When you want to spoil that special someone on a lazy Valentine’s Day morning—or on any morning, for that matter—turn to these indulgent breakfast-in-bed recipes. Or, heck, any meal in bed. Ideal for romance.
Easy Chocolate Crepes
French-y but not at all fuss-y, these superbly chocolate-y crepes satiate that certain je ne sais quoi.
Baked pizza crust with all the makings of a proper breakfast on top. Seems like a pretty darn good reason to get out of bed to us.
Cornmeal-Bacon Waffles with Thyme-Infused Maple Syrup
Ever done a face-plant in a stack of waffles? Neither had we--until this recipe. We have a hunch you're going to want to know them up close and personal, too.
A ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss. No standing at the stovetop. No spatters.
Everyone who's made this easy and show-stopping pancake is lauding it as the airiest, most perfect puffed pancake they've encountered. Sorta makes you want to experience it, yeah?
Chorizo Eggs Benedict
Chorizo eggs Benedict. It's essentially eggs and Hollandaise and chorizo and it tastes like a superlative Spanish homage to a breakfast classic.
Chocolate Pecan Scones
From the Barefoot Contessa herself, these chocolate pecan scones are packed with plenty of bittersweet chocolate and pecan chunks and are, predictably, flaky and tender pastry perfection.
Dark Chocolate Waffles
Yep. You've heard of breakfast for dinner. We're up leveling to breakfast as dessert. Not just any dessert. Dark chocolate decadence with crisp edges that's delicious alone or with hot fudge sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Essentially eggs scrambled with chips (or day-old tortillas) and salsa, chilaquiles is equally enticing in the a.m. as the p.m., with a cup of hot joe or a bottle of cold cerveza.
A proper dinner any night, this chocolate sandwich with a French accent is a far cry from Wonder bread and Hershey's. Oooooh sooooo far.
Croque Madame Muffins
A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that's perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.
When you open the oven to these obscenely buttery, flaky croissants, you'll be relieved you didn't settle for what's in the grocery-store freezer case. Trust us.
Chorizo Breakfast Tacos
It’s sooooo easy to wake up or come home from work, fry some eggs and chorizo, and plop them on a tortilla. Sooooo ridiculously easy. Sooooo incredibly satiating.
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Stunning enough for special occasions. Easy enough for weekday breakfasts. Marvelous enough to make you want it every damn day.
This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there's actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.
Banana Bread French Toast
That's right. A behemoth stack of French toast made from—believe it—thickly sliced banana bread. Sort of makes you believe in magic, doesn't it?
Don't let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They're a cinch to toss in the oven--and even easier to toss in the mouth.
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