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30 Best Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes

These delicious and easy Thanksgiving breakfast recipes are the perfect eats on busy holiday mornings.

Not only are they hassle-free and very tasty, but they’re also versatile and varied.

Breakfast Frittata with Pumpkin and Cauliflower
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If you need something sweet to start your day, you’ll love the blueberry French toast casserole or the pecan chocolate waffles.

Have a house full of hungry kids? Why not make monkey bread or serve them some sticky buns?

And nothing says celebration quite like donuts for breakfast, so bake some apple cider donuts to really get in the holiday spirit.

With all these tempting treats on offer, you’ll feel extra thankful on Thanksgiving morning!

Thanksgiving Breakfast Casserole and More!

Pumpkin Spice Pancake

1. Pumpkin Pancakes

You’ll taste fall in every bite of these breakfast pancakes.

Delicately flavored with pumpkin pie spice, they hit the perfect balance between sugar and spice.

They’re also diet-friendly (if that diet is paleo!). Beautifully soft and fluffy, you won’t believe there are no grains in this recipe.

They’re made with almond flour and pumpkin puree and pan-fried in coconut oil.

You can enjoy these with sliced bananas, toasted pecans, or fresh berries. Or just keep it simple and drizzle with maple syrup. 

2. Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet potatoes are healthier than their white counterparts.

Not only are they full of healthy fiber, vitamins, and minerals, they’re also a great source of slow-release energy.

So skip the sweet potato dessert-like casserole this year, and serve the spuds for Thanksgiving breakfast instead. 

In this recipe, sweet potatoes are diced and mixed with browned sausage and healthy veggies. 

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Top it off with a fried egg, and you’ll have a healthy, hearty brunch-like option for your morning meal.

3. Pumpkin French Toast

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a longstanding French toast fan, or new to the delicious dish, you’ll have to try this fall-themed version.

In this recipe, thick slices of soft bread are dipped in a pumpkin spice mix made with eggs, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, and spices.

They’re then pan-fried in butter until golden and drizzled with maple syrup.

The smell alone will get every member of the household out of bed faster than you can say ‘Happy Thanksgiving!’  

Blueberry French Toast Casserole

4. Blueberry French Toast Casserole

If you’re feeding a crowd on Thanksgiving morning, a breakfast casserole is the way to go.

Easy, convenient, and tasty, it can be made ahead of time so all you have to do is get up to turn the oven on!

It’s made with slightly stale bread, cream cheese, egg, milk, maple syrup, and fresh blueberries.

Bake until bubbly, and it’ll turn into a warming, heavenly pudding.

5. Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you’re addicted to pumpkin spice latte, I have some good news.

You won’t have to leave the house to get your fix with this easy recipe that tastes just like the real deal!

It’s made with just six ingredients and a blender, so it’s perfect for bleary-eyed cooks who don’t usually wake up until noon.

All you need for this rich, creamy latte is pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, milk, vanilla, and coffee.

If the kids want a taste, just omit the coffee. It’ll still taste amazing!

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

6. Cinnamon Rolls

Give yourself a helping hand on Thanksgiving morning with these fuss-free Bisquick rolls.

Gooey on the inside, with sweet, crispy frosting on the outside, they’re perfect for special occasions and hungry mornings.

Also, there’s nothing quite like waking up to the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls. If you’re not a morning person, prepare to be converted.

These soft and sweet treats will have you jumping out of bed.

7. Apple Cider Donuts

Moist and Fall-flavored, these baked donuts are a morning must-try.

They’re made with a lightly-mixed dough, giving them a dense but fluffy crumb. The apple cider taste is subtle, but sweet – giving them a crisp, tart flavor.

The best part (in my opinion) is the topping, which is made from butter, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 

Serve these immediately for warm donuts that are perfectly soft inside but with a crunchy, sweet, and spicy outer layer.

Pumpkin Muffins

8. Pumpkin Muffins

This copycat recipe (borrowed from Starbucks) will make your kitchen smell like your favorite coffee shop.

Made with cream cheese, these restaurant-style muffins are deliciously moist and buttery.

A word of warning though – this recipe requires some self-control. If you can, let the muffins sit for 15 minutes after baking so the flavors deepen.

If you can’t, no judgment. Freshly baked goods are tough to resist.

9. Pecan Maple Balsamic Bacon

Bacon is the ultimate food because it goes with everything. Don’t believe me? Try this sweet and savory breakfast snack.

Candied bacon is a beautiful thing, especially when it’s combined with chopped pecans, maple syrup, and tangy balsamic vinegar.

This is a mix of so many tempting flavors, you’ll need a second helping to fully appreciate them all. 

Chai Tea Latte

10. Chai Tea Latte

There’s nothing like a creamy, warming mug of chai tea on frosty mornings. 

So heat up your Thanksgiving fun with this dreamy latte.

Based on the Starbucks version, this recipe combines black tea with frothy milk and cloves, cardamon, and cinnamon.

It’s a cozy cup of sugar, spice, and all things nice. 

11. Butternut Squash Pancakes

In today’s enlightened age, you can make pancakes out of pretty much anything. 

Butternut squash gets the baked breakfast treatment in this healthy recipe.

Squash puree is mixed in a dough along with whole wheat flour, milk, and eggs. This dough is then flavored with cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup.

If you have veggie-averse kids, make them these soft, sweet pancakes.

They might develop trust issues later in life, but they’ll have no idea they’re eating vegetables for breakfast. 

Pumpkin Bread with Pecan Nuts

12. Pumpkin Bread

If you love Starbucks’ legendary pumpkin bread, you’ll love this easy copycat recipe.

It’s made with flour and canned pumpkin and flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. 

A thick slice of this with a steaming mug of coffee, and you’ll be ready to take on whatever Thanksgiving throws at you.

13. Caramel Apple Monkey Bread

Little monkeys love monkey bread. If you’ve kids at home, serve them this simple but sweet bread for breakfast to keep them happy all day long.

This sticky, pull-apart, bread is perfect for special occasions. And you can save yourself time by using store-bought biscuit dough.

Simply slice up your apples, pour over the pre-mixed dough, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and bake.

It’s so soft, chewy, and gooey, you’ll have a hard time leaving space for lunch!

Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

14. Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

For a savory breakfast that’s ready in just 30 minutes, look no further than these parmesan potatoes.

More brunch than breakfast, this is a great choice if you’re feeding a hungry crowd. 

Fry up potatoes and vegetables in a skillet then sprinkle with cheese.

You’ll know it’s ready when the cheese melts and the potatoes are brown and crispy. 

15. Pumpkin Scones

These pumpkin scones are a decadent breakfast, ideal for lazy Thanksgiving or Christmas mornings.

They’re coated with a vanilla and pumpkin glaze, so if you like your mornings sweet and spicy, you’re in for a treat.

Sweet Potato Frittata

16. Sweet Potato Frittata

Frittatas are a great way to get some protein in your first meal of the day.

Loaded with eggs, cheese, and vegetables, they hit most of the food groups, giving you all the nutrition you need to tackle your day.

This recipe teams up tender sweet potatoes with red bell peppers and onion for a satisfying vegetarian version. 

It’s a super healthy meal that you can serve as a brunch ahead of your Thanksgiving dinner. 

17. Cranberry Nut Bread

This delightful bread tastes like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and holidays in general.

Delicately scented with orange and bursting with cranberries and toasted nuts, it’s a vibrant blend of tastes and textures – all wrapped up in a soft, moist loaf.

It’s a classic quick bread, so it’s extremely easy to make.

If you’re pushed for time, just make it the day before and store it in an air-tight container. A delicious breakfast doesn’t have to involve hard work!

18. Maple Pecan Scones

Just reading the recipe for these pecan-studded, maple-glazed scones makes my mouth water.

Light and airy, these aren’t your average scones. They’re made with homemade buttermilk, giving them a fluffier crumb than the traditional kind. 

These do take a little bit of prep, but you can always make them beforehand and then just relax and eat.

Baked Apples in Bowl

19. Baked Apples

Here’s a riddle for you. What takes 3 minutes to make and is a tangy and delicious breakfast?

These baked apples (you knew that was coming). Simply chop your apple, add a few spoonfuls of butter and a sprinkling of cinnamon, and pop the whole thing into the microwave.

In just 3 minutes, you’ll enjoy a cozy, comforting, and very tasty breakfast bowl!

20. Pumpkin Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche

Thanksgiving mornings are always hectic in my house.

When there are lots of guests to feed and very little time to do it, I like to whip up a basic pie for a breakfast buffet.

This quiche really hits the spot. With sophisticated flavors like tangy goat cheese and sweet pumpkin, it’s an irresistible and elegant brunch treat.

Apple Cake with Raisins and Walnuts

21. Applesauce Cake

This cake is heavy on the apple, but light on the stomach thanks to its insanely moist and fluffy texture.

Made with applesauce, it’s just the right amount of sweet and soft.

And there are lots of juicy raisins and crunchy walnuts in the batter too for extra taste and texture.

Serve this one warm with whipped cream and your Thanksgiving guests will be in breakfast heaven!

22. Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Waffles deserve their spot in the Top Ten Best Breakfast Foods of All Time. Especially when they’re pumpkin spice waffles. 

Made with gluten-free oat flour, these are both delicious and healthy. 

If you’re worried about overloading your stomach before the Thanksgiving feast, these waffles will keep you full without weighing you down.

Apple Crisp with Ice Cream

23. Apple Crisp

There’s no better breakfast combo than tart apples and a sweet, crunchy, oatmeal crumb.

This recipe is the only apple crisp recipe you’ll ever need.

It stays true to the old-fashioned classic with stewed cinnamon apples and a buttery, toasted topping.

If you’re really on your game, you can freeze the leftovers and serve them up for an easy weeknight dessert when the holidays are over.

24. Cranberry Orange Sticky Buns

These sweet buns are intensely fruity, and best kept for holiday mornings when you need something special.

Soft buns are topped with a sticky, gooey, cranberry glaze that doesn’t just taste amazing but also looks gorgeously festive.

They’re scented with orange zest and spices. With a pan of these rising in the oven, your entire house will smell like the holidays!

25. Pecan Chocolate Waffles

Sweet-toothed guests will go crazy for these amazing waffles, made with chocolate syrup and chopped nuts.

This easy recipe allows you to cheat a little, too. Use store-bought pancake batter to save time and get breakfast on the table quickly.

26. Salted Honey Apple and Gouda Toast

Creamy Gouda, sharp apple, delicate honey – this unique breakfast toast recipe ticks all the taste boxes.

It’s deliciously different, making it a great choice if you want to wow a crowd (or just impress the in-laws).

Thanksgiving is all about giving, so give yourself and your guests the gift of a happy belly with this delightful dish.

27. Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a wonderful winter warmer. Wake up to a bowlful of cozy comfort food with this easy pumpkin version.

It’s made with oats, pumpkin, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon for a breakfast that’s gluten-free, vegan, and extremely tasty.

Homemade Apple Brown Betty

28. Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty is essentially an apple crisp or cobbler, with one big difference.

In cobblers and crisps, crunchy oats are used as a topping. In a Brown Betty, they are layered right into the pudding. 

This recipe shows you how it’s done. Soft, sweet apples are combined with a buttery crumb and baked until golden and bubbly. 

29. Pecan Pie Muffins

With all the flavors of pecan pie in individual muffins, this recipe is nothing short of genius.

Master these muffins (which won’t take long as they’re surprisingly easy), and you’ll have a tasty breakfast treat that’ll also work as a Thanksgiving side or afternoon snack.  

Apple Fritters

30. Apple Fritters

These crunchy fritters are made with a mix of sweet and tart apples and rolled in cinnamon sugar.

Do I really need to say more?

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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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