Whether you prefer classic honey-butter biscuits, cheese and herb-flavored monkey bread, or a fruity strawberry loaf, this collection of sweet and savory breads are great additions to a brunch spread.


American Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

When making these buttery little biscuits, opt for a true American cheese—fourth-generation Wisconsin cheesemaker Sid Cook, of Carr Valley Cheese, advised us to use a three-year-old extra-sharp cheddar. Get the recipe for American Cheddar Cheese Biscuits »

Monkey Bread

This yeasty pull-apart bread is made of bite-size rolls covered with a sticky-sweet brown sugar glaze and packed together in a bundt pan—about as much fun to make as it is to eat. Get the recipe for Monkey Bread »

Gruyere, Rosemary, and Honey Monkey Bread

Savory and sweet marry perfectly in this combination of salty cheese, fragrant herbs, yeasty bread, and rich honey-butter sauce. Get the recipe for Gruyere, Rosemary, and Honey Monkey Bread »

Homemade Scones

These pillowy scones are the ideal accompaniment to tea and are delicious with butter, preserves, and clotted cream.

Mango Bread with Walnuts

The tropical flavors of mango and coconut enliven classic fall spices and chopped walnuts, lending complex flavor to an otherwise simple recipe.

Pulla (Braided Cardamom Bread)

Pulla (Braided Cardamom Bread)

Nutella Buns

Nutella Buns

Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

The famous biscuits from the Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston are sweet, buttery, flaky, and pillowy soft. Get the recipe for Honey Buttermilk Biscuits »

Honey and Herb Biscuits

These fluffy biscuits are honey-sweetened with an herbal fragrance from rosemary and thyme.

Cranberry Farro Quick Bread

This easy and impressive bread, with a boost of nutty flavor from farro, is delicious plain and even better smeared with rich apple butter.

Saffron Buns

The secret to making these mildly sweet, egg-glazed pastries is steeping the saffron in hot milk before incorporating it into the dough. See the gallery of step-by-step instructions for Shaping Saffron Buns »

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

A quintessential muffin recipe combines the nutty flavor of poppy seeds with a generous hit of fresh lemon zest.

Mom’s Banana Bread

Bananas and pecans come together in an exceptionally moist quick-bread from food editor Ben Mim’s mom—it’s irresistible at any time of day. Get the recipe for Mom’s Banana Bread »

Challot (Challah Knots)

These fluffy, brioche-like rolls are traditionally served on Jewish holidays, but they’re perfect for any occasion. This recipe first appeared in our October 2011 issue along with Katie Robbins’s story Season of Rejoicing. Get the recipe Challot (Challah Knots) »