21 Sweet Breakfasts for Better Mornings

No need to be stealthy with these sticky buns and mocha waffles

Rhubarb and Angelica Jam

Rhubarb and Angelica Jam
Angelica, the herb used as a main flavoring component of Chartreuse, adds a distinct anise aroma and flavor to this sweet-and-tart rhubarb jam which you can spread on anything for breakfast. Get the recipe for Rhubarb and Angelica Jam »Christina Holmes
Brown Butter Skillet Cake with Berry Compote (Kaiserschmarrn)

Brown Butter Skillet Cake with Berry Compote (Kaiserschmarrn)

Essentially torn pieces of pancake topped with oozing lingonberry or cranberry sauce, this dessert-for-breakfast is a cinch, even for the baking-challenged. Get the recipe for Brown Butter Skillet Cake with Berry Compote (Kaiserschmarrn) »Tom Parker
Goat Cheese and Strawberry Breakfast Tarts

Goat Cheese and Strawberry Breakfast Tarts

A childhood breakfast treat gets an upgrade with strawberry jam and tangy goat cheese. Get the recipe for Goat Cheese and Strawberry Breakfast Tarts »Yossy Arefi
Sage and Coconut Caramel Sticky Buns

Sage and Coconut Caramel Sticky Buns

These sticky buns are topped with a caramel sauce made with coconut milk, ale, coffee, and barley malt syrup—the bitterness of the sauce balances the sweet buns. Get the recipe for Sage and Coconut Caramel Sticky Buns »SAVEUR
Chocolate-Hazelnuts and Banana Crêpes

Chocolate-Hazelnuts and Banana Crêpes

Master pastry chef Jacques Torres likes to fill basic crêpes with this combination of bananas and homemade Nutella. Get the recipe for Chocolate-Hazelnuts and Banana Crêpes »Matt Taylor-Gross
Banana Fritters with Cinnamon-Sugar and Rum

Banana Fritters with Cinnamon-Sugar and Rum

Use very ripe organic bananas for these silver-dollar-size fritters, as they will mash the best and create a smooth, sweet batter. Get the recipe for Banana Fritters with Cinnamon-Sugar and Rum »Matt Taylor-Gross

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. Get the recipe for French Toast »Matt Taylor-Gross

Espresso Waffles with Mocha Drizzle

Espresso Waffles with Mocha Drizzle
Almond flour and espresso powder give bittersweet edge to these waffles and an extra morning kick. They are glossed with a decadent sauce of condensed milk, coffee, and dark chocolate. Get the recipe for Espresso Waffles with Mocha Drizzle »Farideh Sadeghin
Strawberry-Buttermilk Fōnuts

Strawberry-Buttermilk Fōnuts

Donuts are a great way to use that extra batch of slightly overripe strawberries. Get the recipe for Strawberry-Buttermilk Fōnuts »Todd Coleman
French Crullers

French Crullers

Named for their twisted shape, these donuts get their airy texture from choux pastry. Get the recipe for French Crullers »Todd Coleman
gulab jamun

Gulab Jamun (Cardamom Syrup-Soaked Donuts)

Khoya, a rich curd made by reducing milk for several hours, forms the base for these syrup-soaked confections. Get the recipe for Gulab Jamun (Cardamom Syrup-Soaked Donuts) »Todd Coleman
Crepes with Maple Sugar and Syrup

Crêpes with Maple Sugar and Syrup

Layered and rolled with sweet amber sugar and syrup, these make an indulgent breakfast or dessert. Get the recipe for Crêpes with Maple Sugar and Syrup »Matt Taylor-Gross
Raspberry Pinwheels

Raspberry Pinwheels

These sugar-crusted, jam-filled pastries are a morning treat at Twofish Baking Company in Sea Ranch, California. Get the recipe for Raspberry Pinwheels »André Baranowski

Crumpets

Crumpets
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
Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes with Lemon Crema, Breakfast

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 »Joseph De Leo
Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

For these portable fruit pies, Georgia-based chef-restaurateur Hugh Acheson uses rice wine vinegar to make the flavors pop. Get the recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies »Christina Holmes
Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

Tear-apart knobs of rich dough with a not-too-sweet glaze. Get the recipe for Monkey Bread »Yossy Arefi

Crazy Day Crêpes

Crazy Day Crêpes
Crêpes stuffed with fromage blanc and maple syrup are topped with stewed blueberries, strawberries, and peaches. Get the recipe for Crazy Day Crêpes »Corey Hendrickson
Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Bread

A very berry bread to start off your mornings. Get the recipe for Strawberry Bread »Yossy Arefi

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
Blueberry Donuts

Blueberry Donuts

Fresh blueberries bolstered by jam make these donuts especially flavorful. Get the recipe for Blueberry Donuts »Todd Coleman