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11/02/2014 08:07 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10 Cozy Fall Breakfast Recipes

Cooler temperatures and falling leaves mean it's time to turn on your oven and bake something delicious. Try these cozy breakfast recipes made from all your favorite fall ingredients -- apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, oats, pecans and more.

1. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins

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Baked oatmeal is a traditional and comforting Amish breakfast casserole that has a consistency similar to that of bread pudding. There are endless variations -- the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand -- but this version with tart apples, plump raisins and a crunchy walnut topping is perfect for autumn. GET THE RECIPE

2. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Pumpkin Glaze

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Perfect for a cool fall morning with a cup of coffee, these golden-orange scones are packed with pumpkin flavor and heavily spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. They're incredibly tender and moist -- almost like pumpkin bread in scone form. The spiced pumpkin glaze is the finishing touch: it adds just the right amount of sweetness and enhances the pumpkin flavor. GET THE RECIPE

3. Apple Spice Muffins

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Made partially with whole wheat flour, these muffins have a wonderfully wholesome flavor and texture. They're also chockfull of apples, scented with warm autumn spices and finished with an irresistible crunchy brown sugar topping. GET THE RECIPE

4. Savory Sausage & Cheddar Bread Pudding

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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. I love it for entertaining because it can be made ahead of time and feeds a crowd. GET THE RECIPE

5. Glazed Oatmeal, Maple & Pecan Scones

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These comforting breakfast treats are like a cross between scones and oatmeal cookies: buttery and tender on the inside, crisp and craggy on the outside, and chockfull of oats, pecans and currants. The recipe is the first I tried from Joanne Chang's wonderful cookbook, Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Bakery & Cafe, and it was love at first bite. GET THE RECIPE

6. Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter

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Adapted from Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, these fluffy sweet potato biscuits can be served for breakfast or dinner. They're especially delicious slathered with sweet homemade honey butter. GET THE RECIPE

7. Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Glaze

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These are the perfect cinnamon buns: light and tender on the inside, golden and caramelized on the outside and, best of all, quick and easy to make! GET THE RECIPE

8. Chai Spiced Banana Bread

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Chai is the actual word for tea in many countries but when we say chai in the States, we're usually referring to Masala chai, which is a smooth and calming beverage made of black tea, milk and fragrant Indian spices. Its flavor goes beautifully with banana bread, so here I've taken one of my favorite banana bread recipes and subtly infused it with warm chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. It's wonderfully moist and aromatic -- a sophisticated twist on basic banana bread. GET THE RECIPE

9. Chocolate Chip Scones

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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 weekend morning when you feel like spoiling everyone. GET THE RECIPE

10. Pumpkin Pecan Crunch Muffins

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With their bold pumpkin flavor and crunchy pecan topping, these muffins just scream fall. You'll love how they fill your home with the inviting aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. GET THE RECIPE