Top 20 Breakfast in Bed Recipes

Croque Madame

Croque Madame
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Enjoy a French bistro-style breakfast in the comfort of your jammies with our classic croque madame recipe. It’s a breakfast version of the ham and cheese sandwich, made more substantial with the addition of a scoop of creamy bechamel sauce and a gently fried egg.

Eggs Benedict

Classic Eggs Benedict
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Eggs benedict is the ultimate indulgent breakfast dish, and we’ve got a foolproof recipe. Pile lightly poached eggs onto toasted English muffins with thin-sliced ham and hollandaise sauce to make this late-morning favorite. The recipe serves four, but you can easily halve quantities for a romantic breakfast for two.

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
 Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Adding ricotta cheese to the batter makes these gorgeous pancakes so moist and fluffy. Blueberries and lemon add a wonderful sweet-tart flavor. Serve these stacks topped with a lemon icing drizzle for an elegant breakfast that looks as fantastic as it tastes.

Banana Crepes With Brown Sugar Rum Sauce

Banana Crepes with Rum Sauce
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Fill delicate cinnamon and vanilla-infused crepes with bananas and cinnamon-sugar, and smother in a thick rum sauce for an indulgent breakfast that’s the perfect way to treat the one you adore on Valentine’s Day.

Scrambled Egg Croissants

Scrambled egg croissant recipe
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Pile fluffy, perfectly scrambled eggs with fresh snipped chives on top of oven-warmed store-bought croissants for a breakfast dish that’s delicious to enjoy, and elegant in its simplicity.

Oat Flour Pancakes

Oat Flour Pancakes
 Leah Maroney

Naturally gluten-free, oat flour pancakes are light and fluffy without using wheat flour. You can make oat flour at home by pulsing rolled oats in a food processor. These pancakes are especially good topped with a homemade strawberry sauce.

Breakfast Grilled Cheese With Scrambled Eggs and Arugula Pesto

Breakfast Grilled Cheese With Scrambled Eggs and Arugula Pesto
 Breakfast Grilled Cheese With Scrambled Eggs and Arugula Pesto. Grilled Cheese Social

Sink your teeth into this savory grilled cheese breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs and tangy goat cheese, dressed up with a divine arugula-walnut pesto. Add some bacon or ham if you like, for an indulgent diner-style morning meal.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

Fill your home with the bright aroma of lemon poppy seed muffins. This easy recipe bakes flavorful jumbo muffins that look and taste like they came out of a bakery or coffee shop. Add the sweet lemon drizzle, and serve them with coffee or fresh-squeezed juice, and your morning is complete.

Cream Cheese Pancakes

cream cheese pancakes
Leah Maroney

If the deserving person is gluten-free or on a low-carb diet, these pancakes are a delicious choice for breakfast in bed. Cream cheese, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract are blended to create a batter. The pancakes are nice and delicate and come out more like crepes. Dust with powdered sugar and top with berries.

Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Muffins
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Moist strawberry muffins with a crumbly streusel topping are a sweet breakfast treat for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day breakfast trays. The batter includes sour cream, which adds a tangy flavor that highlights the sweetness of the fruit.

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes Recipe
The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

From the outside, these banana pancakes look perfectly normal, but they are special. First, the batter includes sour cream and cottage cheese for a little extra protein. When cooking the pancakes, you’ll add one flour-covered banana slice in the center of each for a fun little treat.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Cà Phê Sữa Dá)

Vietnamese Iced Coffee
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An uplighting combination of coffee and sweetened condensed milk, Vietnamese iced coffee is more than your average cup of joe. It’s perfectly sweet with a jolt of caffeine, a great way to start the day.

Chicken Omelet

Chicken Omelette
Leah Maroney

Chicken adds a meaty component to an omelet without the high fat of pork products such as bacon, sausage, and ham so you can get out of bed with a light step when you finish your meal. Paired with a salad, this chicken omelet makes a good option for dinner-and-a-movie night, too.

Avocado and Soft Boiled Egg Toast

Avocado and Egg Toast
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Creamy, crunchy avocado toast is a trendy breakfast and brunch favorite food. Make it for your breakfast tray with this must-have recipe, and top toasted sourdough with mashed avocado, a warm runny egg, and a drizzle of sriracha-mayo. Garnish with radish slices and scallion curls (then take a photo for Instagram!)

Red Velvet Waffles

red velvet waffles
 Leah Maroney

Red velvet waffles make a colorful addition to your morning meal. They have all of the flavors of the famous cake, with chocolate in the batter and a vanilla cream cheese drizzle. Red velvet cake fans will love this unique waffle.

Smoked Salmon Pie

Smoked Salmon Pie
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Serve this savory, cheesy, quiche-style breakfast or brunch pie on Mother’s Day, and other special occasions. Smoked salmon, eggs, leeks, Swiss cheese, and fresh dill combine in the tasty filling that bakes in a simple, homemade pastry crust.

Flamenco Eggs

Flamenco Eggs
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Flamenco eggs (huevos a la flamenca) are a traditional, oven-baked Spanish breakfast dish featuring eggs, sausage, vegetables, tomato sauce, and breadcrumbs. It packs a ton of savory flavor, and makes a colorful statement on the plate.

Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumb Topping

Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumb Topping
The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Serve up dessert for breakfast with this moist, vanilla-scented coffee cake with an irresistible brown sugar cinnamon crumble topping. Feel free to add some chopped walnuts or pecans to the topping, if you crave extra crunch.

Chocolate Waffles

Chocolate Waffles
Kristina Vanni

Anyone would be happy to stay in bed all day if they were served these tender chocolate waffles. With melted chocolate in the batter, the dish is especially good topped with strawberries or raspberries.

Nutella French Toast

Nutella French Toast
The Spruce / Leah Maroney

French toast is fabulous, but it becomes even better when you add Nutella! French toast sandwiches filled with the beloved chocolate-hazelnut spread are a delicious breakfast surprise for Father’s Day or holiday mornings.