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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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1. Crepes

Use a blender to get ultra-smooth crepe batter every time. The thin pancakes are the perfect base for all sorts of sweet and savory fillings. Some of our favorite combos: ham and eggs, peanut butter and jelly, roasted vegetables and goat cheese, and Nutella and bananas. Having a party? Set up a breakfast crepe bar so guests can build their own.


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dutch baby pancake
Photography by: Johnny Miller

2. Dutch Baby Pancake

Ditch cooking pancakes to order and try baking one big pancake instead. The batter comes together in a flash in the blender and puffs up beautifully in the oven. Cut into wedges and serve with butter, sugar, and lemon juice for the simplest brunch crowd-pleaser. Ready for more? Our Blueberry Dutch Pancakes rely on the same techniques and are just as delectable.


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Photography by: Jonathan Lovekin

3. Asparagus Custard Tart

A quiche by another name, this tart has the blender to thank for its light, silky filling. Pour into buttery store-bought puff pastry and top with two kinds of cheese -- Gruyere and goat -- and tender asparagus spears for an elegant, satisfying brunch main dish.


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Photography by: Mike Krautter

4. Vegan Banana French Toast

No eggs allowed? No problem! Blitz banana, tofu, maple syrup, almond milk, and spices in the blender and soak your bread in that mixture instead. The result: creamy, custardy French toast that even non-vegans won’t be able to resist.


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5. Hollandaise Sauce

Take the guesswork out of the classic French sauce by breaking out the blender. All you need are five ingredients -- egg yolks, butter, cayenne pepper, salt, and lemon juice. Serve it over steamed asparagus for a sophisticated brunch side dish or use it to top a traditional eggs Benedict. See the magic for yourself as our Kitchen Conundrums expert Thomas Joseph whips up this no-fail hollandaise.


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