Top 10 sweet, sweet breakfasts

Hannah Koelmeyer
30 January, 2015

Because sometimes you just want to eat something sweet, sticky and indulgent for breakfast, dammit.

Pretzel cinnamon rolls

Izy Hossack has made the ultimate cinnamon roll: a sticky swirl of cinnamon-layered dough with a dark, pretzely crust and sprinkle of chunky salt. Worth getting out of bed for.


Ben O’Donoghue’s hotcakes really are something else. The combined flavour of bananas and dates, pecans and maple syrup is divine. Serve them with cream or vanilla ice cream.

Apple, sour cream & cinnamon crunch muffins

It’s like apple pie in a muffin! And muffins are in no way just eating cake for breakfast. Not at all. 

Agave-poached peaches with toasted Brazil nut granola

Home-made granola is the best ­– it’s toasty and crunchy and, believe it or not, this recipe from Three Sister’s Bake is actually really healthy (I had to give you at least one healthy option …)

Pumpkin and almond waffles

Waffles are a definite sweet breakfast classic. David Frenkiel and Luise Andersen give them a decadent spiced pumpkin treatment just to make them extra special.

Salted caramel ice cream churros tacos 

Seriously, you need me to tell you why salted caramel ice cream churros tacos are good? How about I just give you a napkin to wipe the drool off your screen instead. 

Chestnut crêpes with pan-fried raspberries and brocciu

If I’m going to give you a recipe for crêpes, I would be remiss to go anywhere other than our favourite French chef, Alain Ducasse.

French toast challah with maple syrup and blueberries

Challah is a rich bread traditionally eaten on Jewish holidays. It makes the ultimate French toast because it's already deliciously sweet and eggy.

Croissant pain-perdu

Fanny Zanotti describes her pain-perdu as a "crème-brûlée-like French toast with the buttery flavour of croissant and a crisp caramel crust". Sold.

Maple-glazed bacon ‘dossants’ with salted caramel filling

This is the part where you’re allowed to eat doughnuts for breakfast. Hey, they have bacon on them, and they're made of croissant dough, so that’s two-thirds certified breakfast food right there (and I'm not even counting the maple syrup glaze).

Okay, if you've slipped into a sugar coma just thinking about these breakfasts, you might like to check out our healthy start collection, for those occasional days that you don't feel like waffles first thing in the morning (apparently that happens sometimes).


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