Simple Homecooked Breakfast Ideas

Hello friends!

A little while ago I shared a bunch of ideas for tasty packed lunches. Today I’m back with some yummy breakfast inspiration, from fun make-ahead meals to quick dishes you can add to your morning routine. Of course there’s always cereal or pop tarts, but if you want some more quality fuel for your day, check out the inspiration below. 🙂

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MAKE-AHEAD BREAKFASTS

Of course, all of these could be made fresh in the morning if you have extra time. But I like having breakfasts I can quickly reheat and serve that are still fun and homemade.

Breakfast Burritos | Fill flour tortillas with scrambled eggs, cooked bacon and sausage, shredded cheese, and herbs/green onions. Fold enchilada-style and place in a glass baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese melts and all the flavors mix together. Refrigerate, or freeze if not eating within a few days. Heat in the microwave or air fryer to serve.

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Quick Bread or Muffins | Banana, pumpkin, blueberry, etc. Warm in the microwave, skillet, or air-fryer, and serve with butter. (Picture: sourdough banana bread with butter on the bottom right.)

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Ham + Cheese Egg Muffins | Lightly grease a muffin tin and line each cup with a piece of deli ham. Crack an egg into the ham and sprinkle with cheese, salt and pepper, and green onions or herbs if desired. Bake until set. Refrigerate, or freeze if not eating within a few days. Heat in the microwave or air fryer to serve.

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Smoothie | Blend up your favorite combination of fruit, veggies, peanut butter, etc. with a little milk or orange juice. Bananas are cheap and make an excellent, creamy base. Pour into pint mason jars and refrigerate for individual servings the next morning.

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Biscuits and Gravy | Use your favorite biscuit recipe (see mine here) and bag them for the next morning. Meanwhile, make the gravy. Fry some sausage or bacon in a skillet. Once cooked, sprinkle generously with flour and stir until it has soaked up the grease. Then slowly add in milk while stirring over medium heat. When thickened, season with liquid hickory smoke, seasoned salt, and pepper. Refrigerate the gravy to warm and serve over biscuits the next morning.

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  • Rice Pudding | Use up leftover cooked rice from supper to make make a sweet, comforting pudding like in this recipe. Serve cold or warm.
  • Egg Squares | In a large mixing bowl, combine lots of eggs (well-beaten), crumbled bacon or sausage, fresh or frozen spinach, shredded cheese, and seasonings. Pour into a glass baking dish, sprinkle with more cheese and bake until set. Cut into squares and refrigerate, or store in the freezer if not eating within the next few days. Heat in the microwave or air fryer to serve.
  • Pancakes/waffles | Of course you can’t go wrong with this classic. Pancakes take a little while to make so you can also fix them the night before and reheat in the skillet for breakfast. Here is my favorite pancake recipe.

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These foods don’t take long to make in the morning without extra prep.

Greek Yogurt Parfait | I love a good bowl of creamy, protein-packed Greek yogurt. Top it with granola, fruit, and a drizzle of honey.

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Egg Roll | This is a fun and special way to fix eggs, similar to an omelette. Beat eggs with a little milk, herbs/green onions, and seasoning. Pour a thin layer into a nonstick pan and cook over medium heat until set. Use a spatula or chopsticks to gently roll it up to one side of the pan, and pour another thin layer in the free space. Keep rolling the egg mixture back and forth until you’ve used up your batter. Sprinkle cheese on top (optional) and serve warm.

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Avocado Toast | One of my favorite breakfasts is sourdough bread topped with avocado and a fried egg. I usually mash the avocado with a bit of lemon juice, onion salt, and pepper.

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Cooked Oatmeal | Old-fashioned or whole rolled oats are healthy, cheap, and filling. Boil some milk, add the oats and a pinch of salt, and cook to desired consistency. Top with peanut butter, fruit, cinnamon, brown sugar, whipped cream. etc.

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Mashed Potato Pancakes | Another good way to use up leftovers from supper. Scoop mashed potatoes into a nonstick skillet, flattening with a spatula into a pancake shape. Fry in butter a few minutes on each side until brown. Serve with ketchup. (Picture: mashed potato pancake on the top left.)

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Bread + Fruit Bowl | This one’s kinda weird but I enjoy it, haha. Take bread that’s starting to get dry and top it with milk, fresh fruit, whipped cream, and a drizzle of honey.

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Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter + Fruit | A nice gluten-free option. Spread some nut butter on a rice cake and top with bananas, raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries.

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Stuffed Peaches | This is a really fun summer breakfast idea. Wash and halve a peach, removing the pit. Fill with Greek yogurt and top with granola and a drizzle of honey. (Picture: stuffed peach is under the fork.)

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  • Eggs Eggs are a great source of protein and can be quickly fixed so many different ways. Fried, scrambled, hard-boiled, etc. I like cutting a hole out of a piece of sourdough bread, placing it in the skillet, and filling it with a cracked egg. Cook like a fried egg.
  • Greek Yogurt with Peanut Butter | Mix peanut butter and a drizzle of honey into plain Greek yogurt for an extra-creamy breakfast. Top with mini chocolate chips if you want something sweeter.
  • Fruit | It’s hard to go wrong with a bowl of fruit. Serve with bacon and toast… mmm.

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And there you go! Writing this post is making me hungry. I think I’m gonna have breakfast for lunch today, haha. I hope you guys found those ideas helpful (and tasty)!

What is your favorite breakfast?

Thanks so much for reading, my friends, and have a lovely day!

***Allison***

P. S. Pin the graphic to save these ideas for later!

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20 thoughts on “Simple Homecooked Breakfast Ideas

  1. All of these look so tasty This looks AMAZING!!! cannot wait to try it out. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I do a recipe contest each month if you ever want to submit a recipe to the page feel free to check it out

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  2. I just wanted to let you know how much enjoy reading your blog. I came across it about a year ago and every week I look forward to seeing what you will post next. Greetings from northern British Columbia!

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  3. Hi Allison! I’m late commenting on posts. I loved your last post on the drawings you did. My favorites were the sculpture pieces and the lady with the white ruffled bonnet. 🙂
    The way you photograph the breakfast items looks so appetizing!!! Great selection!
    God bless and keep you!
    Valentine

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    1. Thank you – the girl in the bonnet is one of my favorites too!
      Well yay, I’m not a very good food photographer but I’m glad it still looked appetizing, haha!
      Thanks for the comment, Valentine!

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  4. Wow!! I never knew there were so many breakfast options out there. 😂They all look delicious. (I have been slightly obsessed with avocado toast lately, with the spices you mentioned and a bit of garlic. )

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