Our 50 Best Brunch Recipes for 2018 Gallery

Our 50 Best Brunch Recipes for 2018 Gallery

Full Story
istockphoto.com

Picture this: a late weekend morning, a table laden with foods both savory and sweet, and, most importantly, a really good group of friends and family, all sitting down together for a long, languid, and delicious meal. This is brunch, and it is good. Brunch is a magical time of day when good things come together — when morning meets afternoon, savory meets sweet, day-drinking is encouraged, and bacon can go on anything.

Hosting a weekend brunch party, whether it’s for two people or 20, is one of the most idyllic things you can do with your weekend. Celebrate a sun-drenched summer Sunday with fresh fruit and delicious, health-boosting smoothies, or cozy up on a cold, grey, winter’s morning with a comforting casserole and a warm mug of something delicious.

For this year’s collection of egg-ceptional and oat-erly delicious brunch recipes, we turned to Google Analytics to see which brunch-appropriate recipes our readers have turned to the most over the past year.

From gorgeous (and easy-to-make) potato rösti, pancakes, and French toast casseroles to wonderful homemade challah, buttermilk biscuits and easy, cheesy, slow-cooker grits, these most-popular recipes cover all the brunch bases. Read on to find out which recipes made the cut for our 50 best brunch recipes for 2018!

Akuri Spiced Scrambled Eggs
istockphoto.com

Akuri Spiced Scrambled Eggs

Turmeric, ginger, and jalapeño add a spicy kick to these scrambled eggs and make for a truly tasty brunch with a unique twist.

For the Akuri Spiced Scrambled Eggs recipe, click here.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Quaker Oats

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

If you are looking for a brunch recipe that’s easy and healthy, look no further than this simple overnight oat recipe that is full of fiber and protein — and tastes just like apple pie.

For the Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats recipe, click here.

Bacon and Egg Pasta
istockphoto.com

Bacon and Egg Pasta

Looking for something a bit different? This recipe for spaghetti with smoky bacon, Parmesan cheese, bacon, and scrambled eggs is sure to be a hit.

For the Bacon and Egg Pasta recipe, click here.

Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits
istockphoto.com

Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

These homemade bacon, cheddar, buttermilk biscuits will definitely take your brunch to the next level — after all, who can resist a freshly baked biscuit?

For the Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits recipe, click here.

Baked Cranberry French Toast
Danielle Walker

Baked Cranberry French Toast

Prepare this breakfast French toast casserole the night before your brunch and rest easy knowing that all the hard work has already been done.

For the Baked Cranberry French Toast recipe, click here.

 Best Ever Paleo Fluffy Pancakes
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Best Ever Paleo Fluffy Pancakes

Just because you adhere to a particular diet plan doesn’t mean you should ever miss out on brunch! Make these paleo pancakes and enjoy them in all of their fluffy deliciousness.

For the Best Ever Paleo Fluffy Pancakes recipe, click here.

Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake
Morton Salt

Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

If you have a hankering for cake at breakfast, try making biscuit strawberry shortcakes by swapping out the sugary sponge cake for a buttery, flaky biscuit instead.

For the Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake recipe, click here.

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Easy and delicious, this tasty casserole will help you feed a crowd without breaking a sweat.

For the Biscuits and Gravy Casserole recipe, click here.

Blueberry Pie French Toast Muffins
Maya Visnyei

Blueberry Pie French Toast Muffins

These French toast muffins are an easy way to make lots of individual portions of French toast all at once. You can even make them the day before you need them, then heat them up the next morning for a stress-free brunch that’s still full of flavor.

For the Blueberry Pie French Toast Muffins recipe, click here.

Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast
istockphoto.com

Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast

Serve this decadent blueberry-stuffed French toast with some Greek yogurt for an added dose of protein that complements this sweet recipe incredibly well.

For the Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast recipe, click here.

Cake Batter French Toast
istockphoto.com

Cake Batter French Toast

Using a cup of dry cake mix transforms French toast into a decadent morning treat — it’s easy, and you can turn to your favorite cake mixture for a variety of different flavors.

For the Cake Batter French Toast recipe, click here.

Candied Bacon
istockphoto.com

Candied Bacon

Regular bacon is all fine and dandy, but why not kick your bacon up a notch by candying it? Using just brown sugar, you can turn bacon into a wonderful savory, sweet, and caramelized version of what is already a delicious breakfast food.

For the Candied Bacon recipe, click here.

Challah Rolls
Randy Schmidt

Challah Rolls

You’ll be the host with the most if you make homemade challah for your brunch guests. Sure, it might take a bit of hard work and elbow grease, but warm rolls straight out of the oven will make everything worthwhile.

For the Challah Rolls recipe, click here.

Chocolate Coffee Flour Muffins
Nuts.com

Chocolate Coffee Flour Muffins

Coffee flour is nutritious, gluten-free, and easy to use, so why not whip up a batch of these chocolate coffee flour muffins? After all, chocolate and coffee is a match made in heaven!

For the Chocolate Coffee Flour Muffins recipe, click here.

Chorizo Sausage, Cheese, and Egg Stuffed Potato
Venturists

Chorizo Sausage, Cheese, and Egg Stuffed Potato

Hearty and more nutritious than toast, these stuffed potatoes are a great way to get some gluten-free, vitamin-laden carbs into your day while still indulging.

For the Chorizo Sausage, Cheese, and Egg Stuffed Potato recipe, click here.

Cinnamon Baked Apples
Shutterstock

Cinnamon Baked Apples

These baked apples are healthy and so delicious — a perfect stress-free treat to make for any brunch crowd.

For the Cinnamon Baked Apples recipe, click here.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
istockphoto.com

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Monkey bread is a fun, easy, and tasty way to transform some pre-made biscuit dough into a sugary, decadent brunch treat.

For the Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread recipe, click here.

Cloud Eggs: Fluffy, Healthy, and So Easy to Make
istockphoto.com

Cloud Eggs: Fluffy, Healthy, and So Easy to Make

Cloud eggs — a cooking method that involves baking a kind of savory meringue nest, with a yolk in the middle — became wildly popular recently. It’s a cute and unusual way to cook eggs!

For Cloud Eggs: Fluffy, Healthy and So Easy to Make, click here.

Coffee With Egg
Michael Fountoulakis

Coffee With Egg

A Vietnamese specialty, this coffee with egg recipe is similar to Italian zabaglione and is a surprisingly satisfying way to start the day.

For the Coffee With Egg recipe, click here.

Croatian Apple Cake
Chris Middleton and Ino Kuvacic

Croatian Apple Cake

This classic Croatian cake is perfect for any occasion. With a sweet and sour apple filling and delicious, crumbly pastry, you will certainly go back for a second slice.

For the Croatian Apple Cake recipe, click here.

Crock Pot Cheesy Southern Grits
istockphoto.com

Crock Pot Cheesy Southern Grits

Rather than spend your brunch chained to the stove, watching and stirring grits, let your slow-cooker do all the work so you can actually enjoy the morning.

For the Crock Pot Cheesy Southern Grits recipe, click here.

 

Cuban Sandwich Casserole
George Duran

Cuban Sandwich Casserole

How do you serve a great, pressed sandwich to a crowd of hungry people? Make this convenient, cheesy, and ham-filled Cuban sandwich casserole — your guests will love it.

For the Cuban Sandwich Casserole recipe, click here.

Easy Monkey Bread
Pillsbury

Easy Monkey Bread

A classic Pillsbury recipe, this one will have all hands reaching for the sweet cinnamon-sugar-covered bites.

For the Easy Monkey Bread recipe, click here.

Frittata
istockphoto.com

Frittata

A classic frittata is a great egg dish to turn to for any brunch. You can make them ahead of time and serve them at room temperature, and you can easily customize them depending on your preferences and what ingredients you have on hand.

For the Frittata recipe, click here.

Grilled Avocado Stuffed With Tomato and Feta
Salt for Life

Grilled Avocado Stuffed With Tomato and Feta

Pair these grilled avocados, stuffed with tomato and feta with an egg (cooked in the style of your choice) and some lovely, crusty bread for an excellent brunch.

For the Grilled Avocado Stuffed With Tomato and Feta recipe, click here.

Ham, Broccolini, and Red Pepper Frittata
Slimming World

Ham, Broccolini, and Red Pepper Frittata

Filled with protein from eggs and vitamins from the veggies, this frittata will give you plenty of energy for whatever the rest of your weekend has in store.

For the Ham, Broccolini, and Red Pepper Frittata recipe, click here.

Healthy Quinoa Bowl

Healthy Quinoa Bowl

Quinoa and veggies, topped with a fried egg, becomes a nourishing and satisfying brunch dish. it is full of vegetables and full of flavor — and will satisfy an array of appetites.

For the Healthy Quinoa Bowl recipe, click here.

High-Protein Avocado Toast
Siggi’s

High-Protein Avocado Toast

Traditional avocado toast has loads of healthy fats and healthy carbs to get you through the day — but it's missing protein. The yogurt in this recipe helps solve that issue, while adding a nice creamy texture.

For the High-Protein Avocado Toast recipe, click here.

Hoecakes
Robert S. Cooper

Hoecakes

These small pan-cooked dollops of cornbread are a great version of pancakes. Drizzled with maple syrup and served with a side of bacon, you can’t go wrong if you decide to make these for brunch.

For the Hoecakes recipe, click here.

Homemade Nutella Pizza
Dreamstime

Homemade Nutella Pizza

This sweet take on pizza is a fun way to combine everyone’s favorite foods and can be made so easily, using store-bough, ready-to-roll pizza dough.

For the Homemade Nutella Pizza recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs
istockphoto.com

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Cooking and peeling boiled eggs perfectly every time isn't as easy as it seems. Thankfully, the Instant Pot makes the oftentimes intimidating task a breeze. Following these simple instructions will give you flawless hard-boiled and soft-boiled eggs in a matter of minutes.

For the Instant Pot Boiled Eggs recipe, click here.

Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Eggs Skillet
istockphoto.com

Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Eggs Skillet

Use either sweet or spicy Italian sausage for this scrambled egg and sausage skillet. Garnish with fresh basil from your garden before serving to a hungry crowd.

For the Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Eggs Skillet recipe, click here.

Jam-Filled Donuts
istockphoto.com

Jam-Filled Donuts

Freshly made doughnuts, warm and straight from the pan, are a joy to eat. Sure, they take a bit of time and certainly more effort — but they are definitely worth it!

For the Jam-Filled Donuts recipe, click here.

John F. Kennedy’s Favorite Waffle recipe
istockphoto.com

John F. Kennedy’s Favorite Waffle recipe

If these waffles were good enough for John F. Kennedy, they’re good enough for us!

For John F. Kennedy’s Favorite Waffle recipe, click here.

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Copycat
istockphoto.com

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Copycat

There’s no need to go out and buy store-made doughnuts when you can make your own instead! You never know, they may turn out to be even more delicious that your local Krispy Kreme.

For the Krispy Kreme Copycat recipe, click here.

Maple-Bacon Jam

Wikimedia Commons

Maple-Bacon Jam

This is the perfect sweet and savory accompaniment to any breakfast or brunch dish. If you aren’t actually hosting the brunch, this is a great idea for a gift to bring along to a friend’s in-home brunch.

For the Maple-Bacon Jam recipe, click here.

McDonald’s Hash Browns
istockphoto.com

McDonald’s Hash Browns

If you love McDonald’s hash browns, you can now make this copycat version at home using a handful of simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

For the Mc Donald’s Hash Browns recipe, click here.

McDonald’s Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit
istockphoto.com

McDonald’s Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit

Jazz up this fast food favorite by making it at home instead of stopping by your local drive-through. These are easy to make and much more delicious when you make them at home!

For the McDonald’s Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit recipe, click here.

Muffin Mix Buffet Bread
Pillsbury

Muffin Mix Buffet Bread

Make this Pillsbury Bake-Off-winning recipe for your next brunch. With just six ingredients, it is easy to make, and pairs exceptionally well with eggs and bacon.

For the Muffin Mix Buffet Bread recipe, click here.

No-Knead Water-Rising Twists
Pillsbury

No-Knead Water-Rising Twists

This simple bread recipe is the perfect addition to your bread basket. It works perfectly for savory brunches and sweet brunches.

For the No-Knead Water-Rising Twists recipe, click here.

Nutella Ricotta Zeppole
istockphoto.com

Nutella Ricotta Zeppole

This Italian doughnut is so sweet and so crave-able. It’s all thanks to that delightful beast known as Nutella (and deep fried dough, of course).

For the Nutella Ricotta Zeppole recipe, click here.

The Only Waffle Recipe You Will Ever Need
istockphoto.com

The Only Waffle Recipe You Will Ever Need

Why should you make this waffle at your next brunch? Well, it’s all in the name! This waffle recipe is simple yet so flavorful.

For The Only Waffle Recipe You Will Ever Need recipe, click here.

Potato Rösti With Smoked Ham and Eggs
Faith Mason

Potato Rösti With Smoked Ham and Eggs

Honestly, it’s just easier to make things on a sheet pan than in a frying pan! This ham, egg, and potato bake is no exception.

For the Potato Rösti With Smoked Ham and Eggs recipe, click here.

Sausage, Egg and Cheese Fried Rice
William Hereford

Sausage, Egg and Cheese Fried Rice

Somewhere between a classic breakfast sandwich and your local Chinese restaurant, this unique twist on fried rice is sure to shake up your average brunch.

For the Sausage, Egg and Cheese Fried Rice recipe, click here.

Scandalously Simple Jicama Smoothie

Flickr/VegaTeam/ CC0 0

Scandalously Simple Jicama Smoothie

If you’re watching your waistline this brunching season, opt for this healthy smoothie with jicama, almond milk, ginger, and kiwis. Your gut will thank you!

For the Scandalously Simple Jicama Smoothie recipe, click here.

Slab Quiche with Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onions
Ken Carlson

Slab Quiche with Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onions

Made using just a sheet pan, this twist on a classic quiche will save you time and dishes — two very valuable things at brunch.

For the Slab Quiche with Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onions recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Banana Bread
istockphoto.com

Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

Banana bread is a cheerful addition to any brunch spread. This recipe foregoes the oven in favor of a slow-cooker.

For the Slow-Cooker Banana Bread recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Cinnamon French Toast
istockphoto.com

Slow-Cooker Cinnamon French Toast

Does the idea of making French toast intimidate you? This popular brunch dish has never been easier than with this slow-cooker recipe.

For the Slow-Cooker Cinnamon French Toast recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Dreamstime

Slow-Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole

If you’re busy preparing other things for your brunch party, you may not have time to whip up fresh batches of eggs. This savory sausage, Cheddar, and egg casserole solves that dilemma.

For the Slow-Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole recipe, click here.
 

Sweet Chick’s Waffle Recipe
Sweet Chick

Sweet Chick’s Waffle Recipe

Sweet Chick is known for their perfectly-fried chicken and airy yet crisp waffles. Recreate these famous waffles at home to wow your guests — just don’t forget the herb butter! These waffles are delicious for dinner as well — a great excuse to east waffles any time of day!

For Sweet Chick’s Waffle recipe, click here.

More The Daily Meal:

The Best Chicken and Waffles in America

35 Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

America’s 25 Most Extravagant Brunches

Things You Didn’t Know About Maple Syrup

What 51 Famous People Eat for Breakfast

You've just watched...

brunch

Our 50 Best Brunch Recipes for 2018 Gallery