51 Amazing Brunch Recipes

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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!

SLOW COOKER BRUNCH RECIPES

SLOW COOKER BRUNCH RECIPES
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Make brunch in your slow cooker with these recipes!

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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Slow Cooker Spinach and Ham Frittata

The soft filling and crispy edges of this egg dish are going to make your brunch extra enjoyable! Consider adding your favorite herbs to the eggs, or sprinkle some on top.

Recipe courtesy of Christine Brady and Gluten Free Bread.

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Slow-Cooked Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Recipe

Slow-Cooked Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Recipe
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You will have loads of roasted tomatoes left over from this recipe. Enjoy them spooned over pasta or grilled chicken breast. Or feel free to change up the filling entirely, since these eggs will taste delicious with a multitude of flavor combinations. Just be sure not to overfill the ramekins with ingredients, as you want a nice balance between the eggs and the filling.

— Peggy Bourjaily

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Slow-Cooker Hash brown Casserole

Slow-Cooker Hash brown Casserole
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Cheesy, delicious, and totally worth the wait, this slow-cooker meal will have you “mmm-ing” after each bite. Add in bits of bacon or any of your other favorite breakfast meats and your simple side will be transformed into a hearty main dish.

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EGG-SCELLENT BRUNCH RECIPES

EGG-SCELLENT BRUNCH RECIPES
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Have a egg-scellent brunch with these tasty recipes!

Chili Cheese Egg Bake

A brunch can be anything you make it, but it definitely has to be fun. A great way to ensure that is to have a really fun menu! This party-perfect bake is everything a guest wants in party food, and, since the ingredients are so interchangeable, you can really make it your own.

Recipe courtesy of QVC Host Jill Bauer.

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Easy Overnight Tortilla Strata

Any host or hostess will tell you that prepping ahead is an essential step in throwing a great party. A recipe like this one allows you to do just that. That means more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen.

Recipe courtesy of QVC Host Jill Bauer.

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Paleo Bacon Vegetable Mini Muffins

Whether you use these bites as an appetizer or serve them as a kid-friendly menu item, these Paleo-friendly egg cups are perfect for brunch. The loaded mini muffin cups are also great for less formal get-togethers, as they are great to munch on while guests mingle.

Recipe courtesy of Cultivated Wellbeing.

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Huevos con Papas

No matter the reason behind your brunch, hosting such a meal is always fun. However, it tends to get a little messy. This one-pan finger food dish is heaven sent — plus, it’s totally customizable.

Recipe courtesy of Cocina 214.

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Mini Wonton Egg Cups

Loaded with mushrooms and cherry tomatoes, these breakfast wontons are perfect for brunch parties. Your guests will love how the crunchy texture of the wrappers contrasts with the savory, fluffy insides.

Recipe courtesy of Pumps and Iron.

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Easy Breakfast Egg Casserole

An easy breakfast recipe is essential to a successful brunch. You can make this tasty casserole the night before, and just pop it in the oven the day of your brunch!

Recipe courtesy of Tangela Walker-Craft — National Family Examiner

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BACON BRUNCH RECIPES

 BACON BRUNCH RECIPES
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Everyone loved bacon! Serve them any of these tasty recipes.

Breakfast Poppers with Grits and Bacon

Kick brunch up a notch with these poppable party foods. You’ll love the crunch of the breaded exterior and rejoice at the creamy, bacon-filled centers. These are great to pass around to get your guests excited for the brunch ahead.

Recipe courtesy of QVC's Resident Foodie David Venable.

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Pumpkin Bacon Grits with a Poached Egg

If you’re looking for a unique breakfast dish, consider serving this creamy recipe. The salty, crispy bacon bites give this smooth and satisfying dish just the right amount of crunch.

Recipe courtesy of Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs and Running Into The Kitchen

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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Totchos

Serving a hungry crowd? These loaded breakfast tots will totally hit the spot. Plus, you’ll look like a master of the kitchen at your brunch.

Recipe courtesy of Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs.

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Ariane Daguin’s Bacon and Cheddar Scones

Who says you can’t mix savory and sweet? Guests always love the pastry and bread options at brunch. They’ll be extra delighted to discover that these sweets contain the savory deliciousness of bacon.

Recipe courtesy of Ariane Daguin and D’Artagnan.

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Easy Bacon Quiche

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There is nothing more crowd-pleasing than a shareable quiche. With bacon and cheese bursting in every bite, your brunch guests will be talking about this dish for events to come.

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Sherwood of Impressions at Home

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VEGETARIAN BRUNCH RECIPES

VEGETARIAN BRUNCH RECIPES
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Keep everyone happy with these delicious vegetarian-friendly recipes.

Shakshouka

This classic Tunisian dish takes its name from the Arabic for "mixture.” That means it’s perfect for sharing at your group brunch. This recipe is so tasty and hearty that your carnivore guests won’t even miss the meat.  

Recipe courtesy of Arousing Appetites.

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Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

The great thing about serving burritos at your brunch is that you can lay out each individual dish of ingredients and encourage guests to build their own. A vegetarian burrito just makes it all the more accessible for your friends and family.

Recipe courtesy Great Performances CEO and Founder Liz Neumark

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Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chunks

Satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth with this totally vegetarian recipe. The banana muffin base gives this pastry a true breakfast feel, while the chocolate chunks simply make it indulgent.

Recipe courtesy of QVC Host Jill Bauer.

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Rustic Blueberry Tart

If you want a sweet and delicious recipe that will make guests feel at home, try this vegetarian-friendly tart. With a cinnamon and almond shell, this breakfast pastry is guaranteed to impress any guest.

Recipe courtesy of QVC Host Jill Bauer.

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PANCAKE and CRÊPE BRUNCH RECIPES

PANCAKE and CRÊPE BRUNCH RECIPES
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Enjoy these incredible pancake and crêpe recipes at your brunch.

Fluffy Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Jack Johnson didn’t write an ode to banana pancakes for nothing! Add in chocolate, and he would have written a symphony. These chocolate banana pancakes will have everyone at your brunch wishing they could “pretend like it’s the weekend” all the time.

Recipe courtesy of Nettie Moore, Moore or Less Cooking Blog

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Sweet Cherry Syrup and Cherry Pancakes

Cherry-loving folks will rejoice when they see this on the brunch menu! If your group has a serious sweet tooth, consider serving this new brunch favorite. Keep in mind that if cherries are not in season, you can always use frozen ones!

Recipe courtesy of Sweet and Spicy Monkey

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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Warmed Cider Sauce

There is something about the smell of cinnamon that makes a house feel like a home. If you are hosting an intimate brunch, these apple cinnamon pancakes will make your table warm and inviting. We love the touch of drizzled warm cider sauce for a truly cozy brunch recipe.

Recipe courtesy of QVC Host Jill Bauer.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Zesty and refreshing, these lemon poppy seed pancakes will excite and delight your brunch guests. With creamy coconut milk and healthy almond flour, it’s a dish that tastes indulgent while secretly cutting back on the calories.

Recipe courtesy of Cultivated Wellbeing.

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Buttermilk Biscuit Pancakes with Sausage Gravy

If you’re looking for a recipe to really fill your brunch guests up, you have got to try this one. Hearty, with a touch of Southern charm, these pancakes don’t even need any maple syrup — just pile on that gravy for a creamy and delicious breakfast!

Recipe courtesy of QVC's Resident Foodie David Venable.

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Old-Fashioned Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

When it comes to breakfast, sometimes only the fluffiest, most decadent pancakes will do. This recipe is fun to make and the results are easy to eat and guaranteed to get raves from the whole family. You can add half a cup of fresh or frozen berries or freshly sliced bananas to the pancake batter for extra flavor and texture. If buttermilk is not available, substitute whole milk, yogurt, or sour cream, although the results may not be as tender.

Recipe courtesy of Zov Karamardian 

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Basic Crêpe Recipe

Nothing is fancier or more customizable than a crêpe. These thin, pancake-like brunch items are super simple to make, but they’ll really impress your guests. Make a crêpe bar with sweet and savory options so everyone is satisfied.

Recipe courtesy of The Foodie Affair.

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Berry Crêpes with Custard Sauce

Berry Crêpes with Custard Sauce
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Whisk your guests away to the Continent with this elegant and Parisian brunch recipe. The creamy custard that tops these berried filled crêpes is light, airy, and very sweet.

Recipe courtesy of Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs.

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Spinach-Filled Crêpes with Smoked Salmon Sauce

These lovely stuffed crepes serve a crowd of smoked salmon lovers, but also satisfy vegetarians if you set aside a portion of the sauce without the fish. They’re ideal for brunch, as they are easy to make and store ahead. You can make the three parts the night prior and assemble in the morning, or fill the crêpes and store them in the fridge in a casserole dish for a night or two. Either way, the result is simple brunch decadence.

Recipe courtesy of Lilly Steirer

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FRENCH TOAST BRUNCH RECIPES

 FRENCH TOAST BRUNCH RECIPES
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French toast for brunch? Oui, oui, please!

Overnight Eggnog French Toast

This deliciously decadent recipe is perfect for entertaining. Plus, it uses a signature bourbon brown sugar sauce that will make your brunch guests weep with joy.

Recipe courtesy of Sweet and Spicy Monkey

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Bananas Foster French Toast

Is it dessert? Is it breakfast? Who cares! All that matters is that your guests will fall in love with this delicious and sweet brunch recipe. Who could turn down something that looks this good?

Recipe courtesy of The Cultural Dish

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Stuffed Raisin Bread French Toast with Pineapple Sauce

If you want to look like a fancy home chef, you have to make this stuffed French toast recipe for your brunch. Seriously, the complex sweet and savory flavor combination is perfect for satisfying every guest, and it’s a unique recipe to have in your entertaining portfolio.

Recipe courtesy of QVC's Resident Foodie David Venable.

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Bauli's Raspberry Jam and Hazelnut Spread-Stuffed Panettone French Toast

This is like the most indulgent peanut butter and jelly sandwich you've ever had — and you get to eat it for breakfast. Make it for special occasions — or just laundry day! In other words, this brunch recipe is great any time.

Recipe courtesy of Bauli

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Jean Kelly’s Coconut French Toast

When it comes to making French toast, the bigger the bread, the better. Use thick slices of brioche bread to create this incredible brunch recipe that will make your guests feel like they’re relaxing at a resort.

Recipe courtesy of Jean Kelly and the Peter Island Resort & Spa in the British Virgin Islands

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WAFFLES

WAFFLES
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Even if Leslie Knope can’t make it to your brunch, you should still consider serving these waffles!

S.O.S. Waffle Style

OK, so maybe it isn’t exactly conventional to serve your guests something so... colorfully named. However, once you get a peek at what combining creamed chipped beef and fluffy waffles actually looks like, you won’t have any scruples about serving this dish at your brunch.

Recipe courtesy of QVC's Resident Foodie David Venable.

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Waffle Tots

Oh yes, you read that right. Waffles made out of tots; a comfort eater’s dream breakfast bite. The best part? This recipe includes instructions on how to top it with crème fraîche and homemade sriracha. Seriously, your brunch guests will be in heaven.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Robert Tobin of the Seaport Boston Hotel

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Strawberry and Rosemary Chicken and Waffles

Show your guests some real Southern hospitality with this classic brunch combo. We promise that the sweet strawberries will balance out the savory chicken, and your guests will be over the moon at this perfect mid-morning dish.

Recipe courtesy of Doughmesstic.

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Carrot Waffles with Mascarpone Cream and Roasted Pineapple

These awe-inspiring waffles look beautiful, and taste even better. Mascarpone cream is the perfect elegant touch to these hearty waffles: it’ll make you reconsider ever using syrup again.

Recipe courtesy of 8Broads.

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BOOZY BRUNCH RECIPES

BOOZY BRUNCH RECIPES
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Get the brunch party started with these recipes!

Kir Royale

Bring on the bubbly fun with this classic and refreshing cocktail. Guests will love pairing this drink with any number of the potential dishes you could serve at your brunch, especially the sweeter ones!

Recipe courtesy of QVC Host Jill Bauer.

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White Wine Brunch Sangria

You can never, ever go wrong with sangria. This is a crowd pleaser, and it’s great to make ahead for an easy brunch!

Recipe courtesy of QVC Host Jill Bauer.

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White Wine Brunch Sangria

This sangria is particularly perfect to serve in the spring. Fair warning: Your guests are going to love this boozy brunch item, so you may want to make two pitchers ahead of time, just to be prepared.

Recipe courtesy of QVC Host Jill Bauer.

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Green Bloody Mary

Bloody Marys are essential to a boozy brunch, but they don’t have to be typical. Try this unique and smoky recipe to really keep your guests on their toes.

Recipe courtesy of Distilled NYC.

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Lemon Orange Mimosa

Mimosas are the perfect morning drink; they’re bubbly, light, and totally refreshing. Add in a lemon twist and you’ll elevate this recipe to zesty!

Recipe courtesy of Tradewinds Tea.

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Blood Orange French 75

Want to make your brunch feel super classy? Try this refreshing and bubbly twist on a classic morning drink.

Recipe courtesy of The Foodie Affair.

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Lemon Basil Martini

It doesn’t need to be five o’clock somewhere for you to enjoy this cocktail. Your brunch pals will love how clean and crisp it is: It’s almost too easy to dayload.

Recipe courtesy of Deep Eddy.

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HEALTHY RECIPES

HEALTHY RECIPES
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You don’t have to over do it to enjoy brunch. Try these healthy, crowd-pleasing recipes. 

Leek and Goat Cheese Tarts

Elevate your brunch by serving these picturesque tarts. Your guests will wonder if you invited them to a brunch or a gallery opening.

Recipe courtesy of Fetzer Vineyards.

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Easy Vegetable Frittata

Whether your guests are meat eaters or vegetarians, this simple frittata will satisfy all. Just load it with your favorite vegetables and low-fat cheese and they’ll feel full and guilt-free.

Recipe courtesy of Cultivated Wellbeing.

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Bacon and Egg Breakfast Salad with Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette

OK, OK. So bacon isn’t the healthiest thing to serve at brunch — but we figure the greens and protein-packed eggs help balance it out a bit! If you’re really concerned about the bacon, serve the dressing and the bacon chunks on the side and let guests add the amount they’re comfortable with themselves.

Recipe courtesy of This is How I Cook.

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Rustic Tart of Wild Greens, Ricotta and Pancetta

Creamy ricotta, savory pancetta, and a bed of cooked wild greens will make your guests feel like they’re brunching at a five star restaurant, and they won’t leave feeling sluggish or overstuffed. 

Recipe courtesy of Chef Jason Bartner, La Tavola Marche.

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Mini Tomato Tarts

These bite-sized tarts are a great recipe to serve to people who love to snack. The tasty bites will start things off right, and guests will feel OK about eating a little more when the main dish is ready.

Recipe Courtesy of  Valerie Orsoni, author of LEBOOTCAMP DIET 

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Apple Quinoa Bake

Breakfast dessert doesn’t have to be unhealthy! This apple quinoa bake is great for serving after a light meal — and it even works as the main dish.

Recipe courtesy of Lauren Harris-Pincus, registered dietitian and owner of Nutrition Starring You.

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