Brunch is a beloved meal that combines the best of breakfast and lunch. Whether you’re looking for savory eggs Benedict or sweet pancakes, brunch has something for everyone.
Between savory brunch recipes like
Baked Egg Muffins and sweet ones like Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes, these I’ve rounded up 60 of the most perfect brunch ideas.
Whether you’re looking for the best recipes for Sunday brunch or a planning a menu for a special holiday affair, we’ve got you covered!
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Planning the perfect brunch is actually really easy and there are lots of brunch food ideas to choose from. You can go all out with a huge spread or you can prepare something simple.
Brunch is usually served buffet style so you don’t have to spend a lot of time plating up food for your guests. The food options are limitless since it’s not really breakfast and not really lunch. You can serve anything that tickles your fancy.
What is in a Brunch?
Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch, typically served late morning to early afternoon.
The specific food items served during brunch can vary depending on personal preferences, cultural traditions, and the establishment that is serving it.
A good brunch menu combines the best of breakfast and the best of lunch. I recommend selecting a variety of these brunch menu ideas, perhaps one from each category.
An egg dish – Baked egg muffins, omelets or even scrambled eggs. A Loaded Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole can almost always be found on my menu. It’s easy and can be made a day in advance.
Something savory – A Pineapple Glazed Ham, or a selection of breakfast meats always make a splash. Or go with a classic like biscuits and gravy. Bacon, sausage, and ham are often served with brunch and since it’s so easy to cook bacon in the oven or make air fryer bacon, you’ll always find it on my buffet spread.
Something sweet – Include delicious fluffy pancakes, waffles, or stuffed french toast for something more extravagant. My Pumpkin Waffles topped with butter and syrup are a tradition for a fall or Thanksgiving brunch.
Muffins. Some sort of pastry is a must. You can buy them in bulk at Costco or make some bakery-style Chocolate Chip Muffins up to a month in advance and freeze them until the big day!
A mixture of seasonal fruits is often served as a side dish or dessert on your menu, and it’s a great way to add a fresh element to contrast some of the heavier dishes. Fruit salad.
Dessert – A coffee cake doubles as a sweet ending for your brunch, as do a simple batch of Nutella cookies or Cosmic Brownies.
Beverages – Coffee, tea and juice are a must. A signature cocktail or mocktail will complete the brunch spread.
Make Ahead Brunch Recipes
There are lots of things you can make in advance for breakfast and brunch to save. you valuable time in the kitchen during your gathering.
Most egg casseroles can be prepped in advance and baked the day of, or even baked in advance and frozen or refrigerated then reheated. Breakfast burritos can too.
French toast casseroles are great too because they are almost always required to sit over night so the bread can soak up that custardy goodness.
Deviled eggs, fruit salads are great make heads that require little effort, and breakfast meats can be made in advance and warmed up the day of.
Muffins, pastries and cookies can all be prepared ahead of time.
Egg Recipes for Brunch
Sausage and Egg Casserole
Egg Casserole packed with sausage, hash browns and cheese. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner.
Baked Egg Muffins
Egg Muffins are an easy, simple breakfast option that are perfect to keep on hand for breakfast on those morning. Full of protein and easy to customize, Egg Muffin Cups are a great grab and go breakfast or snack.
Baked Denver Omelet
A Baked Denver Omelet is the answer to busy mornings! With ham, cheese, peppers and onions, this baked omelet is both delicious and filling.
Egg & Cheese Hash Browns Waffles
Easy and delicious and perfect for a weekend brunch or make ahead breakfast, these Hash Brown Waffles are filled with eggs, cheese and potatoes and cooked in your waffle maker!
Deviled Eggs Benedict
Deviled Eggs Benedict is a cross between two of my most beloved bites! These eggs are super easy to make and they disappear as fast as you can make them!
Ham and Cheese Quiche
Ham and Cheese Quiche is a savory pie filled with eggs, cheese and ham. It's a perfect main course any time of day!
Made with eggs, sausage, and cheese and finished with a sweet maple glaze, these Breakfast Sliders have everything you crave in breakfast.
Breakfast Biscuit Casserole
Biscuit Breakfast Casserole is easy to make and full of bacon, sausage, cheese, potatoes, and biscuits baked with a silky egg custard.
Mexican Breakfast Casserole
Spicy Mexican Breakfast Casserole is flavor-packed and perfect for the breakfast crowd at your next fiesta! Made with spicy sausage, eggs, cheese and bread.
Loaded Tater Tot Casserole
This Loaded Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole has meat, potatoes, eggs, cheese and spices. It's a great make-ahead breakfast that feeds a crowd.
No more hectic mornings when you have fast, easy and delicious Make Ahead Freezer Breakfast Burritos on hand! Fill with eggs, cheese, sausage and more!
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Crockpot Breakfast Casserole is full of sausage, bacon, egg, cheese and potatoes. Prep it the night before and let it cook while you sleep.
Breakfast quesadillas are easy to make and ready in minutes. Perfect for breakfast for dinner, or a make ahead and freeze breakfast option.
English Muffin Breakfast Pizza
English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas are a great way to get a hot breakfast on the table. Make a bunch and freeze them for a quick on-the-go breakfast, or serve them up for your holiday crowd!
Ham and Cheese Quiche Savory Brunch Recipes
Easy Baked Glazed Ham
This Pineapple Glazed Ham is a sweet and savory baked ham recipe that’s perfect for elegant holiday entertaining or simple Sunday dinners.
Biscuits and gravy with a weekend staple at my house. The easy Sausage Gravy recipe only takes 20 minutes to prepare and is as good as any breakfast joint!
Air Fryer Bacon
Air Fryer Bacon is fast, easy to clean up and you get perfectly crispy and evenly cooked bacon every time. It's the best way to cook bacon!
How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
Learn how to cook bacon in the oven! Forget the mess and grease splatters, oven bacon cooks evenly, produces the crispiest result and is totally hands off.
Leftover ham is easy to store and easy to reheat. Whip up casseroles, sandwiches or a Potato and Ham Hash with these leftover ham recipes.
Creamy Turkey Salad Recipe
This Turkey Salad recipe is creamy, loaded with texture, and a perfect use for leftover turkey. Perfect for sandwiches, wraps, and more!
Easy Breakfast Potatoes
Crispy, fluffy and delicious Easy Breakfast Potatoes are baked in the oven and are the perfect side dish for any meal | Potato Recipes | Breakfast Recipes
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole is an easy, cheesy recipe with frozen hashbrowns, cheese sauce and a crunchy corn flakes topping. Perfect for potlucks, brunch or as a simple side dish.
Roasted Baby Potatoes
Roasted Baby Potatoes are an easy yet versatile side dish! Perfectly golden and crunchy on the outside, fluffy and tender on the inside.
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham is an easy leftover ham and potato casserole smothered in cheese sauce and served as a side dish or entree.
Creamy Turkey Salad Sandwich Sweet Brunch Recipes
Blueberry pancakes are fluffy, tender homemade pancakes recipe that you can slather in butter and syrup for a fun weekend breakfast or brunch.
Swedish Pancakes are rich and buttery, easy to make with just a nonstick skillet. Serve with fruit and whipped cream or your favorite syrup.
Bacon Pancakes are a perfect combination of sweet and savory. Fluffy and delicious with maple syrup for Saturday breakfast or Sunday brunch.
Learn all the secrets to making fluffy homemade waffles. A tried and true family favorite, this homemade waffle recipe is perfect any time!
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks are a classic breakfast made easy with thick slices of bread soaked in an egg mixture then cooked until fluffy & golden. Serve with syrup.
Fruity Pebbles French Toast
Crunchy French Toast is a twist on classic french toast with a crispy Fruity Pebbles cereal coating. Perfect for a lazy Saturday breakfast!
How To Make French Toast
Everyone should know how to make perfect French Toast! This quick and easy breakfast recipe is gorgeously browned on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, and is easily customized!
Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
Thick slices of sweet, egg-soaked bread cooked until golden and stuffed with a sweet cream cheese filling. Perfect for a sweet breakfast or brunch treat.
Strawberry French Toast Bake
French Toast Bake is an easy and delicious Sunday brunch or lazy Saturday morning favorite. Add in ripe, juicy strawberries sandwiched between sweet Hawaiian bread and baked French Toast style and this baked french toast will steal the show!
Lemon Raspberry Muffins
Lemon Raspberry Muffins are sweet and tart, tender and fluffy, and the perfect addition for your next breakfast or brunch.
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Lemon Blueberry Muffins are sweet and tangy and a delicious option for breakfast or snack. They are perfect for freezing so you always have muffins on hand!
Fluffy, buttery, extra flaky homemade biscuits. Just 30 minutes and a few simple ingredients to make the perfect biscuits from scratch.
Cheese scones are tender, fluffy and easy to make. Great for breakfast, lunch or with a bowl of soup for dinner. Freeze them to enjoy later!
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
These homemade cinnamon rolls are so soft & gooey and baked to a golden brown perfection before being smothered in cream cheese frosting. I can’t imagine breakfast without them!
Orange Sweet Rolls
Sweet Orange Rolls are soft and fluffy and topped with a cream cheese icing. Similar to cinnamon rolls but loaded with fresh orange flavor.
Best Banana Nut Bread
Use one bowl to prepare this recipe for classic banana bread made with chopped walnuts!
Carrot Apple Raisin Muffins
These Carrot Apple Raisin Muffins are going to be your new favorite snack! Incredibly moist and tender, they are delicious for breakfast and perfect for packing in kids’ lunches.
Baked Glazed Donuts
Learn how to make homemade donuts! These baked donuts have a cake-like texture and a sweet glaze – they're the perfect breakfast treat.
Mini Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
Air Fryer Mini Cinnamon Rolls are a fun breakfast recipe. Make them in minutes with refrigerated crescent roll dough and your air fryer!
Sour Cream Banana Muffins
Tender Sour Cream Banana Muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch or as a delicious snack! Can be made into banana bread, too!
Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes
Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes are pillowy soft and packed with the flavors of apple cider, cinnamon and nutmeg for the ultimate fall treat.
Crunchy French Toast Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Summer Fruit Salad
This refreshing fruit salad is perfect as a side dish or a healthy dessert…and it has a secret ingredient that might surprise you! Perfect for summer, this fruit salad will win your backyard barbecues and picnics.
Easily customizable, healthy and delicious, these yogurt parfaits are made with Greek yogurt for a simple breakfast, dessert or snack.
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
This Easy Cream Cheese Fruit Dip has so simple and so delicious. With just 3 ingredients it whips up in minutes making it perfect for snack or dessert.
Mandarin Orange Salad
Mandarin Orange Salad is a fluffy, sweet treat that's light & refreshing. With just 5 ingredients, this Jello Salad takes 10 minutes to make!
Arugula Salad with Lemon Dressing
Arugula Salad is light and fresh, and tossed in a simple lemon dressing. It’s the perfect side salad that takes only minutes to make.
Kale Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette is versatile, flavorful, and easy. It’s loaded with texture from dried fruit, nuts, goat cheese,and apples.
Yogurt Parfait Dessert for Brunch
Nobody can resist this buttery, moist Coffee Cake with a ribbon of streusel in the middle and even more on top! It's just the thing for a weekend brunch or an afternoon treat!
Strawberry Shortcake is the perfect summer dessert! Forgot the pre-packaged cakes and make these strawberry shortcake biscuits instead.
Baked Strawberry Doughnuts
Baked Strawberry Doughnuts with Strawberry Glaze have a fluffy, cake-like texture and chunks of real strawberry in the batter and the glaze.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Chocolate Bread Pudding is a decadent dessert that’s creamy and sweet with chunks of soft, chewy bread and semi-sweet chocolate.
Cinnamon Roll Cake
Cinnamon Roll Cake is a like a moist, gooey cinnamon roll without the work! A delicious white cake swirled with a buttery brown sugar cinnamon topping with a sweet cream cheese frosting.
Fresh Strawberry Cake
Fresh strawberry cake has an impressive 3 layers of moist vanilla cake topped with a light and fluffy strawberries and cream frosting.
Strawberry Pound Cake
Deliciously moist and flavorful, this Strawberry Pound Cake is a one-bowl treat that has a fruity and sweet glaze and satisfies that sweet tooth! It's a great spring and summer dessert!
Cherry Cheesecake Dip
Cherry Cheesecake Dip is an easy dessert dip made with sweetened cream cheese and cherry pie filling. Serve with graham crackers or pretzels.
Lemon Pound Cake
This simple lemon pound cake is buttery, moist, and filled with a delicious lemon flavor. It’s made with lemon zest and fresh lemon juice in the batter, and drizzled with lemon glaze for a pound cake recipe that won’t disappoint!
Strawberry Shortcake Beverages and Brunch Cocktails
A traditional mimosa recipe made with freshly squeezed orange juice and sparkling wine.
Pineapple Strawberry Mimosas
This Pineapple Strawberry Mimosa is crisp and refreshing and perfect for brunch! It's a stand-by classic with a sweet, fun twist.
French 75 Champagne Cocktail
Having a go-to drink is a must during the holidays. This French 75 Cocktail is perfect for any occasion – light, refreshing, and always a hit!
This easy 4-ingredient Frozen Peach Bellini recipe is a sweet brunch cocktail made with frozen peaches, peach vodka, and a kiss of grenadine.
Peach Sangria is the perfect drink to keep your whole family refreshed this summer, with non-alcoholic and adult versions and tons of bold peach flavor.
Fresh and light, this Skinny Margarita recipe is a tasty low-calorie cocktail made with just 4 ingredients: fresh citrus, agave, and tequila.
Pineapple Strawberry Mimosas Non-Alcoholic
A quick and easy cherry smoothie recipe made from frozen cherries, sweet cherry juice, banana and vanilla greek yogurt.
Fresh Strawberry Lemonade is full of tart lemons, sweet strawberries and a simple syrup. This is the summer drink you'll want to sip all summer long.
Homemade Hawaiian Punch
Homemade Hawaiian Punch is the best fruit punch around. This tropical combination of juices is perfect for any occasion and sure to please!
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