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51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

03/10/2015 05:02 am ET | Updated May 10, 2015
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Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.

Put some coffee on and get cookin'.

Monkey-Bread Danish
Danish meets monkey bread. Get the recipe.

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Red Velvet Pancakes
Sexiest breakfast ever. Get the recipe.

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Onion & Arugula Frittata
Served straight out of the pan. Get the recipe.

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Candied Bacon
Bacon, elevated. Make a double batch. Get the recipe.

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Homemade Toaster Pastries
Mini hand-held pies with frosting. Get the recipe.

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Yogurt Biscuits with Honey Butter
A lighter take on a comforting classic. Get the recipe.

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Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
A treat that won't weigh you down. Get the recipe.

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Cinnamon Sugar Waffles
Waffles that taste like doughnuts. Get the recipe.

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Baked Berry French Toast
Top chef worthy breakfast, without all the fuss. Get the recipe.

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Mini Baked Doughnuts
Cutest doughnuts ever. Get the recipe.

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Beignets
New Orleans-style fried dough. Get the recipe.

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The Ultimate Bloody Mary's
The essential, spicy hair of the dog. Get the recipe.

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Crispy Golden Home Fries
Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Get the recipe.

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Egg in a Hole
Talk about a crowd pleaser. Get the recipe.

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Mocha Milk Shakes
Grab a straw, and probably a spoon. Get the recipe.

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Crispy Breakfast Pita
A nice twist on a piadina. Get the recipe.

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Photo: Spry Living

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Cheddar Biscuits and Gravy
On the table in under an hour. Get the recipe.

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Chocolate Banana Breakfast Quinoa
Chocolate for breakfast? Oh yeah. Get the recipe.

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Photo: Greatist

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Blueberry Buttermilk Biscones
A one-bowl pastry from a southern bakery. Get the recipe.

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Ricotta-Stuffed French Toast
Berries and ricotta take french toast beyond. Get the recipe.

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Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes
For sophisticated brunching. Get the recipe.

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Toad in the Hole
A fantastically frugal egg dish. Get the recipe.

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Marmalade Muffins
A jam-filled treat. Get the recipe.

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Honey Cornmeal Cake
A golden cake you can eat morning or night. Get the recipe.

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Avocado Toast
Smashing success. Get the recipe.

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Breakfast Tacos
Quick and delicious. Get the recipe.

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Cherry Tarragon Breakfast Sausages
Infuse your morning with warmth. Get the recipe.

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Berry and Almond Breakfast Parfait
Crunch and tropical. Get the recipe.

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Photo: Spry Living

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Black Bean Breakfast Burrito
Protein packed, high in fiber and um, delicious. Get the recipe.

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Sausage, Egg, and Avocado Breakfast Salad
Think salads are only for lunch or dinner? Think again. Get the recipe.

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Homemade Croissants
Easiest croissant recipe ever. Get the recipe.

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Breakfast Polenta with Honey and Yogurt
Grate in cheese and top with a fried egg or a savory version. Get the recipe.

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Fruity Breakfast Cookie
You'll be a hero when you send the kids to the bus stop with these. Get the recipe.

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Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast Burrito
Crispy pancetta and pesto. Mmm. Get the recipe.

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Poached Egg and Roasted Tomato Open-Face Sandwiches
A gourmet breakfast doesn't have to require a lot of effort. Get the recipe.

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PB&J Smoothie
You had us at PB&J. Get the recipe.

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