Thanksgiving is a busy day. Especially when it comes to cooking. Most of us are in the kitchen almost all day. So the last thing you want to do is make a breakfast that adds to the stress of cooking.
That being said, the holidays are such an important time to celebrate with good food and drink. We think that every meal should be special for the holidays. That is exactly why we need hassle-free but equally delicious breakfast ideas.
Well, if you are someone struggling to find the perfect breakfast to serve on Thanksgiving morning, then you have come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of the thirty best Thanksgiving breakfast recipes.
Whether you are having a small intimate Thanksgiving, or are having a large and crowded Thanksgiving, we have got the recipe for you.
We have also answered some of your Thanksgiving breakfast-related questions to help you get through the day with ease.
Blueberry pancakes are a classic breakfast. You really can’t go wrong with this breakfast, almost everyone likes it. This is a great breakfast for serving a small group of people to a large crowd.
There is hardly any hassle when following this recipe and it takes around 15 minutes to cook. Blueberry pancakes are quick and simple but so scrumptious.
If you want a warm savory breakfast to serve on Thanksgiving, then this baked egg and feta casserole is the perfect dish for you. This is a great breakfast if you want to leave something to bake so you can get on with other jobs.
It takes a total time of 55 minutes to make and that includes 8 minutes of preparation time. It is creamy, tomatoey, and has a perfectly runny egg on top of it. Serve it with some bread for the best results.
French toast is another classic breakfast. It is warm, sweet, and nostalgic. The best breakfast to have on Thanksgiving morning. However, if you have a large crowd making french toast can be a bit time-consuming.
That is why this berry french toast casserole is perfect. You can prepare this breakfast the night before to reduce the stress of making breakfast in the morning. This french toast casserole is moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. The berries add a refreshing touch to this dish.
Is there anything more Thanksgiving than pumpkin? We see it everywhere during the fall and winter so it is only fair that we enjoy it in our breakfast. This pumpkin french toast gives a fall twist to regular french toast.
This tantalizing pumpkin french toast has brioche bread soaked in pumpkin puree which is then topped with pumpkin butter. If you want a breakfast that tastes like fall, this is the one for you.
Bacon and Egg breakfast muffins are a simple yet delicious breakfast to make. These small bites are heavenly. The mixture of the salty bacon with egg is such a classic combination. This recipe spices things up by adding jalapeno pepper and cheddar cheese to it. This is a great breakfast for people who want to grab food on the go.
Who doesn’t love puff pastry? These puff pastry baked eggs are great for a celebration. The crispy, flaking pastry paired with a runny egg is a match made in heaven. They also only take 10 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook.
This is a great simple breakfast for those who are looking for an easy start to Thanksgiving morning.
For those of you who are looking for an easy and light breakfast then scrambled eggs are your best friend. The greatest part of scrambled eggs is that they only require one pan. They are perfect for making for a large crowd as you can make many in a large pan. You can bulk scrambled eggs by adding vegetables.
Cinnamon rolls are a fantastic option to make as Thanksgiving breakfast. This sweet treat has a lovely fall flavor because of the cinnamon.
They are fluffy, soft, and are drizzled with icing. You can even do all the preparation the night before for a hassle-free morning. Save yourself the stress and make these cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
Muffins are a great choice for breakfast, especially if everyone is rushing around as muffins are known for their grab-and-go properties. These muffins have a fall twist as they have a classic fall flavor, pumpkin spice.
If you want a breakfast you can eat whilst working, then you need to spice up your morning with these fall pumpkin spice muffins.
Blueberry muffins are another fan favorite. So if you want to make a quick and easy breakfast that the whole family will enjoy, blueberry muffins are the best Thanksgiving breakfast for you.
The great thing about this recipe is that you only need one bowl so there is less washing up for you to do. Make these tasty blueberry muffins if you want to have a stress-free Thanksgiving morning.
Frittatas are simple and quick to make, which is why they are a great Thanksgiving breakfast option. We love that they are not too filling and can be made for the whole family. This recipe shows you how to make the basic frittata, as well as five variations.
So you have plenty of options to choose from. If you are looking for a savory and simple breakfast recipe, then you need to try this Frittata recipe.
Pancakes are always an amazing choice for breakfast when you have guests. Do you know what is better than pancakes? Pancakes that are on theme.
These pumpkin pancakes are perfectly on theme with Thanksgiving and fall. Add some warmth to your Thanksgiving morning and make these fluffy pumpkin pancakes.
There is nothing quite as easy as having granola for breakfast. If you have a hectic schedule and a large family to feed, then offering granola for breakfast is the best way to go.
You can make this recipe a few days ahead of time so there is no stress added on the day of Thanksgiving. Impress your family with this homemade granola that is gluten-free and vegan.
We are very aware that breakfast for some people is a cup of coffee. Well, Thanksgiving is a special holiday so throw away that boring cup of coffee and make this pumpkin spice latte instead.
This pumpkin spice latte is the best way to get into the holiday mood as pumpkin spice is basically a traditional fall flavor.
You might be having pumpkin pie for dessert, but we think you should be able to have it for breakfast as well.
This is the breakfast to make if you want to have something comforting on Thanksgiving. This recipe is also super quick as it takes a total of seven minutes to make. If you are someone who can’t wait for dessert then this is the breakfast you need to make.
Squash is a staple vegetable during the fall and winter, so you should make use of it in your Thanksgiving breakfast. This recipe makes cooking hash a lot easier as it uses a microwave for part of the cooking process. Add some warmth and winter vegetables to your breakfast by making this squash and bacon hash.
Pumpkin bread is a well-loved food in most households. It is loved by children and adults. So if you have both of them attending your Thanksgiving breakfast, this is the recipe to make to avoid conflict.
You can even make pumpkin bread before Thanksgiving morning or prepare it the night before to avoid hard work in the morning.
Gingerbread is something most of us associate with the winter, which is why in waffle form they are the best Thanksgiving breakfast option. These gingerbread waffles are the perfect choice for the holidays as they are spicy and sweet.
If you want to switch out your regular waffles for a holiday-themed recipe then this is the recipe you need to make.
Sticking with the gingerbread theme, we are presenting gingerbread donuts for breakfast. Donuts for breakfast have been an option for those of us in a hurry, and Thanksgiving is the one holiday where things can be hectic.
So make your Thanksgiving stress-free by making these gingerbread donuts coated in cinnamon sugar the night before.
Banana bread is another classic recipe that most of us enjoy. This is the breakfast you should make if you are looking for something simple and light to eat. Enjoy the moistness of the banana bread with a cup of coffee.
Switch out your chocolate chip pancakes and make this chocolate chip pancake bake instead. If you have a large group to feed then this pancake bake is the best breakfast for you.
It is layers of fluffy pancakes that are sprinkled with chocolate chips. This is a recipe you can prepare the night before Thanksgiving.
Pecan pie is another dessert that some of us can’t wait to eat on Thanksgiving. So why not have something inspired by it for breakfast?
These pecan pie muffins have a fluffy muffin texture with a gooey pecan pie center. Impress your family and friends with these delectable pecan pie muffins for breakfast.
A lot of these recipes have been on the sweeter side, however, if you want something savory these smoked salmon bagels are great to eat. This is a great breakfast to feed a larger family as everyone can get involved, whether that is toasting, spreading cream cheese, or placing salmon on them.
If you want a nourishing breakfast then you must make this sweet potato breakfast hash. This recipe is hearty so a small portion on Thanksgiving morning goes a long way.
This recipe has a mix of kale, bell peppers, onions, and other good stuff. You need to make this sweet potato hash if you want a healthy start to Thanksgiving.
We are bringing it back to a hearty but soothing breakfast with this apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe.
This apple cinnamon oatmeal is perfect for anyone who loves apple pie or apple crumble. This is a great recipe to make if you want the whole family to enjoy a warm and cozy breakfast.
Whilst some people might eat a spiced hot fruit bake for dessert, we think that it would be the perfect Thanksgiving breakfast.
This spiced hot fruit bake is warm and cozy which is ideal for a relaxing start on Thanksgiving. You can serve this fruit bake with some pancakes or oatmeal to make it hearty.
We are going back to the drink for breakfast and throwing away boring coffee for this maple pecan latte. Maple and pecan are two flavors that are everywhere during the fall season. That is why having them in your latte on Thanksgiving will make you feel very festive.
Cranberries are something we all enjoy on Thanksgiving, which is why we should have them for breakfast as well. This sweet bread is perfect for Thanksgiving breakfast because it is easy to make.
The flavors of cranberries, walnuts, and cinnamon are the best way to have a taste of Thanksgiving for breakfast.
Sweet potatoes are a great vegetable and these sweet potato hash browns will leave you wanting more.
They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The sweet potatoes ensure you get more vitamins and minerals on Thanksgiving morning. Serve these sweet potato hash browns with an egg for a light but healthy breakfast.
We are ending this list with a warm and perfectly spiced pancake recipe. These pancakes have all the soothing flavors of fall.
So you can feel in the holiday spirit when eating these pancakes. They are light and fluffy, making them the best option for a light Thanksgiving breakfast.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I Skip Breakfast On Thanksgiving?
Whilst many people might think it is a good idea to skip breakfast on Thanksgiving to be able to eat more food at Thanksgiving dinner, this can be a bad idea.
You might have heard people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we agree with that. Having breakfast provides your body with the energy it needs to function throughout the day.
Eating breakfast has been linked to having an improved mental performance. It has also been connected to having lower stress levels.
This is why breakfast on Thanksgiving morning is so important. Thanksgiving can sometimes be quite a stressful day, especially if you are making dinner. Therefore, having breakfast can reduce the amount of stress you feel.
When there is so much to do on Thanksgiving morning, the last thing you want to do is make silly and small mistakes. Having breakfast can help prevent this as your mental performance can be improved.
For those of you who are worried about eating too much food on Thanksgiving, then it is important to note that skipping breakfast could lead to you ingesting more food at dinner which is higher in calories.
On the whole, you should not skip breakfast on Thanksgiving. No one has fun when they are hungry.
What Can I Eat That Is Light For Breakfast On Thanksgiving?
Since Thanksgiving dinner is so filling, a lot of people like to eat something light in the morning so they have enough room for Thanksgiving dinner.
Most of the recipes we have shared with you take this into consideration. However, to make things clearer for you we have broken down some of our favorite light breakfast recipes for Thanksgiving morning.
For those of you who like to drink coffee in the morning, the lightest breakfast for Thanksgiving morning would be having a nice cup of pumpkin spice latte or a glass of maple pecan latte.
Whilst drinks are not the best breakfast to have, these are light so you’ll have enough room to eat Thanksgiving dinner and they provide you with some energy.
If you are hosting Thanksgiving for a large crowd that needs a light breakfast then foods like banana bread, spiced fruit bake, pumpkin bread, and berry french toast casserole are the dishes for you.
If you need to make a quick light breakfast then you can’t go wrong with scrambled eggs, smoked salmon bagels, and blueberry pancakes.
What Is The Best Breakfast To Make For A Large Crowd On Thanksgiving?
A lot of us have family and friends over for Thanksgiving. What we can sometimes forget is that they come the night before Thanksgiving so need to have breakfast in the morning.
Whilst you could make everyone have cereal for breakfast since it is a holiday you want it to be more special. These are our best breakfast ideas for a large crowd.
If you want to make breakfast you could prepare the night before then making pumpkin bread, banana bread, pumpkin spice muffins, and blueberry muffins are a great go-to. That way everyone can grab one when they are ready.
It is the perfect breakfast for a large crowd who are waking up at different times.
If you want to make a breakfast where you can sit down together then we think that making a spiced hot fruit bake is great for crowds. We also think that breakfast casseroles such as baked egg and feta, or berry french toast casserole would be a fantastic and easy breakfast to serve a large crowd.
Thanksgiving is a special time of year for most of us, so every meal including breakfast should be special. The recipes we have selected for you are perfect for any type of thanksgiving breakfast you want to make.
If you are looking for something light, quick, or big enough to feed a crowd then these are the breakfast recipes that you should make.
Hopefully, we have been able to help you find the perfect breakfast that meets all of your requirements. Have fun baking these recipes and have a lovely Thanksgiving.