Breakfast Recipes

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Bacon and Spinach Quiche

Filled with eggs, cream, and bacon, quiche has been a popular dish for hundreds of years. What makes it such a particularly good recipe for aspiring chefs, besides the fact that it tastes great, is how versatile it is.

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Blueberry Pancakes

Here's our favorite recipe for blueberry pancakes along with some tips to help your young short-order cook griddle them to perfection. Just remember, hot pancakes wait for no one. So have everything else (juice, milk, softened butter, and syrup) ready to go so you can enjoy them right out of the skillet.

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Boiled Eggs

Don't laugh. A properly boiled egg is one mark of a good cook.

Broccoli, Ham, and Cheese Omelet

What fillings to put into an omelet is a decision that can really bring out an aspiring chef's creativity. So while this classic combination is great for first-timers, once your child gets the hang of omelet making, encourage her to experiment with other.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate chips give this classic bread an especially nice touch. The addition of yogurt makes this favorite especially moist and delicious!

Christmas Morning Breakfast

Prepare this sausage-and-egg dish on Christmas Eve while the kids are setting out milk and cookies for Santa. Refrigerate it overnight, then pop it into the oven on Christmas morning for a quick and easy holiday breakfast.

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Easy Egg Rolls

Almost everyone likes egg rolls, everyone can make them as well.

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Egg-fried Rice

Not only is this dish delicious, but your child will think it's cool to cook scrambled eggs right in the middle of the other ingredients. For the best results, refrigerate the rice for several hours beforehand to keep it from turning mushy when you make the finished dish.

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Eggs in a Hole

It's fun to eat and a tasty treat!

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English Muffin Hearts

Topped with butter and jam, homemade English muffins are a real treat any day of the year--but these heart-shaped ones make a particularly unforgettable breakfast or snack for your child to make and share on Valentine's Day.

Ham, Cheese, and Spinach Strata

This classic brunch dish is more than delicious. It also helps eliminate some of the scrambling around you'll have to do on Easter morning. It's designed to be prepared ahead of time and then popped into the oven when you're ready. Feel free to substitute

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Heartfelt Pancakes

Serve some heart-shaped pancakes to kick off Valentine's Day -- or any other special day!

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Hot Cross Buns

Bring your kids into the kitchen to bake a traditional spring treat: spice-and-fruit buns that are eaten in England on Good Friday.

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Irish Brown Bread

For FamilyFun staffer Moira Greto and her kids, baking this Irish brown bread is a cherished family tradition. Like the simple recipe, the old-fashioned method they use - measuring and mixing ingredients with their bare hands.

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Magic Milk Bowl

Everyone at the breakfast table will do a double take when they witness this deliciously deceptive ruse that makes milk change color when it's poured on top of cereal.

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Maple French Toast

The best French Toast is made from the densest bread. Challah, brioche, and sourdough are all good choices, but if all else fails, a premium sandwich bread can stand up to the task.

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Oatmeal Pancakes

These pancake are comforting and filling. Try adding chopped nuts or dried fruit for a special treat.

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On-the-Go Breakfast Pita

A great idea for parents and kids on-the-go.

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Peanut Butter Pancakes

Peanut butter packs these breakfast flapjacks with protein and just the right amount of nutty flavor. Freeze any extras between layers of waxed paper, then simply heat them in the microwave for 35 seconds, flipping halfway through, for a busy-morning breakfast.

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Savory Pancakes

Easy to make and customize, these tasty treats are perfect any time of day. Kids love these roll-ups because they're tasty, and parents love them because they're nutritious.

  • Time: 45 minutes
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Scrambled Egg Nests

A festive, kid-friendly finger food for your Easter brunch or any special breakfast.

  • Time: 60 min
  • Complexity: medium

Strawberry Scones

The ordinary scone is too often plain and dry. This version is deliciously different. Made with fresh, juicy strawberries, it has a moist texture and a buttery flavor that's sure to please. Add a bit of lemon zest and a glittery topping of sugar -- two jobs just right for kids -- and you have a scone that's extraordinarily good.

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Sweet Cinnamon Rolls

No longer is it necessary to go to the local bakery for great-tasting cinnamon rolls made from scratch. With this recipe, you can bake a sweet and buttery batch that everyone will find irresistible.

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A breakfast classic.

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Welsh Rarebit Cheese Dream

A favorite comfort food sandwich with hot, smooth cheese sauce, a bite of tomato, and crispy English muffin. Kids will be just wild about this one too. Serve it hot and eat it right away so the rarebit stays warm and soft.

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