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Of all the appealing aromas you could wake up to, is any more delightful than that of some crumbly temptation in the final stage of baking in a hot oven? This is a frequent occurrence at a Michigan bed and breakfast, one of the many reasons to choose a B&B stay. Each of our innkeepers have their own specialities, including muffins, coffee cakes, yeast breads, pastries, popovers, scones, biscuits, biscotti, and more. So many miraculous tastes can result from the transformation of flour, eggs and a few other ingredients. And many of our innkeepers are readily able to offer equally satisfying baked goods that accommodate gluten-free, vegan and other diets.

  • Grandma's Buttermilk BiscuitsI remember our family going over Grandma's for Sunday morning breakfast. Grandma would always make buttermilk biscuits. If you asked Grandma for the recipe she would always say, " Oh, just take three handfuls of flour and this much butter, a pinch of salt and a pinch of baking soda, then just add as much buttermilk as you think you needs." Grandma never used a recipe because she did not need them. Her baking and cooking were perfect without the aid of recipes. This is how I prefer to cook creatively every day. -- Debra Cannon, Torch Lake B&B

    Cook Time: 12 minutes

  • Pumpkin Cranberry MuffinsA healthy start to your morning at White Swan Inn or in your own kitchen.
  • Cranberry-Chocolate Chip BiscottiBiscotti are basically a twice-baked, biscuit-like cookie intended for dunking. Our guests at Prairieside Suites love to enjoy this biscotti dipped into coffee or our homemade hot cocoa. I grew up in an Italian area of New Jersey, so for me this is a little bit of home. These are fun to make and eat. Enjoy!

    Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 35 minutes + 10 minutes + 10 minutes=55 minutes total

  • Sticky BunsAt Candlewyck House, we always serve a muffin or fruit bread with all our egg dishes. This one is always a winner.

    Cook Time: 30 minutes

  • Raspberry MuffinsFrom Dove Nest B&B, St. Joseph: Muffins are old favorites. Serve them at breakfast with butter and homemade jam, or dust them with confectioners sugar to enjoy with an afternoon cup of coffee, or take them with you on the trip as a snack.

    Prep Time: 30 minutes

  • Blueberry BreadDove Nest Bed and Breakfast in St. Joseph, MI serves quick breads or other "goddies" to guests as a snack upon their arrival to make them feel welcome and appreciated.

    Prep Time: 15 minutes - Cook Time: 1 hour baking

  • Kalamazoo House Cherry Chip MuffinsThese muffins get their "lift" from sour cream, their "sweet" from white chocolate chips, and their "Michigan" from dried cherries.

    Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 18-20 minutes

  • Katie's Favorite Scones with Orange GlazeThese are so rich and buttery, you won't believe how easy they are to make. -- Glen Arbor Bed and Breakfast

    Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

  • Twelfth Night SconesGuests at Dutch Colonial Inn LOVE these scones, especially with homemade lemon curd.

    Prep Time: 15-20 minutes

  • Zucchini Dessert CrumbleAt Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B in the summer when the zucchini's grow huge, I find that this is a wonderful way to use lots of zucchini ALL in one recipe. When I serve this at breakfast, after a couple bites, I ask our guests to GUESS what they're eating. Most say it's apple crisp. Some (who think they're savvy) say apple & pear crisp. Then I like to ask-- is there anyone at our table who doesn't like zucchini? Often half the group raises their hands [mostly men] and then I tell them that they're eating only apples or pears. They can't believe it AND they eat every last bite! Keep in mind that during zucchini season you can prepare just the zucchini filling and freeze for future use. (It's much faster to peel a huge zucchini than it is to peel lots of small apples).

    Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

  • Y-Vonne's Chocolate Chip Orange MuffinsY'Vonne, a favorite siren/chefette at Sherwood Forest, gave us these delicious muffins, they're dense and rich-perfect on a chilly morning!
  • Peach Coffee Cake with PecansOne of our favorite coffee cakes. This mixture of fruit and nuts creates a delightful taste sensation, particularly when served with freshly brewed coffee or tea.

    Prep Time: 15-20 minutes - Cook Time: 50 minutes

  • Grandma's Famous Apple TorteThis delicious Apple Torte Cake was one of Grandma‚Äôs many treats that our family enjoyed through the years. We always looked forward to Grandma making this delightful morsel for special family gathering and holidays. Many guests of Torch Lake Bed and Breakfast ask for the recipe and I am always happy to share it with everyone.

    Cook Time: About one hour

  • Almond TorteWhat's a breakfast or brunch buffet table without something so yummy it could also be considered a dessert? Here's a guest favorite at National House.

    Cook Time: 35 minutes

  • Apple Coffee CakeA moist, scrumptous coffee cake perfect with a gourmet cup of coffee. We serve it at the Hexagon House with a main breakfast entree.

    Prep Time: 25 minutes - Cook Time: 30 minutes

  • Apple-Cinnamon Crisscross RollsA key ingredient from the refrigerated biscuit aisle makes these yummy treats look like they took hours to prepare.

    Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes

  • Orange and Michigan Cherry SconesEarly settlers brought cherries to North America in the 1600s. About 200 years later, cherries became established as a crop in Northern Michigan, with the most favorable growing conditions found on the Leelanau Peninsula. No other state produces more tart cherries than Michigan. We put cherries in lots of things at Adventure Inn.

    Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 12 to 15 minutes

  • Grand Floridian Raisin SconesWhile enjoying afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian Hotel at Disney World, I asked the waitress if the chef would share his wonderful scone recipe. As you can see, the answer was yes. Now I am sharing it with you. It's one of our most-requested breakfast items. -- Linda Gamble, Big Bay Point Lighthouse B&B
  • Banana BreadOur friends from Minnesote didn't like Banana Bread. But one day, they said they wanted to taste hickory nuts and asked if I had any. I only had some fresh banana bread loaded with the nuts. So I gave them a slice to sample. These converts now appreciate banana bread as a good-neighbor treat when I make a loaf to share. -- Bev Bender, Frankenmuth Bed and Breakfast
  • Kalamazoo House Super-Moist Banana BreadI've been using this recipe since I was in college 100 years ago. I adapted it from Sunset's "Easy Basics for Good Cooking" cookbook, by changing the all-white sugar and flours to half brown sugar and half whole wheat flour. It's moist and dense, the way I think banana bread should be!

    Prep Time: 20 minutes

  • Orange Crunch CakeThis cake is so easy and delicious, light and sweet. A house favorite at Sand Castle Inn.

    Prep Time: 15 minutes - Cook Time: 45 minutes

  • Bolo's Mandarin Orange & Walnut Coffee CakeBolo is a guide we met who took us deep into the jungles of Corcovado Costa Rica. On our 4:30 a.m. morning hike, he worked his ethereal abilities spotting birds such as the Crested Guan, Keel Billed Toucans and Scarlet Macaws. We saw fresh Jaguar tracks on the beach, heard howler monkeys and spotted a Tyra Weasel foraging for food. We stopped for breakfast beside a quiet little creek and he pulled out a bread wrapped in some banana leafs. He then told us a story of his indigenous grandmother who belonged to a tribe that made the forests their home between Panama and the coastal zone where Corcovado sits. It was delicious, we talked about the origins of the recipe, the changes that time brought along such as cinnamon, oranges, sour cream etc. How each generation added and subtracted an ingredient. We asked for the recipe and when we returned back to tent camp (no electricity). He generously asked his wife to write it down for us. Thanks for a great hike Bolo. We hope our paths cross again.
  • English Muffin BreadFrom Dove Nest B&B in St. Joseph, Michigan: With their chewy interior, crunchy crust and dimpled texture that greedily sops up butter and jam, slices of English Muffin Bread are the perfect companion to that first cup of coffee. Recipes for English muffin loaves are dated all the way back to the turn of the 19th Century. This type of bread is known as "yeasted batter bread." With no kneading or rolling required, this is a quick and easy-to-make bread. Jitka Nelson

    Cook Time: 30 minutes

  • Jan's Peachy Pecan MuffinsJan, a new Siren of Sherwood, came to us from Peachbelt--the Brigadoon of Allegan County, which surfaces every 100 years, and she missed her return trip, but she did bring with her a delicious muffin recipe with peaches and pecans.
  • Sticky QuickiesMy best friend, Edith, shared this recipe with me years ago. It was her family favorite. For many years, our Christmas mornings included "sticky quickies" and a cup of coffee while opening Christmas gifts! -- The Adrounie House

    Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • Lemon Pull-Aparts"Cute" little lemon rolls are a yummy favorite at Dutch Colonial Inn.

    Prep Time: 20 minutes

  • Rhubarb CrispWe put something sweet on the breakfast table every morning. Of course, this could be a dessert, too. -- Barb Bradley, National House

    Cook Time: 25 minutes

  • Becky's Best Blueberry MuffinsBecky is the newest Siren of Sherwood and she's about to welcome a beautiful little girl to the planet, she brought us a great recipe to welcome in the first blueberry harvest of the season, thanks Becky, our blessings to you and your bambina.
  • Soutine's Cinnamon RollsThis is a great Sunday morning delight. We've named it after a very young Siren of Sherwood, whose mother is a full-fledged member, and someday we're sure she'll also be a fantastic chefette.
  • Blueberry Citrus MuffinsServed at Antiquities' Wellington Inn

    Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes

  • Ms. Sue's Marvelous Mocha Chocolate-Chip MuffinsFloating above the ground (in the side yard) the other morning was a guest who said he was from the ninth century (no, we usually don't believe humans when they inform us of being from another time dimension, but occasionally, yes, it does happen). His said in a really calm soothing voice that his name was Akbar and he was a Sufi Mystic. In his hand was a small mocha/espresso and the smell was so enticing, inviting and welcoming, Sue said a cup magically appeared in her hand. Loving coffee the way she does, and having received a small amount of the marvelous mocha powder from said Sufi Akbar, decided to share with our other revelers in the form of the delicious muffins, Sue added chocolate chips and believe me, They ROCKED!
  • Bender Surprise MuffinsThis recipe started as a coffeecake we served with Cool Whip or ice cream. Guests loved it and never left a crumb behind. When I converted it to muffins, guests wouldn't take them and Elden always ended up eating the leftovers. So one day, I used the processor to cut the rhubarb very fine. We now call them "Bender Surprise Muffins" and ask our guests to guess the main ingredient. This past year, only two correctly guessed rhubarb. But everybody loved them. -- Frankenmuth Bed and Breakfast (Bender Haus)

    Cook Time: 15-18 minutes

  • Trixie's Strawberry Streusel Raspberry MuffinsTrixie is a gal from down under. While doing her walk about The Planet, she discovered a small patch of wild strawberries in a peaceful and sheltered glade, and then built herself a wonderful small Aussie cottage next to it. Sharing food is central to her soul, so one day her walkabout this streusel made its way to our breakfast table. Cheers to our mate Trixie, we'll play your tribute on our didgeridoo.
  • Blueberry Boy BaitThe story goes that this recipe was given its name by a 15-year-old girl who, in 1954, entered it in in the junior division of an early Pillbury Bake-Off. She named it, she said, after the effect it had on boys. Guests at Bellaire Bed and Breakfast love the inn's version of this recipe.
  • Katie's Sour Cream Coffee Cake

    Cook Time: 55 minutes

  • Gina's White Chocolate-Apricot MuffinsGina's Scrumptious Muffins Give these muffins a try-yum, yum! When you bite in you discover incredible chocolate pockets, and the crystallized ginger is optional. Gina just loved these babies.
  • Banana Nut Bread

    Cook Time: 45 to 55 minutes

  • Cream SconesLighter than usual scones and slightly sweeter.

    Prep Time: 15 minutes - Cook Time: 13 minutes

  • Gluten-Free Apple MuffinsWe don't use "mixes" at Historic Webster House and prefer to make everything from scratch. Many gluten-free recipes have very unusual ingredients that rarely get used. They also seem to fall apart - nothing to bind them. These muffins use simple ingredients, are moist, tasty and they stay together!

    Prep Time: 15 minutes - Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • Mocha Cappuccino MuffinsAll your favorite flavors in a delicious muffin - chocolate, coffee and cinnamon.
  • Chocolate Cherry Mocha MuffinsA guest favorite at Chateau Chantal by Chef Sue Greve

    Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes

  • Orange Breakfast MuffinsWe spend Michigan's winter season at our home in Arizona and enjoy this recipe as an excuse to use up our own oranges. -- Beverly Bender, Frankenmuth Bed and Breakfast

    Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

  • Michigan Cherry, Chocolate Chip, Walnut SconesThis is the first scone recipe we've made at Adventure Inn that tastes almost as good three days later as the morning they are fresh-baked. Moist and crumbly out of the oven, they retain a cookie-like crumble even after they dry out a bit. We claimed this recipe from Days Gone By B&B in Northport after it closed and was sold as a private home.

    Cook Time: 15 to 18 minutes

  • JJ's Banana MuffinsMy son JJ loves bananas and we always keep them on hand. When he comes home, I make these special muffins for him. It's a recipe we worked out together back when I owned a gift shop/tea room. -- Mary Jo Neidow, Candlewyck House

    Cook Time: 22 minutes

  • Light Honey-Banana Whole Wheat BreadThis is a light, just slightly sweet yeast bread (not the more dense, sweet quick bread). It is wonderful toasted with eggs for breakfast, makes a great peanut butter and honey sandwich, and is fantastic as French toast--especially stuffed French toast with Nutella and bananas!

    Prep Time: 30 minutes hands on, 3 hours total - Cook Time: 30-35 minutes

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