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The Best Breakfast Foods, In Order

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We know we're not alone when we say that breakfast is the only reason we get out of bed in the morning. With all the pancakes, bacon and fried eggs, how could we possibly sleep through this meal? It is clearly the best meal of the day, and not because it's the best for us. Just because it's got the best options.

While lunch has sandwiches and dinner has mac and cheese, all we really want all day is breakfast. And not just any breakfast, but the best. Just like with pies and cakes, breakfast has some dishes that are so much better than others. And some that shouldn't even dare make an appearance at this meal. Behold, the best and worst breakfast dishes, in order (first being the best).

Disclaimer: This list is the creation of one sole author, and does not represent how the entire world should feel, nor even how the entire Taste team feels. Now go at it and enjoy your bickering, folks.

25.) Oatmeal
breakfast

24.) Stuffed French Toast
breakfast

23.) Omelets
breakfast

22.) Hashbrowns
breakfast

21.) English Muffins
breakfast

20.) Steak and Eggs
breakfast

19.) Cereal
breakfast

18.) Yogurt with Fruit
breakfast

17.) Scrambled Eggs
breakfast

16.) Muffins
breakfast

15.) Croissants
breakfast

14.) Huevos Rancheros
breakfast

13.) Waffles
breakfast

12.) Buttered Toast
breakfast

11.) Breakfast Burrito
breakfast

10.) French Toast
breakfast

09.) Bacon
breakfast
(Some of you may have a problem with bacon's ranking. All we can say is bacon has gone too far.)

08.) Pancakes
pancakes

07.) Bagel and Cream Cheese
breakfast

06.) Biscuits and Gravy
breakfast

05.) Cinnamon Rolls
breakfast

04.) Donuts
breakfast

03.) Breakfast Sausage
breakfast

02.) Eggs Benedict
breakfast

01.) Breakfast Sandwich
breakfast

CORRECTION: A previous version of this list did not include donuts. We have amended the list and corrected this grievous error. We hang our heads in shame.

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