28 Father’s Day breakfast recipes the whole family will love
Father’s Day can seem difficult to pull off. Do you plan a full program of activities? Do you let daddy relax? Are you taking her to dinner? Or Do you cook him a good meal? And how about a gift? Does he really need another grill set? How about a bunch of salami? The options are both completely overwhelming and completely limiting. Lucky for you, we have good news. Turns out all the dads really wants is a great breakfast.
Here are 28 foolproof morning meals to whip up for the father figure in your life this Father’s Day — from apple and pork sausage (with a side of eggs, of course) to the perfect waffles and pancakes. Serving a house menu alongside never hurts either.
Foodie dads will love these gooey cinnamon rolls covered in frosting, especially with a cup of freshly brewed coffee on the side.
These waffles – with a soft, chewy interior and a golden, crispy exterior – are the kind you (and your dad) crave, and they’re a great alternative to the yeast type overnight (meaning you can prepare in the morning). .
If your father is more of a pancake personmake it a super chewy pile with this whole wheat recipe (and don’t forget to heat up the maple syrup).
It’s hard to go wrong with these riff-able breakfast tacos — they only require a few ingredients, but you can add as many toppings as you want. Or better yet, whip up a range of all sorts of extras and let your dad mix and match.
This contest-winning breakfast fried rice couldn’t be easier to make, but there’s one suggestion we’ll make: double the bacon (you can’t go wrong).
For more breakfast dessert vibes, make this easy speculoos cookie (if you’ve ever tasted Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter, that’s the flavor of speculoos cookies). This moist sheet cake, which tastes like rich, warm spices, thanks to the cookie butter in the batter, goes perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or an iced infusion.
Your dad will be so impressed that you made this sweet yet tasty sausage all by yourself (you know, instead of just picking up a package from the store). Made with tart apples, lots of herbs, Dijon mustard and ground pork, this sausage can be made days before the holidays and reheated in the morning. Our favorite way to serve it: With creamy scrambled eggs — with a little ketchup or hot sauce.
This spicy and hearty shakshuka is the perfect way to kick off Father’s Day festivities. As a bonus, it’s very easy to do. Cereal, tomato stew and perfectly poached eggs are all in one skillet, which means you’ll spend less time doing the dishes and more time spending time with Dad.
This is not your average breakfast sandwich of dry scrambled eggs and floppy bread. This flavor-packed number gets its star power from Swiss chard – cooked until sweet and tart in mustard and heavy cream – with sharp cheddar, perfect fried eggs and fluffy biscuits. .
This tasty scrambled tofu breakfast is for you all with vegan dads. It’s bursting with flavor thanks to the garlic, nutritional yeast, and lots of spices, while maintaining that egg-like texture by using a combination of extra-firm tofu and chopped vegetables. If you’re feeling really ambitious, turn it into a breakfast burrito with tempeh bacon and fresh avocado.
These are soft, flaky cookies that anyone (even beginners!) can make, thanks to endlessly helpful tips and advice from the chef and cookbook author, Carla Room.
12. Spinach Quiche
This spinach quiche is definitely a project – everything is carefully made from scratch, including the crust – but we can’t think of a better (edible) gift to wake up to on Father’s Day.
This five-ingredient egg sandwich may seem simple, but it’s packed with flavor, thanks to Calabrian chili-infused mayonnaise, toasted bread, and runny fried eggs. We pretty much guarantee you’ll be asked to serve seconds.
Pasta for breakfast? We can’t think of anything better. “Have hot, warm, room temperature, or straight out of the fridge the next day,” says the Big Little Recipes columnist Emma Lawig“(if leftover pasta frittata sandwich with chili mayonnaise is wrong, I don’t want to be right).”
This Genius recipe from the cookbook author and food stylist Samantha Seneviratne is the best of both worlds. “Think: all the comfort of banana bread, with crispier, sweeter edges and chewy, chocolatey middles — and ready in, oh, about half the time.”
Nickel & Dinner Columnist Rebecca Firkser takes a bacon and egg breakfast to a whole new level with this recipe, featuring crispy mashed baked potatoes, a spicy, creamy sauce, and greens for good luck. Plus, it will feed a family of four for less than $10.
“You’ve heard of breakfast for dinner, but have you come across dinner for breakfast?” asks recipe developer Ella Quittner. “If not, allow me to officially introduce you to a morning dish that has the structure and consistency of a real casserole, complete with your favorite breakfast parts.” This breakfast casserole is constructed like a lasagna, but has all the toppings of a breakfast plate (sausage, eggs, cheese, hash browns). Should we continue? I did not mean it.
This latke, egg and cheese sandwich – which looks like it was practically made to please hungry dads – was actually born out of a collaboration between Manhattan restaurant B&H Dairy and Lawrence Weibman, also known as @nycfoodguy on Instagram. Whatever you do, don’t skip a generous drizzle of hot sauce and ketchup before eating.
This ham and cheese quiche (with a Cheez-It crust!) is an ideal morning meal because you can make everything the night before. In fact, it’s actually better after having had time to rest. Get creative with ham and cheese options if you feel like it: swap Taylor ham for crispy salted bacon or even chopped prosciutto; and if Gruyère isn’t your thing, try Cheddar, Gouda or Monterey Jack instead.
20. Grilled frittata
Another one Nickel & Dinner recipe, editor’s attribution Rebecca Firkser’s toast frittata is perfect for lazy Sunday morning brunches: it takes just 15 minutes to assemble and cook while you brew the coffee. The little extra: it’s as good warm as it is cold, so there’s no pressure to serve it right out of the oven. As is always the case with this column, it will serve four, for just $10.
Give dad the best of both worlds—the flavor of a bagel all with the luxury of a tender omelette—with this cheesy recipe.
Even though dad isn’t exactly brunch, this mid-morning holiday staple has its name written all over it. The classic deviled eggs are each topped with a slice of crispy bacon, which makes us wonder why we haven’t served them this way from the start.
Father’s Day calls for a better than average coffee cake. This one has an extra layer of streusel in the middle. This will convert all dads who claim they don’t have a sweet tooth.
If Father’s Day is a full-fledged holiday in your home, a family-friendly breakfast recipe is in order. That’s where this French Toast Casserole comes in. “Topped with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup, the sweet layer makes a gorgeous centerpiece for any brunch,” writes recipe designer Leah Koenig.
Dad deserves more than an ordinary serving of fried eggs for Father’s Day breakfast. Enter: these silky skillet eggs. Instead of frying eggs in oil or butter, they sizzle a puddle of heavy cream until the cream caramelizes and the whites are set.
26. Avocado toast
If Dad is planning to spend Father’s Day on a long hike or 30-mile bike ride, he might be grateful if you serve him something lighter for breakfast, like this slice. absolutely perfect avocado toast. Use really good crusty seed bread for the best bite.
Want the father figure in your life to feel extra special? Make him a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich. But here’s the real kicker: the sausage is made entirely from ground pork, fresh rosemary, ground allspice, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
Top off an early morning feast with hash browns, which instantly make any recipe here — from a sausage and egg sandwich to French toast — feel like a total holiday win. Here, the eggs are broken directly into the cheesy hash browns.
What are you Dad (or the father figure in your life!) doing for Father’s Day breakfast? Tell us in the comments below!