From cookies to oatcakes to biscotti, here's a comprehensive list of every 'GBBO' breakfast treat
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The Great British Bake Off is not technically a show about breakfast, but breakfasts you will find—162 breakfasts to be exact. I combed through the Great British Bake OffWikipedia archives, picking out the breakfast bakes from the treacly puddings and savory pie monstrosities. I did not include every single loaf of bread, because it is rare that one eats a loaf of bread for breakfast. Nor did I include chocolate cake, even though chocolate cake for breakfast is now officially a thing. Included, though, are breads that are specific tea and coffee accompaniments. Technical bakes count once, because everyone made the same breakfast in these cases, but I called out each signature and showstopper bake, even when the entire bake was basically breakfast themed, as when everyone prepared at two kinds of bagels during the bread week showstopper in season 3. The count would have been higher, if British biscuits were American biscuits, but they’re not. They’re cookies. Just one of those British peculiarities, which also includes a number of British and European baked goods even more obscure than oatcakes.

As with any list, this one is subjective. Although you may in fact eat savory palmiers for breakfast on the regular, I think they’re more of a party snack, so you won't find them here. Are biscotti breakfast? Because they tend to be served with coffee and tea, I say yes. In keeping with the spirit of GBBO, I hope these choices remain free from drama or controversy. In advance of the Series 7 final, behold and be inspired by the breadth of breakfasts on the best baking show of our time.

Series 1

Biscuit Week

David’s Cheddar Cheese and Rosemary Oatcakes

Bread Week

Miranda’s Walnut and Apricot Bread

Miranda’s Lemon Iced Buns

Miranda’s Chocolate and Orange Buns

Ruth’s Maple and Pecan Bread

Ruth’s Cranberry Bagels

Jonathan’s Lemony Honey Bun

Jonathan’s Walnut and Apple Roll

Jonathan’s Chelsea Buns

Jasminder’s Mango and Sultana buns

Jasminder’s Pain au Chocolat with Mars Bars

David’s Walnut and Seed Roll

David’s Red Berry and Almond Bun

Series 2

Tart Week

Ben’s Chorizo, Pepper and Gruyere Cheese Quiche

Holly’s Pesto Quiche

Joanne’s Caramelized Onion, Gruyere, and Thyme Quiche

Mary-Anne’s Roasted Cauliflower Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Quiche

Robert’s Smoked Bacon and Kale Quiche

Simon’s Smoked Haddock and Watercress Quiche with Dill Crust

Urvashi’s Crab, Coriander, and Coconut Quiche

Yasmin’s Smoked Haddock and Watercress Quiche

Bread Week

Ben’s Walnut, Raisin and Rosemary Loaf

Robert’s Blueberry Brioche rolls

Janet’s Apple and Walnut Granary Rolls

Holly’s Walnut Rolls

Biscuit Week

Patisserie Week

Holly’s Apricot, Macadamia and White Chocolate Pinwheels

Holly’s Almond Croissants

Holly’s Apple, Raisin, and Cinnamon Plaits

Janet’s Pain Aux Raisin

Janet’s Plain Croissants

Janet’s Pain Au Chocolat

Joanne’s Pain Aux Raisin

Joanne’s Chocolate Twists

Joanne’s Banana and Raisin Pastries

Mary-Anne’s Praline Spirals

Mary-Anne’s Alsatian Plaited Danishes

Series 3

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Bread Week

James’s Tattie Scones

Peter’s Bannock Bread

Stuart’s Bombay Bread

Brendan’s Chocolate and Vanilla Bagels

Brendan’s Cumin and Gruyere Bagels

James’s Orange, Mint and Chocolate Bagels

James’s Millers’ Sourdough Bagels

Peter’s Apple and Cinnamon Bagels

Peter’s Rosemary and Sea Salt Bagels

Ryan’s Cinnamon and Date Bagels

Ryan’s Tarragon and Rosemary Bagels

Victoria’s Saffron and Golden Raisin Bagels

Victoria’s Porcini Bagels

Stuart’s Cinnamon and Cranberry Bagels

Stuart’s Tomato and Thyme Bagels

Sweet Dough Week

Cathryn’s Lady Arundel’s Manchet

Danny’s Bakewell Chelsea Buns

James’s Easter Chelsea Buns

John’s Cherry and Almond Saffron Buns

Sarah-June’s Orange, Nutmeg and Saffron Buns

Ryan’s Cha siu bao


James’s Spanish Pithivier with Chorizo and Red Pepper

John’s Italian Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Pithivier

Series 4

Bread Week

Biscuits and Traybakes Week

Howard’s Breakfast Traybake

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Sweet Dough Week

Christine’s Oxford Nutty Fruit Loaf

Frances’s Chai Tea Loaf

Glenn’s Devonshire Panettone

Howard’s Date and Hemp Tea Loaf

Ruby’s Citrus Tea Loaf

Beca’s Chocolate and Rum-Soaked Prune Brioches

Beca’s Cardamom-Spiced Lemon Iced Buns

Frances’s Hot Cross Brioches

Frances’s Rhubarb and Custard Kolaches

Glenn’s Almond and Apricot Brioches

Glenn’s Sticky Caramel Kanelbullen

Howard’s Peachy Buns

Kimberly’s Double Chocolate and Hazelnut Brioches

Kimberly’s Danish Kanelsnurrer

Ruby’s Twisted Swedish Kanelbullar

Ruby’s Saffron St. Lucia Buns

Semi-Final Week

Beca’s Beetroot and Salmon Choux Puffs

Series 5

Pastry Week

Advanced Dough Week

Chetna’s Chocolate Mousse Filled Doughnuts

Chetna’s Braided Doughnuts

Luis’s Mudslide Cocktail Doughnuts

Martha’s Glazed Lemon and Poppy Seed Doughnuts

Martha’s Chocolate and Passionfruit Doughnuts

Nancy’s Limoncello and Almond Doughnuts

Nancy’s Milk Chocolate and Orange Doughnuts

Richard’s Rhubarb and Custard Doughnuts

Richard’s Toffee Apple Doughnuts

Chetna’s Date and Walnut Swirl Bread

Martha’s Spiced Plum Iced Bread Swirl

Nancy’s Lincolnshire Plum Bread

Richard’s Fruit Swedish Tea Ring


Richard’s Pear Pain au Chocolat

Richard’s Pain au Lait

Series 6

Biscuit Week

Alvin’s Jackfruit, Pistachio and Macadamia Biscotti

Dorret’s Almond and Apricot Biscotti with Amber Sugar Crystals

Flora’s Wedding Biscotti

Marie’s Biscotti Italiano

Mat’s Pistachio, Cranberry, and White Chocolate Biscotti

Paul’s Chocolate, Hazelnut, and Fig Biscotti

Sandy’s Chocolate Chunk and Hazelnut Biscotti

Tamal’s Cinnamon, Maple, and Cranberry Biscotti

Ugne’s White Wine Biscotti

Bread Week

Series 7

Bread Week

Benjamina’s Chocolate, Tahini, and Almond Babka

Candice’s Chocolate, Salted Caramel and Pecan Brittle Brioche Loaf

Jane’s Chocolate and Cranberry Couronne

Michael’s Chocolate and Chilli Swirl Plait

Selasi’s Chocolate, Orange, and Cinnamon Bread

Val’s Double Chocolate Cinnamon Twist Loaf

Batter Week

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Pastry Week

Andrew’s Mum and Dad’s Breakfast Pastries

Benjamina’s ‘Good Morning America’ Swirls

Benjamina’s Peanut Butter and Banana Pinwheels

Jane’s Orange Pain au Raisin

Jane’s Rasberry, Chocolate and Almond Danishes

Rav’s Cinnamon Swirls

Rav’s Pecan, Walnut, and Maple Plaits

Selasi’s Rhubarb, Mango, and Ginger Plait

Selasi’s Pineapple and Coconut Pinwheels

Tom’s Mega Breakfast Bonanzas

Tom’s Granola Sprials and Wheat Foldovers