Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day (or not depending on what the last study is), but it is true that skipping it is generally a bad idea.

Some chefs and home cooks complain that breakfast is the least fun and inspiring of the three majors meals, but we know that you know better and the proof is in this list of your favorite, most-shared breakfast recipes of 2018. From seedy granolas, and creamy grits, to spicy shakshuka and a duo of banana breads, the Chowhound community has been up early prepping, cooking, and sharing some of their favorites to help put breakfast back at number one.

Without further ado: The best breakfast recipes of 2018, according to you!

Still hungry? Check out our 100 Best Recipes, which also includes soups and salads, main courses, side dishes, and desserts.

Seedy Olive Oil Granola, Taste

Don’t get caught without a batch of good granola in a jar on the counter for a fast and healthy snack that you can literally scoop and walk out the door with. This recipe keeps it healthy with loads of seeds and the addition of crispy rice cereal gives great texture, too. Try Taste’s Seedy Olive Oil Granola recipe yourself.

Flour’s Famous Banana Bread, Food Network

The answer to that age-old question, “what the hell do I do with all these aging bananas I thought I’d use in my new smoothie diet that never materialized?” Try Food Network’s Flour’s Famous Banana Bread recipe for yourself.

Brioche with Prosciutto, Gruyere and Egg, Food & Wine

Simple, yet elegant breakfast or brunch fare courtesy of AOC Wine Bar in Los Angeles via Food & Wine. Try Food & Wine’s recipe for Brioche with Prosciutto, Gruyere, and Egg recipe for yourself.  

Mesa Grits, Food.com

Try creamy, cheesy grits instead of home fries for breakfast  to mix things up a bit, you rebel, you. Try Food.com’s Mesa Grits recipe for yourself.

sour cream banana bread

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Sour Cream Banana Bread, Chowhound

Always use slightly overripe bananas for banana bread, if you can. The sour cream keeps this one moist beyond your wildest dreams. Try our Sour Cream Banana Bread Recipe for yourself.

USA Pan 1140LF Bakeware Aluminized Steel 1 Pound Loaf Pan, Small, Silver, $12.99 on Amazon

The perfect pan for banana bread.
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Shakshuka with Feta, Food & Wine

Shakshuka, a light Middle Eastern spiced tomato stew topped with fried egg, is the new darling of food magazine covers everywhere (and with good reason). As beautiful as it is, it tastes even better! Breakfast for dinner anyone? Try Food & Wine’s Shakshuka with Feta recipe for yourself.

Sur La Table Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Nonstick Skillet, $99.95 on Sur La Table

The ideal way to make any egg dish.
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Quick Sausage, Kale, and Crouton Saute, Simply Recipes

This saute, which originally appeared in the “Smitten Kitchen Everyday” cookbook, is like what a salad would be like if you decided to cook it.  Try Simply Recipes’ Quick Sausage, Kale, and Crouton Saute for yourself.

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