Wow-Worthy Father's Day Breakfasts
We're willing to bet the best way to a dad's heart is through a hearty, extra-special breakfast. We're talking bacon and beer pancakes, biscuit and egg "pizzas," and mammoth burritos packed with strips of carne asada-style steak. So if you really want to make the most of Father's Day, forget about toaster pastries and cereal, and let the celebration start with what you put on his plate. Here, we gathered 18 of the best Father's Day breakfasts so Pops and you will be happy to share another delicious meal together.
Father's Day Mancake Pancakes
Your dad will flip over this stack of seriously pumped up pancakes if you serve it to him for a Father's Day breakfast. So much more than flour, eggs, and oil, they actually have bacon and beer (the bubbles make them extra moist and fluffy!) cooked right into the batter.
Brunch on the Bayou
"If I could give this more than five stars, I would," says Sheri Wilson. "It was both easy and delicious. I made it for my husband's birthday brunch, and everyone raved."
Father's Day Casserole
Basically, this has everything your pop could want in a complete Father's Day breakfast — hash brown potatoes, crumbles of sausage, melty cheese, and buttery biscuits — all baked together in a bubbling dish.
Leslie's Strawberry Breakfast Chops
Bacon and sausage are go-to morning proteins. But if your dad's a steak and eggs kind of guy, why not blow his mind with a plate of breakfast pork chops? These delightfully unique, sweet-meets-savory chops are coated with a potent sauce of garlic, horseradish, soy sauce, cayenne pepper, and strawberry preserves. Is it unusual? Yes, but so is your dad!
Considering pancakes and French toast practically fall in the category, why not fudge a few "rules" for Father's Day, and serve dessert for breakfast? "Dust with powdered sugar before serving and store leftovers in the refrigerator," suggests recipe creator, Kelly Loney.
Dad's Breakfast Pizza
If your dad is a fan of sneaking a cold slice in the morning, he'll definitely dig this fresh-from-the-oven breakfast pizza for Father's Day. The morning 'za boasts a buttermilk biscuit crust, soft scrambled egg center, and a bacon-dotted top.
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Strata
What's a strata, you ask? It's essentially a breakfast bread pudding, and can be primarily prepared in advance. Let cubes of white bread meld with a mustard-spiked custard, as well as bacon, cheese, and mushrooms overnight. The next morning, all you need to do is pop it in the oven, and you'll have an ideal Father's Day breakfast feast.
Dad's Breakfast Bread
"This is a dough like cinnamon roll dough," says PIONEERGIRL. "It's my dad's version of scones, and it is fried in hot oil. Serve with honey, jam, or sprinkled with powdered sugar."
Spicy Breakfast Meatballs
Now that's a spicy breakfast meatball! Made with spicy Italian ground turkey and sausage, bound together with eggs, cheddar, and onion, you definitely won't miss the spaghetti.
Leftover Pancake Breakfast Sandwich
Throw your dad a Father's Day breakfast fiesta, starring a baking dish full of flour tortillas, wrapped around hash browns, ham, and diced green chile peppers, smothered with shredded cheddar and enchilada sauce.
Daddy's Savory Tomato Biscuits
"My father was a man that could take an un-stocked kitchen and make a gourmet meal," says recipe uploader michellej. "I watched him make these biscuits when we were out of milk. Just amazing!"
Nova Lox Everything Breakfast Bagel
If your dad likes nothing more than a good bagel on the weekends, DIY his favorite for his Father's Day breakfast. You can even turn these toppings into a bagel buffet for the whole family.
Full English Breakfast for One
Does Pops reminisce about his college summer abroad in Europe? Let him share his stories about waking up in those English countryside hostels again with a full English breakfast made just for him.
Crispy Rolled Breakfast Burrito
If dad loves everything that comes sandwiched or rolled between fresh tortillas, he'll be thrilled when you serve him this Father's Day breakfast burrito. Inside this crisped up flour tortilla is bacon, potatoes, eggs, bell peppers, and Cheddar cheese. You can make one for everyone at the table and let them dress it however they'd like, but make sure dad's favorite toppings are there. (Guacamole? Radishes? More bacon?)
Chocolate Almond Breakfast Donuts
Don't fight the crowds at the bakery. Impress dad with your own homemade doughnuts. They're gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, high-protein donuts, which dad will appreciate if he's following any special diets. Otherwise, he'll just be impressed a healthier doughnut could be this delicious.
Brunch-Worthy Air Fryer French Toast
You think an air fryer is only good for crispy shrimp, crunchy fries, or roasted vegetables? This Father's Day breakfast recipe will change your mind. Indeed, you can use your air fryer to make French toast. The best part? It's easy to swap out the flavor of the coffee creamer so you can make anything that suits your dad's preferences.
Biscuits with Herb Breakfast Sausage Gravy
There's nothing much more comforting than homemade biscuits and gravy. This recipe takes an Italian spin on the classic white sausage gravy. Serve this by itself if dad prefers a smaller breakfast, or fill out the plate with eggs, bacon, and more.
More Father's Day Recipes
Get more inspiration for dad's special day. These Father's Day recipe collections all highlight dad's favorite flavors in meals worth of this notable occasion.