The best spring brunch recipes for any occasion
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32 Spring Brunch Recipes for Any Occasion

Get ready for Easter and Mother’s Day
The best spring brunch recipes for any occasion
Courtesy of Christine Hadden/Foody Schmoody Blog

Though brunch tastes amazing every day of the year, it seems even more spectacular during the springtime. There’s just something about the warmer weather that makes us want to sit outside while sipping sangria and enjoying baked eggs.

Waffles, French Toast, Pancakes and More Breakfast Recipes

This season also includes two brunch-friendly holidays: Easter and Mother’s Day. So, whether you’re hosting the family on Sunday morning, pampering your mama or just wanting to hang out and day drink with friends, these 32 brunch recipes make the best of spring’s bounty.

Spinach Quiche With Turkey Bacon & Goat Cheese

Spinach Quiche With Turkey Bacon & Goat Cheese
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

Quiche is a springtime brunch classic and one of the best ways to use a bunch of eggs. This recipe uses turkey bacon, goat cheese and spinach for a light yet flavorful start to your day.

For the Spinach Quiche With Turkey Bacon & Goat Cheese recipe, click here.

Asparagus-Feta Frittata

Asparagus-Feta Frittata
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Asparagus is among the most popular springtime vegetables, and while it’s great marinated or roasted in the oven, nothing beats an asparagus frittata at brunch time. It’s perfect for serving a small group and makes for excellent leftovers as well.

For the Asparagus-Feta Frittata recipe, click here.

Savory Carrot Waffles

Savory Carrot Waffles
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You may think that waffles need to be sweet, but this garam masala-spiced savory carrot waffle recipe proves otherwise. If you’d rather opt for sweet waffles, consider making your springtime waffles in the shape (and colors) of carrots instead.

For the Savory Carrot Waffles recipe, click here.

Creamy Stuffed French Toast

Creamy Stuffed French Toast
Courtesy of McCormick

Sure, spring may be the season of light brunch dishes, but if you want some sweet indulgence, few things beat this cream cheese-stuffed French toast.

For the Creamy Stuffed French Toast recipe, click here.

Savory Cheddar Herb Scones

Savory Cheddar Herb Scones
Courtesy of West of the Loop

A good savory scone should have a few things: flaky layers, loads of butter, fresh herbs and lots and lots of cheese. Cheese lovers, this is the scone recipe for you.

For the Savory Cheddar Herb Scones recipe, click here.

Maple Braised Bacon

Maple Braised Bacon
Courtesy of Ben Grupe of Tempus

Maple trees are usually tapped in March, meaning you should be able to find plenty of the good stuff come spring. Use it to make this out-of-this-world braised slab bacon, which is good on pretty much anything as well as on its own.

For the Maple Braised Bacon recipe, click here. 

A Cinnamon Roll Worth Fighting Over

A Cinnamon Roll Worth Fighting Over
Courtesy of Evan Sung

You don't want to fight at your lovely springtime brunch, of course, especially if it's for Easter or Mother's Day. However, if you're going to get into it, it should be over who gets the last of these cookie dough-stuffed cinnamon rolls.

For A Cinnamon Roll Worth Fighting Over recipe, click here.

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict
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A classic brunch dish for the ages, eggs benedict is doable at home if you learn how to poach an egg perfectly. For a springtime twist on this dish, swap Canadian bacon for sauteed spinach or smoked salmon.

For the Eggs Benedict recipe, click here.

Tempeh Breakfast Sausage Patties

Tempeh Breakfast Sausage Patties
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Vegans deserve fabulous brunch fare too. Enter: tempeh. This plant-based ingredient has a myriad of uses, including making tasty faux sausage patties.

For the Tempeh Breakfast Sausage Patties recipe, click here.

Mini Tart Cherry Galettes

Mini Tart Cherry Galettes
Courtesy of Gina Matsoukas, runningtothekitchen.com

These flaky cherry galettes are hand-sized pastries perfect for kicking your brunch off on the right foot. Have extra cherries? Don't worry — we have plenty of creative cherry recipes for spring and summer.

For the Mini Tart Cherry Galettes recipe, click here.

Spinach Bake

Spinach Bake
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

An easy egg bake is a staple to have on hand for homemade brunch, and this light recipe uses ricotta cheese for a luxurious texture and tons of spinach for fresh, springtime flavors.

For the Spinach Bake recipe, click here.

Egg, Canadian Bacon and Cheese Muffin

Egg, Canadian Bacon and Cheese Muffin
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What would brunch be without a breakfast sandwich? Channel your inner Mickey D’s and make a copycat Egg McMuffin — it’s shockingly easy to recreate this fast-food favorite at home.

For the Egg, Canadian Bacon and Cheese Muffin recipe, click here.

Lemony Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Glaze

Lemony Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Glaze
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This carrot cake is a fitting dessert for Easter or other springtime celebrations. The best part about this recipe? It's actually one of our favorite slow cooker recipes, so you can set it, forget it and focus on putting together other dishes while this bakes.

For the Lemony Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Glaze recipe, click here.

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Tart

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Tart
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Smoked salmon is an easy way to make any brunch instantly seem fancy. But don't just opt for throwing it on a bagel with some cream cheese — use this ingredient for a scrumptious tart. And if you’re feeling ambitious, you can even make your own gravlax.

For the Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Tart recipe, click here.

Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby
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A Dutch baby is an easy, fluffy pancake-type pastry and one of the best things you can make in a cast iron pan. Top this baked treat with the fruit of your choice and plenty of powdered sugar.

For the Dutch Baby recipe, click here.

Puff Pastry Egg Tart

Puff Pastry Egg Tart
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This egg tart has puff pastry, prosciutto and fontina cheese — three ingredients that will certainly impress your friends and family. Or, perhaps just your Instagram followers. Just don't let them know how easy it was to make.

For the Puff Pastry Egg Tart recipe, click here.

Brunch Bake With Artichokes, Chicken and Roasted Red Peppers

Brunch Bake With Artichokes, Chicken and Roasted Red Peppers
Courtesy of Perdue

Chicken and artichokes may not be the first ingredients that come to mind when you think of brunch, but this egg bake may be just the thing you need to shake up your menu.

For the Brunch Bake With Artichokes, Chicken and Roasted Red Peppers recipe, click here.

Classic Pancakes

Classic Pancakes
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No need for a mix — you likely have everything you need to make classic pancakes in your pantry. For a springtime touch, serve them topped with an apricot compote.

For the Classic Pancakes recipe, click here.

Eggs Benedict Burger

Eggs Benedict Burger
Courtesy of Christine Hadden/Food Schmoody Blog

A big juicy, breakfast burger is sometimes exactly what you need for brunch. This eggs Benny-inspired burger, which uses Canadian bacon, hollandaise and fried eggs, is sure to hit the spot.

For the Eggs Benedict Burger recipe, click here.

Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb Crisp
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Rhubarb is a tart fruit that pops up every spring, and it's the ideal base for a wonderful crisp. This recipe uses farfel, a flake-shaped pasta used in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine, making it an acceptable (and delicious) dessert for Passover as well.

For the Rhubarb Crisp recipe, click here.

Sunny Side Up Egg Pizza With Goat Cheese and Herbs

Sunny Side Up Egg Pizza With Goat Cheese and Herbs
Courtesy of Pete and Gerry's

We bet you won't find a pie like this even at the best pizza places in America. This brunch pizza uses goat cheese, eggs and fresh herbs. You can make this dish easily by using store-bought pizza dough or go the extra mile and make your own.

For the Sunny Side Up Egg Pizza With Goat Cheese and Herbs recipe, click here.

Asparagus Mushroom Swiss Egg Bake

Asparagus Mushroom Swiss Egg Bake
Courtesy of Phil's Fresh Eggs

If you can't get enough of the abundant asparagus in spring, this delicious egg bake, which also uses shallots, mushrooms and Swiss cheese, is just the right brunch dish for you.

For the Asparagus Mushroom Swiss Egg Bake recipe, click here.

Salad With Strawberries and Feta

Salad With Strawberries and Feta
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Who says you can’t eat salad at brunch? Spring is all about freshness and renewal, and this recipe embodies those things. Use your favorite springtime green as the base for this crisp salad, be it arugula or spinach.

For the Salad With Strawberries and Feta recipe, click here.

Mini Herb Omelet

Mini Herb Omelet
Courtesy of Handsome Brook Farms

Fresh herbs really scream, “Spring is here!” This super green omelet uses scallions, parsley, cilantro and dill for tons of freshness in your morning eggs, but feel free to use whatever herbs are in your garden or fridge.

For the Mini Herb Omelet recipe, click here.

Ham and Potato Crustless Quiche

Ham and Potato Crustless Quiche
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Easter is all about ham. And what should you do with all of that leftover smoked meat? Put it in a hearty quiche for brunch, of course.

For the Ham and Potato Crustless Quiche recipe, click here.

Carrot Cake Trifle

Carrot Cake Trifle
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat, Conagra

Carrot cake just might be the ultimate springtime dessert. Give carrot cake a fun twist with this trifle to end your brunch on a sweet note.

For the Carrot Cake Trifle recipe, click here.

Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee
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No brunch is complete without coffee. Don’t just brew any ol’ pot of joe — make one of the trendiest recipes of the last year, Dalgona coffee. It’s all over the internet for a reason.

For the Dalgona Coffee recipe, click here.

Classic Bloody Mary

Classic Bloody Mary
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Need a little hair of the dog for your brunch? Nothing gets the job done like a bloody Mary. Feel free to play around with this recipe and garnish as you see fit, whether it’s with shrimp cocktail, bacon, tiny sliders or just a simple olive and celery stalk.

For the Classic Bloody Mary recipe, click here.

Perfect Sangria

Perfect Sangria
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Springtime means sangria time, at least in our books. This versatile recipe can be made using the red or white wine of your choice, just be sure not to use something too sweet. Add some brandy, Grand Marnier and lemon-lime soda in addition to your favorite fruits, and you’ll be sipping happily. 

For the Perfect Sangria recipe, click here.

Mint Julep Mocktail

Mint Julep Mocktail
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Want a delicious mocktail recipe for your brunch? Use fresh mint for a refreshing booze-free take on a mint julep.

For the Mint Julep Mocktail recipe, click here.

The Bee's Knees Cocktail

The Bee's Knees Cocktail
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Spring is the bee’s knees, and so is this light honey, lemon and gin cocktail, which is the perfect base for some festive lemon garnishes.

For the Spring Fling recipe, click here.

Elderflower Spritz

Elderflower Spritz
Courtesy of Levi Miller