Ready your cameras! These hearty breakfast dishes, which range from pancakes and scones to creamy baked oatmeal, are just as gorgeous as they are delicious.
Buttermilk Pancakes With Pan-Roasted Pears and Blackberries
Stand tall, little short stack. Your sweet fruit topping—made with crisp, juicy pears and tart blackberries—makes you extra special. Serve the five-star cakes (which will please kids and parents alike) topped with butter, the brown-sugar roasted fruit, and a generous drizzle of pure maple syrup.
Egg, Arugula, and Provolone Sandwich
Don’t fly the coop without some protein. Fuel up with this supercharged egg and cheese sammie, in which a dollop of Greek yogurt, two fried eggs, a handful of arugula, sliced aged provolone, and a drizzle of hot sauce gets stacked between a toasted ciabatta roll. Yeah, this one’s a keeper.
Quinoa and Oat Porridge
This comforting recipe livens up chilly mornings with raisins, brown sugar, and protein-packed quinoa. A certain fairytale character would call it just right. The porridge can be made up to two days in advance, and then refrigerated and covered. Since it thickens as it cooks, stir in a little more milk when you reheat it (in the microwave or on the stovetop).
French Toast Casserole
What’s the best thing since sliced bread? Sliced bread layered in a casserole dish, soaked in a sweet, eggy custard, and baked. Et voila, French toast for a crowd. To make ahead, soak the bread and custard in a bowl overnight. In the morning, layer in a casserole dish and bake as instructed.
Sourdough Toast with Strawberry Quick Jam and Ricotta
Top thick slices of toast with homemade strawberry jam and creamy ricotta for an instant—and supremely satisfying—breakfast. Got to jam? It takes only 10 minutes to cook the preserves, and about 10 seconds to top the toast. The fruit spread will keep in the freezer for up to a month.
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