Breakfast, they say, is the most important meal of the day. So why then do we find so many ways of making it the least satisfying? Not on our watch! Breakfast can be just as sunny and delightful as any other meal of the day, and there are so many ways to inject a little sugar-love into one’s morning routine. One of the greatest things about breakfast items is that you can create many variations of each classic, proving that what is sweet offers as much satisfaction to one person as it will to another. So get inspired and get cooking!
There is a reason why Leslie from Parks and Recreation loves waffles so much. When made correctly, the slight toasted crunch of the outside paired against the warm fluff of the inside makes each bite a perfect one; when you add syrup, the delight is even greater.
Waffles are a seductive breakfast item because they have crazy versatility that allows you to experiment with flavors. Bacon bits? Chocolate chips? Check and check.
Follow this link for a basic recipe – then modify away!
Pancakes. Just like waffles, they offer versatility and a living heaven for your taste buds. Apple-cinnamon pancakes? Banana pancakes? Pancakes can be the platform for you to indulge in all your breakfast fantasies. Nigella Lawson has a great basic recipe (I’d suggest adding 1/4tsp of vanilla)!
Oh French toast— that spiced, eggy bread fried to perfection, topped with butter and syrup (or whipped cream and fruit if one so desires). There really is nothing like the taste of good French toast. For bread lovers out there, this is a way to jazz it up for your morning meal. For non-breakfast lovers, this could easily make you a convert.
For a basic recipe, Alton Brown knows his way around the kitchen.
OVERNIGHT FRENCH TOAST
Just like its companion above but super-soaked with flavor and baked the next day. Take the leap and try this out.
Scones are quintessentially British and reminiscent of teatime or a late morning snack. With some clotted cream and the right jam, this treat can be a lovely start to your morning, especially when one adds raisins or currants to the mix. They are fun to make and even more satisfying to eat.
CINNAMON RAISIN ROLLS
There are many memories of childhood full of cinnamon raisin rolls covered in luscious frosting. Every now and then, it is nice to indulge in the past and bring it into the future, biting into nostalgia, happy to see how far you’ve come in the future. They are easy and fun to make so give it a try! This site gives a great tutorial as the pictures are very clear!
Well known and well loved, muffins are the gifts to humans that keeps on giving. Blueberry, Lemon-poppy, Chocolate chip, Raspberry and White Chocolate—there are countless versions of this delicious treat that cater to each person’s preference. Try making them at home—this breakfast treat you could never regret.
A donut is a guilty pleasure that is easy to say yes to. With so many kinds of donuts and donut holes, there is a form of the treat for everyone. One chilly weekend, try making these at home—they’ll be sure to warm you up and give you that satisfied grin.
Coffee cake is a winning breakfast item for sure. It has many variations—one merely needs to find the specific avenue that will house the greatest version. This one from Saveur really hits the nail on the head with the addition of dates.