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13 Weekday Breakfast Recipes

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Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but we seldom treat it as such. We fall into ruts with toast or cereal; or we skip it altogether, opting instead to snooze for 10 more minutes. If you give it a chance, though, breakfast can brighten your morning and get your day started on a delicious (and healthful!) note. We're revisiting this post from a couple years back because it's full of flavorful, totally-not-boring breakfast recipes. We also added a few new favorites, all of which are good enough to get you out of bed -- no snooze button necessary.

20 Minute Apple Turnovers by Stacy


Museli with Lemon and Dates by fiveandspice


"Moroccan Guacamole" Toasts with Fried Egg by creamtea


Avocado, Lox, and Pickled Onion on Crispbread by fiveandspice


Brie and Butter Grits with Honey and Raspberry Compote by Teresa


Morning Date Shake by AGIRLANDAPIG


Breakfast Fried Rice by Kathleen @HapaNom


What I Do For Love Bran Muffins by drbabs


Daniel Patterson's Poached Scrambled Eggs by Genius Recipes


Toasted Almond and Coconut Quinoa Porridge by Gena Hamshaw


Triple Pomegranate Smoothie by EmilyC


Nekisia Davis' Olive Oil and Maple Granola by Genius Recipes


Yogurt with Toasted Quinoa, Dates, and Almonds by Amanda Hesser


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Comments (13)


3 months ago MaryFrancesCooks

These all look so wonderful, I wish I had more time in the mornings!


4 months ago Rita Dichtel

All of those recipes sound delicious . . .


5 months ago Shelley Matheis

They all look good, though I don't know if I'd want a smoothie on a cold winter morning.


about 2 years ago Team CinnaMan

I like cheesecake for breakfast


over 2 years ago Christina @ Christina's Cucina

When I go to the UK, one of my first stops is at a grocery store, and once I've hit the chocolates, I go to the dairy department to buy rhubarb yogurt. I am in love with the stuff! Never seen it in the US, so I make my own in the summer. I also add granola to it to add some crunch! Here's my homemade concoction: http://christinascucina...


over 2 years ago Marian Bull

Wow! That sounds amazing. I've never heard of rhubarb yogurt.


over 2 years ago char&feather

Breakfast makes my heart sing! I'm pleased to be able to vouch for 4 of these recipes. The overnight oats are amazing (I make it on Sundays and fill mason jars with it to last all week). The granola is a crowd pleaser (good with milk, GREAT with yogurt).


over 2 years ago Marian Bull

I also like the granola by the handful. It always disappears more quickly than I expect it to....


over 2 years ago Christina @ Christina's Cucina

I too love granola with yogurt!!


over 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I am not sure this keeps me out of a rut but any time a poached egg and a whole lot of Louisiana Hot Sauce is involved, I am pretty darn happy ... be it on grits or oatmeal or an English muffin or whatever ....


over 2 years ago Marian Bull

I love hot sauce on pretty much any savory breakfast -- especially grits!


over 2 years ago chefpatty

Thanks for these inspiring ideas for a better breakfast.


over 2 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

Thanks for suggesting this post to us, chefpatty!