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50+ Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas that use all your favorite fall ingredients – sweet potatoes, cranberries, cinnamon, cornbread, pumpkin and more.

Start off the day with the perfect Thanksgiving breakfast idea

With Thanksgiving, all the attention is always on the turkey, and in anticipation of having two or three or four servings of turkey, many decide it is probably for the best to skip breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. Well not in this household! Thanksgiving breakfast is the perfect opportunity to try something a little different, but still tasty and in the spirit of the holiday.

Consider one of these Thanksgiving breakfast recipes as an appetizer for the day, or make a Thanksgiving brunch recipe so you have the energy to finish preparing the feature meal. Or perhaps just think of these Thanksgiving morning breakfast ideas as a way to make the yummy day that much yummier!

Make these Thanksgiving breakfast recipes to kick off your Thanksgiving feast, or make these festive breakfasts with your Thanksgiving leftovers. Either way, enjoy these 50+ Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas!

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Thanksgiving Breakfast Casseroles

These are the best breakfast casseroles to make on Thanksgiving day! We love starting the day with a breakfast casserole because they are easy to make, and can feed a crowd.

For many of these Thanksgiving breakfast casserole recipes, you can prepare everything the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning. That way, while you are chatting with family and preparing for the main feast, breakfast is cooking.

1. Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole

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I love this Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole because it has all the favorite fall flavors. This is a make-ahead casserole, meaning you prepare everything the night before.

On Thanksgiving morning, just pull it out of the refrigerator, pop it in the oven, and it’ll be ready to serve for breakfast!

Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole

This Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole is a delicious brunch for anyone who loves baked french toasts, big casseroles, or pumpkin. This recipe is a great morning timesaver as a make-ahead overnight breakfast casserole.

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2. Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

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Here’s a hearty and filling Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole that the entire family will love on Thanksgiving morning. This casserole can feed 8-12 people, depending on how you cut it.

It’s another make ahead breakfast casserole, so go ahead and prep it the night before.

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Make this Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole recipe to feed a crowd. It’s loaded with sausage, egg, and cheese for a hearty breakfast. This prepare this easy breakfast recipe the night before and impress your guests.

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3. Apple French Toast Casserole

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This baked Apple French Toast Casserole is particularly nice to make for Thanksgiving breakfast because it will fill your home with the sweet scent of fall as it sits in the oven.

It’s filled with lots of apples to celebrate my favorite fall fruit. And there’s a delicious crumb topping on top with lots of cinnamon flavor.

Overnight Apple French Toast Casserole

This overnight Apple French Toast Casserole is hearty and filling, and perfect to feed a large family or crowd. You can prepare most of this breakfast the night before, leaving you with minimal steps to do in the morning.

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4. Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole

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You won’t have any problems getting your vegetables in for the day if you eat this vegetarian breakfast casserole for Thanksgiving morning. Get the vegetables out of the way, and just focus on the turkey and carbs later on in the day.

This is another casserole you can prepare the night before, so you are free to relax a bit in the morning and catch the parade on TV.

Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole

This Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole is loaded with vegetables, eggs and cheese for a delicious brunch. Prepare this make ahead meatless breakfast casserole the night before.

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5. Bacon Breakfast Casserole

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I’ve found that this Bacon Breakfast Casserole is a particularly always a hit when feeding family and friends for brunch because it uses classic ingredients that everyone loves.

If you have friends or family visiting, this recipe will be a sure winner for Thanksgiving breakfast!

Bacon Breakfast Casserole

A hearty Overnight Bacon Breakfast Casserole that is sure to please all your friends and family for brunch. This make ahead breakfast casserole recipe can be prepped all the night before, and contains the classic breakfast favorites – eggs, bacon, cheese and brioche. 

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6. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

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This ham and cheese breakfast casserole is special because it uses tater tots. I love using tater tots because it is easy and it gives the casserole lots of flavor.

Ham and cheese is a classic combination, so if you are making Thanksgiving breakfast for a crowd or a big family, this recipe is sure to be a winner.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole with Tater Tots

This Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is tasty, filling and so easy to make. This breakfast casserole uses tater tots, and is loaded with ham, cheese and eggs. I love serving this for large groups and families.

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7. Croissant Breakfast Casserole

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With buttery, flaky croissants, this croissant breakfast casserole is beautiful and so easy to make.

This decadent breakfast is sure to wow the guests!

Croissant Breakfast Casserole

This Croissant Breakfast Casserole will surely feed a crowd. It’s loaded with sausage, egg, and cheese and croissants for a hearty breakfast. You’ll love this croissant egg bake!

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Here are some other casseroles that would be great to serve on Thanksgiving morning.

8. Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

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This crescent roll breakfast casserole can be prepared in the morning. One 9×13 pan bakes 18 of these crescent roll puffs.

The crescent rolls are first stuffed with cream cheese. Then they are baked in an ham and egg mixture, which makes gives them a light and puffy texture.

It’s perfect for the large family or for Thanksgiving guests!

Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

This Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole is delicious! Learn how to make this easy breakfast recipe with my tips and tricks below. Each crescent roll is stuffed with cream cheese before being baked with eggs, ham and cheese.

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9. Creamy Turkey Shepherd’s Pot Pie

Creamy Turkey Shepherd’s Pot Pie with Bacon

Creamy Turkey Shepherd’s Pot Pie topped with cheese, bacon and creamy mashed potato

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10. Ham and Broccolli Strata

Ham and Broccoli Strata

A make-ahead breakfast casserole made with broccoli, cheese, and ham. Also known as breakfast strata, this is a great weekend breakfast or brunch because you can prep and assemble it ahead.

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Thanksgiving Brunch Recipes to Make in a Skillet

Find some delicious and hearty Thanksgiving brunch recipes that you can make in a skillet. Have a skillet brunch on Thanksgiving day to keep every one full until the actual feast.

11. Easy Breakfast Skillet

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You might call this a country breakfast skillet or a farmers breakfast skillet. It’s loaded with ingredients that are hearty and filling.

If you have a big day planned, you’ll want this delicious Thanksgiving breakfast that will keep you going until the big feast.

Easy Breakfast Skillet – Loaded and Hearty

Make this easy breakfast skillet for your next brunch. Your guests will love this loaded breakfast skillet that’s packed with sausage, potatoes, and eggs. This recipe starts on the stovetop, but finishes with a quick bake in the oven.

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12. Bacon Sweet Potato Hash

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Is there are better start to the day than waking up to the smell of roasted sweet potatoes and sizzling bacon wafting from the kitchen? You’ll get that with this Bacon Sweet Potato Hash.

The sticky, maple glaze on this Thanksgiving breakfast idea is so flavorful thanks to the combination of sweet maple syrup and savory bacon. 

Sweet Potato Hash

Loaded with crispy bacon and creamy sweet potatoes, this sweet potato hash recipe is a flavor-packed start to the morning. The perfect balance of sweet and savory, this sweet potato breakfast hash will quickly become a family favorite! 

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13. Crispy Sweet Potato Hash Browns

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If you can’t wait until dinner for the sweet potatoes, start off Thanksgiving morning with some sweet potato hash browns.

Keep this breakfast simple by pairing it with some simple slices of avocado, or topping it with an egg.

Sweet Potato Hash Browns

This recipe combines two favorite breakfast foods – sweet potatoes and hash browns – to make a new breakfast staple: Crispy Sweet Potato Hash Browns!

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Other skillet breakfast ideas for Thanksgiving morning

14. Sweet Potato Brunch Skillet

Sweet Potato Brunch Skillet

This Sweet Potato Brunch Skillet is perfect for brunch with seasoned sweet potatoes baked in tomato sauce with black beans. Served with a silky poached egg.

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15. Sweet Potato, Apple and Sausage Breakfast Hash

Sweet Potato, Apple and Sausage Breakfast Hash

Sweet Potato, Apple and Sausage Breakfast Hash (GF, DF) – a quick breakfast hash that is full of the flavors of Fall!

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Easy Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

Here are some easy recipes that you can make for Thanksgiving breakfast. They use favorite thanksgiving ingredients, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, corn, and warming spices.

16. Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread with Crescent Rolls

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This is an easy breakfast that you can get in the oven in just 10 minutes! Baking this cinnamon crescent roll recipe will fill your kitchen with the sweet scent of fall.

If you want a quick and simple Thanksgiving breakfast that the whole family will love, give these a try.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread with Crescent Rolls

This Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread is made with crescent rolls, meaning you can get this in the oven in just 10 minutes or less! A quick and easy breakfast recipe if you love cinnamon and crescent rolls.

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17. Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

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It’s not too early to start eating cornbread for Thanksgiving breakfast. This blueberry cornbread muffin is delicious and easy to make.

This is a simple grab and go breakfast too, in case you are headed out for a Turkey Trot this year.

Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

Enjoy one of the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes — cornbread — as a breakfast item! These Blueberry Cornbread Muffins are a real treat.

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18. Baked Mini Pumpkin Donuts

Mini Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze - so comforting for fall - Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas | The Worktop

Oh how we love these mini baked pumpkin donuts! We make this every year for Halloween, and again for Thanksgiving.

This is a great Thanksgiving breakfast recipe because it really sets you up for the festive mood! Kids always love this recipe, and adults too. My favorite is the brown butter glaze.

Baked Mini Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze

These melt-in-your-mouth Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze make the fall season one of the most spectacular time of the year. It’s made with pumpkin puree, so you get the health benefits of pumpkin in this breakfast recipe. 

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19. Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Marshmallow Sauce for a festive fall breakfast - Perfect for Thanksgiving morning | The Worktop

I turned one of my favorite Thanksgiving sides into a Thanksgiving breakfast recipe one year because I couldn’t wait to have the sweet potato and marshmallow combination.

If you are looking for pancakes for Thanksgiving morning, let this sweet potato pancake be your recipe! It’s easy to make, delicious, and so festive!

Easy Sweet Potato Pancakes with Marshmallow Sauce

This Sweet Potato Pancake recipe is a delicious breakfast that is easy to make. If you are looking for what to do with leftover sweet potatoes, you’ll love these easy sweet potato pancakes. I topped it with marshmallow sauce, but you can keep it healthy by leaving that off. 

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Sweet Potato Pancakes with Marshmallow Sauce for a festive fall breakfast | The Worktop

20. Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popovers

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The batter for this Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popover recipe is simple to make – it should only take about five minutes to mix it up. The hardest part about these popovers is waiting for them to bake in the oven.

You don’t need a popover pan for this Thanksgiving breakfast recipe – just use a normal muffin tin. It might not be as high as a traditional popover, but the flavor and texture are 100% there.

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popovers – Made in a Muffin Pan

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popovers are best enjoyed straight out of the oven. You can make these easy popovers in a muffin pan, so no extra equipment is required. 

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21. Medjool Date and Orange Scones

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The flavors in these Medjool Date and Orange Scones immediately make me think of fall and winter. They are festive with cloves and cinnamon, and citrus fruits.

You will love this as a Thanksgiving breakfast because these scones are so tasty with a cup of coffee. Start the day with a scone and coffee, before the festivities start!

Medjool Date and Orange Scones

These Medjool Date and Orange Scones are soft, buttery and full of autumn spices. There is tang from the orange, sweetness from the medjool dates and a crunchy top of glistening sugar. You’ll definitely want one of these with your morning cup of coffee!

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22. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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This apple cinnamon oatmeal is not only delicious, but it’s healthy too. It takes no more than 10 minutes to make.

If you are looking for a super easy and quick Thanksgiving breakfast, this oatmeal is festive and delicious. The kids love it, and so do I when I’m rushing around the kitchen prepping the main feast.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This apple cinnamon oatmeal is delicious for a quick and healthy breakfast. Get my top tips to make the best homemade apple cinnamon oatmeal.

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23. Healthy Apple Muffins

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This healthy apple cinnamon muffin is loaded with nutrients, vitamins, fiber and protein. You’ll be powering through Thanksgiving morning with this muffin in your hand.

Healthy Apple Muffins

Start the day with Healthy Apple Muffins! This easy breakfast muffin recipe is packed with nutrients, fiber and protein. Made with whole grains and fresh apples. This recipe is perfect for the family and is a healthy kids muffin.

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More Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

24. Cranberry Sauce Oatmeal Bar

Cranberry sauce oatmeal bars

Got leftover cranberry sauce? This recipe shows you how to make cranberry sauce oatmeal bars with brown sugar that are great for breakfast or dessert!

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25. Cranberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

Cranberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

Crumb cake is my favorite kind of cake because it has no frosting! This incredibly tender sour cream crumb cake is filled with tart cranberries and topped

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26. Leftover Sweet Potato Hand Pies

Leftover Sweet Potato Hand Pies

Leftover sweet potato and marshmallow filled hand pies made with homemade buttery and flaky pie crust!

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27. Cranberry Pancakes

Crispy cranberry buttermilk pancakes

These old fashioned cranberry buttermilk pancakes are crispy, buttery, and delicious! Cinnamon spiced, with tart bursts from cranberries, you’ll love these!

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28. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe

Rich, moist cakey pumpkin cream cheese muffins are soft and blissfully good!

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Creamy Pumpkin Muffins | Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

Thanksgiving Drinks to Serve at Breakfast

I love a good fall flavor drink. Here are some of our favorite drinks to have with our Thanksgiving breakfast.

29. Maple Pecan Latte

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Make this Starbucks copycat at home. This Maple Pecan Latte is perfect for Thanksgiving breakfast because it’s full of fall flavors — and caffeine!

If you have guests staying over, they will love this speciality coffee drink full of autumn flavors.

Maple Pecan Latte

Maple Pecan Latte is a delicious fall coffee recipe. This Starbucks copycat recipe is easy to make at home. If you love Starbucks latte recipes, you need to try this!

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30. Hot Pumpkin Spice

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Hot Pumpkin Spice Drink

This hot pumpkin spice is such a cozy drink that will warm you up on a chilly Thanksgiving morning. We love making this drink and getting cozy.

The kids love this – it’s caffeine free. And I love it because it’s easy to whip up. We drink this all the way from October 1st until Thanksgiving breakfast.

Hot Pumpkin Spice Drink (GF, Vegan and Dairy-Free Option)

If you’re looking for something cozy, this Hot Pumpkin Spice Drink is exactly what you need! It’s delicious in the morning as a coffee substitute, and comforting in the evening when you need to wind down and relax. You can think of it as a hot chocolate made with pumpkin, or a pumpkin spice latte without the espresso.

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Hot Pumpkin Spice Drink - warming, comforting and so delicious! | The Worktop

31. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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As tasty as it is, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, high in protein, and rich in fiber…it is just all around good for your body and soul.

Have this smoothie for Thanksgiving breakfast and you’ll be powering through the morning. This is also a great breakfast idea if you are headed out to do some quick physical activity before the big meal.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (GF)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is an effortless lip-smacking way to power you through the first half of the day, and is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, high in protein, and rich in fiber. It is just all around good for your body and soul.

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32. Chai Frappuccino

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This Chai Frappuccino is a drink that is both a refreshment and a treat. It’s dairy-free but creamy, and cool to drink but also warmed with spices. 

This fall flavored drink is perfect for Thanksgiving morning when you want a bit of a treat.

Chai Frappuccino (Vegan)

This Chai Frappuccino recipe made with coconut milk is a refreshing treat, that is dairy-free but creamy, and cool to drink but also warmed with spices. A vegan frappuccino that you can easily make at home! 

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33. Hibiscus Lemon Gin Cocktail

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Here’s a beautiful brunch cocktail that will look gorgeous on your Thanksgiving brunch table! Everyone will be wanting a hibiscus lemon gin cocktail.

The hibiscus flower is so pretty when added into a glass.

Hibiscus Lemon Gin Cocktail

This Hibiscus Lemon Gin Cocktail is a fun and beautiful brunch drink idea that will give your guests something to talk about. If you are hosting a brunch party and are looking for breakfast drinks with alcohol, but this simple gin cocktail recipe is an absolute winner.

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34. Cranberry Gin Cocktail

Christmas cocktail with cranberry juice

Here’s festive brunch cocktail. This is a twist on the classic gin and tonic.

To make this cranberry gin cocktail, add in a shot of cranberry juice and 2 slices of clementine oranges.

Cranberry Gin Cocktail

This Cranberry Gin Cocktail is delicious and gorgeous to serve! It’s perfect for Christmas morning brunch. A twist on the classic gin and tonic.

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Cranberry Gin Mocktail - 2 glasses with orange garnish

Easy Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas That Require Little or No Cooking

If you don’t want to cook on Thanksgiving morning, I get you!

Here’s a collection of Thanksgiving breakfast ideas that require very little effort. Many of these are no cook breakfast ideas, while others require just minimal cooking or prep.

35. Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Healthy Breakfast Ideas - Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Bowl - Thanksgiving Breakfast

Pureed roasted pumpkins and bananas are the base of this pumpkin breakfast bowl recipe, while the Greek yogurt gives it a tinge of tang. Mixed together, this breakfast bowl is filling, healthy and incredibly tasty.

It’s a great breakfast for Thanksgiving because it’s easy to make, healthy and full of fall flavors. Perfect for adults and kids alike.

Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl (GF)

Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl is a delicious and healthy breakfast that is perfectly seasonal for the fall, but also delicious year round. Any simple roasted pumpkin will work for this recipe, or if you are in a pinch, you can use a canned pumpkin puree in this breakfast.

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Pumpkin Greek Yogurt with Banana and Toasted Pecans | Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

36. Milk Toast

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This old fashioned breakfast recipe is so comforting and a family favorite. We love this simple milk in toast.

This is a perfect Thanksgiving breakfast because while it’s easy to make, the cinnamon flavor makes it special.

Milk in Toast

Milk toast is an old fashioned breakfast dish that is so easy to make! I love having bread soaked in milk. This recipe uses toasted cinnamon sugar brioche bread.

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37. Fairy Bread

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Kids go crazy for Fairy Bread! If you want to make Thanksgiving breakfast special for little ones, serve Fairy Bread and you will win them over.

This is a super easy breakfast idea, but since it is loaded with sugars, we only serve it on special occasions. Thanksgiving works, right?

Fairy Bread – 6 Ideas for Sprinkles on Toast

You’ll love these fun Fairy Bread ideas! Find six different fairy toast recipes. Who can turn down these colorful sprinkles on toast? This is a fun and colorful breakfast to satisfy your sweet-tooth. And this recipe is perfect for a birthday breakfast, or for any morning you need a colorful pick me up.

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Fairy Bread - Sprinkles on Toast | The Worktop

Other Thanksgiving recipes that require little or no cooking

38. Cranberry Energy Balls

Cranberry Coconut Energy Balls Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

5 ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to make this easy recipe for No-Bake Cranberry Coconut Energy Balls. Gluten-free and vegan!

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39. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

10-Minute Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

~ Creamy, dreamy pumpkin pie … in a healthy, satisfying breakfast! Super quick and easy, and loaded with delicious nutrition! A fall family favorite, perfect for Thanksgiving morning!

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Spread These on Toast for a Quick Thanksgiving Morning Breakfast

Who says you can’t simply have toast on Thanksgiving morning? Here’s a selection of autumn themed spreads that you can serve for a festive but easy breakfast.

40. Honey Espresso Almond Butter

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Honey Espresso Almond Butter is so delicious and addicting that I eat it by the spoonful every time I make it.

You can easily make this beforehand, so on Thanksgiving morning, you don’t have to do anything except toast some bread.

Espresso Almond Butter

Espresso Almond Butter is so delicious and addicting that someone may have to pry the jar away from your hands so you don’t finish it in one sitting. It has a bold flavor that pairs exceptionally well with toast for breakfast. 

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41. Cranberry Whipped Butter

Whipped Cranberry Butter | Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes

Ok, maybe Thanksgiving is just a day or two too early for cranberry butter, but I think it’s probably ok to kick off Thanksgiving breakfast with this whipped butter.

We usually eat this the month of December, but I’m going to sneak it in here because this spread on brioche is absolutely divine for breakfast.

Whipped Cranberry Butter

This tart and sweet Whipped Cranberry Butter is a simple condiment that adds a punch of flavor. I love it on raisin bread, but you can use it on waffles, pancakes, toast, cornbread, or anything else you desire!

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Here are a few other spreads that work well for Thanksgiving breakfast

42. Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter with Real Pumpkin – Glue & Glitter

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter is going to be your new favorite fall spread, and it’s perfect slathered onto flaky biscuits.

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Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas that Kids Will Love

There are lots of kid-friendly Thanksgiving breakfast ideas above, but here are a few more that your little ones will love!

I loved Thanksgiving as a kid because of all the delicious foods. Here are some special treats that you can serve in the morning.

43. S’mores Pancakes

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Which kid would resist these S’mores Pancakes? These take a little bit of effort to make, but they are such a treat that it will make Thanksgiving Breakfast memorable.

You can even get your kid involved with making these s’mores pancakes. It’s fun to skewer and spread on the Nutella.

S’mores Pancakes (Mini Nutella Pancake Skewers)

These S’mores Pancakes are cute and fun, and the kids love them! Skewer mini pancakes with Nutella, and top each one with a marshmallow.

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44. Peanut Butter and Apple on Toast

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This is a beautiful but easy to make breakfast that my kid loves! We eat this peanut butter apple toast a lot in the fall. That’s because apples are so delicious when in season.

If you serve this for Thanksgiving breakfast, you can add on a dash of cinnamon for even more fall flavor. Better yet, pair it with this warm milk and honey.

Peanut Butter Apple Toast for Breakfast

This Peanut Butter Apple Toast is an easy to make breakfast toast recipe that is perfect for weekday mornings. It is healthy, kid-friendly, and parent-friendly too, making this a go-to breakfast for the entire family. 

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More Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

45. Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast

How to make sweet potato toast, some troubleshooting tips, and lots of sweet and savory topping ideas! It’s perfect for a delicious, healthy breakfast or snack (that’s also gluten-free, vegan, paleo and whole30).

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46. Easy Pumpkin Crepes Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Crepes Recipe

This Easy Pumpkin Crepes Recipe is perfect for a fall brunch or dessert! Tender crepes hold a pumpkin filling and are topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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47. Pumpkin Churro French Toast Sticks

Pumpkin Churro French Toast Sticks

These pumpkin churro french toast sticks are lightly spiced, full of pumpkin flavor and coated in cinnamon sugar for an amazing breakfast treat.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

48. Vegan Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins

Vegan Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins - Moist and fluffy inside | The Worktop - Vegan Thanksgiving Breakfast Idea

These cinnamon breakfast muffins don’t taste or look vegan. But, surprise! These healthy cinnamon muffins are egg free and made without dairy.

My favorite part of this vegan Thanksgiving breakfast idea is the muffin top. It’s beautifully crispy with the addition of oats and raw sugar.

Vegan Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins

Easy and healthy Vegan Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins that everyone loves! This egg free muffin recipe is made with brown sugar and lots of cinnamon for a rich flavor and moist crumb.

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Vegan Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins | The Worktop

49. Vegan Carrot Cake

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Vegan Carrot Cake

Cake for breakfast? Yes! This vegan carrot cake is wonderful for a Thanksgiving breakfast because it is so full of fall flavors.

It’s rich in cinnamon, spices, carrots. And best of all? It’s healthy enough to call a breakfast.

Vegan Carrot Cake with Vegan Coconut Yogurt Icing

This Vegan Carrot Cake is packed with all sorts of goodness, texture and flavors. You get bits of carrot, and everything else held together by a moist cake. It isn’t overly sweet like some dessert carrot cakes, and is finished off with a lush Vegan Coconut Yogurt Icing. 

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More Vegan Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

50. Vegan Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

These vegan sweet potato cinnamon rolls are soft, fluffy and sweet, absolutely perfect for a more indulgent breakfast, or a delicious treat!

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51. Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Homemade Vegan Pumpkin Bread is a reader’s favourite fall recipe packed with delicious spices, juicy chewy cranberries & crunchy pumpkin seeds. It’s perfect for breakfasts or snacks!

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Vegan Pumpkin Bread | Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes

52. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (V, GF): Soft, chewy pumpkin oatmeal breakfast cookies packed with chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds.

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Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes for Breakfast

There are lots of gluten free breakfast ideas for Thanksgiving! I have several casseroles that are gluten free.

53. Breakfast Potato Casserole

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Unlike many other egg casseroles, this breakfast potato casserole recipe uses does not use bread. This simple swap not only gives the casserole a great texture, but it also makes it gluten-free. 

If you have gluten-free guests or family for Thanksgiving breakfast, this breakfast potato casserole is sure to be a winner!

Breakfast Potato Casserole (Gluten Free)

Make this breakfast potato casserole for your next breakfast potluck. Loaded with eggs, bacon, cheese, potatoes and sautéed vegetables, it’s a gluten free breakfast casserole that’s sure to please a crowd.

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54. Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties

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Breakfast is definitely not too early to get started with turkey on Thanksgiving day. Here’s our family’s turkey sausage patties recipe.

There’s no gluten in this sausage, and it’s made with wholesome ingredients.

Turkey Sausage Patties

Homemade turkey sausage patties are easy to make. You can double the recipe and freeze some sausages for next time. This homemade turkey sausage recipe is a recipe every brunch lover needs. 

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55. Baked Oatmeal

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This delicious and easy to make baked oatmeal is gluten-free! This works well as a Thanksgiving breakfast idea because it can feed a crowd, requires little active cooking, and is a favorite of both kids and adults.

Top it with some maple syrup before serving, and you’ll have everyone coming back for seconds.

Healthy Baked Oatmeal

This Healthy Baked Oatmeal recipe is easy to make for breakfast and it’s delicious! You’ll love this baked oatmeal casserole made with old fashioned rolled oats, almond butter and dark chocolate. 

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Even More Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes

56. Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Warm irresistible Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts that are also dairy-free and nut-free. These donuts are ready in less than twenty minutes, and will melt in your mouth. You are going to love how easy this gluten-free donut recipe is!

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57. Gluten Free Sweet Potato Scones

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Scones

If you love scones, these gluten free sweet potato scones are perfect with a cup of coffee. The icing drizzle makes it just sweet enough for dessert.

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Paleo Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes

Here are a few paleo Thanksgiving breakfast recipes that I think you’ll enjoy.

58. Golden Milk

Golden Milk – Easy Turmeric Latte (V, GF)

This Golden Milk recipe is made with a turmeric paste and has hints of vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and cardamon. Enjoy this warm spiced golden milk every day for a healthy morning drink. This Golden Milk recipe makes a small jar of turmeric paste, which you can quickly whisk into your daily cup of spiced Golden Milk. 

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59. Coconut Flour Pumpkin Pancakes

Coconut Flour Pumpkin Pancakes

Coconut flour pumpkin pancakes prepped in just 5 minutes, made with coconut flour and lightly sweetened with dates. The perfect go-to paleo breakfast!

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