Host a fun mid-morning brunch for your family and friends and ask everyone to bring one signature dish to add to the buffet. Not only will you have a table full of delectable dishes to choose from, you also won't be solely responsible for doing all the work! Encourage your guests to get creative with their contributions, go beyond the standard muffins and err on the side of indulgence because brunch is not the time to count calories. Still stumped on what to make? Here are 20 tasty options to get you started.
Parmesan and Thyme Pastry Baked Eggs
A package of store-bought pastry shells make putting together this hearty grab-and-go dish easier than ever. Pour one egg in each cup and season with fresh thyme, salt and pepper. Bake until the eggs are just set and dig in while they're still warm.
While whipping up a dozen perfect popovers may seem like an impossible challenge, it's totally doable when you make them in a muffin pan. Stick with classic popovers and serve with butter and jam, or go the savory route and mix shredded cheddar or gruyere right into the batter.
Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake
Get this french toast ready the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning while you finish getting ready. The decadent chopped walnuts, cinnamon and brown sugar topping makes this one tasty meal you'll be making again and again.
Take ordinary oatmeal to the next level by baking it in the oven. Once you master the basic recipe, feel free to jazz it up with your favorite blend of fresh berries, nuts and spices.
Overnight Oat and Chia Pudding
Serve up a breakfast pudding full of rolled oats, chia seeds and ground cardamom. Make the base the night before the big brunch, and store them in mini mason jars so they're ready to go the next morning. Set out a tray of fresh berries, almonds and coconut flakes and let everyone top theirs however they'd like.
Mini Meyer Lemon Morning Buns
This is a great recipe to get your kids involved in the kitchen since there are only four simple ingredients. Puff pastry sheets are brushed with lemon curd and dusted with sugar before being rolled into logs and cut into beautiful spiral rolls. Top each roll with more sugar as soon as they come out of the oven for a nice crunch.
Overnight Pull-Apart Bread
Prepare the dough for this scrumptious pull-apart loaf the day before and let it rise in the fridge overnight. The next morning all you'll have to do is pop it in the oven and whip up a quick cream cheese glaze. The loaf is best eaten within two days and can be stored covered at room temperature, but it's so good there's no way it'll last that long.
Baked Chocolate Glazed Donuts
No brunch is complete without donuts. These vanilla donuts are baked instead of fried and covered in a bittersweet chocolate glaze. Top them with your choice of crushed nuts, sprinkles or shredded coconut for a treat that tastes just as good as it looks.
Brown Sugar and Bacon Beer Waffles
It's absolutely acceptable to have beer for breakfast when it's incorporated in your waffle batter. Did we mention that there's also pieces of thick-cut bacon in there too? This is one recipe that just can't be overlooked.
Raspberry Sorbetto Mimosas
Sweet raspberry sorbet is covered with dry sparkling wine and garnished with fresh berries for a drink that's so good you'll think it's actually dessert. Let the kids partake in all the fun with their very own _mock_tail made with sparkling fruit juice.
DIY Mimosa Bar
Mimosas are the quintessential brunch-time drink, but making them for everyone all afternoon can mean you don't get to socialize and enjoy the party. Solve the problem by setting up a mimosa bar with a carafe full of OJ, a chilled bottle of champagne and glasses so your guests can help themselves all afternoon.