Brunch can be a great time to sit down with friends and enjoy the midmorning sun. However, you may be wondering what to include on the menu. Luckily, preparing a quick and easy brunch menu is easier than you think, with most recipes taking less than half an hour to throw together. From sweet sticky buns to savory ham and cheese puffs, you’re sure to find something all your guests will love.
With just a few ingredients, you can be well on your way to creating brunch euphoria — in the form of cheesy hashbrown waffles. To get started, you’ll need to make the hashbrowns in a waffle iron, allowing them to get extra crispy without the need to flip. Once cooked, you can add eggs, cheese and chives. Each waffle takes around four to five minutes to prepare, making it a quick and easy brunch menu dish you’ll actually want to prepare.
With this berry French toast casserole, which can be thrown together the night before, delivering a mouthwatering brunch has never been easier. To get started, toss the traditional French toast ingredients in a casserole dish, plus sliced strawberries and blueberries. Bake for 40 minutes the next morning, and then sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.
Skip the boring eggs and toast and opt for savory loaded omelet muffins instead. They are easy to make, taking less than five minutes to prepare and only 15 minutes to bake — perfect if you’re trying to throw together a meal in a hurry. Made with a hashbrown and scrambled egg base, these muffins contain your favorite brunch ingredients, including cheddar cheese, ham, bell pepper and green onion.
If you crave something sweet in the morning, these tangy lemon scones filled with fresh strawberries are the perfect addition to any brunch menu. Even better, they’re super simple to make. To get started, you’ll need some baking staples, such as flour, sugar and butter. Once baked, you will cover the scones in a sweet glaze made of powdered sugar and lemon juice.
Who doesn’t love sticky buns? Even better, this recipe can be prepared the night before and placed in the oven the next morning. These buns take about 15 minutes to prep, requiring ingredients like frozen dough rolls, brown sugar and butter. You can also add your favorite toppings, like chopped pecans. The next morning, after baking, invert the sticky buns on a platter and serve to hungry guests.
If you want to wow your guests at your next brunch event, serve these sophisticated ham and cheese puffs alone or with a seasonal salad. While they look impressive, these puffs are easy to make. You start by heating a mixture of ingredients like diced ham, fresh spinach and grated Swiss cheese. Then, place a spoonful in a square of puff pastry and fold up the edges. After baking for 20 minutes, you can serve to guests immediately.
If you want a sure-fire way to please a crowd, try out these fun chicken and waffle sliders. This spin on the classic recipe uses miniature waffles and fried chicken pieces cut into fours. You can even make these sliders magazine-worthy with a bed of your favorite type of coleslaw. Once you cook all of the ingredients, you can serve these delicious sliders in as little as five minutes.
If you want to liven things up at your next brunch party, consider making this crispy maple and brown sugar bacon recipe, the perfect combination of sweet and savory. To start, lay out pieces of bacon on a wire rack atop a baking pan. Then, brush each slice of bacon with maple syrup and sprinkle with brown sugar. To add a little kick of heat to the recipe, you can add a little black pepper or cayenne.
Not only are these granola fruit tarts nutritious and filling, but they’re also sure to impress guests with their crunchy elegance. To start, you’ll make a granola crust of rolled oats, sesame seeds, walnuts and honey. After baking in mini tart pans, these crusts are filled with vanilla Greek yogurt and topped with your favorite fresh fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and sliced green apples. This quick and easy brunch menu item it guaranteed to please!
If you’re looking to add something hearty to your brunch menu, consider whipping up a batch of puff pastry sausage rolls. To get started, you’ll need to combine eggs, sausage, breadcrumbs, onion and spices. Next, the mixture is spread on slices of puff pastry, rolled into logs and cut into bite-sized pieces. The sausage rolls are baked for 15 to 20 minutes and can be served warm.
You don’t have to wake up before dawn and slave over a hot oven to prepare a sensational brunch. In fact, some of the recipes above can be prepped ahead of time, meaning a tasty midmorning meal is as easy as placing a dish in the oven. No matter what you decide to make, your guests are sure to be wowed.