Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so what better way to kick it off than with some delectable, mouthwatering recipes from Molly Yeh? The Girl Meets Farm host specializes in dishes inspired by her Jewish and Chinese heritage and her breakfasts are no different. From quick and easy weekday fare to epic weekend brunches, Molly has your morning meal covered.
Shakshuka with Feta
A cast iron pan of poached eggs in a spicy (or not, your choice) tomato sauce is already a stunner, but it’s the feta sprinkled on top that takes this Middle Eastern dish to another level.
Potato Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches
Adding riced or mashed potatoes into your dough gives it a delicious flavour and chewy texture with just the right amount of softness. Throw peameal bacon, eggs and cheese into that and you’ve got yourself the perfect morning sammie.
Fresh Mint Iced Coffee
It’s coffee meets mojito, thanks to this curveball of cream, simple syrup and mint leaves. Consider your mornings forever changed.
Pancake and Sausage on a Stick
For kids of all ages, this might very well be the most brilliant breakfast hack ever.
Scallion Pancakes with Maple Syrup Slaw
Unlike Western pancakes, which are fluffy and cakey and come from a batter, scallion pancakes — which originated in China — are savoury and come from a dough, which is then fried, making it chewier in texture but crispy around the edges. Molly knows how to enjoy the best of both worlds and her sweet slaw brings it all together.
Baked Donuts with Blood Orange, Rhubarb and Blueberry Glaze
Skip the local coffee shop and make your own doughnuts at home. These are sure to make a splash on your brunch table with their bright, unique flavours and gorgeous colours.
Cheesy Kale Breakfast Casserole
The most satisfying thing about easy-to-make breakfasts is that sometimes, it can still look quite impressive. Putting together a breakfast casserole might seem like a lot of work, but it’s actually far from it. And to make it even simpler, you can prep this ahead of time and bake it the following day.
Mini Quiches with Peas and Bacon
They may be individual tarts — packed with smoky bacon, sweet peas, eggs and cheese — but that doesn’t mean you can’t have more than one. The best part, though, is these work great as leftovers. Just reheat and chomp away, or if you must, use a knife and fork for a more dignified meal.
Pocket Pastries with Raspberry Jam
Molly’s recipe calls for refrigerated pie crusts from your favourite brand, so no need to roll out your own puff pastry. Add in the white chocolate pistachio butter and dollops of raspberry jam and these decadent morning treats will have you ready to conquer the rest of the day.
Apple and Peanut Butter Green Smoothie
If you prefer your breakfasts in glass form, Molly’s apple and peanut butter green smoothie is calling your name, whether it’s downed shortly after you wake up, or before your morning workout.
Rosemary Citrus Salad
You’ll be ready to tackle whatever the day throws at you after inhaling the beautiful sweetened segments of oranges and grapefruit sitting on a pillow of yogurt.
Mini Kale Shakshuka
This isn’t your grandma’s shakshuka, as the kale gives this classic dish an update, the yogurt adds a much-needed creamy component yet the flavours are still similar. If you don’t have cast-iron cocettes, one pan will do; they just won’t be as cute. As long as it tastes good, though, that’s what’s most important.
Dark Chocolate Marzipan Scone Loaf
This might look like more dessert than breakfast, but as long as you eat it before noon, it can pass as a morning meal.