This time of year, with so many spring holidays and opportunities for celebratory events like graduations, Mother’s Day, or just regular Saturday get-together with friends and family, having a repertoire of delicious brunch recipes is a must. I’ve rounded-up 17 brunch ideas – some sweet and some savory so you can mix and match to create a brunch spread that will make everyone happy. From an everything bagel platter, brunch cups, breakfast casseroles to biscuit bites, coffee cake and muffins there’s something for everyone. I hope you find some new recipes to try! Happy brunching 🙂
Sweet & Savory Brunch Recipes
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FULLY-LOADED BREAKFAST TACOS – Girl Gone Gourmet | I love the idea of a breakfast taco bar where people can serve themselves. These tacos are loaded with a savory black bean and potato filling, soft scrambled eggs, and topped with salsa, cilantro, and cheese.
CINNAMON-WALNUT COFFEE CAKE – An Italian In My Kitchen | Every brunch needs a centerpiece and this coffee cake was made to grace the center of brunch spread. It combines walnuts and cinnamon with a sweet streusel layer inside the cake.
BANANA WALNUT MUFFINS – Girl Gone Gourmet | These bakery-style muffins are studded with walnuts and topped with a crunchy-sweet streusel topping. Bake them a day in advance to have ready when it’s time for brunch!
BAKED HAM AND CHEESE ROLL-UPS – High Heels and Grills | Technically, these roll-ups are an appetizer or dinner option, but with all that ham, cheese, and crescent roll dough they seem like a great choice for brunch. Oh, and they also bake with a tangy mustard sauce, which means I’m pretty sure these bites won’t last long at brunch, for sure.
VEGETABLE CREAM CHEESE – Girl Gone Gourmet | Toasted bagels topped with an easy make-ahead vegetable cream cheese and all sorts of tasty toppings like smoked salmon, cucumbers, and radishes. A bagel platter is a fun and easy way to serve a crowd for brunch.
Fruit Salad with Citrus-Mint Dressing – Girl Gone Gourmet | Fresh berries and sliced bananas tossed in a simple citrus dressing flavored with fresh mint is an easy brunch side dish that balances out a heavy breakfast casserole or other rich dishes.
STUFFED FRENCH TOAST WITH STRAWBERRIES – Girl Gone Gourmet | Brioche bread stuffed with cream cheese and strawberry preserves – this is a decadent and sweet way to celebrate a special occasion.
BAKED DENVER OMELET – My Food Story | Omelets for a crowd? Um, I’ll pass because who wants to make omelets to order when it’s so much easier to make this breakfast bake. It has everything a traditional Denver omelet has, but baked up and sliced to serve a crowd.
HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS – Amanda’s Cookin’ | There’s nothing better than a classic cinnamon roll dripping with glaze and if you need an excuse to make a big batch go ahead and schedule a brunch with friends and family in honor of these amazing cinnamon rolls!
BAKED EGG CASSEROLE – Macheesmo | I love this baked egg casserole and it looks so easy to make! Forget about frying up eggs individually and serve this for brunch instead – just be sure to toast extra bread to soak up all that sauce.
WHITE CHOCOLATE GRANOLA PARFAITS – Girl Gone Gourmet | For an easy brunch treat you can make the granola ahead and when it’s time to dig in set out bowls of fresh fruit and granola so everyone can make their own parfait. This recipe has white chocolate chips, but you can easily customize the granola to make it your own.
CRESCENT BACON BREAKFAST RING – Jo Cooks | I love dishes that look complicated, but in reality are so easy to make. This breakfast ring is filled with all the best breakfast things and Jo shows you how easy it is to pull it together.
CRISPY CINNAMON SUGAR BISCUIT BITES – The Cookie Rookie | These biscuit bites look like the perfect sweet treat to go alongside more savory brunch dishes. Plus, you don’t have to make dough from scratch – there’s a secret shortcut that make these so easy to do.
HUEVOS RANCHEROS – Girl Gone Gourmet | This is my take on huevos rancheros – eggs cooked in a black bean sauce and served up on tortillas with fresh salsa made with bell peppers, corn, and red onion. If you’re making brunch for just a few this is a great dish to make.
BREAKFAST CASSEROLE WITH BACON – Dinner at the Zoo | You can never go wrong with a big breakfast casserole that can be assembled ahead of time and baked the morning you’re ready to serve it. This one is loaded with eggs, bacon, and tator tots(!) and topped with fresh garnishes.
BUTTERMILK DUTCH BABY – Girl Gone Gourmet | A Dutch baby is what you should make for brunch when you’re craving pancakes but don’t want the hassle of flipping pancakes at the stove. The batter is simple to make and when you bake it the Dutch baby puffs up with crispy edges and a soft, eggy center. Slice and serve it with maple syrup, powdered sugar, and fresh fruit.