10 Copycat Breakfast and Brunch Dishes From Your Favorite Spots

Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes
Photo: lutzflcat

sweet potato You know your family loves breakfast and brunch dishes from big name restaurants and coffee chains, but dining out adds up. Want the glory of recreating those familiar flavors from the privacy of home? Up your breakfast and brunch game by taking inspiration from the professionals, and make it all your own.

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Clone of a Cinnabon

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!"

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My-Hop Pancakes

tilted overhead shot of whipped cream topped pancakes
Darren B

"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."

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Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes

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!" We love the addition of banana for a fun, tropical twist.

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Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Three glazed doughnuts on a plate
Carson's Mommy

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

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Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

Starbucks Pumpkin Bread
Kim's Cooking Now

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."

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Starbucks lemon Starbucks Lemon Bread

Copycat of Starbucks Lemon Bread

This iced lemon loaf will transport you to the corner booth at your favorite coffee shop. The combination of super sweet glaze and tart, tender sponge is one of many reasons to bake up this delightful lemon bread.

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Waffle House Breakfast Wannabe

Waffle House Breakfast Wannabe
Photo by Baking Nana.

"This recipe pays homage to those 3 a.m. mornings when the bands would all hang at Waffle House to have some grub and continue the energy from the gig we just performed," says recipe creator Eve Del Valle. A perfectly greasy answer to late nights and early mornings.

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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

plate of Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Okinawan Princess

"These biscuits are cheesy and rich, and fairly close to the ones a famous seafood restaurant chain serves," says Cookie. Tendery, buttery mounds of savory flavor can be yours when you follow this popular biscuit recipe.

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Muffin Morning Makers


An easy and delicious choice for busy mornings."These breakfast muffin sandwiches are perfect 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. Skip the drive thru and create your own cheesy goodness at home.

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Restaurant-Style Hashbrown Casserole

Restaurant-Style Hashbrown Casserole on a white plate

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

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