Cozy up to these 9 fall-friendly brunch recipes – The Washington Post

The temptation is strong on chilly fall and winter weekends when I relish my plaid flannel pajamas and robe, especially if I’m wearing them while enjoying a leisurely breakfast or brunch. Here’s a roundup of recipes from our archives that fit the bill for that kind of morning.

Carrot Cake Muffins With Maple Cream Cheese Frosting, above. Nourish columnist Ellie Krieger gives us a way to satisfy our craving for morning sweets in a more nutritionally acceptable package. With spices and applesauce in the muffin and maple syrup in the topping, this recipe is perfect for fall.

Giant Dutch Baby With Fruit. This one-bowl baked pancake works well as a fall dish if you swap in diced apples for the berries and sprinkle the top with cinnamon-sugar before baking.

Kaiserschmarrn (Fluffy Torn Pancake). The cinnamon in the roasted plums makes the dish feel quite seasonal. Applesauce is another traditional topping, if you’re someone who likes to make your own this time of year.

Spiced Bread Egg in a Hole. For a smaller group, try this quick-cooking but flavorful option. Turmeric, coriander and cayenne enliven the fried bread.

Cardamom Pear Breakfast Pastries. For those more interested in a baking project, check out this one from Cathy Barrow that uses frozen puff pastry. The filling is a pear puree.