32+ of the Most Delicious Must-Have Brunch Recipes

Lift up your mimosas for a toast! These are the most delicious brunch recipes all in one place. They will take you from boring to soaring on those weekend days.

Brunch is one of my favorite types of meals. It’s like someone took breakfast and made a party out of it, and everyone is invited. I compiled all my favorite breakfast and lunch recipes, and I am so excited about sharing them with you. They are perfect for get together or just enjoying on your own.

FAQs about Brunch Recipes

Before we get into the recipes, I’m going to address some common questions I’ve received over years of sharing these recipes. If you have another question that isn’t answered here, please leave it in the comments, and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

What time do you normally eat brunch?

This is a personal preference, but I like to eat brunch in the sweet spot in between breakfast and lunch. This usually ends up being between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

I have heard of other people eating brunch between 9 a.m. and Noon.

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What types of recipes are served at brunch time?

Brunch is usually served with a combination of bread-based breakfast items and lighter lunch fares. This includes a mixture of pancakes, waffles, fresh fruit, and homemade jams. Almost every brunch you attend will serve some kind of sweet, an egg-based item, and if you’re really lucky…cocktails.

Is it easy to double or triple a recipe if hosting a group brunch?

Yes, it is really easy to double or triple a recipe if you need to feed a crowd. If you hover your mouse over the servings number in the printable recipe card for each recipe, you can adjust it to your crowd size. You don’t even have to do math because the recipe card automatically changes.

Kitchen Tools for Epic Brunch Creation:

A well-stocked kitchen is essential for whipping up any meal. Curious about what tools I trust in my kitchen? Check out this post HERE, where I put together a curated list of my must-have kitchen essentials. I cover everything from dinnerware to the best kitchen gadgets. It’s a helpful list for a functional (and beautiful) kitchen!

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Brunch Cocktails

Let’s get to the good stuff! First, here are the must-have cocktails that belong at your brunch.

Strawberry Margarita Punch #summer #cocktail #entertaining #margarita #recipe

1. Margarita Punch

Lime and strawberries mix together in this summertime-favorite punch recipe. Serve it in a large pitcher for everyone to enjoy.

Berry Watermelon Limeade

2. Berry Watermelon Limeade

This watermelon limeade is a refreshing alcohol-free drink. Serve it at family brunches so kiddos can have fun with their own fruity cocktail too.

This Raspberry Pineapple #Bellini Recipe is a delicious #spring #cocktail #recipe!

3. Raspberry Pineapple Bellini

You’ll need some slender champagne flutes for these pineapple bellinis. The bright mixture of fruit is brought to life by the effervescent champagne bubbles.

Kentucky Mule Cocktail Recipe

4. Kentucky Mule

This strong bourbon drink is ready for the Kentucky Derby! The fresh mint sprigs add an incredible aroma and flavor to this southern drink.

Pineapple Mojito

5. Pineapple Mojito

Yellow and green colors liven up your brunch when you serve this sweet pineapple mojito. It is fancy and gives your party a happier atmosphere.

Campari Sangria Recipe

6. Campari Sangria

The fruit slices float in this incredible sangria recipe and decorate everyone’s glasses. It’s a burst of citrus bliss in a jar.

Peach Cosmopolitan Martini

7. Peach Cosmopolitan

Master the art of a peach cosmo with this easy recipe. Serve it in a lovely martini glass and watch your guests smile.

Bees Knees Cocktail

8. Bees Knees Cocktail

This Bee’s Knees cocktail is a classic. The drink originated during Prohibition but is still a fresh and delicious libation for today!

Easy Breakfast Recipes

Now let’s look at some of the best breakfast recipes you can serve at your next brunch.

Homemade Pancake Mix

10. Homemade Pancake Mix

Every brunch needs a good pancake recipe. Skip the boxed mix and make your own pancake mix.

pancake and waffle stacks on a plate

11. Mini Pancake Stacks

Want to get fancy with that homemade pancakes mix? Then you need to try these Mini Pancakes. They take a little more time, but the presentation makes it totally worth the effort.

Ricotta Toast with Three Jams

12. Ricotta Toast with Three Jams

This ricotta toast looks like a party on your plate. The creamy ricotta cheese is topped with fresh fruit jam.

Learn how to make these delicious Sheet Pan Pancakes #breakfast #pancakes #sheetpan #recipe #easy #brunch #maplesyrup

13. Sheet Pan Pancakes

These sheet pan pancakes are an explosion of fruit! All the different colors look as delicious as they taste.

Baked Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins #breakfast #lunch #egg #cottagecheese #mealprep #crustlessquiche #eggmuffins

14. Baked Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins

Bake an egg recipe that you can serve at brunch in individual servings. These egg muffins are savory with the incredible taste of cottage cheese.

Decadent Donut Bread Pudding for dessert or brunch! #donut #breadpudding #recipe #dessert #breakfast #burnch #recipe

15. Donut Bread Pudding

Take everything you love about donuts and put it into a scrumptious bread pudding. This almost tastes like a dessert.

Recipe for an Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole

16. Overnight Breakfast Casserole

This healthy breakfast casserole is filled with amazing spices, egg, ham, and peppers. There are lots of ways you can customize it too.

Spinach, Bacon, and Swiss Quiche | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCbreakfastweek

17. Spinach Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Quiche is a classic brunch recipe that looks delicate on your plate. My spinach and bacon quiche is filled with tart swiss cheese for an unforgettable recipe.

Berry Stuffed French Toast | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCbreakfastweek

18. Berry Stuffed French Toast

Top this berry-stuffed French toast with more berries. Every bite is a flavor explosion in your mouth.

Breakfast Pie | Inspired by Charm

19. Breakfast Pies

Serve your guests their very own breakfast pies. They are cute and the best things to serve at brunch.

Overnight Everything Bagel Breakfast Casserole #breakfast #bagel #overnight #casserole #recipe #everythingbagel #sausage

20. Everything Bagel Overnight Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole will feed a crowd, and it’s a breeze to make. The Everything Bagel seasoning ties it all together.

breakfast Stratas on plates with berries

21. Breakfast Strata Cups

Made with bread, eggs, sausage, cheese, and fresh veggies, these Breakfast Strata Cups are individualized servings of a delicious and beautiful breakfast/brunch recipe that you can whip up in no time! 

Lunch Recipes

Every good brunch combines breakfast and lunch. These are some of my favorite lunch recipes that you can easily prepare and serve to guests.

Delicious Tortellini Antipasto Pasta Salad #Tortellini #Antipasto #PastaSalad #sidedish #pasta #salad #recipe #picnic

20. Tortellini Antipasto Pasta Salad

This antipasto salad is a color explosion. Filled with savory salami and soft tortellini (and all your favorite salad mixings), you will adore this salad.

Avocado Panzanella

22. Avocado Panzanella

This Panzanella recipe celebrates the fresh flavors of summer. With juicy tomatoes, crusty bread, and fresh basil, you know you will love it.

three deviled eggs

23. Deviled Eggs with Bacon

Want to take deviled eggs to the next level? Then you need these Deviled Eggs with Bacon. This classic appetizer recipe received a flavorful upgrade with the help of crispy bacon. What’s not to love?

Sun-Dried Tomato Roll-Ups

24. Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Roll-Ups

These little meat-free roll-ups are easy to cut up and serve individually to your guests. I like to set them out on a buffet and let my guests get as many as they want.

Veggie Pizza Roll-Ups

25. Veggie Pizza Roll-Ups

There is something iconic about ranch dressing and veggies, and they are both in these amazing veggie pizza roll-ups. You might want to double this recipe – it’s that good!

This California Cobb Pasta Salad Recipe with bacon, avocado, blue cheese, romaine, and tomatoes is perfect for summer entertaining! #pasta #salad #recipe #appetizer

26. California Cobb Pasta Salad

Take everything you love about cobb salad and add your favorite pasta. This is a carb-lover’s dream come true.

Side Dish Brunch Recipes

Take your brunch to the next level with these tasty sides. You can use them on top of pancakes or toast or eat them on the side.

Learn how to make delicious Homemade Whipped Cream #homemade #whippedcream #easy #recipe #whippedtopping #cream #dessert #recipe #easy

27. Homemade Whipped Cream

When you see how easy it is to make homemade whipped cream, you’ll never go back to store-bought again. It’s fluffy and perfectly sweet.

Add this Cinnamon Maple Butter to your fall baking sweets. #cinnamon #maple #butter #recipe #fallbaking

28. Cinnamon Maple Butter

Save this cinnamon maple butter recipe. You’ll want to use it on your homemade bread on steak night or on crispy toast in the morning.

Brown Sugar Bacon

29. Brown Sugar Bacon

Few things are as decadent as candied bacon. This bacon is covered in caramelized brown sugar and tastes like a dessert.

Brunch Dessert Ideas

Even though some of the earlier recipes on this list could qualify as desserts, here are my three favorite dessert recipes that definitely belong at brunch.

serving Mixed Berry Coffee Cake

30. Mixed Berry Coffee Cake

This berry coffee cake melts in your mouth. Add all of your favorite berries on top – the sky is the limit!

How to make Cream Cheese and Apple Turnovers #apple #creamcheese #turnovers #pastry #breakfast #fallbaking #recipe #applerecipe

31. Cream Cheese and Apple Turnovers

Every single brunch needs to have at least one type of turnover on the dessert menu. These apple turnovers are covered in delicious cream cheese frosting.

Learn how to make this Delicious Cinnamon Roll Bread! #cinnamonroll #bread #dessert #breakfast #recipe #cinnnamon

32. Cinnamon Roll Bread

Skip the exhaustion of baking cinnamon rolls. Instead, make a cinnamon roll bread. It comes together quickly and tastes the same.

Delicious Apple Fritter Bread #quickbread #bread #apple #applefritter #fall #recipe #dessert #breakfast

33. Apple Fritter Bread

Finally, this apple fritter bread is topped with a sweet glaze and filled with slices of real apples. Each bite is pure Heaven.

Do you love quick breads as much as I do? Well you’re in luck because I have several delicious quick bread recipes you need to try. You can find them all HERE.

That’s a Wrap on Easy Brunch Recipes

I hope you enjoyed browsing this list of delicious brunch recipes. Pin your favorites to Pinterest and create an epic brunch that everyone will talk about.

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