Whether or not you believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we can all agree that it's easily the most delicious. It's the one meal where the choice to go sweet or savory is completely up to us — pancakes and eggs are both fair game. We developed a whole lot of breakfast recipes this year that were not only sweet or savory, but also wholesome and decadent, to fit whatever the morning mood is. These 11 were your most favorite recipes of all.
What's better than French toast from a diner? French toast that tastes like it's from a diner but can be enjoyed while you're still in your pajamas at home.
This sweet toast starts with thick slices of challah bread that are then slathered with a mixture of browned butter, sugar, and shredded coconut, and baked until bubbling and golden.
Think of these cups as extra-hearty oatmeal muffins — ready to be grabbed at a moment's notice when you need a wholesome, filling breakfast to kick off your morning right.
While most cinnamon roll recipes are a bit of a project, as they involve yeast that requires two rises, this version swaps out the yeast for self-rising flour, which has enough baking powder in it to give the rolls a nice puff and lift.
Dessert is usually what comes to mind when you think of trifle, but this version is 100% breakfast. Yes, there's cake, but it's layered with lots of yogurt and fresh fruit.
Frittatas are a catch-all for any odds and ends you have hanging around in your refrigerator. This one takes a slew of veggies and cheese and yields a hearty breakfast that serves a crowd.
These breakfast cookies are filled with oats, Greek yogurt, and just enough cocoa powder to make them feel like a treat. They freeze well, so they're a smart pick to have on hand when you need something quick.
It's hard not to love the ease of overnight oatmeal. This version is inspired by morning glory muffins and is filled with sweet chunks of apples, plump raisins, shredded carrots, and crunchy walnuts.
There's a lot to love about this French toast casserole, but perhaps the icing on the cake is the cinnamon-sugar streusel topping that's sprinkled on top just before it goes in the oven.
These breakfast squares taste like those packets of cinnamon apple instant oatmeal, and we mean that in a good way. They're just sweet enough and pack up in lunch boxes and work bags quite well.
Steel-cut oats are a great contender for the slow cooker, as they require a long time to soften and become delicious. This version is filled with all the pumpkin spice goodness you need and is finished with a decadent drizzle of heavy cream.
Did you have a favorite new breakfast recipe this year? We'd love to hear all about it!