11 Recipes That Will Make You Want To Slow Down And Have Breakfast

11 Recipes That Will Make You Want To Slow Down and Have Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? So don't sell yourself short with a granola bar or smoothie — you deserve a hearty and delicious morning meal. Maybe you're not hungry in the morning or just don't have enough time, but we have recipes that will make you want to slow down and have a sit-down breakfast.

Banana Pancakes

Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson has a song dedicated to banana pancakes, and rightfully so. There's something about banana pancakes that's homey and comforting. It's a pancake that signifies loved ones and long weekends. This recipe will quickly be your go-to when you "pretend it's the weekend now," as Johnson puts it. For the Banana Pancakes recipe, click here.

Berry Waffle Breakfast Sandwich

This tasty breakfast treat is wonderful to enjoy on the couch or at the table with your family. Make it with your favorite fruits, jams, and cream cheese. For the Berry Waffle Breakfast Sandwich recipe, click here.

Breakfast Parfait

"A breakfast parfait or sundae is a great way to include a little bit of everything on your fork or spoon in the morning," chef Jason Roberts, author of Good Food Fast, says. "Breakfast parfaits are pretty simple to put together, and the only limit to the flavors and textures in the parfait is your own imagination. To simplify this recipe, you could use muesli instead of the quinoa, almonds, and chia seeds." Sit down for this hearty breakfast that takes just a few minutes to create. For the Breakfast Parfait recipe, click here.

Grilled Breakfast Pizza

This recipe has the combined assets of pizza for breakfast and breakfast on the grill. Scrambled eggs, bacon, and Cheddar cheese are melted on top of a moist crust for a whole new take on the classic breakfast sandwich. For the Grilled Breakfast Pizza recipe, click here.

Grilled Steak, Eggs, and Home Fries

Steak doesn't have to be restricted to dinnertime. Sit down, relax, and enjoy succulent steak, fluffy eggs, and home fries in the a.m. For the Grilled Steak, Eggs, and Home Fries recipe, click here.

Open-Faced Scrambled Egg Sandwich with Spinach and Feta

The best way to start off your morning is with a delicious breakfast sandwich. Make soft scrambled eggs with spinach and tomatoes, then top with feta for a dish you'll make again and again. For the Open-Faced Scrambled Egg Sandwich with Spinach and Feta recipe, click here.

The Perfect Eggs Benedict

While this dish's history is muddled, it doesn't take away from the fact that it's delicious. To make the perfect one, you have to remember its four components: the bread, the meat, the egg, and the sauce. As long as you follow the basic principles behind each of these, you can create any type of eggs Benedict you crave — just make sure it has hollandaiseFor the Perfect Eggs Benedict recipe, click here.

Rhubarb Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

You won't be able to decide whether to eat this baked good for breakfast or dessert, and we say do it for both. For the Rhubarb Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe, click here.

Seasonal Breakfast Frittata

This easy-to-prepare dish has been a longtime breakfast favorite. Since the ingredients can be changed according to the season, it's always a snap to make with whatever is ripe in your garden. "This is my go-to recipe for whenever we have houseguests," says Tracey Ryder, cofounder of Edible Communities, a network of 70 regional food magazines across the United States and Canada devoted to the local foods movement. "It's beautiful when it comes out of the oven, with its puffed-up golden brown top, and it provides everyone with a satisfying start to their day." For the Seasonal Breakfast Frittata recipe, click here.

Smoked Salmon and Potato Breakfast Casserole

This recipe is great to have on hand because, aside from being easy to whip up, it's not limited to breakfast alone; rock it for brunch or dinner, too! For the Smoked Salmon and Potato Breakfast Casserole recipe, click here.

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Make this protein- and fiber-packed breakfast dish part of the morning routine and feel like a champion. Feel free to try brown rice or oatmeal in place of quinoa; swap in almond, soy, or coconut milk for milk; substitute fresh fruit for the dried cranberries; or use chopped walnuts or pecans instead of the toasted almonds. For the Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa recipe, click here.