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13 of the Best Ways to Start Your Day

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It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.

Today: Wake and DIY at daybreak (or, you know, whenever).

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Real talk: Breakfast is the reason we get out of bed. Sure, the sun is shining and there's all that promise of a new day, but nothing matches the pull of a frosted cinnamon roll or buttered toast. Breakfast is, after all, the most important meal of the day. 

Being food folk, not just any breakfast will do and that boxed stuff just doesn't cut it anymore like it did in childhood. We'd rather DIY our Pop-Tarts, cereal, and donut holes. Here are 13 of the best, DIY ways to start your day. 

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Homemade Bacon Jam by Hannah Petertil

 

DIY Butter by Amanda Sims

 

Açaí Bowl by Liren Baker 

 

Matzo Granola by Sarah Jampel

 

Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch by Tieghan Gerard

 

Christina Tosi's English Muffins + Pickled Strawberry Jam by Christina Tosi

 

Homemade Bagels by Kenzi Wilbur

 

Beet-Cured Salmon by Derek Laughren

 

Chocolate-Almond Croissants by Mei Chin

 

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting by Izy Hossack

 

Chocolate Donut Holes (Munchkins) by  Samantha Seneviratne | Love, Cake

 

Fried Angel Biscuit Donuts by Sarah Coates

 

Homemade Pop-Tarts by londonbakes

 

Photos by James Ransom, Mark Weinberg, Bobbi Lin, Eric Moran, Liren Baker (açaí bowl), Tieghan Gerard (cereal), Izy Hossack (cinnamon rolls), Samantha Seneviratne (donut holes), Sarah Coates (biscuit donuts), and Kathryn of London Bakes (Pop-Tarts)

Tags: small batch, breakfast