They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It certainly sets the tone for what lies ahead. At the very least, I’d say it’s the meal with the most delicious possibilities.
And if you need further proof, let me walk you through 12 of the most memorable recipes where we really upped our game at breakfast this year. You’ll find everything from savory recipes where last night’s tortillas are the star of the show, to mile-high, ultra-fluffy pancakes, and more.
1. The Easiest Migas Recipe
You know that nice pack of tortillas you bought and then promptly forgot about after putting them in the fridge? Well, they’re the secret to the most delicious pan of Mexican-style scrambled eggs, otherwise known as migas.
Get the recipe: The Easiest Migas Recipe
2. Summer Bean Breakfast Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs and Green Goddess Dressing
3. Australian Folded Eggs
Folded eggs are perhaps one of the best things I cooked all year. They’re a cross between an omelet and scrambled eggs. Yet they’re creamier than either, and since (unlike scrambled eggs) they stay together, they are ideal for breakfast sandwiches and avocado toast.
Get the recipe: Australian Folded Eggs
4. Whipped Cottage Cheese Toast
PSA: If you’re not already making whipped cottage cheese, now’s the time to start. It’s smooth, creamy, and luxurious, and it’ll be right up your alley if you’re into ricotta toast. Start with a container of cultured cottage cheese and you’ll also get the benefit of probiotics.
Get the recipe: Whipped Cottage Cheese Toast
5. How to Make Impossibly Fluffy Japanese-Style Pancakes
6. Berries & Cream French Toast Rollups
Rolled up with a mixture of cream cheese and jam and a layer of fresh sliced berries, then soaked in custard and cooked, these handheld breakfast treats will be loved by big and little eaters alike.
Get the recipe: Berries & Cream French Toast Rollups
7. Hawaiian Roll Egg-in-a-Hole
This might just be our new favorite way to get Hawaiian rolls on the table. While we typically recommend large eggs in recipes, the secret to success here is starting with a carton of medium eggs.
Get the recipe: Hawaiian Roll Egg-in-a-Hole
8. Savory Sourdough French Toast with Mushrooms
Turns out you don’t need maple syrup to make a seriously amazing plate of French toast. This version gets the savory treatment, starting with the custard, where buttermilk, half-and-half, and eggs are whisked together.
Get the recipe: Savory Sourdough French Toast with Mushrooms
9. Air Fryer Apple Cider Donuts
They’re just like the ones from your local pick-your-own orchard, and easier than you think to pull off.
Get the recipe: Air Fryer Apple Cider Donuts
This is the kind of breakfast you treat yourself to on a lazy Sunday, alone in the house, floating between the newspaper and the coffee pot, still in your jammies. Or the kind you make with extra tenderness for someone else.
Get the recipe: Butter-Basted Eggs Are the Ultimate Weekend Treat
And then there are Spanish fried eggs, which are perhaps as decadent as they come. Fried in a generous bath of olive oil and basted while they cook, these eggs hit the plate with crisp, lacy edges and a just-set yolk that practically melts in your mouth.
Get the recipe: Spanish Fried Eggs
12. Millionaire’s Bacon
There’s your standard weekend bacon and then there’s millionaire’s bacon. Coated with a blanket of brown sugar and spice, this thick-cut bacon is both chewy and crispy, and so much better than the regular stuff.
Get the recipe: Millionaire’s Bacon