8 Breakfast Pastries You Can (And Should) Make At Home, Because Mornings Should Always Be Delicious

Mornings can be tough — unless you throw in a few delicious breakfast pastries to have with your coffee, and all of a sudden you're setting yourself up for one amazing day. Our friends at Food52 understand the importance of getting your day off to the right start, which is why they're sharing eight of the best breakfast pastry recipes you can whip up at home whenever you get the hankering for something a little extra sweet. From classic cinnamon rolls to apple cider doughnuts and yummy crumb cake, there's something here for just about anybody.

Every other week, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.Today: If you only do one thing this weekend, bake yourself breakfast.

There is something to be said for a fresh-baked breakfast: A hot-out-of-the-oven crumb cake, sugar-coated doughnut, or fruit-filled hand pie can make your two-day weekend feel like a mini-vacation. Which is why we are 100 percent on the bake-your-breakfast bandwagon. Each one of these desserts is perfect for the lazy morning when you want nothing more than to wake up to light streaming in the windows and the smell of pastries wafting from the kitchen.

So why not bake one (or all) of these eight recipes for a marvelous Sunday morning?

1. Rhubarb and Apple Hand Pies

2. Cherry Almond Crumb Cake

3. Apple Cider Doughnuts

4. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

5. Homemade Croissants

6. Brioche Stuffed with Apples and Pears

7. Cranberry-Ginger Jam Doughnuts

8. Kouign Amann

Photos by Yossy Arefi