Planning the perfect Thanksgiving? Don’t skip breakfast! Here are tons of Thanksgiving breakfast ideas for families to inspire you!
Thanksgiving is a day all about cooking and entertaining – and eating.
Whether you are hosting a crowd or just your own family, you have to start the day with breakfast Thanksgiving morning.
There is zero shame in pouring out bowls of cereal, but there are also lots of Thanksgiving day breakfast recipes if you want to prepare something special.
Are you supposed to eat breakfast on Thanksgiving?
Many people skip breakfast on Thanksgiving to leave room for a big meal. However, I think that this depends on what time you eat your Thanksgiving feast. If you don’t eat until 2pm or later, it’s going to be hard to wait!
Plus kids should always eat breakfast on Thanksgiving day or they will be a disaster by lunch time!
What do you eat for breakfast on Thanksgiving?
You can have a simple or elaborate Thanksgiving breakfast. If you have guests visiting, you might be more intrigued to serve a larger breakfast or Thanksgiving brunch.
Ideas for Thanksgiving breakfast include:
Pumpkin pancakes, waffles, or french toast
Pumpkin spice lattes or caramel apple cider
These make great Thanksgiving brunch ideas, too!
I highly suggest make ahead type breakfast casseroles and other things that don’t require too much work in the morning.
Of course, if you are planning a lot of cooking, please just serve something simple! Thanksgiving day is a big day!
If you are looking for Thanksgiving breakfast ideas, you are in luck! I am rounding up quick and easy and a few more intricate and fun Thanksgiving breakfast ideas!
Stuck with a ton of leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving Day dinner? Make these scrumptious bakery-style Coffee Cake Muffins with layers of cranberry sauce! They're topped with a sweet buttery crumble for a perfect breakfast treat served with coffee.
These insanely delicious pumpkin bars have a cheesecake twist with the snickerdoodle cookie crumb. These Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodle Crumb Bars might just be the easiest pumpkin dessert bar that anyone can bake up.
Spiced Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Cranberry Maple Syrup will fill your home with cozy aromas of pumpkin, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cranberry maple syrup. Almond milk makes this a dairy-free dessert, breakfast, or brunch dish everyone will love digging into.
These autumn-inspired pumpkin sticky buns made from scratch are sure to warm your heart. The pillowy soft pumpkin rolls are rolled up with a sugary pumpkin spice mixture and finished off with a maple pecan topping.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread is a fall favorite is filled with warm flavors of pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and maple syrup, and topped with a sprinkle of crispy, crunchy raw sugar. It’s super moist, gluten-free, dairy-free, and amazing for breakfast.
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Muffins are exactly what you want with your coffee on Thanksgiving morning. They come together with an easy cookie mix, rolled oats, a full can of pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and a crunchy snickerdoodle streusel topping you won’t be able to resist.
This baked French toast casserole is the perfect make-ahead breakfast! It's made with day-old bread that's soaked overnight and baked in the oven. It's flavored with cinnamon and topped with fresh fruit for an easy breakfast!
Blueberry Strawberry French Toast Casserole is an easy overnight casserole, made with day-old Brioche, cream cheese, fresh strawberries, and blueberries, and drizzled with a sweet blueberry sauce that will feed a crowd for a holiday breakfast.
Filled with juicy tart apples and topped with a delicious sugary streusel, these soft and moist chai spice muffins are the epitome of fall. Enjoy them with a hot cup of tea or coffee to start your day off right.
Quiche Lorraine is made with flakey, buttery pie crust and a savory egg custard filling packed with bacon, caramelized shallots, and melted cheese. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, hot or cold, the whole family is guaranteed to love this easy recipe!
These apple dumplings are bursting with buttery, sweet, cinnamon flavor. They are made with canned crescent rolls, apples, apple cider, and other ingredients you probably have on hand. Made easy in the Instant Pot or other pressure cooker, they are sure to please for an easy after-school snack or quick brunch item.
Moist and flavorful Vegan Pumpkin Muffins with Pecans. Made with pumpkin pie spices, coconut oil, and tahini. This recipe for pumpkin pecan muffins uses canned pumpkin and can be enjoyed any time of the year.
Blueberry Buckle is a deliciously moist cake, packed with fresh blueberries and topped with a buttery streusel topping. Add a sweet-tart lemon syrup for a burst of lemony flavor that compliments this classic American dessert and you’ve got a crowd-pleaser!
This sweet potato hash is the perfect thanksgiving breakfast. Loaded with apples and pancetta, the flavors compliment each other. Once you try this recipe, you’ll make it over and over again. It’s that good!
These delicious little high-protein chocolate peanut butter breakfast cookies are easy to make, require no baking, will keep well in the refrigerator for weeks, are gluten and dairy free, and are packed with high energy nutrition. They are the perfect way to start a busy, indulgent Thanksgiving day!
If you're feeding a household of people on Thanksgiving morning, there's nothing more convenient than a basket of grab-and-go muffins. These simple mixed berry muffins are packed with berries and topped with a generous amount of buttery brown sugar streusel. They are equally delicious when made with fresh or frozen berries and can be made in advance and kept in the freezer until Thanksgiving morning.
Wake up to the smell of a warm Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Casserole during the holiday season. Prepare this casserole the night before and pop it in the oven the next morning. This is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with company or your family.
Start your day with this Pumpkin Oatmeal. It is mixes oats with cooked pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. You will adore this cozy oatmeal recipe and can also eat this as a pick-me-up, protein filled snack.
What are your favorite breakfast ideas for Thanksgiving?