Great Ideas for Grilling for Breakfast

Grilling is usually associated with the late afternoon and early evening or during BBQ parties  when you invite your friends over. When you say you’re going to use the grill, burgers are on people’s minds, and cold beers are abundant. But if you’re only firing up the grill during sunset, you’re missing out because those hot coals can do amazing things for the best meal of the day – breakfast.

Not only can grilling offer maximum flavor out of everything, but it can also give you motivation each morning to get out of bed and have a hearty grilled breakfast to get excited. Here are some great ideas and recipes for grilling for breakfast.

Grilled Peanut Butter, Banana and Bacon Sandwich

Your usual PB&J breakfast sandwich deserves to be upgraded once in a while. Grilling and browning the bread and adding smoky bacon imparts delightful flavor. This quick breakfast sandwich is sweet, salty, nutty, and oh so satisfying.


  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon apple butter
  • 1 small ripe banana, peeled and sliced
  • 3 strips bacon


  1. Heat the grill to the highest setting and line a baking sheet with foil. Grill the bacon for two to four minutes on each side, depending on how crispy you prefer it.
  2. Put the bread slices on a medium-hot grill and cook it covered until grill marks for, or until the bread are lightly toasted for two to three minutes.
  3. Spread one slice of bread with peanut butter.
  4. Spread the other slice with apple butter.
  5. Arrange banana slices evenly over the peanut butter.
  6. Top it with bacon.
  7. Lay the second slice of bread.
  8. Cut it in half.

Cast-Iron Scrambled Eggs

With the help of a cast-iron pan , eggs are a quick and simple breakfast on the grill. Using fresh ingredients to mix with eggs, you can have a hearty breakfast in no time.


  • 12 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped onions
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped and seeded
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Whisk eggs, water, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Turn on the grill at medium-high heat and place a 10-inches cast-iron skillet.
  3. Saute onion and jalapeno in butter until tender.
  4. Add egg mixture. Cook and stir until almost set.
  5. Stir in the chives and cheese. Stir and cook until eggs are completely set.

Grilled French Toast with Strawberries

Grilling French toast is a yummy way to elevate the breakfast staple. The char marks from the grill can give the bread a nice texture and caramelize the outer sugars. The addition of grilled strawberries evens it out with a little extra sweetness and juiciness.


  • 6 1-inch slices challah bread
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 quart strawberries, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • Kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat a cast-iron grill pan to medium and brush with vegetable oil.
  2. Put the strawberries in a large piece of foil. Top it with balsamic, orange juice, zest, and rosemary.
  3. Fold up the edges of the foil to make a sealed packet. Put the foil with strawberries on one corner of the grill.
  4. Cook for three to five minutes, until the strawberries are warmed through and softened. Set aside.
  5. In a shallow baking dish, combine eggs, cream, honey, and a pinch of salt. Whisk until mixed well.
  6. Dip both sides of the bread in the eggs mixture, then transfer to the grill.
  7. Grill the toast for about two minutes until the first side is golden brown.
  8. Gently flip and grill the other side.
  9. Remove it from the grill and transfer it to a platter.
  10. Put the strawberries on top. Dust it with powdered sugar if you like.

Zesty Grilled Ham

Kids love ham, but you can kick up the recipe so they would love it more. Pair it with eggs and toast, and you’ve got a well-rounded breakfast meal to energize you at the start of your day.


  • 1 pound fully cooked bone-in ham steak
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Put brown sugar, lemon juice, and horseradish in a small saucepan. Mix well.
  2. While stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a boil. Brush it over both sides of ham.
  3. Put the ham on an oiled grill rack and turn it up to medium heat. Grill it covered until glazed and heated through for 7-10 minutes. Turn the ham occasionally.

Breakfast Skewers


We usually enjoy kabobs at parties or other special meals. Make your breakfast fun, different, and delicious by making breakfast skewers to pair with your favorite egg dish.


  • 1 package frozen fully-cooked breakfast sausage
  • 1 can pineapple chunks
  • 10 medium fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Maple syrup


  1. Thaw the sausage and cut it in half.
  2. On a small bowl, melt butter and mix it with maple syrup.
  3. On soaked wooden or metal skewers, alternately thread sausages, mushrooms, and pineapples. Brush them with butter and syrup.
  4. Grill the skewers uncovered over medium heat, running and basting with syrup. Grill it for 8 minutes or until sausages are lightly browned, and the pineapple is heated through.

Eggs Benedict Burger

Eggs benedict burger

Burgers get a bad rep with the wellness-minded society, but let’s admit it – it’s so good. And if fast foods can teach, it has already taught us that burgers are excellent for breakfast. And when it comes to breakfast burgers, this idea is the bomb. It’s everything you love about eggs Benedict, the English muffin, and a nicely grilled beef patty. Add some crispy bacon and call it a cheat day.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 eggs, fried or poached
  • 3 bacon slices, cooked to a crisp
  • English muffins
  • Worcestershire
  • Salt and pepper

For hollandaise sauce:

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. First, prepare the hollandaise sauce. In a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, whisk egg yolks with water vigorously for about five minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice.
  4. Whisk in 1-2 pieces of butter at a time until it’s melted. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Keep the mixture warm over a double boiler. Whisk occasionally and add 1-2 teaspoon hot water if the sauce thickens too much.
  6. Season ground beef with salt and pepper and a few dashes of Worcestershire. Mix well.
  7. Form three patties by dividing ground beef into 3 equal portions.
  8. Cook on the grill for four to five minutes on each side, or until cooked to desired doneness.
  9. Assemble the burgers on the English muffin and top with crispy bacon, eggs, and a spoonful of hollandaise sauce.

Grilled Bistro Breakfast Sandwich


Tired of your usual breakfast sandwiches of cheese, eggs, ham, and PB&J? Upgrade it using pear, spinach, smoked Gouda, and of course, your trusty ol’ grill.


  • 4 slices Italian bread
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 ounces smoked Gouda, cut in 4 slices
  • 1 medium pear, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices Canadian bacon, cooked
  • ½ cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat a teaspoon of butter in a nonstick pan over medium heat.
  2. Add eggs and scramble until set.
  3. Divide the eggs between two slices of bread, and sprinkle each with salt and pepper.
  4. Layer bread with cheese slices, pear slices, spinach, and Canadian bacon. Top it with remaining bread.
  5. Spread ½ teaspoon of butter on one side of both sandwiches and put the buttered side down on the grill.
  6. Press it down with a heavy skillet or other weight. Grill it over medium-high heat until golden brown and marked with grill marks.
  7. Remove weight and spread the remaining butter on the other side of the sandwiches. Repeat step No. 6.

Avocado Eggs on the Grill

Avocado eggs on a plate

We see avocado on everything nowadays, and one reason it’s popular is that people are rediscovering the healthy benefits of the superfruit.


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • A pinch of barbeque rub
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 red jalapeño, finely diced (optional)


  1. Preheat the grill to 500 degrees.
  2. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit of the avocado. Scoop out enough of the green flesh to make room for an egg.
  3. Coat the inside of the avocado with barbeque seasoning.
  4. Crack an egg into each avocado half.
  5. Put the avocado halves on the grill and grill in medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the egg whites are firm, and the yolk is still runny.
  6. Remove from the grill, and put it on a plate. Top the avocado with tomatoes, salt and pepper, and diced jalapeño, if you like.