36 Yummy American Breakfast Foods

31 Yummy American Breakfast Foods

The best thing about American breakfast is that it's always different. You can have pancakes or waffles, toast or eggs, bacon or sausage. The possibilities are endless!

What you're in the mood for will determine what type of breakfast dish you'll want to cook up this morning. And luckily, we've got all your favorite recipes right here on our blog!

What Can I Make For Breakfast In America?

1. Pancakes And Maple Syrup

Pancakes And Maple Syrup

Pancakes are a classic American breakfast food that can be made in many ways, depending on your taste.

They are usually served with maple syrup, but you can add Nutella or jam for extra flavor.

Pancakes are an absolute delight to the palate and always leave everyone happy. Get the Pancakes With Maple Syrup recipe here.

Want more toppings for your pancakes? Here are some ideas of what to top pancakes with.

2. Hash Browns

Hash Browns

The Hash Browns meal is very popular in the United States and the European Union.

It is a breakfast dish consisting of potatoes chopped into small rounds or shredded, then pan-fried with butter or oil, often flavored with onions and green peppers.

The result is delicious when it comes to cinnamon rolls sometimes, golden brown crispy delight.

It is best to cook in a ceramic frying pan, so be sure to check out our Best Frying Pans comparison to find the right one.

3. Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Sometimes, you just want a small version of cinnamon rolls. These Mini Cinnamon Rolls fit that bill perfectly!

They're made with crescent roll dough, so they're quick and easy to put together, and are perfect for satisfying any cinnamon roll craving.

4. Bagel Recipe

Bagel Recipe

Bagels are a popular bread enjoyed by many people for their unique taste. These bagels are round and are boiled before baking. Bagels are a great breakfast food because they are filling and satisfying.

5. French Toast

French Toast

This recipe doesn't take long before waking up to a good breakfast! All you have to do is whisk together two eggs, 1/2 cup of milk, cinnamon, and vanilla.

Next, dip the bread in the egg mixture and fry it for 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Finally, top it off with maple syrup to complete this French Toast recipe!

6. Breakfast Tacos Recipe

Breakfast Tacos Recipe

This Breakfast Tacos Recipe is a dish filled with different ingredients, depending on your taste. These tacos are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. They are easy to make and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

7. Croissants


Croissants have traditionally eaten a breakfast, with most people including them in a continental breakfast. Croissants are delicious and buttery, making them an indulgent treat for the morning.

8. Southwest Breakfast Skillet

Southwest Breakfast Skillet

The Southwest Breakfast Skillet is a meal packed with vegetables and flavors. The ingredients include mushrooms, bell peppers, chard, and bacon.

These are all cooked in one skillet and topped with eggs, cheese, pico de gallo, and fresh cilantro. This makes for a delicious and satisfying breakfast or dinner meal.

9. Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

The Huevos Rancheros breakfast is a Mexican dish with fried eggs, black beans, and corn tortillas. This dish can be served as a light dinner or a hearty breakfast.

10. Cherry Muffins

Cherry Muffins

Cherry Muffins recipe is always a great breakfast meal. They are soft, moist, and make the perfect addition to any breakfast.

These Cherry Muffins create big, beautiful muffins with a simple vanilla glaze on top. This recipe makes the best muffins with sweet cherry flavor in every bite.

11. Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

This Biscuits And Gravy breakfast meal is another one of your decadent breakfasts. It may take you some time to make this for breakfast the first time, but it will become much easier for you afterward.

It would be best if you started with cold butter. If you want the meal to come out nice and even faster, try making an entire batch of biscuits, so all you’ll have to do is pull them out of the freezer and bake them.

12. Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Chicken and Waffles are a classic American breakfast dish that has become more popular.

It consists of two golden brown waffles, crispy fried buttermilk chicken with delicious syrup, and, most importantly, maple syrup.

This is one dish that will make you want to get out of bed!

13. Overnight Oats With Banana And Nuts

over night oats with banana nuts in glass jar

Overnight oats are a delicious, quick and easy breakfast that is perfect for busy mornings or warmer months.

You can make them in 5-10 minutes with just fruit juice instead of milk to keep the calories low! Get this Overnight Oats With Banana And Nuts recipe here.

14. Burritos


The Breakfast Burrito is a fantastic way to start your day. It is loaded with bacon, sausage, egg, and cheese, which will fuel you right through lunch.

You can make them veggie-friendly by replacing the meat with sweet potato and mushrooms. Or amp it up with some chorizo and jalapeños.

15. California Omelette

California Omelet

The California Omelette is a popular breakfast meal made with fresh, California-based ingredients.

These ingredients include Roma tomatoes, avocados, olives, Monterey Jack cheese, and crispy bacon. This omelette is easy to make and tasty to start your day.

Check out our Best Omelette Pans review to find out more about the best pan to make an omelette.

16. Frozen Fruit Smoothie 

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

A Frozen Fruit Smoothie is a great way to start your day with a healthy breakfast or a pick-me-up during the day.

The fruit in the smoothie provides you with a boost of necessary vitamins and minerals to start your day off right.

Plus, if you add some protein powder, you're getting your recommended daily amount of protein too!

Easy Breakfast Foods

17. Pizza


Breakfast Pizza is delicious and loaded with flavor. It takes only a few minutes to prepare and is very cost-effective. You can easily adjust the ingredients to suit your tastes.

18. Make-Ahead Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

Make-Ahead Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

As the name suggests, you can make this Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits ahead of time.

This means that you can spend a little bit of time on the weekend preparing them, and then you'll have a quick and healthy breakfast all week long!

The best part is that you can customize them to your taste.

19. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit

This Cheese Biscuit meal is perfect for a morning when you need some extra protein. The bacon, egg, and cheese provide plenty of protein and flavor. You can also make this meal healthier by using whole-grain biscuits and low-fat cheese.

20. Keto Cheesecake

nice and delicious keto cheesecake

This rich, decadent Keto Cheesecake is an absolute classic fare.

The sour cream gives it a creamy flavor and texture while the crust blends seamlessly with nuts to form one tasty bite after another!

It's so simple that even beginners can make this delectable dish- just follow these instructions here.

21. Easy Homemade Latte Recipe

Easy Homemade Latte Recipe

This breakfast meal is meant to be an easy-to-follow, tasty option for anyone looking for something different to give their morning coffee or tea.

The latte is made with milk and espresso, and it can be flavored with syrups or spices.

This recipe is easy to follow, and it only takes a few minutes to make. Get this Homemade Latte Recipe here.

22. Hot Chocolate Oatmeal

Hot Chocolate Oatmeal

This Hot Chocolate Oatmeal breakfast dish is a great way to start your day. It is rich, smooth, and creamy, and it will satisfy your chocolate craving while also filling you up with healthy old-fashioned oats.

23. Biscochito Recipe

Biscochito Recipe

The Biscochito Recipe breakfast is a popular New Mexican dish. It consists of simple ingredients such as butter, sugar, milk, and flour.

Together, these ingredients create a sweet and savory breakfast snack that can be served with coffee or tea.

24. Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

peanut butter cookie bars for breakfast

These sweet treats will have your mouth watering the moment you taste them.

Bursting with peanut butter flavour and subtle hints salt, these no-bake cookie dough bars are an irresistible amalgamation that can't be beaten for satisfying any craving!

Get this Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars recipe here.

25. Toaster Pastries

Toaster Pastries

These Toaster Pastries are a quick and easy way to start your day. These are thin rectangular confections generally designed to be popped in a toaster or heated in the oven.

You can also eat them cold. They come with many different icings and can have all sorts of fillings, such as chocolate, strawberry, or cinnamon.

26. Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is an elegant dish that is perfect for special occasions. The hollandaise sauce is made of butter, egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and pepper which are then blended into a creamy sauce.

27. Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

A Coffee Cake is a type of cake that is flavored with coffee. This delectable coffee cake has a cinnamon filling and a crispy streusel topping. It is perfect for those who enjoy a bit of crunch in their breakfast.

28. Bear Claw

Bear Claw

The Bear Claw is a pastry often eaten as a breakfast meal. It is made with a decadent almond filling and is easy to make. This pastry is a gorgeous addition to any menu!

29. Raspberry Chia Pudding With Granola

raspberry chia pudding in glass jar

This is such a great combination! The tanginess from the raspberries balances out well against the sweetness in chia, which are also rich sources of fiber. 

And you can never go wrong when granola adds its crunchy element to anything- it's just perfect for elevating dishes into something slightly more dessert-like segments during breakfast time.

Get this Raspberry Chia Pudding With Granola recipe here.

30. Grits


While grits may seem unfamiliar to some, they are a popular dish in the Southern United States. Grits are a type of cornmeal that is ground into a thick porridge.

They are usually savory, not sweet, and are an important part of a traditional meal called shrimp and grits.

This meal is composed of grits, shrimp, bacon, and cheese, a popular dish in Southern states.

To get cooking, follow this step-by-step instruction on How To Make Grits here.

31. Sweet Crepes

Sweet Crepes

Crepes are a type of breakfast dish. They are very similar to pancakes, but they are thinner and lighter.

This makes them perfect for fillings, and you will often see them rolled up with fillings in a similar way to burritos.

Standard sweet options for crepes include fruit, powdered sugar and chocolate syrup, a berry sauce, or sugar and lemon.

32. Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

This Avocado Toast recipe is a favorite meal for many people. The dish consists of a piece of toast with avocado spread on top.

It's simple, but it's also healthy and flavorful. Avocado toast is a great way to start your day, and it's perfect for a quick lunch or snack.

33. Home Fries Recipe

Home Fries Recipe

The Home Fries Recipe is a hearty way to start your day, and you can devour it as a bit of a standard appetizer. The potatoes are so delicious!

These tasty potatoes go with just about everything, and they're oh so satisfying. You'll want to have these for all three meals of the day.

34. Oatmeal Banana Blender Pancakes

delicious banana pancakes with syrup

This Oatmeal Banana Pancake recipe is perfect for those looking to spice up their morning meal with some additional nutrients. It only takes a few minutes of prep time, making it easy on your schedule!

35. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

The Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich is one of America’s most popular breakfast sandwiches.

It consists of toasted bread, crispy bacon, fried eggs, and cheese.

This sandwich has many variations, but cheese, bacon, and eggs are the most common ingredients. This sandwich recipe is a hearty and filling breakfast that will satisfy you until lunchtime.

36. Johnnycakes


The Johnnycakes recipe is a popular breakfast meal for children and adults living in Rhode Island.

The meal consists of johnnycake pancakes that are made from a cornmeal mixture that is heated on a grill.

They are usually sweetened with sugar or syrup. The pancakes are served with butter and maple syrup or fruit syrup.


These American breakfast recipes are all delicious, but which recipe are you most excited to try? Whether it's a sweet or savory option, one of these dishes is sure to satisfy your appetite in the morning.

They're hearty and filling, so you'll be happy until lunchtime or longer if that's what you need! If any of these dishes sound appealing to you, give them a try today. And make sure to share this article with friends who might enjoy it as well. Happy cooking!

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