Breakfast food is amazing. With so many different options available, it’s a shame that we often limit it all to the earliest parts of your day.
Some people ding it hard to eat in the early morning, meaning they miss out on some of the more impressive recipes out there.
But thankfully, we have a lot of options when it comes to food in the modern world, which has led some people to have breakfast recipes for dinner!
If you find yourself craving something that would traditionally be kept as breakfast food later in the day, then you’ll know that sometimes it can be hard to decide.
That’s where we come in! We’ve created this article to give you a comprehensive list of 26 different breakfast recipes that you can have for dinner!
We’ve included a wide range of different recipes, some familiar, others that are more unique!
We’ve also made sure to include a short FAQ section that will answer some of the most common questions about this issue.
Salmon and bagels just go well together. We’re not sure well, but the mix between the smoky fish and the crusty bread is just perfect when combined.
This recipe adds a few simple vegetables and a generous layer of cream cheese to create something that you’ll love.
You might want to make two of these so that there is enough food to make you feel satisfied as an evening meal.
We’re going to give you a classic British dish that is incredible either for breakfast or for an evening meal. This is as simple as it gets – thick-cut ham, a fried egg or two, and a few thick-cut fries to compliment it all.
This recipe also adds mustard mayo for some additional flavor, but you can totally leave it out if it seems like too much work.
For our third dish, we’ve gone with as simple as you can go. This is a dish to have if you’re looking for something quick to throw together if you’re in a hurry.
It consists of cream cheese and a toasted bagel.
There’s not much more to say about it, but make sure to toast the bagel (see also ‘26 Mouth-Watering Bagel Sandwich Recipes‘) to perfection, so that it sits at the perfect level between soft and overdone.
From overly simple to complex – this fourth recipe is something that will transform what you think of pizza and breakfast foods.
The first thing to keep in mind is that it can be a little hard to get right, especially the egg, but ultimately you’re going to be left with something that perfectly combines breakfast dishes and pizza.
If you like both of these then you’re going to be amazed.
French toast is one of the best meals you can pick for breakfast, but why does it have to end before midday?
This is an incredible dish that allows you to make a casserole out of french toast.
It might take a bit of preparation, but it’s a perfect blend of crunchy and sweet flavors that will leave you wanting more.
This is also a great dish for entertaining guests, as it doesn’t sound like real food! You might want to practice making it a few times though as it can be difficult to get right.
Breakfast burritos are a quick thing you can make in the morning but work equally well for dinner.
They’re packed with different vegetables, eggs, and meats and you can adapt to the ingredients that you have in your pantry.
One of the hardest parts of making a burrito (see also ‘33 Fantastic Burrito Recipes‘) is the rolling process but follow the recipe carefully to make sure you get the perfect, fat burrito shape.
Want to know what the best vegan substitute for egg is? Tofu! If you’ve ever had tofu scramble before then you’ll know just how close it tastes to scrambled eggs.
This recipe uses tofu (see also ‘28 Easy Tofu Dinner Recipes‘) as the basis for breakfast burritos that are perfect for any time of the day.
There are a lot of different ingredients in this recipe, but you can always swap some out depending on what you have in your pantry.
Egg fried rice isn’t always eaten as a breakfast food in western parts of the world, but it’s a quick meal that you can make that is light and delicious.
This recipe can be made in five minutes and consists of only egg, salt, rice, green onion, and soy sauce.
The biggest trick we have to make perfect egg-fried rice is to use chilled rice. You can also add additional ingredients such as meats and extra vegetables.
Bacon sandwiches (see also ‘23 Amazing Breakfast Sandwich Recipes‘) are an incredible breakfast food that is quick and perfect for any time of the year.
We recommend the crustiest bread you can find and adding cheese if you’d like a little something extra.
You can also serve this with fries if you feel like you need a side item to have it as an evening meal.
Quesadilla (see also our favorite easy quesadilla recipes) is a Mexican dish consisting of two tortillas filled with cheese, meat, vegetables, beans, etc., rolled up and grilled.
In Mexico, quesadillas are often eaten at breakfast time, but they are also popular snacks throughout the day.
This recipe includes a breakfast version that adds egg, but if you’re not keen you can simply keep it with just the cheese.
These breakfast burgers use muffins instead of the traditional bun, and add some extra ingredients such as eggs and smashed avocado.
In many ways, you can think of it as a much healthier version of a classic breakfast muffin.
We recommend not skipping out on the bacon here, and adding fries and some salad as a side-dish.
One of the greatest mysteries on planet earth is why chicken and waffles go so well together. There’s something about crispy, southern fried chicken and sweet syrup that just pair so well!
This recipe is a breakfast classic, but you can totally have it as dinner if you’re looking for something sweet and unhealthy.
It’s the ultimate comfort food, and providing you can get the perfect crispy texture for your chicken (see also our favorite diced chicken recipes) it’s going to be gorgeous.
Grilled cheese sandwiches are a Sunday morning favorite, but you’ll find that many restaurants serve them all day.
They’re an easy pleaser and something that is super quick to make.
This ultimate grilled cheese recipe gives you a gooey, stringy center and with crusty, toasted bread that comes together to make a perfect grilled cheese.
What makes the perfect scrambled egg is a subject of much debate. Some people like their eggs more solid, whilst others prefer something runnier.
Either way, the ingredients are the same. All you need for this recipe are 4 eggs, salt and pepper, and a little bit of unsalted butter.
When you combine these together at the right temperature you’re going to come out with perfect scrambled eggs.
We recommend adding toast if you want something more to fill you up a little.
Looking for something sweet? In these next two sections we have two different kinds of pancakes that will hit the spot!
Blueberry pacakes can be difficult to do right, but once you’ve made them a few times you’ll certainly perfect them.
This recipe is very simple, including only a few ingridients.
There is a bit of prep requried, but once you’ve finished you should end up with around 12 pancakes!
Easily enough for two fat stacks!
16. Banana Pancakes
Banana pancakes are probably a little harder to make than blueberry ones, but the same concept works for both.
This recipe comes topped with a generous serving of syrup and lots of slices of banana.
17. Spinach Quiche
We’re back to savory dishes now, and there’s nothing fresher than a simple spinach quiche. This is a food you can eat at any time of the day.
Baking a quiche can take some time, so we’ve made sure to go with a flexible recipe that adapts well to what you have in your pantry.
The most important thing here is to take your time with the preparation and make sure all the ratios are right before you put it in the oven.
18. Bacon Fried Rice
Bacon fried rice is the ultimate “using up what you have in the pantry” meal. This recipe includes rice, bacon, peas, egg and green onion.
You can always add additional vegetables but just made sure they’re light and simple.
As with the egg fried rice recipe (see also ‘38 Delicious Rice Recipes‘) we linked above, ensure your rice is chilled before mixing it all together and use a wok if you have one.
Woks are the best for this kind of recipe as they have distinct heat zones that allow you to easily move your food around and cook it fast.
19. Steak Sandwiches
This is a great opportunity to use up any extra steak you have leftover (see also ‘26 Leftover Steak Recipes (Easy)‘).
Whilst this is something people sometimes choose to eat for breakfast, it works equally well for an evening meal.
This recipe adds a unique herb butter that is a perfect finishing touch, but not essential! If you want to be lazy you can simply leave it out.
For the final on our list, we have another waffle-based recipe. This one can be made in only 20 minutes or so, and is perfect to have with guacamole.
They recommend using Jarlsberg cheese but can be difficult to get ahold of.
If you can get ahold of some then it’s going to be the perfect accompaniment to this savory waffle creation!
21. Baked Eggs
Whilst baking might seem like one of the least popular options for making eggs, this recipe shows not only that it is possible but also that it can be delicious!
This recipe uses spinach, goat’s cheese, chorizo (see also ‘33 Simple Recipes Using Chorizo‘), and mushrooms to give you a gorgeous mix of flavors and textures.
It’s also very easy to make, so something you can quickly throw together after a day’s work.
Corn fritters are an eclectic kind of food that can be an incredible, quick meal to make. It’s sometimes eaten for breakfast but works just as well for a late-night dinner.
This recipe makes the fritters from scratch and pairs it with a simplistic, chunky salsa packed with nutrients.
Waffles are a breakfast food that has been enjoyed worldwide for a long time.
These potato-based creations can be enjoyed with sweet or savory textures, and this specific recipe gives you the best of both worlds.
It comes with eggs, ham, and maple syrup.
This is a breakfast food that comes from Japan and is often called the ‘Japanese Pancake.’
These are savory cabbage pancakes that usually come topped with bacon and other savory toppings.
It can work as a heavy breakfast, but equally well as a unique dinner. There are some little variations on how to make it, so make sure to follow the recipe!
25. Breakfast Salad
We know that salad for breakfast can sound depressing, but there are some great options out there that work equally well for dinner.
This recipe includes a lot of different ingredients including roasted cauliflower, eggs, micro greens, onion, avocado, and a series of fragrant herbs.
It’s a light option that is great if you need a health boost!
26. Poached Eggs
In many ways, poached eggs are the ultimate breakfast food – but who says you only have to enjoy them in the morning?
This recipe teaches you how to make perfect eggs and includes buttered toast to serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Breakfast An Important Meal?
Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day. Not only does breakfast help set your body up for success throughout the rest of the day, but it also helps keep you focused and alert.
When we skip breakfast, our bodies start to crave sugar and carbs later in the day. We then end up eating unhealthy foods that aren’t good for us.
If you eat a balanced breakfast, you’ll feel full longer and have less cravings. You’ll also be able to focus better at work and school.
Is It Okay To Eat Breakfast Foods For Dinner?
The only real reason why there are certain foods people like to eat for breakfast is because of how easy they are to make.
Breakfast foods often take under an hour to make, so that you can eat them before starting your day.
Another reason is that people tend to have smaller appetites in the morning.
It can be difficult to eat a full meal right when you wake up, so people opt for more simplistic foods that will set you up for the day.
But that’s not to say that you can’t eat those same foods later in the day.
Many breakfast foods have everything you’ll need for a main meal, including carbohydrates, protein and vegetables.
Why Do People Eat Different Foods At Different Times?
Throughout time, humans have set times where they do things. We have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks at certain times.
These meal times are set by when we wake up, go to sleep, and what time we get home from work.
If we eat at different times throughout the day, then we are consuming food at different levels of digestion.
When we eat foods that require high levels of digestion, we should consume them before bedtime.
This is because they take longer to digest than those that are easier to break down.
What Is Brunch?
Brunch is a meal that is eaten after breakfast, and before dinner as a way of combining breakfast and lunch.
People usually do this if they’ve skipped breakfast but still want some of the unique foods associated with morning.
Brunch foods are often considered to be lighter than their evening counterparts.
You’ll often find brunch to be a mix of the two meals, consisting of slightly heavier types of food as well as breakfast classics.
Eating breakfast foods for dinner is a great way to enjoy the kinds of food you might not normally have the stomach for early in the morning.
We hope our list gave you some good ideas of the kinds of food you can pick at any time of the day.
Many of these are easy to make and will take under an hour to prepare. If you still have some questions, check our FAQ Section that will take you through some of the most common questions on this topic!
Happy cooking, we hope you make something delicious for dinner!