Published on September 10, 2019

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it couldn’t come at a worse time. Early wake-ups, one too many alarm clock snoozes, and rushed routines mean filling, homemade dishes (in other words, not cereal or toast) fall by the wayside. Once more, one-pan recipes are here to save the day. Simply toss the ingredients for these nine recipes in a tray (or oven-safe skillet, if you wish) and let the flavors do their thing while you apply your favorite brightening serum. The best part: Cleanup is next to nothing. 

Savory Fried Eggs

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Photography by Spoon Fork Bacon

Eggs, bacon, potatoes…Spoon Fork Bacon’s concoction has it all (plus chunks of buttered bread). Swap your next BEC run with this dish—the extra time spent in the kitchen will be well worth it, we promise. 

Habit-Forming Granola

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Photography by Feed the Swimmers

If you’re more of a make-ahead cook, Feed The Swimmers’s recipe is for you. Pop the seedy, coconut-flecked concoction in the oven the night before, let it cool overnight, and enjoy over Greek yogurt with some honey in the morning. 

Shakshuka With Feta and White Beans

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Photography by Sonja and Alex Overhiser, A Couple Cooks

A Couple Cooks’s take on this beloved brunch staple will have you buying a cast-iron skillet just to be able to make it. Serve this flavorful—and surprisingly easy—dish with a good loaf of crusty bread. You need something to sop up the spiced tomato sauce, after all. 

Eggs and Crispy Potatoes

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Photography by Damn Delicious

Crispy roasted Parmesan potatoes is our idea of a good time. Blogger Damn Delicious has mastered the art of the two-item meal and it certainly doesn’t look like a sacrifice. 

Dairy-Free Blackberry French Toast Bake 

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Photography by The Wooden Skillet

Berries and brioche is truly a perfect combination. The Wooden Skillet’s sweet treat is the ultimate reward for those mornings where you have to literally drag yourself out of bed. To be enjoyed alongside a cup of coffee the size of your head, of course. 

Triple Berry Granola Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Bark

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Photography by Honey and Birch

Honey and Birch created the ultimate on-the-go snack—the fruit provides a major antioxidant boost, while the granola supplies the crunch. Cut it into squares and bring a few pieces with you on your commute. 

Breakfast Pizza

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Photography by The Cookie Rookie

If you’re a fan of quiche, try this riff on it by The Cookie Rookie. It’s great for when you’re hosting a big group (or just your kids), as it serves up to six people and comes together in less than 40 minutes.

Baked Blueberry French Toast

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Photography by Marla Meridith

In Marla Meridith’s version of this classic dish, the bread is soaked in an egg mixture that already includes maple syrup and cinnamon, so you can just slide it into the oven and walk away. If blueberries aren’t your thing, trade them for another seasonal fruit, like baked apples in the fall.  

15-Minute Baked Eggs and Kale

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Photography by NIBBLES AND BITS

This is one “salad” you’ll actually want to eat. Healthy Nibbles’s alternative to the ubiquitous green smoothie is a fried egg creation that sits on a bed of roasted kale. Consider this your go-ahead to skip the gym tomorrow. 

In fact, press snooze to your heart’s desire—you don’t have to sacrifice your morning nutrients anymore. 

See more easy recipes:
Summer-Friendly Lunch Ideas for the Busy Workweek Ahead
12 Easy One-Pot Recipes for College Students
10 Delicious Salmon Dinners You Can Make on a Single Sheet Pan

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