Anyone who knows me knows that I have a rather large sweet tooth. I would be perfectly content if every dinner (heck, or lunch) ended with a scoop or two of ice cream, a cookie, and/or a slice of pie. I'm also a big bruncher on the weekends, as a twenty-something New Yorker is wont to be. However, taking these sweet teeth out to brunch always leaves me faced with a devastating dilemma. With things like lemon-ricotta pancakes, liege waffles, and stuffed French toast on the menu, I'm loath to order a boring omelette—but since brunch is, obviously, a combination of breakfast and lunch, it's usually the only meal I'll have until dinner, and the last thing a girl needs is a sugar crash on a Saturday afternoon.
To solve this problem, I've taken to making homemade weekend brunches, with a savory option and one or two sweet things. That way, I can load up on protein and healthy fats—but also get my daily sugar fix. If you're like me, take heed: we've rounded up the best of the best breakfast sweets for you to make at home, from monkey bread, peach scones, and all manner of muffins, to the only French toast recipe you'll ever need.
Muffins and Breads
- Pineapple Coconut Muffins
- Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Muffins
- Tahini Muffins With Figs
- Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt Muffins
- Vegan Chocolate-Coffee Muffins
- Pear Cardamom Muffins
- Marble Pumpkin Chocolate Bread
- Individual Blueberry Buttermilk Loaves
- Pumpkin Cornbread
- Monkey Bread
- Mini Glazed Peach Scones
- Lemon Rosemary Scones
- Easy Lime Buttermilk Scones
- Banana-Chocolate "Faux-ssants"
- Croissants and Pain au Chocolat
- Homemade Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Pop Tarts
- Strawberry 'Pop Tarts'
- Peach Walnut Strudel
French Toast, Waffles, and Pancakes
- Perfect Quick-and-Easy French Toast
- Crunchy Stuffed Nutella and Banana French Toast
- Bailey's Irish Cream Pancakes
- Ebelskivers (Danish Pancakes) With Lingonberry Jam
- Rye Pancakes With Apple-Maple Compote
- Guava and Cream Cheese Puff-Pastry Waffles
- Cinnamon-Raisin Puff-Pastry Waffle
Cinnamon Rolls and Other Sweet Treats
- Mini Muffin Tin Cinnamon Rolls
- Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls
- Nutella, Banana, and Croissant Pudding
- Summer Fruit Panzanella
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