29 Warm and Comforting Breakfast Breads
Best Cinnamon Rolls
This potluck standout is a Minnesota reader's favorite recipe -- and we love it, too. It made our list of Midwest Living® 20 best recipes of all time.
Very Cherry Hazelnut Coffee Cake
David Dahlman of Chatsworth, California, says this yeasty coffee cake reminds him of the old-fashioned, down-to-earth treats on his grandmother's farm table. It takes time because it's a yeast-leavened dough, but there's no kneading required.
Jumbo Coffee Cake Muffins
Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake
There's just a hint of cinnamon in the streusel for this moist cake.
These sweet treats can be found in nearly every Amish cookbook. Roll them in melted butter, cinnamon and sugar before serving.
Maple Butter Twists
These breakfast rolls are a family tradition with Jean Haviland of Carroll, Iowa. "They're great for breakfast or any time of day!" she says.
Coffee Cake Ring
Trust us! This cake is utterly addictive.
Almond-Cranberry Bread with White Chocolate Glaze
Sweet bread balances tangy cranberries in this winning recipe from the Wisconsin State Fair. Wrap and store it overnight to make it easier to slice.
Honey-Glazed Buttermilk Oatmeal Coffee Cake
Turning this homey cake out of the pan reveals a honey glaze that baked at the bottom. Lemon juice and zest add a little zing.
Creamy Butter-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
We can't resist a good sticky roll -- especially one this easy to make. Starting with frozen bread dough, we added brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and chocolate chips. When you turn it out, it makes its own gooey topping.
Blend mashed bananas with a box of cranberry quick-bread mix for this easy-to-make, double-fruit treat.
Anita's Cranberry Scones
Coarsely chopped cranberries spread the sweet-tart flavor throughout this tender scone, a winner at the Warrens Cranberry Festival recipe competition. A sweet almond frosting complements the berries.
Zippy Cinnamon Rolls
A Midwest Living® editor contributed the recipe for these gooey-good, easy-to-make rolls that combine frozen bread dough and pudding mix.
These scones were created for the Chocolate March, an annual springtime event in Hudson, Wisconsin. Cocoa powder, whipping cream and semisweet chocolate pieces make them extra-rich and chocolatey.
Maple Oatmeal Muffins
You can taste the maple sweetness in these oatmeal muffins from Indiana's Hoosier Maple Syrup Cookbook. Cinnamon and pecans give the breakfast or snack bread even more flavor.
Cardamom Wreath Bread
This sweet yeast bread works for brunch or dessert and makes a beautiful accent to your spread.
Another cardamom-flavored treat is Apricot-Oat Coffee Cake. Dried apricots or dried cherries replace the chopped or canned fruit often used in traditional coffee cake recipes.
This tender apple cake is among the baked goods served at Broadway Cafe in Kansas City, Missouri. A generous portion of chopped Granny Smith apples adds flavor and moistness.
Chocolate-Pecan Coffee Cake
We put together our favorite coffee cake ingredients for this recipe: chocolate, butter, sour cream, pecans and coconut. It's a holiday favorite, but it's also good any time of the year.
Muffins to savor
Muffins were meant to enjoy along with a cup of morning coffee. Here are two of our own creations. Cream cheese, semisweet chocolate pieces and cocoa powder flavor our Fudge Brownie Cheesecake Muffins, while a dab of lemon curd gives a burst of citrus to Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.
Maple Date Nut Bread
Chopped and pitted dates stand out beside the hint of maple syrup in this dark brown, nutty, quick bread. This recipe is from Ruth Smiley of Smiley Brothers maple syrup producers in Indiana.
Orange-Honey Sweet Rolls
The recipe for these hearty rolls comes from Jean Hixson of the Kansas Wheat Commission. They’ll keep in an airtight container for a couple days, or you can freeze them (unfrosted) for up to 2 months. They’re best served warm, so when ready to eat, wrap the frozen cinnamon rolls in foil and bake about 25 minutes in a 300° oven. Frost as directed.
Lemon yogurt is the secret ingredient in these pretty biscuits. The recipe comes from Natura Farms in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.
At Delice European Bakery and Coffee Bar in Omaha, Pastry Chef Heidi Schlict tempts customers with scones. "These scones are very versatile," Heidi says. "They are a great addition to any breakfast table, brunch or tea."
Mary Todd Lincoln's Cinnamon Cake
This orange-glazed coffee cake is said to be one of the favorites of Abraham Lincoln.
Raspberry and Cream Cheese Cake
A cheesecake-like topping and fresh raspberries make this low-fat coffee cake sensational.
Chocolate-Kissed Monkey Bread
Caramel, chocolate and cinnamon give this monkey bread a delicious flavor. Be sure to get the large flaky biscuits for easy shaping.
Apple Scones with Spiced Maple Butter
They're light, buttery and artwork on your plate. We almost hate to cover up the baked-on apple slice with the whipped maple butter. Almost.
Maple Sweet Potato Sticky Buns
Traditional sticky buns not quite sweet enough for you? Add sweet potato, maple syrup and syrupy pecans. How about now?