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13 Sweet Treats to Bake for Your Next Fall Brunch

Fall is here and with it I have the urge to bake. I love warming up my house with the cozy heat of the oven, the fragrance of tasty baked goods filling the house.

It’s also the season when I am most likely to host brunch for friends or make time to surprise the kids with something unexpected and delicious for breakfast.

That’s why we have compiled a short and sweet list of 13 of our most impressive and delectable brunch baked goods for your enjoyment!

From muffins to donuts, from French toast to pancakes and waffles, brunch is the best meal going, and these sweet and treats make the perfect addition.

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake Photo
Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe
There’s no denying that fall means pumpkin season and I am advocate for baking with pumpkin as often as possible. Our pumpkin coffee cake recipe is a true gem – perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert, especially with a cup of coffee. A beautifully spiced cake, the buttery brown sugar streusel on top is the perfect finishing touch for this epic fall treat.
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Carrot Cake Instant Pot French Toast Photo
Carrot Cake Instant Pot French Toast Recipe
Instant Pots are popular and for a good reason – why spend hours toiling in the kitchen when you can have that classic homemade flavor and texture in minutes? French toast casseroles are a win for just about any crowd, and the familiar carrot cake flavoring and glaze topping of our Instant Pot carrot cake French toast recipe will make you feel like you just had dessert for breakfast!
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3
Blueberry Chai Muffins Photo
Blueberry Chai Muffins Recipe
Traditional blueberry muffins but with a spiced chai twist, our blueberry chai muffins recipe boasts a rich cardamom flavor that’s balanced with citrusy orange and blueberries. Not overpowering but not understated, these muffins will be memorable and gone in minutes! No, seriously. I strongly suggest you make a double batch when mixing these muffins up to pop into the oven.
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Cardamom Buns Photo
Cardamom Buns Recipe
You’ve heard of cinnamon buns, no doubt, but cardamom buns may be new to your palate and your recipe book. These stunning buns are just sweet enough without being overpowering, and their soft texture will make you feel like they melt in your mouth. Get ready to fall in love! Especially when topped with our homemade syrup recipe.
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5
Apple Pecan Streusel Muffins Photo
Apple Pecan Streusel Muffins
There’s no muffin not made even more delicious with a streusel, and I stand by that with the pecan-topped wonder that is our apple pecan streusel muffins. Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar come together in the perfect marriage of fall flavors. Plus baking a batch of these muffins will make your kitchen smell like fall, and there’s nothing better than that.
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6
Peach Fritters with Maple Glaze Photo
Peach Fritters with Maple Glaze Recipe
Fritters are one of the most moist and delicious brunch treats and I nearly constantly crave them. It’s like having a fresh, soft glazed donut with fruit to compliment it all! I love peaches, and the maple glaze drizzled over these homemade peach fritters makes an excellent match for their tangy sweetness. These fritters will become your new breakfast favorite.
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Apple Praline Donuts Photo
Apple Praline Donuts Recipe
Make classic apple donuts that are even more delicious with this recipe for our apple praline donuts boasting a decadent praline glaze that stands out among the rest. The apple cinnamon of the donut is perfectly complimented by the nutty, sweet praline topping resulting in a brunch treat fit for adults and children of any age. Let’s be honest – these donuts are totally dessert packaged in breakfast form.
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8
Sugar Free Gluten Free Oatmeal Carrot Muffins with Garam Masala Photo
Oatmeal Carrot Muffins with Garam Masala
I know what you might be thinking – what the heck is garam masala? Garam masala is Indian for “hot spices,” and you’ll know it when you taste the warm, cozy blend of coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg in these oatmeal carrot muffins. This muffin recipe is also gluten-free and made without any processed sugars.
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9
Apple Cinnamon Rolls Photo
Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Of course, I am a sucker for anything apple and these apple cinnamon rolls are no exception. If you love cinnamon buns and freshly baked apple pies, these will wow you like no other. Cinnamony, caramely apples are nestled within the fluffiest cinnamon roll you’ve ever had. These apple cinnamon rolls are guaranteed to be an instant hit. Drizzle with our glaze and enjoy them warm.
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brioche Photo
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brioche Recipe
Pumpkin recipes that stray from the ever-trendy pumpkin spice are a welcome treat that showcases the versatility of this mild but tasty squash, and these baked beauties are an exceptionally great way to try something new. A crunchy, sweet cinnamon sugar topping rounds out this unique brioche recipe, lending something unexpected and seriously delicious to your brunch menu.
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Cranberry Walnut Coffee Cake Photo
Cranberry Walnut Coffee Cake Recipe
Another coffee cake recipe you’ll love at first bite, our cranberry walnut coffee cake recipe combines tart cranberries with rich walnuts. The flavor combination is perfect for autumn and right straight through the winter holiday season and beyond. Curl up with some hot coffee or tea and a slice of this sweet treat to start your fall morning right.
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Chocolate Almond Breakfast Cookies Photo
Chocolate Almond Breakfast Cookies Recipe
Cookies for breakfast?! Like the famed cereal commercial, you can bend the rules with these filling and balanced cookies that could easily be anything from dessert to breakfast to a midday snack. I love the hearty and wholesome blend of rolled oats, flax seed, and wheat flour sweetened with honey, brown sugar, and dark chocolate. Make a double batch and thank me later.
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Pumpkin Banana Streusel Muffins Photo
Pumpkin Banana Streusel Muffins Recipe
My family and I love banana muffins – there’s something about the deep flavor and the soft texture is so appealing! I also love being able to use the bananas I already bought when they turn a bit softer. This pumpkin banana streusel muffin recipe is an awesome way to make your classic banana muffins a little more seasonal, without compromising the flavors you love. And, need I say it again? Streusel wins every time.
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