It's Brinner Time! 12 Easy Breakfast-For-Dinner Recipes

Your happy taste buds will have no idea what time it is.
04/01/2017 08:30 am ET Updated Apr 01, 2017

Brinner, Brinner, Breakfast for Dinner! Breakfast is arguably the best meal of the day, but normally it’s too rushed to enjoy. That’s why I love breakfast for dinner — from Blueberry Pancakes to Spinach & Cheese Strata, your happy taste buds will have no idea what time it is.

Calling all pancake lovers! These blueberry buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberry syrup are like an explosion of intense blueberry flavor. Don’t be tempted to skip the syrup — it only takes a few minutes to make and is definitely the best part! GET THE RECIPE

Of all the spinach quiches I’ve tried over the years, this classic French version is my favorite. The combination of heavy cream and Gruyère makes it insanely rich. There’s also a good bit of spinach, which balances out all that richness and makes it just a little bit healthier. GET THE RECIPE

Start with thick-cut applewood smoked bacon and slather it with a maple syrup, brown sugar, and chipotle glaze halfway through cooking — as the bacon cooks, the glaze sizzles and thickens into a shiny, candy-like coating. It’s addictive! GET THE RECIPE

A comforting Amish breakfast casserole, baked oatmeal has a consistency similar to that of bread pudding. There are endless variations — the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand — but this version filled with tart apples and plump raisins with a crunchy walnut topping is especially good. GET THE RECIPE

Tender and sweet-scented with a gorgeous ribbon of melted chocolate running through it, this banana bread is fun to make: you spoon the banana and chocolate batters into a loaf pan alternately, then swirl the two together with a knife. GET THE RECIPE

Made with leeks and a rich Parmesan-flavored custard, this quiche is an longtime favorite of mine. Serve a salad and baguette alongside and a French-inspired “brinner” is done. GET THE RECIPE

This is no ordinary French toast. Made with challah and a rich custard flavored with honey, vanilla and lots of cinnamon, it tastes just like bread pudding. GET THE RECIPE

Frittatas can be dry and firm but this one is delicate and creamy, almost like a crustless quiche. GET THE RECIPE

Part booze, part French toast, part bread pudding — how could you go wrong? Assemble it ahead of time, let it sit in the fridge overnight, then just pop in the oven when you’re ready to eat. GET THE RECIPE

Bread pudding is usually sweet, but it can be made savory too. This version, brimming with sweet pork sausage and sharp cheddar, is deeply flavored with a golden crust and creamy interior. GET THE RECIPE

Fluffy inside, crispy outside, and delicately flavored with bananas and vanilla — these are phenomenal banana pancakes. The recipe, believe it or not, is adapted from a children’s cookbook, which only proves how easy they are to make. GET THE RECIPE

With spinach, cheese, and cubes of bread baked in custard, this strata makes a comforting meal. You can do all of the preparation in advance — at dinnertime, simply turn the oven on, place the strata in, and effortlessly wait for “brinner” to emerge. GET THE RECIPE

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