34 Better Breakfast Recipes
Good morning! Did you eat breakfast today? September is National Breakfast Month, so we’re sharing a compilation of our favorite breakfast and brunch recipes that make the morning meal so worth it.
Here are a few reasons why we think breakfast is awesome!
- Starting the day off with a filling and nutritious meal helps get us through the morning full of energy.
- There are so many great options! Breakfast can be sweet or savory. It can be fast and enjoyed on the go, or slow and savored at a sit-down meal with loved ones. There are make-ahead and quick prep options, casseroles, sandwiches, toast options, and so much more.
- Martin’s Potato Rolls and Bread products are great for a variety of breakfast choices! (And let’s not forget our new Breakfast Swirl Bread flavors which are simply perfect for French toast and casseroles!)
So…be sure to schedule breakfast time into your daily routine. Here are our top breakfast recipes—for every type of eater.
Bonus: Better Breakfast Day is September 26. Try one of the below recipes and let us know what you think!
1. Overnight Croque Monsieur Casserole
Want the luxury of a savory breakfast casserole on a busy weekday morning? Good news: this Overnight Croque Monsieur Casserole can be prepared the night before, then baked in the oven the following morning. But be warned, this mouthwatering blend of flavors like onions, garlic, fresh thyme, and gruyere cheese may spoil you for every other brunch.
2. Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict variations are all the rage! This one takes a surprising twist with the addition of a hefty serving of buttermilk fried chicken. Topped off with the traditional poached egg and hollandaise sauce and served up on Martin’s Sandwich Potato Rolls, and you have a new go-to favorite.
3. Pumpkin Spice French Toast
Maybe you’ve already noticed…but Pumpkin Spice Season has already begun! We’re kicking it off with this Pumpkin Spice French Toast using our NEW Maple Brown Sugar Swirl Potato Bread (which is the perfect flavor companion).
Pumpkin Spice not your thing? Try one of the other French toast variations below!
4. Bacon Breakfast Pizza
Make breakfast exciting by combining it with your favorite foods—like pizza! This breakfast pizza uses flattened Party Potato Roll halves as the crust for a topping of scrambled eggs, cheese, bacon, and green onions.
5. Lemon Chess Bread Pudding
Wake up to decadence with the citrusy burst of flavor in this Lemon Chess Bread Pudding, topped with lemon whipped cream. Prep the ingredients the night before for a quick morning brunch. For a slight variation—try this Blueberry and Lemon Curd Bread Pudding!
6. Breakfast Grilled Cheese with Chorizo and Gourmet Bacon Jam
For all you adventurous eaters: add some spice and excitement to your morning meal with a sandwich of chorizo sausage, cheese, hash browns, and sweet chili bacon jam, atop toasty Martin’s Potato Bread.
7. Mini Coffee French Toast Strata
Use mini ramekins to create these cute single-serving bread puddings flavored with freshly brewed coffee, vanilla, and maple syrup—the perfect all-in-one meal!
8. Kale, Feta, and Egg Breakfast Toast
Health-conscious eaters will love this savory breakfast toast made with Martin’s 100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread, topped with sautéed garlicky kale, feta cheese, a sunny-side-up fried egg, and freshly cracked black pepper.
9. Cinnamon Raisin Stuffed French Toast
Step up your French toast game with a “stuffed” version. Our cinnamon-honey-cream cheese stuffed option on Martin’s Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Potato Bread is another ode to fall with its fragrant and warming spices.
10. 5 Minute Egg Sandwich
This is a great option for those short on time in the morning. Whether you’re shuffling kids off to school, happen to be running late, or just simply not a morning person, this simple customizable egg sandwich can be prepared in under five minutes, leaving you with no excuse not to eat your breakfast.
11. Apple French Toast Bake
Incorporate some seasonal fall flavors into your breakfast with this cinnamon and apple flavored French toast casserole! OR—if you can’t get enough pumpkin spice, this Pumpkin French Toast Bake variety. After all, who wouldn’t want pie for breakfast?!
12. Eggs in a Cloud
Perform a little cooking science experiment with these awe-inspiring “cloud eggs.” By first whipping and baking the egg whites separately (like you would for meringue) before adding the yolk, you achieve light and fluffy eggs that seem to defy gravity. Enjoy with toasted Martin’s Butter Bread.
13. Earl Grey French Toast with Orange Maple Syrup
Are you a tea lover? Infuse your favorite hot drink into your morning meal with this Earl Grey French Toast—made with Martin’s Butter Bread, steeped in tea and topped with an orange juice and maple syrup glaze.
14. Quiche Toast Cups
These baby quiche cups make the perfect quick bite when you’re running out the door in the morning. Using Martin’s Potato Bread as the “crust,” they’re formed in mini muffin tins and filled with a mixture of egg, milk, parsley, bacon, onion, and cheese, then baked until just set. Or for another variation, try these Omelet Toast Cups!
15. Eggs Florentine
For another simple variation on eggs benedict, add a tomato slice and some wilted spinach to your perfectly poached egg to make Eggs Florentine, using split and toasted Martin’s Dinner Rolls, finished off with homemade hollandaise.
16. Grandma’s Old Fashioned French Toast
Some classics never go out of style… Simple yet elegant, this French toast recipe takes things back to basics with just a handful of ingredients, including Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread. Check out the step-by-step tutorial on our blog for additional pictures and information about this recipe.
17. Egg-in-a-Hole Burger
A burger for breakfast might sound weird…but, hey, it’s got bacon and a fried egg on it, so… it counts, right?! This crazy creation, topped with sriracha mayo is perfect for all you breakfast-for-dinner (or dinner-for-breakfast) lovers out there.
18. Cinnamon Toast
Reminiscent of a beloved childhood treat, classic cinnamon toast just hits the spot sometimes. This version is made on Martin’s Butter Bread and broiled in the oven for an extra caramelly consistency.
19. Savory French Toast with Hollandaise Sauce
Even avid breakfasters may not yet be accustomed to the beauty that is savory French toast. Instead of adding your typical inclusions of vanilla or cinnamon, try incorporating parmesan, black pepper, scallions, or parsley, as with this variation. Or—encrust the bread with a special seasoning blend like this ”Everything Bagel” French Toast.
20. Whipped Ricotta Toast with Citrus and Thyme Honey
Some mornings call for something light and simple—like a slice of toast topped with fresh fruit and herbs. Try this version with Martin’s Butter Bread, whipped ricotta cheese, fresh citrus fruit, and thyme-infused honey. We also recommend our Berry, Basil, and Cream Cheese Toast.
21. Cheesy Scrambled Eggs & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich
A simple breakfast sandwich such as bacon with cheesy scrambled eggs on Martin’s 12 Sliced Potato Rolls is a great on-the-go option for adults or kids on those busy weekday mornings. Find more quick-fix breakfast sandwiches on our Ready to Roll resource page.
22. Avocado and Egg White Breakfast Toast
Get a boost of lean protein and healthy fats with a simple avocado toast topped with scrambled egg whites and some shredded pepper jack cheese. A great light bite for your mid-morning snack.
23. Ham, Asparagus, and Cheese Strata
This show-stopper of a casserole is not only pretty to look at, but also an all-in-one dish. With cubed Potato Bread, asparagus, onion, thick cut ham, gruyere cheese, and sunny eggs tucked into wells in the top of the casserole, it makes a convenient one-dish recipe. (Bonus: There’s also a make-ahead option!)
24. Waffle French Toast
Bored with regular French toast? Try making it with our Swirl Breads like in this recipe for Cinnamon Raisin French Toast. Then, give it a design refresh by cooking it in a waffle maker for a fun grid-like pattern!
25. Mini Baked Egg Casseroles
There’s just something so cute about single-serve portions! We love these customizable egg casseroles made with cubed Butter Bread. The best part is coming up with the different variations—like Broccoli & Cheddar or Tomato, Spinach, & Mozzarella.
26. Bacon Jam, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
There’s that delicious bacon jam again! This time, the classic variety—which takes on a sweet flavor—pairs amazingly well with cheesy eggs, pickled jalapenos, and smoky garlic-paprika aioli.
27. Chipped Beef Over Toast
It may be an old-fashioned recipe, but there’s something satisfying about creamed chipped beef served over toasted Martin’s Potato Bread with a hint of paprika.
28. Pork Roll Egg and Cheese
Pork Roll…Taylor Ham—whatever you choose to call it—it makes a great breakfast sandwich along with a fried egg and some American cheese. (Add ketchup if you choose.)
29. Sheet Pan Eggs in a Hole
Prepare breakfast for the whole fam in under 20 minutes with this sheet pan meal. Toasted (holey) Butter Bread filled with bacon, eggs, parmesan cheese, and thyme—it doesn’t get much easier than that!
30. Cinnamon French Toast Muffins
Use a cupcake tin to prepare these individual French toast muffins—great for weekend brunch or make-ahead meal prep. Try also: Individual Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Strata.
31. Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches
Another great bulk meal prep recipe: cook a large batch of scrambled eggs inside round cookie cutters, assemble sandwiches with your favorite toppings, then wrap and freeze for later. On a busy morning, just unwrap and pop in the microwave to reheat, then be on your way!
32. Oven Baked Frittata Breakfast Sandwiches
Here’s a convenient and customizable option for breakfast sandwiches: bake an egg frittata with all your favorite ingredients (like bacon, cheese, and tomatoes), then divide it into individual portions to stack onto Martin’s slider buns for a quick on-the-go meal! You can also prepare these ahead of time and freeze them in plastic wrap for an easy make-ahead option.
33. Eggnog French Toast Sticks
If you’re over the fall season before it’s barely begun (attn: pumpkin spice haters), maybe you’d rather indulge in some holiday-flavored French toast options like these Eggnog French Toast Sticks or Gingerbread French Toast Casserole.
34. Hoagie Breakfast Boats
Try this unique idea: customize your own breakfast subs by hollowing out the center of Martin’s Hoagie Rolls and baking them with your go-to scrambled egg combo like bacon, mushroom, scallions, and cheddar cheese!
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