Most mornings, we barely have time for a cup of coffee before we are out of the door. Sometimes, a piece of toast is all we can manage for breakfast, or some eggs. Winter mornings, are different, though! Weekend or weekdays, on such cold and chilly mornings, we all need something wholesome and filling to gain enough energy to get through the day. 

For winter mornings, we need a steaming plate of food ready on the table but only when they are not too elaborate or too difficult to make. What we are always on the lookout for on such mornings are recipes to warm us up, just like a cup of strong coffee or tea does in the morning, but something healthier and more filling. 

Here’s a list of 15 breakfast recipes that everyone would love on a chilly winter morning. 

  1. Cheesy Potato Casserole 

Oh, everyone’s going to love this casserole for breakfast! It’s dull of cheese and potato, the best combination when it comes to comfort food. It takes only 5 minutes to prepare but 1.5 hours in the oven – which can be perfect if you are planning for a late breakfast or a brunch on a winter weekend. This recipe from Culinary Hill uses crushed corn flakes in the casserole with frozen hash browns, cream, sour cream and cheddar cheese to give every spoonful an extra crunch. 

2. Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole 

This is another breakfast casserole that you can make in your Instant Pot, without having to dirty a lot of pans. It has everything healthy you want in a complete breakfast: egg, milk, vegetables, Cheddar cheese and bacon pieces. This recipe from Recipes from A Pantry takes 20 minutes to cook and uses dried oregano, ground paprika and scallions for taste.  

3. Garlicky Oats with Masala Fried Egg  

If you love the smell of garlic frying in the morning, you’re going to love this recipe! This oatmeal recipe from My Food Story uses quick cooking oats, garlic, Cheddar Cheese and eggs, with fresh basil for flavor. The whole recipe takes 15 minutes to cook and tastes best served hot from the pan. 

4. Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

This particular recipe from The Work Top requires a long preparation time, so this is probably a recipe better for the weekends, for brunch or when you have friends coming over. It uses meat sausage, a lot of eggs, milk, diced croutons, Cheddar Cheese and other spices – basic ingredients found in most households. However, the prepared casserole needs to sit in the fridge overnight before going into the oven before serving. 

5. Cheesy Ham Breakfast Bake 

On the other hand, if you don’t want to wait so long for your breakfast, this baked recipe from Dancing Through the Rain only takes an hour to prepare and cook. It requires the usual: eggs, cheese, bread, Italian seasoning and cubed ham. The ingredients may be basic and simple, but it is truly one of the most filling breakfast you can serve for your family. 

6. Asparagus Quiche 

If you want to introduce more vegetable in your meals, this recipe from To Simply Inspire can be a good way to do it. It requires 4 egg whites, a bunch of whole asparagus, mushrooms, onions, milk and cheese of your choice. 

7. Chinese Steamed Eggs 

Eggs are present in our breakfast most days, and this is a new way to cook them for your family. To make this Chinese egg recipe from The Work Topyou’ll ideally need a steamer, a few eggs and vegetable/chicken stock. For topping and flavor, the recipe uses chives, soy sauce and hot chili oil. 

8. Bacon and Egg Cups 

Another recipe from Dancing through the Rain that both looks and tastes amazing. It’s simple really: all you need are equal numbers of bacons strips and eggs, and some fresh parsley for topping them.  

9. Eggy Bread 

If you have some stale bread in the house that you don’t want to eat anymore, this is a recipe you can try with them. This recipe from The Culinary Jumble uses 5 eggs, a little milk and a few slices of old bread to make this breakfast. It is best served hot from the oven with some fresh herbs as garnish, if you like. 

10. Paleo-Friendly Vegetable Frittata 

You can use your favorite vegetables in this frittata recipe, i.e. tomatoes, green beans, mushrooms, onions, carrots, kale, spinach, and anything else you want to. You’ll also need some milk and a few eggs, and approximately 30 minutes on the stove. Get the recipe from Pink Fortitude.

11. Sausage and Egg Omelets in Muffin Tins 

Muffin trays can be used for more than just cupcakes and muffins, just like this recipe from Bake Me Some SugarThis special omelet recipe requires ground sausage, large eggs, shredded cheese, milk and diced tomatoes. All the ingredients simply need to be mixed together and baked in a muffin tray in the oven for a few minutes. 

12. Slow Cooker Vegan Eggnog Oatmeal 

This is an oatmeal recipe that you can prepare at night before going to bed and wake up to a ready meal in the morning – perfect for the days you have to rush out to work. This recipe from Thyme and Love uses steel cut oats, dried cherries, vanilla essence, Vegan Eggnog and ground cinnamon for cooking. 

13. Prosciutto and Asparagus Egg White Quiche 

This is a recipe not just for winter mornings, but also for brunch or a light lunch. It uses a pie crust, with a few asparagus spears, egg whites, milk and some prosciutto. Get the recipe from Earth Food and Fire.  

14. Ham and Cheese Egg Puffs 

This recipe definitely tastes as good as it looks! The Flying Couponer uses 6 large eggs, grated Parmesan cheese, cooked ham and chopped chives to make these egg puffs. Based on your preferences, you can keep the egg yolks runny or harden them.  

15. Quick Breakfast Skillet Potatoes 

This recipe from Sew Simple Home needs large baked potatoes, chopped onions, Cheddar cheese and several eggs. You can cook everything in a single pan without dirtying a dozen more, and even serve it directly from the stove. 

Winter mornings require something special – a filling and hearty breakfast that will leave you nourished for hours to come. Of course, they shouldn’t be too hard to cook because winter mornings are for relaxing under the duvet, not in the kitchen. For you and those luxurious winter morning – these are 15 delicious breakfast recipes your whole family would love.