Ideas for Easy Sunday Brunches

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Coconut macaroon parfait topped with granola and coconut flakes.

This weekend, skip the long line, and host brunch in the comfort of your own home. It doesn't have to be complicated, thanks to this list of no-fuss brunch recipes. Fritter away your morning and afternoon while munching on chocolate croissants, Meyer lemon morning buns, herb and zucchini frittatas and other easy brunch ideas. Your guests will be impressed by the spread, and you won't have to tell anyone how effortless it actually was!

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This weekend, skip the long line, and host brunch in the comfort of your own home. It doesn't have to be complicated, thanks to this list of no-fuss brunch recipes. Fritter away your morning and afternoon while munching on chocolate croissants, Meyer lemon morning buns, herb and zucchini frittatas and other easy brunch ideas. Your guests will be impressed by the spread, and you won't have to tell anyone how effortless it actually was!

Easy Chocolate Croissants

Double stack of chocolate croissants.

Impress and indulge your guests with homemade pain au chocolat. This recipe is deceiving in its simplicity and generous with bliss. You'll need only four ingredients and about 45 minutes from start to finish before you'll have everyone savoring the buttery, flaky pastry oozing with decadent chocolate.

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Impress and indulge your guests with homemade pain au chocolat. This recipe is deceiving in its simplicity and generous with bliss. You'll need only four ingredients and about 45 minutes from start to finish before you'll have everyone savoring the buttery, flaky pastry oozing with decadent chocolate.

Mini Meyer Lemon Morning Buns

Plate of morning buns.

Not a choco-phile, you say? Try these delectable, four-ingredient mini meyer lemon morning buns! The sweet zing of lemon swirls in layers of buttery puff pastry for a bright, happy morning.

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Not a choco-phile, you say? Try these delectable, four-ingredient mini meyer lemon morning buns! The sweet zing of lemon swirls in layers of buttery puff pastry for a bright, happy morning.

Make-Ahead Beer and Sausage Breakfast Bake

Breakfast bake in a casserole dish straight from the oven.

Break the mold and surprise your guests by infusing beer into your brunch! Beer may not be one of the usual suspects on a brunch table, but it's always a welcome friend. Packed with perennial favorites like Parmesan, sausages and beer and infused with the savory aromatics of sage and rosemary, this easy breakfast bake will definitely satiate deep appetites.

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Break the mold and surprise your guests by infusing beer into your brunch! Beer may not be one of the usual suspects on a brunch table, but it's always a welcome friend. Packed with perennial favorites like Parmesan, sausages and beer and infused with the savory aromatics of sage and rosemary, this easy breakfast bake will definitely satiate deep appetites.

Bloody Mary Bar

Table with components needed for bloody mary cocktails.

Brunch just isn't complete without a bloody mary. Why not wow your guests with a DIY bloody mary bar? Bring your own flair to the classic cocktail with this handy guide that helps you customize the elements for the perfect bloody mary for your brunch crew.

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Brunch just isn't complete without a bloody mary. Why not wow your guests with a DIY bloody mary bar? Bring your own flair to the classic cocktail with this handy guide that helps you customize the elements for the perfect bloody mary for your brunch crew.

Make-Ahead Cinnamon Roll French Toast Breakfast Bake

Plate of cinnamon roll French toast breakfast bake with tangerine half.

Make everyone feel all warm and cozy inside with this easy make-ahead cinnamon roll French toast breakfast bake. Using leftover bread and pantry staples, you can bring that Christmas feeling to any brunch morning. Young and old alike will sing your praises as the butter, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg work their age-old magic on frayed nerves.

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Make everyone feel all warm and cozy inside with this easy make-ahead cinnamon roll French toast breakfast bake. Using leftover bread and pantry staples, you can bring that Christmas feeling to any brunch morning. Young and old alike will sing your praises as the butter, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg work their age-old magic on frayed nerves.

Easy Instant Waffles

Short stack of waffles covered with peaches and maple syrup.

Bust out your waffle maker for this effortless waffle recipe. You'll learn how to whip up the batter in just 10 minutes for perfectly crisp waffles that have a fluffy center. Top it off with berries or peaches for a truly special occasion!

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Bust out your waffle maker for this effortless waffle recipe. You'll learn how to whip up the batter in just 10 minutes for perfectly crisp waffles that have a fluffy center. Top it off with berries or peaches for a truly special occasion!

Herb and Zucchini Frittata

Plate with a forkful of herb and zucchini frittata.

Looking for something lighter and more nutritious? Try this herb and zucchini frittata, inspired by the Persian dish kuku sabzi. Parsley and cilantro brighten up the milder flavor of the zucchini and mellow out the richness of the egg. Light and hearty, your guests won't feel guilty asking for seconds!

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Looking for something lighter and more nutritious? Try this herb and zucchini frittata, inspired by the Persian dish kuku sabzi. Parsley and cilantro brighten up the milder flavor of the zucchini and mellow out the richness of the egg. Light and hearty, your guests won't feel guilty asking for seconds!

Blueberry-Glazed Scones

Plate and wire rack of blueberry-glazed scones with a cup of coffee.

Ditch those dense, dry, store-bought hockey pucks, and serve up some scones the way they were meant to be eaten -- moist, airy and fresh out of the oven! Your guests will thank you for saving them from the dreariness of mass-produced scones. These blueberry-glazed scones are worthy of special occasions and when you really want to wow your guests.

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Ditch those dense, dry, store-bought hockey pucks, and serve up some scones the way they were meant to be eaten -- moist, airy and fresh out of the oven! Your guests will thank you for saving them from the dreariness of mass-produced scones. These blueberry-glazed scones are worthy of special occasions and when you really want to wow your guests.

Mimosa Bar

Glass bar cart with components for do-it-yourself mimosas.

Are bloody marys too intense for you? A mimosa is an easy, classic breakfast cocktail that's as refreshing as it is delightful. It's perfect for the laid-back brunch crew who'd scrunch up their faces at the thought of downing vodka before noon.

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Are bloody marys too intense for you? A mimosa is an easy, classic breakfast cocktail that's as refreshing as it is delightful. It's perfect for the laid-back brunch crew who'd scrunch up their faces at the thought of downing vodka before noon.

Hash Browns

Plate of hash browns with a side of ketchup.

Keep those frozen hash browns in the freezer (or, better yet, the freezer aisle)! This how-to guide makes it too easy not to make your own perfectly light and crispy hash browns from scratch. You and your guests will be chowing down on this American favorite in no time.

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Keep those frozen hash browns in the freezer (or, better yet, the freezer aisle)! This how-to guide makes it too easy not to make your own perfectly light and crispy hash browns from scratch. You and your guests will be chowing down on this American favorite in no time.

Foolproof Bacon

Raw bacon spaced evenly on wire rack atop baking sheet.

No breakfast or brunch list is complete without the King of Breakfast -- bacon! Now you can learn how to sizzle up this universal favorite in your oven, freeing you up to compose other delectable brunch fare and saving you from cleaning up hot oil splatters.

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No breakfast or brunch list is complete without the King of Breakfast -- bacon! Now you can learn how to sizzle up this universal favorite in your oven, freeing you up to compose other delectable brunch fare and saving you from cleaning up hot oil splatters.

Overnight Oatmeal

Mason jar of overnight oatmeal next to mini containers of fruit toppings.

This no-fuss, healthy dish is made even easier by allowing the oatmeal to simply soak overnight. Come morning, these rolled oats are soft, tender and ready for customization! The delicate nuttiness serves as the perfect backdrop for endless possibilities.

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This no-fuss, healthy dish is made even easier by allowing the oatmeal to simply soak overnight. Come morning, these rolled oats are soft, tender and ready for customization! The delicate nuttiness serves as the perfect backdrop for endless possibilities.

Gluten-Free and Vegan Coconut Macaroon Parfait

Coconut macaroon parfait topped with granola and coconut flakes.

In today's increasingly food-conscious world, some hostesses may find it difficult to please all their guests. Don't fret -- gluten-free, vegan coconut macaroon parfaits can come to the rescue! These fun treats are loaded with fiber and antioxidants, aren't overly sweet and are totally easy to personalize. Go ahead and play around with your own combination of fruits, nuts, seeds and grains.

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In today's increasingly food-conscious world, some hostesses may find it difficult to please all their guests. Don't fret -- gluten-free, vegan coconut macaroon parfaits can come to the rescue! These fun treats are loaded with fiber and antioxidants, aren't overly sweet and are totally easy to personalize. Go ahead and play around with your own combination of fruits, nuts, seeds and grains.

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