Photo: Mary Younkin

An Alternative to the Usual Pizza for Breakfast
This cheesy, A.M.-appropriate "pizza" comes together in about 20 minutes, which is just one reason we love it. The other is that it uses a sheet pan to combine two beloved comfort foods: egg-and-cheese sandwiches, and French bread pizza. The recipe, from Mary Younkin's new The Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook, takes advantage of the sheet pan's low rim to contain a baguette or other loaf, sliced in half and sprinkled with Monterey Jack (the pan's edges will ensure the bread won't slide off). Next, just barely scramble some eggs—you don't want them too dry—and scoop them onto the bread. Top with more cheese and bake for about 5 minutes, and you've got a delicious and filling morning meal.

Get the recipe: Cheesy Egg French Bread Breakfast Pizza

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A Morning Classic, Minus the Standing-in-Front-of-the-Stove Part
Making French toast isn't complicated, but it does usually involve some attention, as you cook the egg-soaked bread slices in a frying pan until browned. Take the sheet pan route, though, and you'll have time to enjoy your coffee or still enjoy a wholesome and hot breakfast. Prepare the dish as you normally would, and then, instead of cooking the slices over the heat, lay them on a greased sheet pan and bake at 450° for about 10 minutes, flip and continue baking for about 8 more minutes. We like to lay sliced bananas on top of each piece and finish under the broiler for a minute or so; they add a sweet note.

Get the recipe: Sheet Pan French Toast

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Your New Favorite Granola Bars
Chewy, crisp and just-sticky-enough homemade granola bars are way better than store-bought—and, if you make them in an 11-by-7-inch sheet pan, you'll end up with enough to get you through two weeks' worth of breakfasts (they freeze wonderfully). These sesame-flecked ones are savory and sweet, thanks to sea salt, three kinds of seeds, cacao nibs, semi-sweet chocolate chips and tahini, the sesame paste that's often used to make hummus. And, if you don't care for or don't have tahini, you can swap in almond butter with equally tasty results.

Get the recipe: Seedy Sesame Granola Bars with Chocolate