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51 Amazing Brunch Recipes

51 Amazing Brunch Recipes

Making Brunch for Mom? We’ve got your menu plans covered

The perfect brunch is a combination of flavor and presentation. You want to be sure your menu is fun and functional. The key is to include a variety of dishes that can be prepped and ready to bake at various starting points so you're never confined to the kitchen for long. Sure, you need to watch the griddle for the pancakes, but throw that hash brown casserole in the slow cooker while you work. Chop vegetables the previous night and set them up with your eggs for an overnight bake. Prepare pitchers of sangria the evening before for easy boozy brunch serving — or click here for more delicious cocktails. To help inspire your next brunch menu, we’ve devised a list of the 51 best recipes for your brunch. Whether you are looking for a killer pancake recipe or an eggscellent way to start your day, we’ve got you covered. Mix and match these dishes for the ultimate brunch menu, and prepare to delight and dazzle your guests for many brunches to come!

The perfect brunch is a combination of flavor and presentation. Sure, you need to watch the griddle for the pancakes, but throw that hash brown casserole in the slow cooker while you work. Mix and match these dishes for the ultimate brunch menu, and prepare to delight and dazzle your guests for many brunches to come!

SLOW COOKER BRUNCH RECIPES

Make brunch in your slow cooker with these recipes!

Cinnamon Slow-Cooker Oatmeal

Oatmeal isn’t just for those solo winter mornings. This overnight oatmeal recipe is a great way to kick off a brunch: It keeps guests satiated while you work on the main course. With dashes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar added to the mix, your home will smell warm and inviting when the guests arrive!

Recipe courtesy of QVC's Resident Foodie David Venable.

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Slow-Cooker Chocolate Bananas Foster

Slow Cooker Spinach and Ham Frittata

Slow-Cooked Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Recipe

You will have loads of roasted tomatoes left over from this recipe. Enjoy them spooned over pasta or grilled chicken breast. Or feel free to change up the filling entirely, since these eggs will taste delicious with a multitude of flavor combinations. Just be sure not to overfill the ramekins with ingredients, as you want a nice balance between the eggs and the filling.

— Peggy Bourjaily

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Slow-Cooker Hash brown Casserole

Cheesy, delicious, and totally worth the wait, this slow-cooker meal will have you “mmm-ing” after each bite. Add in bits of bacon or any of your other favorite breakfast meats and your simple side will be transformed into a hearty main dish.

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EGG-SCELLENT BRUNCH RECIPES

Have a egg-scellent brunch with these tasty recipes!

Chili Cheese Egg Bake

A brunch can be anything you make it, but it definitely has to be fun. A great way to ensure that is to have a really fun menu! This party-perfect bake is everything a guest wants in party food, and, since the ingredients are so interchangeable, you can really make it your own.

Recipe courtesy of QVC Host Jill Bauer.

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Easy Overnight Tortilla Strata

Paleo Bacon Vegetable Mini Muffins

Whether you use these bites as an appetizer or serve them as a kid-friendly menu item, these Paleo-friendly egg cups are perfect for brunch. The loaded mini muffin cups are also great for less formal get-togethers, as they are great to munch on while guests mingle.

Recipe courtesy of Cultivated Wellbeing.

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Huevos con Papas

No matter the reason behind your brunch, hosting such a meal is always fun. However, it tends to get a little messy. This one-pan finger food dish is heaven sent — plus, it’s totally customizable.

Recipe courtesy of Cocina 214.

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Mini Wonton Egg Cups

Loaded with mushrooms and cherry tomatoes, these breakfast wontons are perfect for brunch parties. Your guests will love how the crunchy texture of the wrappers contrasts with the savory, fluffy insides.

Recipe courtesy of Pumps and Iron.

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Easy Breakfast Egg Casserole

An easy breakfast recipe is essential to a successful brunch. You can make this tasty casserole the night before, and just pop it in the oven the day of your brunch!

Recipe courtesy of Tangela Walker-Craft — National Family Examiner

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BACON BRUNCH RECIPES

Everyone loved bacon! Serve them any of these tasty recipes.

Breakfast Poppers with Grits and Bacon

Pumpkin Bacon Grits with a Poached Egg

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos

Ariane Daguin’s Bacon and Cheddar Scones

Easy Bacon Quiche

VEGETARIAN BRUNCH RECIPES

Keep everyone happy with these delicious vegetarian-friendly recipes.

Shakshouka

This classic Tunisian dish takes its name from the Arabic for "mixture.” That means it’s perfect for sharing at your group brunch. This recipe is so tasty and hearty that your carnivore guests won’t even miss the meat.

Recipe courtesy of Arousing Appetites.

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Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

The great thing about serving burritos at your brunch is that you can lay out each individual dish of ingredients and encourage guests to build their own. A vegetarian burrito just makes it all the more accessible for your friends and family.

Recipe courtesy Great Performances CEO and Founder Liz Neumark

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Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chunks

Rustic Blueberry Tart

If you want a sweet and delicious recipe that will make guests feel at home, try this vegetarian-friendly tart. With a cinnamon and almond shell, this breakfast pastry is guaranteed to impress any guest.

Recipe courtesy of QVC Host Jill Bauer.

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PANCAKE and CRÊPE BRUNCH RECIPES

Enjoy these incredible pancake and crêpe recipes at your brunch.

Fluffy Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Sweet Cherry Syrup and Cherry Pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Warmed Cider Sauce

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Zesty and refreshing, these lemon poppy seed pancakes will excite and delight your brunch guests. With creamy coconut milk and healthy almond flour, it’s a dish that tastes indulgent while secretly cutting back on the calories.

Recipe courtesy of Cultivated Wellbeing.

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Buttermilk Biscuit Pancakes with Sausage Gravy

Old-Fashioned Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

When it comes to breakfast, sometimes only the fluffiest, most decadent pancakes will do. This recipe is fun to make and the results are easy to eat and guaranteed to get raves from the whole family. You can add half a cup of fresh or frozen berries or freshly sliced bananas to the pancake batter for extra flavor and texture. If buttermilk is not available, substitute whole milk, yogurt, or sour cream, although the results may not be as tender.

Recipe courtesy of Zov Karamardian

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Basic Crêpe Recipe

Nothing is fancier or more customizable than a crêpe. These thin, pancake-like brunch items are super simple to make, but they’ll really impress your guests. Make a crêpe bar with sweet and savory options so everyone is satisfied.

Recipe courtesy of The Foodie Affair.

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Berry Crêpes with Custard Sauce

Spinach-Filled Crêpes with Smoked Salmon Sauce

These lovely stuffed crepes serve a crowd of smoked salmon lovers, but also satisfy vegetarians if you set aside a portion of the sauce without the fish. They’re ideal for brunch, as they are easy to make and store ahead. You can make the three parts the night prior and assemble in the morning, or fill the crêpes and store them in the fridge in a casserole dish for a night or two. Either way, the result is simple brunch decadence.

Recipe courtesy of Lilly Steirer

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FRENCH TOAST BRUNCH RECIPES

French toast for brunch? Oui, oui, please!

Overnight Eggnog French Toast

Bananas Foster French Toast

Stuffed Raisin Bread French Toast with Pineapple Sauce

Bauli's Raspberry Jam and Hazelnut Spread-Stuffed Panettone French Toast

Jean Kelly’s Coconut French Toast

When it comes to making French toast, the bigger the bread, the better. Use thick slices of brioche bread to create this incredible brunch recipe that will make your guests feel like they’re relaxing at a resort.

Recipe courtesy of Jean Kelly and the Peter Island Resort & Spa in the British Virgin Islands

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WAFFLES

Even if Leslie Knope can’t make it to your brunch, you should still consider serving these waffles!

S.O.S. Waffle Style

OK, so maybe it isn’t exactly conventional to serve your guests something so... colorfully named. However, once you get a peek at what combining creamed chipped beef and fluffy waffles actually looks like, you won’t have any scruples about serving this dish at your brunch.

Recipe courtesy of QVC's Resident Foodie David Venable.

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Waffle Tots

Oh yes, you read that right. Waffles made out of tots; a comfort eater’s dream breakfast bite. The best part? This recipe includes instructions on how to top it with crème fraîche and homemade sriracha. Seriously, your brunch guests will be in heaven.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Robert Tobin of the Seaport Boston Hotel

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Strawberry and Rosemary Chicken and Waffles

Carrot Waffles with Mascarpone Cream and Roasted Pineapple

BOOZY BRUNCH RECIPES

Get the brunch party started with these recipes!

Kir Royale

Bring on the bubbly fun with this classic and refreshing cocktail. Guests will love pairing this drink with any number of the potential dishes you could serve at your brunch, especially the sweeter ones!

Recipe courtesy of QVC Host Jill Bauer.

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White Wine Brunch Sangria

White Wine Brunch Sangria

Green Bloody Mary

Bloody Marys are essential to a boozy brunch, but they don’t have to be typical. Try this unique and smoky recipe to really keep your guests on their toes.

Recipe courtesy of Distilled NYC.

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Lemon Basil Martini

It doesn’t need to be five o’clock somewhere for you to enjoy this cocktail. Your brunch pals will love how clean and crisp it is: It’s almost too easy to dayload.

Recipe courtesy of Deep Eddy.

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HEALTHY RECIPES

You don’t have to over do it to enjoy brunch. Try these healthy, crowd-pleasing recipes.

Leek and Goat Cheese Tarts

Elevate your brunch by serving these picturesque tarts. Your guests will wonder if you invited them to a brunch or a gallery opening.

Recipe courtesy of Fetzer Vineyards.

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Bacon and Egg Breakfast Salad with Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette

Rustic Tart of Wild Greens, Ricotta and Pancetta

Apple Quinoa Bake

Breakfast dessert doesn’t have to be unhealthy! This apple quinoa bake is great for serving after a light meal — and it even works as the main dish.

Recipe courtesy of Lauren Harris-Pincus, registered dietitian and owner of Nutrition Starring You.

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