Breakfast Pastry Recipes

Danishes, Donuts, Sweet Rolls, Quiches, and MORE are found in this collection of our favorite Breakfast Pastry Recipes! Indulge in one of these pastries to sweeten your morning.

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Collage of breakfast pastry recipes

Pastries of all sorts!

Pastries can be sweet or savory, baked or fried, large or bite sized.

An item is considered a pasty when it contains a higher fat content that yields a flakier texture. Many breakfast pastries are eaten as sweet desserts, but not all of them are.

Common pastries that are also breakfast items include: Croissants, Danishes, Donuts , Pies, Strudels, Eclairs, Strudels, Cannolis, Sweet Rolls and Tarts.

Cherry danish breakfast pastry on a white plate

Breakfast Pastry Tips

Pastry Dough is as versatile as the pastries themselves. However there are few things to keep in mind when making any type of dough.

  1. Pastry becomes less tender as more water is added so make sure you keep the correct balance.
  2. Adding too much flour can also throw off the balance and create a stiffer dough.
  3. Adding too much fat will cause the dough to crumbly. 
  4. Handling and rolling the dough too much will cause gluten to over develop which then reduces the tender flakiness of the dough.
  5. In order for the fat to work its magic it needs to stay cold. Many recipes call for you to chill the dough at least once for this reason. 

Cut in the fat: Most breakfast pastry recipes instruct you to combine the flour and fat (shortening or butter) by cutting them together. This is a really important step. The easiest way to do this is to use a pastry cutter, but a fork works too. Simply press the cutter down through the fat and flour over and over until the pieces of fat are the size of a piece of dry rice or the texture of cornmeal. 

While I don’t suggest eating sweet pastries very often for breakfast, they are nice every once in a while. 😉

Best Breakfast Pastries

Do you dream of making a breakfast pastry worthy of being displayed in a bakery window?? That’s exactly what these are! Skip the trip to the bakery and try these recipes at home.

Scones – Bake Up A Few Of These Blueberry Scones For A Delicious Breakfast Or Brunch. They Are Flaky, Buttery, And Easy To Make!

Broccoli Quiche – Broccoli Quiche Is One Of My Favorite Hot Breakfast Recipes! Healthy, Filling, And Flavorful. It Has Everything You Want And More!

Chocolate Eclairs – Make Elegant Bakery-Style Eclairs With This Easy Recipe! You’ll Love These Homemade Eclairs Filled With Vanilla Cream, And Topped With Chocolate Glaze.

Asparagus Quiche – This Simple Asparagus Quiche Is Loaded Up With Eggs, Asparagus, And Cheese. It’s Terrific For A Brunch Spread Or Weeknight Meal.

Homemade Pop Tarts – Delicious Homemade Pop Tarts – They’re Easier To Make Than You Think And Can Be Customized Based Off Of Your Favorite Fillings And Frosting!

Spinach Quiche – Hot And Cheesy Spinach Quiche With A Buttery Crust Is The Perfect Start To Your Morning. This Is A Wonderful Breakfast Dish For Any Sized Crowd. Everyone Will Love It!

Crescent Rolls – These flaky crescent rolls are soft and tender. Whether you’re making them for Sunday dinner or for a holiday gathering, everyone will love how delicious and simple these rolls are.

Bacon and Cheese Quiche – Bacon And Cheese Quiche Makes The Perfect Hot Breakfast To Share With A Crowd. It’s Filling, Savory, And Full Of Delicious Flavors.

Ham and Cheese Quiche – A super easy ham and cheese quiche recipe to whip up for breakfast! Grab some store-bought pie crust dough and get started on this tasty breakfast meal everyone is going to enjoy.

Cherry Danish – This easy Cherry Danish is made from puff pastry dough filled with a sweetened cream cheese mixture and topped with cherry pie filling.


Easy Breakfast Pastries

Sometimes there isn’t enough time in the morning to produce a beautifully crafted homemade breakfast pastry. Each of these pastries are made quickly (under 35 minutes!) with the help of a canned dough shortcut. 😉

Breakfast Hand Pies – Simple and delicious crescent dough Breakfast Hand Pies are perfect for breakfast! They are easy to make and completely customizable.

Cinnamon Twists – Flaky Cinnamon Twists Are Buttery And Sweet. They Take Only 15 Min. To Make, And Will Disappear In Minutes!!

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls – I’m Always Looking For Easy And Delicious Recipes That Can Be Made Quickly And With Ingredients I Already Have. These Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Are Just That – And So Yummy!

Breakfast Crescent Ring – Delicious Bacon And Pepper-Filled Eggs Inside A Ring Of Delicious Crescent Roll Dough. It’s Our New Favorite Breakfast Recipe!

Sausage Rolls – Sausage mixed with delicious seasonings, all wrapped up in puffy pastry make these Sausage Rolls delicious and addicting!


Sweet Rolls 

There are so many different kinds of sweet rolls, from the classic cinnamon, to orange rolls. All of these cinnamon roll variations are worthy of your time!

One Hour Cinnamon Rolls – Delicious One Hour Cinnamon Rolls With Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting. These Rolls Are Super Soft And Result In A Quick, Mouth-Watering Cinnamon Treat That Is Delicious Any Morning Or Holiday.

Orange Rolls – One Of Our Favorite Morning Treats! A Sweet Roll Recipe Made With An Orange Filling And An Irresistible Lemon Glaze. Everyone Loves These Delicious Orange Rolls!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – Soft And Gooey Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Topped With A Delicious Pumpkin Spice Glaze. Between The Pumpkin Flavored Bread Dough, The Pumpkin Spice Filling, And The Pumpkin Spice Glaze On Top, This Dessert Has All The Goods!

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls – Soft and delicious Nutella Cinnamon Rolls are made from crescent rolls filled with Nutella and topped with an amazing glaze.

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls – Melt-In-Your-Mouth Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls Are The Yin And Yang Of Salty And Sweet, And Are Sinfully Addicting!

Cinnamon Rolls – Our ALL-TIME Favorite Cinnamon Roll recipe! These rolls are so soft and gooey, topped with with a delicious cream cheese frosting. They always get rave reviews with anyone who tries them!


Donuts and Beignets

Don’t forget the donuts!! They’re a family favorite, and our kids will take any excuse to make them. Here are some of our favorite recipes…

Homemade Biscuit Donuts – These Delicious Biscuit Donuts Are Beyond Simple And Made Using Canned Biscuits!! If You’re Looking For The Quickest And Easiest Ways To Make Donuts, This Is It!

Homemade Donuts – Not Sure What Is So Addicting About These Donuts (Perhaps The Fact That They’re Fried?!), But I Promise You They Are. Everyone Loves These Homemade Donuts.

Mickey Beignets – These Fun Beignets Are Fried Pastries (Similar To Donuts), Shaped With A Mickey Cookie Cutter, Sprinkled With Powdered Sugar And Served With A Vanilla Cream Sauce. They’re One Of Our Favorite Treats To Enjoy At The Parks!

Old Fashioned Donuts – Old fashioned donuts will melt in your mouth. These glazed buttermilk beauties are so easy to make!

Beignets – Classic beignets are pillowy, sugary New Orleans-style fried Dough. Enjoy these soft donuts sprinkled with powder sugar or dipped in a sauce!


Easy Breakfast Pastries

We love EASY Breakfast Pastry Recipes and hope this list inspires you to make some soon.

Even though some of these recipes take a little more work than some of the others, the majority of them are quite simple.

One of our favorites (because of it’s simplicity and how quick it’s made) is the Breakfast Danish.

Add the cherry filling on top or as is with just the cream cheese, but we think you’ll agree that it’s delicious and SO easy!

Here’s how to make it:

Breakfast Pastry Recipes {Breakfast Danish}

This easy Breakfast Danish is made from puff pastry dough filled with a sweetened cream cheese mixture and topped with cherry pie filling.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 554 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 tbsp sugar plus some for dusting
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (17.3 oz) package frozen puff pastry sheets thawed
  • 1 can cherry pie filling, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prepare two baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper.
  • Crack the whole egg into a small bowl. Add the water and beat together. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add egg yolk, cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix the ingredients together using an electric mixer on medium high speed.
  • On a clean surface, spread out both puff pastry sheets. Cut each sheet into 4 even squares. Make the squares into octagons by folding over each corner about 1 inch.
  • Add a dollop of the cream cheese mixture into the center of each of the octagon shapes. (about 2 tbsp each). Keep the cream cheese in a dollop shape. Don't spread it out.
  • Optional Cherry topping: Add cherry pie filling on top of the dollop of cream cheese.
  • Dip a pastry brush into the egg/water mixture. Brush the top of the exposed puff pasty with the mixture. Add a dusting of sugar over the exposed pastry.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes until the pastry is an even golden brown. Cool and serve.

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The Complete List

Here are the picture cards of ALL the delicious Breakfast Pastry Recipes listed above.

There are so many tasty breakfast pastry to choose from, you may just want to create a spread and include a few. Enjoy your next breakfast or brunch!!

Breakfast, Dessert Scones Recipe
Bake up a few of these blueberry scones for a delicious breakfast or brunch. They are flaky, buttery, and easy to make!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 19 votes
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Main Course Asparagus Quiche Recipe
This simple asparagus quiche is loaded up with eggs, asparagus, and cheese. It's terrific for a brunch spread or weeknight meal.
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Dessert Chocolate Eclair Recipe
Homemade Eclairs filled with a creamy vanilla bean pastry cream and topped with a rich chocolate glaze.
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Breakfast Broccoli Quiche Recipe
Broccoli quiche is one of my favorite hot breakfast recipes! Healthy, filling, and flavorful. It has everything you want and more!
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 8 votes
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Main Course Spinach Quiche Recipe
Hot and cheesy spinach quiche with a buttery crust is the perfect start to your morning. This is a wonderful breakfast dish for any sized crowd. Everyone will love it!
5 from 9 votes
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Breakfast Pop Tart Recipe
Delicious Homemade Pop Tarts are easier to make than you think and can be customized based off of your favorite fillings and frosting!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Breakfast, Main Course Ham and Cheese Quiche Recipe
A super easy ham and cheese quiche recipe to whip up for breakfast! Grab some store-bought pie crust dough and get started on this tasty breakfast meal everyone is going to enjoy.
5 from 10 votes
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Bread Crescent Rolls Recipe
These flaky crescent rolls are soft and tender. Whether you're making them for Sunday dinner or for a holiday gathering, everyone will love how delicious and simple these rolls are.
4.97 from 29 votes
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Main Course Bacon and Cheese Quiche Recipe
Bacon and cheese quiche makes the perfect hot breakfast to share with a crowd. It's filling, savory, and full of delicious flavors.
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 34 votes
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Breakfast Cherry Danish Recipe
This easy Cherry Danish is made from puff pastry dough filled with a sweetened cream cheese mixture and topped with cherry pie filling.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Breakfast Breakfast Hand Pies Recipe
Simple and delicious crescent dough Breakfast Hand Pies are perfect for breakfast! They are easy to make and completely customizable.
Total Time: 21 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Dessert, Snack Cinnamon Twists Recipe
Flaky cinnamon twists are buttery and sweet. They take only 15 min. to make, and will disappear in minutes!!
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.72 from 14 votes
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Breakfast Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Recipe
Delicious Glazed Cinnamon and Cream Cheese stuffed Crescent Rolls. Soft and gooey these crescent rolls are the perfect treat or breakfast recipe!
Total Time: 16 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Breakfast Breakfast Ring Recipe
Cheesy Breakfast Ring – delicious cheesy, bacon and pepper-filled eggs inside a ring of delicious crescent roll dough. Its our new favorite breakfast recipe!
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Appetizer, Breakfast Sausage Roll Recipe
Sausage mixed with delicious seasonings, all wrapped up in puffy pastry make these Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls delicious and addicting!
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.34 from 3 votes
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Breakfast, Dessert Nutella Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Soft and delicious Nutella Cinnamon Rolls are made from crescent rolls filled with Nutella and topped with an amazing glaze.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Breakfast Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Delicious One Hour Cinnamon Rolls with homemade cream cheese frosting. These rolls are super soft and result in a quick, mouth-watering cinnamon treat that is delicious any morning or holiday.
Total Time: 1 hour
4.9 from 89 votes
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Bread, Breakfast Orange Rolls Recipe
One of our favorite morning treats! A sweet roll recipe made with an orange filling and an irresistible lemon glaze. Everyone loves these delicious Orange Rolls!
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
4.85 from 20 votes
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Bread, Dessert Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Soft and Gooey Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls topped with a delicious pumpkin spice glaze. Between the pumpkin flavored bread dough, the pumpkin spice filling, and the pumpkin spice glaze on top, this dessert has all the goods!
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Breakfast Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Our ALL-TIME Favorite Cinnamon Roll recipe! These rolls are so soft and gooey, topped with with a delicious cream cheese frosting.
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Bread, Breakfast Maple Bacon Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Melt-in-your-mouth Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls are the yin and yang of salty and sweet, and are sinfully addicting!
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Dessert Old Fashioned Donut Recipe
Old fashioned donuts will melt in your mouth. These glazed buttermilk beauties are so easy to make!
Total Time: 33 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Breakfast, Dessert Homemade Donut Recipe
Not sure what is so addicting about these donuts (perhaps the fact that they’re fried?!), but I promise you they are. Everyone loves these homemade donuts.
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.94 from 29 votes
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Breakfast Biscuit Donuts Recipe
These delicious Biscuit Donuts are beyond simple and made using canned biscuits!! If you're looking for the quickest and easiest ways to make donuts, this is it!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Dessert Beignet Recipe
Classic beignets are pillowy, sugary New Orleans-style fried Dough. Enjoy these soft donuts sprinkled with powder sugar or dipped in a sauce!
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Dessert Disneyland Beignets Recipe
These fun beignets are fried pastries (similar to donuts), shaped with a Mickey cookie cutter, sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with a vanilla cream sauce. They're one of our favorite treats to enjoy at the parks!
Total Time: 2 hours
5 from 8 votes
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