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70 Summer Breakfast Recipes

Have a day jam-packed with summer activities? Start the day off right with one of these breakfast recipes stuffed and topped with fresh, seasonal produce.

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Oat WafflesTaste of Home

Oat Waffles

These family favorites have more fiber and less fat than standard waffles. My 2 year-old daughter loves them with fresh berries.

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Breakfast Banana SplitsTaste of Home

Breakfast Banana Splits

These bright cups are pretty enough for a formal brunch, yet simple and nutritious, too. Feel free to substitute different fruits and cerealsthe possibilities are endless! Renee Lloyd, Pearl, Mississippi

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Scrambled Egg MuffinsTaste of Home

Scrambled Egg Muffins

After enjoying scrambled egg muffins at a local restaurant, I came up with this version that my husband likes even better. They're pretty, hearty and fun to serve, too. Cathy Larkins, Marshfield, Missouri

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Mixed Berry French Toast BakeTaste of Home

Mixed Berry French Toast Bake

I love this recipe! It's perfect for fuss-free holiday breakfasts or company, its utterly delicious and so easy to put together the night before. Amy Berry, Poland, Maine

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Lime Coconut Smoothie BowlTaste of Home

Lime Coconut Smoothie Bowl

This Key lime and coconut smoothie bowl is the most refreshing thing on the planet! —Madeline Butler, Denver, Colorado

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Open-Faced Breakfast Banh MiTaste of Home

Open-Faced Breakfast Banh Mi

I love banh mi sandwiches because of the delicious pickled veggies. I also love naan, so I combined the two for a fun morning dish! We make these breakfast banh mi on the weekend. —Lori McLain, Denton, Texas

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Old-Fashioned Buttermilk DoughnutsTaste of Home

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnuts

Guests will have a touch of nostalgia when they bite into one of these old-fashioned doughnuts. Accents of nutmeg and cinnamon, along with a subtle burst of lemon, make them hard to resist. June Jones, Harveyville, Kansas

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Lemon and corianderTaste of Home

Lemon and Coriander Greek Yogurt

You'll be surprised how easy it is to make homemade Greek yogurt. Flavored with lemon and coriander, it's amazing on top of gyros or spread on a sandwich. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Leek TartTaste of Home

Leek Tart

This tart has a flaky pastry crust and tasty filling of leeks, bacon, eggs and cream. Satisfying and delicious, it makes a nice brunch dish, but you can serve it for any meal. Anneliese Deising Plymouth, MI

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Coconut-Macadamia Sheet Pan PancakesTaste of Home

Coconut-Macadamia Sheet Pan Pancakes

These sheet-pan pancakes are great for brunch when you want to serve a group without standing over the stove. The fun flavors give this dish a tropical flair, and pineapple-flavored ice cream topping is a great swap for the usual maple syrup. Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Breakfast ParfaitsTaste of Home

Breakfast Parfaits

The combination of pineapple, raspberries and banana in these yogurt treats makes a bright and cheerful morning breakfast.

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Zucchini Egg SkilletTaste of Home

Zucchini Egg Skillet

My neighbor shared more zucchini from his garden than I knew what to do with. He loved this recipeit's great for brunch or a special breakfast. Darcy Kennedy, Hendersonvlle, North Carolina

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Creamy Strawberry CrepesTaste of Home

Creamy Strawberry Crepes

Take summer-ripe strawberries plus a creamy filling and tuck them into these delicate crepes for an elegant brunch entree. Kathy Kochiss, Huntington, Connecticut

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Chorizo & Grits Breakfast BowlsTaste of Home

Chorizo & Grits Breakfast Bowls

Growing up, I bonded with my dad over chorizo and eggs. My fresh approach combines them with grits and black beans. Add a spoonful of pico de gallo for extra pop. Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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Bacon, Egg & Avocado SandwichesTaste of Home

Bacon, Egg & Avocado Sandwiches

My husband wanted bacon and eggs; I wanted a BLT. We settled our standoff with an irresistible sandwich we've had many times since. Patti Darwin, Lubbock, Texas

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Cool Summertime OatmealTaste of Home

Cool Summertime Oatmeal

Start this breakfast the night before so you can get a few extra z's in the morning. My husband adds coconut to his, and I stir in dried fruit. June Thomas, Chesterton, Indiana

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Mixed Fruit with Lemon-Basil DressingTaste of Home

Mixed Fruit with Lemon-Basil Dressing

A slightly savory dressing really complements the sweet fruit in this recipe. I also use the dressing on salad greens. Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois

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Breakfast SkewersTaste of Home

Breakfast Skewers

These kabobs are fun, different and delicious, plus they go well with any egg dish. Bobi Raab, St. Paul, Minnesota

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Italian Eggs Benedict with Pesto HollandaiseTaste of Home

Italian Eggs Benedict with Pesto Hollandaise

My husband and I have a standing breakfast date on Saturday mornings. When we want something fancy, we make Italian-inspired eggs Benedict with pesto and prosciutto. Jackie Dodd, Los Angeles, California

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Powerhouse Protein ParfaitsTaste of Home

Powerhouse Protein Parfaits

Parfaits have marvelous taste and texture, but many are loaded with sugar and leave you peckish for more. Heres my protein-inspired option with yogurt, fruit and nuts. Jen Hubin, Minnetonka, Minnestoa

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Denver Omelet SaladTaste of Home

Denver Omelet Salad

I love this recipeit's not your typical breakfast, but it has all the right elements: easy, healthy and fast. Turn your favorite omelet ingredients into a morning salad! Pauline Custer, Duluth, Minnesota

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Summer Breakfast SkilletTaste of Home

Summer Breakfast Skillet

Sizzle up spicy chorizo, veggies and eggs for a breakfast that keeps you going all morning. If I want something handheld, I turn it into tacos. Andrea Rivera, Westbury, New York

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PB&J French ToastTaste of Home

PB&J French Toast

My grandpa made an awesome breakfast for us grandkids: French toast that started on the griddle as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.Lindsey Folsom, Dorsey, Illinois

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Beefy Huevos RancherosTaste of Home

Beefy Huevos Rancheros

This recipe is quick and easy, and helps use the eggs from our chickens. It works for breakfast, lunch or dinner, especially served with flour tortillas and fruit or salad. Guests can top them however they like. Sandra Leonard, Peculiar, Missouri

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Overnight Maple OatmealTaste of Home

Overnight Maple Oatmeal

I tasted muesli on a trip to Switzerland, and when I came home, I made it my way. Keep things interesting (and avoid midmorning munchies) by adding different fruits and nuts every day. Maddie Kirk, Springfield, Pennsylvania

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Hash Brown Egg BrunchTaste of Home

Hash Brown Egg Brunch

Slow cookers aren't just for making dinner. I make this often if we're having company overnight. With just a little planning and not much work, I can prep it the night before and have a lovely breakfast waiting in the morning. Barb Keith, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Dad's Blueberry Buttermilk PancakesTaste of Home

Dad's Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

My dad makes blueberry pancakes for us every Saturday without fail. The combination of oats, cornmeal and buttermilk in the batter gives the pancakes heartiness we can't resist. Gabrielle Short, Pleasant Hill, Iowa

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Brunch BurritosTaste of Home

Brunch Burritos

I like to use a second slow cooker to keep the tortillas warm and pliable when I serve these hearty burritos. Just place a clean wet cloth in the bottom, then cover it with foil and add your tortillas.Beth Osburn, Levelland, Texas

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ShakshukaTaste of Home

Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a dish of poached eggs with tomatoes, onion and cumin. I learned about it while traveling and it's been my favorite way to eat eggs since. Ezra Weeks, Calgary, Alberta

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Cream Cheese & Chive OmeletTaste of Home

Cream Cheese & Chive Omelet

The first bite of creamy filling lets you know this isnt any old omelet. Make it once, and we suspect youll be fixing it often. Anne Troise, Manalapan, New Jersey

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Banana Oatmeal PancakesTaste of Home

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

These pancakes have less sodium per serving than other pancakes made from mixes. Decrease sodium even further by stretching the mix with banana, oats and walnuts. In our house we just sprinkle these with a little confectioners' sugar, because the fruit is so sweet you don't need syrup. Patricia Swart, Galloway , New Jersey

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Hash Brown Pancakes with Smoked Salmon & Dill CreamTaste of Home

Hash Brown Pancakes with Smoked Salmon & Dill Cream

On weekends when I was growing up, pancakees, salmon and bagels were our brunch staples. Now, I combine the concepts and use whipped cream instead of cream cheese. Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

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Chorizo and Eggs RancheroTaste of Home

Chorizo and Eggs Ranchero

For a festive Mexican breakfast, we do chorizo and huevos rancheros. Add refried beans and cheddar, and serve everything in bowls made of tortillas. Paul Williams, Fort Mohave, Arizona

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Peaches 'n' Cream Waffle DippersTaste of Home

Peaches 'n' Cream Waffle Dippers

I've prepared these for many brunchespeaches are my favorite, but you can use strawberries or blueberries. People of all ages enjoy dunking crispy waffle strips into creamy dip. Bonnie Geavaras-Bootz, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Eggs Benedict with Homemade HollandaiseTaste of Home

Eggs Benedict with Homemade Hollandaise

Legend has it that poached eggs on an English muffin started at Delmonicos in New York. Heres my take on this brunch classic, and dont spare the hollandaise. Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia

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Yogurt & Honey Fruit CupsTaste of Home

Yogurt & Honey Fruit Cups

This tasty combo of fresh fruit and creamy orange-kissed yogurt is guaranteed to disappear fast from your breakfast table. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Makeover Biscuits & GravyTaste of Home

Makeover Biscuits & Gravy

We lightened up biscuits and gravy to curb our guilt for eating them the day after having pancakes. Heres a terrific homemade recipe for brunch guests. Ian Cliffe, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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French OmeletTaste of Home

French Omelet

This cheesy, full-of-flavor omelet is modeled after one I tasted and loved in a local restaurant. Mine is so hearty and rich-tasting that no one will guess it's lower in fat. Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri

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Hawaiian WafflesTaste of Home

Hawaiian Waffles

I created this waffle recipe to recapture the memorable tropical tastes we enjoyed while visiting Hawaii. Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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Rise and Shine ParfaitTaste of Home

Rise and Shine Parfait

Start your day with a smile. This fruit, yogurt and granola parfait is so easy to make. If you like, use whatever favorite fresh fruits are in season and are looking best at the supermarket. Diana Laskaris, Chicago, Illinois

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Breakfast TacosTaste of Home

Breakfast Tacos

This is a really simple, tasty breakfast. It has been a mainstay for our mornings together as a family.Jo Ferguson, Arnold, Missouri

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Banana-Hazelnut Pain Perdu DuetTaste of Home

Banana-Hazelnut Pain Perdu Duet

The ultimate breakfast at our house is French toast with warm bananas and Nutella. Pass it around with confectioners' sugar, maple syrup and fresh mint. Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

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Tropical Quinoa Breakfast BowlTaste of Home

Tropical Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

I have been making this quinoa, coconut, pineapple and mango dish since I was in high school. To make it even more tropical, add some diced papaya.Billy Hensley, Mount Carmel, Tennessee

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Fresh Corn OmeletTaste of Home

Fresh Corn Omelet

I throw in homegrown corn and from-scratch salsa when I make this super omelet. Sprinkle on onions, mushrooms, peppers and breakfast meat to customize it. William Stone, Robson, West Virginia

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Salsa & Scrambled Egg SandwichesTaste of Home

Salsa & Scrambled Egg Sandwiches

Power up with a breakfast that keeps you going all morning long. In my humble opinion, this sandwich tastes so much better than anything that comes from a drive-thru! Marcia Conlon, Traverse City, Michigan

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Fruit-Filled French Toast WrapsTaste of Home

Fruit-Filled French Toast Wraps

Heres my go-to whenever we have brunch guests. If I have extra berries, I just make a fruit salad for later. Dawn Jarvis, Breckenridge, Minnesota

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Strawberry-Lime Quinoa ParfaitsTaste of Home

Strawberry-Lime Quinoa Parfaits

When I serve quinoa with strawberries and Key lime pie yogurt, friends scrape the bottom of the parfait glass to get every delectable bite. Bev Jones, Brunswick, Missouri

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Poached Eggs & PolentaTaste of Home

Poached Eggs & Polenta

We have a bed and breakfast in Gettysburg where I serve creative dishes like these poached eggs with polenta, our twist on eggs Benedict.Paulette Lee, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Stuffed PB&J French Toast KabobsTaste of Home

Stuffed PB&J French Toast Kabobs

I turned peanut butter and jelly into French toast. Cut up and skewer these nifty sandwiches. You win the crown for creative parent of the year. Check out my blog, nibblesbynic.com, for more fun food ideas. Nicole Meyer, Roslyn, New York

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Microwave Egg SandwichTaste of Home

Microwave Egg Sandwich

If you're looking for a grab-and-go breakfast for busy days, this high-protein sandwich is low in fat and keeps me full all morning. Plus, it's only about 200 calories! Brenda Otto, Reedsburg, Wisconsin

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Berry-Stuffed French ToastTaste of Home

Berry-Stuffed French Toast

Both kids and grown-ups will enjoy the creamy filling and sweet syrup that flavor these French toast sandwiches. Vary the recipe by substituting fresh blueberries and strawberries and the corresponding jam. Monica & Lisa Hannahan, Dayton, Ohio

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Eggs Benedict with Dill SauceTaste of Home

Eggs Benedict with Dill Sauce

Here's an extra special way to make Eggs Benedict this recipe has all the richness but the sauce is much easier to make than a traditional Hollandaise.Mary Louise Lever, Rome, Georgia

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Golden Buttermilk WafflesTaste of Home

Golden Buttermilk Waffles

You won't get any complaints from family or friends when you stack up these golden waffles for breakfast! Kim Branges, Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Country Brunch SkilletTaste of Home

Country Brunch Skillet

Using frozen hash browns and packaged shredded cheese shaves minutes off the prep time of this skillet egg dish, making it an appealing meal you can put together quickly. Elvira Brunnquell, Port Washington, Wisconsin

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Calico Scrambled EggsTaste of Home

Calico Scrambled Eggs

When you're short on time and scrambling to get a meal on the table, this recipe is "eggs-actly" what you need. There's a short ingredient list, and cooking is kept to a minimum. Plus, with green pepper and tomato, it's colorful. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese OmeletTaste of Home

Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet

My Italian mother-in-law taught me to make this omelet years agoshe would make it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and eat it on Italian bread. This is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover broccoli. Mary Licata, Pembroke Pines, Florida

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Egg BurritosTaste of Home

Egg Burritos

Zap one of these frozen burritos in the microwave and you'll stave off hunger all morning. This recipe is my familys favorite combo, but I sometimes use breakfast sausage instead of bacon. Audra Niederman, Aberdeen, South Dakota

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Strawberry Banana CrepesTaste of Home

Strawberry Banana Crepes

My family often has company over for breakfast or brunch, and these light fruit-topped crepes are our favorite. The sweet sensations are as fast to make as they are fabulous. You can cook the crepes the night before, refrigerate them with waxed paper in between, then fill and top them in the morning. Shelly Soule Las Vegas, Nevada

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Fresh Fruit BowlTaste of Home

Fresh Fruit Bowl

The glorious colors of the fruit make this a festive salad. Slightly sweet and chilled, it makes a nice accompaniment to a grilled entree. Marlon Kirst, Troy, Michigan

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Chicken Sausage & Potato HashTaste of Home

Chicken Sausage & Potato Hash

This hash is total comfort food, whether it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We like it with fried or poached eggs on top. Mary Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

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Cornmeal Towers with Strawberries & CreamTaste of Home

Cornmeal Towers with Strawberries & Cream

My kids love to help make these towers. They measure, mix, whisk and build stacks. It's a family custom and a perfect summer breakfast or dessert. Josie Shapiro, San Francisco, California

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Veggie Omelet with Goat CheeseTaste of Home

Veggie Omelet with Goat Cheese

My family eats a lot of vegetables so I'll set some aside at dinner to use in an omelet the next day. This cuts prep time in half! I like the versatility of this recipe because it can be made with whatever veggies and cheeses you have. Lynne Keast, Monte Sereno, California

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Blueberry Cantaloupe SaladTaste of Home

Blueberry Cantaloupe Salad

The simple citrus and poppy seed dressing in this fruit medley really dresses up the refreshing mix of berries and melon. R. Jean Rand, Edina, Minnesota

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Fiesta Time OmeletTaste of Home

Fiesta Time Omelet

I created this dish when I needed to use up some black olives and jalapenos. With the abundant filling, two of these large omelets can feed four people if served with side dishes.Jennine Victory, Bee Branch, Arkansas.

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Country Crunch PancakesTaste of Home

Country Crunch Pancakes

I adapted a basic pancake recipe and came up with this tasty favorite. My kids love them! Anita Harmala, Howell, Michigan

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Bacon 'n' Egg SandwichesTaste of Home

Bacon 'n' Egg Sandwiches

I came across this unique grilled combo when I was digging in my mom's recipe box. The crisp bacon, hard-boiled eggs and crunchy green onions make these cozy sandwiches look impressive when company drops by for lunch. Best of all, they're a snap to assemble. Ann Fuemmeler, Glasgow, Missouri

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Sausage, Egg and Cheddar Farmer's BreakfastTaste of Home

Sausage, Egg and Cheddar Farmer's Breakfast

This hearty combination of sausage, hash browns and eggs will warm you up on a cold winter morning. Bonnie Roberts, Newaygo, Michigan

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Lemon-Raspberry Ricotta PancakesTaste of Home

Lemon-Raspberry Ricotta Pancakes

I was raised in a home where stacks of freshly cooked pancakes were the norm every Sunday morning. I keep the tradition alive, making pancakes with almond milk, ricotta and raspberries. Anita Archibald, Richmond Hill, Ontario

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BLT Waffle SlidersTaste of Home

BLT Waffle Sliders

Craving a BLT for breakfast? Try a deliciously different version that features crisp bacon and fresh tomatoes between two golden cornmeal waffles. Prepare the waffles ahead of time and reheat in the toaster for quick assembly. Stacy Joura, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania.

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Corn Cakes with Poached EggsTaste of Home

Corn Cakes with Poached Eggs

These easy corn cakes are super tender thanks to the creamed corn in the batter. Top them with poached eggs and fresh salsa, and you get one of my favorite breakfasts. Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia

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