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8 Unique Breakfast Ideas to Jumpstart the Day

There are so many opinions contradicting the age-old saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Some specific diets advocate skipping breakfast to promote weight loss. While we would never want to stand in the way of someone getting healthier, we at Merry Maids® are fervent breakfast lovers and believe eating first thing in the morning can have some significant health benefits of its own. In fact, studies have shown that people who regularly eat breakfast have a lower risk and incidences of heart disease.

As a way to support breakfast and promote its advantages, we’ve come up with eight unique breakfast recipes you definitely need to try.

8 Unique Breakfast Ideas to Jumpstart the Day

1. Breakfast Tacos

One of the most versatile recipes on this list is our breakfast tacos! You can add as few or as many ingredients as you want and use a corn or flour tortilla to suit your refined palette. Our team loves mixing and matching this culinary delight for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner. As we said, this meal is one of our most-loved and adaptable recipes. To get you started with a basic breakfast taco you can easily build upon, try out Gimme Some Oven’s Easy Breakfast Taco that will indeed become one of your favorites for the entire family!


  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas

  • 8 large eggs

  • 1 can (batch of homemade) refried beans

  • 2 avocados

  • 1 jar of any salsa

Check out the full recipe:

2. Homemade Egg McMuffin

If you’re like our team members, you love McDonald’s® breakfast menu because it’s delicious and quick. We know you’re a busy go-getter who doesn’t always have time to spend cooking breakfast every morning, so you opt for the fast-food route. We have the perfect Egg McMuffin recipe that cuts down on some of the traditional McMuffin calories and is completely customizable. To help you save some time and money, you can recreate this simple Homemade Egg McMuffin recipe from Serious Seats in your own kitchen!


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 English muffin

  • 1 slice Canadian bacon

  • Non-stick cooking spray

  • 1 large egg

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper

  • 1 slice of any cheese

Check out the full recipe:

3. Eggs Benedict Casserole

Did you know April 16 is Eggs Benedict day? How are you planning to celebrate? Our team at Merry Maids will be taking full advantage by indulging in this commonly known, perfect American breakfast delight! The casserole version is an easy prep-ahead-of-time morning meal the entire family will eat for days to come. One of our favorite breakfast casserole recipes is Spicy Southern Kitchen’s Eggs Benedict Casserole.


  • 6 English muffins

  • 2 packages of Canadian bacon

  • 5 slices baby swiss cheese

  • 8 large eggs

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2 green onions

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4. Hammy Breakfast Cups

We love when delicious breakfast foods also have adorable names—it just adds something extra to the meal. Perfect for a romantic couple’s breakfast or the entire family, this quick, easy, and delicious Hammy Breakfast Cups recipe from the Food Network is sure to become everyone’s favorite on-the-go breakfast treat.


  • 1 slice ham, thin

  • 1 egg

  • 2 teaspoons parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon green onion

  • Oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper

Check out the full recipe:

5. Breakfast Banana Split

What’s better than mixing dessert and breakfast? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. We can’t say enough about this Breakfast Banana Split recipe from the Food Network. If you need a way to entice your children to eat something in the morning, this is the meal you have to try. This easy, quick 3-ingredient meal will definitely get some rave reviews from your younger family members.


  • 1 banana

  • 1/2 cup yogurt

  • 1/4 cup granola cereal

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6. Cauliflower, Bacon, & Egg Breakfast Pizza

We couldn’t make a list of breakfast foods with a bit of a twist and not add breakfast pizza to the mix. The best part about Cauliflower, Bacon, & Egg Breakfast Pizza recipe from Recipe Girl is you don’t have to feel guilty about the crust because it’s made of cauliflower! Yes, we said cauliflower. Without the added calories from the bread, you can enjoy this new breakfast favorite as much as you want. In fact, it can easily double as dinner, too!


  • 2 oz arugula

  • 1/3 lb bacon

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 5 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt

  • 1 oz Parmesan Cheese

  • 1 lb riced cauliflower

  • 1 tomato

Check out the full recipe:

7. Cheesy Potato Baskets

Does breakfast get any better than melty cheese and sizzling bacon over golden, crispy hash browns? We’re not sure it does! If you have less than an hour to spare for breakfast, no worries. This Cheesy Potato Baskets recipe is probably one of our most-loved Food Network meals. It’s filling, yummy, and perfect for any occasion.


  • 20 oz (1 packet) shredded hash browns

  • 1 large egg

  • 2-3 tablespoons flour

  • 12 oz (1 packet) shredded cheddar cheese

  • 8 oz bacon

Check out the full recipe:

8. Cereal-Coated French Toast

Are you looking for a breakfast recipe that is both kid- and adult-approved? Trying to think of memorable morning meals that your children won’t get bored with can be challenging. But we assure you, no one will lose interest in the Food Network’s Cap’n Crunch-Coated French Toast recipe. The great thing about this one is you can add any cereal you want—hence why we’re calling it the “Cereal-Coated French Toast.”


  • 3 cups any cereal

  • 5 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1/2 cup cooking oil

Check out the full recipe:

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