These brunch recipes perfect for entertaining or a cozy weekend at home! From savory to sweet, there’s something for everyone.
Brunch is one of the most festive meals around! It’s perfect for celebrating holidays like Easter or Mother’s Day, for baby showers or bridal showers, or just enjoying a cozy weekend! Great brunches need the most delicious foods imaginable, and we’ve got you covered no matter what your diet or taste preferences.
Here’s our list of best brunch recipes, based on type! For each category, we’ve listed all the different flavors and variations so you can customize them for any occasion or season. Whether it’s a pancake bar, smoothie bowls, or favored mimosas, pick your favorites and let’s get brunching!
And now, our top brunch recipes!
A few more brunch ideas
Outside of these brunch recipes, here are some more tips for throwing a brunch! They work whether you’re staying in or entertaining:
- Pick a signature cocktail! Here are a few more of our Best Brunch Drinks.
- Think about diet options. If you’re entertaining people with various diets, reference Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas and Vegan Breakfast Ideas.
- Consider pancake, waffle or smoothie bowl bars. Try our Waffle Party Menu, or make up pancakes and smoothie bowls with all the toppings for guests to add.
- Keep things easy. Go to Easy Breakfast Ideas!
This banana baked oatmeal is the ideal brunch recipe! It’s full of good-for-you ingredients and so delicious, everyone will want seconds.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup pecan pieces (optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 cup mashed banana or 2 very ripe bananas
- 1 3/4 cups milk of choice (dairy, almond or oat)
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- For serving: Banana slices, almond butter or peanut butter
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.*
- Grease an 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ pan with coconut oil or a neutral oil. In a medium bowl, mix together the rolled oats, pecan pieces, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and kosher salt.
- Dump the dries into the prepared pan.
- Mash the bananas. In the same bowl, whisk together the bananas, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Drizzle the milk mixture over the oats. Stir lightly with a fork to make everything gets evenly incorporated.
- Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the top is nicely golden and the oat mixture has set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes (or more for the texture to fully set).
- Before serving, spread the top with almond butter or peanut butter (or a combination) and top with banana slices. Store leftovers refrigerated for up to 1 week: reheat in a 300 degree oven or microwave until warm.
*Make ahead instructions: do not make the entire pan in advance and refrigerate overnight because the oats will absorb all the liquid. You can mix up the wets and dries separately and store in separate containers (with the wets refrigerated), then pour them together in the morning and bake.
- Category: Brunch
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Brunch
Keywords: Brunch Recipes
Last updated: January 2021
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.