Save Money by Eating at Home: Copycat Breakfast Recipes

Sometimes you want your favorite breakfast meals but you don’t want to spend the money. That is where copycat recipes come in. You can make your favorites at home!

copycat whataburger taquito

If you’re looking for some inspiration, try out one of these copycat breakfast recipes!

Copycat Whataburger Taquito

This is one of my personal favorites!  Because sometimes you just want a Taquito for breakfast but don’t have a Whataburger around. Well at least not close – ours is a good thirty minutes away.

This happens every few months so I figured out how to recreate them a few years ago. Usually we have stuff on hand to create some that will be pretty close.


mini chicken biscuits
Mini Chicken Biscuits – Copycat Chick Fil A

It never fails. Everytime I am craving my FAVORITE fast food breakfast, I remember that it is Sunday…which sadly means they are closed! With only 4 ingredients, these Mini Chicken Biscuits are so close to the real thing, you wouldn’t know they were made at home!


copycat starbucks egg bites
Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites

These copycat Starbucks egg bites are slow cooked in the oven, yet reminiscent of tender sous vide breakfast bites with ham, bell peppers and a flavorful egg base. They’re pretty darn close to the real thing, but you can make them at home with your favorite mix-ins, and for a lot less money.


breakfast quesadillas {taco bell copycat}
Breakfast Quesadilla – Taco Bell Copycat

These Taco Bell copycat breakfast quesadillas are a fantastic way to spice up boring breakfasts. Fluffy scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, and melty cheddar cheese make for a breakfast of champions. These quesadillas are freezer-friendly too, which means you can skip the drive-thru!


stuffed everything bagel and cream cheese bites
Stuffed Everything Bagel Bites – Dunkin Donuts Copycat

Bagels are the perfect breakfast food. Whether you are a fan of New York or Montreal bagels – controversial topic, I know – nothing beats a bagel toasted with cream cheese. These Dunkin copycat everything bagel and scallion cream cheese bites wrap up the best parts of a bagel and make them a convenient on-the-go breakfast idea. The best part is that they’re freezer-friendly, and are made in the air fryer!


ihop chocolate chip pancake recipe
IHOP Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe

Now, this IHOP chocolate chip pancake recipe is ombre so some of the pancakes are plain with progressively more chocolate added to them. You can use it to make them all plain or all chocolate or any shade in between.


copycat jumbo panera blueberry lemon muffins
Copycat Jumbo Panera Blueberry Lemon Muffins

These Copycat Jumbo Panera Blueberry Lemon Muffins are bursting with blueberries and just a touch of lemon.
Panera (or St. Louis Bread Company for locals) makes my all-time favorite blueberry muffin. But I can’t be running to Panera every time I am craving an amazing blueberry muffin. So I decided it was time to create my own copycat Panera Blueberry Muffin.


air fryer copycat dunkin donuts stuffed bagel minis
Air Fryer Copycat Dunkin Donuts Stuffed Bagel Minis

Anyone else obsessed with Dunkin Donuts Stuffed Bagel Minis?! I know my whole family is! In fact, when they first came out I found our family going at least 3 times a week! Thank goodness these Air Fryer Copycat Dunkin Donuts Stuffed Bagel Minis are so easy to make! They are essentially 2 ingredient bagels that are then stuffed and then air fried.


copycat cracker barrel hashbrown casserole
Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

This homemade CopyCat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole is so cheesy and so easy to make right at home. Great for breakfast or even a dinner side. Plus they are perfect for potlucks or anytime you are needing to feed a crowd.


ihop eggs benedict recipe copycat
Copycat IHOP Eggs Benedict Recipe

This IHOP Eggs Benedict recipe English Muffins as the base instead of toast which is typically used when making eggs benedict.
On top of the English muffins are rounds of Canadian bacon topped by poached eggs and a rich Hollandaise sauce. Typically, this breakfast copycat would be served with a side of hashbrowns. So, if you want the true experience, make sure you make a batch.


easy mcgriddle recipe – mcdonald’s copycat
Easy McGriddle Recipe – McDonald’s Copycat

It’s so simple you won’t believe it! Just one little thing can take your McGriddle recipe from so-so to over-the-top delicious!
While we are talking simple breakfast sandwiches, don’t forget about our easy 10-minute Sausage Breakfast Sandwich! It’s perfect for busy moms to prepare and great to fuel your family up for the day!


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