20 Father's Day Brunch Recipes to Delight Dad
Does Dad prefer sweet or savory? Does he brunch at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.? Does he drink coffee, tea, or green juice? No matter his predilections you're sure to find recipes here you'll want to make for a special Father's Day brunch. We rather assume that dads all like meaty options (hello bacon!) or even pork chops with a bourbon glaze, this is a celebratory meal after all. But for the father who doesn't do meat, you'll be pleased to know there are plenty of options here, from egg-centric entrées, carb-centric options, and even a few vegetable-centric choices.
If your dad is crazy about eggs, it's up to you to decide how you'll serve them—we have options paired with bacon, in sandwiches, with grits, and prepared every which way from scrambled to poached to baked to omelets. They're also an essential ingredient in other all-time favorite breakfast and brunch dishes such as French toast, pancakes, and waffles. Any of these would make a super brunch main dish for the father in your life.
And while we're moving into sweeter territory, how about making cinnamon buns for dad? Show your love by making him some irresistible yeasted morning rolls—they could become a new family tradition, they're that good. For a stellar ending to brunch, we suggest slice into a berry-studded bourbon cake. If you figure it's best to finish with something a tad healthier, try whipped yogurt and fresh fruit which we consider an update on ambrosia.
As this is brunch, not breakfast, in addition to his favorite morning drink (or instead of if he'll already have had three cups of coffee by 11 a.m., as is his everyday routine), how about a brunch cocktail?
Baked Stuffed French Toast
Black-Pepper Biscuits with Sorghum
Hot biscuits drizzled with sorghum syrup are a Southern tradition. These buttermilk biscuits are flecked with freshly ground peppercorns for a manly bite that will make Dad's mouth water.
Bourbon-Glazed Smoked Pork Chops
Make Dad's dreams come true by serving him smoked pork glazed with bourbon for breakfast.
Creole Coffee Punch
Buttermilk makes these pancakes tender and moist, while cornmeal adds a subtle crunch. Sprinkle fresh blueberries over the batter after you ladle it onto the griddle, and serve stacks of hot pancakes with orange-maple butter.
Home-Fried Potatoes with Smoked Paprika
Pimenton adds an irresistible smoky depth to the usual brunch potatoes.
Apple-Pecan Pull-Apart Rolls
Show him your love by making these marvelous morning buns from scratch.
Savory French-Toast BLT
What's better than delicious French toast served at a Father's Day brunch? A French toast sandwich...with bacon. Dad will be in heaven with this extra-rich take on the BLT.
Chorizo, Potato, and Egg Tacos
Packed with spicy sausage, these tacos make an easy, hearty brunch for a crowd. Simply set out a stack of warm tortillas, salsa, and sour cream (or Mexican crema) and let everyone serve themselves.
Beans on Toast with Crisp Bacon and Eggs
We ditch the canned beans in favor of a homemade batch slowly simmered with aromatics in this upgrade to a British favorite. Crisp, garlicky bits of bacon and sunny egg yolk mingle with the beans and pan-fried slabs of rustic bread for a supremely satisfying brunch.
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich, New York City Deli-Style
A chewy toasted bagel encloses fried eggs, melted American or cheddar cheese, and crisp-fried slices of bacon in this hearty brunchwich.
Cinnamon-Streusel Coffee Cake
Meaning "something strewn" in Old German, streusel is easy to throw together—and then to throw on top of this moist sour cream cake.
Double Pork Sausage
Bacon or sausage? Dad doesn't have to choose when you wrap breakfast links in strips of bacon and bake until perfectly browned.
Peanut Butter Waffles
Peanut butter lovers rejoice: The good stuff is mixed right into the waffle batter for a great start to the day. Top with bananas, strawberry jam, chocolate ice cream—or all three!
Baked Eggs and Grits
Tangy cheddar cheese and peppery arugula add zest to this down-home brunch dish.