10 best breakfast and easy brunch recipes for Father's Day

Whether your pop likes things sweet or savory, we've got your breakfast and brunch plans covered this Sunday.
Al Roker's recipe for homemade bacon waffles
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By Erica Chayes Wida

Whether dad is working hard by taking care of the kids at home or usually bringing home the bacon, it's time for him to eat some bacon on Sunday.

That's right, pops: Moms shouldn't be the only ones who get treated to a beautiful brunch from beneath the covers on their special day.

This Father's Day, give dad the gift of food, by starting with a delicious breakfast of hearty items and sweet treats.

Here are 10 Father's Day recipes that any dad will be asking for again and again.

Satisfy his sweet tooth

Peanut Butter French Toast

Peanut Butter French Toast

Robert Rosenthal, Short Order Dad

You can't go wrong with this classic breakfast food that's even better with peanut butter. Peanut butter gives this already rich morning staple a unique nutty kick.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Chloe Coscarelli

Can't decide between cinnamon rolls and pancakes for this special occasion? Give daddio both! Warm cinnamon and brown sugar get swirled into fluffy pancakes for the ultimate morning mashup.

If dad's on a diet, that doesn't mean the family has to forgo something sweet. Instead, try Joy Bauer's sweet potato "toast." It can be topped with anything from bananas and peanut butter to fresh berries and some shaved dark chocolate.

Ice Cream French Toast

If dad is really ready to indulge on Father's Day, then make French toast with melted, milky ice cream. It only takes 20 minutes total, and kids will have a great time making it (and stealing it off Dad's plate).

Al Roker's homemade bacon waffles

Dad does it all, so he should have it all — in one dish! Make Al Roker's waffles with bacon slices seared into the center, drizzled in maple syrup. With this glorious concoction, Father's Day will surely start off right.

Savor the flavor

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms

Sweet Potato Chronicles

Let dad sleep in on Father's Day and surprise him with an easy egg skillet to start the day. Mushrooms are full of savory umami flavor and add a meaty texture to this dish ... without the meat!

Dad's going to love this delicious sandwich that's loaded with meat and topped with tangy salsa. It's a hearty way to start the day.

Strata, a savory bread pudding, is an excellent brunch dish to prepare for a crowd on Father's Day. To start, it's nice to have something that can be served family-style, just bring it to the table and you're done! Additionally, the strata is best when made in advance. Assemble it the night before your gathering and simply transfer it from the fridge to the oven the next morning.

Bill Geist's Gonzo Chili

Willie Geist's dad, Bill, always says two things about his famous chili: First, it doesn't matter what you throw in from the fridge or cabinet at home, it always turns out great. Second, when it's prepared properly, it should make you perspire. This chili isn't just hot and hearty, but it's perfect to top a savory spread of huevos rancheros! Just cook up some eggs and breakfast is served.

Huevos Rancheros in a Mug

Huevos Rancheros in a Mug

Leslie Bilderback

If dad is usually the one doing all the cooking in the kitchen, impress him without ever turning on the stove with these easy huevos rancheros in a mug. Yup, it's microwavable and customizable