There's nothing quite as glorious as waking up to a delicious homemade breakfast delivered straight to your bed. While we can't necessarily start off the day like this every morning, we can indulge in the lavish little ritual when the weekend rolls around. To get you inspired for the weekend, we rounded up a batch of delicious breakfast-in-bed recipes, both savory and sweet. From the classic morning favorites to gourmet foodie creations and healthy options, the 20 breakfast-in-bed-ideas we're spotlighting are good enough to wake you up bright and early.
Read on to see which breakfast-in-bed ideas strike your fancy.
Baked Egg Crepes
These homemade crepes from Half Baked Harvest are going to make you want to head straight to the kitchen. With layers of melted cheese, crisp prosciutto, nutrient-rich spinach, perfectly baked eggs, creamy avocado, and aromatic herbs, there's nothing not to love. Just make sure you make enough batter for seconds.
Chocolate Chip Waffles
There's nothing wrong with sticking to the classics, especially when said classic is a stack of chocolate chip waffles. This recipe from Melanie Makes puts a fun twist on them, adding yogurt to the mix for an extra fluffy inside and crispy outside. Plus, they only take 10 minutes to make, so you won't have to wait forever to devour your special meal.
Nachos for breakfast, anyone? Sign us up. Though this recipe from Wu Haus is bursting with delicious flavors, it's also healthy and perfect for a paleo diet.
If you feel like getting a little more indulgent, swap out the sweet potatoes for tortilla chips.
Dutch Baby Pancakes
This is the breakfast in bed to prepare when you want to skip all three meals and go straight to the dessert course. Brought to us by Salt and Wind, this Dutch baby pancake is a fluffy dream of vanilla, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and cream. And as if it couldn't get any better, it's also topped in caramelized persimmons.
Breakfast Grilled Cheese
If we could eat grilled cheese sandwiches for every meal, we would, so we were pretty excited to stumble upon this breakfast grilled cheese recipe from Half Baked Harvest. It features the usual suspects, but with a gourmet twist: sharp cheddar and fontina cheese, basil pesto, chopped chives, soft scrambled eggs, crushed red pepper flakes, and a light drizzle of honey, all stacked between two slices of crispy, buttery sourdough toast.
Strawberry Coconut Chia Parfaits
Vibrant in color, nutritional value, and taste, these strawberry chia parfaits from Wu Haus are easy to whip up and enjoy right away. They have layers of coconut yogurt, almond milk, freshly sliced strawberries, maca powder, and coconut chips for a nice balance of sweet and tart flavors.
Persian Kuku With Saffron Potatoes and Herbs
Made in one skillet, this classic Persian breakfast dish (Kuku) is super easy to make, especially considering how flavorful and interesting it tastes. Kuku is basically the same thing as a frittata, and this recipe from Salt and Wind is particularly yummy. It calls for saffron potatoes, a plethora of fresh herbs, diced onions, coriander, turmeric, toasted walnuts, eggs, and more delicious ingredients.
Maple Glazed Pull-Apart Bread
Sometimes simple is the best route. Case in point? This maple-glazed apple pull-apart bread from Half Baked Harvest. Made with extra-soft, extra-buttery brioche bread that's slathered in sweet maple bourbon glaze and gooey apple cinnamon filling, it'll be hard not to eat the entire loaf in one sitting.
Poached Egg and Garlic Pesto Toast
If you're looking for breakfast-in-bed ideas that aren't too heavy and indulgent, follow this recipe from Wu Haus. It's basically a dressed-up slice of toast that tastes as good as it is for you. With a vibrant garlic hemp seed pesto spread, pretty pink radishes, a perfectly fried sunny-side-up egg, and freshly ground pepper, it also happens to be highly photogenic.
Swedish Cinnamon Buns
If you've never tried kanelbullar before, you're in or a treat. This Swedish pastry is basically a less intense version of the classic American cinnamon bun, making them the perfect treat for anyone who likes a bit of sweet but doesn't enjoy extremely gooey and rich pastries. Follow this recipe from Salt and Wind to give it a taste at home.
Savory Waffles With Chives & Cheddar
Switch up your waffle game by trying this savory version from A Couple Cooks. Chives are added to the waffle batter, and once cooked, the waffles are topped with an egg and shredded white cheddar cheese. These are the perfect recipe for someone who doesn't have a big sweet tooth in the mornings.
Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata With Goat Cheese
This frittata is a healthy way to do breakfast in bed. Foodie Crush's recipe combines eggs, asparagus, mushrooms, goat cheese, and green onion for a light, flavorful brunch dish you don't have to feel guilty about eating.
Carrot Cake Pancakes
Here's how you have cake for breakfast. A Couple Cooks turned pancakes into carrot cake, and it's going to be your new favorite recipe. The batter is made with flour, eggs, spices, Greek yogurt, and grated carrot. To serve, top with maple yogurt.
Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked French Toast
If you thought you liked French toast before, wait until you try this Foodie Crush recipe. The French toast/bread pudding hybrid is made using cinnamon swirl bread. The bread slices are layered, sprinkled with chocolate chips and bananas, soaked in an egg/milk mixture, and then baked in the oven. You're definitely going to want to bookmark this recipe.
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches
We'll never turn down a breakfast sandwich, and these little biscuits from Foodie Crush are perfect for eating (fork-free!) in bed. The twist? Hard-boiled eggs. It makes the sandwiches less messy—and therefore easier to eat.
Earl Gray Blueberry Oatmeal
This Half Baked Harvest recipe is almost too pretty to eat. Tea is steeped in milk, which is then used to cook oats and blueberries. Top everything off with chia seeds, honey, vanilla, and sea salt. Garnish with edible flowers if you want to make it even prettier.
Quesadillas are always a good idea, and this Half Baked Harvest recipe turns the Mexican classic into a killer brunch dish. Tortillas are filled with eggs, cheese, bacon, green chiles, and chipotle peppers for a spicy, melty, indulgent breakfast you'll instantly devour.
Almond Butter Baked Oatmeal
Sick of the same old oatmeal? Switch it up with How Sweet Eats's baked oatmeal recipe. Combine oats, eggs, milk, butter, and almond butter and pour into a baking dish. Once baked, top with sticky figs and milk or cream. It's a more indulgent way to do the breakfast staple and is perfect for serving more than one person if you're doing breakfast in bed with your partner or kids.
Blueberry Muffin Granola Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
This healthy Half Baked Harvest recipe elevates your basic yogurt bowl. Start with a Greek yogurt base, then top with fresh fruit, homemade blueberry muffin granola (which you'll want to make extra of, trust us!), nuts and seeds, honey or maple syrup, and edible flowers.