One of my goals for 2020 is to take advantage of more hosting opportunities, and what’s a better way than having plenty of small group brunches throughout the year? Of course, hosting many brunches means building lots of menus, so I better start brainstorming ideas! I’ve gathered up a huge selection of recipes from other blogs that I am excited to try out this year.

How to Host Brunch

Learn the five-step process for hosting a brilliant brunch party by downloading the free eBook! It includes all the info you need to figure out a theme, menu, guest list, seating arrangement, entertainment and schedule. Plus, get five theme ideas with full menus.

Small Plates

Start your brunch with an appetizer or small plate. These are tasty bites to get your guests excited for the rest of the meal. You can go sweet or savory here, but make sure it’s something fun, little, and sharable.

Simple Avocado Toast from Elke Living
1960s Baked Eggs in Tomato Cups from Cup of Zest
Strawberry Scones from Become Betty
Vegan Corn Fritters from Yum Vegan Lunch Ideas
Bacon Jalapeno Popper Quiche from Mission Food

Brunch Main Courses

The bulk of your brunch meal is the main course. This should be on theme, and match the rest of the dishes you are serving. Use this course to add a sweet or savory balance, opposite what you used for a small plate.

Ham and Spinach Breakfast Strata from The Toasty Kitchen
Baked Cinnamon French Toast with Blackberries from Erhardts Eat
Eggs Benedict with Chorizo and Tomatillo Avocado Salsa from Bubbly Hostess
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes from Delicious Little Bites
Authentic Southern Shrimp and Grits from Sweet Tea & Thyme

Brunch Sweets

End the three-course meal on a sweet note, with a fun, gooey, sticky, or syrupy treat. You’ll want to serve just enough to top off the meal, to not overwhelm your guests with sugary treats.

Blintz Souffle with Blueberry Sauce from What a Girl Eats
Easy Coffee Cake from Kim's Cravings
Raspberry Lemon Mini Cheesecakes from Zested Lemon
Champagne Glazed Mini Donuts from Wyldflour
Apple Fritters from Served From Scratch

Brunch Cocktails

It’s not brunch without a drink. Get creative here, and go with something outside your typical mimosa or bloody mary. Try to complement all three courses by sticking to a specific season or theme. Then keep them flowing!

For even more, check out these 28 breakfast cocktails for any type of guest.

Roasted Strawberry Aperol Spritz from Burrata and Bubbles
Rhubarb Bellini from Flavour and Savour
Gin Prosecco Cocktail from Spoonabilities
Ginger Beer Mimosas from Crumb Top Baking
Caramel Apple Mimosa from 4 Sons R Us

Looking for Specific Menus?

The free eBook, A Brilliant Brunch Party, includes 5 full, themed menu ideas. Plus learn everything you need to know about planning and hosting, including conversation starters, seating arrangement tips, and more. Download now!

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10 thoughts on “20 Recipes to Make for Brunch This Weekend

  1. I’m glad you’ve put all of these resources in one spot for future reference. You always share the best recipes and hosting tips. It makes me wish I had more of a social life so I could invite friends over for things like a good brunch!

    1. Thank you! You don’t need a to throw big party to host something. I used to invite friends over for dinner one-on-one, and it was always a super fun time. You could host a mini brunch!

    1. Yum! A lot of these recipes can be made without hosting a big party, but that’s fun too. Make them however it works best for you.

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