39 Amazing Father’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Updated: Feb. 15, 2024

Jumpstart dad's special day with these tasty Father's Day breakfast ideas. We have recipes the entire family will enjoy, including homemade pastries, egg scrambles, bacon twists and more.

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Show your dad some extra love this Father’s Day with a hearty and filling breakfast! Whether you’re having an early bird breakfast or laid-back Father’s Day brunch, you can’t go wrong with some easy bacon recipes or a plethora of cheesy appetizers.

If planning an entire meal seems daunting, whip up one of our pre-planned menus for a Father’s Day meal your pops will definitely love.

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Breakfast Scramble

My husband and I wanted a Father’s Day breakfast without the traditional sausage or bacon. I reached for the ground beef and tossed in other ingredients as I went. This recipe was the mouthwatering result.—Mary Lill, Rock Cave, West Virginia

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Cinnamon Flapjacks

Kids will love helping to create our fun Father’s Day breakfast treat for dad. Remember this syrup. It’s delightful and so easy! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Loaded Huevos Rancheros with Roasted Poblano Peppers

This is a unique but tasty version of huevos rancheros. It’s similar to a cowboy hash, as the potatoes take the place of the corn tortillas. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Caramelized Bacon Twists

A friend gave me this recipe to use at a Father’s Day breakfast, and the sweet chewy bacon strips were a big hit. Lining the pan with foil before baking helps cut down on cleanup. —Jane Paschke, University Park, Florida
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Egg & Sausage Breakfast Pizza

I made up this sausage breakfast pizza recipe after trying something similar at a restaurant. My husband thinks my version is better, and he often requests it for Father’s Day breakfast. —Julie Tucker, Columbus, Nebraska

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Breakfast Enchiladas

Draped in gooey cheese and a savory sauce, these breakfast enchiladas are a popular option for Father’s Day breakfast. Chorizo gives the hearty filling a Southwestern kick. —Tahnia Fox, Trenton, Michigan
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Almond Bear Claws

This bear claw pastry recipe is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious! It's impossible to resist the delicate dough, rich almond filling and pretty fanned tops sprinkled with sugar and almonds. I made yummy treats like this when I worked in a bakery years ago. —Aneta Kish, La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Fiesta Scrambled Eggs

I love to fix this spicy scrambled egg dish for Father’s Day breakfast. It’s a meal in itself, but I serve it with muffins or biscuits, fresh fruit juice and coffee.—Kay Kropff, Canyon, Texas
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Bacon Corn Pancakes

Pancakes are always tops in my book. But stir in bacon and corn, and they become the best Father’s Day breakfast. I always cook gluten-free, but you can easily use regular all-purpose flour to make these corn fritters. —Anne-Marie Nichols, Watkinsville, Georgia

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Toad in the Hole Bacon Sandwich

Switch up the cheese—pepper jack gives a nice kick—or use sliced kielbasa, ham or sausage in place of the bacon in this versatile grilled cheese sandwich. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California
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Homemade Bagels

I always wanted to make my own bagels, so I searched to find a bagel recipe I could try. For variation and flavor, I sometimes add cinnamon and raisins or honey and sesame seeds to the dough.
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Omelet Waffles with Sausage Cheese Sauce

Waffles are fun to make, so I decided to make this waffle omelette recipe! These are topped with browned sausage, onions, peppers and a chunky cheesy sauce. They are the perfect choice for Father’s Day breakfast. —Ronna Farley, Rockville, Maryland
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Eggs Benedict Casserole

This eggs Benedict casserole is just as tasty as the classic but without all the hassle. Simply assemble the ingredients ahead, and bake it the next morning for a tasty Father’s Day breakfast. —Sandie Heindel, Liberty, Missouri
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Amish Potato Pancakes

I have always been fascinated with Amish culture, especially the cooking! I came across this old recipe years ago, and it’s my husband’s very favorite Father’s Day breakfast. —Barbara Braatz, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

Sunday breakfasts have always been special in our house. It’s fun to get in the kitchen and cook with the kids. No matter how many new recipes we try, they always rate this corned beef hash recipe No. 1! —Rick Skildum, Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Turkey Sausage Patties

Everybody who samples my breakfast sausage enjoys the taste and is amazed to learn it's made of turkey. —Sally Brassfield, California, Maryland
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The Best French Toast

There’s no question that this is the best French toast recipe ever. The caramelized exterior meets a soft custardlike center that practically melts in your mouth. Not only that, but it’s quick and easy, too! —Audrey Rompon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Sausage Tortilla Breakfast Bake

This casserole is perfect for Father’s Day breakfast. It combines the spices of the Southwest with the comfort of a hearty breakfast. You can spice it up by adding cayenne and hot peppers, or mellow it by replacing the tomatoes and green chiles with mild salsa. It’s versatile and easy—no wonder it’s a longtime family favorite. —Darlene Buerger, Peoria, Arizona
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Everything Breakfast Sliders

These breakfast sliders combine all your favorite morning foods—like eggs, bacon and bagels—into one tasty package. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Fluffy Waffles

A friend shared this fluffy waffle recipe with me a few years ago. The cinnamon cream syrup is a nice change from maple syrup, and it keeps quite well in the fridge. Our two children also like it on toast. —Amy Gilles, Ellsworth, Wisconsin
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Sheepherder's Breakfast

My sister-in-law always made this delicious breakfast dish when we were camping and had to come up with good, easy breakfast ideas. Served with toast, juice and milk or coffee, it's a sure hit with the breakfast crowd! One-dish casseroles like this were a big help while I was raising my nine children. Now I've passed this recipe on to them. —Pauletta Bushnell, Albany, Oregon
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Tropical French Toast

Weekends are hectic in my house and we rarely find time to have breakfast together. When I make this special French toast on a Saturday morning, my boys are more than happy to help in the kitchen and eat together!—Amie Carlock, Brick, New Jersey
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Sweet Ham Steak

I need just three ingredients to fix this sweetly seasoned ham steak recipe. It’s a quick and easy main dish for Father’s Day breakfast. —Nancy Smits, Markesan, Wisconsin
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Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

My family absolutely loves these oat pancakes. I make them for Father’s Day breakfast. My son’s friends often spend the night, and I think it’s because they like these oatmeal pancakes so much. They are especially delicious served with molasses and syrup. —Sharon W. Bickett, Chester, South Carolina
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Skillet Cinnamon Rolls

I love using cast iron to get a nice crust on these skillet cinnamon rolls! The pan also makes an impressive Father’s Day breakfast without it looking as if you tried too hard. —Danielle Williams, Newport, Rhode Island
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Apple-Sage Sausage Patties

Apple and sausage naturally go together. Add sage, and you’ve got some standout patties. They’re freezer friendly, so I make them ahead and grab when needed. —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia
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Sausage Johnnycake

Here’s a nice Father’s Day breakfast with plenty of old-fashioned flavor. I serve it to my bed-and-breakfast guests. They love the cake’s savory middle and maple syrup topping. It’s a fine way to start the day! —Lorraine Guyn, Calgary, Alberta
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BLT Muffins

These muffins prove that the classic combo of bacon, lettuce and tomato is good for so much more than a sandwich. They're winners at both breakfast and dinner. —Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota
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Bacon & Mushroom Omelets

I had grown tired of the same breakfast meals, so I wanted to make something more interesting. These fresh and flavorful omelets come with a versatile sauce that can also be used as a nacho dip. —Susan Kieboam, Streetsboro, Ohio
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Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate, hazelnuts and the tangy taste of buttermilk —these delicious scones are easy to make. They come together fast. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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Raisin Bread & Sausage Morning Casserole

When we used to have Father’s Day breakfast with my grandparents, my mom often made this for grandpa because he enjoyed it so much. Pork sausage and cinnamon bread taste surprisingly good together. —Carolyn Levan, Dixon, Illinois
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Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet

My Italian mother-in-law taught me to make this omelet years ago—she would make it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and eat it on Italian bread. This is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover broccoli. —Mary Licata, Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Herb & Cheese Scrambled Eggs

As a child I grew up on a farm where eggs and herbs were plentiful in summer. My mother made these eggs and I've made them for my own family. Just add toast!—Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California
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Country-Style Scrambled Eggs

I added a little color and flavor to this country scrambled eggs recipe by adding some green pepper, onion and red potatoes. —Joyce Platfoot, Wapakoneta, Ohio
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Campfire Pancakes with Peanut Maple Syrup

My family loves eating s'mores around the campfire when we vacation at the lake. Campfire pancakes are my tribute to those happy times. —Cheryl Snavely, Hagerstown, Maryland
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Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes aren't just for dinner anymore. Top them with breakfast favorites to power up your morning. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Jelly Doughnuts

There's no need to run to the bakery for delicious jelly doughnuts! These sweet treats are lighter than air. I've been fixing them for 25 years for my husband, our two daughters and their families. They disappear almost as fast as I make them. —Kathy Westendorf, Westgate, Iowa
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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