33 Amazing Breakfast Ideas For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of those days that we all look forward to, mostly because of all the delicious food.

It’s no small feat however, and preparing for Thanksgiving dinner can be very intense, especially when you’re the host and you have a lot of guests arriving. 

33 Amazing Breakfast Ideas For Thanksgiving

Because the dinner takes so much preparation, the last thing that you want to think about is what you’re going to cook your family for breakfast.

If you’ve been on the hunt for some easy breakfast recipes for Thanksgiving, then look no further, because we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to find some super easy and delicious breakfast recipes to whip up this Thanksgiving. 

1. Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole

Honestly, what could be easier than preparing a simple casserole recipe this Thanksgiving? If you want something super simple and easy to make, then we recommend this pumpkin breakfast casserole.

It’s incredibly tasty, with lots of warming spices that are perfect for fall. Simply sprinkle some icing sugar on top to give it a little bit of added sweetness. 

2. Apple French Toast Casserole

If you want another super easy and warming breakfast recipe that is perfect for fall, then this apple french toast casserole is the one for you. You can turn this classic breakfast dish into something luxurious, simply by making it into a casserole. 

It’s a great way to use up any leftover apples that you might have lying around the house too. 

3. Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Another casserole recipe? We hear you say.

But of course! This sausage breakfast casserole is one of the very best savory casseroles out there, and is perfect for whipping up on Thanksgiving morning when you don’t have much time to prepare something elaborate. 

One of the best things about this casserole dish is that you can make it ahead of time, then all you need to do is cover and refrigerate it for up to two days before you bake. 

4. Cowboy Quiche

Quiche is such an easy to prepare and delicious dish, but most of us serve it up for lunchtime. You’ll be pleased to find that this easy to make dish is actually perfect for breakfast. 

With lots of cheese, bacon, and egg, what is there not to love about this amazing dish? 

5. Pumpkin Spiced Latte Pancakes

Pancakes are one of those breakfast foods that are both super easy to whip up, and everybody loves them.

Take the regular old pancake recipe to new heights by making this amazing sauce to accompany them, as well as adding some pumpkin puree, espresso powder, and pumpkin pie powder to make them even better. 

They’re really easy to make, and you can guarantee that the whole family will be asking you for your secret recipe once these are put on the table. 

6. Baked Feta Egg Casserole

If you want to make something super aesthetically pleasing this Thanksgiving, then try this baked feta egg casserole recipe.

It has all the ingredients that you need to make a tasty casserole, including lots of tangy feta cheese, as well as delicious eggs with a gooey center baked on top. 

The best thing about this dish is that it only takes eight minutes to prepare too, so you can easily make this one in the morning. 

7. Infinitely Adaptable Frittata

This one is honestly one of the easiest to make on our entire list. It simply encourages you to use whatever ingredients you have lying around in the fridge, so this one might actually be perfect for preparing the day after thanksgiving. 

It also shows you how to achieve that perfectly fluffy center, as well as those gloriously crispy edges that we all love in a frittata. 

8. Pumpkin Spiced Cinnamon Rolls

We simply can’t get enough of cinnamon rolls this holiday season, they’re simply unbeatable. Fluffy, tender, and incredibly delicious, these cinnamon rolls are perfectly flavored with pumpkin spice to make them even better. 

9. Best Ever Egg Muffins

These little morsels of deliciousness are simply to die for. These are great to make as little breakfast snacks for your guests to keep them going throughout the day until it’s time to bring out the feast. 

You can make a huge batch of these ahead of the big day, then they can be put in the freezer for up to a week before they’re ready to be distributed to your guests. 

10. Pumpkin Spiced Latte

You could actually make real, homemade pumpkin spiced lattes to serve up to your guests to make thanksgiving morning even more spectacular.

Although store bought spiced lattes can be tasty, nothing beats the homemade version. 

This recipe is the best that we could find, with all of your favorite spices included. It also has the dose of caffeine that you’ll need to keep you going throughout the day. 

11. Instant Pot Hash

One of the most difficult aspects of preparing breakfast on Thanksgiving day, is that most of the oven is already occupied with food items. This is the perfect time to whip out your instant pot to make this super easy hash recipe. 

The potatoes are the carb based ticket for keeping your guests satisfied until it’s time to indulge in your delicious roast. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s ready in an instant. 

12. Blueberry Buckle

Thanksgiving is a day where we can truly indulge in all of our favorite foods without feeling even the slightest bit of guilt. If you want to truly make the day even more indulgent, why not serve up some cake for breakfast? 

This blueberry buckle recipe is very similar to those delicious breakfast muffins we all know and love, but this one shows you how to make it into one big batch, which is perfect for when you have lots of guests coming over. 

13. Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole

When you have guests attending who are vegetarian, you may feel inclined to panic as you’re not sure what to make.

This vegetarian breakfast casserole will quell all of your fears, as it’s incredibly easy to make, and will satisfy your non vegetarian guests too. 

A great way to get some more vegetables in your diet, this recipe is absolutely delicious. 

14. Cheesy Croissant Breakfast

We tend to think that croissants are merely reserved for sweet based dishes, but these cheesy baked croissants are some of the best that we’ve ever tasted.

If you want to make something that appears fancy to serve to your guests, but without all the hassle, this cheesy croissant breakfast recipe is perfect. 

15. Pumpkin Spice Muffins

There’s nothing more delicious or satisfying than a muffin at breakfast time. Why not make these traditional breakfast items seasonal by adding in some delicious pumpkin spice? It’s a fun way to spice up your holiday season. 

16. Bacon Brunch Ring

This bacon brunch ring is not only incredibly aesthetically pleasing, but it also tastes super delicious. It has lots of crispy bacon and gooey cheese packed inside, with plenty of flaky pastry wrapped around it. 

It’s packed with plenty of other goodies too, including ham, peppers, onion, and scrambled eggs. This one’s great for putting on the dinner table and ‘wowing’ your guests with your culinary skills. 

17. Skillet Biscuits With Cinnamon Honey Butter

Biscuits shouldn’t just be reserved for dinner, especially considering that they make such a delicious breakfast dish. They’re slathered in lots of honey and butter to make them even more tastier. 

You can make these biscuits even better by putting an extra little bit of butter on top for presentation. 

18. Chocolate Chip Pancake Bake

Why not make your regular pancakes even better by making them into a baked item? All you need to do is cover these deliciously moist pancakes with lots of chocolate chips, then put them in the oven until they’re nicely melted.

We can guarantee that your guests will be feeling satisfied after they try these. 

19. Eggs Benedict Bake

Making your own eggs benedict can seem rather difficult, and are typically reserved as a treat for when we go out for brunch. This recipe, however, makes this dish far easier to prepare simply by making it into a bake. 

It has all of your favorites, including the eggs, bacon, and hollandaise sauce. You can make this one all in one pan too. 

20. Maple Bacon Scones

If you want the perfect combination of savory and sweet, then these maple bacon scones have you covered. This recipe uses a bakery style scone base to give you the most delicious experience possible.

The sweetness of the maple in the dish is perfectly counterbalanced by the saltiness of the bacon. 

With some extra icing sugar drizzled on top for good measure, you’ll be wanting to make these maple bacon scones all year round. 

21. Pizza Frittata

If you’ve been craving pizza but don’t have the time or energy to make one, this breakfast alternative is perfect for satisfying all of your cravings.

With plenty of tangy cheese and juicy spinach filling this frittata, you’ll want to make it again and again. The best thing about this breakfast dish is the spicy peperami that’s placed on top. 

22. Brown Butter Apple Cinnamon Muffins

If you simply love the tanginess of apples combined with the spiciness of cinnamon, then you simply have to whip up these breakfast muffins.

The best thing about this recipe is that you can make it as sweet or as tart as you like simply by altering the apple variety that you use. 

Simply choose your favorite brand of apples, and bake them into a delicious treat that you won’t soon forget. 

23. Homemade Granola

If you feel like making something slightly healthier to prepare you for the onslaught of food at lunchtime, then this healthy homemade granola is perfect for you and your guests.

Using all natural ingredients, it tastes so much better than the store bought variety. 

You can make it even tastier by serving it up with yogurt, or adding in some extra fresh berries on the top. Make this recipe ahead of time to make your day as stress free as possible. 

24. Bacon Egg And Cheese Breakfast Ring

Honestly, this recipe has everything you need for a delicious and hearty breakfast.

This dish  is sure to keep your guests feeling full all the way through till lunchtime. It has lots of crispy bacon, gooey cheese, and flavorful egg packed inside. 

With all the ingredients baked together into a monkey bread, this one will satisfy all of your breakfast cake cravings. 

25. Sour Cream Pancakes

If you want to whip up something delicious for your guests such as pancakes, but are worried that they’ll be too full to enjoy your delicious meal later on, then simply whip up this pancake recipe. 

Instead of using heavier ingredients inside, this pancake recipe uses sour cream to give it  a much lighter and fluffier texture. 

26. Crescent Breakfast Tart

Whoever invented crescent pastry is an absolute genius. It’s not only super easy to make, but you can create some of the tastiest breakfast recipes imaginable, with very little effort. This is one of those dishes. 

With lots of runny yolks and crispy bacon placed in a lattice effect, this dish tastes just as good as it looks. 

27. Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

These sandwiches are perfect for making in advance, so you don’t have to worry about rushing around and catering for your guests in the morning.

Full of tasty meat and melted cheese, you can freeze these ahead of time then simply heat them up on the day. 

28. Ham And Cheese Breakfast Bake

If you want to make a dish that will cater for a larger number of people, this bake is perfect for creating a tasty meal for a number of guests.

The cheese on top of this one tastes amazing baked in the oven, forming a crusty top sitting on the bread. 

29. Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

The oatmeal bakes are so tasty, and not only make a great breakfast item, but they’ll also work really well in your kids lunchboxes in the days to come. That is, if there’s any left over! 

These tasty little bakes are incredibly easy to make, your only requirements will be oats, pumpkin spice, and pumpkin puree. Then you can recreate these little morsels of heaven. 

30. Apple Fritters

If you want to whip up a little treat to go along with your breakfast main, then these apple fritters will do the job nicely. They’re so very moreish that we can guarantee that your guests will eat them all immediately!

Filled with chunks of tart apple, these bites are covered in a doughnut type crust. Absolutely delicious! 

31. Roasted Squash And Bacon Hash

If you want to use up leftover veggies from the refrigerator, this is the perfect recipe for achieving this. Acorn squash doesn’t just taste amazing in your Thanksgiving dinner, because it tastes amazing when put in this recipe too. 

32. Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Possibly the best sweet based casserole recipe on our list, this blueberry French toast variety is absolutely to die for. It’s also a great way to use up any bread you have that might be going stale.

Simply mix in syrup, cream cheese, egg and milk, and you’re good to go! Oh, and don’t forget the blueberries. 

33. Apple Cider Doughnuts

Why not finish off our list with another sweet recipe. These doughnuts are simply the best in our opinion. They have the perfect texture of not being too fluffy or too dense.

With flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, these doughnuts are absolutely perfect for fall.

Frequently Asked Questions

Now that we’ve taken a look at some amazing breakfast recipes that you can whip up next Thanksgiving morning, let’s answer some frequently asked questions that some of you had. 

When Should I Start Cooking For Thanksgiving? 

One of the main questions that people have surrounding thanksgiving is when they should get started with the cooking.

You don’t want to start too early so that the food gets cold, but you also want to start the process early enough so that people aren’t starving to death. 

We recommend that you do all of the seasoning with your turkey the evening before, so that the flavors have some time to seep in overnight.

It’s then best to put the turkey in the oven the morning of thanksgiving so that it has adequate time to cook. 

How Many Sides Should A Thanksgiving Dinner Have? 

If you’re wondering how many side dishes you should whip up for your thanksgiving dinner, we say that the more the better.

This is especially true if you have lots of hungry guests in attendance. You should at least have two starch based sides, as well as two vegetable ones. 

Sometimes, the sides can even be better than the main!

What Time Do Most People Eat Thanksgiving Dinner?

Research was conducted to find out what the most popular time was amongst families to eat their thanksgiving dinner.

The researchers found that 42 percent of the people surveyed ate dinner anywhere between 1 and 3 pm. 

How Much Do You Eat On Thanksgiving Dinner?

We all know that thanksgiving is a time for pure, unadulterated indulgence, but you might be wondering just how much you’re actually consuming on thanksgiving day.

It can be difficult to work it out considering that there’s usually so many side dishes. 

Research shows that the typical person will eat approximately 3000 to 4000 calories in their thanksgiving dinner. This shows that it might be good to try to consume as much healthy food as possible beforehand. 

Final Thoughts

There are so many tasty breakfast options that you can make on this Thanksgiving.

You don’t have to make dinner the only delicious meal of the day, but instead, you can impress your friends and family with your tasty breakfast foods as well.

Simply take a look at the list above, and choose your favorites that you’d like to recreate yourself on this thanksgiving. 

33 Amazing Breakfast Ideas For Thanksgiving

33 Amazing Breakfast Ideas For Thanksgiving

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