Forget scrambled eggs and cereal—treat yourself a special coffee cake that will pair perfectly with your cup of joe. After all, we’ll take any excuse to have cake for breakfast (and the kids aren’t complaining either!). Click through the slideshow below to see a few of our favorite twists on the tried-and-true coffee cake.

Momma Z’s Coffee Cake

For a super classic coffee cake, take a cue from Momma Z’s down-home recipe. It’s pretty customizable—if you don’t have sour cream on hand, for example, you can substitute buttermilk or yogurt. Topped with a simple mixture of cinnamon and nuts, it makes for a comforting weekend breakfast. To get the recipe, click here.

photo: Momma Z’s

What’s your favorite coffee cake combo? Share your ingredients in the comments below. 

— Susie Foresman