Leftover apple crisp enjoyed for breakfast is one of life’s great pleasures. And fall is full of even more dessert-for-breakfast dishes, like apple turnovers and donuts, pear fritters, baked fruit, pumpkin cinnamon buns and pecan coffee cake. This roundup is all about treating yourself, offering a fall-inspired sweet start to your day. Yolo!
Vegan Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze
Skip the coffee shop version and make your own pumpkin scones. This better-than-ever recipe is vegan, but you won’t miss a thing thanks to a flavourful combination of maple syrup, fall spices, coconut oil, pumpkin purée and whole-wheat flour.
Baked Apples with Oatmeal and Yogurt
A healthy dessert or a decadent breakfast? It’s up to you to decide when making these baked apple and oatmeal bundles.
Pumpkin Spice Buns
Pumpkin purée and pumpkin spice add a taste of fall to this sweet, made-for-breakfast roll. The dough can be made and formed the day ahead, so all you have to do at breakfast is bake and glaze. It’s something very special to enjoy and share on a crisp fall morning.
Apple Cider (Baked) Donuts
There’s no deep frying required to make this iconic breakfast treat. These fall cider donuts are baked, making them feel a little more virtuous for first thing in the morning. Once baked, all you need to do is brew a pot of coffee for dunking.
Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp
A seasonal staple, apple crisp is basically the baked equivalent of fruit and granola (it has oats!). This version dazzles without bells and whistles – it’s the pure, classic flavour of fall. Just add yogurt in the morning.
Apple Pie Granola Bars
Portable apple pie for breakfast is now a reality thanks to these granola bars filled with nuts, dried apples, honey, almond butter and cinnamon. A dunk in melted butterscotch chips make these bars sparkle.
Pumpkin bread is the ultimate not-too-sweet treat for fall mornings. Take it to the next level by griddling a slice in butter on the stovetop and serving with a dollop of Greek yogurt and jam. This bread tastes especially nice with a latte, but a hot cup of coffee will do the trick, too.
Cinnamon and Pecan Coffee Cake
Coffee cake has long been hailed a favourite by cafes across the world, so you can feel confident that it’ll be a smash hit when serving it up at home. This version gets its cold-weather flavour from pecans and plenty of cinnamon, while sour cream keeps it moist.
Fried Apple Hand Pies
Turn over a new leaf tomorrow morning and start your day with a warm, fried apple hand pie.
Healthy Cinnamon-Raisin Soft Pretzels
Sweet-meets-salty soft pretzels are enhanced with fall flavour in the form of cinnamon and raisins. Whole-wheat flour keeps things feeling suitable for breakfast. A serious upgrade to your standard cinnamon-raisin bagel.
Apple Crumble Squares
It’s apple crumble made portable for busy weekday mornings. Think of this as a heartier breakfast granola bar or muffin alternative.