Breakfast Bread

There are two camps in the breakfast bread world. On one side, you have options that serve as vehicles for toppings, like bagels, English muffins, toast and croissants. These unadorned choices can be piled high with everything from lox to peanut butter. The other half seeks to satisfy eaters with a constant sweet tooth. Choices like banana bread, cinnamon rolls, muffins and sticky buns ensure that sugar is available first thing in the morning. F&W's guide has all your breakfast options covered, no matter what your tastes are.

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Almond Croissants

The best thing to do with day-old croissants, whether homemade or storebought? Split them in half, slather them with a brandy-spiked, almond-scented cream, top them with even more almonds, and bake them until the aroma coming from the oven makes you swoon.

Cardamom Baked French Toast

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To make this twist on baked French toast, inspired by the Swedish cardamom-infused buns called kardemummabullar, you’ll spread slices of tender, eggy challah with a sugary cardamom butter, then toast them until light gold. Next, the spiced toasts get soaked in a peppercorn-spiked custard that enhances the cardamom flavor even more before it’s topped with melted butter and Swedish pearl sugar and baked. Related: More French Toast Recipes

Zucchini Breakfast Bread

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From the irresistibly crunchy turbinado sugar crust to the perfectly moist and tender crumb, this super-simple zucchini bread delivers maximum breakfast delight. Studded with pecans and oats and perfumed with orange zest, cinnamon, and allspice, it makes a perfect grab-and-go breakfast. If you want to treat yourself, do like we do: Slather it with butter and give it a quick toast in a skillet. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, cut it into cubes, toss with butter, and toast them for topping yogurt or ice cream.

Scallion-Corn Muffins

Kansas City, Missouri, chefs Colby and Megan Garrelts say that if you can measure and stir, then you can make a mean cornbread. These deliciously moist muffins get fantastic flavor from corn kernels and scallions. Slideshow: More Muffin Recipes 
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Strudel Recipes

Strudel is a classic Austrian pastry that consists of flaky, paper-thin sheets of dough wrapped around a variety of fillings. Most strudel flavors you’ll see will likely have sweet cheese, fruit or a combination of both. Some of our favorite fruits to add to strudels are bananas, cherries and apples. But strudel can also showcase savory fillings as well. We like to fill the pastry with a mixture of mushrooms and then serve the crispy cooked strudel as an appetizer for a dinner party. Here, 5 of our best sweet and savory strudel recipes.

English Muffins & Crumpets

Sometimes, there's nothing better than toasting an English muffin and letting a sliver of butter slowly melt into those distinctive nooks and crannies. And that's just an English muffin at its simplest. Imagine what you can do when you start to really get creative. Crumpets are similar to English muffins, but are softer and spongier. They’re traditionally flat on the top with small pores and a chewy texture, served with butter, jam or honey. Here, our best recipes for thes morning breads.

Breakfast Breads

Looking for an easy breakfast bread recipe? Here, a selection of our favorites, from classic banana bread to gluten-free brown sugar monkey bread muffins.