12 Delicious Recipes for Brunch at Home

If there’s one thing I’m missing the most during these stay-at-home months, it’s brunch. You know what I’m talking about – the smell of sizzling bacon, That feeling when you cut into a perfectly fluffy stack of French toast. The warm sun shining on your face while you sip fizzy mimosas and toast to the weekend with your crew! With the arrival of spring and Mother’s Day approaching this weekend, we’re all looking for recipes to try and recreate that blissful, breakfast-meets-lunch experience at home. The good news is you can make an at-home brunch feel like a restaurant-quality meal to look forward to all week, no matter who’s doing the cooking! Whether you’re thinking about unique ways to treat mom this Mother’s Day, or simply yourself and your roommates to a taste of the good ol’ days, putting just a little planning and effort in ahead of time will pay sweet, syrupy dividends come Sunday. Without further ado, here’s our favorite recipes to wake up to. Who knows, they might just make your kitchen the hottest new brunch spot in the neighborhood!


On the Sweet Side


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Heat up the griddle for a batch of Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes that are melt-in-your-mouth good. With in-season blueberries and the bright touch of lemon, these are bound to become a weekend favorite.


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For a simpler sweet breakfast, whip up a batch of Sweet Breakfast Crepes. They’re super customizable, which means once you master the basic recipe, you can mix-and-match with your favorite berries, Nutella, or even fruit filling to pair with homemade lemon whipped cream. These crepes are light and airy, the perfect combination for a spring brunch.


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Prep the night before to make the morning a breeze with this Triple Berry Brioche French Toast Bake. It’s packed with berry-licious flavor and the eggy brioche bread adds a nice complementary savory touch.


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Who doesn’t love Cinnamon Rolls? This easy, one-hour recipe from Gimme Some Oven is all you need to ooey, gooey, delicious cinnamon heaven.


On the Savory Side


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Trust me when I say that Huevos Rancheros is easier to make than you’d think, thanks to this recipe from The Modern Proper. When everyone can garnish with their choice of toppings from avocado to hot sauce, it means it’s a dish you’ll come back to time-and-time again.


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When it comes to creative ways to get kids (or kids at heart) excited to jump out of bed, you can’t beat our Bacon Breakfast Flatbread. With simple ingredients, this is an easy recipe that kids will love to create and more importantly, eat.


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You know that waffle maker you scored at that garage sale gathering dust? It’s time to break it out for a savory recipe that goes great with a side of eggs. Savory Waffles with Chives is the brunch dish you didn’t know you needed in your life, and it’s super easy to make.


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White Cheddar & Dijon Baked Eggs is a grown-up scrambled egg recipe everyone needs in their repertoire. With just a few ingredients like tangy white cheddar and Dijon mustard, this recipe elevates a simple egg breakfast with bold flavors. Serve with a side of crispy bacon and you’re all set!


On the Lighter Side


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We love fruit at breakfast, and this Peach Raspberry Smoothie is a great option. Four ingredients plus ice is all you need to let the blender do its job. Serve it in a pitcher and let everyone help themselves!


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Love & Lemons’ Strawberry Salad with Avocado is a delightful seasonal dish featuring mini mozzarella balls, juicy, sweet strawberries, fresh cherry tomatoes, and more. This is a dish that can feed a crowd and please it, too.


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Add vibrant greens to the brunch table with a Breakfast Salad. It’s colorful, crunchy, and great for you. Plus, if you grab a serving of this and you can have that third cinnamon roll you’ve been eyeing – I’m pretty sure that’s what they mean by a balanced plate!


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And lastly, it’s just not brunch without a cocktail. These refreshingly unique Raspberry Bellinis are just the kind of seasonal tipple you might not find at your average brunch joint, and it can be easily turned into a mocktail for the kids, too. Just substitute sparkling water (preferably with a complementary flavor like raspberry, strawberry, or even lemon) or sparkling white grape juice for the Prosecco. But not in ours – we’ll definitely take the Prosecco!