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From coffee cakes to biscuits, ham steaks to bacon, cast iron skillet breakfast recipes are the best way to start the day! These 10 favorites will have you reaching for your cast iron pan every single morning.

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Breakfast in a cast iron skillet is cozy, delicious, and just like Grandma made! Here are some of our favorite ways to start the day:

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Jiffy Cornmeal Pancakes

The combination of Bisquick and Jiffy mix make these cornmeal pancakes some of the easiest, most delicious pancakes that you’ll ever make! With just 5 ingredients and less than 30 minutes, they’re perfect with butter, syrup, honey, or fruit.

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Cheddar Biscuits with Chives and Bacon

With a few simple tips and tricks, you can make the best cheddar biscuits from scratch! The fluffy, flaky, buttery treats rise a mile high, creating layers of old-fashioned goodness studded with smoky bacon and fresh chives. Perfect for breakfast or brunch with eggs or jam, or for supper alongside a warm bowl of soup or chili!

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Cherry Almond Yogurt Cake

A light and flavorful cherry cake is studded with sliced almonds, flavored with almond extract, and dusted in powdered sugar. The cast iron skillet yields perfectly crisp edges, while Greek yogurt keeps the inside moist and tender. It’s perfect alongside coffee for breakfast, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert!

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Shrimp and Grits with Tomato Gravy

Serve this easy shrimp and grits with gravy for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. It’s classic Southern comfort food at its best!

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Fluffy Pancakes

Light and fluffy pancakes made from scratch are the perfect Sunday morning breakfast! This easy pancake recipe includes all of the tips and secrets for a perfect homemade stack.

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Ham Steak with Brown Sugar Glaze

Transform a simple and affordable ham steak into a delicious and easy dinner with this sweet and savory maple and brown sugar glaze! The quick weeknight meal or hearty breakfast or brunch entrée is ready for the table in just 15 minutes. Don’t forget the eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, cornbread, green beans, salad, or fresh fruit, too!

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Southern Chocolate Gravy

Chocolate gravy is a classic Southern treat! Served over warm buttermilk biscuits for breakfast, or drizzled on pound cake and ice cream for dessert, this easy recipe has been delighting both kids and adults for generations. Best of all, it only requires a handful of basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen — and it’s ready in about 15 minutes!

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup

Thick and fluffy, with crisp golden brown edges, these pumpkin pancakes are a warm and inviting fall breakfast. Top a stack with butter, and drizzle with apple cider syrup or warm maple syrup. Don’t forget the sausage, bacon, or ham steak on the side, plus a hot cup of coffee!

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3-Ingredient Buttermilk Biscuits

With a few simple tips and tricks, you can make the best Southern buttermilk biscuits from scratch with just 3 ingredients! These fluffy, flaky, buttery treats rise a mile high, creating layers upon layers of old-fashioned goodness. The 3 ingredient biscuit recipe is perfect with country ham, sausage gravy, or jam for breakfast, or delicious alongside soup, chili, pot roast, or pulled pork for dinner.

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Dutch Baby Pancake

This Dutch Baby Pancake (or “German Pancake”) is light, fluffy, and easy to prepare in just minutes! Use your blender to whip up the batter, bake it in a cast iron skillet, and the puffy treat will be ready for breakfast, brunch or dessert whenever the craving strikes.

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Baked Oatmeal with Almonds and Berries

Baked oatmeal with almonds and berries is a cozy, warmly-spiced, and healthy breakfast. The easy casserole has crisp, caramelized edges, a soft filling, and plenty of sweet, fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. So much flavor in every bite! Top each bowl with yogurt or whipped cream, warm milk, extra fruit, or a drizzle of honey.


Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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