12 Best Breakfasts for Long Weekends

These best breakfasts for long weekends, including eggs, cakes, and French toast, are our favorite ways to spend lazy mornings. Although actually, we don’t limit ourselves to just that time of day with breakfast food. And neither should you.

A stack of carrot cake pancakes layered with mascarpone frosting, shaped to look like a Christmas tree on a white plate.
These carrot cake pancakes, whether arranged in a magnificently towering stack or just stacked on your plate, are a (sorta) healthy breakfast indulgence made with carrots, pecans, and raisins stirred into buttermilk pancake batter. If you wish to gild the lily, slather them with mascarpone frosting.
A plate topped with a serving of chorizo eggs benedict - chorizo hollandaise, garlicky spinach, and poached egg on toast.
Eggs Benedict are unbeatable, the perfect brunch to me. Not Spanish at all, but when I made the chorizo hollandaise for the first time I swear I thought I had just changed the world forever.
A Staub casserole dish filled with overnight French toast with caramel sauce and bananas and spoon resting in the dish.
This overnight French toast with caramel sauce is an indulgent make-ahead breakfast that’s topped with caramelized bananas and a rum-caramel sauce.
Several strips of maple bacon on a sheet of parchment, with a pastry brush and drizzles of maple syrup beside the bacon.
This maple bacon is an easy breakfast or nosh made with bacon, brown sugar, beer, and cayenne pepper. It’s sweet and salty and welcome any time of the day.
A cedar plank with 3 eggs Florentine, one with spinach, one with tomato, one with ham.
For this classic Eggs Florentine, creamed spinach is spooned onto rounds of buttered toast and topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Chopped chives finish the dish.
Cornmeal-bacon waffles with thyme infused maple syrup stacked on top of a pile of white plates.
Perfect for savory brunch lovers, these cornmeal-bacon waffles with thyme-infused maple syrup walk the line between hearty bacon cornbread and sweet, syrupy waffles.
A breakfast pizza topped with egg, bacon, and cheese.
This breakfast pizza is quite simple to make from scratch with pizza crust loaded with bacon and eggs and cheese. Sounds like all the makings of a proper breakfast to us. It also seems like a pretty darn good reason to get out of bed.
A black skillet containing a cheese omelet, topped with chives and Gruyere.
This cheese omelet is fluffy and filled with fresh herbs, goat cheese, Gruyère, and sour cream. A classic that’s easy, simple, and satisfying any time of day. Here’s how to make it.
A broken slice of banana bread stacked on a white plate
This banana bread from Cook’s Illustrated includes yogurt and walnuts for a scrumptiously moist, easy, classic, nutty quick bread. We consider it the best we’ve ever had.
A stack of four slices of banana bread French toast dripping with maple syrup and topped with sour cream.
Banana bread French toast is exactly what it sounds like. It’s made from—yep, you guessed it—banana bread! On top are vanilla-infused maple syrup and dollops of lemon sour cream. Pro tip: Don’t think about the calories.
A baking sheet with seven chocolate pecan scones.
Okay, I have a thing about scones. When they’re good, they’re light and flaky and full of flavor. Be sure to use really good chocolate that you dice by hand so there are puddles of melted chocolate when you bite into them. And trust me, four teaspoons of Diamond Crystal kosher salt may sound like a lot but it makes all the difference.



  1. If I ever get around cooking breakfast or brunch, one recipe for the long weekend is biscuits and gravy. Or at a stretch, chicken with biscuits.

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