Lighten Up, Breakfast!
First, enjoy bit of crunch in the morning with a serving of All-American Granola.
Sweetened with maple syrup and studded with dried cherries and sliced almonds, this pantry staple is easy to customize. Try dried blueberries, cranberries, or even apples, and maybe even a little flaxseed for fiber. Or toss with fresh berries before serving.
Caramel-Pecan Sticky Buns
Savory Egg Muffins
Egg and Cheese on a Roll
Peach and Blueberry Pancakes
Red Flannel Hash
This hash is a Yankee tradition, so called, some say, for its colors, which resemble a red flannel shirt. It’s customarily served the morning after a New England boiled dinner, when there's plenty of leftover corned beef and potatoes. Our version combines roasted beets and potatoes with a small portion of corned beef for a lighter take on the original.
The sticky-fingers aspect of this dish makes it a surefire hit with the kids, and the spiced and buttered rounds go a long way.
Alabama Cat-Head Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Adorable and delicious, these mini donuts are the perfect treat to satisfy the strongest sweet tooth cravings. We dressed these breakfast beauties in a sweet maple syrup glaze. Use a mini donut pan, available in most cookware stores.
Cajun-Style Shrimp and Grits
Mushroom, Bacon, and Swiss Strata
This make-ahead breakfast casserole streamlines a morning routine like few other recipes can. Assemble it the night before, then pop it in the oven about an hour before you want to eat.
“Migas” means “crumbs,” and that’s just what this dish is—small bits of tortilla, cheese, salsa, and eggs scrambled up into one of the Southwest’s signature specialties. A staple of the Lone Star State, migas can also be found in Mexican breakfast spots across the country.
Baked French Toast
There are many local variations of this breakfast staple, but it commonly includes various bits of pork, ground cornmeal or wheat, and seasonings. In Philadelphia, it’s served with a sunny-side-up egg, and elsewhere it’s served with everything from grape jelly to apple butter and honey to ketchup and mustard.