By Christopher Hassiotis
Photo by abrooks

DIY favorite big name breakfast and brunch dishes...and save money!

You know your family loves breakfast and brunch dishes from big name restaurants and coffee chains, but dining out adds up. And don't you want the glory of recreating those favorite flavors all on your own? Up your breakfast and brunch game by taking inspiration from the professionals, but taking all the credit yourself.

Sweet Copycat Brunch Recipes

1. Clone of a Cinnabon

"We had a party and I made this recipe for a friend that is the world's biggest Cinnabon fan, and she was absolutely convinced that I had purchased them!" says BRANDEEC. "I made 3 dozen of these and they were gone within 30 minutes!"

2. My-Hop Pancakes

"My family of 5 absolutely loved these pancakes," says lisaann. "My 3 sons informed me that we no longer have to go to IHOP for pancakes because we can make them at home now."

Photo by Roxxy Thorpe

3. Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes

"I fell in love with the sweet potato pancakes at Cracker Barrel," says recipe creator The Healthy Hulk. "I decided that I wanted to come up with my own, healthier version. This is what I put together, and it has been a hit every single time I have made them!"

Photo by ~*MyHotSouthernMess*~

4. Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

"I live in England and I was looking for a recipe similiar to a Krispy Kreme from the US or Tim Hortons in Canada, and this recipe is it. They are so good that they are to die for and they were gone as soon as I glazed them." — Corkygal

Photo by Carson's Mommy

5. Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

"A thick slice of moist pumpkin bread Starbucks-style is the perfect companion for your morning cup of joe," says jnghob09. "Many other pumpkin bread recipes produce sad, squat loaves -- but not this clone. Here's a custom formula that makes enough batter to fill up a medium loaf pan. This bread perfectly mimics the weight, color and flavor of the real thing."

Photo by Nanda

6. Copycat of Starbucks Lemon Bread

"I've made a lot of copycat recipes to try and match Starbuck's lemon loaf and this one is my favorite." — ARINA25

Photo by AnnaLisa Nelson

Related: Copycat Starbucks Bakery Favorites

Savory Copycat Brunch Recipes

7. Waffle House® Breakfast Wannabe

"This recipe pays homage to those 3 am mornings when the bands would all hang at Waffle House® to have some grub and continue the energy from the gig we just performed. Enjoy." — Eve DelValle

Photo by Baking Nana

8. Cheddar-Bay Biscuits

"These biscuits are cheesy and rich, and fairly close to the ones a famous seafood restaurant chain serves," says Cookie.

Photo by bd.weld

9. Muffin Morning Makers

"These breakfast muffin sandwiches are perfecto for a quick breakfast at home," says Susan. "I like to freeze them and pop them in the microwave for a grab and go breakfast. These sandwiches don't need to be made with sausage, they can be made vegetarian, with ham, bacon or any type of meat you enjoy in the mornings."

Photo by Lela

Related: 10 Quick Breakfast Sandwiches Ready in 15 Minutes or Less

10. Restaurant-Style Hashbrown Casserole

"I worked at Cracker Barrel all the way through college, and during my time there made massive amounts of hashbrown casserole. I will only say that this recipe is VERY close to the recipe we used at work." — Rebecca Lee Brazier