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5 Warm and Cozy Breakfasts for Chilly Winter Days

02/15/2015 07:50 am ET | Updated Apr 17, 2015

It's cold outside: crank up the oven and wake your family with the smell of something good!

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Warm out of the oven, this banana bread is tender and sweet-scented with a gorgeous ribbon of chocolate running through it. It's fun to make: you spoon the banana and chocolate batters into a loaf pan alternately, then artistically swirl the two together with a knife. GET THE RECIPE

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Baked oatmeal is a warm and comforting Amish breakfast casserole that has a consistency similar to that of bread pudding. There are endless variations, but this version with tart apples, plump raisins, warm spices and a crunchy walnut topping is perfect for right now. GET THE RECIPE

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There's nothing quite like the smell of warm, sticky cinnamon buns on a blustery winter morning. These are light and tender on the inside, golden and caramelized on the outside and, best of all, easy to make. GET THE RECIPE

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Sweet, tender and buttery with morsels of melted chocolate within, children (and let's not forget husbands) absolutely love these scones. They're wonderful served warm out of the oven, especially on a lazy Sunday when you feel like spoiling everyone. GET THE RECIPE

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Bread pudding is usually sweet, but it can be made savory too. This version, brimming with sweet pork sausage and sharp cheddar, is deeply flavored with a crisp, golden crust and tender, creamy interior. GET THE RECIPE