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29 Warm and Comforting Breakfast Breads

Savor the scent and taste of our best fresh-baked muffins, scones, rolls and coffee cakes.

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.

Almond-Cranberry Bread with White Chocolate Glaze

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. 

Best Cinnamon Rolls

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.

Very Cherry Hazelnut Coffee Cake

Jumbo Coffee Cake Muffins

Muffins are quick-and-easy cornerstones of weekend breakfasts. Moist and cinnamony, these big muffins will become one of your family's favorites.

Jumbo Coffee Cake Muffins recipe

Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake

There's just a hint of cinnamon in the streusel for this moist cake.

Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake  

Breakfast Puffs

These sweet treats can be found in nearly every Amish cookbook. Roll them in melted butter, cinnamon and sugar before serving.

Breakfast Puffs

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.

Maple Butter Twists

Coffee Cake Ring

Trust us! This cake is utterly addictive.

Coffee Cake Ring

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.

Almond-Cranberry Bread with White Chocolate Glaze

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.

Honey-Glazed Buttermilk Oatmeal Coffee Cake

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.

Creamy Butter-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Cran-Banana Bread

Blend mashed bananas with a box of cranberry quick-bread mix for this easy-to-make, double-fruit treat.

Cran-Banana Bread

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.

Anita's Cranberry Scones

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.

Zippy Cinnamon Rolls

Double-Chocolate Scones

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.

Double-Chocolate Scones recipe

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.

Maple Oatmeal Muffins recipe

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.

Cardamom Wreath Bread recipe

Apricot-Oat Coffee Cake recipe

Apple Cake

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.

Broadway Cafe Apple Cake recipe

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.

Chocolate-Pecan Coffee Cake recipe

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.

Fudge Brownie Cheesecake Muffins recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins recipe

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.

Maple Date Nut Bread recipe

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.

Orange-Honey Sweet Rolls

Lemon-Blueberry Biscuits

Lemon yogurt is the secret ingredient in these pretty biscuits. The recipe comes from Natura Farms in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.

Lemon-Blueberry Biscuits recipe

Delice Scones

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."

Delice Scones recipe

Mary Todd Lincoln's Cinnamon Cake

This orange-glazed coffee cake is said to be one of the favorites of Abraham Lincoln.

Mary Todd Lincoln's Cinnamon Cake

Raspberry and Cream Cheese Cake

A cheesecake-like topping and fresh raspberries make this low-fat coffee cake sensational.

Raspberry and Cream Cheese Cake

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.

Chocolate-Kissed Monkey Bread

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.

Apple Scones with Spiced Maple Butter

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?

Maple Sweet Potato Sticky Buns

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