9 St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Ideas To Kickstart Your Day Of Drinking And Debauchery

March has officially begun, which means we are nearing closer and closer to St. Patrick's Day. But in order to pay tribute to the patron saint of Ireland, you are going to need a filling St. Patrick's Day breakfast. Because whether you plan on celebrating from your cubicle or participating in a parade, you need a breakfast that packs plenty of energy, not to mention a giant dose of St. Paddy's Day spirit.

Now, there are some obvious ways to bring the holiday into your morning dish. You could blend yourself a verdant, veggie-packed smoothie. You could drop some food dye into your pancake batter and call it a day. You could go wild and enjoy some St. Patrick’s Day desserts as an early a.m. treat. Or you could cook up a dish that requires minimal effort, but exhibits much more creativity.

With a little extra effort, you can easily whip up a St. Patrick's Day breakfast that will have your friends screaming Erin go bragh all day long. From traditional Irish fare to green-ified confections, here are nine St. Patrick's Day breakfast recipes that will help you kick off the holiday’s festivities, and hopefully, keep you somewhat sober during your pub crawl.

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Brussels Sprouts and Baby Greens Pie

Having a few friends over for a pre-parade brunch? Whip up Kitchen Confidante’s veggie-packed pie. Stuffed with eggs, cheese, and a lot of greens, this pseudo quiche will keep you energized till beer o’clock.

Image and recipe: Kitchen Confidante

Irish Soda Bread

It wouldn’t be a St. Patrick’s day celebration without a slice of Irish soda bread. While there are plenty of recipes to try, A Cozy Kitchen’s festive confection is packed with a special ingredient — whiskey-soaked raisins. Sounds delicious, right?

Image and recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Green Velvet Donuts

You’ll be the hit of the office when you bring in a batch of The Little Epicurean’s green velvet donuts. These baked goodies are a simple and sweet way to enjoy the holiday’s hue in the morning

Image and recipe: The Little Epicurean

Red Flannel Hash

There’s no substitute for old-fashioned corned beef and hash. But if you’re entertaining vegetarian friends, try The Kitchn’s red flannel hash. This meat-free alternative uses beets and cabbage, which gives the dish its vibrant color.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffins

For a breakfast that’s salty and sweet, bake up a batch of Cleo Coyle’s pistachio muffins. The key to their moist texture lies in the ricotta.

Image and recipe: Cleo Coyle

Irish Cream Filled Donuts

You get a double dose of booze with Half Baked Harvest’s decadent donuts. In addition to being stuffed with a spiked filling, the confections are topped with Irish cream ganache.

Image and recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Spinach Pancakes

These aren’t your typical St. Paddy’s Day pancakes. Instead of food dye, Weelicious’ recipe uses spinach to give the dish its color. But don’t worry — because of spinach’s mild flavor, these flapjacks taste totally normal.

Image and recipe: Weelicious

Irish Potato Pie

If you plan on drinking all day (and we’re sure many of you are), then you’ll want a breakfast that keeps you energized and somewhat sober. For that, we recommend A Spicy Perspective’s Irish potato pie. The combination of cheese, potatoes, and bacon is sure to get you through the pub crawling. In fact, we suggest making two so you have something to cure your hangover the following morning.

Image and recipe: A Spicy Perspective

Irish Coffee

Give your caffeine a little kick this St. Patrick’s Day with The Kitchn’s Irish coffee. If you have to be in the office though, we suggest you save this cup of joe till the afternoon.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn