A delectable British treat, these springy pancakes are molded in a shallow ring on the griddle and pan-fried until golden. They get their distinctive nooks and crannies—ideal for a slick of jam and butter—from a yeast-based batter boosted with baking soda. Get the recipe for Crumpets »Andre Baranowski
Fried, poached, or scrambled—eggs are a perfect, protein-filled breakfast. But they’re not always enough on their own. Sometimes you want something a little meatier to accompany them, or a few more side dishes to round out the perfect breakfast or brunch. Bacon is an obvious choice, but to mix it up, try caramelizing the strips with brown sugar for a sweet and crispy treat. Or go with pork breakfast sausage patties studded with dried cranberries and pine nuts and flavored with fennel, sage, marjoram, and other herbs and spices. Maybe you’re searching for a starchy baked good, like a honey buttermilk biscuit or a Nutella sticky bun to round out your morning. From caramelized bacon and sausage patties to sweet and savory pastries, our best breakfast and brunch sides have something for everyone.