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24 Of The Best Italian Breakfast Recipes You Need To Try

Take a look at this collection of Italian breakfast recipes to start the day on the right foot!

The Italian way of eating is one of the best ways to start the day.

And I’m not just saying that because I’m Italian.

It always starts with a good espresso and something sweet.

This will give you the energy to get your day off to a great start, and complete everything you plan to do in the day!

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A typical Italian breakfast usually includes something baked.

From the classic croissant with jam, nutella or sweet ricotta cheese, to biscuits or a sponge cake to soak in milk.

We love sweet food, and always make sure we start our day with a delicious hit of sugar!

24 Italian Breakfast Recipes That You Will Love

Below is a list of 23 amazing breakfast recipes, all made the Italian way.

I hope you enjoy them!


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#1 Lemon Polenta Cake

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Italian Polenta Cake is a wonderful combination of sweet, savory, and tart. It is also filling, making it great for breakfast as well as for dessert.

#2 Italian Lemon Ricotta Cake

Italian Lemon Ricotta Cake is a classic Italian breakfast treat, whip this simple cake up in no time and watch it get gobbled up in minutes!

#3 Ricotta Almond Fig Cake

Made with almond and cashew flours, this gluten free fig cake is infused with almond extract and kept super moist thanks to ricotta.

It’s subtle sweetness makes it perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

#4 Lemon Bread Recipe

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Lemon Bread.

I love lemons. I love the smell of lemons, I love the taste of lemons, anything lemon is fine by me.

#5 How To Make Coffee Granita

Made from all natural ingredients, Sicilian coffee granita is a sweet and refreshing Italian breakfast.

Paired with some brioche, this coffee granita is the perfect way to start the day.

#6 Pistacchio White Chocolate Biscotti

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Cookies for breakfast??

Yes please! These pistachio biscotti are dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with chopped pistachios!

They’re super easy to make and the perfect excuse for eating cookies with your morning coffee!

#7 Pistacchio and Mascarpone Crostata

#8 Italian S Cookies

Do you need an easy recipe for Italian S cookies?

These no butter traditional favourites are ready in under 35 minutes and make the perfect breakfast treat.

#9 Ricotta Pie

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Creamy and irresistible, this is the best sweet ricotta pie ever.

Homemade crust and lemon filling make this a perfect addition a brunch or breakfast table.

#10 Orange Ricotta Cheesecake

This 7-ingredient ricotta cheesecake is soft and very creamy, leaves the most wonderful aroma in your kitchen, and cuts like a dream.

It lasts for several days so you can make it ahead.

#11 Italian Almond Cake

This easy Italian almond cake is so flavorful and moist, you’d never guess it’s so simple to make at home!

You’ll fall in love with this cake at first bite.

#12 Strawberry Crostata Recipe

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This Strawberry Crostata is a typical Italian breakfast favourite.

Crisp and tender pastry is filled with fruity jam and accompanied by a milky coffee for a perfect start to the day.

#13 Authentic Italian Sfogliatelle Recipe

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Crunchy on the outside, soft inside.

A daydream!

#14 Italian Breakfast Bundt Cake – Ciambella Allo Yogurt

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A soft, light, and sweet Italian Breakfast Bundt Cake made with yogurt and lemon zest.

This cake is the perfect way to start your day Italian-style with a slice of sweet Ciambella cake and a cappuccino!

#15 Traditional Italian Breakfast Cookies

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Light Traditional Italian Breakfast Cookies are a fast and easy way to have your cookie and eat it at Breakfast.

Crunchy on the outside and soft inside.

These Breakfast Cookies are perfect anytime.

#16 Cannoli Pancakes

The cannoli are a Sicilian dessert, try making these pancakes to start the day.

#17 Pasticciotto (Italian Cream Filled Pastry)

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Sweetness with every bite!

#18 Soffioni Abruzzesi 

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#19 Lemon Almond Biscotti

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#20 Bomboloni

A sweetness bomb!

#21 Lemon Yoghurt Cake

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#22 Three Ingredient Nutella Croissant

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Nutella for breakfast?


#23 Italian Breakfast Cake

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How about you? What recipe did you like best?

As an Italian, I’ve tried them all.

Let me know your favorite!


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