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45 Birthday Brunch Menu Ideas Everyone Will Love

Because nothing says "happy birthday!" like pancakes, bacon, eggs or any of these other mouthwatering recipes.

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Peanut Butter PancakesTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Wondering how to make peanut butter pancakes? These morning treats are one of my husband's specialties. It's not unusual for him to wake me with those hot-from-the griddle cakes! —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

Don’t sweat about breakfast—here’s how to throw a stress-free brunch party.

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Sausage and Eggs over Cheddar-Parmesan GritsTaste of Home

Sausage and Eggs over Cheddar-Parmesan Grits

These creamy grits topped with Italian sausage, peppers, onions and a fried egg are total comfort food and perfect for brunch or dinner. They are easy to put together and will satisfy a hungry crew. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas

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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 cereals—the possibilities are endless! —Renee Lloyd, Pearl, Mississippi

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Cheddar-Butternut Squash ClafoutisTaste of Home

Cheddar-Butternut Squash Clafoutis

I came up with this savory version of the classic French dessert, clafoutis, and shared it for dinner with a salad. My friends loved it, but in the end I could have eaten the whole pan myself while dreaming of being in Paris with every scrumptious bite. —Joseph A. Sciascia, San Mateo, California

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Almond Berry PancakesThe musical "Waitress"

Almond Berry Pancakes

Whole wheat flour and two kinds of berries add an extra helping of nutrition to these hearty pancakes. It’s a breakfast I feel good about eating. —Sarah Haengel, Bowie, Maryland

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Shakshuka Breakfast PizzaTaste of Home

Shakshuka Breakfast Pizza

I turned traditional shakshuka into a fun brunch pizza. Its sweet, spicy and crunchy ingredients make it perfect for morning, noon or night. —Phillipe Sobon, Harwood Heights, Illinois

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight OatsTaste of Home

Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

These peanut butter and jelly overnight oats give everyone's favorite sandwich a healthy twist. Switch to crunchy peanut butter and sprinkle chopped peanuts over the top if you like the extra crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Sheet-Pan Eggs and Bacon BreakfastTaste of Home

Sheet-Pan Eggs and Bacon Breakfast

I saw this sheet-pan eggs and bacon recipe on social media and decided to re-create it. It was a huge hit! Use any cheeses and spices you like—you can even try seasoned potatoes. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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Blueberry Cornmeal PancakesTaste of Home

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

These blueberry cornmeal pancakes are one of my family's favorite breakfasts. No time to make it from scratch? No problem! My grandmother's standby of store-bought corn muffin mix makes quick work of the job. —Carolyn Eskew, Dayton, Ohio

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Omelet Waffles with Sausage Cheese SauceTaste of Home

Omelet Waffles with Sausage Cheese Sauce

Waffles are fun to make, so I decided to make this waffle omelette recipe! They are topped with browned sausage, onions, peppers and a chunky cheesy sauce. They are the perfect choice when you want to have breakfast for dinner. —Ronna Farley, Rockville, Maryland

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Bacon Pot PieTaste of Home

Bacon Pot Pie

I love the combination of bacon and cheese. Add some veggies and a homemade flaky pie crust and you have a comforting Sunday night meal or a cozy, filling breakfast. —Ashley Hudd, Holton, Michigan

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Greek Salad-Inspired QuicheTaste of Home

Greek Salad-Inspired Quiche

I love using my cast-iron skillet to create this meatless, family-sized Greek quiche for a quick meal. Just add a green salad and some pita bread, and dinner is on the table with little fuss and no extra dishes to wash! — Donna M. Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts

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Berry Ricotta Puff PancakeTaste of Home

Berry Ricotta Puff Pancake

This slightly sweet berry puff pancake is filled with fruit and has a custardy texture that puffs up beautifully when baked. It makes an easy yet impressive breakfast. —Jessi Smith, Fort Myers, Florida

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Slow-Cooker GritsTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Grits

Since moving to the South, I have come to love grits! I also love my slow cooker, and I worked to find a way to make perfect grits without stirring on the stovetop. I knew this slow-cooker grits recipe was a winner when my mother-in-law overheard someone at a church potluck say that "it just wasn't right that a Midwesterner could make such good grits!" —Tacy Fleury, Clinton, South Carolina

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Creamy Baked EggsTaste of Home

Creamy Baked Eggs

My husband loves eggs prepared in any way. This recipe is simple but special, and the eggs come out just as he likes them every time. If you like soft yolks, cook the eggs for 9 minutes; for firmer yolks, cook for about 11 minutes.—Macey Allen, Green Forest, Arkansas

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Upside-Down Bacon PancakeTaste of Home

Upside-Down Bacon Pancake

Make a big impression when you present one family-sized bacon pancake. The brown sugar adds sweetness that complements the salty bacon. If you can fit more bacon in the skillet and want to add more, go for it. —Mindie Hilton, Susanville, California

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Yogurt Berry ParfaitsTaste of Home

Yogurt Berry Parfaits

Homemade granola layered with fresh fruit and yogurt makes a superb breakfast. Sometimes I skip the parfait step to enjoy it on a hikes or picnics.—Donna Speirs, Kennebunk, ME

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Turkey & Swiss FrittataTaste of Home

Turkey & Swiss Frittata

Apricots, Swiss cheese, green onions and veggies combine beautifully in this turkey frittata. You can use different spices to suit your personal taste. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

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Breakfast Biscuit CupsTaste of Home

Breakfast Biscuit Cups

The first time I made these biscuit cups, my husband and his assistant basketball coach came in as I was pulling them out of the oven. They loved them! —Debra Carlson, Columbus Junction, Iowa

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Cast-Iron Scrambled EggsTaste of Home

Cast-Iron Scrambled Eggs

I love these easy cast-iron scrambled eggs, which use fresh ingredients that I usually have on hand. They make a quick and simple breakfast! — Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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Overnight Flax OatmealThe musical "Waitress"

Overnight Flax Oatmeal

Fans of the healthy benefits of flaxseed will enjoy this hearty oatmeal. It's full of yummy raisins and dried cranberries, too.—Susan Smith, Ocean View, New Jersey

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Banana Blender PancakesTaste of Home

Banana Blender Pancakes

This mouthwatering recipe is a hit with banana lovers! Whipping up the batter in the blender makes it simple and easy to mix, pour and wash up. Feel free to experiment with different favorite fruits. Serve with butter and syrup. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

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Open-Faced Egg SandwichesTaste of Home

Open-Faced Egg Sandwiches

I always experiment with different herbs on my eggs, since I eat them every morning. This one became one of my favorites! —Valerie Belley, St. Louis, Missouri

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Corn Cakes with Poached Eggs and Mango SalsaTaste of Home

Corn Cakes with Poached Eggs and Mango Salsa

Don’t be intimidated by the poached eggs in this bright, can’t-miss morning meal. —Eva Amuso, Cheshire, Massachusetts

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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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Migas Breakfast TacosTaste of Home

Migas Breakfast Tacos

Unless you grew up in the Southwest or visit there often, you might be hearing of migas for the first time. Think of them as the best scrambled eggs ever. The secret ingredient: corn tortillas. They're what really make my migas tacos special! —Stephen Exel, Des Moines, Iowa

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Sage Turkey Sausage PattiesTaste of Home

Sage Turkey Sausage Patties

“This is a very easy recipe that’s full of flavor but cuts salt and saturated fat.” Our taste panel loved the aroma of this tasty alternative to pork sausage. —Sharman Schubert, Seattle, Washington

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Ham & Cheese Breakfast StrudelsTaste of Home

Ham & Cheese Breakfast Strudels

These get the morning off to a great start! Sometimes I assemble the strudels ahead and freeze them individually before baking. —Jo Groth, Plainfield, Iowa

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Spicy Sausage Hash BrownsTaste of Home

Spicy Sausage Hash Browns

I love to develop my own recipes and have people calling for them often. My family members and friends from our church tend to be my favorite and most honest critics. —Angela Sheridan, Opdyke, Illinois

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Flaxseed Oatmeal PancakesTaste of Home

Flaxseed Oatmeal Pancakes

I came up with this healthy and really tasty recipe because my husband loves pancakes. They have a great texture and cinnamon taste. —Sharon Hansen, Pontiac, Illinois

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Quick Stovetop GranolaTaste of Home

Quick Stovetop Granola

The fiber-rich oats in this granola will quell your cravings with just a small serving. Keep some handy in a small airtight container for moments when your stomach takes over. For even longer-lasting fullness, pair the treat with protein-packed yogurt.

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Potato Sausage FrittataTaste of Home

Potato Sausage Frittata

With sausage, bacon, eggs and potatoes, this frittata is one hearty meal! Although I double the recipe for my large family, we never have any leftovers. As good as this dish is, you can experiment to customize it for your family. Try using ham, bell peppers, chorizo­—the sky’s the limit!

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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, it’s scrumptious and so easy to put together the night before. —Amy Berry, Poland, Maine

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Spicy Egg BakeTaste of Home

Spicy Egg Bake

This family favorite makes a wonderful brunch dish served with muffins and fresh fruit. It's also a great way to use up extra taco meat. Adjust the heat by choosing a hotter or milder salsa. —Michelle Jibben, Springfield, Minnesota

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Hard-Boiled EggsTaste of Home

Hard-Boiled Eggs

In the kitchen, it's important to start with something simple, like how to cook hard-boiled eggs. Use this egg recipe in plenty of dishes, or eat them plain for a quick protein fix. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Fruit 'n' Cream CrepesTaste of Home

Fruit 'n' Cream Crepes

Ruth Kaercher, Hudsonville, Michigan, sent this creamy crepes recipe.

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Blueberry Oat WafflesTaste of Home

Blueberry Oat Waffles

I truly enjoy recipes that make just enough for the two of us, like this one for waffles. Instead of blueberries, you can slice ripe strawberries on top—or use the batter to make pancakes.—Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington

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Bacon Hash Brown BakeTaste of Home

Bacon Hash Brown Bake

This tasty side dish has wonderful from-scratch flavor since it starts with fresh potatoes. It's very popular with guests at my bed-and-breakfast.—Mark Clark, Twin Mountain, New Hampshire

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Hot Fruit and SausageTaste of Home

Hot Fruit and Sausage

Pineapple, brown sugar, and cinnamon make plain pork sausage links extra tasty. And the banana slices really complement the sausage. This dish is super easy to prepare and makes any breakfast special.—Marian Peterson, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

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Brunch PizzaTaste of Home

Brunch Pizza

Whenever I entertain guests, this zippy pizza is a definite crowd-pleaser. It also makes a great late-night snack for any time of the year! —Janelle Lee, Appleton, Wisconsin

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Vegetable Scrambled EggsTaste of Home

Vegetable Scrambled Eggs

I like to have friends and family over for a special Sunday brunch, especially when there's a "big game" on television. These colorful scrambled eggs with veggies go perfectly with sausage, toasted English muffins and fresh fruit. —Marilyn Ipson, Rogers, Arkansas

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Chicken Sausage PattiesTaste of Home

Chicken Sausage Patties

Enjoy the taste of homemade breakfast sausage without the guilt. This hearty recipe used ground chicken in place of regular pork sausage for a lighter spin on the favorite breakfast fare. —Mary Webb, Longwood, Florida

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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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Easy Cheesy Loaded GritsTaste of Home

Easy Cheesy Loaded Grits

A tasty bowl of grits inspired me to develop my own with sausage, green chilies and cheeses. It just might be better than the original. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Chocolate Lover's PancakesTaste of Home

Chocolate Lover's Pancakes

These indulgent chocolate pancakes are fluffy on the inside, with a rich but not-too-sweet flavor from the cocoa and a nice tang from the buttermilk. They're delicious with either maple or chocolate syrup—and even better with both swirled together on the plate! —Harland Johns, Leesburg, Texas

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