23 Breakfast Recipes You’ll Actually Get Out Of Bed For, No Matter How Early It Feels

Is there any meal of the day more delicious than breakfast? If you're doing it right, the answer is no. Breakfast is what sets the tone for the rest of your waking hours. It's what makes you get excited about your forthcoming afternoon. And that means, if you're settling for a plain old bowl of oatmeal, or a regular, boring bagel and cream cheese, you are probably doing it wrong. These amazing breakfast recipes compiled by Spoon University promise to take your a.m. meal up a notch. Forget pancakes. Forget French toast, fancy omelets, and avocado toast. When it comes to morning, you can do way, way, way better. Need some examples to wet your palate? Think cookie dough oatmeal, to-die-for breakfast scrambles, and Nutella cereal. Wrap your head around mini bagel breakfast sliders, quiche you can make in a mug, and morning smoothies you are going to want to have with you every meal of the day. When it comes to breakfast, these meals are the best of the best. Make 'em all, or master just one. Either way, you're in for a delicious treat.

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And honestly, what could be better than starting your morning with one of these delicious dishes?

1. Banana Bread Oatmeal

Banana Bread Oatmeal
Photo courtesy of galleryhip.com

With chopped walnuts, maple syrup, and brown sugar. More here.

2. Pesto Eggs

Pesto Eggs
Photo by Christin Urso

Pestoooohmygod. Recipe here.

3. Cream Cheese French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

Cream Cheese French Toast with Caramelized Bananas
Photo by Irene Kim

Step up your French toast game. Find it here.

4. Cookie Dough Oatmeal

Cookie Dough Oatmeal
Photo courtesy of chocolatecovderedkatie.com

Must. Have. Now. Recipe here.

5. Quick Breakfast Scramble

Quick Breakfast Scramble
Photo by Analiese Trimber

With bacon and veggies. Check it out here.

6. Three-Step Nutella Cereal

Three-Step Nutella Cereal
Photo by Paulina Lam

You better believe it. Recipe here.

7. Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal
Photo courtesy of thehungryhousewife.com

Peanut butta jelly time, oatmeal style. Recipe here.

8. Mini Bagel Breakfast Sliders

Mini Bagel Breakfast Sliders
Photo by Sarah Adler

More bagels, more fun. Get it here.

9. Quiche in a Mug

Quiche in a Mug
Photo by Xiao Xiao

French-style sophistication in like, five minutes. Recipe here.

10. Morning Breakfast Smoothie

Morning Breakfast Smoothie
Photo by Ashton Caudle

Wake up, draaank (this smoothie). Recipe here.

11. Egg, Cheese, and Scallion Oatmeal

Egg Cheese and Scallion Oatmeal
Photo by Stephen Johnson

Who said oatmeal can’t be savory? Get it here.

12. Indian Breakfast Scramble

Indian Breakfast Scramble
Photo by Stephanie DeVaux

Pack ‘dat Indian flavor into your breakfast. Recipe here.

13. Overnight Breakfast Oats

Overnight Breakfast Oats
Photo by Phoebe Melnick

Make it, sleep, eat it. Almost too easy. Recipe here.

14. Brûléed Grapefruit

Brled Grapefruit
Photo by Lara Schwieger

~Fancy.~ Recipe here.

15. Raspberry Breakfast Popsicles

Raspberry Breakfast Popsicles
Photo by Lily Allen

The perfect way to cool off for a summertime breakfast. Recipe here.

16. Breakfast Almond Raisin Bites

Breakfast Almond Raisin Bites
Photo by Ta Lei

Sort of like oatmeal cookies but better. Get it here.

17. Omelette in a Mug

Omelette in a Mug
Photo by Megan Prendergast

Get your b-fast quick and easy, mug-style. Recipe here.

18. Hemp Ice Cream

Hemp Ice Cream
Photo by Kristine Mahan

Healthy ice cream for breakfast? It can be done. Recipe here.

19. Nutella Oatmeal

Nutella Oatmeal
Photo courtesy of simplyscratch.com

Because adding Nutella to anything is always the right answer. Get it here.

20. Brown Sugar Bacon

Brown Sugar Bacon
Photo by Amanda Shulman

Slap some brown sugar onto your bacon and booom. Check it out here.

21. Cereal Snack Bars

Cereal Snack Bars
Photo by Sharpay Zhang

DIY in the a.m. Do it yourself here.

22. Fig, Ricotta, and Honey Oatmeal

Fig Ricotta and Honey Oatmeal
Photo by Jaymi Heimbuch

I approve. Recipe here.

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