Mary-Linh Tran

Junior Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

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This article is part of our monthly issue "The Breakfast Issue," an all-you-can eat celebration of one of our favorite meals. All month long, we'll share tasty new recipes, fun ideas to entertain you at home, tips for better prep, and great starts for days to come! Check out this link to find an overview of all our weekly topics, stories, and recipes—and don't forget to follow us on Instagram for behind the scenes, extras, and more!

When it comes to mornings, we all have our own rituals. Some of us enjoy working out before the sun rises, some of us press snooze three times before climbing out of bed. Some of us brew coffee, some of us drink tea. Some of us reach for quick, portable foods to enjoy on our morning commutes, some of us sit down with fried eggs and toast to mentally warm up. Despite our differences, can we all agree that nothing sets the tone for the day like breakfast? It’s the first meal we have in a day (breaking our body’s fast overnight, get it?) and arguably, the most important. 

From energy-packed smoothie bowls to replenishing porridges, sugar-high-promising plates,  fixings for those on-the-go days, and of course, every which way to cook eggs, bookmark this list to enjoy delicious first meals, no matter the occasion, forever and ever. 

Breakfast in 15 min. or less

Matcha smoothie bowl with chia seeds

Matcha smoothie bowl with chia seeds

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Herby French omelette

Herby French omelette

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Smashed green pea and feta toasts

Smashed green pea and feta toasts

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Colorful acai breakfast bowl

Colorful acai breakfast bowl

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Soufflé omelette

Soufflé omelette

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What to eat when you’re hungover

5-ingredient bacon and egg risotto

5-ingredient bacon and egg risotto

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Loaded smashed potatoes

Loaded smashed potatoes

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Savory oatmeal with jammy eggs

Savory oatmeal with jammy eggs

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Hash browns with fried eggs and bacon

Hash browns with fried eggs and bacon

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Make the perfect breakfast burger with Ruby

Make the perfect breakfast burger with Ruby

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Weekend breakfasts

Huevos rancheros with salsa verde

Huevos rancheros with salsa verde

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Khai yat sai (Thai-style stuffed omelette with mushrooms)

Khai yat sai (Thai-style stuffed omelette with mushrooms)

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Çilbir (Turkish poached eggs with yogurt)

Çilbir (Turkish poached eggs with yogurt)

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Whipped ricotta and berry brioche toast

Whipped ricotta and berry brioche toast

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Savory Dutch baby with smoked salmon and horseradish

Savory Dutch baby with smoked salmon and horseradish

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Celebration brunches

Japanese pancakes

Japanese pancakes

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Sticky pecan buns

Sticky pecan buns

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Chocolate waffles with tahini cream

Chocolate waffles with tahini cream

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Peanut butter French toast

Peanut butter French toast

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Buttermilk blueberry breakfast cake

Buttermilk blueberry breakfast cake

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Grab-and-go breakfasts

Quick energy balls

Quick energy balls

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Loaded banana and carrot breakfast muffins

Loaded banana and carrot breakfast muffins

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Breakfast quiche cups

Breakfast quiche cups

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Breakfast superfood cookies

Breakfast superfood cookies

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Black sesame milk buns

Black sesame milk buns

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Prep-ahead recipes

Overnight oats with three toppings

Overnight oats with three toppings

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Make homemade croissants with Hanna

Make homemade croissants with Hanna

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Make banana bread granola with Lisa

Make banana bread granola with Lisa

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Make bialys with Lisa

Make bialys with Lisa

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Youtiao (Chinese fried dough sticks)

Youtiao (Chinese fried dough sticks)

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If you’re *still* stuck for what to eat—or have a favorite recipe you’d like to shout-out—let us know in the comments below!

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