Muffins, Scones & More: 10 Baked Goodies To Brighten Your Morning

From Maple Muffins to Gingerbread, these easy breakfast breads will brighten even the coldest and darkest winter mornings.
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From Maple Muffins to Gingerbread, these easy breakfast breads will brighten even the coldest and darkest winter mornings.


These wonderful muffins are from Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours. They're sweetened entirely with maple syrup -- there's absolutely no sugar in them -- and, as they bake in the oven, they fill your kitchen with the most intoxicating buttery maple scent. GET THE RECIPE


This gingerbread is dark and gingery enough to please serious gingerbread aficionados yet also mild enough for young children. You can have it on the table in under an hour. GET THE RECIPE


These fluffy sweet potato biscuits, adapted from Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, can be served for breakfast or dinner. They're especially delicious slathered with homemade honey butter. GET THE RECIPE


Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender, cakey crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best blueberry muffins. GET THE RECIPE


You can't beat warm scones fresh out of the oven on a cold winter day. These are light and tender -- and delicious slathered with butter and jam. GET THE RECIPE


Sweet, cake-like and scented with cinnamon and nutmeg, these muffins taste remarkably like doughnuts. Kids love them because they're deliciously plain, and adults love them because they're just plain delicious. GET THE RECIPE


This gem of a cake comes from Marcy Goldman's much-loved cookbook, A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking. It's tender and moist with tremendous depth of flavor (there's coffee, orange juice and booze in it!), and the taste of honey shines through. GET THE RECIPE


These muffins strike the perfect balance between wholesome and indulgent. They're lower in fat and sugar than most muffins, enriched with nutritious wheat bran and whole wheat flour, and chock-full of antioxidant-rich blueberries. GET THE RECIPE


Banana bread is usually something to eat for breakfast but this one is so decadent, you could easily top it with vanilla ice cream and call it dessert. Chocolate chips and cocoa powder give it deep chocolate flavor and sour cream makes it rich, tender and ultra-moist. GET THE RECIPE


With their wholesome "oatey" flavor and crunchy streusel topping, these hearty oat muffins are a wonderful way to start the day. GET THE RECIPE