35 Best Brunch Recipes

Looking for brunch recipes? These delicious brunch recipes are perfect for your next gathering, from cornbread waffles to baked oatmeal.

Brunch recipes

Brunch is one of the most festive meals around! It’s perfect for celebrating holidays like Easter or Mother’s Day, for a baby shower or bridal shower, or even just celebrating the weekend! Fantastic brunches need fantastic recipes, so here’s a list of our best brunch recipes. We’ve added some notes regarding make ahead strategies where applicable, and have also included recipes for a variety of diets to fit your brunchers needs. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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Carrot Cake Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal | A Couple Cooks

Carrot Cake Brunch Bake


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

There’s nothing better for brunch than a baked oatmeal recipe! This baked steel cut oatmeal is carrot cake flavored, with cozy spices and pecans.


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Ingredients

  • 3 large carrots (1 1/2 cups grated)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups 2% milk (or almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup raw steel cut oats
  • 1/3 cup pecan pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Grease a 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish.
  2. Peel and finely grate the carrots, enough for 1 1/2 cups.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, egg, milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder and kosher salt. Pour into the bowl with the wet ingredients and whisk to combine. Stir in the steel cut oats.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish, then mix in carrots and spread them around evenly. Cover the pan loosely with foil.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil then sprinkle with pecans. Bake another 30 to 35 minutes until set. Serve warm, or refrigerate and eat leftovers for several days. (Note: This baked steel cut oatmeal is best warm or room temperature. Leftovers store well and can be reheated. To make it ahead, you could bake the entire pan and reheat: or prepare the wets and dries separately and refrigerate overnight, keeping the carrots in a separate container, and then mix them and bake the next morning.)

  • Category: Brunch
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Brunch

Keywords: Brunch Recipes

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Last updated: March 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

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

Cookbook Author and photographer

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.

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