla Glaze
48 minutes
Fluffy, buttery scones dotted with fresh peaches and finished with a sweet honey vanilla glaze. These homemade scones are going to become your new favorite breakfast treat. 
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Cranberry Orange Scones
40 minutes
Soft and tender bakery-style scones with dried cranberries and a sweet orange glaze! These scones are easy to make and a great treat for breakfast or brunch!
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Lemon Poppy Seed Scones 43 minutes
Lemon Poppy Seed Scones- tender, buttery scones speckled with poppy seeds and bursting with fresh lemon flavor. The perfect treat for breakfast or brunch!
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Chocolate Chip Scones
35 minutes
These Soft And Tender Scones Are Dotted With Chocolate Chips And Will Remind You Of A Chocolate Chip Cookie! One Of Our Favorite Treats To Enjoy For Breakfast, Brunch, Or Dessert!
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Biscuits

Biscuits and Gravy
25 minutes
Creamy sausage gravy served over warm biscuits is a popular breakfast dish and the ultimate comfort food. You are going to love this easy recipe!
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Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
22 minutes
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits-buttery, tender, flaky, biscuits that are incredibly easy to make. These homemade biscuits can be made in about 25 minutes and go great with any meal!
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Apple Cheddar Biscuits
22 minutes
Apple Cheddar Biscuits- tender buttermilk biscuits filled with cheddar cheese and sweet, tart apples. These easy drop biscuits are perfect for fall or anytime!
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Greek Yogurt Biscuits
25 minutes
Tender, flaky, and buttery biscuits that are made with a secret ingredient-Greek yogurt! These are our favorite biscuits!
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Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits
32 minutes
These soft and flaky biscuits are bursting with blueberries! They are great for breakfast or brunch. Don’t forget to finish them off with salted vanilla butter, the butter makes the biscuits extra special.
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Granola & Granola Bars

Lemon Blueberry Granola
35 minutes
This Lemon Blueberry Granola is crunchy, sweet, refreshing, and bursting with juicy dried blueberries. Enjoy with yogurt, milk, on top of smoothies, or by the handful!
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Almond Butter Granola
40 minutes
This easy homemade granola is great for breakfast or snacking.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola
40 minutes
If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you will LOVE this healthy homemade granola recipe. It will remind you of the classic No Bake Cookies, which is a VERY good thing!
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Peanut Butter Granola
35 minutes
Easy 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola with mini chocolate chips makes a great breakfast treat or fun snack!
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Chocolate Espresso Granola
30 minutes
Chocolate Espresso Granola-this sweet homemade granola is made with healthy ingredients but tastes SO decadent! Serve with yogurt, milk, or enjoy by the handful!
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Banana Granola
45 minutes
If you like banana bread, you will love this easy banana granola! It tastes just like banana bread. Stir in chocolate chips for a sweet treat!
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
15 minutes
These no-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are the BEST homemade granola bars! They are easy to make and SO much better than store bought!
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Nut Free Granola Bars
16 minutes
Easy homemade granola bars that are nut free, which makes them the perfect school snack! The bars are chewy, sweet, and SO delicious!
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FUN Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Nachos 22 minutes
Tortilla chips topped with breakfast sausage, eggs, beans, cheese, and lots of delicious toppings! This savory, satisfying breakfast is always a crowd pleaser!
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Breakfast Cookies
22 minutes
You only need one bowl to make these easy and healthy breakfast cookies. They are gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and made without butter or oil, but SO delicious. The perfect grab and go breakfast or anytime snack.
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Breakfast Burritos 30 minutes
Breakfast Burritos- eggs, bacon, tater tots, cheese, avocado, and pico de gallo all rolled up in a soft flour tortilla. The perfect grab and go breakfast and they freeze well too!
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Egg Muffins
30 minutes
Egg Muffins are the perfect grab and go breakfast for busy mornings. They are easy to store, reheat well, and are freezer friendly! You will love these savory, protein-packed breakfast bites!
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Monster Cookie Energy Balls
10 minutes
Easy, no-bake protein balls that will remind you of your favorite monster cookies! They only take 10 minutes to make and are the perfect grab and go snack!
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Crepes 1 hour 20 minutes
These classic Crepes are thin, buttery, light and slightly crisp around the edges. They are made with basic ingredients and easy to make at home. Fill them with your favorite ingredients, savory or sweet, and enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!
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Migas
15 minutes
You are going to love these easy Tex-Mex migas made with eggs, tortilla chips, and all the toppings! Enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner and are so good served as breakfast tacos!
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Shakshuka
32 minutes
Shakshuka is a flavorful, warm, savory Middle Eastern dish filled with tomatoes, eggs, and spices. I love serving it with crusty bread for a satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
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Savory Breakfast Bowl
20 minutes
This filling and hearty Breakfast Bowl is made with potatoes, eggs, veggies, and avocado. It’s the perfect way to start the day or can be enjoyed for a healthy lunch or dinner.
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Tofu Scramble
12 minutes
Pumpkin Energy Balls
10 minutes
These easy and healthy pumpkin energy balls are a great healthy treat for fall!
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Everything Bagel Avocado Toast
5 minutes
If you like Everything Bagels, you will LOVE this easy Everything Bagel Avocado Toast. It only takes minutes to make and is great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack time!
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Baked Eggs with Spinach
25 minutes
Baked Spinach and Eggs makes a great, easy breakfast. Top with avocado, tomatoes, feta cheese, and serve with toast.
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Eggs Benedict Recipe
30 minutes
This easy eggs Benedict recipe is great for breakfast or brunch. You will love the creamy hollandaise sauce!
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Sweet Rolls & Coffee Cake

Best Cinnamon Rolls
1 hour 50 minutes
My dad's famous cinnamon roll recipe. They are the BEST cinnamon rolls ever! We call them Parry Rolls!
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Raspberry Sweet Rolls
These raspberry sweet rolls with cream cheese frosting are the perfect treat for breakfast or brunch!
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Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls
2 hours 50 minutes
Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls are soft sweet rolls that are bursting with fresh blueberries and covered in lemon cream cheese frosting. They are the perfect treat for special occasions or weekend breakfasts or brunch!
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Apple Cinnamon Rolls
3 hours
The perfect cinnamon roll recipe for fall. They will remind you of apple pie and that is a VERY good thing!
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Coffee Cake
1 hour 10 minutes
Classic Sour Cream Coffee Cake-a tender vanilla cake that is layered with a generous amount of cinnamon streusel, and finished with a drizzle of vanilla glaze. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!
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Peach Coffee Cake
50 minutes
Peach Coffee Cake- this simple peach cake is made with fresh peaches, has a cinnamon streusel topping, and is finished with a sweet vanilla glaze. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!
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Brown Butter Zucchini Coffee Cake
55 minutes
Put your summer zucchini to good use and make this easy and delicious Brown Butter Zucchini Coffee Cake. It is great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.
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Potatoes

Crispy Hash Browns 20 minutes
How to make crispy, diner-style hash browns from scratch, you only need two ingredients! Serve along side eggs, bacon, or your favorite breakfast items.
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Sweet Potato Hash
40 minutes
This easy skillet sweet potato hash with kale, eggs, and avocado is a filling, savory, healthy meal that is great for breakfast or any time of the day.
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Everything Bagel Roasted Potatoes
40 minutes
When you combine my favorite seasoning combination with perfectly crisped potatoes it makes the world’s tastiest side dish! Everything Bagel Roasted Potatoes are a favorite alongside breakfast or dinner!
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Roasted Breakfast Potatoes 55 minutes
These easy and crispy breakfast potatoes are the BEST! They are roasted in the oven, made on one pan, and go great with any meal.
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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