Everyone loves brunch. Try our make-ahead main dishes like breakfast casseroles and quiches to French toast and pancakes, even our much loved muffin recipes that are easy to make and loved by both adults and kids.
Buttermilk Oat WafflesServe these with Oven-Fried Chicken for our take on the savory-sweet soul-food specialty.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
5 Brunch Dishes You Didn’t Know You Could Make with Your Blender
You only need a blender and a pan to whip up these brunch favorites, including pancakes, French toast, and crepes.
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Brunch Pancake Recipes
Whether you call them flapjacks, hotcakes, or pancakes, we've got 23 recipes perfect for brunch, including banana pancakes, whole-wheat buttermilk pancakes, and orange-ricotta pancakes.
Encourage guests to linger a little longer over a leisurely meal with these classic brunch cocktails.
Frittata and Strata Recipes
Frittatas and stratas are great for entertaining because they're so convenient. Frittatas take no time to make, and stratas can be prepared a night ahead and refrigerated. Browse through dozens of recipes perfect for brunch, including spinach-and-bacon frittatas, cheese stratas, and more.
No-Whisk Dutch Baby PancakeThis puffy baked treat is a breeze to make because you whirl the batter together in the blender. Once out of the oven, the pancake collapses quickly, so have your forks ready.
Baked French Toast Recipes for an Easy Make-Ahead BrunchIt's the ultimate leisure meal -- all you’ll have to do on Sunday morning is pop it in the oven.
DIY Cold-Brew CoffeeCold-brew coffee is the new must-have coffee these days. Unfortunately, it can get pretty expensive. at the coffee shop. But do you know that all you need is coffee, water, a sieve, and a paper coffee filter to make it at home?
Favorite Quiche RecipesRich, savory custard, flecked with delicious things like bacon, cheese, and fresh vegetables and baked in a buttery crust: What’s not to love? Quiche is the perfect make-ahead dish for company’s-coming brunches, lunches, and dinners.
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Double-Apple Bran MuffinsApplesauce makes these muffins extra-tender. Fresh diced apple adds a refreshing pop of flavor.Recipe
Vegan Blueberry MuffinsCoconut oil, which is solid at room temperature, adds a mild sweetness; vegetable oil can also be used.Recipe
Gluten-Free Banana-Almond Butter MuffinsFor additional crunch, top each muffin with about 1 tablespoon of granola before baking.Recipe
Gluten-Free Blackberry-Cornmeal MuffinsTo make your own almond flour, pulse 1 cup of sliced or slivered almonds at a time in a food processor until finely ground.Recipe
Orange-and-Date-Crumble MuffinsDates and orange zest add an unexpected twist to this coffee cake-inspired muffin.Recipe
Zucchini, Gruyere, and Black Pepper MuffinsGruyere adds a rich nuttiness to these savory muffins.Recipe
Breakfast Egg-and-Cheese MuffinsThis recipe is inspired by the legendary Rebel Within muffin at San Francisco bakery Craftsman and Wolves.Recipe
Kale, Corn, and Jalapeno MuffinsServe these savory muffins with a dash of hot sauce for extra kick.Recipe
Sweet-Potato and Chocolate-Chunk MuffinsYou can substitute 1 cup of mashed banana for the sweet potatoes; reduce the sugar to 1/2 cup and bake as directed.Post
This Make-Ahead Holiday Brunch Menu Is a Genius Way to Entertain
Why stress yourself out making omelets to order for guests? Use our make-ahead brunch menu and get into the holiday spirit.Recipe
Persimmon and Brie CrostiniThese little toasts make a delectable Thanksgiving appetizer. Be sure to use Fuyu persimmons -- they should be ripe but sliceable.Recipe
Goat Cheese, Tomato, and Caramelized Onion TartInspired by Mediterranean classics such as pissaladiere and focaccia, this tart has a soft, chewy, rosemary-imbued crust. Sweet caramelized onions and roasted tomatoes settle in next to piquant black olives and goat cheese.Recipe
JookJook is a type of rice porridge that's popular in many parts of Asia. Our chicken version can be made up to two days in advance. Cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Rewarm over medium-low heat, thinning with water as necessary to reach desired consistency.Recipe
Home FriesIn this recipe, the smokiness of thickly cut bacon flavors Yukon Gold home fries. We used small potatoes; if your potatoes are larger, adjust the cooking time.Recipe
Mini Sticky BunsThe appeal of diminutive buns, baked in mini-muffin tins, is not just that you can eat more than one with impunity. Unlike their bigger cousins, they are irresistibly crunchy all around the sides.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Crepe Gateau with Strawberry Preserves and Creme FraicheThis towering dessert is made with alternating layers of crepes, creme fraiche, and fruit preserves.Recipe
Fluffy PancakesYou can make your own pancake mix by combining the dry ingredients and storing them at room temperature in a resealable bag until ready to use.Recipe
Sweet Pain PerduBaking pain perdu, or French toast, in the oven eliminates the need for making multiple batches in a skillet.Recipe
Squash-Blossom PizzasThis pizza-dough recipe is one of our favorites and comes from Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco, in Phoenix. But in a pinch, you can use two pounds of frozen store-bought pizza dough, thawed, instead. Either way, make and serve these pizzas one at a time.See More