Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and I don’t mind eating it more than once because it is also one of my favorites. Breakfast bakes are a great way to start your morning or to give you a boost of energy in the afternoon. Make these for entertaining or just to treat yourself!
- Banana bread is one of my go-to recipes when I have some ripe bananas in my kitchen just waiting to be used, but the Banana Oatmeal Scones from Sense & Edibility are a fine alternative if you’re looking to get out of a banana bread rut. The tender scones are loaded with nutty oatmeal, along with a generous dose of warm spices and maple syrup. A maple syrup glaze finishes them off before serving, too. They’re a good option for a snack or a breakfast on the go!
- Bright red raspberries dot this Raspberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake from Tramplingrose. The simple cake doesn’t have a streusel, as so many coffee cakes do, but it delivers just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy your breakfast craving for cake. It is made with whole wheat flour, which makes the cake a bit heartier than a dessert cake and showcases the raspberries nicely. You can use fresh or frozen berries in this cake.
- I’ve been known to spread cream cheese on muffins when enjoying them, especially when they are still warm from the oven. Tastes Spicy‘s Blueberry Cream Cheese Stuffed Muffins are filled with a pocket of lightly sweetened cream cheese to save you a step! The muffins are made with a mixture of regular and whole wheat flour, which creates a slightly nutty backdrop for the juicy blueberries. The muffins are buttery and tender, thanks to greek yogurt in the batter. The filling is piped in after the muffins have cooled, which means that it won’t run out during baking and will be nice and creamy when you take a bite.
- If you want something savory for breakfast, you can always whip up some Spicy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits using Bijoux & Bits‘ recipe. The gravy is rich, but easy to make, so this Southern comfort food dish can be prepared in just a few minutes if your biscuits are ready to go. It is made with pork sausage, sage and includes chili powder for spice. Of course I recommend using homemade biscuits, so give my Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits or these Secret Ingredient Biscuits a try with this recipe.
- Recipe Throwback: French toast doesn’t just have to be for weekend brunches. This Toasted Coconut French Toast is surprisingly easy to make, so you can have it ready for breakfast any day of the week. For extra coconut flavor, look for a coconut syrup to pair with them instead of traditional maple.