Five Creative Fall Breakfast Ideas

Five Creative Fall Breakfast Ideas


Fall is the time for hearty breakfasts. As we leave the fruit bowls and yogurt cups of summer behind, we begin to crave carbs and protein to combat the chill in the air. Warm meals packed with complex carbohydrates of whole grains and in-season fruits and vegetables quash our morning hunger pangs and carry us through till lunch.

Because wholesome ingredients and satisfying foods is what Mother Rucker’s Sweets is all about, we’re excited to share our five favorite creative breakfasts for fall.

Butternut Squash Pancakes with Maple Butter
First on our list is butternut pancakes with maple butter. A meal with all the flavors of fall, including cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup, this variation on the morning pancake uses butternut squash or sweet potatoes to give it its flair. Both ingredients are flooding farmers markets this time of year, and they offer plenty of vitamin A as well as a serving of vegetables to our total for the day.

They may not be right for a mad school-day rush, but for a lazy Sunday morning, they’re a treat. We love this recipe, which comes compliments of Saveur.

Herbed Egg-Potato Bake
Bring together baked potatoes, Monterey Jack cheese and a sprinkling of herbs, and you’ll get this satisfying herbed egg-potato bake. It takes only 30 minutes of hands-on prep time to make six servings that can be stored in the refrigerator and heated later for a quick breakfast. Make this delicious, filling breakfast over the weekend and use the leftovers to start your day throughout the week.

This recipe can be found at Midwest Living.

Apple Breakfast Sandwich
You only need five minutes to make this sweet, protein-packed breakfast. It’s a clean, nutritious alternative to on-the-go fast food breakfasts. All you need is an apple, some almond butter and a few more simple ingredients that you can easily change to match your preferences. There’s no cooking, little clean up and lots of satisfying flavor.

We found this recipe for one of our favorite morning meals at Tales of a Kitchen.

Cranberry Apple Crisp
Be honest: cereal from a box served with cold milk is pretty lackluster. But often, it’s all we have time for in the morning. The “Rise and Shine” cranberry apple crisp is a wholesome alternative that mixes in-season apples, dates and cranberries with oats and apple pie spice for a warm bowl of breakfast that will make you wonder how you ever lived without it.

For convenience’s sake, make it ahead of time, chill it in in the fridge and warm up each serving in the microwave as you need it. Try this recipe from Midwest Living.

Pumpkin Breakfast Parfait
Let’s face it: some of our autumn days still feel like summertime. The pumpkin breakfast parfait is a cool treat for just such warm days. All you need is pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, pecans, ginger snaps and a few more ingredients for this no-bake take on a pumpkin pie. It’s low cal and low fat but high in nutrition. Prep time is quick, too. We’ve added this recipe from the Skinny Fork to our list of faves.

We hope these ideas inspire you to change up your morning routine, especially if you’re prone to skipping breakfast.