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Any time you need a pick-me-up, lemons are here to save the day. They’re bright, flavorful, and the cheerful yellow color is an instant mood booster. For those reasons alone, starting your day with something lemony sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it?

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These lemon breakfast recipes are the perfect morning mood lifter. You’ll find all your favorites — muffins, pancakes, French toast, and more — so you’ll never get bored with them. Grab your zester and a handful of lemons, and make one of these beautiful breakfasts today.

Lemon Muffins

lemon streusel muffin in white cupcake wrapper
Image Credit: The View From Great Island

These portable little pieces of heaven are made with fresh lemon zest, lemon juice, and even a bit of lemon extract for an extra oomph of flavor. You’ll love the streusel topping, too. (Doesn’t it make muffins 100% more delicious?) Perfect for breakfast or for snacking on throughout the day.

Get the recipe: Perfect Lemon Muffins

Lemon Waffles

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Image Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

Whip up a double batch of these lemon waffles to freeze some for later. The sour cream in the recipe adds a little extra tang, but more importantly, it makes them super moist and fluffy. Serve the waffles with lemon curd and berries or a drizzle of classic maple syrup.

Get the recipe: Lemon Sour Cream Waffles

Lemon Sweet Rolls

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If you like cinnamon rolls, you’ll LOVE these big, fluffy lemon sweet rolls loaded with ooey, gooey lemon cream cheese icing. The bright lemon zest in the dough, filling, and cream cheese icing gives these babies just the right amount of lemon flavor without being overpowering.

Get the recipe: Lemon Sweet Rolls

Lemon Blueberry Bread

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Enjoy a slice of this moist, delicious lemon blueberry bread with your morning cup of coffee. It’s packed with blueberries and topped with a simple 4-ingredient lemon glaze. You can use frozen blueberries if fresh ones aren’t in season. Plus, it freezes well, so make an extra for later or to give as a gift to a neighbor or friend.

Get the recipe: Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

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These light, fluffy, lemony pancakes are the perfect weekend breakfast. Surprise your family with them — what a great meal to wake up to! Of course, you’d enjoy a big stack as breakfast for dinner (brinner), too. They’d be great with maple syrup, of course, but wouldn’t a drizzle of blueberry syrup be divine?

Get the recipe: Lemon Blueberry Poppy Seed Pancakes

Lemon French Toast

lemon french toast topped with fresh strawberries and syrup
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Serve this golden lemon French toast for breakfast or a nice brunch with friends. It’s delicious with fresh strawberries, blueberries, or sliced bananas. Lemon curd would be absolutely incredible between a couple slices!

Get the recipe: Lemon French Toast with Fresh Strawberries

Lemon Cream Cheese Danish

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This semi-homemade pastry is made with store-bought puff pastry, so it’s totally doable for anyone! The center is a sweet lemon cream cheese filling, but it’s so customizable by adding some fresh blueberries or blackberries or even a swirl of jam.

Get the recipe: Lemon Cream Cheese Danish

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Bars

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These breakfast bars are Paleo-friendly and are kind of like a blondie but less sweet and with a little tartness from the lemon and blueberries. You can sub peanut butter for the almond butter, if you prefer. They can be served warm or cold and thaw quickly if frozen in individual servings.

Get the recipe: Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Bars

Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cookies

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You wouldn’t believe that these yummy breakfast cookies are low carb, but they are! Even the lemon glaze is made with Swerve, so it’s low in carbs, too. Even if you’re not on a diet plan, you’ll still love these scrumptious cookies.

Get the recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cookies

Lemon Berry Yogurt Bowls

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If you want something on the lighter side, try this yogurt bowl. It’s perfect for spring and summer when you want a cool breakfast rather than a hot meal. A bit of lemon curd combined with oats, yogurt, berries, and chia seeds is nutritious and delicious.

Get the recipe: Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast Bowls

Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby

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If you’ve never made a Dutch baby pancake, you’re in for a treat! It has more of a custard texture than a pancake texture, but it’s a breakfast that serves 4 that you can whip up in no time. The lemon-blueberry fruit pairing is delicious, but you can make one with almost any fruit, like strawberries, raspberries, or even peaches. Yum!

Get the recipe: Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby

Lemon Blackberry Breakfast Cookies

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You may think it’s strange to describe a cookie as hearty, but that’s true of these breakfast cookies. They’re made with good-for-you ingredients like oats, honey, applesauce, bananas, blackberries, and of course, lemon zest and juice. Each bite is chewy and just the right amount of sweet.

Get the recipe: Lemon Blackberry Breakfast Cookies

Individual Lemon Pastries

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Since this is made with lemon pie filling, it may be more like a dessert, but they make a tasty breakfast for sure. The flaky puff pastry crust is packed with sweet lemon cream cheese filling and topped with a sweet lemony glaze. We’re drooling just looking at them!

Get the recipe: Lemon Pastry with Sweet Cream Cheese Filling

Lemon Smoothie

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Image Credit: Real Food Whole Life

Blend up a glass of sunshine! With loads of protein, healthy fats, and fiber, there isn’t a better way to start your day. You’d never guess the secret thickening ingredient is cauliflower rice, but it doesn’t taste like cauliflower at all. But don’t worry; you can swap it out for a banana if you prefer.

Get the recipe: Lemon Smoothie

Lemon Breakfast Cake

lemon crumble breakfast cake
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Want to feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast? Make this crumble cake packed with lemon flavor. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, and cut off a big slice. It’s best served warm with a little bit of powdered sugar sifted on top, but you could also drizzle some lemon glaze or maple syrup over it.

Get the recipe: Lemon Crumble Breakfast Cake

Which one of these lemon breakfast ideas do you think you’ll try first? Comment and let us know!

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