Father’s Day can be hard to do right. Are you planning a full activity program? Do you let daddy relax? Are you taking him out to dinner? Or do you cook a nice meal for him?† And how about a present?† Does he really need someone else? grill set† What do you think of salami bouquet† The options are simultaneously completely overwhelming and completely limiting. Lucky for you, we have good news. It turns out that all fathers For real want is a great breakfast.
Here are 28 never-failing morning meals to whip up this Father’s Day for the father figure in your life — from apple and pork sausage (with a side of eggs, of course) to the perfect waffles and pancakes. A homemade card also never hurts.
Dads with a sweet tooth will absolutely love these ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls slathered with frosting, especially with a cup of freshly brewed coffee on the side.
With a moist, tender inside and golden brown outside, these waffles are the kind of waffles you (and your dad) dream of, and they’re an excellent alternative to the night-fermented kind (meaning you can make them in the morning). to make) .
If your father is more a pancake personmake it a super fluffy stack with this whole wheat recipe (and don’t forget to heat up the maple syrup).
It’s hard to go wrong with these riff-friendly breakfast tacos — they only require a few ingredients, but you can add as many toppings as you like. Or better yet, put together a line-up with all kinds of extras and let your dad mix and match.
This competition-winning fried rice breakfast couldn’t be easier to make, but there’s one suggestion we’ll make: double the bacon (you can’t go wrong).
For more of a dessert-for-breakfast vibe, bake this easy caramelized biscuit cake (if you’ve ever tasted Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter, that’s the taste of caramelized biscuits). This moist sheet cake, which tastes of rich, warm spices thanks to the Cookie Butter in the batter, is perfect with a hot cup of coffee or an ice cold brew†
7. Breakfast sausage with apple and pork
Your dad will be oh so impressed that you made this sweet-yet-savory sausage from scratch (you know, instead of just getting a package from the store). Made with tart apples, lots of spices, 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: alongside creamy scrambled eggs — with a little ketchup or hot sauce†
8. Shakshuka with grains and feta
This spicy, savory shakshuka is the best way to kick off a Father’s Day celebration. As a bonus, it’s extra easy to make. The cereal, tomato stew, and perfectly poached eggs all come together in one skillet, meaning less time doing the dishes and more time with your dad.
9. Sharp Cheddar and Mustard Greens Breakfast Sandwich
This is not your average breakfast sandwich of dry scrambled eggs and limp bread. This flavorful track gets its star power from Swiss chard—cooked to soft and tangy in mustard and heavy cream—along with sharp cheddar, perfectly fried eggs and fluffy biscuits.
This tasty tofu breakfast scramble is for all of you with vegan dads† It’s packed with flavor thanks to garlic, nutritional yeast, and lots of spices, and still retains that egg-like texture from a combination of extra firm tofu and chopped veggies. If you’re really ambitious, turn it into a breakfast burrito with tempeh bacon and fresh avocado.
11. Carla Hall’s Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
These are fluffy, flaky cookies that anyone (even beginners!) can make, thanks to endless helpful tricks and tips from chef and cookbook author, Carla Hall†
12. spinach Quiche
This spinach quiche sure is 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.
13. Egg Sandwich with Mayo and Chili Pasta
This five-ingredient egg sandwich may seem simple, but it’s packed with flavor thanks to a Calabrian chili-infused mayonnaise, toasted bread, and runny fried eggs. We almost guarantee that you will be asked for seconds.
14. Spaghetti Carbonara Frittata
Pasta for breakfast? We can’t think of anything better. “Have it warm, warm, room temperature, or straight from the fridge the next day,” says Big Little Recipes columnist Emma Laperruque“(If a leftover pasta frittata sandwich with chili mayo is wrong, I don’t want to be right).”
15. Banana Bread Scones from Samantha Seneviratne
This genius recipe from cookbook author and food stylist Samantha Seneviratne is the best of both worlds. “Think: All the comforts of banana bread, with more crunchy sweet edges and fluffy, chocolate-infused centerpieces — and ready in, oh, about half the time.”
16. Mashed Potatoes With Bacon And Eggs
Nickel & Dining columnist Rebecca Firkser takes a bacon-and-egg breakfast to a whole new level with this recipe, which features crispy baked potatoes, a tangy creamy sauce, and veggies for happiness. Plus, it feeds a family of four for under $10.
“You’ve heard of breakfast for dinner, but have you been introduced to dinner for breakfast?” asks recipe developer Ella Quittner. “If not, allow me to formally introduce you to a morning-friendly dish that has the texture and firmness of a real casserole, with your favorite breakfast parts.” This breakfast platter is built like a lasagna but has all the fillings of a breakfast plate (sausage, eggs, cheese, hash browns). Do we have to move on? I do not think so.
18. Latke, Egg and Cheese sandwich
This latke, egg, and cheese sandwich — which feels like it was practically made to please hungry dads — was actually born from a collaboration between Manhattan restaurant B&H Dairy and Lawrence Weibman, aka @nycfoodguy on Instagram. Whatever you do, don’t skip a generous splash of hot sauce and ketchup before eating.
19. Ham and Cheese Quiche With Cheese Cracker Crust
This ham and cheese quiche (with a Cheez-It crust!) is an ideal morning meal — because you can make the whole thing the day before. In fact it is actually better after it has time to rest. Get creative with the ham and cheese options if you feel like it: swap out the Taylor Ham for crispy-salty bacon or even chopped prosciutto; and if Gruyere isn’t your thing, try cheddar, Gouda, or Monterey Jack instead.
20. Toast Frittata
Another Nickel & Dining recipe, editor-in-chief Rebecca Firkser’s toast frittata is perfect for those lazy Sunday morning brunches: It takes just 15 minutes to assemble and bake while you’re brewing coffee. Bonus points: It’s just as good hot as it is cold, so there’s no pressure to serve it right after it comes out of the oven. As is always the case with this column, four are served, for just $10.
21. Cream cheese omelette with everything herbs
Give Dad the best of both worlds—the taste of a bagel with the luxury of a tender omelette—with this inexpensive recipe.
22. Stuffed Eggs With Crackly Bacon
Even if Dad isn’t much of a brunch guy, his name is all written on it. Classic deviled eggs are each topped with a crispy strip of bacon, which makes us wonder why we don’t serve them like this all the time.
23. Double Streusel Coffee Cake
Father’s Day calls for a better-than-average coffee cake. This one has an extra layer of streusel in the middle. It will convert any father who insists he doesn’t have a sweet tooth.
24. Fried Challah French Toast
If Father’s Day is a real affair in your home, a crowd-pleasing 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 layers make a wonderful centerpiece for any brunch,” writes recipe developer Leah Koenig.
Dad deserves more than a regular serving of fried eggs for Father’s Day breakfast. Enter: these silky-smooth skillet eggs. Instead of frying eggs in oil or butter, they sizzle a puddle of heavy cream until the cream caramelizes and the whites set.
26. Avocado Toast
If Dad plans to spend Father’s Day taking a long 30-mile walk or bike ride, he might be grateful if you serve him something on the lighter side for breakfast, like this absolutely perfect slice of avocado toast. Use really good crusty seeded bread for the best bite.
27. Sweet and spicy sausage, egg and cheese
Want to make the father figure in your life feel really special? Make him a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich. But here’s the real kicker: The sausage is made from scratch with ground pork, fresh rosemary, ground allspice, garlic, and red chili flakes.
28. Crispy potato, egg and cheese tacos
Complete an early morning feast with hash browns, making every recipe here — from a sausage and egg sandwich to French toast — instantly feel like a total holiday treat. Here eggs are cracked directly into the cheesy hash browns.
What are you making for father (or the father figure in your life!) for breakfast this Father’s Day? Tell us in the comments below!