‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s Top 10 Breakfast Recipes Will Start Your Day Off Right

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond has plenty of breakfast recipes that are worth waking up for. From sweet to savory, here are Drummond’s top 10 breakfast ideas that will start your day off right.

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1. The ‘Pioneer Woman’s’ gooey, sticky cinnamon rolls are a must try

Yes, these will take longer to make than anything you’ll find in a can, but they are totally worth it. Drummond’s recipe for Cinnamon Rolls is an absolute must-try. The rich filling is buttery cinnamon sugar, and they are topped with a creamy maple-coffee icing.

2. 5 minute Egg in a Hole

All you need is five minutes, a slice of your favorite bread, an egg, a tablespoon of butter, salt, and pepper to make Drummond’s yummy Egg in a Hole. To begin, use the rim of a glass and press a hole in the center of the slice of bread. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-low heat and add the bread. Crack your egg straight into the center of the hole.

Cook for about 45 seconds, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Flip it over with a spatula and season the other side. Keep moving the toast around the skillet to make sure it soaks up the butter. Cook  until the yolk is soft.

3. The ‘Pioneer Woman’s’ Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

There’s no need for pancake mix when you are making the Pioneer Woman’s Lemon Blueberry Pancakes. Instead, use cake flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and evaporated milk. You’ll also need a lemon, butter, vanilla extract, a large egg, and a cup of blueberries. Serve with more butter and your favorite syrup.

4. Corned Beef and Cabbage Quiche

This easy dish is the perfect way to begin St. Patrick’s Day. Drummond’s Corned Beef and Cabbage Quiche takes just 20 minutes to make. After about 45 minutes in the oven, you’ll need to let it set for another 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

5. Ree Drummond’s Cinnamon Baked French Toast can feed a crowd

Instead of making individual servings, Drummond opts for a big batch casserole with her recipe for Cinnamon Baked French Toast. This recipe will feed a crowd, but you’ll need to prep it the night before for best results. Overnight, soak the bread in sweet custard made from eggs, whole milk, heavy cream, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.

In the morning – when  you’re ready to bake – sprinkle with Drummond’s special cinnamon topping before putting it in the oven.

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6. ‘The Pioneer Woman’s’ Eggbert’s Sunriser is an all-in-one breakfast dish

Drummond’s recipe for Eggbert’s Sunriser results in a hearty, all-in-one breakfast dish. It takes just 20 minutes to make and features a golden-brown hash brown base. The filling is made with ham, peppers, onions, gooey cheddar cheese, and fried eggs.

7. Drummond’s French Breakfast Puffs are even better reheated

The Pioneer Woman says her recipe for French Breakfast Puffs are in the “reheats beautifully” section of her life. After cooling completely, you can freeze the puffs in plastic bags and reheat them later.

To make this yummy dish, you need flour, baking powder, salt, ground nutmeg, sugar, shortening, eggs, and whole milk. For the coating, you’ll need a ton of sugar and butter, plus plenty of ground cinnamon.

8. The perfect waffle batter

Drummond’s recipe for waffles is an absolute fan favorite. Her delicious batter will give you perfect, buttery waffles every single time.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, separated, plus 2 additional egg whites
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) salted butter, melted, plus softened butter, for serving
  • Warm syrup, for serving

9. 15 Minute Eggs Benedict

You will need a blender or food processor for this easy Eggs Benedict recipe. It features a toasted English muffin, warm Canadian bacon, and a soft poached egg. This dish is topped with creamy hollandaise sauce and a dash of paprika.

10. ‘The Pioneer Woman’ has a five-star recipe for homemade glazed donuts

Drummond’s recipe for Homemade Glazed Donuts requires intermediate kitchen skills and some special equipment. You’ll need either a doughnut cutter or two concentric cutter and a candy thermometer.

For best results, chill the buttery mixture overnight and then let it rise in the morning. Then, cut out the doughnuts and fry them.

“To make the most of the glaze, set the holes underneath the doughnuts so they can catch the extra good stuff,” Drummond advises.

The Pioneer Woman airs Saturdays on The Food Network.