Top 10 Breakfast Cookbooks We Recommend In 2024

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it doesn’t need to consist of bacon and eggs. 

These breakfast cookbooks explore the possibilities of every amazing breakfast in the world and we think you’re going to love them. 

And yes, there’s bacon and eggs in there too. 

Breakfast: The Most Important Book About The Best Meal Of The Day by The Editors of Extra Crispy

Every recipe in this book can be presented so well that it looks like it needs to go on Instagram and every photo in this book proves it.

Fortunately, there’s plenty of substance to this intelligent, witty exploration of the meal of breakfast and all the gorgeous recipes that you can use to make it with. 

Best Breakfast Cookbooks

Sarabeth’s Good Morning Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch and Baking by Sarabeth Levine and Genevieve Ko

Sarabeth is the owner of a bakery in New York and her restaurant is famous for its incredible brunches, so it’s no surprise that in her second cookbook, she turns to breakfast. 

She has all the old favorites in here but where the book truly shines is with her own creations that really will knock your socks off first thing in the morning. 

Sarabeth’s Good Morning Cookbook

Kindness & Salt: Recipes For The Care And Feeding Of Your Friends and Neighbors by Ryan Angulo and Doug Crowel

If you want to eat breakfast in their restaurant, you may need to queue for an hour or more but you can always create Doug and Ryan’s recipes at home with this great cookbook. 

We particularly like their tips for prepping breakfast the night before so that when you get out of bed, it’s super easy to get the meal made before work. 

Kindness & Salt

The Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Book: 80 Mouth Watering Plant-Based Recipes You’ll Want To Wake Up For by Nadine Horn and Jorg Mayer

This didn’t make our top vegetarian cookbooks list but only because we didn’t want to pack it out with vegan choices, this is still a superlative breakfast cookbook even if you do still eat meat.

We also like the emphasis here on creating meals from scratch rather than using the prepackaged (and often heavily reliant on additives) vegan foods that many rely on. 

The Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Book

Breakfast: The Cookbook by Emily Elyse Miller

There’s a good argument that says this book belongs on our top cookbooks of all time list and it only narrowly missed out on a slot.

With over 400 breakfast recipes from every corner of the globe, Emily Elyse Miller has truly captured the essence of breakfast. 

Breakfast The Cookbook

Brunch Life: Comfort Classics and More For The Best Meal Of The Day by Matt Basile and Kyla Zanardi

For the authors, brunch is a serious business, literally as it’s what their food truck and restaurant in Toronto are famous for. 

We like the fact that they combine the recipes with a travelogue explaining how they encountered each item and how they took it to the next level. 

Brunch Life

Let’s Make Oatmeal: 40 Oatrageously Oatstanding Recipes by Christina Tosch

Oatmeal is super healthy and takes almost no time to prepare and as Christina Tosch knows, it takes very little effort to make it interesting too. 

Not every recipe here is for breakfast but most of them are and we think everyone associates oatmeal with the first meal of the day. 

Let’s Make Oatmeal

Breakfast Cookbook For Beginners: 100 Easy & Delicious Breakfast Ideas & Breakfast Recipes by Jerryk Luna

This book is a reflection for Jerryk’s love of breakfasts from around the world and he takes a fun approach to cooking them all.

We liked the chapter on muffin tin breakfasts where every recipe can be made in a muffin tin!

Breakfast Cookbook For Beginners

Sunny-Side Up: More Than 100 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes From The Essential Egg To The Perfect Pastry by Waylynn Lucas

What’s breakfast without eggs? 

Nothing according to Waylynn Lucas.

This book shows you how to incorporate super nutritious eggs into every aspect of brunch or breakfast and how to wow other people with them. 

Sunny-Side Up

Clean-Eating Breakfasts and Lunches Made Simple: 75 Flavorful and Nutritious Recipes That Ditch Processed Ingredients by Lacey Baier

Lacey, when she’s not writing cookbooks, is blogging at A Sweet Pea Chef and her obsession is making high-quality meals with nothing but fresh, healthy ingredients.

It begins with a guide to clean eating and then progresses to some of the finest breakfast recipes known to humanity. It’s an excellent cookbook. 

Clean-Eating Breakfasts and Lunches

Final Thoughts On Breakfast Cookbooks

Breakfasts will never be boring again when you invest in a couple of our best breakfast cookbooks. 

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