Our Best Brunch Recipes

Whether you're planning a simple brunch for a small group or an Easter brunch to wow your crowd, we've got just the right brunch recipe ideas for you. Choose from sweet pancakes, savory breakfast sandwiches, hearty egg casseroles, and other simple brunch menu ideas.

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    Creamy Fruit-Filled Crepes

    End brunch on a sweet note with pretty and tasty paper-thin crepes. Smear on a spoonful of honey-vanilla Greek yogurt, then bedazzle with fresh berries for a light, juicy treat.

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    Deviled Egg Croissant-wiches

    Egg sandwiches are a convenient and delicious way to serve your morning crowd. Bonus: These mouthwatering deviled-egg-filled croissants take just 25 minutes to prepare.

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    Breakfast Tarts

    Forget store-bought breakfast tarts -- ours are just as delicious and easy to customize. Here, we've filled the brunch treats with strawberry jam, but you can use whatever flavor you prefer.

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    Blueberry-Peach Gratin

    Put a fresh focus on brunch by making fruit the star ingredient. Our bountiful breakfast gratin is filled to the brim with blueberries and peaches in a honeyed Greek yogurt sauce.

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    Brunch Recipe How-To: Crepes

    Impress breakfast guests with light, fluffy crepes (no culinary degree required).

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    Granola Cups

    Spin your usual yogurt-and-granola breakfast on its head with our delicious and creative brunch recipe. A granola shell made from cranberries, nuts, and coconut holds the perfect amount of yogurt in these breakfast bites.

    Editor's Tip: We paired coconuts and almonds here, but you can easily swap in other dried fruits or nuts. Freeze extras in a resealable plastic freezer bag.

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    Egg Baguette Bakes

    A crunchy baguette filled with breakfast favorites is a surprisingly delicious way to serve your morning guests. Italian sausage, sweet peppers, eggs, and cheese are baked in a hollowed-out loaf in our brunch recipe. For an extra touch, serve it with a bowl of warm marinara sauce for dipping.

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    Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Salted Caramel-Banana Sauce

    Turn a slice of Texas toast into an exquisite French masterpiece. Start with lush marscapone-pecan filling, then finish with a silky drizzle of caramel-banana sauce for fancy French toast you're sure to amour.

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    Brunch Recipe How-To: Overnight Coffee Cake

    Easy make-ahead breakfasts are the perfect option for serving a morning crowd. One of our best overnight brunch ideas? Coffee cake. This one's mixed together the night before and baked in the morning.

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    Huevos Tacos con Queso

    Make your morning brunch a fiesta by serving hot-off-the-skillet egg tacos. With ultra-savory seasonings, bubbly Mexican cheese, hot sauce, and warm golden tortillas, what's not to love?

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    Danish Fruit and Cheese Pastries

    Store-bought dough makes spiraling these Easter brunch-worthy pastries extra simple, while lavish cream cheese filling and tart, fruity toppings give them beautiful bakery appeal.

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    Spring Breakfast Pizza with Spiced Hollandaise

    This brunch pizza starts with a quick and easy homemade crust that's topped with steamed asparagus, sliced eggs, tomatoes, ham, cheese, and spicy hollandaise.

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    Bread and Butter Pudding with Salted Caramel Whiskey Butter Sauce

    Forget the Irish coffee. This brunch bread pudding bakes the whiskey right in. And if that isn't enough to sell you, the salted caramel butter sauce certainly will. Fork please!

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    Dark Cocoa-Banana Muffins

    Every brunch calls for a dose of chocolate! These dark chocolate muffins are brimming with rich coffee and brown sugar goodness. Honey-draped banana slices make for a delicious garnish.

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    Hearty Breakfast Biscuit Stacks

    Gather the brunch crowd for a delicious dish that might be the ultimate breakfast food. Flaky homemade biscuits sandwich tender fried eggs, fried chicken, and crispy bacon for a hearty and irresistible morning stack-up.

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    Bacon-and-Egg Muffins

    Corn bread meets the bacon-and-egg sandwich in these quick and easy brunch egg muffins featuring crispy bacon and melty cheddar. Serve them warm and drizzled with sweet maple syrup for one of your best Sunday brunch ideas yet.

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    Pumpkin Pancakes

    Brunch in a pinch? No problem. Pumpkin adds irresistible flavor and gooey texture to our quick and easy made-from-scratch pancakes.

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    Chicken Breakfast Burritos

    Don't let busy mornings keep you from your breakfast. With hash browns, chicken, eggs, and melty cheese, these delicious and filling burritos can fuel any day. Or slow it down and serve for a weekend brunch. Just prepare the night before, refrigerate, and reheat in the morning.

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    Brunch Recipe How-To: Breakfast Casserole

    It's so easy to make a crowd-pleasing breakfast casserole with these tips and tricks.

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    Berry Breakfast Pizzas

    Wake up with bright berry-topped mini pizzas that you can put together in 25 minutes. With fresh fruit, marmalade, reduced-fat neufchatel cheese, and warm pitas for the crust, these beauties are a sweet start to the morning.

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    Apple-Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

    Gooey, frosting-topped brunch bread for under 200 calories? You bet. Reduced-fat refrigerated biscuits become time-saving dough, while healthy add-ins, such as ground flaxseed and fresh apples, enhance each feel-good bite.

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    Birdie in the Basket

    Take everyday potatoes and eggs to new (and adorable) heights with our mini baked breakfast cups. Juicy cherry tomatoes and basil pesto add unexpected flavor and beautiful color. Short on time? Make the potatoes the night before, then simply assemble and bake in the morning.

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    Cranberry-Pumpkin Scones with Sugared Pepitas

    Bring fresh-baked goodness to your next brunch with warm cinnamon-laced scones. Pumpkin and dried cranberries pair perfectly with our sweet orange glaze for a breakfast treat everyone can agree on.

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    Brunch Recipe How-To: Poached Eggs

    Watch our so-simple technique for perfect poached eggs. The step-by-step instructions will have you poaching like a pro.

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    Overnight Cranberry Coffee Cake

    You'll brighten any morning when you dish up a spongy coffee cake that's dotted with tart fresh cranberries and topped with crumbly almond streusel. The batter chills overnight for maximum flavor and moisture.

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    Gooey Monkey Bread

    Kids and adults alike will adore the warm caramel topping and irresistibly soft cinnamon dough that make up this pull-apart monkey bread.

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    Hash Brown Quiche

    Quirky and crowd-pleasing, this cheese quiche brunch recipe substitutes a crisp layer of hash browns for the traditional pastry crust. Add fresh veggies, eggs, cheese, and a generous helping of bacon, and you have a serious brunch winner.

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    Chocolate Waffles with Mocha Syrup

    Waffles are all grown up with plenty of dark chocolate and our warm, rich coffee liqueur mocha syrup. Serve with fresh berries for a truly indulgent brunch offering.

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    Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

    Layers of Brie and cream cheese puree, fresh berries, and toasted almonds stack up to beautiful -- and surprisingly low-cal -- brunch parfaits.

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    Kale-Goat Cheese Frittata

    The classic brunch frittata gets a healthy spin with egg whites and vitamin-rich kale. Goat cheese adds creaminess.

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    Dark Chocolate-Raspberry Banana Bread

    With a little help from dark chocolate pieces and ruby-red raspberry preserves, banana bread goes from breakfast standby to brunch standout. This decadent twist on the classic can be made the night before. The morning of, simply drizzle with melted chocolate and raspberry preserves.

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    Portobello-Spinach Eggs Benedict

    Looking for healthy brunch menu ideas? Start here! These mushroom-spinach eggs benedict are so good, you'd never guess they're full of powerhouse nutrients.

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    Your Guide to Perfect Eggs

    Not sure what the difference is between sunny-side-up and over-easy eggs? We're here to help you order (or cook!) perfect eggs every time. 

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    Perfect Hash Browns

    Hash browns for brunch? Always! These perfectly golden strands get going with a little olive oil and a sprinkling of paprika. Prep them the night before by peeling the potatoes and chilling in a bowl of water overnight.

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    Peach Breakfast Gratin

    Cobbler meets gratin in a warming, fruity brunch bake with plenty of sunny peaches, crunchy almonds, and creamy Greek yogurt.

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    Crispy-Coated Orange French Toast

    Orange liqueur adds a layer of tangy citrus flavor to always-popular French toast. This sophisticated brunch recipe starts with challah or brioche bread for the ultimate flavor-soaking bite.

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    Caramel-Banana-Pecan Bread Casserole

    A tasty twist on French toast, this easy bread casserole is sure to dazzle your overnight guests. Wake them up with the aroma of a luscious, cinnamon-packed breakfast, complete with crunchy pecans and a melty banana-caramel glaze.

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    Sparkling Strawberry Mimosa

    Kicking off brunch without the pop, fizz, clink would just be wrong. Get yours going with this bubbly pitcher version featuring strawberries, fresh oranges, and a bit of syrup. Or make it a brunch mimosa bar and let each guest whip up their own!

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    Banana Bread with Walnuts

    Try our twist on classic banana bread. Crunchy walnuts and a hint of cinnamon add a sweet, nutty touch to our banana bread recipe. For a crumbly topping, drizzle with our scrumptious streusel-nut mixture before baking.

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    Brunch Video How-To: Banana Bread

    Watch our tips for this favorite breakfast bread!

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    Vanilla French Toast

    Greet the day with our fantastic French toast recipe. A pinch of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla will add a surprisingly sweet touch to your breakfast. Top with banana slices or your fruit of choice.

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    Best Doughnuts

    Best doughnuts? You bet! These scrumptious powdered-sugar-topped doughnuts will show up the rest of the buffet table at your next family brunch.

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    Brunch Recipe How-To: Fruit Smoothies

    Watch our quick how-to on making smoothies. Our easy formula works with all your favorite fruits!

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    Sherried Fruit

    Switch up your brunch routine with our tasty fruit-topping recipe. Your slow cooker makes it easy to serve sweet, tender fruits in a brown sugar sauce over waffles or French toast.

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    Cheesy Potato Bake with Eggs

    Bacon adds smokiness while tomatoes and broccoli add freshness to this hearty breakfast casserole.

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    Strawberry-Kiwi Jam

    Looking for dairy-free brunch ideas? Ditch the tablespoon of butter and smear this ginger-spiced fruit jam onto toast for a brunch staple the whole family will love.

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    Ham, Asparagus, and Cheese Strata

    This flavorful strata can be assembled the night before. Just add the eggs when you wake up, and pop it in the oven -- it's one of our best breakfast recipes!

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    Eggs Benedict

    Our simple recipe lets you make this brunch classic ahead -- you can chill the dish for up to 24 hours. Top with hollandaise sauce before warming in the oven.

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    Sweet Potato Hash with Spicy Hollandaise

    Here's a fresh twist on a classic brunch favorite -- a wake-up call for your taste buds. This sweet potato hash features hearty bacon, eggs sunny-side-up, and a spicy adobo-infused hollandaise.

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    You've Never Made Cinnamon Rolls Like This

    It happened. The mashups of all mashups: waffle cinnamon rolls. Watch and learn for even more fun riffs using just a can of brunch cinnamon rolls. Who knew such simple brunch menu ideas could be so genius?

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