Croissants on a stand with cup of coffee

Breakfast pastry recipes

Treat yourself to a sweet or savoury pastry for breakfast. From homemade croissants to cinnamon twists, we've got all the perfect patisserie to start your day.

31 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

James Martin shares his recipe for this French patisserie classic. It involves some ambitious pastry work, but the end results are worth it

1 hr and 33 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use ready-to-roll croissant pastry to create these chocolate and toffee-filled treats that are gooey and sticky when eaten warm

40 mins
Easy
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42 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bake these fabulous cinnamon twists for an on-the-go breakfast or sweet treat. They take a little effort but are well worth it

1 hr
More effort
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve this stunning cherry and marzipan dessert warm with clotted cream or crème fraîche. Any leftovers can be reheated as a breakfast pastry

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
4 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Give your croissants an indulgent twist with this super simple brunch idea

10 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These delicious fruit pastries are a must for your next brunch

45 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These breakfast baps with creamy eggs are camping-friendly, but work just as well as a casual brunch

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Cross a croissant with a muffin and you'll get these buttery, flaky, fruity pastries - perfect for brunch or an indulgent treat

1 hr and 5 mins
More effort
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use ready-made croissant dough to make these easy cinnamon rolls. We’ve topped the rolls with a thick caramel, but you could use a thin white icing instead

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Give morning pastries a bakeover by swapping the sweet for a savoury butternut squash, blue cheese, bacon, onion and beetroot filling

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make these super-easy jam turnovers from simple squares of shop-bought puff pastry and your favourite jam. Dust with icing sugar and serve with clotted cream

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Za'atar-spiced croissants are a popular street food in Beruit. We've given these savoury pastries a delicious cheddar-and-parmesan filling

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

What could be more indulgent than a croissant a doughnut combined? Edd Kimber's cheat's dough gives wonderful crisp layers

2 hrs
A challenge
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Croissants, custard, lemon curd and blueberries combine to make this irresistible yet easy bake that's perfect for dessert or brunch with friends

52 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Transform a shop-bought croissant into something extra special with smoked salmon, creamy scrambled egg and chives, for a quick and easy brunch or lunch

15 mins
Easy
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