20 Ways to Eat Apples for Breakfast

updated Jul 5, 2023
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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.

Ways to Eat Apples for Breakfast

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Apple-Oat Breakfast Squares
A wholesome recipe for gluten-free oatmeal bars, sweetened with maple syrup and perfect for breakfast on the go.
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Apple Streusel Muffins

This recipe makes 12 muffins, more than enough for my house of two, but they keep well so we can enjoy them throughout the week.

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Morning Glory Sweet Potato Muffins

The sweet potatoes and apples make for an exceptionally moist final product, so you can trust these to hold up well for a few days after baking. All the crunchy additions make for an interesting contrast.

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Brown Butter Apple Loaf

It would be a recipe worth saving, and a recipe worth sharing.

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Apple Butter Challah

There is simply something magical about the puffed, egg-enriched loaves that sit at the center of many Jewish holiday meals and that make an extravagant base for French toast.

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Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies
Whole-grain breakfast cookies that are filled with chunks of apple, raisins, and nuts.
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Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and Cheddar

In the winter, there’s nothing more satisfying than maple-roasted apples with a little hunk of cheddar, so I decided to incorporate all of those flavors into a simple winter porridge.

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Apple Pie Granola Bars
These chewy, buttery granola bars are packed with grated apples, warming spices, and toothsome oats — perfect as a lunch-box treat or as breakfast.
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Apple Farro Breakfast Bowl with Cranberries and Hazelnuts

This breakfast bowl include satisfying farro, warm apples cooked up in coconut oil, crunchy hazelnuts, and soft cranberries. Bowl that will warm you up in the morning and satisfy you until lunch.

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Apple, Sausage, and Smoked Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

It’s filled with thick chunks of breakfast sausage, sweet apples, and smoky cheddar, making it appropriate for holiday get-togethers and those evenings when you want a cozy breakfast for dinner.

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Bread, Sausage, and Apple Hash

This is useful with the Thanksgiving menu, especially when the leftovers are crisped in a frying pan the next morning and topped with a runny fried egg.

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Crispy Turnovers with Apple, Bacon, and Caramelized Onions

When we’re feeling indulgent, nothing quite hits the spot like a buttery, flaky turnover. Particularly one stuffed with such delicious offerings as this this one.

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Apple Cinnamon Mini Monkey Breads

Leftover pizza dough is a perfect base for monkey bread and other breakfast treats.

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Apple Pie Stuffed French Toast
Transform leftover apple pie by stuffing it inside a generous slice of brioche of challah for the stuffed French toast of your dreams.
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Whipped Yogurt with Apples and Walnuts

This recipe is for warm apples and walnuts served up with creamy whipped yogurt — and I’ll let you decide if it should be morning fare or graduate to an after-dinner treat.

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Glazed Apple Fritters
How to make light, pillow-soft deep-fried donuts, stuffed with fresh fall apples.
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Apple Zucchini Muffins

These apple-zucchini muffins are the perfect compromise — with their oat crumble topping and dollop of sweetened crème fraîche, that super-rich cream cheese frosting is hardly missed.

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Apple Pancakes
These autumn-inspired pancakes will updgrade the flavor game of your breakfast table.
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Apple & Cinnamon Whole Grain Breakfast Strata

It is a delicious yet not-too-sweet breakfast casserole, made with toasty whole grain bread and a filling of apples.

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Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon-Sugar Streak
It's a moist cake with a crumb that's almost creamy, swirled with cinnamon, and juicy with small bites of apple. It will take you about 15 minutes to make.
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