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Apple Breakfast Recipes

Kickstart your day with comfort! Perfect for fall, these apple breakfast recipes blend a cozy flavor with a staple fruit. In this list, you’ll find everything from comforting apple oatmeal to savory casseroles.

Use the recipes below for quick on-the-go ideas or more formal brunch gatherings. 

Make delicious breakfasts that are also a great way to use up extra apples on the counter (or from picking!) and indulge in the flavors of a delicious, home-cooked breakfast.

A peeled apple sits on a cutting board with a knife and more apples, with a bowl of cubed apples and a basket of more apples in the background. Text overlay reads: Apple Breakfast Ideas.

Easy Seasonal Eating 

If you’ve been trying to embrace slow, seasonal eating as part of your overall simple lifestyle – apples are a great place and easy way to start!

Apples are a quintessential fall food and have a flavor profile that can lend itself well to many types of dishes. And they also happen to be quite easy to find.

Now, yes you can often buy apples year round at the grocery store – but let me encourage you to look for local varieties from orchards in your area first and foremost. This way you can find different types and flavors at their most peak freshness, that will likely become some your favorite things. 

Which Apples Work For Breakfast Recipes

With so many varieties out there it’s hard to know which apple to use for what.

And truthfully, much of it will depend on your personal flavor preference. However, below are a few more common types of apples and how they best fit into your breakfast.

A basket full of fresh apples sits on top of a pile of more fresh apples.

Fuji and Gala: these tend to be extremely sweet apples and are wonderful on top of a recipe. 

Golden Delicious: a blend that’s both sweet and tart which makes these wonderful for oatmeal or pancakes.

Pink Lady and Green Apple: both very tart and thus they’re better made into something that will have added sweetener to it.

All that being said – use whatever variety of apples you’ve got on hand in any recipe – it’ll work, it might be different slightly but it’ll work. I’ve got a giant McIntosh apple tree in the backyard and I use those apples for everything. 

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Easy Apple Breakfast Recipes

Make the most of fresh apple season with these tasty recipes to fill your breakfast table with both sweet and savory delights!

Breads and Muffins

Wake up to the smell of any of these freshly baked apple breads and know you get to dive in! These breads and muffins bake apples into a moist tender baked good. They’re a surefire way to make your house smell amazing and get everyone out of bed.

Cereals and Oatmeal

Curl up with a bowl of hot apple oatmeal drizzled with maple syrup or stay refreshed on a warm day. These cereals and oatmeal recipes will having you craving the homemade so that you’ll never opt for store-bought versions again.

Pancakes and Waffles

The perfect way to embrace fall and use up all the apples from picking! These apple pancake recipes take your favorite fall flavors and blend them into a comforting breakfast.

Savory Apple Recipes

Pair your apples with something more filling with these savory recipes. The natural sweetness of apples coupled with breakfast classics like sausage, cheese, and bacon makes for a filling and tasty morning pick-me-up.


Don’t think that apples are only for snacking or backing! Blend your apples into these nourishing smoothies for a quick breakfast on the go!

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