Addictive Recipes from a Self-Taught Baker

Saturday Seven.

Some of the best brunch recipes right here! Including cinnamon roll cake, quiche, eggs benedict, chocolate scones, jumbo blueberry muffins, and more!

Happy Mother’s Day weekend, y’all!

Y’all. I must be channeling all my southern readers. Hi. =)

I’m so excited for this week’s round-up. It’s a brunch free frawl! I figure we could all use some easy, tasty homemade ideas for Sunday’s favorite meal. And most importantly, Mother’s Day brunch.

Mama Baking Addiction’s coming over tomorrow for some morning grub. ↓ Aka the woman who showed the grocery store clerk, a stranger, my photo in People magazine “this is my daughter! she’s IN THIS magazine!” Biggest fan, that mama.


Here are seven recipes, both savory and sweet, that will pair perfectly with your Sunday morning. Whether it’s creamy homemade hollandaise, a syrup drenched stack of waffles, or a cake masquerading as a cinnamon roll (yes)– there is something for every brunch lover out there. Grab your coffee, OJ, a pitcher of mimosas? Hey! I’m not judging. There are no rules when it comes to brunch.

Homemade Eggs Benedict. Doooooo it.

Homemade Eggs Benedict Recipe is a staple at our house! Click through for the recipe on

Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake. You might as well make two because brunch guests will want seconds thirds.

Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake - soft, fluffy, and extra large! Get the recipe at

Cheesy Sausage Quiche. Eating clean? This flavorful quiche has only 140 calories per serving.

140 Calorie Cheesy Sausage Quiche-3

Triple Chocolate Scones Supreme. They taste like BROWNIES. Try my cinnamon scones too!

These triple chocolate scones taste like BROWNIES! For breakfast! One of my favorite scones in the world

My Favorite Buttermilk Waffles. The crispy edges! The fluffy centers! You can’t beat a classic.

The BEST Homemade Waffles!

Master Muffins! This is one muffin mix that has endless flavor options. From berry to banana to chocolate chip, there’s a bakery-style muffin for all your brunchers.

Sally's Master Muffin Batter - 1 mix, endless options to create bakery-style muffins at home!

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Coffee Cake. A classic breakfast cake, turned up about 5 notches. Always impresses. It’s a tradition in our family!

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake

One more for good luck. Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread. No brunch table is complete without this loaf of cinnamon swirl goodness.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Want some donut recipes: here you go!

For some more savory breakfast ideas, go here.

See all my breakfast recipes.

Q: What’s your brunch plate usually filled with? Have a favorite?



  1. Yummm!!
    Love the dark chocolate raspberry coffee cake!

  2. My mom would love that coffee cake! Dark chocolate and fruits are a favorite for her 🙂

  3. I love your waffle recipe…so amazingly good! I still haven’t made the cinnamon-roll cake, but I’d love to 😀 Your mom looks so sweet; I’m glad you have her support and a close relationship! My mom is absolutely one of my best friends, and she has been extra incredible as I’ve been recovering. I stayed with my parents for two weeks (just got back into my house yesterday), and I had so much fun with her, and she was so giving and helpful! A mom is about the only person with the strength and love to take care of someone who can’t use her arms, haha 😉

  4. particularly love your breakfast recipes Sally! Thanks for this!

  5. Beautiful pic of you and your mama 🙂 There are so many recipes that I’ve made, and so many that I can’t wait to try! Love the 1st cookbook, and impatiently waiting on the 2nd.

  6. Those all look scrumptious! But if you’re going to truly channel us Southerners, it’s “y’all,” not “ya’ll.” 😉

    • Ha, I was just about to post the same thing. It’s short for “you all” not “ya will.” 🙂

      • See? Now I have to visit the south on my book tour because I CAN’T EVEN SPELL YOUR LINGO! Let me fix that.

  7. Definitely need to try those blueberry muffins and that giant cinnamon roll cake for my next brunch! Both look amazing! Have a great weekend 🙂

  8. Aw, Sally, that photo of you and your mom is just perfect! You both look so happy. Wonderful round-up. My favourite brunch has gotta be French toast. Of any dimension! Have an amazing weekend with your mom!

  9. These look delicious, Sally! I have to try that dark chocolate raspberry cake!

  10. My favorite brunch is mimosas!!! And… more mimosas? Maybe some fruit and pancakes. Pancakes with bananas and chocolate chips are my favorite brinner! Mmm. Now I’m hungry.

    I want to make that cinnamon roll cake so bad! I’m so scared to work with yeast. What if it doesn’t rise?!? And rolling things into a square is a talent in itself. haha

  11. awww I love that pic of you and your mama!!

  12. And why shouldn’t your mom show strangers at the market your picture in the magazine?! That’s the stuff moms live for! So cute!

    These recipes look delish. My husband gives me a menu each year on Mother’s Day and has me order my breakfast in bed like I’m at a restaurant (which, in a way I am, since he named the place “Le Bistro Briaan,” a Frenchified version of his name–it’s only open once a year, but the menu changes annually). I already pre-requested chocolate waffles with chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries, but now that I’m looking at your roundup, I’m wondering if I shouldn’t change my mind and try to order those chocolate scones and the sausage quiche for a sweet-savory double punch? I’ve made those scones before and, well, you know– YUM. Hmm… This is a head-scratcher for sure. But, on the other hand, these are the types of “problems” we can all enjoy.

    Meanwhile, I’m sitting here waiting for my dough to finish rising because tonight? Your Chicago Style pizza is on the menu. I’m SO nervous because I’ve never made my own dough before and the dough is the cornerstone of the recipe. Gaaaaaa! I’m sure it’ll turn out (I followed all your directions and the yeast brand recommendation and all that) and I’ll then be a yeast-pro, but until I take a bite later, I’m gonna stress. Me=high strung about recipe success. hahaha.

    Happy Mother’s Day to your mom!

  13. This makes me realize that I haven’t actually had waffles in what seems like ages! Unfortunately, I could never really manage to make them crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They always ended up being rather “all-over-fluffy”. I really want to give these buttermilk waffles recipe a try, though! 🙂

  14. It seems like your blog has suddenly become my go-to for baking recipes. I just bought your first book for my kindle too. I love how your recipes are always so simple and use basic ingredients. There are too many recipes these days that use twenty different kinds of expensive and sometimes hard to find flours. And ten different kinds of sweeteners. But you have proved to all of us that you can’t beat a classic and can achieve amazing flavor with the most basic ingredients.

    I made your chocolate peanut butter brownies for a family gathering recently and everyone loved them. They had my adult brother acting like a kid – he was in the kitchen the whole time just because it smelled so good and just waiting for me to give him the mixing bowl to lick.

    I made your lemon bars for my husband’s birthday (he only likes baked goods if they are citrusy or banana-y) and he thought they were better than the ones we got from a well known bakery in Boston’s North End.

  15. Also wanted to add – I haven’t actually made your $5000 cookies but I took the idea and stuffed some brownies with caramel candy. Heaven, especially when warm. Also love your mango guacamole. Keep the recipes coming!

  16. So can I come over for brunch because these all look incredible! 😉

  17. Hi Sally,
    Wanted to update you…40 down.. so much more to go..!
    I can/have only make/made nut-free (since my son is allergic) and vegetarian (me!) recipes.
    So I had a question. Will Biscoff make a good substitute (same weight, fat content etc) for peanut butter? Or should I just skip recipes with peanut butter! 🙁

    40. Chocolate crinkle cookies
    39. Dark Chocolate Orange truffles
    38. Mint oreo truffles
    37. Key lime pie squares
    36. Biscoff Chocolate chip Oatmeal Cookies.
    35. Dark chocolate key lime pie truffles.
    34. Chocolate Chip Cookie Granola Bars.
    33. Sally’s mom’s Gingersnaps (from the cookbook)
    32. Chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies
    31. Oreo Cake 
    30. Morning Glory Muffins 
    29. Classic Mint Chocolate Brownies
    28. Mighty mango muffins ( from the cookbook)
    27. Mocha chip biscotti
    26. Chocolate dipped almond biscotti
    25. Fresh strawberry cupcakes
    24. Death by chocolate brownies (from the cookbook)
    23. Brown sugar glazed Apple bread (from the cookbook)
    22. Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake 
    21.  Rainbow chocolate chip cookies (from the  cookbook)
    20. Vanilla Crepes (from the cookbook!)
    19. Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate cookies
    18. Banana chocolate chip cupcake
    17. Gingersnap molasses cookies
    16. Strawberry chocolate chip Cookies
    15. Soft pretzel bites with cheesy dip
    14. Red velvet Oreo brownies
    13. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
    12.  Double chocolate muffins (from the cookbook!)
    11.  Pineapple Upside Down Cake
    10. Triple chocolate scones supreme
    9.  Triple Layer Chocolate Cake
    8.  Skinny Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars
    7.  Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
    6.  Orange Glazed Cranberry Bread
    5.  Ultimate Magic Cookie Bars
    4.  Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. (2 times)
    3.  Brown Butter chocolate chip cookies
    2.  Homemade Pizza crust
    1.   Homemade Chewy Fudge Brownies ( 2 times)

  18. Wait…do you use picmonkey for foodie photo editing?? or just this collage?

    I just thought all serious foodie photographers supposedly used Photoshop and I’ve been feeling super left out since it costs a zillion dollars haha.

    • Hi Amanda! I use Adobe Lightroom for photo editing and to create collages, I use picmonkey. I don’t use photoshop at the moment. The more user-friendly Lightroom has all I need for photo edits!

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