Grandma's Best Breakfast Recipes To Make This Weekend

Southern Living Egg in a Hole on a plate with a fork, fruit, and juice beside

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

In our opinion, some of the best Saturday mornings were those spent at Grandma's house with the smell of her cooking coming from the kitchen. Whether she was whipping up homemade biscuits with sausage gravy, baking a batch of homemade cinnamon rolls, or frying up potatoes in her cast-iron skillet, her best breakfast recipes never disappointed. Whether you want to return the favor and whip up a meal for Grandma or are looking to recreate her recipes to serve your own family, these breakfast recipes are sure to remind you of all the sweet morning memories you made with her.

These are Grandma's best breakfast recipes that will help start any day off right

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Fried Skillet Potatoes

Fried Skillet Potatoes
Caitlin Bensel

Southern Grandmas know that fried potatoes aren't just for supper. They're a great addition to any breakfast spread.

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuits on a plate with butter and jam
Will Dickey

Just four ingredients(and some parchment paper) are needed to make homemade buttermilk biscuits. Whether you serve them with jam or use them as the base for an egg sandwich, making them from scratch is the only way to go.

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Torie Cox

While homemade cinnamon rolls do take a bit more effort than opening a can, they're definitely worth the extra time.

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Hashbrown Casserole

Hashbrown Casserole

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

Like fried potatoes, Hashbrown Casserole is not just for supper. In fact, we think it's the ideal companion for a plate of scrambled eggs and bacon.

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French Toast

three french toast stacked on a white plate with butter and syrup
Jessica Furniss/Southern Living

While you can use a variety of different breads when making French Toast, we love the nostalgia of making it with white sandwich bread just like Grandma always did.

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Quiche Lorraine

baked quiche lorraine

Vianney Rodriguez/Jason David Page

Grandma's favorite quiche recipe has also been loved by our readers since appearing in the pages of Southern Living in the 70s.

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Any-Berry Muffins

 Any-Berry Muffins with Cornmeal Streusel

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Grandma always threw in whatever fresh berries she had on hand and this recipe is for doing just that.

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Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Southern Living Old Fashioned Pancakes on a plate to serve with butter and maple syrup

Stacy K. Allen; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Stylist: Christine Keely

Adding more oil is the key to giving pancakes a golden brown color.

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Egg In A Hole

Southern Living Egg in a Hole on a plate with a fork, fruit, and juice beside

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

No matter what age you are, this classic breakfast is a fun and delicious way to start the day.

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Sausage Balls

Sausage Balls
Emily Laurae/Southern Living

When Grandma cooked up a batch of sausage balls, we're sure a few disappeared from the baking sheet as soon as she took them out of the oven. Luckily, it's easy to double the recipe.

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Fresh Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad
Jen Causey

Grandma knew the secret to the best fruit salad is adding some orange juice to the mix.

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Nana's Banana Bread

Nana's Banana Bread

A fresh slice of homemade banana bread is the perfect accompaniment for a warm cup of coffee in the morning. Add Grandma's company and the morning couldn't be any sweeter.

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Sausage And Egg Casserole

Sausage and Egg Casserole
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Torie Cox

When Grandma had a full house, she knew a casserole is the best way to feed a hungry crowd first thing in the morning.

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Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Southern Living

You may be surprised to learn that both homemade biscuits and sausage gravy can come together in under an hour.

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Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

Our Best-Ever Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

We guarantee that these fluffy waffles will be better than the frozen ones from the box.

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Cheese Grits

Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Make sure to whisk the grits as you're pouring them into the water slowly to ensure that they're free of unwanted lumps.

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Classic Monkey Bread

Southern Living Classic Monkey Bread on a plate to serve

Stacy K. Allen; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Stylist: Christine Keely

This bread dish is almost as sweet as Grandma.

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Over-Easy Eggs

Southern Living Over Easy Eggs on a plate with toast

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

Perfecting over-easy eggs like Grandma can sometimes be a little tricky, but we're here to help with a step-by-step tutorial.

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