Breakfast / Brunch Recipes

Few people enjoy a proper breakfast more than I do. This is a list of many of the best breakfast and brunch recipes I’ve discovered over the years. Some are quick grab-and-go recipes, others are for when you have more time.

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Maple Huckleberry Coffee Cake

Maple Huckleberry Coffee Cake

A wonderful coffee cake recipe made from fresh wild huckleberries using maple syrup as a sweetener instead of white sugar.

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa

A stunning berry-studded breakfast quinoa with pecans and blackberries, sweetened with agave nectar or honey.

Strawberry Panzanella

Strawberry Panzanella

A stunning, delicious sweet strawberry panzanella recipe. Bread cubes are tossed with a sweet brown sugar glaze, strawberries are mashed into a dressing, and it is all served family style.

Coconut Macaroon Pancakes

Coconut Macaroon Pancakes

A uniquely delicious pancake recipe. If you can imagine coconut macaroons in pancake form - moist, golden, coconut-packed, with just a hint of sweetness - that's what you'll get.

Breakfast Polenta

Breakfast Polenta

This breakfast polenta recipe is creamy, comforting and receptive to many add-in flavors and textures. For this version I served small bowls of fluffy yellow polenta topped with toasted almonds, jewel-colored dried fruits, and a drizzle of cream and honey.

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Poppy Seed Pancakes

Poppy Seed Pancakes

My go-to poppy seed pancake recipe. Made with buttermillk, a generous amount of poppy seeds, toasted sunflower seeds. Drizzled with an simple-to-make, chunky citrus syrup.

Garam Masala Tofu Scramble

Garam Masala Tofu Scramble

A favorite (and quick) tofu scramble recipe using shaved fennel, caramelized onions spices and dried fruit, and then counter-balancing those flavors with cilantro and chopped nuts.

Curried Egg Salad

Curried Egg Salad

A variation on my favorite egg salad recipe, this version uses plain yogurt in place of mayo and incorporates curry powder, chopped apples, toasted pecans, and minced chives.

Video: Big Sur Power Bars

Video: Big Sur Power Bars

A homemade powerbar recipe packed with lots of toasted nuts and coconut, crisped rice and ground espresso beans. Video how-to as well as written instructions.

Raspberry Mega Scones

Raspberry Mega Scones

A fun twist on a traditional scone recipe. Instead of cutting dough into small pieces, a big piece of lemony scone dough is slathered with raspberry jam and folded in on itself.

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