A piping hot, freshly brewed cup of coffee and a nice sweet bread are a match made in heaven, no matter what time of day. Whether it’s a sticky bun, muffin, or slice of quick bread, you just can’t beat the pairing. Most of these sweet treats are quick and easy to make from scratch, from zucchini bread to pecan pie muffins to cinnamon apple biscuits, while others may need a bit of planning.
01. Chocolate Banana Bread
The unsweetened cocoa powder added to the batter contributes a chocolate taste without a ton of calories (and even throws in some added nutritional benefits). If you like, a few chocolate chips can be sprinkled on top. Either way, it’s rich and delicious.
02. Classic Zucchini Bread With Walnuts
Whether you have a bumper crop of summer squash or just want a moist, veggie-packed sweet bread, a classic zucchini bread with walnuts will do the trick. This recipe makes two loaves, so you can enjoy one of these lightly spicy, sweet, and healthy bread with coffee now and stick one in the freezer to pull out later.
03. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
The bright flavor of lemon poppy seed muffins is a charming contrast to coffee. This recipe creates jumbo bakery-style muffins flavored with lemon extract and poppy seeds. Once cool, top them with a sweet lemon drizzle for the ultimate sweet and tangy treat.
04. Blueberry Streusel Muffins
Blueberry muffins are a perennial favorite, perfect not only for breakfast but anytime the craving strikes. In this blueberry streusel muffins recipe, fresh or frozen blueberries are folded into a tender batter. Mix the berries into the batter quickly with just a few strokes to avoid turning the batter blue.
05. Pumpkin Bread With Cream Cheese Filling
Pumpkin bread may be a fall favorite, but when using canned pumpkin, you can enjoy it any time of year. This recipe elevates the typical loaf with a cream cheese filling, bringing a bit of sweetness to the warm-spiced bread. It also freezes well, so you can slice one loaf, freeze the slices individually, and take out a piece whenever you’re itching for a snack.
06. Easy Cinnamon Rolls
These simple and delicious easy cinnamon rolls will fill your home with an amazing aroma that will bring the whole family to the table. You can alter the flavor by adding some chopped pecans or mixing in a little coffee in place of some of the milk. As with most cinnamon roll recipes, this one calls for yeast and two rising times.
07. Raspberry Toaster Strudel
Store-bought toaster strudel may be convenient, but making these fruit-filled pastries at home means they will taste fresh and delicious and that you can customize the flavor and even the shape. The name is a little misleading since these light, flaky pastries are made in the conventional oven, but they’re well worth the extra work. Best of all, these raspberry toaster strudels call for just five ingredients.
No matter the recipe, the results are worth it. Several sweetbreads can be frozen and enjoyed later on, so consider making an extra batch. Those bread are really paired well with almost all kinds of coffee. Just try it!