If you're still eating cold cereal every morning, you're missing out on what is arguably the best meal of the day. When your eyes are still droopy and your brain is still foggy, there's nothing like a warm and filling breakfast to turn things around. What you eat for breakfast can set the tone for the rest of your day.
In a breakfast rut? I asked nine awesome bloggers to share the most popular recipe on their sites so you can get some inspiration. Prepare yourself for pancakes, burritos, French toast sticks, and cookies — yes, cookies.
1. Breakfast Burritos from What's Gaby Cooking
I could eat breakfast tacos or burritos every single morning for the rest of my life. I'm serious! This recipe from What's Gaby Cooking — with roasted potatoes, avocado, bacon, and cilantro (sorry for the haters) — is exactly what I want to make right now.
2. Baked French Toast Sticks from Cooking Classy
Why make regular ol' French toast when you can make French toast sticks instead? You get more of that crispy, sugary outside with this easy method. Cooking Classy also recommends you pair these sticks with bacon, which is just the best idea ever.
3. Banana, Blueberry, and Pecan Pancakes from Anna Jones
Who can resist a tower of homemade pancakes dripping with something sweet? Nobody, that's who. These gorgeous stacks include bananas, blueberries, pecans, coconut, and lime (!!) and you should probably make them immediately. The recipe comes from A Modern Way to Eat (with image by Brian W Ferry).
4. Fresh Huevos Rancheros from Cookie + Kate
Cookie + Kate describes huevos rancheros as "the most perfect vegetarian meal," which is a very bold statement. But it really could be true. This breakfast pile includes eggs, beans, cheese, vegetables, and tortillas, which are all perfect food groups.
5. Hearty Apple Spiced Baked Buckwheat from The First Mess
If you love oatmeal in the winter (or any other time of year, for that matter) you should give this recipe a try. The base is warm buckwheat groats, walnuts, and apple.
6. Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies from Chelsea's Messy Apron
Have you been introduced to the glory that is the breakfast cookie? These on-the-go treats from Chelsea's Messy Apron are packed with oats, peanut butter, and chocolate for something that's a little sweet but also totally justifiable as the first thing to eat in the day.
7. Oats and Chia Seeds with Almond Milk from Amy Chaplin
This is the perfect breakfast recipe for hot summer mornings. It's cooling, easy to make ahead of time, and makes a great base for fresh berries or peaches. Gimme.
8. Apple Pancakes from Brooklyn Supper
These deliciously simple pancakes are just the thing you want to make when the heat starts to break and September rolls into October. I love that these pancakes are made with yogurt and lemon zest, and are topped with fresh apples — it's just the thing I want to wake up to.
9. Maca Cacao Puff Cereal from Dolly and Oatmeal
Make your own cereal? What? I promise it's not as hard as it seems. This recipe calls for puffed brown rice and millet, cacao powder, maca powder, nuts, almond butter, and maple syrup. Assemble the ingredients, bake, et voila!
What's your favorite thing to make for breakfast? Let us know in the comments!