Breakfast Specials: Quick Breads and Pastries to Help You Start Your Day

If you generally only indulge on weekends—or when the coffee-shop display proves irresistible—we have a rousing wake-up call: You can make these treats yourself, and most of those indulgent goodies you love can be made any day of the week. Several can be made ahead and frozen, then defrosted overnight and baked off while you shower. Our chocolate-hazelnut take on monkey bread actually tastes better if you make it the night before and leave the yeasted dough in the refrigerator overnight. Next morning, just bring the dough to room temperature and bake.

A couple of these sweets are made using store-bought all-butter puff pastry. It’s one of those things our food editors’ always keep in the freezer. It works beautifully in sweet breakfasts like our tempting take on that supermarket staple, the toaster pastry (Note: our version is baked in the oven like the rest of these treats.). And store-bought

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18 Easy Breakfast Casseroles Ideal for Brunch and Beyond

Casseroles are a hit for a reason—they require little prep work, are perfect for a crowd, and are absolutely delicious. If you’re hosting brunch or attending a potluck party, consider making one of our breakfast casserole recipes. Whether you’re team sweet or team savory, there’s something here for everyone.

Love the creamy nature of bread pudding? Try making our Panettone French Toast Casserole during the holiday season. The dried fruit in the classic Italian treat adds texture and sweetness to each individual slice (and it’s the perfect canvas for absorbing a rich custard). Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup for a breakfast bite that borders on dessert, but we promise you won’t hear anyone complaining about that.

In the mood for something savory? Our Turkey-Pastrami Croque-Madame Casserole is a crowd-friendly twist on the classic French ham and cheese sandwich. Ciabatta bread is nestled between a sharp béchamel sauce

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