8 Ways to Eat Fresh Corn for Breakfast

updated Nov 30, 2023
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A stack of corn fritters on a square plate
Credit: Joe Lingeman

Fresh corn might be one of the best things about summer. We’ll take all the hot nights, sunburns, and sweaty commutes just so long as we get plenty of fresh corn — either on or off the cob.

We’re firm believers that corn can be enjoyed for any meal of the day — including breakfast. So here are five tasty ways to start your day that include our favorite kernel.

Corn Recipes

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Southwest Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

The sky is the limit when you’re thinking about what to include in this breakfast bowl, but in the summer we think fresh corn is a must-have ingredient.

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Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins
Spicy, savory corn muffins that are flecked with cheddar and jalapeños — perfect as an accompaniment to chili or pulled pork.
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Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Corn, Goat Cheese & Tomatoes

The easiest way to enjoy fresh corn at the breakfast table is by tossing some into your scrambled eggs. Once you try this recipe, we’ll bet you’ll be saying “Why didn’t I think of that?”

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Crustless Vegetable Quiche

Add whatever summer veggies you have on hand to this recipe. Corn makes a great addition, along with zucchini, tomatoes, onions, and more.

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Mixed Mushroom Egg Bakes

The mushrooms might be the star of this egg dish, but adding in a handful or two of fresh corn will certainly give the fungi a run for their money.

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Crispy Corn Fritters
The 4 easy steps for making delicious corn fritters at home.
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Fresh Corn Waffles with Summer Berry Compote Recipe
These sweet corn-speckled waffles are cooked until brown and topped with a blend of summer berries.
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Sweet Corn Blueberry Muffins
A simple cornbread-like muffin recipe made with fresh blueberries and topped with a crunchy cornmeal streusel.
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