St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Ideas

I love making holiday-themed breakfasts for my family and St. Patrick’s Day is no different. I’ve pulled together 12 different St. Patrick’s Day breakfast ideas that your family is sure to love. Some of these ideas are super easy to make, while others are a little more difficult. Browse through the pictures and ideas below. Choose the ones you want to try depending on how much time you have and what your family likes to eat.

12 St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Ideas

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1. Green or Shamrock Shaped Pancakes

In my mind, any holiday-themed breakfast has to start with pancakes! This is because you can turn them into any shape you want to fit any holiday. For St. Patrick’s Day, you can make shamrock-shaped pancakes using a metal shamrock cookie cutter. 

Depending on your cookie cutter’s size, you can either use the cookie cutter to cut out the shamrock shape after the pancakes have already been made or pour the batter into the cookie cutter you have placed on the griddle. The trick is to get a big enough cookie-cutter so that you don’t have tiny pancakes (although they can be cute too).  Here is a set of three different sizes that you can try. 

green pancakes

Suppose you don’t have a shamrock-shaped cookie cutter and don’t want to buy one. You can also use a heart-shaped cookie cutter and put three pancakes together in the shape of a shamrock like in the photo below. You can even add a touch of green food coloring to the batter to make them a shade of green!

Shamrock Pancakes

2. Egg in a Hole – Shamrock Shaped Cutout

Use the small shamrock-shaped cookie cutter to cut out a hole in the middle of a piece of bread. Put the bread on the griddle and crack an egg in the shamrock-shaped hole. Cook it on that side, then flip it and cook it on the other side – super easy!

3. Avocado Toast

Avocado toast makes a great green-themed breakfast. Toast a piece of bread, put cut-up avocado on top and drizzle it with olive oil and salt and pepper. This makes for a yummy St. Patrick’s Day breakfast for anyone that likes avocado.  

Avocado toast

4. Egg in Green Pepper Rings

This is a super simple but really cute St. Patrick’s Day breakfast idea. Cut green pepper into slices. Put a piece of the green pepper on the griddle and crack an egg into it. Cook it and flip it for a shamrock-shaped breakfast with eggs. My family loves eggs, so this is very popular with my husband and my kids.

Eggs in Green Pepper Rings

5. Rainbow Fruit Plate With Pot of Gold Carmel Sauce

Make a rainbow out of different fruit colors such as strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, oranges, or whatever type of fruit your family likes. Arrange it all into a rainbow, then add a small container of caramel sauce as the “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow that you can use for dipping the fruit into.

12 St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Ideas Your Family Will Love

6. Green Veggie Smoothie

If you are into super healthy and quick on-the-go breakfast options, try a green veggie smoothie. There are tons of different recipes to try. Adding spinach to your veggie smoothie will most likely give it a green color to remind your family that it is, in fact, St. Patrick’s Day.

green smoothie

7. Leprechaun Pancake

If you have lots of time and love creating themed breakfast, then this leprechaun pancake is the cutest! Use slices of kiwi for the hat, bananas and blueberries for the eyes, and orange or pineapple slices for the beard. Kids especially will love sitting down to breakfast when these are on the table!

Leprechaun pancake

8. Stack of Rainbow Pancakes

Use all different colors of food coloring and make a stack of rainbow pancakes! Like in the picture, start with a blue pancake, then a red pancake, then purple, orange, and yellow. Top them off with some whipped cream and sprinkles. Kids will love them!

Rainbow Pancakes

9. Rainbow Fruit Cup with Granola and Yogurt

Make a rainbow fruit cup with granola and yogurt. Use colorful fruits that your family loves. Fruits such as kiwi, blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple work well to make this bright, colorful treat.

Rainbow fruit cup

10. Green or Rainbow Donuts

Whether you make these yourself or buy them, donuts with green icing are sure to be readily available for St. Patrick’s Day if you don’t want to make these yourself. Alternatively, you can have a plate of brightly colored iced donuts in all colors of the rainbow. This is a quick and easy St. Patrick’s Day breakfast idea.  

Green Donut

11. Lucky Charms

If you are looking for something super simple, you can always serve up a bowl of Lucky Charms! Most kids love this sugary cereal and will consider it a special treat to have on St. Patrick’s Day.  

Lucky Charms cereal

12. Pistachio Muffins

You can make some pistachio muffins ahead of time and serve them as breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day. Not only are they green, but they are sure to be delicious as well. If you need a recipe, this one gets great reviews.  

Pistachio Muffins

Other St. Patrick’s Day Posts You Might Like

There are some other great St. Patrick’s day posts on this site that you might like. There are St. Patrick’s Day tags here that you can print out and attach to St. Patrick’s Day gifts and St. Patrick’s Day treats. If you send a gift or treat to school for your child’s teacher or classmates, attach these tags to them to make them extra festive.

Here you can find some St. Patrick’s Day candy bar wrappers that you can print and wrap over Hershey bars to hand out for St. Patrick’s Day. There are three different sizes to choose from. One fits over a giant 7 oz size Hershey bar (this makes a great St. Patrick’s Day gift when paired with the wine labels below). There is one that fits over a standard size 1.55 oz Hershey bar, and there is a sheet of 15 mini wrappers that fit over Hershey’s Miniatures.

There are St. Patrick’s Day wine labels that you can print and attach to your favorite bottle of wine and give as a gift for St. Patrick’s Day (pair it with the 7 oz chocolate bar above and give the gift of wine and chocolate).

You can print some shamrock templates here. There are many different ones to choose from. You can use them for kids’ crafts or coloring pages. You can also use them in creating St. Patrick’s day decorations and for other St. Patrick’s Day projects.  

Finally, you can get some other St. Patrick’s Day gift ideas here. There are gift ideas for the entire family and friends too.  

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