52 Over the Top Breakfast Recipes

Need some early morning incentive to avoid hitting the snooze button? From syrup-topped confections to hearty fare with hollandaise, these indulgent recipes boldly go where no breakfast has gone before.

Part of: Comfort Food: Family Favorites

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Bacon Waffles

"This recipe is definitely worth a repeat. My husband drenched his waffles in syrup and couldn't stop swooning over them."

-Susie D

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Ultimate Pancakes

"This is the best pancake recipe ever. I will never use boxed mix again. In 10 to 15 minutes you have an airy piece of breakfast heaven."

-I<3butter!

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Breakfast Fondue

Nothing makes breakfast more fun than turning mini waffles into dippers for a peachy fondu!

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Breakfast Shepherd's Pie

"I love the layers of cheese, potatoes and hash. This recipe delicately combines all my favorite breakfast foods into one easy-to-make meal."

-Tdids34

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Creme Brulee French Toast

"This French toast has a layer of bread, a layer of caramel syrup and a layer of egg custard. It's very rich but very delicious."

-Bayhill

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California-Style Eggs Benedict

"This was the ultimate Sunday brunch treat for me and my husband. We both absolutely loved this meal."

-French Tart

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Twisted Bacon

"This is a great twist to an already delicious breakfast sidekick. I loved the little touch of heat with the sweetness from the sugar."

-atlfitgirl

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Cinnamon Roll Waffles

"These really tasted like cinnamon rolls. The waffles were just the way I like: crispy on the outside and tender on the inside."

-Baby Kato

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Lavender Pancakes

"These pancakes were so light and airy. The lavender added a nice touch."

-Mikekey

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Baked Egg Ham Cups

"These tasted very good and were very easy to make. We really enjoyed having something a little different for breakfast."

-Delicious as it Looks

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Easy Crepes

"This is a great crepe recipe. They are perfect with both sweet and savory fillings."

-May I Have That Recipe

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Apple-Stuffed French Toast

"This was a very special breakfast. It's unusual to find a recipe that every member of my family likes, but this one was a success."

-TnuSami

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Ham & Cheese Omelet Rolls

"This is a great way to feed everyone at once instead of making one omelet at a time. We all liked the creamy texture from the cheese."

-kelli harris

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Meaty Breakfast Balls

"What a nice change from the normal breakfast variety. Hot sausage adds a nice touch of heat and flavor to the balls."

-TeresaS

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Copycat Waffle House Waffles

"These waffles were fantastic. Adding malt gave them the extra-special taste they needed."

-Leetie16

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Pancakes with Blood Orange Honey

"These pancakes were very good. They were tender, fluffy, light and tasty."

-Baby Kato

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Crumpets with Cheese & Bacon

"What a tasty breakfast. The layers of cheddar and bacon made the crumpets crisp on top and tender in the middle."

-Baby Kato

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Cap'n Crunch French Toast

"This is a great recipe for the kids. We kept some of the cereal pieces a little bigger for extra crunch."

-May I Have That Recipe

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Sausage Gravy & Biscuits

"We have been raving about this great meal all day. Don't overlook refrigerated biscuits, because the gravy makes this breakfast a winner."

-CHEF GRPA

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Blueberry & Almond Crepes

"These crepes taste like my favorite cheese blintzes. It's great to make them ahead and quickly pop them in the oven before a special brunch."

-Geema

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Bacon & Egg Lasagna

"This was amazing. It was packed with eggs and bacon, which of course make everything taste better."

-anniesnomsblog

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Cornmeal-Molasses Pancakes

"This is a great recipe. The pancakes were crisp around the edges from the cornmeal and tender on the inside."

-Queen Roachie

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Sourdough Waffles

"I have always enjoyed sourdough, and that drew me to this recipe. The combination of flour tasted outstanding."

-Sydney Mike

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Creole Breakfast Stack

"We all loved the spicy kick that this breakfast had. The contrast between the crispy potato and the soft egg was a delight."

-Starrynews

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Berry-Stuffed French Toast

"This recipe seems more elaborate than it actually is. I couldn't believe how simple it was to put together."

-Dine & Dish

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Sausage & Crescent Breakfast Casserole

"This is a great morning casserole and a very filling one-pot meal."

-diner524

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Blueberry Pancakes

"My family ate two batches of these pancakes because they were so good. We were surprised by how moist and fluffy they were."

-Al Al

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Eggs in a Nest

"These are delicious, easy to make and perfect for any occasion. This recipe is definitely worth five stars."

-luke10203

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Sugar & Spice Bacon

"This bacon tastes like glazed ham. Everyone should have this recipe on file."

-Dienia B.

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Breakfast Banana Split

"This recipe made me a hero among my grandchildren. They all gobbled up their breakfast."

-Happy Harry #2

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Hash Brown Omelet

"This was a tasty breakfast. I was able to throw the ingredients together and then relax with my coffee while they cooked."

-Beautiful BC

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Breakfast Pigs in Blankets

"What a nice little start to our morning. These were very easy to make and super flavorful."

-weekend cooker

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Tex-Mex Sausage Cups

"I made these for a big family breakfast. Everyone really enjoyed them."

-internetnut

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Waffle Iron French Toast

"What a brilliant idea. The recipe itself is just fantastic."

-brokenburner

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Ham Breakfast Casserole

"This is a really nice casserole, and I love that it can be made the night before. It is like a breakfast sandwich you eat with a fork."

-GaylaJ

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Baked Oatmeal

"My kids loved this breakfast. It tasted like a warm oatmeal cookie."

-melissahaley29

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Southern Eggs Benedict

"This recipe made a perfectly elegant brunch for my husband and me. The eggs were rich and delicious."

-PaulaG cooker

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Breakfast Burgers

"The butter and parsley went great with the flavor of the egg and the burger. This is a wonderful addition to my favorite recipes."

-Inge 1505

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Pepperoni Omelet

"The flavor from the pepperoni is outstanding. It blended beautifully with the cheddar, potato, sweet onion and egg."

-Baby Kato

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Breakfast Brownies

"These made a tasty breakfast treat. They had a nice chocolatey flavor but weren't overly sweet."

-loof

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Toad in a Hole

"Savory custard, pork sausage and gravy? You can't go wrong. Just make sure you can face the rest of the day in a leisurely manner."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

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Belgian Waffles

"It doesn't get any better than this. These are truly the best Belgian waffles I've ever had."

-love4culinary

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Eggs Benedict Wrap

"Why haven't I ever thought of this before? I really enjoyed this wrap."

-Pot Scrubber

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Banana Bread Muffins

"These muffins are very good. They are light and moist with the perfect amount of sweetness."

-CarrolJ

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Bacon & Egg Tarts

"This is a convenient way to eat bacon, eggs and toast. The eggs came out exactly how I wanted and firm enough to serve as a finger food."

-GaylaJ

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Potato Baskets with Cheese & Bacon

"These cute little cups really pack a lot of flavor for using only five ingredients."

-cuticooper_9181577

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Bacon Egg & Cheese Tacos

"This was a really tasty and quick recipe. The cooking method was perfect."

-Peter J

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Bacon & Cheese French Toast

"These were so fun to make. The addition of bacon was awesome."

-Wildflour

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Mexican Breakfast Bake

"I loved this so much, I cried tears of salsa."

-gailanng

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Spicy Hash Browns

"This is just what I'm looking for in the morning. The potatoes have enough spicy flavor to give a tingle without being too overpowering."

-Fern589

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Mom's Homemade Biscuits

"These are the best-tasting biscuits that I have ever tried. They are fragile, sweet and flaky."

-Baby Kato

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Bonus: Pancake Syrup

"Bye-bye, Mrs. Butterworth's! This was so much better than anything store-bought."

-earlybird

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