Did you know that one of the secrets behind your favorite restaurant meals is how they are cooked?
No, not the ingredients or how they are chopped, though those things help make a great meal. One of the best things restaurants can do to add flavor to their foods is to cook them on a griddle or grill top.
This high-heat cooking style isn't just faster and more convenient for a lot of restaurants, it's also a surprisingly versatile cooking tool. Most importantly, that high heat causes Maillard reactions with your food, which creates a deeply savory satisfying flavor. It's a high-intensity sear that works on all your food and ingredients, not just your favorite cut of steak.
Blackstone griddles bring the intense flavors and delicious meal options you used to only get at your restaurants, but a lot of new Blackstone owners aren’t sure what kind of meal options they have or don’t realize how truly versatile these cooking tools can be.
So here are some recipes to help you make the best use of your griddle, and give you a better idea of how much variety you can get into the meals you make on the griddle.
Arepas con Queso is a traditional Venezuelan dish, and if you’ve seen the movie Encanto, you’ve seen this familiar dish on screen. While these Arepas might not literally heal injuries in the blink of an eye, they’re warm, delicious, comforting, and easy to put together.
If you have access to a Blackstone, you can take this recipe to the next level. Cooking on a Blackstone grill makes Arepas even better, ensuring you get a good amount of color on the outside, and a crispy exteriors with a smooth slightly chewy interior.
You might not think of a breakfast bowl as a great meal to make on a griddle, but they really are! Faster cooking speed cuts down on the prep time, and getting a quick sear on your ingredients deepens the flavors and really brings out the savory smokey elements, while also highlighting the fresh flavors of the vegetables and eggs in this delicious bowl.
One of the biggest tricks, when you switch to eating vegan food, is figuring out how to add umami to your meals and replicate the deeply savory flavors from foods you no longer eat. Blackstone griddles are great for this, because the Maillard reaction in food adds a lot of savory flavor, even in foods that are traditionally sweeter or lighter tasting.
This vegan scramble is a great combination of flavorful and healthful ingredients made in any pan. Making it in a Blackstone just makes it even better!
Omelets and hash browns are both incredible options for breakfast (or dinner) foods, and this recipe combines both of them while taking advantage of the unique flavors and high-heat cooking possible on a Blackstone.
Peppers, onions, mushrooms, cheese, and ham add incredible flavors, and using a griddle just brings them out even more!
Chorizo breakfast burritos are a fantastic way to start the day, especially if you need a heartier or more filling start to a hard work day. Blackstone griddles make it easy to get a perfectly browned burrito, make it easy to put them together, and enhances the flavor.
It’s simple to add veggies to this recipe, and even to freeze your finished burritos as a meal-prep opportunity!
Tacos for breakfast? More likely than you think! These delicious pancake tacos combine the fresh flavors of berries, mint, and cream with the sweetness of pancakes and syrup. Plus, the exciting shape and presentation can go a long way to getting kids to try new kinds of fruit and new food textures!
Blackstone griddles cook pancakes quickly, and give you the perfect golden brown finish!
Cinnamon rolls are known as flaky, soft, baked goods that are comforting, and equally welcome as a breakfast or dessert food. But they can take a long time and a lot of prep. Blackstone smashed cinnamon rolls skip the wait with faster cooking time and make cinnamon rolls a lot more approachable.
Egg McMuffins are a breakfast classic, and a lot of people want to make them, or something similar, in the comfort of their own homes. Not only can making them yourself save money, but you can also make them a lot healthier either by adding veggies, reducing the portion size, or reducing the amount of salt in the finished meal.
Eggs in a basket are a nostalgic meal for a lot of people, and making them on a Blackstone griddle helps to make them richer and more savory tasting.
Better yet, this meal goes together incredibly quickly, and making it on a Blackstone griddle helps you make your eggs to whatever level of doneness you prefer.
Love Pizza? Love breakfast? This recipe marries the two together and creates a more authentic-tasting crust by using the Blackstone griddle to get faster high-heat cooking, similar to the cooking style in a wood-fired pizza oven or an alternatively powered high-heat pizza oven.
If you’re looking to feed a lot of people, make a quick and filling breakfast, or a delicious taste sensation to start your day, sausage-stuffed hashbrowns are a fun option. Carnivore-approved, this recipe also gives you some insight into the best tools to use with your griddle.
There are probably hundreds of different ways to make a breakfast taco, but the use of a biscuit instead of a tortilla as your taco shell makes this one feel particularly like breakfast. The biscuit texture is also fantastic with this recipe, and flavorful ingredients help make this a fantastic breakfast meal.
This recipe video is a great option for making breakfast scrambles with because not only is the recipe itself delicious, but you can also get a closer look at how you can make a scramble on a griddle, which helps make it a lot easier to get used to the slightly different kind of cooking that happens on a griddle.
If you are looking for the ultimate tips for making a grilled cheese, this recipe gives them to you! But it’s also a fantastic breakfast version of this classic sandwich that can be made anytime you want. Different ingredient options are suggested for different flavor profiles, with a step-by-step guide that's detailed enough for even the novice cook.
This recipe might not have been designed for a Blackstone griddle, but making them on a griddle actually brings out the flavors even more! Caramelized bananas are a delicious addition, and you have the option to remove the chocolate chips if you’re looking for a lighter-calorie version or a slightly healthier version.
The high heat of a griddle actually makes making these delicious French Toast sticks even easier. Perfect breading, a delicious blend of flavors, and a quick cooking time make this recipe a delicious option even on busy mornings. Griddle cooking even speeds things up a little more vs. cooking in the oven!
These easy-toasted English muffin Pizzas are a perfect make-it-ahead meal, come together quickly on a griddle, and using a griddle even helps improve the flavor so it's more like a pizza.
Plus, fast cooking helps prevent rubbery eggs!
One of the best combinations of flavors are corn, bacon, and scallions. Get the best of all three in this delicious and easy-to-make griddle cake recipe. These cakes make for a fantastic savory breakfast, and it’s easy to control portion sizes with this meal too!
This delicious and sweet or savory option is a fantastic way to make French toast. Direct from Blackstone themselves, this recipe really dials in on what makes griddle cooking fantastic, and helps you learn how to adapt your cooking technique to other stuffed foods even as you learn how to make this delicious raspberry-stuffed French toast.
20. Smores Pancakes
Have kids with a sweet tooth? Have a sweet tooth yourself? Smores pancakes are a fantastic option! These pancakes are a fun, colorful, and tasty way to make breakfast, and can even be a fun collaborative cooking meal to make with kids or grandkids.
Love camping? With this griddle, you can make these pancakes on your next camping trips too!
21. French Toast
We’ve included a couple of recipes for French toast variants but this is the first straightforward standard French toast. This option is great for any meal, and you can even tweak the meal a bit if you're looking for a more savory version or a vegetarian version with an egg substitute.
Breakfast hash is one of those classic meals that can be made in hundreds of different ways. This meal is delicious, and simple, and focuses more on the potatoes and other ingredients than the eggs. So if you are not an egg fan, but want the protein still, this recipe might be just the ticket.
If you love sandwiches, this is a fantastic way to make a breakfast sandwich that you’re sure to love. Potato rolls add to the taste, and the additions or horseradish and Worcestershire sauce make for a slightly more mature profile of flavors. If you don’t like kid breakfasts, this sandwich is for you.
Pineapple upside-down cake is a beloved dessert, but did you know that pineapple upside-down cake can be made as a breakfast food? These pancakes give you all of the delicious flavors of the cake but in a smaller portion and a more breakfast-friendly form.
Pineapple lovers in particular will appreciate the caramelized pineapple you can make with this recipe on a griddle.
You don’t have to use canned biscuits exclusively on a griddle, but they do make the job easier and faster. These biscuits are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack in between. These biscuits are simple, easy, and the griddle makes them a little more savory and sweet both.
This combination of bacon and pancakes are delicious, easy to make, and can be a handheld breakfast when you're on the go. You can even add a little bit of syrup to the batter if you want a mess-free breakfast meal!
Plus, kids love this fun combination of flavors!
26 Hearty Blackstone Breakfast Recipes
- Arepas Con Queso
- Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Bowls
- Vegan Southwest Tofu Scramble
- Loaded Grilled Hash Brown Omelets
- Blackstone Chorizo Breakfast Burritos
- Breakfast Pancake Tacos
- Smashed Blackstone Cinnamon Rolls
- Blackstone Egg McMuffin
- Eggs In A Basket
- Loaded Breakfast Pizza
- Sausage Stuffed Hashbrowns
- Easy Biscuit Tacos
- Breakfast Scramble
- Breakfast Grilled Cheese
- Blackstone Weight Watchers Banana Pancakes
- English Muffin Pizza Breakfasts
- Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes
- Stuffed French Toast
- Blackstone Breakfast Hash
- The Best Breakfast Sandwich!
- Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes
- Canned Biscuits On Blackstone
- Bacon Pancake Dippers
- Crispy French Toast Sticks
- Smores Pancakes
- French Toast
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26 Hearty Blackstone Breakfast Ideas
- 1. Arepas Con Queso
- 2. Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Bowls
- 3. Vegan Southwest Tofu Scramble
- 4. Loaded Grilled Hash Brown Omelets
- 5. Blackstone Chorizo Breakfast Burritos
- 6. Breakfast Pancake Tacos
- 7. Smashed Blackstone Cinnamon Rolls
- 8. Blackstone Egg McMuffin
- 9. Eggs In A Basket
- 10. Loaded Breakfast Pizza
- 11. Sausage Stuffed Hashbrowns
- 12. Easy Biscuit Tacos
- 13. Breakfast Scramble
- 14. Breakfast Grilled Cheese
- 15. Blackstone Weight Watchers Banana Pancakes
- 16. Crispy French Toast Sticks
- 17. English Muffin Pizza Breakfasts
- 18. Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes
- 19. Stuffed French Toast
- 20. Smores Pancakes
- 21. French Toast
- 22. Blackstone Breakfast Hash
- 23. The Best Breakfast Sandwich!
- 24. Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes
- 25. Canned Biscuits On Blackstone
- 26. Bacon Pancake Dippers
- 26 Hearty Blackstone Breakfast Recipes