7 Decadent Breakfasts That Are Perfect for the Weekend

Stay in your jammies and bake Ree's cinnamon French toast.

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Armando Rafael

Ah, the obligation-free weekend. It’s a magical time when your alarm clock is off, the office is closed and your iCal is completely clear. If you’re anything like us, you prefer to spend your lazy mornings in the kitchen — and these recipes are the perfect for early Saturday and Sunday baking. Take your time when making these meals — the smoothies and cereals can wait for Monday.

With sweet cream and smoky bacon, this rich creme brûlée offers something for everyone. Remove the brûlée while it still trembles in the middle and let sit for a silky, creamy custard. Now that’s what we call #brunchgoals.

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Armando Rafael

If you prefer to meal prep ahead of time, Ree Drummond’s cinnamon French toast is the breakfast for you. She prepares a sweet vanilla mixture and soaks the bread in it overnight to really absorb the flavor. In the morning, all you need to do is bake, eat and repeat — you’ll definitely want seconds of this.

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Ina Garten says that too much is never enough, and we agree. She uses sour cream to amp up this coffee cake's moisture, then balances it out with a crispy, crunchy walnut streusel. To finish, she drizzles the whole thing with a maple glaze. Yum!

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Pumpkin Spice Buns Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice Buns, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, FN Essentials/Weeknights/Fall/Holidays Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

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Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

These sweet sticky buns are taken to the next level with a pumpkin puree filling and a smooth vanilla glaze. Pro tip: Break up the prep work by preparing the dough a day in advance and refrigerating overnight for the second proofing.

Food Network Kitchen’s Breakfast Crescent Ring.

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Matt Armendariz

The breakfast sandwich has met its match in this loaded, family-friendly dish. Food Network Kitchen stuffs crescent dough with eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage and tater tots to form a complete meal in just one pan.

If you’re in the mood for a cozy meal that’s full of fall flavors, you’re going to love Anne Burrell’s extravagant breakfast. She uses fresh orange and pumpkin puree to whip up fluffy pancakes, then rounds out the dish with warm maple syrup, homemade whipped cream and hearty bacon.

Food Network Kitchen’s Homemade Croissants, as seen on Food Network.

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KATE MATHIS

The best things in life take time, and that includes these flaky, buttery croissants. They’re rich, delicious and completely customizable — top them with jam and nut butter for a sweet treat or serve with eggs and bacon for a savory meal.

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