Sweet Side of Breakfast

If you're craving the sweet side of breakfast, here's a collection of delicious recipes to try. Nutella buns, brioche french toast, and buttermilk waffles are sure to satisfy that sweet tooth, or try sweet syrups like vanilla-thyme crème Anglaise or apricot and almond sauce to dress up plain pancakes, toast, and more.

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
Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes
Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes
Whole wheat pastry flour makes for a smooth, fluffy pancake.Maxime Iattoni
Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
Cream cheese is the secret ingredient that enhances the richness and moistness of these rolls. **See the recipe for Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls »**André Baranowski
Shopsin's Pumpkin Pancakes
Rich, fluffy pancakes loaded with pumpkin, warm spices, and sea salt deliver pumpkin pie for breakfast. See the recipe for Shopsin's Pumpkin Pancakes »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
Cornflake-Crusted Brioche French Toast
Brioche slices get dipped in crushed cornflakes before frying in a deliciously crunchy version of french toast. See the recipe for Cornflake-Crusted Brioche French Toast »Penny De Los Santos
Caramel Apple Strata
A rich bread pudding served with vanilla cream sauce makes for an equally indulgent breakfast or dessert. See the recipe for Caramel Apple Strata »MacKenzie Smith
Blueberry Pancakes
The addition of seltzer water and yogurt to the batter lends these pancakes a light texture, a mild tang, and a smooth consistency. See the recipe for Blueberry Pancakes »Penny De Los Santos
Sour Cream Date Coffee Cake
This scrumptious coffee cake is made with medjool dates, which are prized for their rich caramel flavor. See the recipe for Sour Cream Date Coffee Cake »Meredith Heuer
Belgian Waffles
Classic Belgian waffles are perfect for a simple, crowd-pleasing brunch. See the recipe for Belgian Waffles »James Baigrie
Robie's Buttermilk Flapjacks
Stack up a pile of these fluffy breakfast treats and top with butter and your favorite syrup or sauce. See the recipe for Robie's Buttermilk Flapjacks »André Baranowski
Buttermilk Waffles
When it comes to a sumptuous, satisfying breakfast, few things match the perfection of a crisp waffle. See the recipe for Buttermilk Waffles »Christopher Hirsheimer
Quince Pancakes
The secret to these seasonal pancakes is sweet chunks of stewed quince. See the recipe for Quince Pancakes »Lisa Charles Watson
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
Crepes with Maple Sugar & Syrup
Crepes with Maple Sugar & Syrup
These simple crepes, rolled up with maple sugar and syrup while still warm, make an indulgent breakfast.Landon Nordeman
Croatian Walnut Swirl Bread (Povitica)
Croatian Walnut Swirl Bread (Povitica)
Sweet walnut paste is rolled into yeast dough in this recipe, adapted from Toni's Country Kitchen in Laurium, Michigan. Get the recipe for Croatian Walnut Swirl Bread (Povitica) »Penny De Los Santos
Pain au Chocolat
Pain au Chocolat
Beautiful homemade croissants, each containing a bar of high-quality dark chocolate, make for an impressive and indulgent addition to a breakfast spread.Todd Coleman
Hungarian Sour Cherry Cake
Hungarian Sour Cherry Cake
Sweet and tangy, this Hungarian cake pairs perfectly with coffee. Frozen and thawed cherries can be used whenever fresh sour cherries are not in season.Todd Coleman
Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts with Zebra Glaze
Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts with Zebra Glaze
With a dense, moist interior and slight crunch of an old-fashioned cake donut on the outside, you won't miss the flour in these rich chocolate donuts.Todd Coleman
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
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
Almond & Marzipan Roulade
Chef Erez Komarovsky's buttery almond pastry, swirled through with marzipan and toasted nuts, makes a fine breakfast or afternoon snack. See the recipe for Almond & Marzipan Roulade »Eilon Paz
Chocolate Chile Gravy
This thick, spicy chocolate sauce is perfect spread on french toast or sliced, toasted bread. Get the recipe for Chocolate Chile Gravy »Yossy Arefi
Vanilla-Thyme Crème Anglaise
Vanilla-Thyme Crème Anglaise
Classic crème anglaise—a vanilla custard sauce—gets a slight herbal note with the addition of a few sprigs of thyme.Yossy Arefi
Apple Brandy and Cinnamon Syrup
Apple Brandy and Cinnamon Syrup
Reducing this brandy-rich syrup over low heat helps keep it unclouded—drizzle it over pancakes or waffles for an autumnal breakfast treat.Yossy Arefi
Apricot and Almond Sauce
Apricot and Almond Sauce
This fruity purée is great swirled into ice cream or spooned atop pancakes or toast.Yossy Arefi
Coquito French Toast
Coquito French Toast
Rich with coconut flavor and spiked with rum, this recipe falls somewhere between a decadent French toast and bread pudding.Ana Pelaez
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Mascarpone
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Mascarpone
This batter also makes delicious muffins, perfect for a day-after-Thanksgiving brunch.Anna Stockwell
Rhubarb Muffins with Almond Streusel
Rhubarb Muffins with Almond Streusel
These muffins are hearty, nutty, and zesty—the perfect combination. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Muffins with Almond Streusel »Maxime Iattoni
Rhubarb and Berry Compote
Rhubarb and Berry Compote
The sweetness of berries plays off tart rhubarb in this lightly-spiced compote, which is great over Greek yogurt.Mackenzie Smith
Banana-Oatmeal Muffins
Banana-Oatmeal Muffins
Classic banana-nut muffins get a tangy boost from buttermilk and a hearty dose of oatmeal for a nutritionally-packed lunchbox (or breakfast) treat.Maxime Iattoni
Grilled Peaches with Honey-Almond Streusel
Grilled Peaches with Honey-Almond Streusel
These succulent grilled peaches are topped with almond flour streusel and drizzled with acacia honey, a sweet, unexpected treat for dessert or brunch.Leah Koenig
Gluten-Free Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze
Gluten-Free Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze
Creamy with a yellow hue, millet flour is the basis for this decadent, gluten-free version of a classic chocolate-glazed cake donut.Todd Coleman
Vanilla-Glazed Yeast Donuts
Vanilla-Glazed Yeast Donuts
Clarified butter and evaporated milk give the vanilla glaze on these donuts a satiny consistency.Todd Coleman
Top Pot Triple Coconut Donuts
Top Pot Triple Coconut Donuts
Coconut milk gives these donuts from Seattle's Top Pot donut shop a super-moist interior and a gratifying crust.Todd Coleman
Jelly-Filled Donuts (Berliners)
Jelly-Filled Donuts (Berliners)
If piping the jelly into these donuts proves challenging, use a paring knife to hollow out the side of the donut, making a cavity for the jelly.Todd Coleman
New England Cinnamon Sugar-Cider Donuts
New England Cinnamon Sugar-Cider Donuts
A simple glaze of boiled-down apple cider, butter, and confectioners' sugar makes for a great donut dip. Get the recipe for New England Cinnamon Sugar-Cider Donuts »Todd Coleman