We’re of one of a few minds for what to eat for breakfast on Halloween: Is it just an excuse to eat even more sweets that day? Or should we be starting out healthier in anticipation of all the candy we’ll get trick or treating later. And we can’t forget to take advantage of all the great fall produce around, like pumpkins and apples too. Whichever direction you prefer to go, we’ve got something here for you. Check out our best Halloween breakfast recipes for ideas—they’ll get the spooky holiday started off right.
Halloween is ALL about the candy (well, and the costumes), so why not make your day extra sweet, starting with breakfast? While we don’t have any breakfasts here that are explicitly covered in candy (hm, not yet!), we’ve definitely got some decadent options that’ll hit the spot. Check out our apple cider donuts, our pumpkin pie pop tarts, our apple pie stuffed French toast, or our breakfast monkey bread. We’ve also included a few drinks here that SCREAM fall, like our apple cider mimosa, our pumpkin spice latte or our apple cider latte. Even if you don’t have big Halloween plans later, they can start your day off feeling a bit more special.
If the thought of too much sugar for breakfast icks you out or you want something to balance out your day (especially with all that candy in your future), try one of the healthier, heartier options on this list. Check out our baked apple oatmeal, our sheet pan sweet potato hash, our healthy pumpkin muffins, our apple pancake dippers, and more. They’re sure to fuel you (and your family) up for whatever your Halloween has in store.
This easy bacon and sweet potato hash can upgrade any breakfast and comes together in one. single. pan. Yes, even the bacon! Making this the savory start to your sweet-filled Halloween will keep you from sugar crashing (too) hard.
Get the Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash recipe.
Homemade pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes aren't the only way to get into the spirit of pumpkin season. This cozy make-ahead baked French toast is the easiest way to enjoy all the warm, autumnal flavors you love, without having to stand over the stove all morning.
Get the Pumpkin Pie French Toast Bake recipe.
With fall comes apple cider donut season, the best time of the year. This easy pound cake is warmly spiced and so much easier than frying up a dozen donuts. Boiling down the apple cider makes it more concentrated, which gives you more of that sweet apple flavor while using less liquid in the cake.
Get the Apple Cider Donut Pound Cake recipe.
A surefire way to make a baked good better is to add cream cheese to it, and these pumpkin muffins are no exception. The swirl of cheesecake batter offers tangy balance to the sweet pumpkin cake, making these the perfect decadent on-the-go breakfast for Halloween morning.
Get the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins recipe.
Each bite here is studded with chunks of tart Granny Smith apples and toasted walnuts, and there's just enough cinnamon and nutmeg to infuse the dish with a cozy autumn aroma without overpowering the other flavors. It's the perfect healthy, hearty breakfast to get your through a busy Halloween day.
Get the Baked Apple Oatmeal recipe.
Trust us, these are even better than the store-bought kind. Number one reason why? SPRINKLES.
Get the Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts recipe.
♪Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, pizza at suppertime. When ghosts are on a bagel, you can have pizza anytime♪ even for Halloween breakfast! We definitely recommend using a cookie cutter for the ghosts—try other shapes too if you got 'em.
Get the Ghost Pizza Bagels recipe.
These scones aren't super sweet on their own, making them perfect to fuel you up for a long night of trick or treating. If you've got a super sweet tooth, though, go hard on the powdered sugar glaze!
Get the Pumpkin Scones recipe.
Stuffed with oatmeal, cinnamon, and maple syrup, these baked apples are a good-for-you start to your Halloween (means you can eat more candy later 😈).
Get the Breakfast Baked Apple recipe.
A combo of pumpkin and buttermilk keeps these air fryer biscuits extremely tender. For the ultimate grab-n-go breakfast, split 'em, spread with butter, and drizzle with honey. Wrap them in foil and toss in your purse or backpack—they’re perfect for dunking in a PSL (pumpkin spice latte) en route to work on Halloween.
Get the Air Fryer Pumpkin Biscuits recipe.
Have a trick and a treat for Halloween breakfast with this Bundt cake. The sweet and salty cinnamon glaze and a little bit of black pepper in the batter sets this cake apart. They both enhance the other more common pumpkin spices, like cinnamon and allspice, without tasting overly salty or spicy. Yum!
Got a lot of apples and don't know what to do with them? If homemade apple pie seems like too much of an undertaking, this jam is just the thing to prolong those delicious fall apples. We love it shmeared on toast with peanut butter, but it would also be delicious stirred into yogurt or spread on top of pancakes or waffles.
Get the Apple Jam recipe.
We love this classic, no-frills pumpkin bread (especially warmed up and slathered with cream cheese—seriously, TRY IT). Other times, we're craving a little something extra in there, so go wild with chocolate chips, pecans, dried cranberries, or even extra Halloween candy. 😉
Get the Pumpkin Bread recipe.
These mini donuts couldn't be easier to make. All you're doing is buying a box of donut holes, dipping them in chocolate and fall-appropriate sprinkles, and sticking a pretzel stick inside. Ta da, you've just made an adorable little acorn perfect for a Halloween breakfast on-the-go.
Get the Acorn Donut Holes recipe.