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These Quick Breads Are Going to Make Your Sunday Morning Magical

Baking yourself a quick batch of vegan blueberry muffins or easy lard biscuits is the perfect edible achievement for a weekend morning.

by Sydney Kramer
Mar 13 2016, 2:00pm

There's something bittersweet about Sundays. Sure, it's typically a day off for the majority of employed citizens, and sure, that means you can sleep in, laze around the house, and do a whole lot of nothing, if you so choose. But it also means that you have to go to work tomorrow, which will entail waking up early, showering, getting dressed, and feeding yourself something or other before chugging a cup of coffee and getting out the door.

You know what makes all of that just a little bit easier, though? Having something tasty to nosh on for breakfast. Something carby and homemade and dying to be spread with butter.

Some people really struggle with turning the oven on in the morning, or even throwing a pan over a flame on your stove. But you're a grown-up now, and a bowl of sugary cereal isn't going to cut it—plus it isn't exactly something you can eat on the train or riding your bike. These quick breads, however, can save you from having another sad, infantile little breakfast.

Waka Flocka Flame Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Vegan blueberry muffins are totally within your reach, thanks to rapper and vegan baker extraordinaire Waka Flocka Flame. You don't even need any fancy flours or weird ingredients–just grab your favorite brand of coconut oil, coconut milk, some juicy blueberries, and a few other pantry staples, and you'll have the best damn muffins you've ever eaten in no time.

RECIPE: Vegan Blueberry Muffins
Lard Biscuits

Don't be scared: A little lard never hurt anyone. A lot of lard, maybe, but a little lard? You're good. And these biscuits are so perfect and tender that it's worth procuring a little rendered fat to make them with. Cut 'em out, bake 'em up, slice them in half, and slather them in a little butter and honey, or maybe a spoonful of jam, if it makes you feel healthier. Put the two halves back together and you've got a biscuit sandwich, handheld and ready to go.

RECIPE: Lard Biscuits
Samhain Bread

If you love Irish soda bread, then embrace this earthy Samhain bread. You can go ahead and get crazy with this bread, if you want, by adding in some dried fruit or walnuts or whatever else your heart desires. Once you've got your dough together, pat it gently to form it into a loaf-y looking shape, then pop it in the oven. A little peanut butter on a slice of this wouldn't be the worst idea, but we'll leave that decision up to you.

RECIPE: Samhain Bread

Just don't forget to share. After all, breaking bread with someone is just about the nicest thing you can do.