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McDonald's is now serving breakfast pastries — here's how to get them for free

It's not All Day Breakfast — but it's still pretty great!
/ Source: TODAY

If dessert for breakfast is your thing, we’ve got some sweet news!

McDonald's is inviting customers to treat themselves to free apple fritters, blueberry muffins and cinnamon rolls from Nov. 3 through Nov. 9. To get in on the deal, simply purchase a hot or iced coffee of any size on the McDonald's app.

You can redeem the offer once per day, which means you could theoretically get a free pastry seven days in a row.

The three mouthwatering baked goods were added to the restaurant chain's core menu on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, a McDonald’s USA spokesperson told TODAY Food that the items were tested in several markets and the “responsive was overwhelmingly positive.”

The McDonald's blueberry muffin, cinnamon roll and apple fritter will be available all day.McDonalds

Linda VanGosen, vice president of brand and menu strategy, noted in a statement that, for nearly 50 years, McDonald's has been known for its "savory" breakfast options. McDonald’s first launched its breakfast menu in 1971 with the Egg McMuffin, and later added items such as breakfast burritos, coffee and the exalted McGriddle.

Though McDonald’s eliminated All Day Breakfast options shortly after the U.S. outbreak of coronavirus, the apple fritter, blueberry muffin and cinnamon roll is available morning, noon and night.

But it’s still unclear if you’ll be able to order an Egg McMuffin for dinner any time soon.

“We removed All Day Breakfast from the menu to simplify operations in our kitchens, which we saw provided better speed of service and order accuracy,” a McDonald’s USA spokesperson told TODAY last month. “As McDonald’s and franchisees evaluate if and how we bring All Day Breakfast back to our menus, we want to ensure these improvements will remain consistent for our customers. Any final decision will be made in partnership with our franchisees, based on consumer demand, and designed to drive the business while minimizing operational disruptions."

Meanwhile, one thing's for certain: McDonald's customers were lovin' its Spicy McNuggets, which debuted in September, so much that the product was selling out in most locations by early October.

And in September, McDonald's experienced ingredient shortages tied to its burger promotion with rapper Travis Scott.

Could the cinnamon roll be next?

EDITOR'S NOTE (Oct. 28, 2020, 3:19 p.m. EST): This article has been updated with information on McDonald's bakery item giveaway.