10 Indulgent Breakfast Dishes

on August 3, 2011
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Jill's Puffy Pancake

Part crepe and part pancake, this delicious creation (also known as a Dutch Baby) is the ultimate breakfast indulgence and a "wow" of a midnight snack. Top this pastry with powdered sugar and seasonal fruits, or fold it over and stuff with a warm compote or chocolate.

Recipe: Jill's Puffy Pancake

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Bim’s Huevos Rancheros

A Mexican style dish is a surefire hit with the morning crowd when it's as spicy-good as this one. Pork sausage, corn tortillas, eggs, cheese and a richly spiced sauce combine for an unforgettable dish.

Recipe: Bim’s Huevos Rancheros

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

For all of you coffee drinkers, a dense coffee cake is a must. But be adventurous with your selection and dare to venture away from the typical cinnamon and sugar varieties. We love our cherry-cream cheese version.

Recipe: Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn 

Open Sesame Pancakes

If you want to indulge folks at breakfast, let them eat cake! PANcakes that is. Perhaps breakfast's sweetest tradition, pancakes are delicious when topped with fruit, stuffed with chocolate chips or drowned in maple syrup. We like tossing in sesame seeds and oats to keep ours at least a little wholesome.

Recipe: Open Sesame Pancake Mix

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Teresa’s Breakfast Frittata

Not quite a quiche (but not quite not), a frittata features no crust, concentrating instead on the yummy stuff inside. Our frittata with Spanish flair is just as delicious for tapas after 5 as it is for breakfast at dawn.

Recipe: Teresa’s Breakfast Frittata

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Banana Bread with Toasted Walnuts

Sometimes a hot cup of tea and a thick slice of banana bread is all you need to start your day off on an indulgent note. Creamy chai brings the indulgence-factor to the table here—its exotic taste perfectly complements the uncomplicated, sweet banana bread, rich with toasted walnuts.

Recipe: Banana Bread with Toasted Walnuts

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Baked Eggs with Olives

For lazy mornings when you're in no particular rush—but don't want to be flipping and sizzling in the kitchen—create a personal breakfast for yourself in the oven instead of a skillet. Our recipe is easy to make and sure to fill you up.

Recipe: Baked Eggs with Olives

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Oatmeal Cake with Crunchy Topping

In Europe, eating a small piece of cake for breakfast is the thing to do. Make this a stateside tradition with our moist Oatmeal Cake.

Recipe: Oatmeal Cake with Crunchy Topping

Steak and Eggs with Salsa Verde and Fontina

For a truly hearty (and seriously decadent) breakfast, serve a dish of eggs paired with thinly sliced steak instead of bacon.

Recipe: Steak and Eggs with Salsa Verde and Fontina

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Cranberry Crumble

Crumbles were created in WWII-era England as substitutes for ingredient-rich pies. But luckily, fewer ingredients doesn't mean less decadence. Our tart cranberry crumble is a great any time of year and is an ideal breakfast-for-one dish or a superb brunch "dessert."

Recipe: Cranberry Crumble