The Best Breakfast Recipe from Every State (2024)

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Alabama: Pecan Pie Mini Muffins Alaska: Orange Ricotta Pancakes Arizona: Sausage and Egg Casserole Arkansas: Biscuits and Sausage Gravy California: Raisin Nut Oatmeal Colorado: Farmer's Strata Connecticut: Mini Sausage Quiches Delaware: Mascarpone-Mushroom Frittata Stack Florida: Cinnamon Chip Scones Georgia: Ham 'n' Cheese Pie Hawaii: Savory Pumpkin Quiche Idaho: Sour Cream Chip Muffins Illinois: Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins Indiana: Amish Breakfast Casserole Iowa: Holiday Brunch Casserole Kansas: Brown Sugar Oat Muffins Kentucky: Morning Maple Muffins Louisiana: Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes Maine: Basic Banana Muffins Maryland: Oven Denver Omelet Massachusetts: Cheesy Zucchini Quiche Michigan: True Belgian Waffles Minnesota: Blueberry French Toast Mississippi: Lemon-Streusel Blueberry Muffins Missouri: Scrambled Egg Muffins Montana: Sausage Spinach Bake Nebraska: Southwest Sausage Bake Nevada: Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole New Hampshire: Apple Pumpkin Muffins New Jersey: Blueberry Scones New Mexico: Eggnog French Toast New York: Maple Toast and Eggs North Carolina: Favorite Banana Chip Muffins North Dakota: Chicken Taco Quiche Ohio: Rainbow Quiche Oklahoma: Double Chocolate Banana Muffins Oregon: Sheepherder's Breakfast Pennsylvania: Apple Streusel Muffins Rhode Island: Tomato Quiche South Carolina: Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes South Dakota: Egg Burritos Tennessee: Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup Texas: Vanilla French Toast Utah: Brunch Strata Vermont: Bacon 'n' Egg Lasagna Virginia: Fluffy Pancakes Washington: Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Pizza West Virginia: Amish Baked Oatmeal Wisconsin: Grandma's Honey Muffins Wyoming: Ham 'n' Cheese Quiche

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The Best Breakfast Recipe from Every State (1)Caroline StankoUpdated: Jan. 14, 2022

    From muffins to pancakes, casseroles to biscuits, these are the best breakfast recipes from each state.


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    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so be sure you’re making the most of it with the top-rated breakfast recipe from your state. From coast-to-coast, these dishes are guaranteed to satisfy.

    Find out which other recipes reign supreme in your neck of the woods.


    Alabama: Pecan Pie Mini Muffins

    While these are delicious year-round, you could easily turn them into an edible Christmas gift. They look festive on a decorative tray wrapped in red or green cellophane or tucked into a giveaway cookie plate. And don't forget to include the recipe so your recipient can enjoy this treat over and over again! —Pat Schrand, Enterprise, Alabama

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    Alaska: Orange Ricotta Pancakes

    These popular pancakes are likely to spark a craving. For a different twist, switch the citrus ingredient to lime or lemon juice.—Brehan Kohl, Anchorage, Alaska

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    Arizona: Sausage and Egg Casserole

    For the perfect combination of eggs, sausage, bread and cheese, this is the dish to try. My mom and I like this sausage breakfast casserole because it bakes up tender and golden, slices beautifully and goes over well whenever we serve it. —Gayle Grigg, Phoenix, Arizona

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    Arkansas: Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

    This biscuits and sausage gravy is an old southern recipe that I've adapted. Homemade sausage gravy is a classic, hearty breakfast that takes you on a trip to the South every time it's served. —Sue Baker, Jonesboro, Arkansas

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    California: Raisin Nut Oatmeal

    There’s no better feeling than waking up to a hot, ready-to-eat breakfast. The oats, fruit and spices in this homey meal cook together while you sleep! —Valerie Sauber, Adelanto, California

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    Colorado: Farmer's Strata

    For an inexpensive and easy-to-prepare dish, try this hearty casserole. You can assemble it ahead and bake it just before leaving for a potluck. People go back for seconds since it includes tasty basic ingredients like bacon, cheese and potatoes. —Pat Kuether, Westminster, Colorado

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    Connecticut: Mini Sausage Quiches

    These bite-sized quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese—and all nestled into easy crescent roll dough. Serve the cute muffinettes at any brunch or potluck gathering. —Jan Mead, Milford, Connecticut

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    Delaware: Mascarpone-Mushroom Frittata Stack

    When I bring this delicious egg dish to the table, I always get oohs and aahs! It looks impressive but is quite easy to prepare.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

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    Florida: Cinnamon Chip Scones

    These scones will melt in your mouth. They’re delicious hot, warm or even cold! —Barbara Humiston, Tampa, Florida

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    Georgia: Ham 'n' Cheese Pie

    There's no need to make a crust for this eye-opening quiche. My family and friends love it for brunch or anytime. —Iris Posey, Albany, Georgia

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    Hawaii: Savory Pumpkin Quiche

    This quiche satisfies a seasonal craving I get for all things pumpkin. Fresh mushrooms add flavor, and I try different types like baby portobello and cremini mushrooms. —Rachel Garcia, Colorado Springs, Colorado


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    Idaho: Sour Cream Chip Muffins

    Take one bite and you'll see why I think these rich, tender muffins are the best I've ever tasted. Mint chocolate chips make them a big hit with my family and friends. —Stephanie Moon, Boise, Idaho

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    Illinois: Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins

    Bold autumn flavors of sweet potatoes, cranberries and cinnamon give seasonal appeal to these golden muffins. I recommended them for a change-of-pace treat with a meal, packed into a lunch box or as a snack. —Diane Musil, Lyons, Illinois

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    Indiana: Amish Breakfast Casserole

    We enjoyed hearty breakfast casseroles during a visit to an Amish inn. When I asked for a recipe, one of the women told me the ingredients right off the top of her head. I modified it a bit to create this version that my family loves. —Beth Notaro, Kokomo, Indiana

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    Iowa: Holiday Brunch Casserole

    If you'll be having overnight company during the holidays, you may want to consider this hearty casserole. Guests will be impressed with its bountiful filling and scrumptious flavor. It's the perfect Easter breakfast or Christmas casserole. —Nelda Cronbaugh, Belle Plaine, Iowa

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    Kansas: Brown Sugar Oat Muffins

    With Kansas being one of the top wheat-producing states, it seems only fitting to share a recipe containing whole wheat flour. These are great muffins to have for breakfast or a late night snack with a cup of hot cocoa. —Regina Stock, Topeka, Kansas

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    Kentucky: Morning Maple Muffins

    Maple combines with a subtle touch of cinnamon and nuts to give these muffins the flavor of a hearty pancake breakfast. But you don’t have to sit down to enjoy them. Our 2-year-old comes back for seconds, and even my husband—who doesn’t normally like muffins—likes these. —Elizabeth Talbot, Lexington, Kentucky

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    Louisiana: Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes

    When our family of 10 goes blueberry picking, we have a bounty of berries in no time. We especially enjoy them in these melt-in-your-mouth pancakes topped with a satisfying blueberry sauce. —Paula Hadley, Somerville, Louisiana

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    Maine: Basic Banana Muffins

    This banana muffin recipe goes over so well with kids. Not only are these banana bread muffins like cupcakes, but they’re ready, start to finish, in just half an hour! —Lorna Greene, Harrington, Maine

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    Maryland: Oven Denver Omelet

    I like omelets but don't always have time to stand by the stove. That's why I favor this oven-baked variety that I can quickly pop into the oven at a moment's notice. My family frequently requests this for Sunday brunch. They always empty the dish. —Ellen Bower, Taneytown, Maryland

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    Massachusetts: Cheesy Zucchini Quiche

    A few years ago, I found this zucchini quiche recipe that's quick to prepare and freezes well, too. Just put it in the refrigerator to thaw overnight and pop it into the oven when you wake up! —Karen Howard, Lakeville, Massachusetts

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    Michigan: True Belgian Waffles

    It was during a visit to my husband's relatives in Europe that I was given this Belgian waffle recipe. These homemade waffles are fantastic with any kind of topping: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, fried apples, powdered sugar or whipped topping. —Rose Delemeester, St. Charles, Michigan

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    Minnesota: Blueberry French Toast

    A local blueberry grower shared this recipe with me, and it's the best breakfast dish I've ever tasted. With the cream cheese and berry combination, this French toast casserole reminds me of dessert. —Patricia Axelsen, Aurora, Minnesota

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    Mississippi: Lemon-Streusel Blueberry Muffins

    My family and friends really enjoy fresh muffins. My berry-packed muffin flavor combo of almond extract and cardamon is just divine. And to top it off, the sweet lemon-cinnamon scented streusel is heavenly.—Shirley Riley, Water Valley, Mississippi

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    Missouri: Scrambled Egg Muffins

    After enjoying scrambled egg muffins at a local restaurant, I came up with this breakfast egg muffins recipe that my husband likes even better. They're pretty, hearty and fun to serve, too. —Cathy Larkins, Marshfield, Missouri

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    Montana: Sausage Spinach Bake

    A friend gave me the recipe for this delicious dish, which uses a packaged stuffing mix. A salad and bread of your choice is all you’ll need for a filling lunch or dinner. It’s so versatile, you can even serve it at brunch. –Kathleen Grant, Swan Lake, Montana

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    Nebraska: Southwest Sausage Bake

    This layered tortilla dish is not only delicious, but it's a real timesaver because it's put together the night before. The tomato slices provide a nice touch of color. I like to serve this crowd-pleasing casserole with muffins and fresh fruit. —Barbara Waddel, Lincoln, Nebraska

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    Nevada: Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

    Here's a breakfast casserole that is very easy on the cook. I can make it the night before and it's ready in the morning. It's the perfect recipe when I have weekend guests. —Ella Stutheit, Las Vegas, Nevada

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    New Hampshire: Apple Pumpkin Muffins


    New Jersey: Blueberry Scones

    I love serving this blueberry scone recipe to visiting friends and family. I always make sure a have a few in the freezer. Just pop a frozen scone in the microwave for 20 seconds or so. —Joan Francis, Spring Lake, New Jersey

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    New Mexico: Eggnog French Toast

    This recipe is a favorite of our family and not only at Christmas. We especially like to prepare this hearty breakfast when we go camping. —Robert Northrup, Las Cruces, New Mexico

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    New York: Maple Toast and Eggs

    My home's in the country, right next door to my sister and brother-in-law's. They and their two children all enjoy this dish each time I serve it as a special evening meal—although it can also be made for breakfast or lunch. —Susan Buttel, Plattsburgh, New York

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    North Carolina: Favorite Banana Chip Muffins

    These banana chocolate chip muffins are one of the first things my husband gets hungry for when he’s home from deployment. I make sure to have the overripe bananas ready. They’re a family tradition. —Kimberly Duda, Sanford, North Carolina

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    North Dakota: Chicken Taco Quiche

    I wanted to make a quiche but didn't want the usual flavors, so I used ingredients I had in my pantry and refrigerator to come up with this recipe. I was surprised at the great taste and how well the flavors came together. My neighbor asked for the recipe and had the same success! —Tamie Bradford, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota

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    Ohio: Rainbow Quiche

    With plenty of veggies and a creamy egg-cheese filling, this tasty quiche gets rave reviews every time I make it! —Lilith Fury, Adena, Ohio

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    Oklahoma: Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

    Combining two favorite flavors—rich chocolate and ripe bananas—makes these muffins doubly good. —Donna Brockett, Kingfisher, Oklahoma

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    Oregon: Sheepherder's Breakfast

    My sister-in-law always made this delicious breakfast dish when we were camping and had to come up with good, easy breakfast ideas. Served with toast, juice and milk or coffee, it's a sure hit with the breakfast crowd! One-dish casseroles like this were a big help while I was raising my nine children. Now I've passed this recipe on to them. —Pauletta Bushnell, Albany, Oregon

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    Pennsylvania: Apple Streusel Muffins

    These apple streusel muffins remind us of coffee cake, and my husband and kids love them as a quick breakfast or snack on the run. The drizzle of glaze makes them pretty enough for company. —Dulcy Grace, Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania

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    Rhode Island: Tomato Quiche

    I first tried this recipe at a family gathering and loved it! It is a great meatless lunch or dinner for a warm day, served hot or cold. This is my most requested dish for parties and a fairly simple one to make. Enjoy! —Heidi Anne Quinn, West Kingston, Rhode Island

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    South Carolina: Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

    My family absolutely loves these oat pancakes. I make them every Saturday and Sunday. If I don't, they don't believe it's the weekend! My son's friends often spend the night, and I think it's because they like these oatmeal pancakes so much. They are especially delicious served with molasses and syrup. —Sharon W. Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

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    South Dakota: Egg Burritos

    Zap one of these frozen burritos in the microwave and you'll stave off hunger all morning. This recipe is my family’s favorite combo, but I sometimes use breakfast sausage instead of bacon. —Audra Niederman, Aberdeen, South Dakota

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    Tennessee: Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

    Tender pancakes are filled with minced apple and raisin, and drizzled with apple cider syrup. They're wonderful in the summer or on a cool fall morning. —April Harmon, Greeneville, Tennessee

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    Texas: Vanilla French Toast

    We discovered this easy French toast recipe in Mexico. We couldn't figure out what made the French toast so delicious until we learned the secret was vanilla. Since then, we've added a touch of vanilla to our waffle and pancake recipes, and it makes all the difference. —Joe and Bobbi Schott, Castroville, Texas

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    Utah: Brunch Strata

    Ham, zucchini, mushrooms and cheese flavor this rich, hearty egg dish. It looks irresistible on a breakfast or lunch buffet, and it’s easy to cut into neat squares. Make sure you bring the recipe—everyone will want it! —Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah

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    Vermont: Bacon 'n' Egg Lasagna

    My sister-in-law served this special dish for Easter breakfast one year, and our whole family loved the mix of bacon, eggs, noodles and cheese. Now I sometimes assemble it the night before and bake it in the morning for a terrific hassle-free brunch entree. —Dianne Meyer, Graniteville, Vermont

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    Virginia: Fluffy Pancakes

    I found this fluffy and easy pancake recipe among our old family favorites and adapted it to make a small amount. It's quick and easy to prepare, but we still consider it a special treat. —Eugene Presley, Council, Virginia

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    Washington: Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Pizza

    Pizza for breakfast? Kids of all ages will love making—and munching—this hearty meal-in-one made with convenient crescent rolls and frozen hash browns. It's even great for camping! —Rae Truax, Mattawa, Washington

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    West Virginia: Amish Baked Oatmeal

    The first time I had this treat was at a bed-and-breakfast in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. To me, it tasted just like a big warm-from-the-oven oatmeal cookie! —Colleen Butler, Inwood, West Virginia

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    Wisconsin: Grandma's Honey Muffins

    I can remember my Grandma Wheeler making these delicious muffins—we'd eat them nice and warm, fresh from the oven! She was a "pinch of this and handful of that" kind of cook, so getting the ingredient amounts correct for the recipe was a challenge. Now it's a family treasure! —Darlis A. Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin

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    Wyoming: Ham 'n' Cheese Quiche

    When I was expecting our daughter, I made and froze this cheesy ham quiche as well as several other dishes. After her birth, it was nice to have dinner in the freezer when my husband and I were too tired to cook. —Christena Palmer, Green River, Wyoming

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    Originally Published: April 01, 2019

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