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7 Sweet Lemon Treats for a Brilliant Breakfast

Hosting a brunch, shower, or just looking to get your lemon on first thing in the morning? Well, we don't blame you—lemon desserts and treats are a truly delicious, bright, happy way to start the day. From scones and muffins, to biscotti and pancakes, these recipes are perfect when you'd like your breakfast with a lemon twist.

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

"These muffins were very easy to make, and they taste great!" raves Allrecipes member Cheryl of Karen Gibson's recipe. "I made mini-muffins (350 degrees for about 10 minutes) and they turned out perfect."


Amazing Lemon Scones

If you love lemon, you must try these scones. You will love them," writes Allrecipes member Deb C of ANGELSTAR'S recipe, which is a recreation of a favorite bakery item. "They have the perfect texture and a fabulous lemon flavor."


Apple Lemon with Cinnamon Muffins

"These muffins are wonderful," writes Allrecipes member STACY2468, who suggests apple lovers add more apple to ROBY's recipe. "They are tender and wonderful hot, right out of the oven."


Yummy Lemon Coconut Loaf

"This loaf is buttery, moist, and full of flavor. The sweet/tart lemon drizzle really puts it over the top," notes Allrecipes member Christina of her recipe. Naples34102 noted that it's a "great, moist cake with delicate lemon flavor," and omitted the coconut to to please everyone she served.


Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

"These pancakes are light and don't leave you feeling too full," writes Allrecipes member hopefuleesoon of her pancakes. "The blueberry sauce is easy, healthy, bright, and perfect on top of these pancakes. Top the pancakes with blueberry sauce or maple syrup."

"Be patient," adds maobrien. "It takes a little longer to cook than a regular pancake but well worth the wait. I served with a lemon curd and warm strawberry compote on top--YUMMO!"


Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti

Allrecipes member Cathy Johnson's lemony treats are "extremely low fat and tasty biscotti cookies. Perfect for dipping in hot coffee or tea," Johnson writes.

"This is a wonderful biscotti recipe! " raves —Gitano. "As per other reviewers suggestions, I cut back the amount of poppy seeds to 1.5 tsp and used 2 tsp of pure lemon extract," which she notes gives it a wonderful, but not overpowering flavor.


Lemon Blueberry Bread

"I just had my first slice of this ( I couldn't even wait for it to cool down!), and I just had to come on here and rate this recipe," raves eiskyjente of Allrecipes member ChezSpice's family-favorite quick bread recipe. "It is phenomenally delicious!!!"


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