02/15/2015 07:50 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Warm and Cozy Breakfasts for Chilly Winter Days

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

1. Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread


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

2. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples & Walnuts


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

3. Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Glaze


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

4. Chocolate Chip Scones


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

5. Savory Sausage & Cheddar Bread Pudding


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