Bake Morning Sweeter: 7 Lovely Fall Weekend Breakfast Recipes
If your weekend plans don’t already include turning up the heat in your kitchen to create a sweet fall breakfast, you’ll want to clear your calendar. Any breakfast-time, fall-flavored craving you have is about to be satisfied, because we’ve rounded up seven sensationally seasonal recipes. Prepare to be tempted by apple cinnamon roll muffins, pumpkin French toast, and the fragrant scents of autumn’s best ingredients. Nothing is better than a lazy weekend morning featuring mugs of hot coffee and freshly baked breakfast dishes.
Spiced Apple Cider Doughnut Holes
Easy to bake into doughnuts or doughnut holes, this recipe starts with everyone’s favorite fall drink: apple cider. After baking, things get even sweeter thanks to a cinnamon sugar coating. Relying on basic ingredients, the only items you may not have on hand are the cider and buttermilk. You will definitely want to pick a carton up from the store, because Sally’s Baking Addiction says that this ingredient “will make your donuts fabulously moist and tender, just as donuts should be.”
Once you have your buttermilk and all other necessary ingredients, get ready for a homemade doughnut that is “moist, soft, and perfectly apple cider flavored” — exactly what your fall morning needs.
Visit Sally’s Baking Addiction for the recipe.
Pumpkin French Toast Bake
From lattes to pie, there is no escaping pumpkin in the fall, but you don’t have to rely on these standard bearers when you want a dash one of the season’s most popular flavors. This delectable baked French toast is prepared the night before and baked the morning you want to indulge in sweet and spicy breakfast bites.
“The crusty, raisin-dotted bread soaked up the batter and yielded a custard-like french toast bake that smelled like heaven in the oven” — with praise like that, it is easy to see why Minimalist Baker almost lost sleep in anticipation of baking this dish. Referred to as the “breakfast of champions” it’s definitely on our fall baking wish list. Will it be on yours, too?
Visit Minimalist Baker for the recipe.
Coffee Cake With Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze
You can never go wrong with the classics, and coffee cake is a quintessential brunch or breakfast offering. A slice of this coffee cake and large cup of coffee or tea will warm up your fall morning in no time.
Damn Delicious lets you know that the cake has “a mile-high crumb topping that everyone will love.” This is topped with a “decadent brown sugar glaze” and best consumed fresh and still warm from the oven. Plus, that “mile-high” topping ensures you’ll have plenty of crumbly topping to savor — and isn’t that everyone’s favorite part of a crumb coffee cake anyway?
Visit Damn Delicious for the recipe.
Apple Cinnamon Roll Muffins
We just can’t get enough apple flavor, so we’re returning to the fall fruit. Cinnamon is again partnering with it for a classic combination, but this time, it is getting even sweeter thanks to an apple juice-infused glaze.
Cooking Classy explains that the rolls are baked in a muffin tin because it helps the rolls bake more evenly, and quicker, than the traditional baking pan method. The end result? “Apple pie meets cinnamon rolls in this Fall treat that you won’t want to miss out on,” and really, we don’t need more encouragement than that to bake these cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
Visit Cooking Classy for the recipe.
Candied Pecan Waffles
A plate full of waffles is an ideal kickstart to any morning, but why settle for regular old waffles when you could have Candied Pecan Waffles instead? “Sure, you can just throw some pecans into waffles and they will be good, but by candying them first, it takes the waffles to a whole different level,” Macheesmo writes of these nutty, sugary delights.
The waffles are made with a yeasted batter, which sounds impressive and is incredibly easy. There is one catch, though: You need to let the dough rise in the fridge for 12 to 24 hours, so plan ahead, because you do not want to miss out on this recipe.
Visit Macheesmo for the recipe.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
No waffle iron? Fear not: You can get a hot stack of appetizing, amazing, and autumnal pancakes instead. The Baker Mama calls it “out of this world wonderful” and says it could give chocolate and peanut butter a run for their money.
Plus, these fluffy pancakes come together quickly, taking less than half an hour to prepare. If you’re looking for a quick and heavenly breakfast for fall, you need to have this pancake recipe ready to go. Easy and delicious, we cannot think of a better beginning for a fall morning than pancakes that are “lightly spiced, loaded with pumpkin, and made extra special with a little chocolate all throughout.” In other words, “Falltastic!”
Visit The Baker Mama for the recipe.
Morning Bread Pudding With Salted Caramel
We don’t even know where to begin in describing the fabulous flavors waiting for you when you place this on the breakfast table. Perhaps that is because no one is saying it better than Deb Perelman herself:
“If a salted butter caramel upside-down faintly tangy bread pudding of a French toast casserole sounds good to you, if you think French toast styled like a tarte tatin might be nice, if you think you’d prefer homemade caramel sauce over sticky bottled syrup — that is, I suspect, if you have taste buds — it will be hard to go back to the old way after this and nobody around here minds at all.”
Do you really need more of a recommendation than that? We don’t. We will certainly be following Smitten Kitchen’s example and putting our brioche to good use by cutting it up, drenching it in caramel, and baking the whole thing to perfection.
Visit Smitten Kitchen for the recipe.