14 Things You Can Buy from the Bakery to Serve for Brunch

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14 Things You Can Buy from the Bakery to Serve for Brunch

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Hy-Vee croissant stuffed with berries and cream


October 25 2023


Brunch doesn't have to be complicated. Start with some freshly baked bread from your Hy-Vee Bakery and whip up something amazing. What's our take on what you can make with fresh-baked baguettes, croissants, artisan loaves, and donuts? We have some ideas...

  1. Turn Banana Bread into French Toast

    Once you try French toast with Hy-Vee banana bread, there's no going back. 

  2. Turn a Loaf of Vienna Artisan Bread into Custom Bread Puddings

    With a loaf of Hy-Vee Vienna artisan bread and a few pantry ingredients, you can make personal bread puddings for the family.

  3. Turn Angel Food Cake into Layered Masterpiece

    This light and low-calorie recipe is just one of the reasons we love Hy-Vee Bakery Angel Food Cakes

  4. Turn Bakery Bagels into Petite & Sweet Bacon-y Bites

    A brilliant use for Hy-Vee Bakery-fresh bagels, check out this 5 ingredient recipe using Hy-Vee Hickory House bacon marmalade spread. 

  5. Turn Hy-Vee Bakery Cinnamon Rolls into Dippable Fries

    Grab an air-fryer and a Hy-Vee Bakery cinnamon roll and you're on your way to warm crispy cinna-fries.

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  6. Turn Mini Croissants into Stuffed French Toast

    Croissants are good for more than chicken salad. Check out this fresh idea using orange-infused whipped cream. 

  7. Turn Bakery Bagels into a Savory Gourmet App or Entree

    For the brunch or lunch hour, this 15-minute recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a small crowd.

  8. Turn Donuts into the Best-Ever Breakfast Casserole

    One of our favorite takes on french toast: donut french toast. Because donuts are delicious. 

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  9. Turn Whole Grain Bakery Bread into "Fancy Toast"

    If you're a fan of whatever's quickest and easiest, these Tomato Toasts have your name on it. 

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  10. Turn Hy-Vee Bakery Italian Bread into Smoke Gouda Strata

    An easy make-ahead recipe, this Bacon and Cheese strata is even better if it's assembled the night before and baked in the morning. That way, the bread can soak up all the deliciousness.

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  11. Turn French Baguettes into an Impressive Berry-Almond Bake

    This inexpensive star ingredient is literally transformed into a magnificent breakfast beauty. All you need is a baguette!

  12. Turn Hy-Vee Bakery Cinnamon Bread into Poached Pear Toast

    Who doesn't want something cinnamony for brunch? We topped cinnamon bread with warm poached pears. This recipe seems fancy, but really it's just boiling a peeled pear in syrupy goodness.

  13. Turn Hy-Vee Bakery Muffins into a Layered Parfait

    Lemon poppyseed muffin anyone? How about a layered parfait with muffin crumbles, yogurt, and fresh fruit. That sounds like a brunch idea we can't pass up!

  14. Turn Hy-Vee Baking Stone Rye Bread into a Tennessee-Style Bread Pudding

    Put rye bread to really good use. This bread puddings gets a double dose of bourbon; some for the bread base, and just a hint in the glaze.

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