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12 Contest-Winning Recipes for Your Next Big Breakfast

Every morning deserves a delicious start. Break out these big breakfast recipes to make yours as delicious as they come.

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Grand Prize: Reuben Eggs BenedictTaste of Home

Grand Prize: Reuben Eggs Benedict

When it comes to food, two of my all-time favorites are Reuben sandwiches and eggs Benedict. So naturally I combined them into this incredible breakfast dish. I serve mine with bacon on the side, but hash browns and fresh fruit go great, too! —Jessica Rehs, Akron, Ohio

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1st Place: Shiitake and Manchego ScrambleTaste of Home

1st Place: Shiitake and Manchego Scramble

This savory breakfast dish takes everyday scrambled eggs up a few notches. The rich flavor is so satisfying in the morning, and it's even better served with buttery toasted Italian bread. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey

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2nd Place: Fruity Pull-Apart BreadTaste of Home

2nd Place: Fruity Pull-Apart Bread

Who doesn't love to start the day with monkey bread? This skillet version is packed with bright berries and dolloped with irresistibly rich cream cheese. A sprinkle of fresh basil brings it all together. —Darla Andrews, Schertz, Texas

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3rd Place: Creamy Lemon Almond PastriesTaste of Home

3rd Place: Creamy Lemon Almond Pastries

I love lemon filled doughnuts when I can find them. This recipe brings the concept to a new level by placing the filling into a baked beignet and enhancing it with a bit of almond flavoring and toasted almonds. The result? Sunshine in a bite. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

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Runner Up: Breakfast RellenoTaste of Home

Runner Up: Breakfast Relleno

My family loves anything with a Southwestern flavor, so I turned classic chiles rellenos into a breakfast casserole. They became fans in an instant. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Runner Up: Birthday Cake WafflesTaste of Home

Runner Up: Birthday Cake Waffles

These super fun waffles—soft on the inside, crisp on the outside—taste just like cake batter! They are quick to whip up anytime, but would make birthday mornings feel even more special. —Andrea Fetting, Franklin, Wisconsin

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Runner Up: Creamy, Cheesy Grits with Curried Poached EggTaste of Home

Runner Up: Creamy, Cheesy Grits with Curried Poached Egg

I first tried curried poached eggs when I lived in Germany. It was delicious with that rich, runny yolk, and serving it over cheesy grits seemed to be the next best move. I'm happy to say my inkling was right. —Shannon Copley, Upper Arlington, Ohio

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Runner Up: Baked Blueberry Ginger PancakeTaste of Home

Runner Up: Baked Blueberry Ginger Pancake

My kids love pancakes, so I came up with this baked version that saves a lot of time in the morning. My kids always gobble these ginger-kissed breakfast squares right up! —Erin Wright, Wallace, Kansas

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Runner Up: Cheesy Bacon Breakfast LasagnaTaste of Home

Runner Up: Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Lasagna

I came up with this unique breakfast dish after looking for a way to use up a few extra no-boil lasagna noodles. Try switching up the different cheeses—Swiss, pepper jack and mozzarella taste delicious in this breakfast lasagna, too! —Susan Kieboam, Streetsboro, Ohio

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Runner Up: Bourbon-Soaked Bacon and Ginger Cinnamon RollsTaste of Home

Runner Up: Bourbon-Soaked Bacon and Ginger Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe is the perfect combination of savory and sweet. The bourbon-soaked bacon adds a smoky, savory, bold taste to normal cinnamon rolls. The ginger and pecan topping makes for a crunchy, spicy finish. —Shannen Casey, Berkeley, California

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Runner Up: Salmon and Artichoke Quiche SquaresTaste of Home

Runner Up: Salmon and Artichoke Quiche Squares

Salmon, goat cheese and artichoke hearts make this quiche feel a little fancy and taste extra delicious. Baked in an 11x7-inch dish, it comes together in a snap and makes enough to serve a hungry brunch crowd. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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Runner Up: Apple Fritter CakeTaste of Home

Runner Up: Apple Fritter Cake

I was experimenting with a beer bread to make it into a dessert and came up with this delectable apple fritter cake. —Ann Marie Eberhart, Gig Harbor, Washington

Ellie Martin Cliffe
Now a deputy editor at Taste of Home, Ellie has been writing about food and parenting for the last decade. When she isn't at TOH HQ, she's likely trying gluten- and dairy-free recipes, canning whatever's in season, listening to anything with a fiddle, or playing Uno with her family.

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