Favorite Breakfast Recipes

From yeasty waffles and chocolate pancakes to crispy hash browns and versatile baked eggs, here are 20 classic and time-tested breakfast recipes.

Swiss Hash Browns (Rösti)
Swiss Hash Browns (Rösti)
If Plato had imagined hash browns, they'd have been rösti: fresh potatoes coarsely grated, pressed, and fried. In the dish's native Switzerland, recipes include bacon, rosemary, caraway seeds, eggs, pasta, cheese, even coffee. These variations can be delicious, but we found the definitive version in Bern, at Restaurant Della Casa—golden, impeccable, ideal.Todd Coleman
Green Chili Cheese Grits
Green Chili Grits
For soft, creamy, and flavorful grits, chef Harold Marmulstein of Austin's Salty Sow cooks his low and slow, then adds a rich, spicy, bright-green purée of chiles and cilantro.Matt Taylor-Gross
Mexican Scrambled Eggs
Mexican Scrambled Eggs
This quick breakfast dish is made a la Mexicana with red tomatoes, white onions, and green jalapeños, ingredients that mirror the colors of the Mexican flag. Get the recipe for Mexican Scrambled Eggs »Matt Taylor-Gross
Strawberry Griddle Cakes
Strawberry Griddle Cakes
Fresh strawberries turn ordinary pancakes into something scrumptious; wild blueberries, or any other kind of berry, make an excellent substitute. Get the recipe for Strawberry Griddle Cakes »Ingalls Photography
Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
Spreading cream cheese into the layers of dough enhances the richness and moistness of these rolls. This dough may be prepared a day in advance and left to rise in the refrigerator overnight.André Baranowski
Chicken Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy
Chicken Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy
This recipe for chicken-fried steak with sausage gravy and biscuits is a heartland breakfast staple.James Oseland
Home Fries
Home Fries
Boiling the potatoes for ahead of time and letting them cool completely, preferably in the refrigerator overnight, results in crispier, browner homefries.Penny De Los Santos
EGGS POACHED IN TOMATO SAUCE
Shakshuka
This classic Israeli breakfast, a dish of Libyan origin, can be served as a main course for any meal of the day. Get the recipe for Shakshuka »Matt Taylor-Gross
Huevos Rancheros
Huevos Rancheros
This recipe for huevos rancheros comes from La Abeja, a restaurant on LA's east side.Penny De Los Santos
Blackberry-Mint Scones
Blackberry-Mint Scones
Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin of Brooklyn's Ovenly bakery shared the recipe for these blackberry scones with us, which rely on frozen fruit so you can make them even when blackberries aren't in season. Get the recipe for Blackberry-Mint Scones »SAVEUR
cornbread coffee cake
Cornbread Coffee Cake with Fresh Figs and Walnut Streusel
Airy yet buttery with a crackly cornmeal crust. Get the recipe for Cornbread Coffee Cake with Fresh Figs and Walnut Streusel »Tim Robison
RHUBARB MUFFINS WITH ALMOND STREUSEL
Rhubarb Muffins
Sour cream and lemon zest support tart rhubarb in these muffins while vanilla seeds and brown sugar mellow its edge. A crunchy almond streusel plays off the crisp stalks and adds a nutty contrast. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Muffins »Matt Taylor-Gross
Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy
Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy
One of the pillars of the Southern breakfast table, buttery biscuits smothered in a sausage-studded white gravy makes a hearty meal any time of day. A hint of cayenne brightens the gravy's richness, but it's even better with a dash or two of hot sauce.Maxime Iattoni
Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes
Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes
Whole wheat pastry flour makes for a smooth, fluffy pancake.Maxime Iattoni
Honey Buttermilk Biscuits
Honey Buttermilk Biscuits
The famous biscuits from the Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston are sweet, buttery, flaky, and pillowy soft.Todd Coleman
Yeast-Raised Waffles
Yeast-Raised Waffles
A last-minute addition of baking soda to the batter makes these classic waffles especially airy and crisp.Todd Coleman
Flat White
Flat White
Australians and New Zealanders are fond of pouring espresso over light, velvety milk foam, a drink they've prosaically dubbed the flat white. In its balanced perfection, it possesses the strength of a macchiato and the creaminess of a latte.Michael Kraus
Café Maria Theresia
Café Maria Theresia
This Viennese kaffeehaus specialty, named in honor of a Hapsburg ruler, raises espresso to fragrant heights with the addition of orange in not one but two ways. The coffee gets a jigger of orange liqueur, while a fragrant finish of grated orange zest crowns the thick whipped cream topping.Michael Kraus
Brennan's Eggs Hussarde
Brennan's Eggs Hussarde
This take on eggs Benedict incorporates a rich red wine sauce.Todd Coleman
Butter-Basted Eggs
Butter-Basted Eggs
Crispy-bottomed fried eggs make an ideal breakfast.Helen Rosner