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Our 50 Best Brunch Recipes

Our 50 Best Brunch Recipes

These homemade brunch ideas will help you do it up in style

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There’s breakfast, there’s lunch … and then there’s brunch, where we’re allowed to bend the rules a little to get the best of both worlds. And even though there are restaurants that serve fabulous brunches all across America, there’s really nothing like a luxurious brunch whipped up in the comfort of your own home.

In this roundup of brunch recipes, we’ve got sweet, savory and everything in between. From easy-to-make quiche, pancakes and French toast casseroles to mouthwatering donuts, buttermilk biscuits and easy cloud eggs, these quintessential brunch recipes cover all the bases, but with the volume turned up.

Maple Glazed French Toast Casserole

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Instead of laboring away dipping and flipping, this recipe builds all the flavors and warm gooeyness of French toast in one pan. Brioche, when mixed together with classic French toast ingredients, baked and drizzled with maple syrup, is absolutely delectable.

For the Maple Glazed French Toast Casserole recipe, click here.

Savory Cheddar Herb Scones

Photo courtesy of West of the Loop

These savory scones with buttermilk, extra-sharp cheddar and finely chopped chives are delightful. And if you can’t decide between sweet or savory for brunch, may we suggest a smear of butter and fig preserves on these toasty scones?

For the Savory Cheddar Herb Scones recipe, click here.

Blueberry Lemon Sweet Rolls

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Sweet, tangy and fresh from the oven — does it get any better? These rolls are made with a store-bought lemon curd filling so you can spend more time making homemade dough, which is totally worth it. Not only do these smell like a pastry shop, but they look like they’re from one, too.

For the Blueberry Lemon Sweet Rolls recipe, click here.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Photo courtesy of Bits and Bites

This chocolate chip banana bread is as foolproof as it gets thanks to the boxed cake mix that provides the base. It’s moist, fluffy and packed with melty chocolate chips and banana flavor. A slice of this bread (and a coffee) perfectly complements plenty of other brunch dishes, and it makes for a great breakfast on its own.

For the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe, click here.

Turnip Greens and Potato Frittata

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If you have eggs in the fridge, you can absolutely whip up an omelet in no time. But if you also happen to have a few vegetables lying around, maybe some cheese and leftover potatoes from dinner, go ahead and make yourself a delicious brunch frittata. Though this recipe calls for turnip greens, you can use spinach, kale, collard greens or any leafy vegetable you like.

For the Turnip Greens and Potato Frittata recipe, click here.

Classic Eggs Benedict

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Instant Pot Spinach Frittata

Photo courtesy of Corrie Cooks

Broccoli Frittata with Ham and Peppers

Photo courtesy of Two Sleevers

Asparagus Grilled Cheese

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Grilled cheese sandwiches are welcome at any time of the day, but this upgraded version is a wonderful option for a sophisticated brunch. Roasted asparagus gets placed on buttery sourdough bread and topped with creamy Swiss and parmesan cheese. It’s warm, a little crunchy and deliciously melty.

For the Asparagus Grilled Cheese recipe, click here.

Limoncello Spritz

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If you’re hosting friends for a weekend brunch party, you’ve got to serve a fun and flirty cocktail. This Limoncello Spritz is super simple and uses citrus in the most refreshing way. All you need is some bubbly, the Italian lemon liqueur called limoncello, club soda and some grapefruit and oranges.

For the Limoncello Spritz recipe, click here.

Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Dairy-Free Yogurt

Recipe courtesy of West of the Loop

Coconut French Toast

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This is a French toast recipe with a tropical twist. Take some good ol’ Texas toast and dredge it in the typical mixture of eggs and milk — but also add a dash of coconut extract and dip it into shredded coconut.

For the Coconut French Toast recipe, click here.

Avocado Toast Grilled Cheese

Photo courtesy of Simply Healthyish Recipes

Chive and Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Photo courtesy of West of the Loop

Balsamic Mushroom and Onion Grilled Brie Sandwich

Photo courtesy of Bits and Bites

Apple, Fennel and Cheddar Quiche

Recipe courtesy of West of the Loop

French Toast Sticks

Recipe courtesy of Happy Money Saver

It’s clear that French toast has countless variations, but this finger-food version just might be the most fun. Besides, anything you’re able to dunk into a puddle of maple syrup is a superior brunch option.

For the French Toast Sticks recipe, click here.

Sweet Chili Caramelized Onion Breakfast Tacos

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Banana Yogurt Muffins

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If you have bananas on hand that are starting to turn brown, mash them up and make these banana yogurt muffins. Recipes for muffins are not only easy to follow, but they allow for any number of variations so you can add mix-ins based on your personal preferences.

For the Banana Yogurt Muffins recipe, click here.

Blueberry Overnight Chia Seed Pudding

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Make-Ahead Green Smoothies

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For a nutritious start to the afternoon, try these green smoothies that you can prep in advance. Any kind of plant-based smoothie can be an acquired taste, especially if you’re not a fan of spinach. But with bananas, frozen pineapple chunks and a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, you’ll barely notice the greens amidst all that natural sweetness.

For the Make-Ahead Green Smoothie recipe, click here.

Brioche Bread Pudding

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Homemade Pop-Tarts with Brown Sugar Glaze

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Red Flannel Hash with Poached Egg

Photo courtesy of West of the Loop

Perfect Bloody Mary

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King Cake Beignet

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These King Cake Beignets would be the main attraction at any Mardi Gras-themed brunch party. This recipe takes the light and airy dough of a beignet and blends it with the colorful icing of a king cake. To make this famous New Orleans dish, it’s best to let the dough rest overnight and definitely don’t skimp on the bedazzling.

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

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This is not your average mushy oatmeal. Instead, it's slightly crunchy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. It’s a fantastic option if you’re hosting brunch, considering the whole thing is cooked in one large baking dish. This is best served hot from the oven with a side of fresh cream or milk.

For the Baked Blueberry Oatmeal recipe, click here.

Polish Doughnuts (Paczki)

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Polish doughnuts, more commonly known as paczki (pronounced ponchkee), are fried, fluffy balls of dough often filled with a fruity marmalade or custard and dusted with powdered sugar. They definitely require patience as the yeast in the dough needs time to rise, but it is absolutely worth it.

For the Paczki recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oatmeal

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Rosemary Pear Mimosas

Photo courtesy of Bits and Bites

Brunch and mimosas are the ultimate pairing, and this rosemary pear version is ideal for spring. Opt for a good-quality store-bought pear juice so it’s not loaded with sugar, as that will take away from the earthiness of the fresh rosemary and the dryness of the Champagne.

For the Rosemary Pear Mimosas recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Cheesy Egg Bake

Photo courtesy of Corrie Cooks

Cloud Eggs

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This is probably the most fun way to eat eggs, period. Cloud eggs are basically bright yellow egg yolks nestled in a fluffy bed of egg whites and they’re just as delicious as they are pretty. To achieve the pillowy texture, you have to separate the whites and yolks and beat the whites into a stiff foam. Then you scoop the foam into a cloud-like form on a baking sheet covered with parchment, leaving a hollow in the middle for the yolk. Bake, season and serve for a fantastic, picture-perfect brunch.

Classic Pancakes

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

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A two-in-one dessert and brunch, these carrot cake pancakes are fluffy, rich and smothered with cream cheese topping. To make the pancake part easier, grab a boxed mix (regular or gluten-free) and add shredded carrots, almond milk, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg along with a few other pantry ingredients.

Honey Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots

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Sweet Milk Homemade Waffles

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Vegetable and Cheese Frittata

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Frittatas are incredibly easy to make without even using a recipe. Once you’ve nailed down the base of eggs, milk (or heavy cream) and salt and pepper, you can add just about anything you’d like before popping it in the oven. If you’re trying to get more veggies into your diet, frittatas are a great way to sneak some greens in.

Blueberry-Poppy Seed Brunch Cake

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One-Pan Sweet Potato and Egg Hash

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Pumpkin Pecan Crumble Overnight Oats

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Mixed Berry Jam

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Making homemade jam requires just a little bit of patience and only a few ingredients. This mixed berry jam is bright, sweet and toast’s best friend. The best part is, any combination of fruit or berries will work just as well.

Streusel Coffee Cake

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This coffee cake recipe goes a step further with a crumbly, buttery streusel topping. A fun twist is making this streusel coffee cake in an Instant Pot using store-bought Bisquick mix in addition to all the classic coffee cake ingredients like brown sugar and cinnamon.

Lentils and Poached Eggs

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Drunken Deviled Eggs With Pickled Beets and Root Chips

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Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwiches

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Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket

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Bagels and brunch go extremely well together, and this variation of the classic everything bagel turns the volume up. You’ll need store-bought puff pastry, cream cheese and some hot dogs to get you started. When you cut the little piggies, the filling with scallions studded throughout is sure to impress. And to make things even easier, substitute a Trader Joe’s favorite, the "Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend" for the other ingredients.

Breakfast Bowls

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Falafel Latkes

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Bejeweled Cranberry-Orange Rolls

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These cranberry-orange rolls will make your kitchen smell like a bakery. The rolls are studded with cranberries, pineapple, ginger and walnuts. Throw these in the oven while you brew a big pot of coffee and you’ll have brunch in no time.

Make-Ahead Eggs Benedict Casserole

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75 Brunch Recipes That Will Make Mornings the Most Delicious Part of Your Day

Imagine waking up each day to a full spread featuring your favorite brunch recipes&mdashincluding mimosas. Okay, maybe that's not entirely reasonable, but we say it's a commendable goal, and we're happy to do what we can to help make it happen (or, at least plan for your next available weekend morning).

Not only are all these plates perfect for family brunches, but most of them can be made quickly, or even ahead of time, so you aren't spending your whole weekend morning in the kitchen. Because it's not really a relaxing brunch if you have to get up early and spend hours in the kitchen to make it.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory options, this list has it all. There are, of course, plenty of dishes featuring eggs&mdashincluding quiches, frittatas, and toasts. But we've also rounded up tons of pancake recipes and breakfast casserole recipes, many of which can even be prepared ahead of time. There are also breads, drinks, sweet treats (looking at you, donut holes), and even simple-but-elegant options like yogurt, or granola.

You can definitely make these recipes any day of the week, but they'd also be great to serve at your holiday feast, whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Christmas morning. Of course, to complete your brunch&mdashespecially if it's a special occasion&mdashyou should also serve a refreshing mimosa. Now that's a brunch everyone will want to attend.


75 Brunch Recipes That Will Make Mornings the Most Delicious Part of Your Day

Imagine waking up each day to a full spread featuring your favorite brunch recipes&mdashincluding mimosas. Okay, maybe that's not entirely reasonable, but we say it's a commendable goal, and we're happy to do what we can to help make it happen (or, at least plan for your next available weekend morning).

Not only are all these plates perfect for family brunches, but most of them can be made quickly, or even ahead of time, so you aren't spending your whole weekend morning in the kitchen. Because it's not really a relaxing brunch if you have to get up early and spend hours in the kitchen to make it.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory options, this list has it all. There are, of course, plenty of dishes featuring eggs&mdashincluding quiches, frittatas, and toasts. But we've also rounded up tons of pancake recipes and breakfast casserole recipes, many of which can even be prepared ahead of time. There are also breads, drinks, sweet treats (looking at you, donut holes), and even simple-but-elegant options like yogurt, or granola.

You can definitely make these recipes any day of the week, but they'd also be great to serve at your holiday feast, whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Christmas morning. Of course, to complete your brunch&mdashespecially if it's a special occasion&mdashyou should also serve a refreshing mimosa. Now that's a brunch everyone will want to attend.


75 Brunch Recipes That Will Make Mornings the Most Delicious Part of Your Day

Imagine waking up each day to a full spread featuring your favorite brunch recipes&mdashincluding mimosas. Okay, maybe that's not entirely reasonable, but we say it's a commendable goal, and we're happy to do what we can to help make it happen (or, at least plan for your next available weekend morning).

Not only are all these plates perfect for family brunches, but most of them can be made quickly, or even ahead of time, so you aren't spending your whole weekend morning in the kitchen. Because it's not really a relaxing brunch if you have to get up early and spend hours in the kitchen to make it.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory options, this list has it all. There are, of course, plenty of dishes featuring eggs&mdashincluding quiches, frittatas, and toasts. But we've also rounded up tons of pancake recipes and breakfast casserole recipes, many of which can even be prepared ahead of time. There are also breads, drinks, sweet treats (looking at you, donut holes), and even simple-but-elegant options like yogurt, or granola.

You can definitely make these recipes any day of the week, but they'd also be great to serve at your holiday feast, whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Christmas morning. Of course, to complete your brunch&mdashespecially if it's a special occasion&mdashyou should also serve a refreshing mimosa. Now that's a brunch everyone will want to attend.


75 Brunch Recipes That Will Make Mornings the Most Delicious Part of Your Day

Imagine waking up each day to a full spread featuring your favorite brunch recipes&mdashincluding mimosas. Okay, maybe that's not entirely reasonable, but we say it's a commendable goal, and we're happy to do what we can to help make it happen (or, at least plan for your next available weekend morning).

Not only are all these plates perfect for family brunches, but most of them can be made quickly, or even ahead of time, so you aren't spending your whole weekend morning in the kitchen. Because it's not really a relaxing brunch if you have to get up early and spend hours in the kitchen to make it.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory options, this list has it all. There are, of course, plenty of dishes featuring eggs&mdashincluding quiches, frittatas, and toasts. But we've also rounded up tons of pancake recipes and breakfast casserole recipes, many of which can even be prepared ahead of time. There are also breads, drinks, sweet treats (looking at you, donut holes), and even simple-but-elegant options like yogurt, or granola.

You can definitely make these recipes any day of the week, but they'd also be great to serve at your holiday feast, whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Christmas morning. Of course, to complete your brunch&mdashespecially if it's a special occasion&mdashyou should also serve a refreshing mimosa. Now that's a brunch everyone will want to attend.


75 Brunch Recipes That Will Make Mornings the Most Delicious Part of Your Day

Imagine waking up each day to a full spread featuring your favorite brunch recipes&mdashincluding mimosas. Okay, maybe that's not entirely reasonable, but we say it's a commendable goal, and we're happy to do what we can to help make it happen (or, at least plan for your next available weekend morning).

Not only are all these plates perfect for family brunches, but most of them can be made quickly, or even ahead of time, so you aren't spending your whole weekend morning in the kitchen. Because it's not really a relaxing brunch if you have to get up early and spend hours in the kitchen to make it.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory options, this list has it all. There are, of course, plenty of dishes featuring eggs&mdashincluding quiches, frittatas, and toasts. But we've also rounded up tons of pancake recipes and breakfast casserole recipes, many of which can even be prepared ahead of time. There are also breads, drinks, sweet treats (looking at you, donut holes), and even simple-but-elegant options like yogurt, or granola.

You can definitely make these recipes any day of the week, but they'd also be great to serve at your holiday feast, whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Christmas morning. Of course, to complete your brunch&mdashespecially if it's a special occasion&mdashyou should also serve a refreshing mimosa. Now that's a brunch everyone will want to attend.


75 Brunch Recipes That Will Make Mornings the Most Delicious Part of Your Day

Imagine waking up each day to a full spread featuring your favorite brunch recipes&mdashincluding mimosas. Okay, maybe that's not entirely reasonable, but we say it's a commendable goal, and we're happy to do what we can to help make it happen (or, at least plan for your next available weekend morning).

Not only are all these plates perfect for family brunches, but most of them can be made quickly, or even ahead of time, so you aren't spending your whole weekend morning in the kitchen. Because it's not really a relaxing brunch if you have to get up early and spend hours in the kitchen to make it.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory options, this list has it all. There are, of course, plenty of dishes featuring eggs&mdashincluding quiches, frittatas, and toasts. But we've also rounded up tons of pancake recipes and breakfast casserole recipes, many of which can even be prepared ahead of time. There are also breads, drinks, sweet treats (looking at you, donut holes), and even simple-but-elegant options like yogurt, or granola.

You can definitely make these recipes any day of the week, but they'd also be great to serve at your holiday feast, whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Christmas morning. Of course, to complete your brunch&mdashespecially if it's a special occasion&mdashyou should also serve a refreshing mimosa. Now that's a brunch everyone will want to attend.


75 Brunch Recipes That Will Make Mornings the Most Delicious Part of Your Day

Imagine waking up each day to a full spread featuring your favorite brunch recipes&mdashincluding mimosas. Okay, maybe that's not entirely reasonable, but we say it's a commendable goal, and we're happy to do what we can to help make it happen (or, at least plan for your next available weekend morning).

Not only are all these plates perfect for family brunches, but most of them can be made quickly, or even ahead of time, so you aren't spending your whole weekend morning in the kitchen. Because it's not really a relaxing brunch if you have to get up early and spend hours in the kitchen to make it.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory options, this list has it all. There are, of course, plenty of dishes featuring eggs&mdashincluding quiches, frittatas, and toasts. But we've also rounded up tons of pancake recipes and breakfast casserole recipes, many of which can even be prepared ahead of time. There are also breads, drinks, sweet treats (looking at you, donut holes), and even simple-but-elegant options like yogurt, or granola.

You can definitely make these recipes any day of the week, but they'd also be great to serve at your holiday feast, whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Christmas morning. Of course, to complete your brunch&mdashespecially if it's a special occasion&mdashyou should also serve a refreshing mimosa. Now that's a brunch everyone will want to attend.


75 Brunch Recipes That Will Make Mornings the Most Delicious Part of Your Day

Imagine waking up each day to a full spread featuring your favorite brunch recipes&mdashincluding mimosas. Okay, maybe that's not entirely reasonable, but we say it's a commendable goal, and we're happy to do what we can to help make it happen (or, at least plan for your next available weekend morning).

Not only are all these plates perfect for family brunches, but most of them can be made quickly, or even ahead of time, so you aren't spending your whole weekend morning in the kitchen. Because it's not really a relaxing brunch if you have to get up early and spend hours in the kitchen to make it.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory options, this list has it all. There are, of course, plenty of dishes featuring eggs&mdashincluding quiches, frittatas, and toasts. But we've also rounded up tons of pancake recipes and breakfast casserole recipes, many of which can even be prepared ahead of time. There are also breads, drinks, sweet treats (looking at you, donut holes), and even simple-but-elegant options like yogurt, or granola.

You can definitely make these recipes any day of the week, but they'd also be great to serve at your holiday feast, whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Christmas morning. Of course, to complete your brunch&mdashespecially if it's a special occasion&mdashyou should also serve a refreshing mimosa. Now that's a brunch everyone will want to attend.


75 Brunch Recipes That Will Make Mornings the Most Delicious Part of Your Day

Imagine waking up each day to a full spread featuring your favorite brunch recipes&mdashincluding mimosas. Okay, maybe that's not entirely reasonable, but we say it's a commendable goal, and we're happy to do what we can to help make it happen (or, at least plan for your next available weekend morning).

Not only are all these plates perfect for family brunches, but most of them can be made quickly, or even ahead of time, so you aren't spending your whole weekend morning in the kitchen. Because it's not really a relaxing brunch if you have to get up early and spend hours in the kitchen to make it.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory options, this list has it all. There are, of course, plenty of dishes featuring eggs&mdashincluding quiches, frittatas, and toasts. But we've also rounded up tons of pancake recipes and breakfast casserole recipes, many of which can even be prepared ahead of time. There are also breads, drinks, sweet treats (looking at you, donut holes), and even simple-but-elegant options like yogurt, or granola.

You can definitely make these recipes any day of the week, but they'd also be great to serve at your holiday feast, whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Christmas morning. Of course, to complete your brunch&mdashespecially if it's a special occasion&mdashyou should also serve a refreshing mimosa. Now that's a brunch everyone will want to attend.


75 Brunch Recipes That Will Make Mornings the Most Delicious Part of Your Day

Imagine waking up each day to a full spread featuring your favorite brunch recipes&mdashincluding mimosas. Okay, maybe that's not entirely reasonable, but we say it's a commendable goal, and we're happy to do what we can to help make it happen (or, at least plan for your next available weekend morning).

Not only are all these plates perfect for family brunches, but most of them can be made quickly, or even ahead of time, so you aren't spending your whole weekend morning in the kitchen. Because it's not really a relaxing brunch if you have to get up early and spend hours in the kitchen to make it.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory options, this list has it all. There are, of course, plenty of dishes featuring eggs&mdashincluding quiches, frittatas, and toasts. But we've also rounded up tons of pancake recipes and breakfast casserole recipes, many of which can even be prepared ahead of time. There are also breads, drinks, sweet treats (looking at you, donut holes), and even simple-but-elegant options like yogurt, or granola.

You can definitely make these recipes any day of the week, but they'd also be great to serve at your holiday feast, whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Christmas morning. Of course, to complete your brunch&mdashespecially if it's a special occasion&mdashyou should also serve a refreshing mimosa. Now that's a brunch everyone will want to attend.