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To start your day off right, why not turn to these Easy Breakfast Ideas For One that are definitely worth waking up for. Small batch pancakes, muffins, scones, granola and more, along with single serving egg recipes that won’t leave you with leftovers

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? With that being the case, why not enjoy a healthy breakfast worth waking up for.

If you’re in a cereal rut, you’ll love these tasty single serving easy breakfast ideas. We’ve got small batch muffins and scones, quiche, granola, pancakes, biscuits and more.

The following recipes are ideal for anyone cooking for one or two people and are designed for people who live on their own, a parent who wants to indulge themselves while their kids have their favorites, couples that can’t agree on what they want for breakfast or caregivers providing meals to a parent or friend. Scroll through the list, you’re sure to find a few easy breakfast ideas to love.


Easy Breakfast Ideas For One

stack of pancakes for one with blueberries on top

Pancakes For One

4.83 from 309 votes
Enjoy a stack of fluffy pancakes without the hassle of leftovers. This single serving recipe yields 2-3 perfectly cooked pancakes using pantry staples. Ready in 15 minutes!
Pancakes For One Recipe
a breakfast casserole made with cubed bread in a small baking dish.

Mini French Toast Casserole

4.87 from 30 votes
This incredible french toast casserole is made with bits of sweet apples and pecans. Perfect for breakfast or dessert and can be ready in minutes! This breakfast bread pudding recipe can serve one or two people.
Mini French Toast Casserole Recipe
four strawberry scones topped with a glaze on a white plate

Small Batch Strawberry White Chocolate Scones

4.95 from 20 votes
Bake heavenly, buttery small batch white chocolate strawberry scones using our simple, fail-proof recipe. Delight your taste buds with these irresistible treats!
Small Batch Strawberry Scones
a mini quiche lorraine in a small red baking dish next to a glass of red wine

Crustless Quiche Lorraine For One

4.75 from 36 votes
You certainly won't miss the crust in this lovely Crustless Quiche Lorraine for one! It's perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Quiche Lorraine For One Recipe
banana muffin in muffin pan

Small Batch Banana Muffins

4.91 from 405 votes
Moist and flavorful small batch banana muffins made with just 2 bananas! This easy banana muffin recipe is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack and can be baked in just 20 minutes.
Small Batch of Banana Muffins Recipe
egg, sausage and cheese wrapped up in tortillas on a white dish.

Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

4.94 from 15 votes
Make Ahead Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Burritos filled with spicy black beans, onions and garlic, eggs, cheese and cilantro.
Breakfast Burritos For One Recipe
biscuits on a white plate sliced in half and topped with jam.

Small Batch Drop Biscuits

4.83 from 41 votes
If you've ever wanted to make a small batch of biscuits, this recipe is for you. See how quick and easy it is to make fluffy & delicious biscuits for one (or two). 
Small Batch of Drop Biscuits Recipe
Pina Colada Smoothie in a glass with whipped cream on top.

Tropical Smoothie

4.89 from 18 votes
Blend up a refreshing Tropical Smoothie! Experience the burst of exotic fruits for an energizing start or a cool afternoon treat.
Tropical Smoothie For One Recipe
a jar of fresh apple granola on top of a plaid napkin and next to apples and measuring spoons

Small Batch Apple Granola

5 from 13 votes
Fresh apple granola made with one apple! Perfectly spiced with touches of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Tastes just like apple pie!
Small Batch of Apple Granola
a mini pumpkin coffee cake in a small round baking dish on a green plate

Pumpkin Coffee Cake For One

5 from 8 votes
Enjoy a single serving Pumpkin Coffee Cake, topped with a delightful crumbly streusel. Easy to prepare and perfectly spiced. Indulge in this cozy treat!
Pumpkin Coffee Cake For One
a small maple muffin on a silver tray.

Maple Muffin For One

4.91 from 21 votes
This Maple Walnut Muffin is the perfect size for one person. Made in a ramekin and topped with a cinnamon streusel topping.
Maple Muffin For One Recipe
smoked salmon and scrambled eggs over a piece of crusty french bread.

Smoked Salmon and Eggs with Pesto

5 from 1 vote
Smoked Salmon and Eggs with Pesto – Slices of smoked salmon topped with scrambled eggs placed over a flavorful layer of pesto and toast. Easy to make and absolutely delicious!
Smoked Salmon and Eggs Recipe
a small cast iron skillet filled with homemade cinnamon rolls

Small Batch Cinnamon Rolls

5 from 31 votes
You won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade cinnamon rolls! No yeast and ready in 30 minutes. These cinnamon rolls are heavenly, they’re sweet, gooey, fluffy, and incredibly delicious. Made with refrigerator biscuits.
Small Batch Of Cinnamon Rolls
a jar of granola tipped over on a silver tray with granola all over the pan.

Small Batch Gingerbread Granola

5 from 17 votes
Make Gingerbread Granola, blending classic spices, oats, molasses, and brown sugar for a simple, magical holiday snack. Perfect for breakfast or on-the-go.
Small Batch Of Gingerbread Granola
an apple cinnamon scone topped with a glaze and chopped pecans on a baking sheet

Small Batch Apple Cinnamon Scones

4.78 from 22 votes
Buttery Apple Cinnamon Scones filled with bits of sweet apples and toasted pecans and topped with a delightful maple glaze. This wonderful small batch recipe will yield 4 tender scones.
Small Batch of Apple Scones Recipe
a mini breakfast casserole in a small square baking dish next to a glass of orange juice

Breakfast Casserole For One

4.88 from 24 votes
Savor a hearty make-ahead small breakfast casserole, brimming with crusty bread, savory sausage, one egg, and melted cheese. This is a perfect single serving recipes for cozy mornings at home!
Breakfast Casserole For One Recipe
three toaster pastries on a white plate.

Small Batch Toaster Pastries

5 from 10 votes
If you love pop-tarts, you'll love these homemade Toaster Pastries! Easily made with refrigerated pie crust, filled with Nutella or your favorite jam and baked in the oven. Just like the toaster pastries you can buy at the grocery, only better!
Small Batch of Toaster Pastries
one small banana bread in a ramekin next to a red napkin

Banana Bread For One (One Banana)

4.93 from 117 votes
Bake the perfect Single Serve Banana Bread using just one ripe banana and a few panty staples. This easy banana bread recipe is moist, flavorful, and ideal for satisfying those banana bread cravings!
Banana Bread For One Recipe
one lemon scone with lines of icing and lemon zest on top.

Small Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

5 from 6 votes
Bake light and fluffy Lemon Poppy Seed Scones with our easy small batch recipe. Perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea, enjoy zesty lemon and crunchy poppy seeds.
Lemon Poppy Seed Scones Recipe

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I’m Joanie and I’m incredibly happy you’re here! Our aim is to inspire individuals with access to single serving recipes, education, and a supportive community that will enable them to enjoy the preparation of a meal that will nourish both body and soul.

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  1. Rose says:

    I tried the pancakes for one. They were so delicious. So easy to make and they came out light and fluffy. They made three. I gave away my boxed pancakes. Thank you!

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      I’m so happy you enjoyed them!!

  2. Darlene says:

    I have enjoyed many of your recipes. I just told my son about your site because he and his wife have no one else at home. My favorites are Upside Down Pineapple cake and Chocolate Chip Cookie deep dish. I have several small pans and baking items to do them in. Other recipes too. Thank You for all you do. Happy Holidays.

  3. Ruth Christopher says:

    Your recipes are so good. I am widowed and love to cook. I order two more for my sister and step-daughter.

  4. Diane Groves says:

    I can’t wait to try most of these recipes. I already made the banana bread….yum!!!! There’s no man to cook for and my little one is super picky. I’m super happy I found your page.

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      I’m happy you found us too, Diane. I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipes.