30 Cozy Breakfasts to Make When You’re Snowed In

updated May 1, 2019
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You wake up, check the weather, look outside the window, check the weather again and it’s true — it’s a snow day! Hurray! Today is not the day for icy smoothies or chilly yogurt bowls. You’ve got the unexpected time and energy to make something a little special. Cozy up with a warm, hearty breakfast such as an indulgent cinnamon roll breakfast bake or a savory bread, sausage, and apple hash.

Sweet Baked Goods

You’ve always wanted to try monkey bread or a homemade coffee cake, but time was never on your side, until now. Fill up your house with the sweet scent of hot cinnamon and sugar and your snow day will be complete.

Eggs in Many Ways

If you’re snowed in, you have to make do with what’s on hand, and who doesn’t have a carton of eggs in the refrigerator? Versatile, convenient, and delicious, eggs open up all sorts of cozy possibilities.

Things in Skillets

Extra cozy time means you can pull out the cast iron skillet and indulge in a hearty hash or stovetop baked eggs.

Pancakes, Waffles, and French Toast

A snow day is an extra treat, so it’s only natural that your breakfast choice should be an extra treat, too. Bring on the maple syrup!

Savory Casseroles

Breakfast casseroles are usually reserved for brunch or special occasions, but an unexpected snow day is also a cause for celebration and a reason to turn the oven on for a nice eggy, cheesy bake.

Oatmeal and Other Porridges

Instant oatmeal may be your choice on a busy, out-the-door-running kind of morning, but on a snow day you can indulge in a more luxurious version. Or better yet, go with congee or polenta for a nice change of pace.