Breakfast on the Grill with Char-Griller

Breakfast on the Grill with Char-Griller

Breakfast is Better on the Grill

Breakfast is known for being the most important meal of the day. This is why we believe it is important to make it flavorful. Come check out our 16 most popular breakfast recipes that you can make on your charcoal grill or griddle!

Benefits to Griddling and Grilling

Griddling and grilling can be a fun quick way to prepare meals for many people! With the Char-Griller Flat Iron Griddle, you can easily cook everything from pancakes and burgers to stir-fries and fajitas. With Char-Griller Charcoal Grills you can craft delicious smoky bacon, sausage, and more! Here are some benefits of using a griddle or grill for breakfast.

  • Healthier Cooking: Griddling and grilling typically requires less added fats or oils compared to frying. It allows excess fats to drip away from foods, promoting a healthier cooking method.
  • Quick Cooking: Griddling or grilling breakfast items can be quick and efficient, especially if you are cooking items like bacon, sausages, or eggs. The direct heat cooks these items rapidly, allowing you to prepare breakfast in a short amount of time.
  • Versatility: Griddles can accommodate a wide range of breakfast foods, including pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausages, and even vegetables like peppers and onions. While traditional grills can accommodate breakfast foods, such as sausage, bacon and more unconventional choices like breakfast burritos or grilled fruits.  This versatility allows you to prepare multiple items simultaneously on the same surface.
  • Customization: Grilling and griddling allows for customization of each individual item, catering to different preferences for doneness or seasoning. Guests can personalize their breakfast items according to their tastes, making it a great option for entertainment.
  • Easy Cleanup: Grilling and griddling breakfast can often result in easier cleanup compared to cooking indoors. With proper maintenance and cleaning, grills can be simple to maintain, especially if you use non-stick cooking surfaces or aluminum foil to prevent food from sticking on your grill. Char-Griller griddles have an easy slide-out grease drawer and Char-Griller grills have an Easy Dump Ash Pan for a hassle-free cleanup process!
  • Outdoor Experience: Cooking breakfast on a portable grill or griddle allows you to enjoy the outdoors, whether it is in your backyard, or at a campsite. This can add to the overall breakfast experience, especially on pleasant mornings.
  • Entertaining: Using a griddle or a grill for breakfast can be a fun and interactive experience, especially if you are cooking for a group of people. Guests can gather around the griddle or grill, customize their breakfast items, and enjoy the cooking process together.
  • Retained Flavors: Griddling retains the natural flavors of ingredients, especially when cooking items like pancakes or vegetables. The flat surface allows foods to caramelize evenly, enhancing their natural sweetness and flavor.
  • Enhanced Flavor: Using a charcoal grill can give you a unique, smoky flavor to foods that can enhance the taste of breakfast items like bacon, sausages and more!
  • Convenience: Cooking breakfast on a flat top grill is convenient and efficient. You can easily flip or turn multiple items at once, speeding up the cooking process and allowing you to prepare breakfast for a group of people quickly.
  • Even Cooking: The Char-Griller Flat Iron Griddle provides flat, even cooking surfaces to ensure that breakfast items cook evenly without hot spots or uneven cooking.
  • Controlled Cooking Temperature: Easily adjust the temperature using our integrated burner ignition system for instant ignition. Larger Griddle models have different cooking zones, which you can use to have all your food cooking at various temperatures.

Grilling and grilling breakfast can seem intimidating. Traditional breakfast involves using pots and pans on a stove, so moving it outdoors can seem strange. You can get several benefits from taking your breakfast outdoors! Overall, using a grill for breakfast can not only add variety and flavor to your morning meal but also offer practical benefits in terms of speed, healthiness, and ease of cleanup.

Top Breakfast Recipes for a Gas Griddle

Let's get to griddling! From timeless favorites like fluffy pancakes and breakfast hash to innovative flavor combinations waiting to be discovered, griddle cooking opens the door to a world of culinary creativity. Check out some of our favorite recipes, perfect for a holiday with many or a treat just for yourself!

  • Pork Belly Tocina Breakfast Burrito

    One of the best burritos you can make. Combining Tocina and breakfast burritos is incredible and a necessary try!

  • Sausage and Potatoes Hash

    A great meal for either breakfast, lunch or dinner, this Sausage and Potatoes Hash can all be prepared side by side on the Flat Iron for a delicious medley.

  • Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

    This Blueberry Cheesecake Pancake recipe offers a mouthwatering breakfast experience that combines the perfect balance of creamy richness and sweet, fruity delight.

  • Breakfast Smash Burger

    These Breakfast Smash Burgers are the perfect delicious and quick breakfast to start any day! Pair with your favorite fruit, and you'll have a filling breakfast to get your day going.

  • Breakfast Burritos

    Perfect for taking on the go or preparing for the family to add some pizzazz into your mornings, these Breakfast Burritos are easy to assemble and allow you to choose toppings to make it your own.

  • Breakfast Crunch Wraps

    Next time you are craving a filling breakfast, be sure to try this amazing, mouthwatering breakfast crunch wrap. Filled with sizzling bacon, melty cheese, and so much more, this breakfast will not disappoint.

  • Flat Iron® 3-step Breakfast Sandwiches

    It's no secret that most meals taste better homemade, but avid campers know that meals taste even better when prepared and eaten in the great outdoors. These Flat Iron® breakfast sandwiches are no exception. They truly make “the most important meal” worth it.

  • Leftover Brisket Hash Recipe

    Got some leftover brisket? What better way to use it up than in a breakfast scramble? This recipe from ambassador Matt Cass is a great dish for your Sunday morning brunch.

  • Flat Iron® Sausage and Potatoes Hash

    A great meal for either breakfast, lunch or dinner, this Sausage and Potatoes Hash can all be prepared side by side on the Flat Iron for a delicious medley and perfect camping meal.

  • Lemon Ricotta Griddle Pancakes

    Let us be real, pancakes are the best breakfast food. Here is a recipe to elevate your pancakes for a special occasion, holiday, or just for fun! These lemon ricotta pancakes are guaranteed to make your mouth water.

Interested in breakfast on the go for your grill? Explore the Flat Iron Portable Gas Griddle or a portable grill that is small enough to take on-the-go, but large enough to cook for a group.

Top Breakfast Recipes for a Charcoal Grill

Charcoal grilling adds a depth of flavor and character to breakfast dishes that cannot be replicated by any other means! Whether you are craving the simplicity of perfectly grilled sausages and looking to elevate classics like French toast with a hint of smokiness, the charcoal grill offers a unique culinary experience. Let us get into our favorite recipe!

  • Breakfast Pizza

    Who says you cannot have pizza for breakfast? While we all have had cold pizza from the fridge at least once for breakfast, upgrade this dish with this Breakfast Pizza Recipe with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, mozzarella, and fried eggs.

  • Pecan Smoke Breakfast Bake

    Breakfast Casseroles and bakes are the best weekend hack. They are easy to prep and perfect to throw on the grill. This recipe from Char-Griller Ambassador Samuel Matthews is smoked with Pecan Wood for a unique flavor.

  • Sausage Bacon Breakfast Fatty

    They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, because of that, we have perfected the art of breakfast with this Breakfast Fatty recipe to get your day started on the right foot!

  • Eggnog French Toast Bake

    Eggnog French Toast Bake is the ultimate French toast for breakfast. If you are looking for something fun, fresh, and exciting to whip up that the whole family can enjoy, look no further than this festive French toast bake on your Char-Griller Grill!

  • Cajun Sausage & Pepper Egg Muffins

    This is the perfect recipe for family breakfast or brunch, and it happens to be one of our favorites as well! It will add a little spice to your morning and leave you satisfied for the rest of the day. We highly recommend topping these muffins with the optional ingredients listed at the bottom of the instructions.

  • Candied Bacon Recipe

    There is no better way to make Candied Bacon than doing it on a grill. Elevate it even more by adding it to breakfast scones.

Explore more of our grilling breakfast recipes!



Whether you are making breakfast for a crowd, holiday, or special occasion these recipes are packed with flavor. Shake up your traditional breakfast by moving it to the grill! Make sure to tag us on social media and show us your breakfast on the grill!

Looking for breakfast on the go?

Explore the Side Fire Box/Table Top Grill Charcoal Grill for a portable grill that is small enough to take on-the-go, but large enough to cook for a group. Perfect for tailgates, camping, and more!