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

<img width="770" alt="Banana Bread Oatmeal" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr15/enhanced-4175-1429886919-15.jpg" height="516" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr15/enhanced-4175-1429886919-15.jpg"/>Photo courtesy of galleryhip.com

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

2. Pesto Eggs

<img width="771" alt="Pesto Eggs" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr12/enhanced-13970-1429885426-9.jpg" height="513" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr12/enhanced-13970-1429885426-9.jpg"/>Photo by Christin Urso

Pestoooohmygod. Recipe here.

3. Cream Cheese French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

<img width="770" alt="Cream Cheese French Toast with Caramelized Bananas" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr03/enhanced-15645-1429890736-7.jpg" height="514" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr03/enhanced-15645-1429890736-7.jpg"/>Photo by Irene Kim

Step up your French toast game. Find it here.

4. Cookie Dough Oatmeal

<img width="770" alt="Cookie Dough Oatmeal" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr09/enhanced-4808-1429886721-12.jpg" height="510" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr09/enhanced-4808-1429886721-12.jpg"/>Photo courtesy of chocolatecovderedkatie.com

Must. Have. Now. Recipe here.

5. Quick Breakfast Scramble

<img width="771" alt="Quick Breakfast Scramble" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr07/enhanced-6960-1429889455-26.jpg" height="513" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr07/enhanced-6960-1429889455-26.jpg"/>Photo by Analiese Trimber

With bacon and veggies. Check it out here.

6. Three-Step Nutella Cereal

<img width="771" alt="Three-Step Nutella Cereal" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr12/enhanced-13129-1429885338-9.jpg" height="513" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr12/enhanced-13129-1429885338-9.jpg"/>Photo by Paulina Lam

You better believe it. Recipe here.

7. Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

<img width="770" alt="Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr03/enhanced-31662-1429886289-17.jpg" height="514" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr03/enhanced-31662-1429886289-17.jpg"/>Photo courtesy of thehungryhousewife.com

Peanut butta jelly time, oatmeal style. Recipe here.

8. Mini Bagel Breakfast Sliders

<img width="771" alt="Mini Bagel Breakfast Sliders" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr07/enhanced-20845-1429886806-38.jpg" height="543" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr07/enhanced-20845-1429886806-38.jpg"/>Photo by Sarah Adler

More bagels, more fun. Get it here.

9. Quiche in a Mug

<img width="771" alt="Quiche in a Mug" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/12/enhanced/webdr06/enhanced-4504-1429892177-13.jpg" height="386" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/12/enhanced/webdr06/enhanced-4504-1429892177-13.jpg"/>Photo by Xiao Xiao

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

10. Morning Breakfast Smoothie

<img width="771" alt="Morning Breakfast Smoothie" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr04/enhanced-24817-1429887270-10.jpg" height="502" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr04/enhanced-24817-1429887270-10.jpg"/>Photo by Ashton Caudle

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

11. Egg, Cheese, and Scallion Oatmeal

<img width="770" alt="Egg Cheese and Scallion Oatmeal" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr12/enhanced-13970-1429887205-15.jpg" height="578" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr12/enhanced-13970-1429887205-15.jpg"/>Photo by Stephen Johnson

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

12. Indian Breakfast Scramble

<img width="770" alt="Indian Breakfast Scramble" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr12/enhanced-12326-1429887486-12.jpg" height="515" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr12/enhanced-12326-1429887486-12.jpg"/>Photo by Stephanie DeVaux

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

13. Overnight Breakfast Oats

<img width="770" alt="Overnight Breakfast Oats" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr13/enhanced-29341-1429887966-12.jpg" height="431" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr13/enhanced-29341-1429887966-12.jpg"/>Photo by Phoebe Melnick

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

14. Brûléed Grapefruit

<img width="771" alt="Brled Grapefruit" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr13/enhanced-30158-1429888105-10.jpg" height="433" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr13/enhanced-30158-1429888105-10.jpg"/>Photo by Lara Schwieger

~Fancy.~ Recipe here.

15. Raspberry Breakfast Popsicles

<img width="770" alt="Raspberry Breakfast Popsicles" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr09/enhanced-21440-1429888903-1.jpg" height="511" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr09/enhanced-21440-1429888903-1.jpg"/>Photo by Lily Allen

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

16. Breakfast Almond Raisin Bites

<img width="770" alt="Breakfast Almond Raisin Bites" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr13/enhanced-11893-1429889148-2.jpg" height="514" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr13/enhanced-11893-1429889148-2.jpg"/>Photo by Ta Lei

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

17. Omelette in a Mug

<img width="770" alt="Omelette in a Mug" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-24682-1429889311-1.jpg" height="511" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-24682-1429889311-1.jpg"/>Photo by Megan Prendergast

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

18. Hemp Ice Cream

<img width="770" alt="Hemp Ice Cream" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr06/enhanced-4326-1429889601-27.jpg" height="560" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr06/enhanced-4326-1429889601-27.jpg"/>Photo by Kristine Mahan

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

19. Nutella Oatmeal

<img width="770" alt="Nutella Oatmeal" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr05/enhanced-28905-1429887636-1.jpg" height="515" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr05/enhanced-28905-1429887636-1.jpg"/>Photo courtesy of simplyscratch.com

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

20. Brown Sugar Bacon

<img width="771" alt="Brown Sugar Bacon" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr01/enhanced-25405-1429889896-3.jpg" height="529" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr01/enhanced-25405-1429889896-3.jpg"/>Photo by Amanda Shulman

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

21. Cereal Snack Bars

<img width="771" alt="Cereal Snack Bars" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr03/enhanced-15598-1429890509-3.jpg" height="534" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr03/enhanced-15598-1429890509-3.jpg"/>Photo by Sharpay Zhang

DIY in the a.m. Do it yourself here.

22. Fig, Ricotta, and Honey Oatmeal

<img width="770" alt="Fig Ricotta and Honey Oatmeal" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr04/enhanced-24698-1429886516-13.jpg" height="564" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/10/enhanced/webdr04/enhanced-24698-1429886516-13.jpg"/>Photo by Jaymi Heimbuch

I approve. Recipe here.

23. Fruit-Filled Parfait Waffles

<img width="770" alt="Fruit-Filled Parfait Waffles" src="http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr02/enhanced-4180-1429890638-1.jpg" height="514" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-04/24/11/enhanced/webdr02/enhanced-4180-1429890638-1.jpg"/>Photo by Irene Kim

Beautiful. Recipe here.

This article was originally written for Spoon University.

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