Our 21 Best Fall Breakfasts to Spice Up Your Morning Routine

Our pumpkin pancakes and cream cheese cinnamon rolls will make you actually want to get out of bed on a cool morning

We get it: fall mornings are hard. Your bed is comfortable and the weather is chilly, and the idea of making breakfast may not sound inviting. But with our guide to the best fall breakfast recipes, you’ll be excited to start your day with fantastic seasonal ingredients.

Fragrant aromas like pumpkin or cinnamon in your kitchen make for excellent starts to your fall day. Maybe you’re looking for a delicious and simple weekday breakfast before work, like butternut squash oatmeal, or an all-veggie breakfast, like eggplant and walnut frittata.

Whether you’re searching for something extravagant or simple, our best fall breakfasts will make getting out of bed on a chilly morning worth it.

Pecan Sticky Buns

Pecan Sticky Buns

Sausage and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

Sausage and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

Crepes with Maple Sugar & Syrup

These simple crepes, rolled up with maple sugar and syrup while still warm, make an indulgent breakfast. Get the recipe for Crepes with Maple Sugar & Syrup »

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. Get the recipe for Swiss Hash Browns (Rösti) »

Shopsin’s Pumpkin Pancakes

Rich, fluffy pancakes loaded with pumpkin, warm spices, and sea salt deliver pumpkin pie for breakfast. Get the recipe for Shopsin’s Pumpkin Pancakes »

Apple Cider Levain

Tangy apple cider and tart-sweet cranberries come together in a naturally leavened loaf that’s great toasted. Get the recipe for Apple Cider Loaf »

Gruyere, Rosemary, and Honey Monkey Bread

Savory and sweet marry perfectly in this combination of salty cheese, fragrant herbs, yeasty bread, and rich honey-butter sauce. Get the recipe for Gruyere, Rosemary, and Honey Monkey Bread »

Date, Parsley, and Sumac Quiche with Crushed Almonds

Date, Parsley, and Sumac Quiche with Crushed Almonds

Monkey Bread

This yeasty pull-apart bread is made of bite-size rolls covered with a sticky-sweet brown sugar glaze and packed together in a bundt pan—about as much fun to make as it is to eat. Get the recipe for Monkey Bread »

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

Yeast-raised, sticky, moist cinnamon rolls are made even more decadent with the addition of cream cheese. Get the recipe for Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls »

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

A buttery cinnamon crumble tops a sweet breakfast favorite; the cake itself gets an extra boost of flavor from cinnamon extract. Get the recipe for Cinnamon Coffee Cake »
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Eggplant and Walnut Frittata (Badimjan Kükü)

This hearty Azeri egg dish—which can be served in small pieces as an appetizer or side, or cut into larger wedges as a main—is loaded with ground walnuts, onions, and eggplant, giving it a nutty, meaty consistency and color. Get the recipe for Eggplant and Walnut Frittata (Badimjan Kükü) »

Cinnamon Apple Bostock

Cinnamon Apple Bostock
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Giant Apple Pancake With Dulce de Leche

Soft apples with a hint of tartness balance a bittersweet caramelized crust, spurred on by rich dulce de leche. Get the recipe for Giant Apple Pancake With Dulce de Leche »

Spiced Buttermilk Oatmeal with Dried Fruit and Pecans

Spices including cardamom, star anise, and ginger jazz up a morning oatmeal. Mix the dry ingredients ahead of time for an easier camp-side breakfast. Get the recipe for Spiced Buttermilk Oatmeal with Dried Fruit and Pecans »
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Sourdough Whole Wheat Waffles

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