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30 Best Breakfast Pastries Anyone Can Make

Forget overnight oats and smoothie bowls and make your morning a little brighter with these easy breakfast pastries!

Sweet or savory, chocolate or cheese, I know you’ll love them all.

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My morning coffee is always better when there’s a flaky pastry beside it. 

Sure, it’s not the most nutritious breakfast option, but you deserve a sinful treat from time to time.

And from buttery cinnamon rolls to savory ham and egg croissants, these breakfast pastries are wonderfully decadent.

So, bookmark this list for when you’re in the mood to indulge!

1. Fruit and Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries 

Filled with sweetened cream cheese and your favorite fresh fruit, these pastries are an excellent combination of sweet, salty, tart, and creamy.

Don’t worry; there’s no need to make pastry from scratch here.

Just open a box of frozen puff pastry, cut it into circles with a cookie cutter, and voila, you have pastry cups ready for filling.

2. Homemade Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts 

If you grew up eating pop tarts for an after-school snack, you’ll love these homemade pastries!

These flaky treats are filled with cinnamon sugar and frosted with a cinnamon glaze. Every bite is perfectly sweet and spiced.

You’ll have to make the pastry from scratch for this recipe, but it’s nothing you can’t handle.

3. Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls 

Every morning would start with a warm and sweet cinnamon roll in a perfect world.

Well, with this simplified recipe, that dream could become a reality.

These puff pastry cinnamon rolls have the same flavor profile as the iconic sticky treat but are a lot easier to prepare.

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Made with frozen puff pastry and simple cinnamon sugar filling with pecans, this is a no-muss, no-fuss recipe anybody can pull off.

4. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Date Filling 

Move over, Cinnabon. These homemade cinnamon rolls are extra special.

The ridiculously scrumptious date filling is naturally sweet and such a pleasant change from the norm.

This is another recipe that calls for homemade pastry, so you’ll want to allow some extra time for this. 

But just to be clear – pastry dough isn’t as complex to make as you think, so don’t be intimidated!

Try it, and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is. 

5. Easy Breakfast Cheese Danish 

These are flaky pastries filled with sweetened cream cheese and topped with fruit. Yum!

With these Danish squares, it’s like eating mini berry cheesecakes for breakfast! How can anybody say no to that?

While most Danish pastries use berries, why not try apples and pears for a warming fall-themed treat?

6. Whole Wheat Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls 

I know that “whole wheat” is usually connected with healthy recipes, but I promise these whole wheat cinnamon rolls are just as sinful as any other recipe.

With the combination of apple pie and cinnamon rolls, these pastries are absolutely decadent.

The fact that they’re nutritious is just a plus.

7. Puff Pastry Breakfast Tarts with Spinach, Egg, and Cheese 

These breakfast tarts look and taste like they came straight out of a bakery! 

Seriously, I’m blown away by how gorgeous they are. There’s something so alluring about that golden egg yolk on top.

And that’s not all. These tarts are also filled with bacon, spinach, onions, cheddar cheese, and chives. 

Don’t be fooled, though. While it looks complicated and expensive, this breakfast dish is surprisingly easy to make and affordable.

8. Raspberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Pastries 

These pinwheels are so pretty they’ll take your breath away. 

Filled with sweetened cream cheese, raspberry jam, and fresh raspberries, they’re also completely scrumptious.

Turning pastry into pinwheels may look complicated, but all you’ll need is frozen pastry, a knife, and four simple cuts.

9. Ham Egg and Cheese Puff Pastry Breakfast 

If you believe that breakfasts should always include ham and eggs, these pastries are for you. 

Filled with fluffy eggs, ham, and cheddar cheese on a flaky, golden crust, they’re super savory and even more irresistible.

This is the ultimate breakfast of champions. 

10. Baked Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches 

Croissant sandwiches are such a fun treat. I mean, why settle for white bread when you can have these buttery and flaky pastry treats?

Filled with fluffy scrambled eggs, ham, and cheese, these croissant sandwiches are what breakfast dreams are made of.

They’re scrumptious, a breeze to make, and easy to eat on the go! What’s not to love?

11. Sugary Cinnamon Twists  

These are sweet cinnamon donuts with a twist – literally.

Covered in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar, they’re pretty much everything you can ask for in a cinnamon sugar donut.

But, instead of the usual round shape, they come in a twisted form. 

As a bonus, these twists are baked, not deep-fried, making them a healthier but equally delicious alternative to traditional donuts. 

12. Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls  

With this recipe, you can make sensational pastries with just four ingredients.

Crescent rolls, cheese, cream cheese, sausage crumbles, and 15 minutes in the oven are all it takes to make this drool-worthy breakfast treat.

Feel free to swap out the ingredients or even add extra! For example, I like onions with sausage, but you could make it vegetarian and use roasted leeks instead.

13. Quinoa Banana Muffins 

Let’s take a break from the indulgent pastries for a moment and turn our eyes to these delightful quinoa and banana muffins.

While muffins aren’t really pastries, let’s forego technicalities. I honestly do think these guys deserve the spotlight.

If you’re looking for something satisfying yet wholesome, these moist and flavorful muffins have your name on them.

Made with quinoa, almond flour, and ground flax, they’re rich in fiber and gluten-free.

Flavored with mashed bananas and chocolate chips, they’re so tasty that you won’t even think of them as healthy. 

14. White Chocolate Muffins 

Next, we have tender, fluffy, and moist vanilla and white chocolate muffins!

Soft, crumbly, and perfectly sweet, these muffins are as delicious as they are beautiful.

Think white chocolate chip cookies, but in muffin form.

15. Texas Sausage Kolaches (Klobasnek) 

Kolaches are a famous Texas breakfast pastry with a cheesy sausage center. They’re offered in most Texas donut shops but can be easily made at home.

If you’re wondering about the name, kolaches originated from Czech immigrants.

Meaning “cake pie,” a kolache is a sweet pastry filled with some type of fruit jelly.

The Texans adopted the concept and made them savory by stuffing a sausage inside. 

16. Almond Baked Donuts with Maple Syrup Glaze 

These baked donuts may not be as pillowy as traditional deep-fried donuts, but they’re just as irresistible.

The donuts themselves are flavored with almonds, so even on their own, they’re pretty tasty.

But covered with a decadent maple syrup glaze and sprinkled with crushed nuts (I highly recommend almonds), these donuts are perfectly moist and sweet with a lovely crunch.

17. Apple Cheese Danish 

Apples and cheese unite to make sweet and savory danishes that are impossible to resist.

These flaky and puffy pastries are filled with cinnamon apples and a heavenly mixture of ricotta and cream cheese flavored with lemon and sugar. 

It’s like eating a cheese danish and an apple pie all in one bite, and it couldn’t make me happier.

18. New Orleans Beignets 

New Orleans beignets are simply the best. I can’t visit The Big Easy without spending an afternoon in Café Du Monde.

Just don’t ask me how many beignets I eat in one sitting!

These babies are puffy and crisp on the outside and fluffy and pillowy on the inside. In other words, they’re phenomenal.

Their texture is so flawless that you don’t even need much flavoring to make them addictive – just a simple coating of powdered sugar will do.

Thanks to this recipe, you don’t have to live in or travel to New Orleans to enjoy the goodness of beignets.

19. Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Scones 

These scones have a wonderfully soft crumb. 

Peppered with poppy seeds and covered in a sweet lemon glaze, they’re tremendously delicious inside and out.

20. Cheese and Jam Turnovers 

Filled with your favorite jam and shredded aged sharp cheddar, these turnovers have a lovely mix of sweet, tart, and salty. 

You’ll also love the contrast between the crunchy and flaky crust and thick oozy filling.

It’s so good it’ll turn your world upside down!

21. Strawberry Galette 

A galette is a French pie with a flat, free-form crust. It’s like a pizza, but with a sweet fruit or berry topping.

This galette is filled with fresh strawberries in sweet vanilla syrup. It’s a light dessert that’s perfect for summer.

Serve the slices with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream for a refreshing treat.

22. Cathead Biscuits 

These are tender, fluffy biscuits the size of a cat’s head. Adorable!

The biscuits are fitted into a skillet and then baked, giving them a crisp outer crust. 

But that’s not all.

These pastries have melted cheese that’ll ooze out like lava as you take a bite. Just watch your tongue!

23. Gluten-Free Coconut Bread 

Here’s something for our health-conscious readers out there! This bread is low-carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free, and paleo-compliant.

And most importantly, it’s hella delicious.

This loaf of bread is tender, fluffy, and bursting with nutty coconut goodness.

Sprinkled with sesame seeds on top, it’s delicate yet crunchy in every bite.

24. Healthy Banana Bread 

This banana bread is outrageously moist, tender, and bursting with banana flavor. It’s about as good as banana bread gets.

But, what makes this recipe extra special is the use of wholesome ingredients like whole wheat flour and maple syrup instead of sugar.

It’s healthy, but it doesn’t sacrifice flavor. And that just means you can add all the chocolate chips you want!

25. Dirt Bombs 

They don’t have the most appetizing name, but these dirt bombs are seriously addictive. Consider yourself warned.

Dirt bombs are baked donuts spiced with nutmeg and cardamom, dipped in melted butter, and rolled in cinnamon sugar.

Need I say more? I didn’t think so.

26. Apricot Galette 

This apricot galette has a rustic look and impeccable tastes and textures. 

Fresh ripe apricots get bathed in a syrup of brown sugar and cream and seasoned with nutmeg. 

The syrup balances out the tartness of the fruit, making it wonderfully sweet with just a little bit of sourness.

The crust is made from scratch, so you know it’s extra flaky and delicious.

27. Strawberries and Cream Scones 

These scones are filled to the brim with fresh strawberries and drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze.

The flavors are sensational, but the textures make these scones a winner.

They’re slightly crisp on the outside and tender and crumbly on the inside.

The strawberries add a bit of crunchiness and juiciness, while the glaze provides extra moisture. 

Together, these lovely textures create the perfect bite.

28. Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal 

This zucchini bread with crunchy oatmeal crust is too good to miss. 

It sounds like something the kids would avoid at all costs, but trust me; they won’t.

Just don’t tell them what it’s made of, and they’ll gobble it up with glee.

I promise you, this zucchini bread doesn’t taste vegetal at all. Instead, it adds moisture, like carrots do with carrot cake.

29. Chaussons aux Pommes 

Don’t be intimidated by its fancy name. Chaussons aux Pommes may sound complex, but they’re just a simple pastry.

Meaning “apple flap,” this Dutch recipe is made of puff pastry dough filled with apples and raisins in cinnamon sugar.

The recipe has directions for making pastry dough from scratch, but you can use frozen pastry in a pinch.

30. Strawberry Jam Crumb Cookies 

These cookies may not have the usual shape and mixins, but they’re just as mouthwatering as any.

They’re shaped like pie slices, giving them intrigue and appeal. But it’s not the unusual shape that’ll make you fall for them.

Tender and crumbly with dollops of strawberry jam scattered throughout, these cookies have exquisite tastes and textures.

And hey, any time I can eat cookies for breakfast, I’m happy!

30 Best Breakfast Pastries Anyone Can Make

Forget overnight oats and smoothie bowls and make your morning a little brighter with these easy breakfast pastries! Sweet or savory, you’ll love them all.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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