Waffles, French Toast, Pancakes And More Winter Breakfast Recipes

If you're looking for an excuse to make yourself a breakfast smorgasbord of fluffy pancakes, warm, crispy hash browns and spongy waffles, look no further than outside your window. A fresh coat of snow might inspire you to do things like sled and make snow cream, but the real MVP of a snow day is making a big, comforting breakfast. These recipes are perfect for cold, snowy weather (or, let's be real, any time).

Sourdough Whole Wheat Pancakes

Waking up to the smell of pancakes wafting throughout the house is an unmistakable feeling. But when the snow is falling and you're cozied up in your favorite pajamas, something about pillowy pancakes is just mm, mm good.

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Bacon Waffles

If you prefer a savory breakfast, there's more options to choose from than just eggs and hash browns. Turn a sweet staple, waffles, into a savory dish by adding strips of bacon to your batter.

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Huevos Rancheros

If you're a fan of spicy food, then this recipe for huevos rancheros is the perfect way to jumpstart your morning. The traditional Mexican dish is made by frying corn tortillas and serving them with homemade salsa and fried eggs.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana bread isn't just for a snack or dessert. Top it with a little bit of butter and some sliced banana or strawberries, and you've got one heck of a breakfast.

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Dutch Baby

Although this dish goes by many names — Dutch baby, German pancake, hootenanny or pannecocken — one thing remains the same: its deliciousness. Unlike a regular pancake, which is cooked on the stovetop, a Dutch baby puffs up in the oven.

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Mushroom and Prosciutto Dutch Baby

A Dutch baby doesn't have to be sweet. This recipe uses some classic breakfast ingredients like egg and cheese for a savory take on the dish. Add in some mushrooms and prosciutto and you've got a 5-star brunch dish that came straight from your own kitchen.

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Breakfast Casserole with Sausage

When you wake up to chilly gusts of wind and falling snow, sometimes the last thing you want to do is make breakfast. Enter the breakfast casserole. The timeless dish can be prepped the night before and popped into the oven in the morning. You'll get all of its cheesy goodness with none of the hassle.

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Chocolate Cake Waffles

Cake for breakfast? Sign us up. These waffles use chocolate cake mix for the batter, making them extra rich and the perfect way to start a cold and cozy day. If you have leftover batter, store it in the fridge and make a batch for dessert with a scoop of ice cream on top.

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Classic French Toast

If you haven't stocked up on snow day groceries, no worries. This simple French toast recipe uses staple pantry ingredients, so there's no need to rush out into the cold weather.

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Red Shakshuka

The best part about red shakshuka is that it can be made for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Tomato sauce and a jalapeño add color and spice to the dish, making it the ideal comfort food for cold winter days.

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Cheesy Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

A dish that Southerners always keep on their breakfast table, biscuits and gravy is the holy grail of comfort food. This recipe takes the meal to the next level by turning it into a casserole with loads of cheddar cheese. You'll crave this meal even when the flowers bloom and the sun comes out in spring.

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Blueberry Muffins

Whether you have them for breakfast, snacktime or dessert, blueberry muffins can be enjoyed at any time of day — especially when they're fresh out of the oven and served with a pat of butter.

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Baked Apple Pancake

This mashup of two sweet favorites will make you never want regular pancakes again. Sliced apples are mixed with sugar and cinnamon and cooked over medium heat until the apples are soft and a syrupy mixture forms. The apple pie filling concoction is topped with pancake batter and baked to golden brown perfection.

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Chicken and Chorizo Breakfast Burrito

If you want to combine sweet and savory flavors, use pancakes as a wrap for a zesty chicken and chorizo breakfast burrito. Serve with hot sauce to add a spicy finish.

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Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Food is fuel, and that concept starts with breakfast. This Instant Pot steel cut oatmeal will give you all of the energy necessary to have a good day. The easy-to-make dish is sweetened with raisins, cinnamon and brown sugar for a delicious yet healthy meal. Or, try our baked oatmeal recipe that is endlessly customizable (we're partial to chocolate chips).

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Ham and Potato Crustless Quiche

Ham and potatoes are two classic breakfast staples that are better together. This quiche recipe combines these ingredients with onion and shredded cheese to yield a puffy, golden masterpiece.

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Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is a brunch staple that may seem daunting to make at home, but this recipe makes poaching your own eggs and whipping up hollandaise sauce from scratch easy.

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French Toast Sticks

Throw it back to your childhood breakfast favorites like French toast sticks when you're snowed in. After all, sticks of bread covered in cinnamon and powdered sugar are good no matter how old you are.

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Cake Mix Pancakes

Every day is a party when you have this recipe on deck. Use vanilla cake mix as the base for the pancake batter and fold in confetti sprinkles for a pop of color. The creative and fun recipe is a great one to make with your kids on a snow day.

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Hash Browns

Get one of your fast-food favorites from home with this McDonalds-inspired hash brown recipe. One bite will bring you straight to crispy potato heaven. If you're looking for other ways to whip up restaurant favorites without leaving the house, here are more takeout meals you can make at home.

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