36 Breakfast Muffins and Breads To Brighten Your Morning
There’s nothing better than waking up with the aroma of sweet, freshly baked muffins filling the house. Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day. It’s the fuel that gets you through the day. Why not start your day off on the right foot by biting into these warm and tasty muffins?
Whether you're serving a holiday crowd or baking up a quick bite, this mix of muffins from blueberry to apple to pumpkin is sure to have exactly what you like. If you don’t wake up with a sweet tooth, don’t worry. We collected savory treats as well. These muffins are easily customizable. Add chocolate chips, an extra dash of cinnamon, or a crumbly streusel on top (our favorite). Served straight out of the oven or wrapped and given as gifts, these recipes make delicious treats for family and friends. We compiled the best homemade breakfast muffin recipes that make waking up a sweet treat.
Bakeshop Blueberry Muffins
Recipe: Bakeshop Blueberry Muffins
No need to drive to the bakery to get signature muffins. These homemade blueberry muffins are arguably better than the bakery.
Blueberry Streusel Muffins
Recipe: Blueberry Streusel Muffins
These berry-filled muffins are topped with a crumbly streusel.
Sweet Potato Muffins
Recipe: Sweet Potato Muffins
If you love pumpkin muffins then these are a must-try, healthier alternative.
Any-Berry Muffins with Cornmeal Streusel
This versatile recipe lets you add in any seasonal berry you'd like.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Muffins
A fall morning must, these pumpkin muffins are topped with a crumbly brown sugar mixture.
Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins
Recipe: Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins
Start your day with some zest! This Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins recipe is just what your morning needs.
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese English Muffin Strata
Forget about a breakfast sandwhich. This loaded strata is all you’ll need for breakfast, with muffins already included.
Recipe: Chocolate-Pear Muffins
We could always use a chocolate fix, even in the morning. These decadent chocolate pear muffins certainly do the trick.
Snickerdoodle Doughnut Hole Muffins
These bite-sized snickerdoodle muffins are perfect for on the go. Plus, they're kid approved.
Carrot Cake Muffins
Recipe: Carrot Cake Muffins
Who knew carrots could be so tasty, especially in the morning?
Apple Crumb Muffins
Recipe: Apple Crumb Muffins
These sweet and soft apple crumb muffins will be your fall bake sale and on-the-go breakfast staples.
Sugar-and-Spice Apple Muffins
Recipe: Sugar-and-Spice Apple Muffins
These sugar-and-spice apple muffins will satisfy a sweet tooth at breakfast or with coffee or tea in the afternoon. "Sugar, spice, and everything nice" is a fitting saying for this soft treat.
Recipe: Apple Muffins
These tender apple muffins would be a day-making hostess, neighbor, or teacher gift this fall.
Caramelized Apple Toffee Muffins
Recipe: Caramelized Apple Toffee Muffins
These muffins emulate fall flavor, and the toffee bits create an ideal texture that’s both chewy and crunchy.
Recipe: Pumpkin Roll
Impress your guests with a spiced pumpkin cake roll that's filled with sweet cream cheese. Rolling up the cake is easy with these step-by-step instructions, plus, you can make it ahead and refrigerate it until you're ready to serve.
Lemon-Raspberry Muffins are great for breakfast or as an afternoon snack with coffee or tea. Serve them in a basket for a special touch.
- Recipe: Lemon-Raspberry Muffins
Lemon Tea Bread
Recipe: Lemon Tea Bread
This cake-like bread is drizzled with a sweet citrus glaze, and then sprinkled with grated lemon rind tossed with granulated sugar.
Cranberry-Orange Tea Bread Muffins
Recipe: Blueberry-Cinnamon Muffins
Fat-free buttermilk and a teaspoon of cinnamon take the traditional blueberry muffin recipe to the next level. Tip: To prevent berries from bleeding, toss them in flour, and then gently fold them into batter.
Recipe: Sausage-Cheese Muffins
Make these savory muffins for a flavorful addition to your breakfast or brunch standards. With only five ingredients, the hardest part is getting out of bed to enjoy them.
Recipe: Praline-Apple Bread
Sour cream is the secret to the rich, moist texture of this bread. There's no butter or oil in the batter―only in the glaze.
Brown Sugar-Banana Muffins
Recipe: Brown Sugar-Banana Muffins
These brown sugar-banana muffins are so yummy, it'll be hard to eat just one!
Morning Glory Muffins
Lightly spiced with the rich, moist flavor of carrot cake, Morning Glory Muffins are a tasty match for cream cheese and ginger preserves.
- Recipe: Morning Glory Muffins
Dried Cherry-Walnut Sweet Rolls
Dried Cherry-Walnut Sweet Rolls start with frozen bread dough. The end result is a sweet-and-tangy breakfast treat.
- Recipe: Dried Cherry-Walnut Sweet Rolls
Southern Soda Bread
Recipe: Southern Soda Bread
Southern Soda Bread is a twist on the Irish classic. Serve it warm from the oven with a cup of tea or to accompany a meal. We especially love it toasted and served with jam or honey butter.
Add a zing to your traditional cornbread muffin by adding tart cranberries to the homemade batter. This recipe is quick and delicious, making it perfect for a breakfast on-the-go or a sweet treat to round out your meal.
- Recipe: Cornmeal-Cranberry Muffins
Lightly toasted and slathered with butter, hearty Nut Bread makes a wonderful snack any time of the day.
- Recipe: Nut Bread
Recipe: Caramel-Apple Muffins
Sautéed apple slices baked beneath the batter turn these special muffins into miniature apple upside-down cakes. The same recipe also makes two luscious loaves of apple bread – perfect for fall picnics and tailgating.
Whole Wheat Date-Nut Bread
Recipe: Whole Wheat Date-Nut 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: Pumpernickel Bread
Parmesan Cheese Muffins
Quick and easy Parmesan Cheese Muffins make a welcome addition to weeknight suppers.
- Recipe: Parmesan Cheese Muffins
Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Bread
Sweetened dried cranberries, grated orange rind and orange marmalade add festive flavor to this hearty quick bread. And if you prefer muffins, you can spoon this same batter into muffin pans instead of a loaf pan.
Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
Give a store-bought mix a delicious homemade taste by simply adding dried apples and golden raisins into the batter.
- Recipe: Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread
Pam's Country Crust Bread
Recipe: Pam's Country Crust Bread
This top-rated bread has a tender crumb and soft crust. Slice and spread with butter for your favorite meal.
Recipe: Lemon Muffins
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.