Our Best Brunch Recipes

Sweet Potato Hash with Spicy Hollandaise
Whether you're planning a simple brunch for a small group or a holiday 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.

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes

Found: The ultimate light and fluffy pancake recipe that will inspire everyone in your house to leap out of bed in the morning. How can you resist a carby tower this enticing—especially once it's topped with melty butter and golden, rich syrup?

Bagel and Lox Skillet Strata

Wow your brunch crowd with a mash-up meal. This strata combines the best parts of bagels and lox with an egg and cheese omelet all in one pan.

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.

Butternut Squash Shakshuka

Eggs poached in tomato sauce is a classic Middle Eastern dish, and we take it to the next level by tossing in cubes of hearty butternut squash, a handful of crumbly feta, and a spicy jalapeno. Allow the sauce to simmer overnight, then come brunch time, add the eggs for the final 30 minutes or so.


Do the twist! This braided bread is made for Instagramming—then for gobbling up while it's still just slightly warm from the oven. If you're not craving chocolate, try our cinnamon streusel, hazelnut, or dried fruit babkas instead.

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.

Chocolate Cake Donuts

Chocolate cake is totally acceptable to eat at breakfast when it's served in donut form. These cocoa treats are actually surprisingly healthy with low-fat yogurt offering a bit of protein, white whole wheat flour cranking up the fiber factor, and a baked-instead-of-fried cooking method cutting down on the fat.

Sausage, Apple, and Cheddar Monkey Bread

Not all monkey bread recipes are gooey and sweet. Meet our favorite savory pull-apart bread that's oh-so-easy to prepare since it starts with refrigerated biscuits and breakfast sausage—and bakes in your slow cooker.

Spiralized Latkes

Spiralizers are useful for more than zoodles. Use the curlicue kitchen tool to spin out thin potato ribbons for these crispy potato pancakes, then garnish with sweet or savory toppings. How about avocado, radishes, tahini, and lemon zest (pictured at 10 o'clock)?

Mexican Miga Frittata with Chipotle Guacamole

Chop the bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno the night before, cover, and refrigerate. All that's left to do is toss the tortillas, eggs, and veggies in the slow cooker, mash up the guac, and top the former with the latter once it's done with its shift in the slow cooker.

Coconut-Pecan Coffee Cake

Cake, cake, cake! This made-for-morning baked good is dense and delicious with a carton of sour cream in the mix. Layer with cinnamon and pecans or coconut and chocolate.

Avocado Egg Bake

Not in the mood to put a lot of effort into brunch? Try this quick and easy four-ingredient, gluten-free option. It's like the classic toad in a hole made with avocado instead of toast.

Best-Ever Cinnamon Rolls

Little compares to homemade cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven. After countless trials, our Test Kitchen declared this their best variation yet since it offers perfectly-flaky dough, crunchy pecans, and streaks of sweet powdered sugar icing.

Salted Caramel Mocha Spoons

Enjoy a sweet pick-me-up without stepping foot outside of your home—and without spending $5 at the coffee shop. These caramel-and-chocolate-coated spoons transform a standard mug of java into a total treat.

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.

Waffle Pops Four Ways

Picky eaters and sugary cereal fans will go wild for a build-your-own-waffle bar. Simply bake up a stack of waffle wedges on sticks, set out toppings (don’t skip the PB, jam, cereal, powdered sugar glaze, and sprinkles), and encourage your brunchers to get creative.

Raspberry-Champagne Fizz

Upgrade your mimosa game with a splash of homemade fruit syrup and fresh fruit. If you prefer your cocktail nice and chilly, use frozen fruit instead of fresh as a garnish.

Breakfast Salad

Bagel croutons, crispy bacon, poached eggs, and an everything bagel-seasoned dressing make this salad perfect for brunching. If you prefer, swap in fried or over-hard eggs in place of the runny-yolked poached.

Slow Cooker Banana Bread

The moment after you crawl out of bed, toss the pantry-staple ingredients plus a few overripe bananas into your slow cooker, then enjoy its scrumptious aromas for the next few hours as it bakes to perfection. For a little extra spirit, stir a couple spoonfuls of bourbon and a handful of pecans into the batter.

Eggs and Greens Breakfast Pizza

Sausage and eggs get a fresh spin in this pita pizza recipe. Top each pie with lightly-dressed arugula for one of the easiest ways to sneak in a serving of veggies before noon.

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!

Blue Cheese-Bacon Cloud Eggs

Cook a yolk in a fluffy cloud of egg whites and serve with a side of toast and fruit for a well-balanced and beautiful brunch. We suggest sprinkling with bacon, but the sky's the limit when it comes to garnish ideas. Try cooked and crumbled sausage, goat cheese, or hot sauce depending on your mood.

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.

Hot Grains Power Bowl

Nutmeg and cinnamon, plus some shredded carrot, make this 15-minute oatmeallike recipe tastes a bit like carrot cake! Drizzle with your desired amount of honey to tailor the sweetness to your palate.

Florentine Eggs Benedict

For a light take on eggs benedict, try these spinach and tomato muffins. They come with a (microwave-made!) yogurt-mustard topping instead of buttery hollandaise sauce.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Tarts

Bake these ham and cheddar pastries the night before and store in the fridge. Bake in the oven until warm just before brunch for a stress-free, melty, handheld treat.

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.

Mini Everything Bagel Pizzas

Refrigerated biscuits make for a super-simple crust for these bagel and lox-inspired single-serving pizzas. Garnish with fresh chives and salty capers to balance out the richness of the cream cheese “sauce.”

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.

Pumpkin Pancakes

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

Sausage-Mushroom Breakfast Pizza

No need to call for delivery. This scrambled egg and sausage pizza starts with thawed frozen whole wheat bread dough for an almost fuss-free crust.

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.

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.

Ginger-Berry Smoothie Bowl

You have 10 minutes, right? Then you have all the time you need to build a trendy (and tasty) smoothie bowl. This ruby red recipe features berries and beets for a dose of fruits and veggies in each bite.

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.

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.

Chai Tea Toddy

Wake up with a hot toddy! Brandy, fresh ginger, and plenty of warm baking spices make this creamy tea taste like dessert.

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.

Hash Brown Potato Cakes

Use a tablespoon or a mini ice cream scoop to create bite-sized hash brown patties. Enjoy alongside an omelet or use two as a makeshift bun for breakfast sausage sliders.

Kale-Goat Cheese Frittata

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

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.

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.

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.

Sparkling Strawberry Mimosa

Kicking off brunch without the pop, fizz, and 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!

Best Donuts

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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