30 Best-Ever Breakfast Muffins and Breads Worth Every Last Crumb
There’s simply nothing better than waking up on any given morning with the aroma of sweet baked goodies wafting throughout the house—especially if it’s Saturday. That makes it even sweeter. Starting the day off on the right foot is important, and a little bit of sugar and spice is guaranteed to get the job done. Whether you’re making a batch of our bakery-worthy blueberry muffins to last you all week long or preparing a spectacular loaf of pull-apart cinnamon bread to serve family and friends on the weekend, these breakfast muffins and breads won’t disappoint. Choose one of our scrumptious banana bread recipes on the list or something seasonal like gingerbread muffins or pumpkin spice muffins, and you’ll be ready to take on the day with extra pep in your step. Here are 30 of our most delicious breakfast muffin and bread recipes that bring bites of joy to every morning.
Bakeshop Blueberry Muffins
Recipe: Bakeshop Blueberry Muffins
No need to drive to the bakery to get signature muffins bursting with blueberry flavor. These homemade blueberry muffins are arguably better than any you'll find there.
Sour Cream Banana Bread With Pecan Streusel Topping
We updated classic banana bread by adding tangy sour cream to the batter and finishing the loaf with a sweet pecan streusel topping.
Any-Berry Muffins with Cornmeal Streusel
This versatile recipe lets you add in any seasonal berry you'd like—so go crazy.
Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
Rich, buttery layers each capped off with crunchy, caramelized cinnamon sugar? Yep, we'll take it. This one's a show-stopper.
Sweet Potato Muffins
Recipe: Sweet Potato Muffins
If you love pumpkin muffins, these are a must-try that celebrate the autumn season with just as much flair.
Apple Butter-Pecan Quick Bread
Recipe: Apple Butter-Pecan Quick Bread
A warm slice of this deliciously spiced quick bread is why you get up on Saturday morning. Homemade slow-cooker apple butter is the star of this recipe.
Blueberry Streusel Muffins
Recipe: Blueberry Streusel Muffins
These berry-filled muffins are topped with a crumbly streusel that gives them a little something extra.
Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins
Recipe: Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins
Enjoy your breakfast with a side of zest with this citrusy poppy seed-filled recipe. It's just what an early morning calls for.
Piña Colada Quick Bread
Recipe: Piña Colada Quick Bread
Try not to be happy after starting the day with a slice of this warm quick bread flavored with pineapple and coconut. We dare you!
Sorghum-Pecan Monkey Bread Muffins
You won't find more decadent morning bites than these glazed, syrupy monkey bread muffins topped with pecans.
Nutella Banana Bread
Recipe: Nutella Banana Bread
Instead of chocolate chips, consider adding a swirl of nutella spread to your banana bread for a match made in brunch heaven.
Recipe: Gingerbread Muffins
These holiday-inspired muffins are spiced with the traditional blend of ginger and cinnamon and made extra rich with the addition of molasses.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Muffins
A fall morning must, these pumpkin muffins are topped with a crumbly brown sugar mixture.
Cherry-Pecan Swirl Bread
Recipe: Cherry-Pecan Swirl Bread
It might be the prettiest bread you've ever made—and it's guaranteed to be the most delicious one, too. Tart cherries and toasted pecans come together for the best filling ever.
Citrus Pull-Apart Bread
Recipe: Citrus Pull-Apart Bread
You'll get two cheery loaves out of this recipe—which is good. Because you'll be pairing a slice with everything from your morning cup of coffee to afternoon tea.
Snickerdoodle Doughnut Hole Muffins
These bite-sized snickerdoodle muffins are perfect for on-the-go munching. Plus, they're kid-approved.
Recipe: Pumpkin Bread
In the spirit of maximizing taste with as little effort as possible, we give you a recipe for pumpkin bread that requires 10 minutes of hands-on time, two bowls, and a whisk.
Recipe: Sausage Bread
Who said all breakfast bread had to be sweet? This one gets major personality from sausage and oodles of cheese.
Apple Crumb Muffins
Recipe: Apple Crumb Muffins
These sweet and soft apple crumb muffins are fit for any fall bake sale or on-the-go breakfast.
Bananas Foster Coffee Cake with Vanilla-Rum Sauce
Perfect for a holiday brunch or shower, this coffee cake can be made booze-free by substituting extra cream for rum in the sauce, if you prefer.
Recipe: Zucchini Bread
Get a morning dose of veggies with this super moist bread made with grated zucchini and warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Add chocolate chips to make it even tastier.
Sugar-and-Spice Apple Muffins
Recipe: Sugar-and-Spice Apple Muffins
"Sugar, spice, and everything nice" is more than appropriate for these morning treats.
Carrot Cake Muffins
Recipe: Carrot Cake Muffins
Who knew carrots could be so tasty at all hours of the day? Turns out, they make muffins oh-so moist.
Amy Grant's Banana Nut Bread
Recipe: Amy Grant's Banana Nut Bread
This is the perfect classic rendition of banana bread to have around the house, should a need for a warmed-up slice with a slathering of butter arise.
Recipe: Chocolate-Pear Muffins
We could always use a chocolate fix, even in the wee hours. These decadent pear-infused muffins certainly do the trick.
Recipe: Apple Muffins
Tender apple muffins are perfect for wrapping up and making someone's day.
Cranberry Pull-Apart Bread with Orange-Cream Cheese Icing
Tangy cranberries and zingy orange zest add festive flavor to this hearty quick bread. The recipe makes two loaves, so you can give one and keep one.
Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread
Recipe: Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread
Classic banana nut bread gets a creamy twist with the addition of cream cheese. If you prefer to make muffins, spoon batter into a muffin tin in lieu of a loaf pan.
Caramelized Apple Toffee Muffins
Recipe: Caramelized Apple Toffee Muffins
These muffins emit all the fall flavor you could want, while toffee bits create a mouthwatering 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. Plus, you can make it ahead and refrigerate it until you're ready to serve.