Emeril's 11 Best Breakfast Recipes

PHOTO: Emeril Lagasse's herbed cheesy eggs on english muffin is shown here.
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Superstar chef Emeril Lagasse surprised one exceptional mom with breakfast in bed today on "Good Morning America."

Show mom how special she is this Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, with these foolproof recipes from Emeril.

From Emeril's blueberry buttermilk pancakes, to candied bacon, to cheesy eggs, these breakfast recipes will make mom feel like a queen and treat everyone to a delicious, hearty breakfast.

PHOTO: Emeril's Lemon and Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
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Drop fresh blueberries into the lemon-scented batter after the pancakes have been on the griddle for a few minutes. Serve them hot with maple syrup and butter.

PHOTO: Skillet Breakfast Bake
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This is a simple one-dish breakfast. Use any vegetables you have in your fridge for a meal you can whip up Mother's Day morning.

PHOTO: Emeril's Banana Bread
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There's nothing like the smell of fresh banana bread wafting through the house. Banana, sour cream and eggs are blended in a food processor for a smooth bread without any lumps of banana.

PHOTO: Emeril's Pecan-Praline Candied Bacon
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This candied bacon is the perfect marriage of salty and sweet. It taste wonderful with eggs and makes a great buffet brunch side dish.

PHOTO: Emeril Lagasse's minted fruit salad with sparkling cider drizzle is shown here.
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Instead of a sweet dessert, opt for this light and refreshing fruit salad. Vanilla, sparkling cider and lemon zest add new flavor to your everyday fruit salad.

PHOTO: Emeril Lagasse's hash brown potatoes are shown here.
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Garlic, paprika and onions give life to your average hash browns. Cook the potatoes in a skillet to get them brown and crispy.

PHOTO: Chef Emeril Lagasse cooks up mascarpone and marmalade stuffed French toast.
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The buttery brioche in this recipe creates the best french toast. If you can't find mascarpone, substitute it with cream cheese.

PHOTO: Emeril Lagasse's herbed cheesy eggs on english muffin is shown here.
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These cheesy eggs are a great alternative to scrambled eggs. Fold in your mom's favorite cheese and herbs for a breakfast she won't believe you made.

PHOTO: Emeril Lagasse's crustless mini quiches
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These small quiches are made in muffin tins, allowing 12 to bake at a time. Brushing the sides of the tin with melted butter makes them easy to remove after baking.

PHOTO: Emeril's Croque Madame croissant sandwich is shown here.
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A buttery crisp croissant houses bacon, a cheesy bechamel sauce and a fried egg, for the ultimate breakfast sandwich. Broil the sandwiches to get the cheese crisp and brown.

PHOTO: Emeril Lagasse's steak and egg panini is shown here.
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Long day ahead? This filling steak and egg panini will keep you full until lunchtime.

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