American Breakfast

How do Americans have their breakfast? Whether it's pancakes, bacon, Lucky Charms, or toaster waffles - we eat our way through the typical American breakfast table!

#1. Pancakes

Fluffy and juicy American pancakes belong on every breakfast table in the USA! They are served with butter, maple syrup, or even in the hearty version with bacon or breakfast sausage.

American pancakes for breakfast

Breakfast sausage

The American breakfast sausage often served with pancakes, eggs, and waffles is a soft and heavily seasoned meat paste. So what is touted as sausage here can also be pressed into burger form or used as an ingredient in sauces.

Fluffernutter pancakes

A popular variation of American breakfast pancakes is the combination of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. This dreamy and delicious recipe is based on the traditional New England sandwich called Fluffernutter!

#2. Eggs

Americans eat eggs in abundance and in every conceivable form. Fried eggs, omelets, or scrambled eggs are served with pancakes and bacon, roasted potato slices (hash browns), or sometimes with fresh vegetables such as peppers and onions.

American breakfast with scrambled eggs

#3. Kellogg’s, Quaker & Co.

American breakfast bowls are all about color, and the popular cereal mixes in the USA taste sensational! Some of the best-selling breakfast cereals in America include Cheerios, Raisin Bran, Honey Bunches, and Lucky Charms.

American breakfast cereal

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#4. Breakfast Sandwich

Warning, this is potentially addictive! You can't compare an American breakfast sandwich to a bread roll! The Americans top their sweet biscuit pastries with meat variations such as scrapple (breakfast meat), sausage, chicken, bacon, and eggs and cheese.

American Breakfast Sandwich

The American breakfast sandwiches have names like "Fried Egg Sandwich," "Chili Cheese Sandwich," "Mama's Biscuits," or "Homemade McMuffin" and are sometimes built from waffles ("wafflewich,") pancakes or tacos instead of biscuits. Anything that makes your mouth water is allowed!

#5. Toaster waffles & Co.

The American toaster waffle "Eggo" has gained worldwide fame thanks to the Netflix series Stranger Things. However, the delicious crispy treats have actually been a popular breakfast in the USA since the 1950s.

Toaster waffles at American breakfast

You pop the pre-baked waffles into the toaster before devouring them with syrup, peanut butter, or hearty bacon (or even all three ingredients at once).

A contender on the toaster front since the 1990s has been the popular Pop-Tarts. They're baked pastries with a variety of colorful fillings and sprinkles that make sweet toasted breakfasts even easier.

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#6. Breakfast Burrito

The iconic Breakfast Burrito is sometimes called a "Breakfast Wrap" and is a hot-served wheat burrito packed to the brim with some serious flavor!

Breakfast Burrito at the American breakfast

The main ingredients of a breakfast burrito are eggs and potatoes. From here on, there is no limit. Breakfast Burritos are served with bacon, breakfast sausage, onions, cheese, vegetables, chilies, and all kinds of sauces and spices.

Although this tasty wrap already has everything in it, the Breakfast Burrito often comes with a side of fruit salad and guacamole.

#7. Bacon

The crispy roasted bacon strips are available in an astonishing number of varieties. From thick to thinly sliced, from low-fat to low-sodium, and now even vegan, the tasty lobes make their way into the pan.

Breakfast bacon at the American breakfast

The meat quality and the type of curing and smoking process lead to considerable differences in taste, even among the quite normal types of bacon. Bacon is combined with anything American breakfast offers: pancakes, waffles, eggs, and biscuits are happy to have greasy company.

#8. Hash Browns

Hash browns are shredded potatoes fried in a pan. The delicious potato strips are a popular side dish on the breakfast plate.

 Hash Browns as a side dish for the American breakfast

Another common variation of roasted potatoes for breakfast are the so-called "Homefries" or "Homecut Fries." This involves cutting the potatoes into chunky cubes and roasting them with onions and peppers.

#9. Biscuits and Gravy

The soft and sweet buns served as biscuits in the USA are not only a favorite in American breakfast sandwiches. They are also great in the traditional breakfast dish called "Biscuits and Gravy!"

Biscuits and Gravy at American Breakfast

For the morning treat, the biscuits are served in a creamy sauce in which the crumbled meat mass of the breakfast sausage plays a major role. "Biscuits and Gravy" is popular, especially in the Southern states of the USA.

#10. Chicken and Waffles

The combination of chicken and a sweet toaster waffle may seem strange to you at first, but after the first bite, you will realize that "Chicken and Waffles" is real soul food!

Chicken and Waffles for Breakfast in the USA

Variations of this sweet and salty Southern specialty are found throughout the United States. The most common are the fried chicken or pulled grilled chicken versions in dark gravy.

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