11 'Breakfast Club'-Inspired Breakfast Recipes To Celebrate The Film's 30 Year Anniversary (And Feed Your Nostalgia)

Grab your favorite breakfast foods from the '80s, and get ready to celebrate. It's been 30 years since The Breakfast Club first premiered in 1985, but it remains one of the most iconic films of all time. On Saturday, March 24, 1984, five students reported for detention. But even after 97 minutes of sheer film genius, we never really found out what the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal actually ate for breakfast. 

But at least we can take some guesses. To celebrate the iconic film in the best way possible (with food), we've put together a list of 11 breakfast foods that would right fit in during the 1980s — and are just as tasty today. 

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Homemade Pop Tarts

Start your day off right with a homemade version of the much-loved pop tart. 

Image and recipe: Princess Pinky Girl via Pinterest


Cinnamon Roils

Just like your local mall’s Cinnabon used to make! 

Image and recipe: Bakerella



Homemade Lucky Charms

They’re magically delicious! 

Image and recipe: Spiced Blog via Pinterest

Strawberry Milk

Who doesn’t love a nice refreshing glass of flavored milk? You can even pour it over your Cheerios. 

Image and recipe: Cookie Monster Cooking

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bagel Bites

Cinnamon. Toast. Crunch. Bagel. Bites. Need we say more? 

Image and recipe: Deliciously Yum


Homemade Toaster Strudel

These cherry and cream cheese turnovers are just like your favorite toaster treat, with one major improvement: you can add on as much glaze as you want. No mini frosting packets for you! 

Image and recipe: Averie Cooks 

Orange PushUp Smoothie

There’s nothing quite like a melting orange-flavored ice cream treat on a summer day, and now you can have it in your breakfast smoothie. 

Image and recipe: Averie Cooks via Pinterest


Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

No ’80s school lunch was complete without a classic PB&J — and now you can recreate the magic for breakfast with these scrumptious muffins.

Image and recipe: My Baking Addiction

Hot Spiced Tea with Tang

If you spent your childhood sipping on ice cold Tang in the mornings, you’re sure to appreciate this spicy tea version. 

Image and recipe: Faithful Provisions via Pinterest

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups

Grab a roll-up before you hop on the subway for a delicious morning treat. 

Image and recipe: Yahoo! Shine Canada via Pinterest

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Croque Madame

The Krispy Kreme gets a major upgrade with this savory-sweet combination. 

Image and recipe: Willow Bird Baking