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