Easy and Delicious Breakfast Breads You Should Master

Weekday breakfasts are easy and delicious when you make homemade breakfast breads

Wake up and smell the breakfast bread.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Settling for an old granola bar may fend off hunger pains for a bit, but it just won’t satisfy your taste buds. No bread-making skills are necessary for these simple breakfast bread recipes that you’ll want to wake up for.

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Bread may seem like an intimidating dish to attempt, but breakfast breads, like banana bread, zucchini bread, and even cinnamon-raisin bread, are generally low-maintenance and can be made with ingredients you probably already have in your house.

Pancakes and French toast are fantastic weekend brunch staples, but not really practical for weekday breakfasts that you need to eat quickly, if not actually on-the-go. Make a loaf (or two!) of breakfast bread over the weekend and slice it up every day on your way out the door.

To keep it from drying out, store breakfast bread wrapped in plastic wrap or in a plastic resealable bag if you’ll be finishing it within a day or two. If you plan on rationing it out throughout the week, store it in the refrigerator; you may need to toast the bread in the morning, but that just makes a schmear of butter or jam even tastier. For long-term storage, place well-wrapped breakfast bread in the freezer — but you probably won’t have any left over to store!

Instead of stopping off at the doughnut shop or spending too much money on unnecessarily expensive (and oftentimes unhealthy) breakfast yogurt parfaits, save time in the morning and cut yourself a slice of delicious breakfast bread.

Banana Bread

Banana Bread


The quintessential breakfast bread, banana bread is also one of the easiest to make. Add in chocolate chips, flax seeds, or walnuts depending on your mood.

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

Tina Rupp

Although you’re not technically making the bread, this bacony bread pudding will satisfy all of your sweet and savory breakfast cravings.