6 Breakfast Crostini Recipe Ideas

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Breakfast crostini’s can be made with classic breakfast foods including eggs, avocado and bacon.

Not only that, you can make breakfast crostini’s with apples and cheddar cheese, smoked salmon with herbed cream cheese, and lemon with ricotta cheese.

Create your own breakfast crostini’s right at home with these inspirational recipe ideas!

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Bacon and Egg Crostini with Roasted Garlic Aioli and Avocado

Egg crostini’s are a fancy egg appetizer you can make by layering a couple of savory ingredients.

Make your own fresh crostini’s by slicing a baguette, brushing a little olive oil on them, and broiling them for 2 minutes.

After they come out of the oven, spread a layer of roasted garlic aioli over the crostini.

Hard boil your eggs, and cut them into slices. Place a slice on top of the roasted garlic aioli.

Add crispy bacon bits to the top of the crostini, and a few pieces of chopped up avocado.

Serve immediately.

Breakfast Crostini Recipe ideas

Ricotta Egg Crostini

Ricotta egg crostini’s are a savory egg bruschetta you can make by soft boiling eggs.

Assemble the bruschetta by mixing together chopped cherry tomatoes, strips of basil leaves, and olive oil.

Toast the crostini’s, and spread a layer of ricotta on top.

Spoon the bruschetta mixture over top of the ricotta.

Cut the egg into slices, and place on top of the crostini’s.

Breakfast Crostini Recipes

Pico De Gallo Egg Crostini

Pico de gallo egg crostini is a layered breakfast crostini.

Ciabatta bread is sliced and brushed with olive oil. The bread is baked in the oven to toast them into crostini’s.

Scrambled eggs are cooked together with butter and melted cheddar cheese.

Meanwhile, bacon is cooked until it’s crispy and crunchy.

Assemble the breakfast crostini by placing a layer of eggs, a layer of bacon, and a spoonful of pico de gallo on top.

Breakfast Crostini ideas

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Smoked salmon crostini is a cream cheese crostini with fresh smoked salmon folded on top.

Fresh slices of baguette are toasted in the oven until they have crisped up to make crostini’s.

Cream cheese is mixed together with goat cheese, minced garlic, and fresh dill for an herbed cream cheese layer for the crostini.

Slices of radishes and cucumber are placed on top of the herbed cream cheese layer.

Finish off the breakfast crostini by folding a piece of smoked salmon on top, and garnish with more fresh dill and black pepper.

Lemon Basil Ricotta Crostini

Lemon basil ricotta crostini has a refreshing citrusy flavor to it.

Ricotta is mixed together with lemon zest, black pepper, and salt for a rich base to the crostini.

Freshly made crostini’s are baked in the oven, and layered with the ricotta mixture.

Add a couple of strips of fresh basil leaves to the tops of the crostini’s.

Drizzle olive oil on top and enjoy!

Apple Cheddar Crostini

Apple cheddar crostini’s are served on pumpernickel crostini’s, making it a little bit of a darker crostini.

Apples are chopped up and cooked in a saucepan along with cinnamon, butter, sugar and lemon juice until the apples are fork tender.

Pumpernickel bread is sliced and toasted in the oven for a couple of minutes.

To assemble the crostini, place a slice of cheddar cheese on the toast, and then add a spoonful of the apple mixture.

Garnish with a couple of flakes of sea salt.

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What to Eat with Hot Chocolate for Breakfast

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Hot chocolate is a creamy, steaming hot breakfast beverage, with a rich whipped cream topping.

Hot chocolate is best served with a baked good for breakfast.


Waffles are one of the most popular foods for breakfast time. Waffles are fluffy and warm, and you can put a variety of toppings on them.

Waffles go particularly well with hot chocolate because they are baked good, and can have complimenting flavors.

  • waffles with syrup and strawberries
  • waffles with whipped cream and raspberry sauce
  • waffles with whipped cream and caramel sauce
What to Eat with Hot Chocolate for Breakfast


Croissants are a delicate pastry made with laminated butter. There are countless layers of butter in between each pastry which makes it one of the most satisfying breakfast foods.

Chocolate croissants are the best choice for serving croissants with hot chocolate.

Another option would be to serve a fresh croissant with a few fresh berries on the side.

What to Eat with Hot Chocolate for Breakfast

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon buns are full of cinnamon and sugar flavor. Usually cinnamon buns have a cream cheese frosting on top of them, making them irresistible.

Cinnamon buns are a filling breakfast, but the cinnamon flavor goes particularly well with hot chocolate for breakfast.

Make sure to warm up the cinnamon buns when serving them.

What to Eat with Hot Chocolate for Breakfast

Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit offers a balance of refreshing, juicy pieces of fruit which goes well with hot chocolate for breakfast.

  • cantaloupe
  • pineapple
  • apples
  • strawberries
  • blueberries


Eggs are full of protein. You can make them in a many different ways, and they add a selection to a brunch. Typically for brunch, scrambled eggs are your best choice. Scrambled eggs can be served with hot sauce, or ketchup.

  • scrambled
  • over easy
  • sunny side up


Muffins are a quick breakfast food that you can easily serve with hot chocolate for breakfast.

Muffins are small in size when you bake them at home, so you might need a couple of freshly baked muffins to serve for each person’s breakfast.


Scones are made to have a flakey, buttery pastry.

Cold butter is cut into the dough to create this flakey pastry.

Scones are a lovely baked good to serve with hot chocolate.

Most scones have a glaze on the top of them, making them have a bit of a sweet finish.


Bagels are a deliciously crispy, warm breakfast food.

You can serve bagels with a variety of toppings including cream cheese, and butter.

Either topping works well for breakfast with hot chocolate.

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous with your bagel toppings, try these toppings out.

8 Sweet Crepe Toppings

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Crepes delicately thin with a sweeter finish and smoother texture than a pancake. Crepes can be folded into different designs, and then have their toppings added to them.

Crepes can be served with decadent, creamy, rich toppings like strawberry sauce, cream cheese whipped cream, and chocolate sauce.

Try making your own crepes at home with these alluring crepe toppings!

Hazelnut Sauce with Fresh Strawberries

Hazelnut sauce has a toasted nutty, sweet flavor to it.

When hazelnut sauce is paired with fresh strawberries for crepes it balances out the tart fruit, with the sweet nut sauce.

Hazelnut sauce with fresh strawberries is a refreshing and satisfying topping for your crepes.

Sweet Crepe Toppings

Blueberry Sauce

Blueberry sauce is a sweet, fruit sauce you can put on top of your crepes.

Blueberry sauce is thickened into a syrup like consistency by using cornstarch.

Blueberry sauce is best paired with whipped cream for a creamy and sweet finish to your crepes.

Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry sauce is a beautiful vibrant color to top your crepes with.

Strawberries have a sweet, light flavor to them, therefore they go well as a sauce on top of your crepes.

Add a little bit of whipped cream with the strawberry sauce for a rich and sweet crepe topping.

Whipped Cream

Whipped cream has a softy, pillow texture that melts a little on the freshly cooked warm crepes.

Whipped cream adds a rich, creamy flavor to crepes.

You can add caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, or fruit sauce on top of your crepes along with your whipped cream.

The combination of chilled velvety whipped cream with a sweet sauce makes your crepes irresistible!

Crepe Toppings

Caramel Sauce

Caramel sauce is a sweet, decadent topping you can put on top of your crepes.

Salted caramel sauce is another option, which adds a sweet and salty flavor to crepes.

Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate sauce is a sweet, creamy sauce that will add a sugary finish to your crepes.

You can use chocolate sauce on top of whipped cream for a combination of rich, creamy, and sweet flavors to your crepes.

Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

Cream cheese whipped cream is a tart and rich topping for crepes.

Cream cheese whipped cream has hints of aromatic vanilla notes and tart lemon juice.

Cream cheese whipped cream is a decadent, rich topping for crepes.

Whipped Lemon Ricotta

Whipped lemon ricotta has a tart, pungent, citrus flavor to it. Since the ricotta is whipped, it has a smooth, creamy, velvety texture to it.

Whipped lemon ricotta has a hint of lemon zest, and a little vanilla extract to make your crepes have a delicious refreshing flavor to them.

If you’re wanting a bit of a sweeter finish to your crepes, you can add a little blueberry sauce on top of your crepes as well.

How to Decorate Pancakes

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Pancakes can be decorated with fresh fruit, caramel sauce, candied nuts, fresh mint leaves, chocolate sauce, powdered sugar, and whipped cream to make your pancakes look restaurant quality.

Pancakes have a buttery flavor to them. It’s best if pancakes are paired with sweet toppings to make them have a candied taste to them.

Try decorating your pancakes with these delicious foods to take your pancakes to the next level!

Dusted Powdered Sugar

Powdered sugar (icing sugar) is a light, sweet sugar that you can dust onto your pancakes for an added sweetness.

Powdered sugar clumps together when it sits in a container over time. Use a sifter to remove the clumps, and gently dust the pancakes with a bit of icing sugar.

Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit can be used to decorate pancakes using a variety of flavors. Make sure to have the fruit in bite sized pieces. You might have to dice or slice your fruit so it’s easily eaten with your pancakes.

  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • diced peaches
  • diced apricots
  • slices of nectarines
  • kiwi slices
  • banana slices
  • sliced strawberries

You don’t want to use fruit with too much water in them, as this can make the pancakes soggy. Avoid fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon.

Vanilla Whipped Cream

Vanilla whipped cream is a soft, creamy topping you can decorate your pancakes with. The velvety smooth vanilla whipped cream makes the pancakes have a rich flavor to them.

Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted caramel sauce is a sticky, sweet and salty flavor you can add on top of your pancakes.

Salted caramel goes well with pancakes to add a hint of sugar and a unique salty finish to it.

It’s best if you top your pancakes with both whipped cream and salted caramel sauce as a flavor combination that will have a candied taste to your pancakes.

Mint Leaves

You can arrange a few mint leaves in the whipped cream or beside a bit of fresh fruit for a pop of green color.

How to Decorate Pancakes

Candied Nuts

Candied nuts are made by coating nuts in a sugary syrup, and cooking them.

You can coat them a ton of different flavors like cinnamon, maple syrup, nutmeg, cloves, or vanilla extract.

Candied nuts add a crunchy texture, with a sugary coating which adds a ton of flavor to your pancakes.

Shredded Coconut

Shredded coconut is a powerful flavor that will add a nutty, tropical flavor to your pancakes.

Shredded coconut has a bit of a crunch to it, and it a textured food that will make your pancakes look beautifully decorated.

Chocolate Chips

You can add a sprinkle of chocolate chips to the top of your pancakes for a chocolatey, sweet finish to your pancakes.

Chocolate chips go well with strawberries or raspberries on top of pancakes.

The fresh fruit combined with the chocolate will make your plain pancakes burst with flavor.

Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate sauce is made by heating chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat with heavy cream, butter, and adding powdered sugar.

Vanilla extract is added to have hints of vanilla undertones to the chocolate sauce.

Chocolate sauce can be drizzled over the pancakes in a crisscross pattern to make for a decorated pancake.

Add a bit of dusted powdered sugar and fresh fruit to finish off the professional presentation of the pancakes.

9 Best Donut Flavors

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When you think about a donut, what flavor comes to mind? Donuts are best eaten fresh, so they have that airy, delicate, texture that crumbles apart when you bite into them.

The glaze of the donuts will enhance the flavor of the donut.

From chocolate ganache to matcha topped donuts, here are 6 of the best donut flavors to try!

best donut flavors

Chai Tea Donuts

Chai tea donuts are made by infusing chai tea into warmed milk.

The milk is added to the dough of the donuts to create the chai tea flavored donuts.

Allspice, cinnamon and vanilla extract are added to enhance the flavor of the chai tea donuts.

The donuts are finished off by making a chai tea glaze using the same milk you made to make the donuts.

best donut flavors

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donuts

Cinnamon sugar pumpkin donuts are made by adding pumpkin puree to the donut dough.

Pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon are added to the donut dough to add more flavoring to the donut.

After the donuts are cooked, then are brushed with melted butter.

The donut is dipped in a mixture of cinnamon and granulated sugar to finish off the coating of the donut.

You’re left with a spiced donut flavor, combined with a sweetened sugar coating.

Key Lime Coconut Donuts

Key lime coconut donuts are made adding fresh lime zest, coconut oil, and coconut milk to donut dough.

The lime and coconut flavors added to the donut dough make the donuts have tangy and citrus flavors.

The key lime coconut donuts are topped with a layer of key lime glaze. The key lime glaze is made by added fresh lime juice and lime zest to powdered sugar.

To garnish the donut, add a little shredded coconut before the key lime glaze dries.

The shredded coconut adds more of a coconut flavor and texture to finish off this unique donut.

Boston Cream Donuts

Boston cream donuts are made by baking circular donuts.

The donuts are filled with rich vanilla pastry cream.

The pastry cream is placed into the donut with a piping bag fitted with a round piping tip.

A small slit is made in the side of the donut, and then the pastry cream is piped into the side of the donut.

The donut is topped with chocolate ganache for a rich chocolate and vanilla donut.

Chocolate Donuts

Chocolate donuts are made by adding rich cocoa powder to donut dough.

Brown sugar is added to give the chocolate donuts more of a caramel sugar flavor.

The chocolate donuts are topped with rich chocolate ganache which has a bit of butter added to the ganache.

The butter smooths out the ganache, and adds more of a rich, buttery flavor to the chocolate glazed donuts.

Chocolate donuts are garnished with chocolate sprinkles, giving them a beautifully textured look to the donuts.

Ginger Matcha Donuts

Ginger matcha donuts are made by infusing warmed ginger beer in a saucepan with vanilla bean paste.

This vanilla infused ginger beer is added to the donut dough to give it its unique donut flavor.

The ginger vanilla donuts are topped with matcha glaze.

Matcha glaze is made by adding matcha tea powder and vanilla extra to a thin buttercream icing.

Ginger matcha donuts are one of the most unique, flavorful donuts you can eat.

Coffee Chocolate Donuts

Coffee Chocolate Donuts are made by adding fresh hot coffee, espresso powder, and cocoa powder to create this rich donut flavor.

Coffee chocolate donuts are topped with espresso chocolate ganache.

The espresso chocolate ganache is made by adding espresso powder to chocolate ganache.

The combination of coffee and chocolate gives the donut a rich mocha flavor with a sweet chocolate ganache finish.

Red Velvet Donuts

Red velvet donuts are made by adding vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and red food coloring to donut dough.

Red velvet donuts are topped with tangy cream cheese glaze.

This gives the chocolate and cream cheese flavors a balance in the donut, making it irresistible.

Carrot Cake Donuts

Carrot Cake Donuts are made by adding freshly grated carrots to donut dough. Ginger, cinnamon and vanilla extract are added to create the spiced carrot taste of the donuts.

Carrot cake donuts are topped with cream cheese icing, and garnished with toasted shredded coconut.

The coconut gives the donuts a crunchy texture, with the delicate inside of the donut, making it a flavorful and unique donut flavor.

11 Pancake Flavor Ideas

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Pancakes can be filled with a ton of different extracts, fruits, spices, and chocolate to make them full of flavor.

Here’s a list of our favorite pancake flavor ideas to try out for your next Sunday brunch!


Pancake Flavors

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate chip pancakes are made by adding mini chocolate chips to the dry ingredients right before adding the liquid ingredients.

Mini chocolate chips start to melt when they are being cooked in the frying pan.

The chocolatey flavor works well in fluffy pancakes for an extra sweet pancake flavor.

Cinnamon Pancakes

Cinnamon pancakes are made by adding cinnamon to the dry ingredients.

Molasses is added to the liquid ingredients which makes these cinnamon pancakes quite sweet, especially with brown sugar.

It’s more of a cinnamon bun flavor to the pancakes with the brown sugar and molasses combination.

Cinnamon pancakes are best served with cream cheese frosting which compliments the cinnamon flavored pancakes well.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Pumpkin spice pancakes are made by added pumpkin puree to the liquid ingredients.

Nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar act as the complimentary pumpkin spices that go well with pumpkin pancakes.

Pumpkin spice pancakes are the perfect fall flavored breakfast to serve to your family.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Red velvet pancakes are beautifully red and eye catching from adding a hint of red food coloring.

Red velvet pancakes are made by adding cocoa powder, vanilla extract and buttermilk to make them extra fluffy and have a chocolate flavor.

Red velvet pancakes are best served with cream cheese frosting for a more balanced flavor to go with the chocolatey pancakes.

Banana Pancakes

Banana pancakes are made by adding mashed banana to the pancake batter.

Bananas are considered one of the liquid ingredients, therefore the pancake batter is quite thick.

Banana pancakes are made with buttermilk, therefore they are light, fluffy, and airy.

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Pancakes

Peppermint hot cocoa pancakes are specialty pancakes that are best served over the winter holidays.

Hot cocoa mix and peppermint extract are added to the pancake batter to create these decadent pancakes.

To garnish, you can add crushed candy canes for a beautiful look to your holiday breakfast.

Chocolate Pancakes

Chocolate pancakes are my by steeping hot whole milk with cocoa powder.

Whole milk will make your chocolate pancakes extra creamy.

Once the hot whole milk has cooled down, the pancake batter is made by adding Greek yogurt and vanilla extract to thicken and flavor the batter.

To make the chocolate pancakes extra chocolatey, add some mini chocolate chips just before mixing the batter together.

Chocolate pancakes are one of the most filling, satisfying pancakes you can eat!

Serve chocolate pancakes with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and slices of fresh bananas to balance out the chocolate flavor.

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Lemon poppy seed pancakes are flavored by adding poppy seeds, lemon juice and lemon zest to the pancake batter.

These pancakes have a burst of lemon flavor when you bite into them.

Lemon poppy seed pancakes have a lemon poppy seed glaze to sweeten the pancakes and balance out the sharp, tart lemon flavor.

Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread pancakes are a deliciously sweet and spiced pancake.

Gingerbread pancakes are made by adding molasses to the batter – similar to how you would make gingerbread cookies.

Gingerbread pancakes are spiced with ginger, nutmeg, brown sugar and vanilla extract making them flavorful and filling.

Coffee Pancakes

Coffee pancakes are flavored by adding instant espresso to the pancake batter.

Instant espresso is concentrated coffee flavor that will enhance the flavor of your pancakes, and not make it too overpowering.

Coffee pancakes go well with caramel sauce, the flavor combination is sweet and bitter coming together.

You could also serve coffee pancakes with chocolate sauce, or with syrup to give the pancakes a bit of a sweeter finish to them.

Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry pancakes are made by folding fresh blueberries into your pancake batter.

When you bite into your blueberry pancakes the blueberries burst to give you a flavor packed bite.

Blueberry pancakes are sweet, savory, and satisfying.