51 Amazing Brunch Recipes

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

Try any of these tasty and satisfying brunch recipes.

Brunch: A  Plea was written by British author Guy Beringer in 1865 as a playful proposal to combine breakfast and lunch in an effort to cater to those less inclined to arise early after a night of imbibing. Beringer wrote, “Instead of England’s early Sunday dinner, a post-church ordeal of heavy meats and savory pies, why not a new meal, served around noon, that starts with tea or coffee… By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday night carousers.” Or, in other words: Beringer understood the nature of a hangover. While there is no doubt that brunch can help ease the pain of a rough morning, there is something to be said for the meal itself, even outside whatever curative powers it may possess.

51 Amazing Brunch Recipes

"Brunch is cheerful, sociable, and inciting." Beringer continued. "It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week."

"Brunch is cheerful, sociable, and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week." - Guy Beringer There is something magically accommodating about hosting a brunch. When you invite guests over for a brunch celebration, you're not asking much of them. They don't have to arrive early, nor do they have to stay late. There is no pressure to drink, but a boozy brunch isn't looked down upon either. And the food is totally agreeable. Have a vegetarian attending? Skip the bacon. Gluten-free convert? Don't serve them toast.

Hosting a brunch encourages loved ones to get together during the day, without forcing them to shift or sacrifice later day plans. Plus, who could be upset whilst being served a fluffy golden waffle or savory bacon quiche? 

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!

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

Who says that brunch can’t have a little dessert? As you prepare other dishes for your brunch get-together, your slow cooker works its magic with this tasty recipe. With ooey-gooey chocolate and a splash of white rum, this is an excellent way to cap off your brunch!

Recipe courtesy of QVC's Resident Foodie David Venable.


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