12 Griddle Breakfast Ideas [Easy Blackstone Recipes]

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Easy griddle breakfast ideas to jumpstart your morning. Delicious outdoor cooking inspiration, including pancakes, bacon and egg hash, and breakfast skillets.

hot breakfast on a flat grill outside featuring bacon and sausage

The griddle is a staple of many restaurants and diners, but even in your home kitchen, you can use it to serve up fast, delicious breakfasts. If you’re stuck in a breakfast rut, here are a few ideas for making the most out of your griddle.

Breakfast Burritos

griddle chorizo egg breakfast burrito

Breakfast burritos are a staple food of the American Southwest. Many regional variations exist, but most breakfast burritos consist of scrambled eggs, sausage, and cheese wrapped in a tortilla. You can use your griddle to prepare multiple components of the burrito and fry the final product.

Try This Recipe: Our easy Blackstone breakfast burrito combines spicy-sweet chorizo with scrambled eggs to make the hearty filling before everything is wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla and seared for the perfect crispy finish.

Chorizo Breakfast Hash

chorizo sausage sweet potato hash fried eggs

A chorizo breakfast hash combines delicious breakfast staples such as potatoes and eggs with ingredients that have a bit of a kick, such as chorizo and salsa. While you can make this dish in a skillet, just like any other breakfast hash, using a griddle will help the potatoes crisp up faster and make it easier to whip up a large batch.

To make a chorizo breakfast hash, chop up chorizo sausage, bell peppers, and onions. Boil cubed potatoes, then add to the frying mixture. Top with eggs if you want more protein.

Try This Recipe: Chorizo Breakfast Hash. In this twist on a breakfast classic, red potatoes are teamed with Mexican chorizo, sour cream, and topped off with fried eggs.

Mexican Breakfast Molletes

molletes vegetarian mexican with beans and cheese

A mollete is a type of open-faced sandwich popular in Mexico. Traditional toppings include beans and cheese. While you can prepare this sandwich in a skillet, a griddle allows you to whip up several molletes at once and toast the bread evenly.

To make a traditional breakfast mollete, slice rolls (usually bolillo rolls) in half and slather with butter. Top with refried beans and shredded cheese, then place on the griddle until the cheese melts.

Try This Recipe: Mexican Breakfast Molletes. Served on traditional bolillos, this blend of refried beans and chorizo is a delicious twist on grilled sandwiches and is a filling way to start the day when out on the road.


making thick pancakes on dark griddle surface

Have you ever wondered why this breakfast staple tastes so much better at a diner than when you whip it up at home? That is because most restaurants make their pancakes on a griddle, where they cook evenly.

Try This Recipe: These breakfast pancakes combine buttermilk and sour cream to create a unique batter that stays thick, fluffy and—above all else—tasty. The recipe uses a touch of butter to create beautifully crispy edges, giving this spin on a breakfast classic the perfect finish.

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are another classic American breakfast food that tastes better when made on a griddle. The method allows you to cook large batches of eggs simultaneously while ensuring that every bit is cooked evenly. It is also easier to stir the eggs on a griddle rather than in a pan with sides.

To make scrambled eggs, beat the eggs with milk and salt until the yolks and whites are combined. Grease the grill surface with butter, then place the eggs, stirring with a spatula to form soft folds.

Try This Recipe: Whip up these fluffy scrambled eggs in just 10 minutes on your outdoor griddle. Eggs are best kept simple, and this recipe is no different, keeping the ingredients simple but allowing enough room to cram in your other favorite breakfast staples.

Huevos Rancheros

eggs huevos rancheros classic tex mex

Huevos rancheros, literally translated as “rancher’s eggs,” are another traditional Mexican breakfast. This hearty dish consists of poached eggs and salsa served on a tortilla and is both tasty and filling. Cooking this dish on the griddle allows you to cook several eggs at once evenly.

Try This Recipe: Boasting fried eggs, crispy tortillas, creamy beans, and fresh salsa, there is fresh flavor and texture packed into every bite of these huevos rancheros. This hearty, one-pan griddle breakfast dish will rival any restaurant version you’ve had before.

French Toast

griddle french toast

French toast, or slices of bread dipped in an egg mixture and fried until golden brown, is another American breakfast classic made better on the griddle. The flat surface makes it easier to flip the slices of bread without causing a mess.

To make French toast, beat eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and a splash of milk together. Coat the bread in the egg and fry on a buttered griddle until golden on each side.

Try This Recipe: This French toast uses brioche bread to give it a rich, buttery finish to elevate it from traditional recipes. Working in cinnamon, almond milk, and nuts, there’s a lot that makes this spin on the classic stand out.

Egg & Bacon Breakfast Hash

Homemade Egg and Potato Breakfast Bowl with Bacon

This breakfast dish combines three of the most popular breakfast ingredients: eggs, bacon, and potatoes. Making the hash on the griddle ensures that all of the ingredients are incorporated evenly.

To make an egg and bacon breakfast hash, start by dicing potatoes and frying them until tender. Add pieces of bacon and seasonings of your choice. Finally, create wells on the griddle using the handle of your wooden cooking spoon and crack the eggs into these gaps.

Try This Recipe: This breakfast hash shows just how easy it is to work with exactly the ingredients you want in your dish. With potatoes O’Brien, thick-cut bacon, sausage, and eggs, there’s plenty going on in this hearty breakfast to keep you full and satisfied.

Italian Sausage

grilled italian sausages salsiccia in cast-iron pan

For a twist on traditional breakfast sausage that is still delicious and filling, cook up some Italian sausage. Seasoned with fennel, it boasts a bit of a kick to the dish. You can buy it in mild, sweet, and hot varieties. When you cook any sausage, including Italian sausage, on a griddle, you can make breakfast in bulk while ensuring an even cook.

Serve your Italian sausage in a scramble or egg bake for a delicious savory breakfast. You can get this sausage from most supermarkets or make your own at home by adding fennel to minced meat.

Try This Recipe: Using lean chicken sausage and colorful bell peppers, this sausage and peppers recipe is packed with flavor and perfect either by itself or in a breakfast sandwich. Even better: It’s ready in just 20 minutes.

Hash Browns

Hash Browns

A full American breakfast isn’t complete without hash browns, or shredded potatoes fried until brown. While you can make hash browns in a skillet, making them on a griddle allows the potatoes to crisp up better and prevents sogginess.

To make hash browns, start by finely chopping potatoes or shredding them on a box grater. Rinse to remove the starch, then mix with flour, onion, and egg. Form the shredded potatoes into pancake shapes and fry until golden.

Try This Recipe: These crispy hash browns tackle the challenge of achieving perfectly crispy, diner-style hash browns at home by using dehydrated potatoes and only a thin layer of oil to achieve the perfect crunch.

Cottage Cheese Griddle Cakes

Cottage Cheese Griddle Cakes

Cottage cheese griddle cakes are similar to pancakes but are flat circles of pan-fried dough. The significant difference is that the batter contains much less flour, relying on cottage cheese and egg instead to hold the batter together. Making these cakes on a griddle allows the batter to come together even with a low flour content.

To make cottage cheese griddle cakes, combine melted butter, cottage cheese, eggs, and milk with a bit of flour and ladle out the batter to form cakes. Fry until golden brown on each side.

Try This Recipe: Mixing in cottage cheese and eggs, these griddle cakes work in a protein-rich nostalgic twist on a breakfast classic. 

Griddle Corn Cakes

Homemade corn meal Johnny cakes with butter on a white plate

Griddle corn cakes are similar to pancakes, except they are made with cornmeal instead of wheat flour. This results in a more savory, robust breakfast pancake. Cooking corn cakes on the griddle helps the dough cook evenly. 

To make griddle corn cakes, mix cornmeal with eggs and baking powder to form a batter. Cook them in the same way you would make pancakes.

Try This Recipe: Ditch the usual pancake fare with these light and fluffy corn cakes instead. Combining cornmeal and flour, they boast a unique texture and can be whipped up in under half an hour.

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