Start Your Breakfast the Night Before for Tastier Mornings

How to eat a weekend-worthy breakfast on a Wednesday

Often rushed and sometimes even skipped, breakfast is a meal that we tend to keep pretty simple during the week—easy foods like toast, yogurt, or fruit. But with a little extra planning, you could be starting your morning with yeasted waffles, breakfast pho, or strawberry-rhubarb hand pies. Begin cooking these breakfasts the night before; then all you need the next morning is a few fast finishing touches. You deserve fresh-out-the-oven sticky buns on a Wednesday morning.

Pecan Sticky Buns
Pecan Sticky Buns
Three types of sugar sweeten this recipe for sticky buns swirled with cinnamon and drizzled with pecan sauce.Ingalls Photography
LATKES WITH CHOPPED LIVER AND PICKLED ONIONS
LATKES WITH CHOPPED LIVER AND PICKLED ONIONS
Noah Bernamoff of Mile End Deli and Black Seed Bagels in New York City tops crispy latkes with chopped liver, fried duck eggs, and pickled onions.Marcus Nilsson
Danny Bowien's Hanoi-Style Breakfast Pho
Danny Bowien's Hanoi-Style Breakfast Pho
This dish, which Danny Bowien serves on his breakfast menu at New York City's Mission Cantina, is inspired by the Vietnamese soups he ate at Turtle Tower in San Francisco when he was a culinary student.Joseph De Leo
Ovenly Scones
Blackberry-Mint Scones
These rely on frozen fruit so you can make them even when blackberries aren't in season.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.Todd Coleman
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 »
Sage and Coconut Caramel Sticky Buns
Sage and Coconut Caramel Sticky Buns
These extreme pecan sticky buns are baked atop a caramel sauce made with coconut milk, ale, coffee, and barley malt syrup.Marcus Nilsson
Filipino Garlic Fried Rice with Vinegar Sauce (Sinangag)
Filipino Garlic Fried Rice with Vinegar Sauce (Sinangag)
This garlicky rice is a popular breakfast dish in the Philippines and is delicious served with fried eggs and a drizzle of vinegar sauce.Romulo Yanes
Goetta
Goetta
Steel-cut oats bulk up this hearty sausage loaf, an Ohio breakfast staple usually served with eggs and toast.Todd Coleman