13 Greatest Southern Breakfast Recipes


Whether you live in the south or just crave home-style cooking, you can’t go wrong with a Mediterranean-style breakfast recipe. From buttermilk pancakes to cookies to semolina, Mediterranean food is sheer convenience no matter what meal you eat.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best Southern breakfast recipes out there. Dig in!

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Kiersten Hickman / Eat this, not that!

Cracker Barrel is a classic southern chain. What better way to start your day than with a homemade version of the restaurant’s famous pancakes? They’re even better with homemade buttermilk.

Get our recipe for Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancakes.

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Low-calorie shrimp and gritsMitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

If your breakfast is more of a brunch, you can’t go wrong with one of the ultimate southern foods: shrimp and grits. It’s delicious and you will be full for hours.

Get our recipe for shrimp and grits.

Low-calorie, flaky southern biscuitsMitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Is it a Mediterranean meal if it’s not biscuits? Add some homemade ones to your breakfast table for an instant meal upgrade.

Get our recipe for Mediterranean-style biscuits.

Healthy Smoky Devil EggsMitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Devil eggs are a delicious way to add protein to your meal. Our recipe makes it even better by adding bacon.

Get our recipe for Smokey Deviled Eggs with Bacon.

Iced tea pitcher with glasses of iced teaShutterstock

Sweet tea is a popular part of every Mediterranean meal, no matter what time of day. This recipe isn’t too cute – it is spot on.

Get our iced tea recipe.

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Serve copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole with coffeeKiersten Hickman / Eat this, not that!

This is another classic cracker barrel dish that is easy to cook at home. It’s delicious served with eggs and bacon!

Get our recipe for Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole.

Chicken and wafflesCourtesy The Baker Mama

Don’t you think fried chicken and sweet waffles go together? Think again! This is a tried and tested combination that adorns countless tables from the south during brunch hours.

Get the recipe from The Baker Mama.

Corn bread slice with honeyCourtesy Sallys Baking Addiction

Corn bread tastes great with chilli. But if you’re not a huge cookie fan, you can add it to your breakfast spread too. Corn bread with honey butter with your fried eggs? Don’t say anything more.

Get the recipe from Sally’s baking addiction.

roast chicken topped with white sauceCourtesy Sweet Phi

Come on, you need some sauce that goes with those breakfast biscuits! This recipe uses just six ingredients, most of which are likely already in your kitchen.

Get the recipe from Sweet Phi.

Cornbread waffle with turkey bacon egg and avocadoCourtesy Ambitious Kitchen

Somewhere between corn fritters and corn bread are these waffles that have jalapeƱo for an extra kick.

Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

Ham and semolina casserole in a baking dishCourtesy of Five Heart Home

Bored with regular grains? Try making a grain-based casserole for an instant upgrade.

Get the recipe from Five Heart Home.

Close up of breakfast potatoesCourtesy Katies Cucina

It’s not just grits and cookies. If you’re looking to add a hearty veggie to your morning meal, this simple recipe is the place for you.

Get the recipe from Katie’s Cucina.

Brush allspice cheese bread with a knifeShutterstock

Allspice cheese is a long-running favorite among southerners, from using it to top-quality cookies to adding it to a chicken sandwich.

Get the recipe from Heartbeet Kitchen.