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The Best Breakfast Recipes You Can Make Right Now

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Mornings during the holidays are great for spending time with your family around the fire, and listening as dad slowly ratchets up the awkward tension over the money Uncle Jeff owes him. Which is why it's also a perfect time to move into the kitchen -- away from Uncle Jeff's bleak financial reality -- to make these 13 beautiful brunch recipes from Perry Santanachote, Thrillist's recipes editor.

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Breakfast sandwich waffles

Never choose between waffles and a BEC ever again. And yes, you can crack an egg directly into your waffle iron. Here's how.

Key ingredients:

  • Bacon
  • Waffle mix
  • Sausage
  • Eggs
  • Cheddar cheese
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Breakfast sushi

Corned beef hash roll, bacon nigiri, banana Nutella roll, and strawberry cream -- the whole team's here, and rolled up into a variety of bite-sized pieces. Recipe here

Key ingredients:

  • Corned beef hash
  • Bacon
  • Egg crepe
  • Nutella
  • Banana
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Perfect scrambled eggs

Start with a nonstick pan, end with perfection. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Eggs, duh
  • Milk
  • Unsalted butter

Perfect 10-minute French toast

This looks and tastes way more impressive than it actually is. Get the recipe!

Key ingredients:

  • Challah bread
  • Eggs
  • Whole milk
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
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Waffle s'mores

No campfire required. Find the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Wheat flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Milk chocolate
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Wheat germ
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The perfect American omelet

Cook over high heat for a golden crust, and stuff it with fillings of your choice. Recipe here

Key ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Unsalted butter
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Fillings
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Homemade McGriddles

All the pancake-wrapped sandwich, none of the shame of actually having to go through the drive-thru. Get this recipe.

Key ingredients: 

  • Bisquick
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Pork sausage
  • American cheese
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The only Bloody Mary recipe you'll ever need 

This is absolutely perfectly proportioned. Try it for yourself

Key ingredients: 

  • Tomato juice
  • Horseradish
  • Tabasco
  • Celery salt
  • Worcestershire

Blueberry pancakes 

Impress your mom with this extra-fluffy blueberry buttermilk, streusel-topped pancake recipe

Key ingredients:

  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Buttermilk
  • Blueberries
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Sausage-, egg-, and cheese-stuffed muffins

The trifecta... plus muffins! Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Pork sausage
  • Cornmeal
  • American cheese
  • Milk
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Nutella-stuffed French toast

This recipe renders all other French toast recipes irrelevant. Except the other French toast recipe on this list. That one's chill. Find it here

Key ingredients:

  • Nutella
  • Cream cheese
  • Challah bread
  • Whole milk
  • Eggs
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Breakfast lasagna

Use pancakes for noodles, and layer maple-bacon sauce, sausage gravy, and scrambled eggs. Recipe here

Key ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Sausage
  • Pancakes
  • Maple syrup
  • Bacon
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Bagel balls

The most efficient way to eat bagels. Recipe here!

Key ingredients:

  • Barley malt syrup
  • Active yeast
  • Cream cheese
  • Flour
  • Water

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Dan Gentile is a staff writer at Thrillist. He always wondered why Texans are the only ones who eat breakfast tacos. Follow him to migas at @Dannosphere.