Brunch Breads

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.

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
Cheddar Cheese Biscuit
When making these buttery little biscuits, opt for a true American cheese—fourth-generation Wisconsin cheese maker Sid Cook, of Carr Valley Cheese, advised us to use a 3-year-old extra-sharp cheddar.Vanessa Rees
Monkey Bread
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.Yossy Arefi
Strawberry Loaf Bread
Strawberry Loaf Bread
As a kid, I wasn't really into cooking or baking, preferring instead to be outside playing soccer. The one thing that I did enjoy helping my mom make, however, was her strawberry bread: packed with fresh strawberries, I loved to eat it hot out of the oven slathered in butter. It's so fast and easy, I make it all the time now, with whatever fresh or frozen fruits I have lying around. —Farideh Sadeghin, test kitchen director Get the recipe for Strawberry Loaf Bread »Yossy Arefi
Gruyere, Rosemary, and Honey 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.Yossy Arefi
Homemade Scones
These pillowy scones are the ideal accompaniment to tea and are delicious with butter, preserves, and clotted cream.Todd Coleman
Mango Bread with Walnuts
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.Todd Coleman
Braided Cardamom Bread
Pulla (Braided Cardamom Bread)
This braided, cardamom-spiced bread is a common Easter treat in Finland. It can be baked as both a single braided loaf and individual-size knots.Todd Coleman
Nutella Buns
Nutella Buns
This breakfast treat is a decadent update of the classic cinnamon bun: the chocolate-hazelnut addition of Nutella makes for a gooey finish.Maxime Iattoni
Honey Buttermilk Biscuits
Honey Buttermilk Biscuits
The famous biscuits from the Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston are sweet, buttery, flaky, and pillowy soft.Todd Coleman
Honey and Herb Biscuits
These fluffy biscuits are honey-sweetened with an herbal fragrance from rosemary and thyme.Todd Coleman
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.Anna Stockwell
Saffron Buns
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 »Todd Coleman
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
A quintessential muffin recipe combines the nutty flavor of poppy seeds with a generous hit of fresh lemon zest.Maxime Iattoni
Mom's Banana Bread, banana bread recipe
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.Todd Coleman
Challah Knots
Fluffy, brioche-like rolls are traditionally served on Jewish holidays, but they're perfect for any occasion.Todd Coleman