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Breakfast Pastry Recipes: Croissants, Danishes And More (PHOTOS)

Danishes, croissants, pinwheels and more.
02/06/2012 03:09pm ET | Updated December 9, 2013

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but have you ever realized that it's also the best meal? It's true that lunch and dinner include favorites such as mac and cheese, french fries and burgers, but breakfast is the only meal of the day where it's completely acceptable to have dessert as your main course.

Let's be honest here, croissants, danishes and pinwheels are essentially dessert. How can you not love a meal where you can eat just the equivalent of a piece of cake and no one bats an eyelash?

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Brioche Au Chocolate
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Orange Sugar Danish Pastries
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Homemade Strawberry Crossover Puff Pastries
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Cherry-Almond Danish
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Almond Breakfast Pastries
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Glazed Pecan Danish
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Cherry Pinwheel Pastries
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Croissants
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Guava & Cream Cheese Pastry
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Beignets
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Cinnamon Twists
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Easy Cheese Danish
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Fig Jam Straws
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Cinnamon Sugar Focaccia
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Toblerone Danish Pastry
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Brioche Raisin Snails
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Chocolate Breakfast Rolls
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Cherry Cheese Hand Pies
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Raspberry Pastry Braid
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Apple Cinnamon Bourekas
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Nutella Pop Tarts
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Vanilla Cream Long Johns
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