Source: John Carney

Getting the day started got much more expensive in November thanks to soaring inflation.

Prices of nearly all breakfast foods are up sharply compared with a year ago, data from the Department of Labor showed Friday. Overall,  the food at home inflation index was up 6.4 percent compared with a year ago after half a percentage point in November.

Here are some of the big price hikes that are straining family budgets at breakfast.

  • Breakfast cereals prices jumped 3.3 percent in November and are up 4.5 percent compared with a year ago.
  • Whole milk prices are up 6.6 percent compared with a year ago and jumped 1.4 percent compared with October.
  • Eggs prices actually fell 1.8 percent in November but are up 8 percent year-over-year.
  • Bacon prices rose 0.6 percent in November and are up 21 percentannually.
  • Breakfast sausageprices are up 12.9 percent for the year even after falling 0.4 percent in November.
  • Muffins and biscuits prices are up 6.6 percent compared with a year ago after rising 1.2 percent from October.
  • Fresh Juice prices dipped 0.4 percent in November and are up 3.7 percent for the year.
  • Frozen Juiceprices also inched down 0.4 percent in November and are up 3.7 percent annually.
  • Coffeeprices are up 7.5 percent annually after a 0.3 percent rise in November
  • Fresh Fruit prices rose 0.8 percent in November and are up 5.8 percent compared with last year.
  • Apples have soared in price this fall, apple-picking season, and are now up 7.4 percenton the year.
  • Bananas rose 1.4 percent in November and are up 3.7 percent compared with a year ago.
  • Peanut Butterprices rose 0.9 percent in November and are up 6.8 percent annually.
  • Baby food prices are up 6.7 percentannually.

Almost every category of food is up in price compared with last year. The widespread aspects of these hikes in food prices makes it harder on families because it means there is less room to substitute for cheaper items.