Whether dad is working hard by taking care of the kids at home or bringing home the bacon, it's time for him to eat some bacon.
That's right, pops: Moms shouldn't be the only ones who get treated to a beautiful breakfast in bed 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.
Sweet Father's Day brunch recipes
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.
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 trying to eat a little healthier, 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.
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).
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.
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.
Chef Jason Santos told TODAY Food he wanted to come up with a fun and original spin on the classic dish, but still keep it really yummy. Use a delicious bread for this recipe to make it a true winner.
"I know wrapping something in plastic and then putting it into the oven might sound crazy, but trust me on this one," said Santos. "Wrapping these ribs in plastic wrap keeps all the moisture inside, almost steaming them. I personally promise that these are the most tender and juicy ribs you will ever eat."
After all that food, dad may need a digestif cocktail. The bitters and ginger help aid digestion, according to the mastermind who created the recipe, Jay Zimmerman, owner of Sekend Sun in Astoria, Queens.
Sometimes even the best recipes need changing, adjusting and rethinking — but not this one! "I have been using this for over a decade and haven't changed it, or even wanted to," Santos told TODAY. This bloody mary is the perfect balance of spice, tomato flavor and booziness.
It doesn't get more classic than a traditional old fashioned with aromatic bitters, citrusy orange and a sweet cherry to top it all off. Dad will be super impressed.