Thanksgiving may be traditionally known as a dinner holiday, but it doesn’t always have to be. Whether you have to squeeze in an early-morning meal before heading to work or just want to give a different twist to your gathering this holiday season, it may be time to consider throwing a brunch party for your Thanksgiving Day meal.
We’ve taken a few traditional Thanksgiving Day dishes and flipped them on their heads to turn them into brunch recipes. Find your favorite part of the Thanksgiving plate below and see how to turn it into something incredible for morning eating.
Cinnamon and nutmeg give this apple pie breakfast porridge full fall flavors, perfectly reminiscent of the classic American apple pie. You can also impress your friends by using teff, a gluten-free whole grain filled with nutrients, to really kick-start your day.
The zesty orange and tart cranberries from your standard cranberry sauce are transformed into a decadent spiced coffee cake perfect for brunch and dessert. Cloves, nutmeg, and walnuts add warm, seasonal flavors that make this coffee cake Thanksgiving appropriate.
The humble potato is one of the easiest foods to move from the dinner plate to the brunch plate. Keep your mashed potato-inspired dish simple with home fries. Onions and bell peppers add flavor to the pan-fried potatoes, and if you want to give a warm autumnal spin to the dish, consider adding sage or poultry spice.
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Pumpkin pie spice is a perfect Thanksgiving flavor that can easily translate to a number of brunch dishes. But really emphasize the pumpkin at your dinner party with this pumpkin spice French toast. Puréed pumpkin, heavy cream, and maple syrup make this dish as sweet as any pumpkin pie.
Turkey is one of the most flexible proteins out there, so take inspiration from the big Thanksgiving bird and use turkey sausage and turkey bacon for this creamy breakfast casserole. Flaky biscuits on top of this dish add another brunch-y element to your holiday spread.