Gallery: 9 Breakfast Sweets To Celebrate Autumn

Pumpkin Granola
Pumpkin Granola
This granola excels in milk, which really brings out the mildly fruity pumpkin flavor. The dried apples, pepitas, almonds, and cranberries add to this granola's classic "fall" taste that we want to eat all season.

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Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread
Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread
This quick bread exemplifies the beauty of apple baking. The bread is moist and cinnamon-y, with just a hint of ginger to round things out. It's not super sweet, but good for everyday eating, either plain or with a pat of almond butter.

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[photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Pumpkin Amaretti Bread
Pumpkin Amaretti Bread
Crushed crunchy, almondy amaretti cookies are the secret ingredient to this morning bread. And when the pumpkin, cinnamon, and cookies meld, the bread picks up a spicy, almost gingery flavor that tastes just like autumn.

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[photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Apple Buttermilk Muffins
Apple Buttermilk Muffins
The moist, pillowy crumb, pieces of tart apple, and cinnamon-nutmeg perfume of these muffins make them some of our favorites to date.

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Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Old-fashioned oats get sweetened up with a combination of maple syrup and brown sugar, giving the dish a rounded, warm sweetness. Milk, egg, applesauce, and a hint of butter bind the oats together and, when baked, the dish gets a consistency of what can only be described as an oat custard. For extra fall flavor, it's spiced with cinnamon and brightened with many chunks of Granny Smith apples.

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Cinnamon Raisin Twists
Cinnamon Raisin Twists
These twists couldn't be more simple. Roll up puff pastry with cinnamon, sugar, and raisins, then twist into fat, dunkable spirals. They taste like everything we want at breakfast: sugar, butter, warming cinnamon and a hint of fruit.

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Cider-Poached Pears with Yogurt and Toasted Almonds
Cider-Poached Pears with Yogurt and Toasted Almonds
This dessert is elegant and fairly easy, extravagantly spiced, just barely sweet enough, and filled with fruit flavor. The bonus? It makes an awesome breakfast the next day.

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[Photograph: Kristen Swensson Sturt]

Cinnamon Sugar Crescents
Cinnamon Sugar Crescents
These morning rolls start with a simple sweet yeasted dough and, with minimal effort, become something much more exciting. You roll the dough into a circle, paint it with butter, and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar. The circle is cut into wedges that are rolled, rugelach-style, into crescents. They bake up soft and fragrant. When you take a bite, the roll even has the visible cinnamon "swirl."

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Cranberry Appel Strudel
Cranberry Appel Strudel
This cranberry-apple strudel is the perfect bridge between summer and fall. The sliced apples are tossed with cranberries for a little sweet-tart chew, walnuts for crunch, and cinnamon for spice. The filling is encased in puff pastry and baked into one large golden roll. Slice the strudel thin to expose the beautifully layered fruit.

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