The 2013 Best B&B Breakfast is Lemon Soufflé Pancakes with Blueberry Compote from the 1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast.’s Facebook® fans selected the Carolina Plantation Breakfast Bake from Birchwood Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts, as its savory favorite, coming in second during the final match-up.

Here are this year's 16 finalists, which were narrowed down with the help of guest judges Anne Banas from Smarter Travel, Susannah Chen from, and Adrien Glover from Travel + Leisure.

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Lemon Souffle Pancakes
1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor bed and Breakfast - Springfield, KY


This recipe adds some fluff and fruity flavor to the traditional pancake. Your stay at the inn includes a full country gourmet breakfast, complimentary beverages and snacks, and evening coffee with homemade dessert. The breakfasts at this Diamond Collection inn feature as many locally-grown ingredients as possible, and the innkeepers also serve (and sell) their own jams, jellies, sauces, and syrups.


Sweet recipes

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Banana Split French Toast
Winter Park Chateau - Winter Park, CO


Take the typical French toast breakfast dish and combine it with a banana split dessert, and what do you get? This indulgent breakfast that will have you licking your fingers afterward. Sugared cream cheese bring the two slices together, and the rich sauce consists of butter, brown sugar, and rum. Afternoon wine and cheese are a free perk here.


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Creme Brulee Stuffed French Toast
Burlington’s Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast Inn - Burlington, KY


Those with a sweet tooth will love this tasty dish. According to one of the innkeeper's staff, "I have personally made Nancy's [the innkeeper] recipe for friends, who absolutely love it. A manager at my husband's office declared it 'the best thing she has ever put in her mouth,' which is high praise indeed! And a friend of ours who has a guest house at a Florida beach, has us stock her freezer with it so she can use it to entertain those who come down to stay." When you stay at this Diamond Collection™ inn, you choose whether to dine on a full gourmet or have a quick continental breakfast.


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Gosling Rum Croissant Bread Pudding
The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast - Portland, ME


Spice up traditional bread pudding with flavors of rum. The innkeeper, Scot Fuller, says, "It is a recipe we developed from a delicious bread pudding recipe and is a guest favorite! This is the first time we've given out our secret recipe!" He adds, "Breakfast is prepared daily in our kitchen using the best and freshest foods found at our local grocers, farmer’s markets, and food stands."


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Lemon Curd and Hot Blueberry Dutch Babies
Albion Inn - Ashland, OR


Combine sweet and sour with this dish that balances blueberries with lemon. The innkeepers complement this dish with organic chicken sausage. Every breakfast served here is organic and freshly-prepared, with no GMOs, preservatives, or any kind of artificial ingredients. The blueberries and other fruits, vegetables, and herbs are grown in the B&B's own gardens.


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Panettone Pain Perdu with Merlot Poached Pears & Lemon Curd
Cocoa Cottage Bed & Breakfast - Whitehall, MI


Combine sweet and sour with this dish that balances blueberries with lemon. The innkeepers complement this dish with organic chicken sausage. Every breakfast served here is organic and freshly-prepared, with no GMOs, preservatives, or any kind of artificial ingredients. The blueberries and other fruits, vegetables, and herbs are grown in the B&B's own gardens.


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Upside Down Banana Pancake
Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast - Chester Heights, PA


Turn the traditional pancake on its head--literally--with this inventive breakfast recipe. You can't go wrong with the combination of vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup, walnuts, and bananas. Breakfasts at this Diamond Collection B&B begin with a special fruit dish, such as poached pears, berries brulee, or praline bananas. Next comes either a sweet or savory dish along with several sides and fresh juices.


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Very Berry Breakfast Bread Pudding
Inn at Huntingfield Creek - Rock Hall, MD


The innkeepers at this Diamond Collection B&B love serving signature dishes such as this bread pudding, in addition to homemade corned beef hash and blueberry orange pancakes. Breakfast is served with a variety of seasonal fruits and juices, breads and sweets, hams, bacon, and sausages.


Savory recipes

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Breakfast Corn Chowder with Poached Eggs
Rabbit Hill Inn - Lower Waterford, VT


Imagine waking up to a steaming hot bowl of this soup on a cold winter day. This award-winning Diamond Collection inn serves a candlelight breakfast that includes a buffet of baked treats, fruit, and granola, plus tasty hot entrees. Free tea and pastries are served each afternoon, and a multi-course dinner is available in the evenings.


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Breakfast Pot Pie with Cream Sauce
Gateway Guesthouse - Austin, TX


With a kitchen run by a professional chef once featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, it's no surprise that this inn's recipe made it to the finals! In addition to serving creative dishes like this, they offer a large variety of cooking classes and local culinary adventures in Austin.


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Carolina Plantation Breakfast Bake
Birchwood Inn - Lenox, MA


This savory recipe is sure to satisfy your hunger. Stay here and dine on freshly-baked treats and fresh-squeezed juices. In the afternoon, sip on hot tea or cider while snacking on sweet treats. Not hungry? You'll find the desserts in the shared butler's pantry after dinner!


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Ham and Swiss Croissant Baked French Toast
The Inn at Ragged Edge - Chambersburg, PA


Croissants will never be boring when you use them to make this rich, savory breakfast recipe. It's easy to make, but puts a unique twist on a conventional dish. Stay at the B&B and wake up to a full breakfast, with free afternoon refreshments.


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Los Poblanos Shakshouka
Los Poblanos Inn Historic Inn & Organic Farm - Albuquerque, NM


This complex dish offers Northern African flavors. It consists of tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and onions in a flavorful sauce topped with poached eggs. Much of the inn's ingredients are sourced from local farmers, and some of them are grown at the inn's own organic farm (including honey from their own bees). Several nights a week, they serve a gourmet dinner. They also offer occasional cooking classes with the pros.


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Scotch Pockets
The Lyttleton Inn - Littleton, MA


Enjoy the combined flavors of asparagus, cheese, eggs, and ham in a delicious pastry crust. This recipe comes from last year's winner, whose daily breakfasts feature her creative concoctions. Her seasonal menus feature locally-grown produce from small Massachusetts family farms.


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Sweet Potato Hash
The White House Bed & Breakfast - Medford, OR


When is the last time you woke up and dined on a sweet potato hash on a bed of beet greens topped with bacon brittle and poached eggs? This unusual dish is one of the many gourmet breakfasts served every morning at this Oregon bed and breakfast. Guests are also treated to afternoon refreshments on the expansive porch.