Food & Drink

20 Sweet and Savory Recipes for a Fall Inspired Breakfast


Although it’s still hot in many areas of the country, I can’t help but have fall on my mind. There’s a feeling of excitement that comes over me when I feel that first cool breeze because sweater weather is near! When your weekend plans shift from poolside priorities to picking out the perfect pumpkin for your entryway, you know fall has officially begun.

One of my favorite memories growing up in the Midwest is smelling the sweet aroma of spices after a morning of raking and playing in the leaves. Fall, to me, is truly a season of comfort and there is nothing more comfortable than a hearty sweet or savory meal first thing on a breezy morning. May I suggest one of these to start your day?

If you’re craving something sweet…

Hazelnut Cherry Granola

Spread this granola over a dollop of yogurt or take it to-go for a crunchy breakfast at work.

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Whole Grain Pumpkin Spice Waffles

These waffles are perfect for a cozy Sunday morning family brunch.

image via Cookie and Kate

Oatmeal with Healthy Caramelized Apples

Oatmeal is one of the easiest and heartiest breakfast meals to make—add caramelized apples and chopped nuts for a seasonal touch.

image via The Smoothie Lover

Cinnamon Glazed Whole Wheat Mini Pumpkin Donuts

How can you not indulge in donuts? Become your coworker’s favorite person by bringing these to your next morning meeting.

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Peach and Almond Crumble

Heading to the farmer’s market? Be sure to grab some peaches to make this crumble for the weekend.

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Muesli Muffins with Fig, Ginger and Walnuts

Grab one of these delicious muffins with your next morning coffee.

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Banana Almond Pancakes with Pear-Raspberry Compote

Impress your family with these pancakes at your next get together.

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Baked French Toast with Raspberry Butter

When you’re in the mood for a hearty and sweet casserole, try this baked French toast recipe.

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Banana Walnut Crumble Muffins

Start your morning off right with these nutrient packed muffins.

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Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

A great option for vegans with a sweet tooth.

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If you’re craving something savory…

Sweet Potato, Spinach and Chorizo Hash with Fried Eggs

Whip up this breakfast hash for your game day guests.

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Butternut Squash Breakfast Risotto with Fried Egg and Bacon

If squash is on your produce list, try this delicious breakfast.

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Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Quiche

This colorful quiche would be great for your next community breakfast potluck.

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Skinny Protein Breakfast Fritattas

Cooking for one or two? These individual fritattas will hit a savory note in your morning.

image via Skinny Ms. 

Bacon, Potato and Feta Fritatta

Here’s a delicious excuse to use up your potatoes from dinner last night!

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Everything Bagel Breakfast Sandwich Strata

Hearty, savory, and cheesy? This is the perfect meal for your carb-loving friends.

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Asparagus Potato Hash with Steak and Eggs

Prep for a day of outdoor labor with veggies and protein.

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Mushroom Risotto with a Poached Egg

A breakfast Chef Gordon Ramsay would approve of.

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Caprese Omelet with Sautéed Spinach

Super quick, super easy, super delicious.

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Bacon, Egg and Goat Cheese Breakfast Pastries

These pastries are a great grab-and-go breakfast option.

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Tell us your preference: sweet or savory breakfast?