Breakfast Treats You're Going to Want to Bake This Weekend

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There's no better way to start your weekend than with an amazing breakfast. Whether you make chocolate doughnuts, blueberry muffins, or flaky croissants, there are many ways to enjoy a decadent meal right at home. Here are 15 perfect treats that will make your mornings all the more sweeter.

(Image: Jennifer Farley | Ashlae Warner | Shaina Olmanson)

1. Baked Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

If you’re looking for a bite-sized breakfast, then these baked chocolate glazed doughnuts are the answer. Unlike store-bought doughnuts that are fried in a vat of oil, these are baked so they’re even healthier without compromising flavor.

These doughnuts are baked and not deep fried, so you can enjoy them without any guilt.
These doughnuts are baked and not deep fried, so you can enjoy them without any guilt. (Image: Ashlae Warner/Demand Media)

2. Coconut Breakfast Cookies with Cacao Nibs

For a quick and easy option, try a batch of these coconut breakfast cookies with cacao nibs. The cookies are naturally sweetened by bananas and are chock-full of fiber, healthy fats and antioxidant-rich cacao nibs.

This six-ingredient cookie is as easy to make as it is delicious.
This six-ingredient cookie is as easy to make as it is delicious. (Image: Ashlae Warner/Demand Media)

3. Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

These apple cinnamon streusel muffins are reminiscent of freshly baked apple pie -- and are a divine aroma to wake up to in the morning!

Enjoy by itself or with a cup of coffee to get the morning started right.
Enjoy by itself or with a cup of coffee to get the morning started right. (Image: Jennifer Farley/Demand Media)

4. Cinnamon Roll French Toast Breakfast Bake

An overnight recipe like this make-ahead cinnamon roll French toast breakfast bake is a terrific option when you’re strapped for time in the mornings. Best of all, you can enjoy the rest of the batch for the next several days.

Pop this cinnamon roll French toast breakfast bake in the oven while you’re getting ready in the morning.
Pop this cinnamon roll French toast breakfast bake in the oven while you’re getting ready in the morning. (Image: Shaina Olmanson/Demand Media)

5. Popovers

Crisp and golden on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, these popovers are heavenly tasting. Also, these can be made in a muffin tin, so no need to buy a fancy popover tin for this recipe.

Add cheese to the center before baking for a more savory breakfast food.
Add cheese to the center before baking for a more savory breakfast food. (Image: Jennifer Farley/Demand Media)

6. Morning Glory Muffins

Complete with apples, carrots, cinnamon, raisins and coconut flakes, these morning glory muffins are tasty and nutritious. You can enjoy them on-the-go or bring a batch to a breakfast gathering.

The ingredients go together harmoniously in this vitamin-packed muffin.
The ingredients go together harmoniously in this vitamin-packed muffin. (Image: Julia Mueller/Demand Media)

7. Croissants

Believe it or not, you can easily make freshly baked croissants right in your own kitchen. They may look delicate and daunting to create, but follow this recipe and you’ll have perfect pastries to enjoy by breakfast time.

Spread on butter, nutella or jam for a wonderfully satisfying breakfast.
Spread on butter, nutella or jam for a wonderfully satisfying breakfast. (Image: Thalia Ho/Demand Media)

8. Coffee Cake

Wake up to a fresh batch of crumbly coffee cake with this simple recipe. Everyone will want a piece of this!

This coffee cake pairs perfectly with a fresh, hot cup of joe.
This coffee cake pairs perfectly with a fresh, hot cup of joe. (Image: Julia Mueller/Demand Media)

9. Chocolate Croissants

Add a decadent touch to a classic with this dark chocolate croissants recipe. The addition of chocolate turns this puff pastry into a sweet breakfast treat that’s oozing with flavor.

Baked chocolate croissants are crusty and flaky on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside.
Baked chocolate croissants are crusty and flaky on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside. (Image: Thalia Ho/Demand Media)

10. Blueberry Muffins

There’s nothing like enjoying a freshly baked blueberry muffin on a weekend morning. As it bakes, the muffins will fill your kitchen, and your home, with an irresistible aroma.

The sweet bread and tangy blueberries make this a standout breakfast muffin.
The sweet bread and tangy blueberries make this a standout breakfast muffin. (Image: Julia Mueller/Demand Media)

11. Overnight Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

This easy overnight pull-apart bread is a great option for those looking to get breakfast ready in a pinch. The dough is prepared the night before and set to rise in the fridge overnight so that it’s ready to bake first thing in the morning.

Bake for 35-45 minutes as you get ready in the morning, and you’ll have fresh bread to enjoy when you’re done.
Bake for 35-45 minutes as you get ready in the morning, and you’ll have fresh bread to enjoy when you’re done. (Image: Thalia Ho/Demand Media)

12. Almond Croissants

Made with sweet brandy syrup, frangipane cream and slivered almonds, this almond croissant is a light, individual-sized baked good that offers a big dose of flavor.

These almond croissants are a nod to the delicious and classic French pastry.
These almond croissants are a nod to the delicious and classic French pastry. (Image: Thalia Ho/Demand Media)

13. Scones

You don’t need to have a culinary degree to bake perfect scones. With this recipe, you can make impressive scones and even customize them to make them sweet or savory.

Buttery, fluffy scones pair together well with coffee and are surprisingly easy to make.
Buttery, fluffy scones pair together well with coffee and are surprisingly easy to make. (Image: Thalia Ho/Demand Media)

14. French Toast Casserole

An easy and delicious breakfast favorite, this French toast casserole features mouth-watering flavors your friends and family will flip for.

The bread is first saturated overnight with a brown sugar mixture to ensure an even distribution of flavors.
The bread is first saturated overnight with a brown sugar mixture to ensure an even distribution of flavors. (Image: Thalia Ho/Demand Media)

15. Elephant Ear Pastries

These elephant ear pastries transport a beloved French classic right to your kitchen. Once baked, they become crisp and flaky bite-sized palmiers that just melt in your mouth.

You can create these delicacies with ready-made puff pastry dough or from scratch.
You can create these delicacies with ready-made puff pastry dough or from scratch. (Image: Thalia Ho/Demand Media)

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(Image: Jennifer Farley | Julia Mueller | Shaina Olmanson)

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