When gearing up to face a cold winter day, the right kind of breakfast can make all the difference. Picture yourself slurping down a bowl of cereal before bundling up and heading out into the chill. The image doesn’t really cut it, does it? On the other hand, there are warm breakfast recipes that help you take on the gloomiest, most frigid days; dishes that are hearty, hot, and hella delicious.
When you’re choosing which kind of hearty breakfast to whip up, just consider what kind of morning you’ll be having. Will you be in a big rush? Then having something ready (like a slow-cooker casserole or overnight oats) is a great choice. Entertaining a morning visitor? Breakfast tacos or blueberry pancakes will tide you both over until lunchtime. And remember, it’s totally normal to crave something cheesey and carb-laden in the morning. As Time reports, carbohydrates keep people warmer, which is especially important come winter time. So stock up on your oats and eggs, and get ready to settle into one of these mouth-watering breakfasts that are sure to keep you warm all winter long.
1Biscuit Breakfast Casserole
It doesn't get much more winter-friendly than Family Fresh Meals' breakfast casserole — and it's got all the breakfast staples: eggs, cheese, bacon, and biscuits.
2Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
If you're trying to avoid fast food breakfasts, the Comfort of Cooking has the solution. These homemade breakfast sandwiches will keep in your freezer so you can have a hot one any time you want.
3Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
Nothing starts off a chilly day like a big ol' stack of flapjacks, and Bake Love Give's easy lemon and blueberry pancakes add some extra fresh flavor.
A Cozy Kitchen's breakfast tacos are the quintessential breakfast. They're hot, hearty, spicy, and so satisfying that they'll keep you fill till lunch.
Oatmeal is a healthy way to start off the day, but sometimes the little packets with their slivers of dried fruit just don't cut it. This blueberry and almond overnight oatmeal from Ari's Menu soaks in the fridge while you sleep (hence the name) and then you can add whatever makes your morning (in this case, blueberries, almonds, chia seeds, and Greek yogurt).
Feed Me Phoebe's take on Shakshouka, a Middle Eastern dish that consists of poached eggs in tomato sauce, is perfect for feeding any friends or family who've stopped by for breakfast (or, just keep the whole thing to yourself, no judgments).
7Spicy Coconut Braised Kale
This coconut braised kale recipe from Cara's Cravings is not only delicious, but super helathy. One of the many healthy attributes of kale, as reported by the Huffington Post, is that one cup of it has 134 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C. So you can skip the glass of OJ!
8Breakfast Hash Brown Cups
These hash brown cups from Damn Delicious are breakfast in one delicious bite, with mushrooms and eggs and cheese and — of course — hash brown potatoes.
9Crock Pot Casserole
Another delicious breakfast casserole recipe from Family Fresh Meals, this one is just a-waiting for you when you wake up (because it's been cooking away in your crock pot while you slept).