70 Coffee Cakes and Sweet Breads That Are the Perfect Companion for Your Morning Cup
When you think of brunch, does your mind immediately turn to something sweet or savory? If you answered the first option, we've got great news: You're going to fall in love with our favorite coffee cake and sweet bread recipes. A sweet tooth can't be ignored, so we've got you covered with our all-time best coffee cakes and sweet breads. Skip the trip to the bakery with easy homemade versions of your orders, like blueberry muffins, cinnamon coffee cake, and sticky sweet buns. Nothing pairs better with a cup of hot coffee than a gooey orange roll or slice of classic banana bread. Picking out Christmas brunch this year will be easy with these sweet breads and coffee cakes. Get festive with our cranberry pull-apart bread or gingerbread muffins that the kids will love. Spend your Saturday morning whipping up a decadent batch of monkey bread with homemade caramel sauce drizzled on top or make brunch ahead with a freezable pastry. Whatever recipe you choose, everyone will be happy with a little extra sugar on the breakfast table.
Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread
Recipe: Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread
Enjoy banana bread without all the guilt with this healthy banana bread recipe.
Lemon Tea Bread
Recipe: Lemon Tea Bread
This yummy, cake-like tea bread has a light lemon taste and is drizzled with a sweet citrus glaze.
Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake
Recipe: Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake
Add a bit of refreshing fruity flavor to your coffee cake with apricot preserves. Slivered almonds and a vanilla glaze complete this easy breakfast treat.
Easy Orange Rolls
Recipe: Easy Orange Rolls
Your family will definitely want to rise, shine, and dine when they smell these Easy Orange Rolls baking in the oven.
Praline Pull-Apart Bread
Recipe: Praline Pull-Apart Bread
Make this delicious bread for special occasions. It's easy to fix with frozen bread dough, and a caramel-flavored sauce poured on top makes it irresistible.
Hummingbird Bundt Cake
Recipe: Hummingbird Bundt Cake
From pineapple to cream cheese, the same ingredients first featured in the 1978 version of this popular layer cake still shine in our new version— simplified by baking in a Bundt pan.
Bakeshop Blueberry Muffins
Recipe: Bakeshop Blueberry Muffins
Bake this coffee shop staple at home with just 10 minutes of hands-on time.
Piña Colada Quick Bread
Recipe: Piña Colada Quick Bread
This bread recipe would make the prettiest centerpiece for your weekend brunch.
Cream Cheese Pastries
Recipe: Cream Cheese Pastries
Our Test Kitchen developed this recipe to make four loaves, so you can make one for your family and give the rest to neighbors and friends during the holidays.
Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
Recipe: Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
When it gets chilly outside, we look for any excuse to have our house smell like the flavors of fall. This coffee cake satisfies that craving and so much more.
Gluten-Free Banana Bread
Recipe: Gluten-Free Banana Bread
All this banana bread recipe needs is a swipe of butter and your favorite cup of coffee or tea.
Recipe: Gingerbread Muffins
We just found our Christmas morning treat! These sweet bites are complete with a topping of cream cheese frosting.
Apple Butter-Pecan Quick Bread
Recipe: Apple Butter-Pecan Quick Bread
This fall bread recipe starts with homemade slow-cooker apple butter and ends with a happy and full family!
Air Fryer Donuts
Recipe: Air Fryer Donuts
There's nothing your Air Fryer can't do, including whipping up a batch of sweet, buttery donuts.
Recipe: Peach Scones
Instead of making a bakery run, whip up these fluffy scones that only take 25 minutes of hands-on time.
Chocolate Monkey Bread
Recipe: Chocolate Monkey Bread
Frozen dough speeds up this super-sweet monkey bread recipe.
Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls
Recipe: Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls
How much do we love carrot cake? This breakfast recipe adds to the ways.
Chocolate Marble-Pumpkin Spice Bread
Make your favorite fall bread even better with a gorgeous swirl of chocolate.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Recipe: Cinnamon Coffee Cake
This sweet and easy coffee cake recipe can be enjoyed year round, whether for Saturday brunch or a new neighbor.
Sour Cream Banana Bread With Pecan Streusel Topping
Instead of turning to your usual banana bread recipe the next time you have overripe bananas on the counter, try this moist recipe for something out of the ordinary.
Any-Berry Muffins with Cornmeal Streusel
We love the versatility of this muffin recipe that pairs perfectly with your morning cup of coffee.
Cranberry Pull-Apart Bread with Orange-Cream Cheese Icing
Two favorite flavors of the holiday season—cranberry and citrus—meet in this bright and beautiful bread recipe that makes two loaves.
Apple Cider Doughnuts
Recipe: Apple Cider Doughnuts
We can't think of a more fun fall baking project than these cakey apple cider doughnuts.
Bananas Foster Coffee Cake with Vanilla-Rum Sauce
Dive into this New Orleans mainstay dessert at breakfast with this totally decadent coffee cake recipe.
Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls with Apple Cider Glaze
These sweet rolls can be prepped in advance and frozen to make your life easier the day you're serving.
King Cake Monkey Bread
Recipe: King Cake Monkey Bread
Create a totally new way to enjoy this Mardi Gras treat with just a few pantry staples.
Mini Cream Scones
Recipe: Mini Cream Scones
This simple scone recipe just inspired us to throw our own afternoon tea party.
Nutella Banana Bread
Recipe: Nutella Banana Bread
There's no doubt that a swirl of Nutella takes your go-to banana bread over the top.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Not overly cake-like but just sweet enough, these fall muffins strike the ideal balance of flavor.
Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
Making this beautiful pull-apart bread is such a fun way to spend an afternoon with the kids.
Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel
Juicy, fresh peaches make for the best texture when mixed with a crunchy streusel and soft cake.
Cherry-Pecan Swirl Bread
Recipe: Cherry-Pecan Swirl Bread
Topped with a simple citrus glaze, this gorgeous bread recipe is wow-worthy.
Banana Cream Donuts
Recipe: Banana Cream Donuts
These pillowy donuts are filled with a homemade banana cream mixture that starts with a packet of instant banana pudding mix from the pantry.
Sorghum-Pecan Monkey Bread Muffins
Who knew your muffin tin could do so much? Instead of slicing a Bundt cake, ensure every family member gets a personal dessert with this recipe.
Buttermilk Breakfast Scones
Recipe: Buttermilk Breakfast Scones
We're bringing this retro scone recipe back, and it's better than before.
Citrus Pull-Apart Bread
Recipe: Citrus Pull-Apart Bread
Rise and shine to a bright loaf of bread made with fresh citrus filling and glaze.
Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake
Recipe: Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake
Treat your family to a festive surprise when you cut into this tender pound cake to find a ribbon of bright cranberry compote.
Mini Bananas Foster Sticky Buns
Recipe: Mini Bananas Foster Sticky Buns
Instead of waiting for bread to rise, get brunch on the table quickly with this recipe that starts with refrigerated crescent rolls.
The Big Cinnamon Roll
Carrot Cake Muffins
Recipe: Carrot Cake Muffins
Easter brunch has never been sweeter! These cakey muffins couldn't be easier to throw together.
Recipe: Fig Bread
Figs might star on your Friday night cheeseboard but give them a spot in the brunch spread with an easy but pretty bread recipe.
Sausage-Stuffed Honey Buns
Recipe: Sausage-Stuffed Honey Buns
This recipe combines the best of your favorite sweet and savory brunch dishes.
Recipe: Pumpkin Bread
This classic autumn bread needs no introduction—it's truly a classic.
Mini Pecan Monkey Bread Loaves
Recipe: Mini Pecan Monkey Bread Loaves
These personal mini loaves are much more hygienic than everyone grabbing off the same large loaf.
Snickerdoodle Doughnut Hole Muffins
Twenty-four muffins in less than an hour? Count us in!
Recipe: Zucchini Bread
Sneak a good-for-you ingredient into a sweet breakfast with our zucchini bread recipe that includes a healthy serving of chocolate chips.
Homemade Orange Rolls
Recipe: Homemade Orange Rolls
Skip the freezer aisle and try a new baking project this weekend with our orange rolls recipe.
Sweet Potato Muffins
Recipe: Sweet Potato Muffins
If you're not a fan of overly sweet dishes at breakfast, these fall muffins should be your first pick.
Homemade Pop Tarts
Recipe: Homemade Pop Tarts
The kids will be thrilled to see these buttery pastries on their breakfast plates.
Recipe: Apple Bread
Made with a base of applesauce and eggs instead of butter and sugar, this apple bread recipe is surprisingly healthier.
Best-Ever Sticky Buns
Recipe: Best-Ever Sticky Buns
Our Test Kitchen doesn't call a recipe the "best ever" for no reason: These sweet buns are the ultimate make-ahead breakfast.
Sweet Potato-Cranberry Scones with Molasses-Orange Butter
A homemade food gift is one of the sweetest holiday gifts, and these buttery scones are what we're wrapping up this year.
Recipe: Raisin Bread
This raisin bread recipe makes two loaves, so make one and freeze the other or give it to Mama to brighten her day.
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
Recipe: Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
Even a gluten intolerance or allergy can't stop your family members from indulging in this breakfast classic complete with cream cheese icing.
Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins
Recipe: Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins
A tip from the Test Kitchen: When you're grating the lemon rind, be sure to grate only the yellow peel, rather than the white pith. While the peel itself delivers intense fruit flavor, the pith promises bitterness and a less-than-satisfying taste.
Recipe: Banana Bread
With just a few pantry staple ingredients and 15 minutes of hands-on time, this recipe is as simple and no-frills as it gets.
Apple Butter Doughnuts with Salted-Caramel Glaze
Make this doughnut dough up to two days in advance and enjoy a warm fall treat whenever you're ready.
Caramel-Glazed Monkey Bread
Recipe: Caramel-Glazed Monkey Bread
This monkey bread recipe starts with rolling a simple homemade dough in cinnamon sugar and ends with a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Recipe: Chocolate-Pear Muffins
Surprise everyone at brunch with this unexpected combo that's incredibly delicious.
Hot Cross Buns
Recipe: Hot Cross Buns
An Easter mainstay, this simple bread recipe is a great one for the kids to help you make.