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30 Best Brunch Recipes

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Homemade Waffles with Chicken and Berries

Spruce up your weekend with one of these delicious brunch recipes! From scrambled eggs to zucchini bread, there is a recipe for everyone on this list!

Weekends are for sleeping in, and these recipes make sure you get your rest and your nutrition.

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Snooze your way through breakfast and enjoy a mid-day meal instead– brunch!

Brunch is the perfect social event, and with these recipes in your back pocket, you’ll be ready to entertain all year round.

Sweet or savory? You decide! Cure your Sunday sweet tooth with some scrumptious pancakes.

Or, salivate over a hearty breakfast burrito casserole.

However you like your brunch, it’s sure to be a success with one of these brunch recipes.

1. Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Eggs are the perfect breakfast food. You can cook them in so many ways and they always compliment your meal.

Scrambled eggs are a quick and easy dish you can make for brunch. This recipe adds cheese to your scrambled eggs for an irresistible dish.

Be the talk of the town at your next brunch with this cheesy scrambled egg recipe.

2. Pancakes

Pancakes are a classic breakfast food. Now you can enjoy them late into the morning with this brunch recipe.

Whip up a stack of light and fluffy pancakes for a delightfully sweet treat.

Their perfectly golden outsides the perfect surface for a generous helping of maple syrup.

Add some fruit and whipped cream, and this pancake recipe is good to go! What is your favorite pancake topping?

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3. Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Sneak some veggies on to your brunch plate with this chocolate zucchini bread! The resulting loaf is a delectably moist sweet bread.

Zucchini makes the bread dense and fudgy. Those are exactly the kinds of words I want to describe my chocolate bread!

Don’t feel guilty binging on this chocolate zucchini bread. It’s made with greens, so it is practically a salad!

4. Coconut Mango Muffins

Get a taste of the tropics with this muffin recipe. Delightfully sweet coconut and tart mango join forces in this mega-muffin.

Shake up your muffin game with these flavors! Chocolate chip and blueberry are good, but coconut and mango are better!

If you feel tired of traditional muffins, this recipe is the perfect way to enjoy them once again. They’re mango-ificent!

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

5. Cinnamon Rolls

Everyone’s favorite breakfast food has a spot at the brunch table. Swirl up a pan of these cinnamon rolls for a brunch treat that is sure to impress!

Fragrant cinnamon packs these rolls with plenty of flavors and brown sugar to make sure these buns are sweet!

Don’t forget the icing! One bite, and you will never make canned cinnamon rolls again.

6. Carrot Cake Waffles

What makes carrot cake famous? Cream cheese icing! This waffle recipe has all of your favorite carrot cake flavors in the fun of a waffle.

Everyone loves a good fusion dish, and this recipe is one of the best. Classic carrot cake is cooked on a waffle griddle for a delicious brunch special!

Just because you are eating it for breakfast doesn’t mean that it can not also be dessert!

Top this waffle with a dollop of cream cheese and enjoy it any time of the day.

7. Banana Baked Oatmeal

Banana baked oatmeal is the perfect take and bake dish for any occasion.

Mix up a tray and gift it to a neighbor, or keep it in the fridge to snack on throughout the week.

This brunch recipe is too sweet to beat! Creamy banana pieces sweeten the cinnamon-spiced oatmeal.

By baking this dish, you get denser oatmeal that is more of a breakfast bar than a bowl. You may just prefer this texture more!

Homemade French Toast with Strawberry and Syrup

8. French Toast

This is another breakfast classic that makes an exceptional brunch food as well! Dense and delicious French toast is the perfect mid-day brunching menu choice.

Transform yesterday’s bread into today’s brunch with this French toast recipe. Soak your bread in a sweetened egg wash, then fry it up in a pan.

In a matter of minutes, you will have enough toast for the whole family!

9. Monkey Bread

This twist on cinnamon rolls has quickly become a brunch staple. 

Soak canned biscuit dough in a cinnamon-sugar slurry and bake until all of the pieces are nice and sticky.

It’s the perfect dish for Christmas morning or a snow day brunch.

10. Mint Julep

Catch you at the races with this mint julep cocktail! This Derby day special is just as refreshing any day of the week.

Get a taste of Churchill Downs and serve your guests elegant mint juleps. Fresh mint is key for perfecting that genuine mint julep taste.

These cocktails are the perfect complement to any brunch platter.

11. Dutch Baby Pancake

If you think the buck stops at pancakes, think again. A Dutch baby is a Danish dish that may just be your new breakfast time favorite.

These little guys are baked in cast iron skillets instead of being fried on the stove. Slice one up and share with your pals for a unique brunch entree.

Dutch baby pancakes are mostly egg-based and sweetened with vanilla. The result is a custard-like texture with a crispy crust.

Banana Bread with Walnuts

12. Banana Bread

Don’t forget to invite banana bread to your next meal! While this might not be the first food you think of when you think of brunch, it deserves a spot at the table.

Banana bread is deliciously nutty and mildly sweet. There is nothing better than the aroma of a freshly baked loaf cooling on your kitchen counter.

Put those ripe bananas to good use and whip up a loaf of banana bread today.

13. Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

Buttery, flaky crescent rolls are a well-loved dinner side, so why are they on a brunch menu?

This recipe uses crescent rolls as a base for a delicious breakfast casserole.

If you can’t decide what to have for brunch, make it all with this casserole.

Cheese and eggs are filled with sausage pieces and the crescent rolls hold it all together.

14. Breakfast Burrito Casserole

Take the hassle out of breakfast burritos with this delicious casserole.

It has all of your favorite burrito flavors without the trouble of individually wrapping each one.

When you’re feeding a crew, it can be a lot to make each person an individual burrito. Now, you make your pan and serve everyone a slice.

Bisquick Chocolate Chip Muffins

15. Chocolate Chip Muffins

These breakfast classics will not last long at a brunch table. Moist muffins are filled with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chips for a delicious snacking experience.

Chocolate chip muffins are an objective favorite that everyone is sure to love. Stick with simple and bring a dozen muffins to your next brunch.

16. Banana Breakfast Bars

Breakfast bars are perfect on-the-go. These bars have all the nutrients to keep you full for a long time.

Spark some conversation by bringing these breakfast bars to your next brunch. A banana is a breakfast favorite, now these bars will be, too!

17. Caramel Macchiato

Everyone needs coffee in the morning, and this caramel macchiato is better than your local barista’s!

Start the day off right with this flavorful macchiato. Rich caramel swirls perfectly complement your coffee cup.

This recipe is so sweet, and it’s perfect for those who like a little coffee with their cream.

18. Everything Bagel Casserole

Everything seasoning is the pinnacle of savory flavor, and this recipe has plenty of it.

Deliciously doughy bagel pieces swarmed with egg, receive the royal treatment in this dish.

Bake up a bubbly pan of this casserole and settle in for a brunch experience unlike any other.

Subtle sesame is mixed with poppy seed and sea salt for a flavor made to savor.

Don’t miss out on this recipe and mix one up today!

19. Apple Cobbler

There is only one thing better than apple pie, and that’s this apple cobbler! Baked apples are nestled in between a cinnamon-streusel upper crust. 

Why is this on the brunch menu? Because this cobbler is so good, you can eat it any time of day.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and with this cobbler recipe, that will not be a problem.

Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

20. Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

Cheese makes everything better, and these potatoes are no exception.

Try this breakfast twist on potatoes au gratin for a hearty meal everyone will love. Starchy potatoes are a great way to start your day.

21. Cinnamon Roll Casserole

If you’re short on time but don’t want to skimp on flavor, this cinnamon roll casserole is just the thing!

All of the flavors of classic cinnamon rolls are preserved in this cozy casserole.

From flaky biscuit dough to creamy frosting, all parts of the cinnamon roll are represented here.

Next time you are considering skimping on breakfast, consider this quick alternative instead.

You’ll enjoy this cinnamon casserole just as much in half the time.

22. Mini-Donuts

These tiny donuts have such a big flavor! Each bite is soft, yeasty, and perfectly sweetened. You decide your favorite flavor!

Will you choose cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, traditional glaze, or chocolate frosted? They are all so good, you might want to make a few of each.

These cute donuts are the perfect addition to any feast. Or, serve them up hot as a brunch appetizer!

23. Breakfast Frittata

Breakfast frittatas are a long-standing favorite, with good reason. These hard-cooked omelets have everything you need for a hearty meal baked into one scrumptious dish.

The best part about a frittata is just how versatile they truly are. Empty your fridge by chopping up your leftovers and tossing them in.

Serving a picky eater? Cater to particular preferences by carefully selecting the ingredients you mix into your frittata.

Homemade Pumpkin Bread

24. Pumpkin Bread

The perfect fall treat just got invited to brunch. Whip up this treat any time of the year and enjoy pumpkin’s fall flavor in winter, spring, and summer.

This pumpkin bread is so popular because of its moist crumb and soft crust. Slather on some butter and you are in for a real treat!

25. Blueberry Buckle

This coffee cake is delicious! If you’re unfamiliar with blueberry buckle, it is a lemon blueberry cake topped with cinnamon streusel.

Lemon and blueberry are two best friends that always get along in any dish.

Snap into this zesty buckle today and enjoy the taste of summer, any time.

26. Breakfast Strata

This brunch bake is as elegant as it is tasty. A flaky crust is topped with egg, tomato, spinach, and plenty of cheese for a bake that checks all the boxes.

Slice and serve this perfect pastry at your next brunch for a focaccia specialty that is sure to please.

Mint Grapefruit Mimosa

27. Mimosa

Does this guest need an introduction? The tried-and-true mimosa invented brunching.

Bubbly champagne mixes with tart orange juice for a morning sip from the VIP section.

Have a heavy pour, because your guests will be asking for more.

28. Chicken and Waffles

This true brunch fusion dish has the best of breakfast and lunch represented on one plate. Crispy chicken fingers adorn a thick and fluffy Belgian waffle.

Smother it all in syrup because even the chicken fingers benefit from maple’s sticky glaze.

Comfort food has never been the same since chicken and waffles first made its grand entrance.

29. Breakfast Pizza Bagels

By “breakfast pizza,” I don’t mean a cold slice of last night’s pie. These breakfast pizza bagels reinvent traditional breakfast items into a delicious pizza.

Top a doughy bagel with a gravy sauce and add your favorite omelet ingredients like green pepper, scrambled egg, and sausage crumbles.

Finish it off with a light white cheese and your breakfast pizza is ready to go.

30. Tonga Toast

Disney chefs create more than memories. Their dishes have an international reputation, and in some cases, a cult following.

Bring the magic home with this tonga toast recipe and enjoy a morning at the parks right in your very own kitchen.

This copycat recipe is so close, even Mickey would be pleased.

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