10 Breakfast Baking Projects for Any Day of the Week

Treat yourself to homemade scones, baked French toast and much more.

July 29, 2020
By: Katherine Lok
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Ina Garten's Cranberry Orange Scones.

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

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Doing a bit more baking of late? Though bread and desserts tend to steal the spotlight in the baking world, breakfast baking shouldn't be overlooked. Whether you're up for a challenge or looking for something easy, these 10 breakfast baking recipes should help make your mornings brighter. Even better, the bulk of many of these recipes can be prepared overnight for blissfully easy morning treats.

Food Network Kitchen's Sheet Pan Biscuit Eggs-In-A-Hole.

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

Scones and Biscuits

Ina Garten has perfected her technique for making scones , and these Cheddar Dill Scones, in particular, are loved by so many. Light and flaky in texture, the fresh dill adds zip and complements the cheese. And if you're in the mood for something sweet, look no further than her Cranberry Orange Scones (pictured up top), which feature two hits of orange, in the dough and sweet drizzle topping.

If you're a fan of the breakfast classic egg-in-a-hole, you'll love this recipe for Biscuit Egg-in-a-Hole (pictured) using the cut-out dough left from forming the biscuits as a vessel to hold the baked egg, ham and cheese.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Wake and Cake Blueberry Breakfast Cake for Food Network One-Offs, as seen on Food Network.

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Renee Comet

Cake, Pie and Tarts, Oh My!

It might seem impractical to bake and assemble a layered cake for breakfast, but this Wake and Cake Blueberry Breakfast Cake (pictured) can be made the night before and refrigerated until it's ready to slice up for breakfast. Inspired by a blueberry muffin, the cake is made with fresh blueberries, rolled oats and yogurt with a cream cheese filling. Top with blueberry preserves and more fresh blueberries for extra flavor.

Bacon is always a good idea for breakfast, and this Bacon Lattice Breakfast Pie takes it to the next level. Building a lattice topping out of crispy bacon strips ensures that every slice of this pie gets a good helping of bacon, and the lattice design makes it more appealing than your average pie. The eggy quiche-like filling underneath is a wonderful creamy complement to the crispy topping.

Ree Drummond's Homemade Breakfast Tarts are a treat that will please both kids and adults. Her recipe features an easy homemade pie crust, jam filling and glaze that's topped with sprinkles.

For a savory version, try making these Bacon, Egg and Cheese "Toaster Tarts" that are perfect for kids to help with. The crust can be made the night before and assembled in the morning.

Photo by: Armando Rafael

Armando Rafael

Baked French Toast

French toast can be messy and labor-intensive, but baked French toast is a foolproof way to get a hearty breakfast on the table in one easy-to-assemble dish. Rather than dipping and frying, the pieces of bread are layered in a casserole dish and left in the fridge overnight to soak up all that eggy custard.

Ree's Cinnamon Baked French Toast (pictured) features plenty of vanilla and a cinnamon crumb coating that looks like a mix between a bread pudding and a coffee cake.

Molly Yeh's Baked Challah French Toast uses day-old challah and the addition of cardamom in the custard to add extra warmth.

Cinnamon Rolls

Who can say no to a flaky cinnamon roll for breakfast? We've perfected this recipe for The Best Cinnamon Rolls by achieving a tacky and elastic dough and incorporating a long double rise. Once you bake these from scratch, you won't want to go back to store-bought.

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