With the dumpster fire that was 2020 over and done, there is much to look forward to in 2021: more time to make our dreams and goals come true, more resemblance of a ‘new normal,’ turning over a new leaf from a calendar and leadership perspective and a renewed sense of hope among many. Last but not least, the satisfaction of having survived the last year! It was crazy and unpredictable, and it went by slowly yet fast at the same time.
Somehow, we made it to the end of the year, and now comes the fun part: deciding what to eat for New Year’s Day.
Allrecipes user MISS ALIX claims these taste like those ooey, gooey cinnamon buns you can get from the mall. While most of us do not feel comfortable stepping into a mall any time soon, these are a good substitute. Pro tip: make double the icing for double the sweetness. It is fast, easy and delicious. Just what we want.
This recipe is great if you are not super savvy in the kitchen. Simply use a box of white cake mix as your base. Make them the night before you want to serve them, take them out, let them rise and then bake and ice them to your heart’s content.
Buttermilk pancakes swirled with cinnamon makes a nice treat for special occasions, such as New Year’s Day. Cut the icing recipe in half to not have too much left over.
These soft, squishy sweet buns packed with pecans, sugar and a touch of salt for balance are something they will want to get up for. This recipe can make use of leftover yeast and makes plenty for a crowd. Enjoy!
This bread is a good base for the fillings of your choice: we love pumpkin, cinnamon or chocolate-hazelnut spread. For a dual-use, make sweet buns, and then use any leftover dough for dinner rolls.
Rum-soaked currants make these traditional buns a favorite, year after year. Made in the traditional way, this is a must-bake for all of the traditionalists out there.
This open-faced pie must rise three times before baking. Topped with fresh raspberries – or whatever other fresh fruit you have on hand – they offer a refreshing, palette cleansing taste of Russia.
Sweet sugar topping makes these buns a standout. This Mexican break may be labor-intensive, but the results are authentic and worthwhile.
Searching for something completely different? These saffron rolls, with their sweet and salty flavor profile, hit the bill.
Cake lovers, rejoice! We could not compile a New Year’s Day breakfast sweet buns roundup without including one cake. The dough is similar to that of buns, and plenty of cinnamon sugar topping makes this one decadent bite.
Happy 2021! May it be filled with joy, good health, and plenty of good eats, in moderation, of course. Now, get baking!