Barbara Bakes™

Breakfast

Start your day with the best breakfast and brunch recipes. Everything from savory quiche and eggy breakfast sandwiches to sweet breakfast pancakes, doughnuts, and streusel-topped muffins and coffee cake.

More than 115 of the Best Breakfast Recipes make for delicious morning meals all year long. These homemade breakfast recipes include quick and easy meals for the busiest weekday mornings, festive and decadent baked goods for special holiday celebrations, and healthy, kid-friendly favorites to enjoy all year long.  

The sweetest weekend mornings call for homemade baked goods for breakfast. If you have a full house of hungry kids, a crowd of holiday guests, or even if it’s just you, there’s always a good reason to start your day on a sweet note. Kids go especially crazy for our Red Velvet Waffles, Old Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts, and Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. Plus, these baking recipes are perfect to get young hands helping in the kitchen. 

If you’re looking for breakfast ideas perfect for busy mornings before school and work, try quick and easy breakfast favorites to take on the go like BLT Breakfast Sandwiches, Chewy Peanut butter Chocolate Chip Granola Breakfast Bars, or Chunky Money Banana Muffins. These are filling, hearty breakfasts that will keep you satisfied until lunch. 

For weekend and holiday mornings when you sleep in and breakfast comes a little later, call it brunch and make the best brunch recipes for a crowd of any size. For smaller gatherings, enjoy delicate Lemon Ricotta Crepes, citrusy Cranberry Orange Scones, or a show-stopping Lemon Ricotta Dutch Baby Pancake.

When you’re making breakfast or brunch for a crowd, keep things simple and delicious by serving up a big-batch Breakfast Hashbrown Casserole, Corner Bakery Cinnamon Creme Coffee Cake, or our popular recipe for Meat Lover’s Quiche (which you can make big or small). Really, is there anything better than waking up to the smell of a breakfast quiche in the oven? 

When the day calls for a sweet breakfast recipe, we have some of the best homemade muffin recipes around for a comforting home-baked breakfast. Our best muffin recipes include crumbly Blueberry Streusel Muffins, summery Fresh Peach Cobbler Muffins, and classic fall-spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

We also love quick breads here at Barbara Bakes, and have many different sweet and easy breakfast bread recipes for you to try. One favorite recipe is for Overnight Monkey Bread that starts the night before and is ready for baking in the morning. It will wake up your guests with the sweet wafts of baking cinnamon, butter and sugar. Yum! 

For a cinnamony twist on quick bread, try Snickerdoodle Bread with Cinnamon Chips. Or for a seasonal fall brunch with friends, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quick Bread is always a hit. 

Of course, we take breakfast breads seriously, and we don’t stop at quick bread. If you have a healthy sourdough starter at home, we have dozens of breakfast and brunch recipes that feature sourdough. 

From Quick and Easy Sourdough Pancakes and Whole Wheat Sourdough Blender Pancakes to unique Sourdough Banana Bread Muffins and the classic French Country Sourdough Bread. This loaf is perfect for crispy, butter-slathered toast in the morning and healthy sandwiches with your favorite fillings for lunch. 

When the weather gets warmer in the spring and summer, I’m always in the mood for a fruit-filled breakfast first thing in the morning. I love starting a summer day with bright Strawberry Crepes topped with a dollop of homemade whipped cream, decadent Lemon Cream Cheese French Toast with Blueberry Compote, or a big slice of the always-popular Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake.

For the savory breakfast lover in your house, or when you need a bit more protein from eggs in the morning, dig into Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pizza, Chorizo Corn Black Bean Mexican Breakfast Casserole for a crowd, or a filling Bacon and Potato Frittata. These are some of our favorite breakfast recipes for Father’s Day brunch, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July. 

Whether you’re looking to make a delicious breakfast quick bread, comforting homemade pastries, healthy, kid-friendly morning meals, or big-batch breakfast casseroles to satisfy a hungry crowd, you’ll find what you need in our catalog of over 115 of the best homemade breakfast and brunch recipes

Be sure to let us know what you and your family love to eat for breakfast and brunch, on busy weekdays, celebratory holiday gatherings, or lazy weekend mornings. We can’t wait to hear from you!