Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Morning Right

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I genuinely believe that one of the best ways to ensure we start our day right is having a delicious breakfast—especially during the holiday season. With this in mind, I’ve carefully curated this list of top Thanksgiving breakfast ideas to make your mornings extra special! From tarts and toasts to muffins, rolls, and more, it’s all here! 

Crescent Breakfast Tart

Let’s start with some tarts for breakfast! What I love about this recipe is that it features the crowd’s favorite breakfast staples—eggs & bacon! Plus, you can prepare this in just 15-30 minutes, making it perfect for lazy mornings.

Crescent Dough Is The Secret Ingredient To This Cheesy Bacon & Egg Tart
As pretty as it is delicious!
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Crescent Dough Is The Secret Ingredient To This Cheesy Bacon & Egg Tart

Eggnog Pancakes

Of course, when you hear the word breakfast, pancakes are one of the first things that come to mind. These eggnog pancakes, topped with homemade cranberry maple syrup, are the perfect Thanksgiving breakfast—kids will surely love them too!

Eggnog Pancakes with Cranberry Maple Syrup
These perfectly spiced and fluffy eggnog pancakes recipe is topped with a homemade cranberry maple syrup making this the best holiday breakfast ever!
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Eggnog Pancakes with Cranberry Maple Syrup

Holiday Breakfast Board

Yes! What’s a breakfast list without the classic breakfast boards? I always love making holiday breakfast boards when I’m feeling extra because there’s so much you can do and add, from pancakes to bacon, sausage, and fruit. Plus, you can prepare some dishes the day before, making your morning even easier! 

Christmas Breakfast Board
New toys are the not only shining star on Christmas Morning, this Christmas Breakfast Board will help full everyone belly. It’s almost Christmas!!!
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Christmas Breakfast Board

Sweet Potato Morning Glory Muffins

From the name itself, these sweet potato muffins will surely bring glory to your morning. I’m a huge fan of Morning Glory muffins! They’re wonderfully moist, with just the right amount of sweetness, and filled with tasty ingredients like apple, coconut, and spices. 

Sweet Potato Morning Glory Muffins
Sweet potato Thanksgiving leftovers around? You’ll love this easy sweet potato morning glory muffin recipe, full of whole wheat goodness.
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Sweet Potato Morning Glory Muffins

The Thanksgiving Leftovers Croque Madame.

I know the feeling of stressing about Thanksgiving leftovers and wondering what to do with them. Well, I got you with this leftovers croque madame, loaded with turkey, crispy prosciutto, croissants, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and even some roasted brussels sprouts!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Croque Madame
Looking for the perfect sandwich to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers? Try this Thanksgiving Leftovers Croque Madame sandwich.
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Croque Madame

Turkey Breakfast Meal Prep

Are you looking for something healthy and protein-packed for your Thanksgiving breakfast? Then this Turkey Breakfast Meal Prep is just what you need! I love how you can easily find all the ingredients in your kitchen, and you can even make it ahead of time.

Turkey Breakfast Meal Prep
Turkey Breakfast Meal Prep Today I’m sharing a simple meal prep idea that I made over the weekend. Opened up the fridge to see ground turkey and a few veggies that really needed to be used up soon, so I decided to turn those ingredients into meal prep for the week.
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Turkey Breakfast Meal Prep

Roasted Pumpkin with Yogurt Sauce and Pine Nuts

The sight of this roasted pumpkin is so appetizing—it’s practically calling me to try it right away! The yogurt sauce is truly exceptional, perfectly matching the golden-roasted pumpkin and pine nuts. I have no more words, just chef’s kiss!

Roasted Pumpkin with Yogurt Sauce and Pine Nuts
Here’s an excellent way to quickly dress up roasted pumpkin – casually drizzle with a lemon yogurt sauce. It’s superb!
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Roasted Pumpkin with Yogurt Sauce and Pine Nuts

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Greek Yogurt

I just can’t get enough of pancakes, and these apple cinnamon pancakes are the epitome of fall flavors! Fluffy and thick, topped with beautifully sautéed apples, these pancakes are an ideal Thanksgiving breakfast that’s both delicious and easy to prepare.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Greek Yogurt
These Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are flavorful and fluffy and topped with sautéed apples cooked in a cinnamon glaze. Perfect Fall breakfast.
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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Greek Yogurt

Vanilla Brown Butter Pear Baked Oatmeal

The amount of recipes you can do with oatmeal is just infinite! One standout is this Vanilla Brown Butter Pear Baked Oatmeal—it looks as delightful as it tastes! Filled with cinnamon-spiced pears and vanilla brown butter, this oatmeal bake is 100% perfect for fall.  

Vanilla Brown Butter Pear Baked Oatmeal
Wonderful vanilla brown butter pear baked oatmeal with hints of cinnamon and sweet pears in every bite. The perfect breakfast!
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Vanilla Brown Butter Pear Baked Oatmeal

Roasted Pineapple Whipped Ricotta Toast With Sea Salt

This toast is not like the others! Picture this: a tasty toast topped with whipped ricotta and roasted pineapple—Interesting and yummy! Drizzled with honey and sprinkled with sea salt, it’s very filling and perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Roasted Pineapple Whipped Ricotta Toast with Sea Salt
I’m having a toast problem. I will seriously put anything on a piece of toast. It is getting ridiculous. But! I have good reasoning. Just look at this grainy, seedy bread! Would you want to throw everything on top of it too?
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Roasted Pineapple Whipped Ricotta Toast with Sea Salt

Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts

Here’s the ultimate Thanksgiving leftover melt (from the words of the recipe creator herself!), featuring mashed potato waffles loaded with turkey, smashed avocado, tangy cranberry sauce, creamy brie, and crispy bacon for an extra taste! 

Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts
Also known as the ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Melt. There is mashed potatoes (in the waffles!!), turkey (that your gonna butter up!), cranberry sauce, brie and some bacon if you are into it.
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Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts

Crispy Parmesan Roast Potatoes

If you’re craving a quick and satisfying breakfast, these crispy parmesan roast potatoes are a must-try. They’re roasted to golden perfection with a crispy parmesan crust – that crispy crust will definitely win people over! 

Crispy Parmesan Roast Potatoes
Potatoes roasted with parmesan cheese that get all sort of nice and golden brown, crispy and good! Seriously better than french fries!
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Crispy Parmesan Roast Potatoes

Savory Bacon & Cheddar Cheese Muffins

Looking for a crowd-pleasing breakfast idea? These savory bacon & cheddar cheese muffins are a perfect choice! Packed with moist, flavorful bacon and cheese, they’re perfect for breakfast. Seriously, you can never go wrong with bacon and cheese! 

Savory Bacon & Cheddar Cheese Muffins
These Savory Bacon & Cheddar Cheese Muffins are so moist and flavorful. Serve them as a side dish or even for breakfast. They are always a crowd-pleaser!
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Savory Bacon & Cheddar Cheese Muffins

Cranberry Orange Rolls

Are you searching for a vegan and dairy-free Thanksgiving breakfast idea? These cranberry orange rolls are exactly what you need! They’re fluffy, filled with a sweet tangy cranberry filling, and topped with a delightful orange glaze—vegan, dairy-free, and delicious! 

Cranberry Orange Rolls (Vegan, Dairy-Free)
Cranberry Orange Rolls – perfect for the holidays! A hint of orange zest, filled with a sweet tangy cranberry filling.
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Cranberry Orange Rolls (Vegan, Dairy-Free)

Pumpkin Shakshuka Recipe

Nothing says Thanksgiving breakfast like a pumpkin recipe, and this pumpkin shakshuka hits all the right notes! It’s bursting with flavor and easy to prepare. Plus, it’s also gluten-free! 

Autumnal Pumpkin Shakshuka
With only a few ingredients, this pumpkin shakshuka recipe is loaded with autumnal flavor. Serve it on potatoes or with crusty bread for a delicious and filling breakfast.
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Autumnal Pumpkin Shakshuka

Berry French Toast Casserole

I extremely love French toast casseroles, and adding fresh berries takes it to another level of deliciousness — heavenly! What makes this recipe even better is that you can prepare everything the night before. Plus, you can switch up the berries to suit your taste! 

Berry French Toast Casserole (Make Ahead Overnight)
This Berry French Toast Casserole recipe is an easy and delicious make ahead recipe breakfast or brunch. Make ahead the night before!
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Berry French Toast Casserole (Make Ahead Overnight)

Caramelized Banana Rice Cakes

I’m a huge fan of rice cakes for their crunchy texture, and this caramelized banana peanut butter recipe is simply delicious! The blend of naturally sweet bananas, nutty peanut butter, and crispy rice cakes makes for a satisfying and wholesome breakfast. 

Caramelized Banana Rice Cakes
These caramelized banana rice cakes are going to take your breakfast on another level 🤣 Best kind of sweet breakfast and ready in under 5 minutes! Caramelized bananas are also great on their own or with pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, ice cream or yogurt.
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Caramelized Banana Rice Cakes

Pumpkin French Toast

Another French toast recipe, but this time with a Thanksgiving staple—pumpkin! This version is light, fluffy, and perfect for a chilly fall morning. With just the right blend of pumpkin and spices, it’s amazing topped with butter, syrup, or whipped cream.

Pumpkin French Toast
Light, fluffy French Toast in a pumpkin batter makes this the perfect fall breakfast on cool mornings! Just the right amount of pumpkin and spices. Top it with butter, syrup or whipped cream.
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Pumpkin French Toast

Cinnamon Roll Turkeys

These cinnamon roll turkeys are hands down the cutest breakfast idea for Thanksgiving—just look at those adorable googly eyes! Kids will absolutely love these treats that combine cinnamon rolls with crispy bacon. 

Cinnamon Roll Turkeys
The cutest turkey you’ll see this year.
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Cinnamon Roll Turkeys

A huge thank you to the original recipe creators for their creativity and effort in coming up with these amazing Thanksgiving breakfast ideas. I’m sure that these recipes will make our holiday mornings better!

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