Simplify your mornings with these easy griddle breakfast recipes for pancakes, French toast, hash browns, eggs, breakfast sandwiches, and more!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Too many of us these days forego breakfast because we don't want to fuss with lots of dishes first thing in the morning or we simply don't have time. A griddle can change all that.
It makes cooking a hot breakfast super simple because you don't need multiple frying pans. You can cook everything you need for breakfast, from a fried egg and hash browns to bacon and pancakes. There's almost nothing the flat surface of a griddle can't handle.
Need some recipe inspiration? Try one of these 21+ breakfast griddle recipes along with a cup of coffee or glass of orange juice to start your morning off with a full belly and a smile on your face.
What Can I Make for Breakfast On a Griddle?
Anything you can make on a frying pan can be made on a griddle instead. Here are just a handful of the delicious breakfast options you have for griddle cooking:
- French toast
- hash browns
- breakfast meats (sausage, bacon, ham)
- English muffins
- breakfast hash
- sautéed veggies (for your omelets and breakfast skillets)
- breakfast burritos
- and more!
Can You Cook Scrambled Eggs On a Griddle?
Definitely! Any flat top griddle can easily handle scrambled eggs. Just remember to use butter, oil, or bacon grease on the griddle first before pouring your scrambled egg mixture on the griddle.
If you don't have a griddle, you may try experimenting with cooking eggs in an air fryer. Or even a Ninja Foodi. We experimented with Ninja foodie breakfast recipes while trailer camping across Canada last summer.
What Do I Need for Griddle Cooking?
If you're using an electric griddle at home, you just need a good spatula or two to flip your food, and that's pretty much it.
If you're using a gas-powered griddle on a camping trip and are away from the conveniences of your home kitchen, you'll need small propane containers, a spatula, oil bottles, and scrapers. Some folks like to have all the accessories, like a bacon press or a grill press, but those aren't essential.
Delicious Griddle Breakfast Recipes
Now that you know what you can do with a griddle (gas or electric, the recipes will work all the same), it's time to pick a recipe or two to try this week.
Blackstone Breakfast Burritos
Delicious sausage, egg, and potato breakfast burritos are a great meal any time of day. The great thing about a griddle is that you can cook everything on it, even giving the burritos a nice toasted tortilla shell to finish it off.
Get this and more Blackstone griddle breakfast recipes at Home Fresh Ideas.
Griddle Pancake Recipes
Pancakes are ideal for the griddle. Here are a few pancake recipes to work into your menu rotation, from regular buttermilk pancakes to more decadent options.
Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes
There's nothing like a sweet griddle pancake to start your morning. Whip up this pancake batter, which makes the fluffiest buttermilk pancakes, and pour it right on the griddle to cook up several at once. Talk about efficient!
If you're going camping, you can mix up the dry ingredients ahead of time, storing the mix in an airtight bowl or bottle until you're ready to use it. Get the full recipe at Saporito Kitchen.
Almond Milk Pancakes
Want to make pancakes without dairy milk? Our almond milk pancakes are always a hit with the kids, some who are lactose intolerant and some who are not.
Remember, if you want to make these entirely dairy-free, you'll need to replace the butter with plant butter instead. Don't they look scrumptious? Serve with homemade pancake syrup and fresh fruit on the side.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
The kids will love waking up to these chocolate chip pancakes with maple pecan butter. And so will you!
They're packed with ripe bananas, which makes them sweeter and even more flavorful. The pancakes are made with simple ingredients, but the maple pecan butter really elevates the dish.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce
Is there any better springtime flavor pairing than lemon and blueberries? We think not! Fluffy pancakes are made with fresh lemon and ricotta cheese for a bright flavor and wonderful texture.
Top a big stack with the sauce made from fresh blueberries, and you've got a winning breakfast idea. Get the recipe for these lemon ricotta pancakes at Valerie's Kitchen.
Cinnamon Banana Pancakes
Simply Stacie has a recipe for cinnamon banana pancakes that look divine. The pancakes are made with sour cream to make them rich and soft. They're sweetened with brown sugar and have just enough ground cinnamon to let that warm flavor shine through.
Bacon and Sweet Corn Griddle Cakes
While these bacon and corn griddle cakes from My Craftily Ever After aren't quite pancakes, they still fit best in this category. And you're going to love all the interesting flavors going on.
You'll need a box of cornbread mix, bacon, corn, green onions, and sweet raspberry syrup, if you can find it (or make it). We think copious amounts of cheese would make a tasty addition to the batter, too.
Cottage Cheese Griddle Cakes
These cottage cheese griddle cakes from Lavender and Lovage use very little flour, instead of relying on protein-rich cottage cheese to be the dominant ingredient.
Cook them up in butter or bacon fat, and serve alongside crispy bacon with jam or honey if you want to drizzle a little something sweet over your griddle cakes.
Diner-Style Hash Browns on the Griddle
If there's a wrong way to eat a potato, I don't want to be right. Hash browns are one of our favorite potato dishes, and of course, the griddle is perfect for getting that crispy outer layer on shredded potatoes. Here are some incredible griddle hash brown recipes to try, starting with one of ours.
Crispy Hash Browns
Our easy cheesy hash browns are super easy to make on the griddle. Shred your own potatoes or buy a bag of hash browns to shorten the cooking time.
Pepper jack cheese adds a nice little kick of mild heat, while the garlic powder, rosemary, salt, and pepper elevate the flower. You can, of course, use your favorite herbs and cheeses to make these to suit your family's tastes.
Tex-Mex Breakfast Haystacks
Give your usual hash browns a kick of flavor with this Mexican hash brown haystacks recipe from Brown Sugar Mama.
They're packed with tasty ingredients like taco seasoning, Mexican cheese, and cilantro. Once the crispy hash browns are cooked to perfection on the griddle, top them with sour cream, avocado, salsa, and green onions.
Blackstone Loaded Hash Browns
If you want to make a meal out of your hash browns, try this recipe for Blackstone griddle sausage-stuffed hash browns from Or Whatever You Do.
They're jam-packed with diced onions, breakfast sausage, and cheese and then topped with bacon and even more cheese. Add an egg if you want, but these are hearty and filling even without eggs.
Griddle French Toast Recipes
Making French toast on the griddle is easy as pie. Cook up a batch in no time! Here are some incredible recipes you need to try.
Nutella Stuffed French Toast
Of course, French toast is a fantastic food for the grill because you can cook several slices of bread at once. This recipe for Nutella Stuffed French Toast from Spending With Pennies takes it up a notch with lots of gooey hazelnut flavor in every bite.
The toast is then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, drizzled with chocolate sauce, and topped with whipped cream. Talk about a great start to the day!
Brioche French Toast
Dip thick slices of Brioche bread in an egg custard and fry it up on the griddle to make this yummy Brioche French Toast from Valerie's Kitchen. Drizzle warm maple syrup over the top and serve with fresh blueberries and strawberries for a complete breakfast.
Sourdough French Toast
Have you made sourdough French toast before? The slightly tangy bread complements the sweet ingredients, giving the dish a balanced flavor. Get the recipe from Bites With Bri!
Top it with fresh whipped cream, berries, and a few sprigs of mint.
Red Velvet French Toast
Whether you're planning a romantic camping getaway for two or just want to surprise your honey with breakfast in bed, this recipe for red velvet French toast from Camping for Foodies is just the ticket.
Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter or your knife to cut the bread into heart shapes to make the meal extra-special. Drizzle them with a vanilla glaze and a sprinkle of powdered sugar for a tasty breakfast that's almost too pretty to eat.
Cream Girdle Scones
Cream girdle scones, or griddle scones, are perfect for those mornings when you want a hot breakfast but don't want to turn on the oven to make scones. They're quick and easy to make, using only a handful of ingredients you already have in your kitchen like flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs, and salt.
You can dress them up a little with raisins or currants, but you don't have to. Get the recipe at Christina's Cucina.
Make this Blackstone Omelette from Bake Me Some Sugar for a hot and hearty morning meal. It's like an omelet from your favorite diner, filled with yummy ingredients like bell peppers, onions, ham, bacon, and cheese. It cooks up so easily on a flat top griddle.
Camping Griddle Breakfast Skillet
The great thing about this camping griddle breakfast skillet is that you can easily swap out some of the ingredients for things that your family likes. While it sounds amazing with onions, potatoes, and sausage, you can add green bell peppers, sub diced ham for the sausage, etc.
Top with your favorite style fresh eggs—over easy, scrambled, sunny-side up—whatever floats your boat. It's the perfect savory breakfast to feed large groups before a day of adventures.
Keto Griddle Breakfast Sandwich
Watching your carbs? Try this keto griddle breakfast sandwich from Low Carb Inspirations the next time you're craving something like a McMuffin. It'll really hit the spot without ruining your diet and is so easy to make on the griddle.
Griddle English Muffins
There's no need to heat your house up with the oven when you can make fresh "baked" English muffins on the griddle with this recipe from Gluesticks. They're soft, delicious, and the perfect bread for a yummy breakfast sandwich.
Of course, you can also just slather them with butter or homemade jam, too.
Blackstone Croissant Breakfast Sandwich
Toast up some croissants on the griddle to make these Blackstone croissant breakfast sandwiches from Erica's Recipes. You'll cook your bacon and eggs on the griddle, too, before crisping the insides of the croissant and pulling it all together in a sandwich with tomato and melty cheese. Yum.
Now that you know how to make a delicious breakfast on a gas griddle or electric griddle, which one will you choose first? Let us know in the comments!
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