Breakfast Recipes You'll Wake Up Thinking About

So the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, it's also one of the easiest to fall into a boring routine with. If the thought of your usual avocado toast or green smoothie is no longer doing much to get your out of bed in the morning, it's time to hit the snooze button on boring breakfast items and switch things up in the kitchen. 

Check out these creative breakfast creations everyone in your house is sure to love – they're perfect for both busy weekday mornings or lazy weekends at home!

Fresh veggie omelet

Omelets are one of my absolute favorite things to eat for breakfast. Not only are they very filling, with so many ingredient combinations, it's super easy keep things news and interesting. Omelets are also a great way to use up the leftover veggies we often find lying around in our refrigerators. This vegetable omelet recipe by registered dietician Carrie Madormo is chock-full of fresh vegetables, including onions, spinach, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil. Check out the full recipe here

Cloud bread breakfast sandwich

If you like a little carbs with your eggs and veggies, you'll definitely want to try this cloud bread breakfast sandwich by Jennifer En. The best part: the soft, pillowy wonder that is cloud bread isn't bread at all. It's actually a lower-carb alternative to bread made with eggs, cream cheese, cream of tartar, and kosher salt. On the inside, savory pork patties made with ground pork, rosemary, brown sugar, fennel seeds (and a few other essentials), topped off with some cheddar cheese and avocado slices for good measure. Get the full recipe here

Two-ingredient pancakes

What recipe roundup would be complete without mentioning pancakes? But let's be real, while restaurant pancakes can be quite delicious – I'm looking at you IHOP – homemade pancakes are often a messy, labor-intensive process that can end up feeling more like task than an indulgence. Luckily, there's a better way. These two-ingredient pancakes by Jennifer En –yes, you read that correctly, two ingredients – are not only ridiculously easy to make, they're also low carb. All you need is a ripe banana, a couple of eggs, and a bit of whisk action for a batter that instantly transforms into light and airy pancakes sans all the guilt. Get the full recipe here

Buttery cherry bars

If the sweet/savory combination isn't your cup of tea, consider this buttery cherry bar recipe by Jennifer En. It uses 10 ounces of sweet pitted cherries, butter, eggs, granulated sugar, and a few extras for the filling, plus butter, sugar, flour, and a dash of kosher salt for the flaky crust. Cut this decadent breakfast treat  into mini squares and you'll have yummy breakfast tarts to will last you the whole week.Get the full recipe here

Buttermilk biscuits

There's nothing like a warm bakery pastry in the morning. But let's face it, stopping at your local bakeshop multiple times a week can get pretty expensive, especially if it's a really good, gourmet spot. For a bakery-quality treat that won't break the bank, try these easy-to-bake buttermilk biscuits by Jennifer En. All you need is flour, baking powder, kosher salt, butter, and cold buttermilk. What's even better, six biscuits take just 10 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to bake. Get the full recipe here

Donut breakfast burgers

While some mornings call for a healthy start to the day, others are all about pure indulgence. Enter the donut breakfast burger – part sweet treat, part breakfast sandwich, part meaty goodness – all rolled into a seriously sinful concoction you won't soon forget. For this recipe by Lauren Shumacker, you'll need a pound of ground beef, pinch of garlic, and dried minced onions for the patties, four to eight slices of bacon, four eggs, four slices of extra sharp cheddar cheese, and four donuts of your choice – although you really can't go wrong with chocolate frosted. Cook patties; top with rest of ingredients, and prepare to have your mind blown. Get the full recipe here

Breakfast cereal donuts

What's better than sweet and crunchy breakfast cereal? How about sweet and crunch breakfast cereal on top of a soft, fluffy doughnut? If you're excitedly nodding your head in approval, then you're definitely going to want to try these breakfast cereal doughnuts by Jennifer En. This yummy treat combines two classic breakfast staples for a breakfast that's sure to send you straight into a sugary nostalgia. Get the full recipe here

Light and fluffy scrambled eggs

Scrambled eggs are a breakfast staple that's offered just about everywhere. But if you think all scrambled eggs are created equal, then you haven't tried this light and fluffy scrambled egg recipe by Jennifer En. Her secret ingredients: heavy cream, fresh herbs, and clarified butter or ghee for greasing your pan. The end product is perfectly soft and creamy scrambled eggs. Get the full recipe here