As almost everyone knows, breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day, and it is also a lot of peoples favorite meals.
However, compared to other meals in the day, with breakfast it is quite easy to get stuck into a routine, and you can easily just keep having the same thing day in and day out.
While it can be quite simple to just research different types of breakfasts, an easy way to get inspiration for completely different breakfast ideas is to take inspiration from other cultures.
One culture that does breakfast quite uniquely is Mexican breakfast.
The range of recipes which are eaten on a day-to-day basis in Mexico are quite unique in comparison to most other cultures.
So if you are looking for a way to change what you keep having for breakfast, taking inspiration from Mexican culture is a great idea.
One thing to note about Mexican breakfasts is that most of these are savory (with a few sweet choices included) so if you love starting your day off with something sweet, you should maybe look elsewhere for inspiration.
A lot of these Mexican breakfasts are hearty and healthy, so if you want a good way to start your day off full of energy and with the proper balanced nutrition, a lot of these recipes will be perfect for you.
So, if you want to learn about a variety of styles of Mexican breakfasts, keep reading because this article has 23 different unique approaches to Mexico using either authentic recipes, or modern spins on classic Mexican dishes.
If you need fresh breakfast inspiration, read on!
If you want a simple recipe which does not have an overly complicated process to make, this Mexican breakfast casserole (see also ‘28 Breakfast Casserole Recipes That You Need To Try‘) is the way to go, and it perfectly encapsulated the flavors which are most commonly used in Mexican breakfast with ingredients like eggs, salsa, cheese, sausage, corn and tortilla.
The rich flavors that are included in this dish make it a perfect main course for a full Mexican breakfast and goes great with many different sauces and sides.
This dish smells amazing while it cooks, and it is worth noting that the leftovers of it are even great reheated!
One of the most common and easy ways people cook eggs is by scrambling them, and this recipe combines this easy technique with all the flavors indicative of Mexican cuisine in this classic egg dish.
If you love scrambled eggs, but you want a way to make it more interesting and varied without too much effort, try making these Mexican scrambled eggs to try something new!
Perhaps the most well known and popular Mexican breakfast dishes, despite being able to be eaten for any meal, huevos rancheros has earned its popularity as a breakfast dish.
This is a vegetarian dish making it appropriate for almost anyone to eat, and it mainly consists of fried eggs with salsa and tortillas.
While this dish originated in Mexico, it is popular all around the world, and you can find it being served in many different restaurants with different chefs putting their own spin on this classic.
This recipe makes the process of making this dish easy so do not worry about getting stuck!
Huevos motulenos is another traditional Mexican method of serving eggs and this consists of a tortilla which will have gotten lightly fried, and then it will get topped by refried beans, an egg, some tomato sauce, ham, peas, and delicious fried plantains.
While this recipe has quite a few components which may seem difficult (and depending on where you live plantain can be hard to source) if you manage to get everything together, the combination of flavors is well worth the effort!
If you love meal preparation and want to combine this with a Mexican style breakfast, you cannot miss out on these delicious breakfast cups which consist of eggs, cheese, bacon, avocado, corn, and black beans to encapsulate all the delicious flavors of Mexican breakfast cuisine in one easy to prepare cup.
If you want a quick nutritious snack which is easy to prepare and will not take too much time, these breakfast cups are a great option!
Traditional molletes Mexicanos will usually consist of a delicious crusty bread which would then be topped by refried beans and of course cheese which will then be melted under a grill or in an oven until the cheese has melted.
After this you can add whatever toppings you want with the most popular choice for this being traditional pico de gallo.
These are nutritious and contain lots of healthy balanced properties, but they are also super popular for how easy they are to prepare and the control you have over the toppings you want to use!
This is another Mexican breakfast egg centered dish, and it is made with a yummy spicy and sweet broth which is made with tomato and jalapeño flavors.
The eggs it uses are also poached so if you prefer this method of preparation in comparison to fried, this dish is a great choice.
The name of this dish translates into drowned eggs which is an accurate description of the appearance of this delicious food!
This is a super easy way to make eggs if you want a break from scrambled or huevos rancheros.
This dish is made with loads of different ingredients to add flavor to the deliciously perfectly baked eggs like garlic, spinach, salsa, onion and loads of melted cheese.
This dish is even better when you can enjoy the runny eggs with some crunchy bread for dipping in it!
There are plenty of ingredients in the breakfast hash to please anyone and capture the traditional flavors of Mexican cuisine.
This includes a butternut squash base with spinach, chorizo, eggs, and jalapeños all cooked together and this also means that this dish, as well as being super flavorful and yummy, is also gluten-free as well as grain free, and paleo friendly!
Ham and potato hash is a super easy morning treat which can be thrown together and the classic combination of flavors works well together!
This classic Mexican dish is a combination of potatoes and chorizo all in a corn tortilla and if you have never had potatoes when they have soaked in the flavor of chorizo, this dish is the best way to experience this heavenly flavor combo.
This dishes name translates into divorced eggs due to the separated appearance of the eggs due to the multiple types of salsa which are used and add so much flavor to this dish that you just have to try this mildly spicy breakfast treat yourself.
If you love quesadillas, and you love breakfast, this combo has everything you are looking for, they are just as simple to assemble as normal quesadillas and do not need that much effort either.
Chilli is not the kind of meal everyone expects for breakfast, but this meal adapts the classic flavors of chilli to make it appropriate for breakfast and one of the best things about it is you can make a large batch in advance to make morning meals a breeze!
Similar to the breakfast quesadillas, these breakfast enchiladas, put a morning twist on this classic Mexican food to make it appropriate for breakfast, and just like normal enchiladas they are super satisfying and filling as well as simple to make!
Just like the molletes mentioned earlier, this dish is made by adding refried beans on crunchy toast with melted cheese on top, but this version with mushrooms as the main difference makes this meal even more appropriate for breakfast as well as even more nutritious and perfect for mushroom lovers.
If you are looking for something sweet in a Mexican breakfast, molletes are a great choice being a deep-fried puff of pastry which is then topped in powdered sugar and covered in honey!
If you love omelettes, this Mexican version is super easy to put together and gives omelettes a great and easy to achieve flavor combo.
These loaded tortillas are a Mexican breakfast staple for a reason and if you have never tried them before you are missing out!
If you are looking for something else sweet, a Mexican fruit salad is a great refreshing way to start the day!
Loaded breakfast tacos are super easy to customize and are great for a filling choice to start the day with!
Tortilla strips that are loaded with Mexican breakfast classics like beans, eggs, peppers, as well as cheese are a perfect way to start the day.
Usually served alongside any Mexican breakfast, these sweet breads are a perfect treat to start the day with!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Typical Breakfast In Mexico?
As you can tell from the massive variety of meals on this list, there is not one ‘typical breakfast’ which is eaten in Mexico.
However, for a classic Mexican breakfast there will usually be multiple courses with you usually beginning with ‘pan dulce’ (translating to sweet bread) as well as a choice of hot beverages with coffee or hot chocolate being the standard choice.
During the period before the main breakfast dish you would usually enjoy fresh fruit, either whole or juiced.
After this you would have the main breakfast course, and while there is no one dish which is standard for this, there are some popular choices.
What Is The Most Popular Breakfast In Mexico?
There is no easily accessible survey done on what the most popular breakfast choice is in Mexico, but based on cultural consensus there are some dishes which are more commonly noted than others.
This includes, huevos rancheros which is fried eggs in a red sauce with chorizo, chilaquiles which is deep-fried tortillas soaked in either green or red sauce with various toppings, and molletes which is a bread roll served with toppings like refried beans, cheese, and pico de gallo.
What Ingredients Are Most Commonly Used In Mexican Breakfasts?
While Mexican breakfasts are all quite unique, a lot of these recipes use eggs, beans, tortillas, avocado, and tomatoes so if you want to make sure that you have a lot of these in if you want to make more Mexican breakfasts.