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15 Best Breakfast Sides (+ Easy Recipes)

Looking for the perfect breakfast side dishes to get you all pumped up in the morning? Say no more!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You need to fuel your body with tons of energy to get you going.

Breakfast Croissants with Coffee
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So don’t settle for just one dish – the more, the better! 

Sure, you can’t go wrong with eggs, bread, and jam – you know, the usual stuff.

But if you want to start your day with a bang, I suggest you supplement your meal with these amazing, heavenly-smelling sides.

Trust me, if you’re not a morning person, these sides are a must. They’re hearty, delicious, and will actually make you look forward to waking up early!

I know you’re getting eager, so without further ado, here are 15 breakfast sides to round out your morning meal.

1. Buttermilk Biscuits

You won’t believe how ridiculously flaky, fluffy, and buttery these buttermilk biscuits are! If you want to start your day right, this is definitely the side dish for you. 

I love the multiple layers in these biscuits! They’re so easy to make, too!

You only need 6 ingredients to prepare them. Plus, the whole kneading and folding process takes just 2 minutes!

2. Cinnamon Rolls

Want to load up with carbs but also have a hankering for dessert? I hear ya. I’m a sucker for sweets, too! These cinnamon rolls are guaranteed to satisfy that craving.

Super soft and fluffy bread loaded with brown sugar, cinnamon, and a sweet glaze on top? These rolls are definitely a great way to start your day.

They’re easy to make, as well! Unlike other recipes, this one is done in just 45 minutes. 

3. Croissants

Rich, buttery, flaky – these crescent-shaped French pastries are the stuff of dreams.   

Sure, you can always get croissants from your favorite bakery, but if you’re up for a challenge, why not make them yourself?

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Normally, croissant recipes are a nightmare for novice bakers. If you’ve never tried making them before, I highly recommend that you start with this recipe.

It’s a lot easier than most, but the finished product tastes just as heavenly.

4. Scones

If you haven’t tried these homemade scones before, you’re in for a treat.

Soft, flaky, and buttery, these scones are to die for! Whether you pair them with a sweet or savory topping, you can’t go wrong. 

If you’re new to baking scones, this recipe is a cinch. It’s loaded with lots of tips to help you perfect your first scones! 

5. Bacon

Bacon is everybody’s go-to breakfast meat. No one can say no to this crispy, smoky, and savory thing of beauty!

You can fry it up as is, or add a bit of brown sugar to get a bit of caramelization going. Sweet and salty is always a good combo!

You can also opt for a thicker cut than the standard thin slices. Sure, it won’t be crisp, but it’ll still be delicious!

6. Sausage 

Looking for a meaty and savory filling for your bread? Sausage it is! 

Seasoned with marjoram, cloves, chilli, pepper, and sage, these patties are out of this world. Who would have thought breakfast would be this good? 

These sausages are a breeze to make, to boot! All you need is ground pork and a bunch of spices to make these epic patties. 

7. Hash Brown Casserole

We can’t talk about breakfast dishes and not bring up potatoes. Creamy, starchy, and tasty, potatoes are the perfect morning treat. This casserole proves it!

It’s made with shredded potatoes, creamy sauce, and lots of cheese. My mouth is watering!

As a bonus, this dish only requires 5 minutes of hands-on prep and 45 minutes of baking! Easy-peasy.

8. Sticky Buns

Cinnamon rolls are awesome, but these sticky buns are something else. 

Soft buns stuffed and topped with sugar, cinnamon, butter, honey, and pecans – it’s madness, and I love it.

This dish isn’t something you want to eat when you’re on a diet, but every calorie is worth it. I’m willing to jog for hours to make up for it!

9. Fried Apples

Fried apples are an ever-popular Southern dish. I like to call them happiness in a bowl. They’re sweet, slightly savory, and absolutely tasty!

They’re so versatile, too! Whether you use them as an apple pie or crepe filling, you can’t go wrong.

Or how about having them for breakfast with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?

They’re the easiest thing to make, to boot. Apples, butter, sugar, cinnamon, a pan, and 15 minutes. That’s all it takes to make this insanely delicious treat!

Bisquick Blueberry Muffins

10. Blueberry Muffins

One bite of these blueberry muffins will make you fall in love. They’re sweet, moist, fluffy, and everything you need to start your day right.

The best part? There’s no need for any baking expertise with this recipe! All you need is Bisquick. 🙂

With this handy-dandy mix, you can have the most delicious muffins bursting with blueberries in just 30 minutes. 

Bisquick Sausage Balls

11. Sausage Balls

Warning: these bite-sized balls are seriously addictive.

Here’s another breakfast treat brought to you by Bisquick! Soft and flaky biscuits loaded with sausage and cheese – ahh… that’s the stuff. 

These balls are meaty, cheesy, and so tasty! Once you’ve tried them, breakfast won’t be the same.

Plus, because they’re made with Bisquick, they come together in no time. 

12. Crepes

If you tell me tonight that we’re having crepes for breakfast tomorrow, I probably won’t be able to sleep. I’ll be too excited!

Whether they’re rich and savory or sweet and creamy, there’s no bad way to eat crepes. These super thin pancakes are ridiculously yummy! 

Soft, fluffy, and buttery, the crepe itself is already amazing. But when you add the toppings (or fillings, depending on how you want to eat them), things get even more phenomenal.

Now, if you’re thinking that crepes are way too complicated to make, especially in the morning, think again.

The process is actually pretty simple! All you need are 8 ingredients that you most likely already have in the kitchen. 

13. Strawberry Sauce

Looking for a sweet alternative to maple or chocolate syrup for your crepes, pancakes, French toast, and waffles?

Look no further, this strawberry sauce is all you need.

This easy sauce comes together in just 10 minutes. Whether you use fresh or frozen berries, the sauce will still turn out amazing. 

This strawberry sauce also works as an excellent dessert topping. Try it on cheesecakes, pound cakes, and ice cream!

Banana Bread

14. Banana Bread

Banana bread never fails to make me giddy. Just one look at this banana bread reminds me of my mom’s baking.

The scent of this sweet bread wafting through the air as it bakes makes me go bananas!

In this recipe, you’ll get to make an incredibly moist, fluffy, and flavorful banana bread, just like your mom makes.

With a bit of butter and a cup of coffee, you’ll have the most exceptional morning meal.

15. Fruit Bowl

Last on our list is a simple, yet highly effective way to get you energized in the morning. 

What I love about fruit bowls is you get to use whatever fruit you want! It doesn’t matter if it’s berries, melons, or mangoes. As long as they’re fresh and ripe, they’re perfect.

It’s so easy to put together, too. Just throw in all the fresh fruits you have on hand into a bowl and voila!

You’ll have a colorful, flavorful, and nutritious breakfast side.

15 Best Breakfast Sides (Easy and Delicious)

Transform your breakfast into the most decadent meal of the day with these 15 irresistible side dishes. From hash brown casserole to banana bread, these ideas are guaranteed to delight.


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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