An epic brunch spread is my favorite way to start the day on a slow weekend morning. So if you are looking for some delicious brunch recipes to make in your home, then you are in luck! We are sharing over 40 best brunch ideas from classic breakfast staples like pancakes and eggs, to more modern recipes like avocado toast and buddha bowls, to sweet treats like French toast and cinnamon rolls, and more!
Whether you're feeding a crowd or just looking for something special to make for yourself, we've got you covered with these mouth-watering brunch recipes. And if you're looking for vegetarian, gluten-free, or kid-friendly options, we've got you covered too. So put on your comfy clothes and get ready to create a brunch menu that's just right.
Best Brunch Ideas
Classic deviled eggs are a simple and easy to whip up, a delicious Easter brunch recipe, or a go-to appetizer for lunch. It's perfect for a party or picnic too.
There’s nothing better in the morning than thick, soft, fluffy blueberry pancakes, loaded with fresh berries, topped with butter, and soaked in maple syrup.
Breakfast Potatoes are crispy on the outside while soft and tender inside. These skillet potatoes are delicious, flavorful, and ready in 30 minutes.
Breakfast Strata is a hearty baked casserole dish loaded with bread, eggs, ham, cheese, and veggies that will keep you full until lunchtime.
Huevos Rancheros is a classic Mexican breakfast dish that features fried eggs perched atop a bed of warm tortillas and beans and topped with salsa.
Chia Seed Pudding is creamy, delicious, and healthy, loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Plus, it’s easy to make with 3 ingredients.
Soft and fluffy skillet cinnamon rolls are filled with classic cinnamon sugar and topped with homemade cream cheese icing. Sweet, buttery, and delicious.
Quick and Easy Butter Croissants
Quick and easy butter croissants are flaky, buttery, airy, and authentic, and are made in the fraction of the time using a special simplified technique. One of my favorite Easter breakfast recipes.
Potato Galette with Arugula and Creme Fraîche
Potato galette with arugula and crème fraîche is a rich, light, and delicious savoury tart to serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A total crowd-pleaser at your Easter brunch.
Caprese Frittata is light and fluffy, laced with fresh basil and topped with melted mozzarella cheese and blistered balsamic tomatoes. Ready in 10 minutes!
This Classic French Toast is light and fluffy, crisp and browned on the edges, and so delicious. The best part? Breakfast is ready in under 15 minutes.
Buddha Bowl - recipe coming soon
Hash Browns - recipe coming soon
Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole
Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole is an easy vegetarian breakfast bake loaded with veggies. It is completely customizable and can be made ahead of time. The perfect Easter brunch recipe.
This Berry Smoothie Bowl is the best way to start the day. It’s quick and easy to make, healthy, and packed with nutrients. Customize it with toppings!
When you combine walnuts, raisins and dried fruit in a nutty banana bread, the result is a tender and moist loaf that is truly irresistible.
Layer fresh fruits, creamy Greek yogurt and crunchy granola to make this fruit and yogurt parfait for a delicious and healthy breakfast or a simple snack.
Zucchini fritters are crispy outside, tender inside, and loaded with zucchini. These healthy bites are one of my favorite ways to use up summer zucchini.
Beautiful three-strand braided loaves of easy challah bread are light, soft and fluffy, with a golden brown crust. Rich in flavour and slightly sweet.
Nutella crepes with berries are sweet and indulgent. These French pancakes are an easy to make blender recipe that will have you craving breakfast all day.
Spinach and Feta Quiche with Cauliflower Crust
Spinach and feta quiche is healthy and gluten-free with a keto cauliflower crust and savoury vegetarian filling. The perfect breakfast to give you the energy to do all the things you want to do on Christmas morning.
Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs with spinach, tomato, and feta is loaded with flavor and a quick and easy breakfast to make in under 10 minutes (with prep!).
Duchess Potatoes (Pommes Duchesse) are rich, creamy whipped bites of potatoes with crispy edges and a soft fluffy mashed potato centre. A fancy side dish!
Turkey and Cheese Sliders are quick and easy, made with deli meat and Swiss cheese filled inside soft Hawaiian dinner rolls topped with a buttery sauce.
Mini Pancakes (Silver Dollar Pancakes)
Mini Pancakes (Silver Dollar Pancakes) are the fluffy, fun-sized version of classic pancakes. They're easy to make using a handful of everyday ingredients.
Oat Porridge is a healthy, delicious breakfast that's warm, comforting, cozy, and great for all ages. A quick easy recipe to warm you up.
This Cheese Quesadilla has the perfect combination of crispy, cheesy, and flavorful. Ready to serve in just a few minutes with your favorite toppings.
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Muffins
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Muffins are fast, easy and delicious— loaded with apples, oats, and fall spices. A quick nutritious bite for breakfast or snack time.
Deviled Egg Salad is the perfect spring side dish! It has the signature tang and smokiness of deviled eggs with the pillowy texture of egg salad.
Thick and creamy homemade yogurt is so easy to make at home with just 2 ingredients, a heavy pot, and just a few minutes of actual hands on prep work.
Easy Homemade Everything Bagels
Easy homemade everything bagels with a signature everything bagel seasoning blend on top are just like bakery-style bagels and so easy to make at home.
This Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant is delicious, filling, and healthy. This vegetarian dinner is loaded with veggies and topped with bubbly cheese.
Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing
Add something refreshing to brunch with this go to, simple and colourful fruit salad. Just toss a handful of fruits together in a honey lemon dressing and dig in.
This pull-apart star bread is a beautiful, buttery, sugary, and delicious holiday bread that tastes as good as it looks and is actually easy to make.
Egg muffins are a quick and easy way to meal prep breakfast on-the-go, loaded with cheddar cheese, bacon or salami, and green onions. Make 12 in 30 minutes.
Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a quick easy side dish that's healthy, delicious, and flavorful. A perfect side for your holiday table or weeknight dinner.
Glazed lemon blueberry scones are total breakfast goals. Blueberries and lemon partner together in a light, tender and flakey scone, drizzled with a sweet lemon glaze that is nothing short of impressive for Easter brunch.
Avocado Toast with Poached Egg
Avocado Toast with Egg is the perfect recipe to make for breakfast when you are short on time but looking for something delicious, healthy, and nutritious.
Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake
Chocolate and vanilla marble cake is delicious, moist, fluffy with the perfect golden brown crust. With two classic cake flavors, this loaf cake has it all.
Spring vegetable frittata is a delicious breakfast or served at any time of the day. It's a one-pan meal that starts on the stove and moves to the oven. A perfect Easter breakfast and brunch idea!
Flaky, fluffy, buttery, and soft, these easy homemade biscuits come together with only a handful of ingredients you already have at home.
Shakshuka is a quick and easy, one-pan Middle Eastern classic with a savory saucy tomato-vegetable base and perfectly poached eggs on top.
Easy lemon blueberry bread with lemon glaze is soft, moist, and delicious. This quick bread with fresh blueberries and lemon is the perfect summer dessert.
Baked Chicken Quesadillas are cheesy, crispy, flavorful, and delicious. This family-friendly recipe is quick and easy to make in just 30 minutes!
Sourdough Cinnamon Roll Twist Bread
Soft and fluffy sourdough cinnamon roll twist bread is buttery and layered with cinnamon sugar. Prep it the night before and freshly bake it for breakfast.
Majoon Banana and Date Smoothie
Majoon banana and date smoothie is a delicious and healthy all-natural energy drink with bananas, dates and nuts. The perfect breakfast or snack.
Coconut Maple Walnut Granola is easy to make from scratch with simple ingredients including 3 types of nuts. It's gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free!
Soft and fluffy lemon sweet rolls are filled with a lemon vanilla sugar and topped with homemade lemon cream cheese icing. They're sweet, citrusy, and tart.
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40+ Best Brunch Ideas
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings
Over 40 best brunch ideas from classic breakfast staples like pancakes and eggs, to modern brunch recipes like avocado toast, to sweet treats and more! One of my favorite brunch recipes is this Breakfast Strata.
- 1 large (12 ounce) loaf French bread (or any plain bread), cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup cooked ham or bacon, finely chopped
- 1 ½ cups Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 10 large eggs
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 cup fresh green onions, finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Grease a 9x13-inch casserole pan with some oil or butter and arrange chopped bread evenly in the pan.
- Spread the bell peppers, ham, and cheese evenly over the bread.
- In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, milk, mustard, green onions, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk well until evenly combined.
- Pour the egg custard mixture evenly over the bread. Use a spatula to press down gently to ensure that all the bread pieces are soaked with the egg custard.
- Cover the casserole pan with plastic cling wrap and set aside for at least 20 minutes. You can also store it in the fridge overnight until ready to bake, for an easy make ahead breakfast.
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Bake for 55 to 60 minutes until golden brown on the edges and the egg mixture is completely set (or a knife inserted near the center comes out clean).
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Brunch
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
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