Make the most out of the fall harvest with these delectable apple breakfast recipes!
Besides the traditional pie, there is a variety of ways to showcase the deliciousness of apples. And on this list, I have it all.
From pancakes and muffins to parfaits and smoothies, there’s one for every mood in this collection.
They’re mostly sweet, but I’ve also thrown in a few savory treats for you as well. You’ll also find a bunch of healthy options in there.
These apple breakfast recipes will make you fall even more in love with fall. Put on your apron and preheat your oven. It’s time to get started!
Kicking things off is this moist and flavorful Dutch apple bread.
If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a quick bread loaded with apple chunks. Think pound cake, but with sweet apples in every bite.
Typically, Dutch apple bread is topped with a cinnamon streusel.
But get this: in this recipe, you’ll get both cinnamon streusel AND a vanilla glaze on top!
Because why settle for one topping when you can have two?
Start your day on a delicious but healthy note with these apple cinnamon muffins.
Muffins are usually loaded with berries. But in this recipe, you’ll give the classic muffins a fun fall twist with apples and cinnamon.
I don’t think there’s a flavor profile that better embodies the fall than apples and cinnamon.
These muffins are insanely delicious. They’re super soft, fluffy, and moist, and the combination of apples and cinnamon is pure perfection.
Regular pancakes are great. But apple cinnamon pancakes? These are next-level amazing.
The pancakes are soft, fluffy, and spiced with cinnamon. They’re awesome in and of themselves.
But what makes them out-of-this-world delectable is the warm, ooey-gooey, topping made from diced apples, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Together, they are the epitome of fall flavors.
They’re muffins, but they taste just like apple pie. It’s the perfect excuse for eating dessert for breakfast.
Because this recipe calls for canned apple pie filling, you can make it all year round. I love it!
I also appreciate that this recipe can be used for any type of pie filling.
So if you’re not in the mood for apples, you can always go for cherry or blueberry.
Apple recipes are mostly sweet, but this breakfast casserole is a mix of sweet and savory.
This casserole is a combination of cubed sourdough bread, sausage crumbles, cheese, and apples.
They’re bound together by whipped eggs and half-and-half, creating a sweet, salty, savory, and creamy dish.
It’s every amazing flavor you can think of, combined into one.
Smoothies are often made with berries, but not today. This apple smoothie is smooth, creamy, and bursting with fall flavors.
It’s sweetened with apples and bananas, made creamy by almond milk, peanut butter, and oatmeal, and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
The result is a light and refreshing smoothie that’s also healthy and satisfying. It’s great for breakfast, but also a perfect pre-workout meal.
7. Apple Crisp
If you’re missing your grandma’s baking, this recipe is for you. This apple crisp is exactly the kind of home-cooking goodness your grandma makes!
It delights your palate, warms your heart, and feeds your soul. It smells fantastic, to boot.
Seriously, with this apple crisp recipe, you can expect your house to smell heavenly all day long.
I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of plain oatmeal. I know it’s ultra-nutritious, but I can’t stand it on its own.
Thankfully, apples and cinnamon greatly enhance oatmeal’s boring flavor.
With this classic fall combination, you’ll transform basic oatmeal into a mouthwatering treat.
Try it, and I guarantee it’ll be your newest favorite oatmeal flavor.
I can never say no to French toast. I mean, who can, right? But what I don’t appreciate is the effort required to make it.
But with this recipe, making French toast is a breeze! There’s no need to wake up early in the morning because you can prepare the casserole in advance.
You won’t need to babysit the toast in front of the stove, either. Just pop the casserole in the oven and it takes care of the rest.
Say hello to Apple Brown Betty, the easy way to make apple pie. It’s a pie with an apple filling and a crumble on top.
It may not have a crust underneath, but the topping definitely makes up for what’s lacking.
Made from flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg, it’s ridiculously buttery, crumbly, and sweet.
The spices give it a warming and comforting sensation as well.
It’s the mash-up of apple crisp and coffee cake you never thought you needed!
This coffee cake is dense and moist like a pound cake, packed with apple chunks and pecans, and is topped with a crumble and brown sugar glaze.
To say that it’s epic is an understatement. Pair it with coffee for a delightful breakfast or afternoon snack.
The sound of baked oatmeal isn’t really enticing, but wait until you hear what it actually is.
Loaded with apples, raisins, and a hint of cinnamon, this oatmeal is undeniably full of flavor.
The oatmeal serves as the thick and chewy vessel that binds the components together.
Slice it into squares and you’ll get hearty and delicious morning treats.
13. Apple Turnovers
These turnovers are outrageously addictive! The pastry crust is crunchy, flaky, and buttery. Inside is a warm filling made of apples flavored with cinnamon.
Whether served plain, drizzled with vanilla glaze, or dusted with powdered sugar, they’re impossible to resist.
14. Applesauce Cake
Applesauce cake is soft and fluffy. Besides the apple flavor, the applesauce also makes the cake incredibly moist.
The cake is also studded with walnuts and raisins so that you’ll get fluffy, chewy, and crunchy in every bite.
Best of all, it all comes together in just one bowl. It’s so easy for such a delectable cake!
Apple French toasts are drizzled with cinnamon syrup. It’s fall decadence at its best.
The toasts are crisp on the outside, and tender and moist on the inside. The syrup is sweet, sticky, and wonderfully spiced.
It may be a breakfast dish, but I won’t mind eating this all day.
16. Apple Fritters
Just looking at these fritters is making my mouth water. You can already tell how indulgent they are.
The fritters are crunchy on the outside and tender inside. The apple chunks give the soft fritters flavor and a crispy contrast.
Toss the fritters with cinnamon sugar or drizzle them with vanilla glaze. Or, do both for an extra decadent treat.
If you’re looking for a nutritious treat to fill you up in the morning, look no further than this recipe.
Peanut butter, spiced apple slices, pecans, and granola on top of toast: now that’s what I call a healthy breakfast.
Each component is nutritious, but together, the tastes and textures are phenomenal.
This parfait has layers of Greek yogurt, toasted pecans, and cinnamon apples. It’s finished off with granola or cereal for added crunch.
It’s perfectly sweet and creamy, and the textures are fantastic. It’s a snap to prepare, too.
Just throw in all the ingredients in a glass, and there you have it.
What an ideal way to start the day!
19. Apple Dutch Baby
A Dutch baby pancake or a German pancake is a large popover. This recipe gives the classic a fall spin with apples and cinnamon.
It’s delicious, but also, look how pretty! Don’t worry, it doesn’t need baking expertise to create such a masterpiece.
In fact, this beauty is ready in just 40 minutes.
While I’m not an avid fan of regular oatmeal, I can’t say the same for overnight oats. Whoever came up with this idea is pure genius.
With overnight oats, there’s no need to turn on the stove. Just pour oats in a mason jar, along with yogurt, chia seeds, and maple syrup.
Chill it in the fridge, and breakfast is ready the next morning. How awesome is that?
For this recipe, you’ll glam up the basic overnight oats with an apple pie filling, made from a combo of apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Yum.
Think granola bars, but better. These bars are gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free. More importantly, they’re insanely delicious.
They’re crunchy, chewy, and bursting with cozy fall flavors. They’re easy to eat and perfect on the go.
Bring this to your next yoga session for a hearty post-workout treat.
Is it a pie, a pudding, or an egg bake? Who cares? All that matters is that it’s delicious.
While the primary flavor of this baked good comes from the apples, you’ll also love the added layers of flavors and textures from dried cranberries, pecans, and maple syrup.
These scones are crisp, crumbly, light, and airy with flaky centers. How amazing is that textural variety, am I right?
They’re also packed with autumn flavors. They’re buttermilk scones at the base, but the apple chunks and cinnamon make them all the more phenomenal.
While it sounds like a complicated recipe, don’t be intimidated. Muesli is actually quite easy to make.
In fact, this recipe is so easy, it only takes 5 minutes to prepare.
Just combine all the ingredients – oats, chopped apples, walnuts, chocolate chips, almond milk, and cinnamon – in a jar, and wait overnight.
This pudding isn’t only sweet, but rich, creamy, savory, and salty as well. The complex flavor combination makes it outrageously delicious.
Besides the chunks of bread, this pudding also features apples, bacon, and sharp cheddar cheese.
Flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon, it also embodies that lovely autumn flavor.
26. Apple Butter
Last but not least is apple butter – the perfect spread to your toast, muffins, and biscuits.
It’s sweet, creamy, and buttery. It smells and tastes absolutely divine.
While it does take a while to make, your involvement in the entire process is minimal.
Just place the ingredients in the slow cooker, and your job is done.
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