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15 Best Cinnamon Breakfast Recipes for Thanksgiving

By: Audrey Huggett, Editor,

Cinnamon Roll MuffinsThanksgiving is a time to be with family. However, most of the focus of Thanksgiving gets placed on the dinner, not breakfast. Since you'll still have to feed your family in the morning, try out one of these delicious, cinnamon breakfasts. Or, better yet, tell your husband he's on breakfast duty and have him whip up one of these gluten free breakfast recipes for Thanksgiving morning. Your Thanksgiving celebration won't be complete without these cinnamon breakfast recipes.

Heart-healthy cinnamon is a great way to start off a day dedicated to eating. You'll find that, as the smell of baking cinnamon fills the house, your family will find the holiday spirit. Even in the flurry of activity for the coming meal, everyone needs to take a break to spend a little time relaxing. Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your family over a simple meal, before the feast later in the day.

Thanksgiving Recipes

15 Best Cinnamon Breakfast Recipes

for Thanksgiving

Table of Contents

Healthy Pancakes from Scratch and Cinnamon Waffles

Healthy Cinnamon Muffins

Easy Homemade Bread

Other Gluten Free Breakfast Menu Ideas


Healthy Pancakes from Scratch and Cinnamon Waffles

Almond Flax and Banana PancakesAmy's Favorite Cinnamon Sugar Waffles

Pancakes are a staple of the American Brunch, and you can never go wrong with waffles. Try out one of these delicious cinnamon breakfast recipes to change the way your family thinks about the morning.

Almond Flax and Banana Pancakes - (above left) This is a great healthy breakfast recipe that will start Thanksgiving morning off right.

Fruity Flax and Chia Pancakes - Ground Cinnamon gives these flax-based pancakes a delightful flavor that your family will love.

Amy's Favorite Cinnamon Sugar Waffles - (above right) This recipe is excellent for when your morning needs an extra boost. These sweet and simple waffles will be sure to satisfy everyone. 



Now that you have a few Thanksgiving breakfast options, you should check out these 11 Gluten Free Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes to really make the holiday special. 


Healthy Cinnamon Muffins

Fruit Burst MuffinsMini Quinoa Pumpkin Muffins

Muffins are a great way to start the day. They're sweet treats that are easy to grab-and-go for a family on the move. These Thanksgiving muffins don't have to be made the morning of the holiday. Bake them ahead of time and thaw out this gluten free breakfast overnight.

Fruit Burst Muffins - (above left) There are three different types of berries in this cinnamon muffin that will take your taste buds for a ride.

Cinnamon Roll Muffins - Your family will devour these muffins. If you don't think you'll have time to make a full-fledged cinnamon roll, try out these cinnamon muffins on your family.

Mini Quinoa Pumpkin Muffins - (above right) These healthy muffins are perfect for a gluten free Thanksgiving. Quinoa gives the muffins a wonderful texture while cinnamon and ginger flavor this tasty breakfast muffin.


Easy Homemade Bread

Apple Cinnamon BreadNut Loaf

It seems like everyone dusts off their flavored bread recipes come autumn. Put a loaf of bread on the table Thanksgiving morning while you're in the kitchen cooking and your family won't bother you until it's time for dinner. Let them snack away.

Apple Cinnamon Bread - (above left) This is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes you can make. This bread can double as a side at breakfast, served with cream cheese, or at dinner.

Perfect Nut Loaf - (above right) Start the day off right with this hearty bread. The flavor of cinnamon makes this bread pop and perfectly complements the earthy taste of almonds and walnuts.

Cinnamon Crusted Banana Bread - chocolate chips help to evenly disperse sweetness throughout the loaf, and the crunchy cinnamon topping adds that extra bonus level of exciting flavor. The dough uses buttermilk for a touch of tang in an otherwise very sweet recipe.


Other Gluten Free Breakfast Menu Ideas

The Best Cinnamon BunsCinnamon Oatmeal Date Bars with Chocolate Chunks

Some breakfast foods can't be contained under one heading. All of these recipes have a delicious cinnamon flavor and will make your family hail you as the queen of Thanksgiving breakfast.

Gingerbread Scones - A gluten free Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without some sort of scone. These ginger bread scones are topped with vanilla frosting that complements the flavor of ground cinnamon and ginger.

Quinoa Crunch - Your family will love this crunchy breakfast option. Serve your family Quinoa Crunch on Thanksgiving morning with a bit of yogurt and fresh fruit. The effort on your part will be minimal, and your family will be full until it's time for dinner.

Cinnamon Date Bars with Chocolate - (shown right) It's healthy and has chocolate! These bars are the perfect compromise between adult sensibility and kid cravings.

The Best Cinnamon Buns - (shown left) The title says it all. Your family will devour this cinnamon snack and immediately ask for more.

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake - The best flavors come out with this salty and sweet breakfast bake.You won't be able to get enough of this scrumptious gluten-free breakfast. 


Want a few more breakfast recipes? Check out these 15 Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes.


What do you eat for your Thanksgiving breakfast?




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