Classic Monte Cristo Sandwich
The Monte Cristo sandwich is a classic comfort food invention that most people enjoy at breakfast or brunch. It's generally believed to be a take on the French Croque Monsieur - ham and Gruyere cheese between two slices of French bread and fried in butter. The origin of the American version center around southern California in the 1950s and took off in popularity in the 1960s when Disneyland began serving it on their menus.
Hot & Cold Rosemary Grapefruit
Broiled grapefruit with a little brown sugar is a classic method for enjoying this fresh, juicy fruit. Here we step it up a bit by adding some creamy lemon curd and a beautiful rosemary syrup.
Almond Crusted French Toast with Berries
This is a great French Toast recipe that you can experiment with and jazz up with any number of delicious twists - here we use sliced almonds for a nice crunchy, nutty flavor.
Ham and Gruyère Waffle Tartines
This is a fantastic treat to serve for breakfast, or with a side salad, makes a great lunch. Tartine is the French version of an open-faced sandwich. Here, we've used waffles for the 'bread' to base our sandwich upon. The remaining ingredients are based upon a classic croque monsieur (ham and cheese sandwich) found in many French cafés.
This is the ultimate breakfast sandwich - a deliciously grilled burger with crisp bacon and a fried egg! Add some shoestring potatoes and spicy ketchup to really put it over the top. Here's a satisfying comfort food sandwich that is perfect any time of day.
Strawberry Mint Omelet
Looking for something different for breakfast? Try this recipe for eggs with fresh strawberries and mint! Strawberries actually pair very well the eggs, adding a hint of sweetness. The mint adds a little background complexity that rounds out this dish nicely. This would be great for a weekend brunch, perhaps served with a glass of champagne!
Buttermilk Crepes Filled with Raspberries and Yogurt
This grandiose breakfast is a perfect blend of sweetness and tartness. The buttermilk and yogurt balance well against the sweet, fresh raspberries.
French Toast with Roast Apples
This rich and heavenly French toast is more like dessert than breakfast! Oven roasted apples pair beautifully with this classic breakfast. Adding Crème Anglaise and caramel sauce make it even more decadent. The secret to achieving French toast with a crisp outside and custardy center is completely soaking the bread.
Clinton Street Baking Company's Famous Blueberry Pancakes
Twice, New York Magazine voted Neil Kleinberg’s blueberry pancakes best in the city. These are really good!
Buckwheat Crepes with Sautéed Apples and Gruyère Cheese
Crepes are like very thin pancakes typically filled with cheese, ham or bacon, thinly sliced fruit, and/or eggs. Crepes are very popular in France and originated in the region of Brittany, where they are made with buckwheat flour.
Ginger Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup
Here is a healthy and delicious version of wholesome pancakes that contains crystallized ginger. The flavor of blueberries match wonderfully with ginger but plain maple syrup is good too.
Homemade granola is so much better than the variety in the store, and so easy to make. Granola makes a great snack (even kids like it) or breakfast cereal. Plus it tends to be on the healthy side with oats and nuts and naturally sweetened with dried fruit, honey and maple syrup. Good stuff to keep on hand in the pantry.
Potato Crust Quiche with Leeks and Mushrooms
Quiche is a wonderful baked dish based on an egg custard with vegetables and/or meat. The crust is typically pastry but here we're substituting potatoes for a delicious twist. Potatoes and leeks are a classic combination. Mushrooms add a nice earthy flavor.
Eggs Benedict is a classic egg dish of poached eggs, ham and hollandaise sauce. Hollandaise sauce can be a little tricky but there's no substitute for homemade. The key is heat. Too hot and you get scrambled eggs. Using a double boiler or a bowl over steaming water helps control the heat.
Fresh peaches with eggs combined with herbs and spices, a little spinach and muenster cheese make a wonderful and hearty breakfast.
Creme Brulee French Toast with Drunken Strawberries
Here is a sinfully rich and sweet recipe for French toast. Perfect for special occasions or Sunday brunch. Easy to make.
Helene Henderson's Swedish Pancakes with Ligonberry Preserve
Swedish pancakes are one of Sweden's best-known food exports. Served with sprinkled sugar, lingonberry preserve and sour cream, they are traditionally eaten as a dessert on Thursdays with yellow pea soup (page 7). Swedish pancakes are essentially a crêpe, eaten sweet for breakfast or dessert or savory for supper with assorted fillings. They may be made the size of a crêpe or a silver dollar.
Oatmeal Apple Pancakes
Not your ordinary pancakes! Oatmeal apple pancakes are chewy, nutty, and sweet. Full of flavor, both adults and kids will love this morning treat. They're also more nutritious than your typical pancakes. This simple recipe is destined to be a family favorite.
Gingerbread Waffles with Apple & Vanilla Bean Compote
Gingerbread waffles are a wonderful treat for that special occasion or weekend brunch. The enticing aroma will fill your kitchen with hungry guests. Add some fresh apple vanilla bean compote and you have a gourmet breakfast that belongs in the best restaurants. This easy recipe will surely impress your guests or family. Scrumptious!
Strawberry Peach Stuffed French Toast
Breakfast is the best meal of the day. Especially when you have food like this! Slightly decadent, this stuffed French toast is not for everyday. Fresh summer peaches and ripe strawberries are a perfect combination when combined with cream cheese for this wonderful breakfast treat.
Feta, Roasted Pepper, and Basil Muffins
Muffins don't need to be sweet to be delicious. These savory muffins with feta cheese, roasted red bell peppers and fresh basil make for the perfect morning breakfast.
Baked Breakfast Cheesecake Recipe
This makes a great addition to a luxurious breakfast or weekend brunch. This recipe is very simple to make since there's no crust. If you choose to use a salted goat cheese, don't add the salt in the recipe.
Fresh Fig Parfaits with Popped Amaranth and Almond Cream
This wonderful fruit parfait is the perfect beginning in the morning - absolutely delicious but very healthy for you. Raw almonds, coconut oil, amaranth, honey, fresh figs, and more good stuff inside, plus it just looks amazing.
Beet Greens Strata
A strata is a wonderful egg dish for breakfast or brunch. Similar to a quiche but instead of all the work to make a crust, you just toss in pieces of stale bread. Here we use beet greens, leeks and Gruyère cheese for a flavorful yet healthy dish.
Asparagus on Pasta with a Poached Egg and Lemon Butter
There is something magical about a simple dish of asparagus with eggs. The two just seem made for each other. This dish is perfect for an elegant breakfast or anytime of day really. Here we have lightly blanched asparagus with a poached egg and lemon butter (think: light and quick version of Hollandaise sauce), all on a bed of flat pasta.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Gingery Syrup
Here is a wonderful gourmet pancake recipe for special occasions. Fresh lemon juice and zest give these cakes an amazing lemony flavor.