Very Merry Breakfast Muffins & Breads
Round out a complete holiday breakfast spread with these quick bites.
This deliciously dense cake uses ground heart-healthy nuts and cornmeal for structure. It actually tastes better as it sits and can be made up to 4 days ahead. Just whip the cream and serve.
Recipe: Gluten-Free Buttermilk-Pecan-Walnut Cake
This miniature twist on sticky buns delivers big homemade flavor in little time. The refrigerated cresent-roll dough, combined with a decadent caramel-pecan topping is ready to bake in 15 minutes.
- Recipe: Bite-Size Cinnamon-Pecan Twirls
This indulgent bread tastes as good as it looks. Don't skip the quick step of whipping the cream before stirring in the brown sugar—that's the secret to the smooth texture of the caramel-flavored sauce.
- Recipe: Praline Pull-Apart Bread
This bread has the hearty taste and texture of a fancy artisan bread yet stirs together in a matter of minutes. Baking soda, rather than yeast, gives rise to terrific flavor.
- Recipe: Whole Wheat Date-Nut Bread
These muffins will become your most requested breakfast recipe. To make them even more delicious, just add this sweet drizzle over them when they are warm: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice.
- Recipe: Lemon Muffins
The Calas Women, as they were called, peddled these hot breakfast fritters—whose name comes from the African word "kárá"—each morning in the French Quarter. The street vendors have vanished, so we honor them here with a classic rice-dough recipe too delicious to ever disappear.
- Recipe: New Orleans Calas
Customize your coffee cake topping with any fruit-nut combo. We like plum preserves, sliced plums, and almonds, or strawberry jam, sliced strawberries, and pecans.