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
pancakes with blueberries
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 »Tim Mazurek
Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes with Lemon Crema
Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes with Lemon Crema, Breakfast
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 »Joseph De Leo
Espresso Waffles with Mocha Drizzle
Espresso Waffles with Mocha Drizzle
Almond flour and espresso powder give bittersweet edge to these waffles, which are glossed with a decadent sauce of condensed milk, coffee, and dark chocolate. Get the recipe for Espresso Waffles with Mocha Drizzle »Farideh Sadeghin
Dutch Baby Pancake
Dutch Baby Pancake
Browned in the oven, this large format pancake makes for a fun alternative to the traditional griddle cakes. Get the recipe for Dutch Baby Pancake »MacKenzie Smith
French Toast
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 »Matt Taylor-Gross
Yeast-Raised Waffles
Yeast-Raised Waffles
A last-minute addition of baking soda to the batter makes these classic waffles especially airy and crisp. Get the recipe for Yeast-Raised Waffles »Todd Coleman
Strawberry Griddle Cakes
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 »Ingalls Photography
Coquito French Toast
Coquito French Toast
Rich with coconut flavor and spiked with rum, this recipe falls somewhere between a decadent French toast and bread pudding. Get the recipe for Coquito French Toast »Ana Pelaez
Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes
Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes
Whole wheat pastry flour makes for a smooth, fluffy pancake. Get the recipe for Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes »Maxime Iattoni
Cornflake-Crusted Brioche French Toast
Cornflake-Crusted Brioche French Toast
The recipe for this crunchy french toast is based on the one used at the Lafayette restaurant in the Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, D.C. Get the recipe for Cornflake-Crusted Brioche French Toast »Penny De Los Santos
Russian Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki)
Russian Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki)
Home cook Yelena Bachko gave us the recipe for these tangy, tender pancakes, made with tvorog (a type of quark). Get the recipe for Russian Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki) »Todd Coleman