11 French Toasts, Pancakes, and Waffles for Sweeter Mornings

When you have extra time for breakfast or brunch, these sweets hit the spot

For a weekend brunch or special breakfast, it’s hard to beat a steaming-hot stack of fresh-griddled pancakes dotted with butter and drizzled in maple syrup—or a rich homemade waffle, or maybe a stack of sweet-savory French toast.

Sour Milk Griddle Cakes

Rustic sour-milk pancakes make for a delicious breakfast, especially when topped stewed blueberries and maple syrup. Get the recipe for Sour Milk Griddle Cakes »

Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes with Lemon Crema

Granola and quinoa lend a sneaky earthy-crunchy vibe to these substantial, fluffy pancakes from Dennis Bernard, chef de cuisine of Chicago’s Dove’s Luncheonette. Get the recipe for Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes with Lemon Crema »

Espresso Waffles with Mocha Drizzle

Espresso Waffles with Mocha Drizzle

Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch Baby Pancake

French Toast

This simple yet elegant french toast, which comes from Brennan’s in New Orleans, has a rich crème brûlée base. All it needs is a sprinkling of powdered sugar on top (or, serve it with another New Orleans classic, Bananas Foster, for the ultimate treat). Get the recipe for French Toast »

Yeast-Raised Waffles

Yeast-Raised Waffles

Strawberry Griddle Cakes

Fresh strawberries turn ordinary pancakes into something scrumptious; wild blueberries, or any other kind of berry, make an excellent substitute. Get the recipe for Strawberry Griddle Cakes »

Coquito French Toast

Rich with coconut flavor and spiked with rum, this recipe falls somewhere between a decadent French toast and bread pudding.

Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Cornflake-Crusted Brioche French Toast

Cornflake-Crusted Brioche French Toast

Russian Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki)

Home cook Yelena Bachko gave us the recipe for these tangy, tender pancakes, made with tvorog (a type of quark).