20 Ways to Eat Apples for Breakfast

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Early fall means one thing in my book: the arrival of apple season. I want to get my fill of this seasonal fruit any chance I can, but most of all I’m excited to work apples into my breakfast. From muffins and quick breads, to egg bakes and pancakes, here are 20 ways to eat apples for breakfast.

Muffins, Quick Bread, and Beyond

If you ask me, there is no better time to take out your muffin tins and loaf pans! What better way to kick off fall baking than with a loaf of quick bread or batch of apple muffins? Just don’t forget the streusel topping.

Apple Pie Granola Bars(Image credit: Izy Hossack)


Pairing apples and oats is always a good idea whether served up warm in a bowl or baked into wholesome breakfast bars. Or, when you want to change things up, swap your regular oatmeal for a chewy farro breakfast bowl.

Bread(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Savory Dishes

Don’t forget that there’s also a place for apples in savory breakfast dishes as well. Their sweet flavor complements egg casseroles and savory recipes that use rich ingredients or salty meats, like bacon and sausage.

Glazed Apple Fritters(Image credit: Naomi Robinson)

Sweet Treats

If your one true apple-filled love involves apple pie, these are the breakfast treats for you.