Cinnamon rolls, banana bread, coffee cake...mmm! Add some sweetness to a brunch menu with these favorite treats
Imagine an extravagant cinnamon roll twisted into a ring, and you’ve got the idea here. The filling riffs on a recipe in Plum Gorgeous (Andrews McMeel, 2011; $25).
Recipe: Chocolate Apricot Wreath
This old-fashioned, moist cake, jazzed up with vanilla bean and roasted pears, takes on even more flavor if you start the
pears a day ahead so they can steep in their syrup.
Recipe: Upside-down Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Sherry-roasted Pears
Crunchy almonds and a gooey berry filling top a buttery but not too decadent cake.
Recipe: Blueberry-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Each person gets a mini cake, made in jumbo or regular muffin pans.
Recipe: Brown Sugar-Banana Coffee Cakes
Roll up a swirl of cinnamon-sugar into the dough, then top the warm rolls with cinnamon butter.
Recipe: Giant Cinnamon Rolls
The fruit and nuts bake underneath these cinnamon rolls, then you flip the warm buns over like an upside-down cake.
Recipe: Apple-Pecan Breakfast Buns
For a change of pace from the usual cinnamon, try rolls made with freshly ground cardamom.
Recipe: Cardamom Rolls
Try serving these tropical rolls with fruit salad for brunch.
Recipe: Coconut-milk Pudding Rolls
A banana chip and cinnamon streusel make this loaf bread fancy.
Recipe: Blueberry Banana Bread
Sprinkle a layer of spiced streusel inside the cake and on top.
Recipe: Banana Almond Cake
Made with lots of bright cranberries, the bread is especially pretty for a holiday table—and it makes two loaves.
Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Bread with Grand Marnier Glaze
You can bake extras of this sour cream-based bread to send home with guests as gifts.
Recipe: Orange-Apricot Sweet Bread