Bread and Pastry

A warm, aromatic basket of fresh bread and pastries makes any breakfast or brunch a special event. Find recipes for morning breads of every kind, from sweet breads to pastries, biscuits to popovers, and plan a breakfast or brunch around them.

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Cinnamon-Raisin Loaves

Campbell's

Fantastic to take as a hostess gift, this fragrant bread is packed with goodness and a few tasty surprises.

Total: 1 hr 35 mins

Grits Spoonbread

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Everything Twists

Food & Wine

Inspired by the "everything" bagel, Melissa Rubel Jacobson coats buttery puff pastry twists in a mixture of seeds and spices.

Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Gruyere Cheese Straws

The Food Channel

Golden twists of pastry with swirls of gruyere and parmesan cheese and a hint of thyme provide a delicate crunch that's perfect for a party appetizer or afternoon snack.

Doughnut Holes with Raspberry Jam

Food & Wine

Chef-owner Ginevra Iverson of Restaurant Eloise in Sonoma County, California, serves her light, crisp, sugared doughnut holes with sweet-tart raspberry jam. She won't send any imperfect doughnut holes into the dining room; misshapen ones, she says, become snacks for the kitchen crew: "They get slathered with jam and devoured by whomever gets to them first."

Total: 3 hrs

Southwestern Strudel

Pace Salsa & Picante

This savory strudel features chicken, Colby Jack cheese, corn and picante sauce, rolled up in puff pastry...it make a fabulous topper for mixed salad greens.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Crunchy Spiced Horns

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets are sprinkled with a combination of cinnamon, walnuts, cloves, ginger and sugar, cut into strips, twisted and shaped into delectable "horns" that are baked until the pastry is golden and the filling is warm.

Total: 1 hr 5 mins

Whole-Grain Banana Bread

Betty Crocker

Whole-grain cereal, eggs whites instead of whole eggs and fat-free yogurt set this banana bread apart.

Total: 2 hrs 35 mins

Sugar-Cinnamon Loaf

Better Homes and Gardens

The cinnamon swirl in the center of each slice makes this bread recipe special enough to serve to company.

Morning Glory Muffins

Better Homes and Gardens

Muffins studded with carrots, apples, raisins, and pineapple make for a healthy breakfast.

Pecan-Maple Sticky Rolls

Food & Wine

Grace Parisi has two shortcuts for these incredible faux sticky buns: using a biscuit dough instead of a yeast dough and baking it with maple syrup instead of homemade caramel.

Total: 45 mins

Old-Fashioned Banana Bread

Food & Wine

This extraordinarily simple and tasty banana bread (with a moist center and crispy crust) is a Ritter family heirloom. "The recipe has been in our family for generations," Lisa Ritter says.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Potimarron Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

For this recipe, bake potimarron or butternut squash as a vegetable base for bread, then serve with homemade squash butter.

Cinnamon Toast

Sugar In The Raw®

This recipe is a breakfast no brainer. Just a sprinkle of Sugar In The Raw on top of each slice gives a little extra crunch.

Croatian Nut Pita with Wine

Better Homes and Gardens

A walnut filling goes inside a homemade pastry made with wine for this dessert.

Pecan-Honey Buns

Food & Wine

The honeyed glaze on these sticky, nutty breakfast rolls is luscious and soft when warm, then turns nicely chewy when cool.

Total: 3 hrs 15 mins

Cream Biscuits with Dill

Food & Wine

"Biscuits are like pie crusts in that we assign magical powers to people who can make really good ones," Amber Huffman says. Her grandmother Mimi got her hooked on cream biscuits, which substitute cream for butter, eliminating the tricky step of cutting fat into flour. "They're less fussy, and you can make them in two seconds," Huffman says. "I wish there were a pie crust equivalent."

Total: 35 mins
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