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29 Brunch Recipes That Are Sure to Please

29 Brunch Recipes That Are Sure to Please

Sweet, savory, and everything in between.

Sasha Marx

If you’re not a brunch person, well… we’re sorry, you’re truly missing out. Sweet! Savory! Big bites and small! What’s not to love? To celebrate all this meal has to offer, we’ve gathered some of our favorite brunch recipes. Whether you’re cooking for a few or planning for a large affair, there’s something for everyone. Make one recipe or try a bunch. Whatever you do, just don’t forget the mimosas!

Daniel Gritzer

Daniel Gritzer

Five ingredients are all you need for this comforting and robust breakfast.

List Link: Florentine Omelette With Spinach and Cheese

<p>Vicky Wasik</p>

This Filipino dish is made up of crispy, succulent egg-battered fried eggplant stuffed with seasoned ground pork.

List Link: Tortang Talong (Filipino Eggplant Omelette)

Daniel Gritzer

Daniel Gritzer

Thanks to nicely browned onions, bell peppers, ham, and a pinch of smoked paprika, this omelette truly tastes like the West.

List Link: Western Omelette With Bell Pepper, Onion, Ham, and Cheese

Vicky Wasik

Vicky Wasik

Much simpler than a classic soufflé, this light and fluffy omelette is cooked in a skillet and requires little more than eggs, cheese, and a few extra minutes.

List Link: Soufflé Omelette With Cheese

Sasha Marx

Sasha Marx

Transform leftovers into this delightfully crispy pork and potato hash that’s fit for brunch (and any time of day, really).

List Link: Crispy Pork Shoulder Hash With Charred Asparagus and Serrano Chile

Photograph: Vicky Wasik. Video: Serious Eats Team

Photograph: Vicky Wasik. Video: Serious Eats Team

With its silky smooth exterior and creamy interior, a French omelette is a tidy package of finesse and delicacy.

List Link: Classic French Omelette

<p>Serious Eats / Julia Estrada</p>

Serious Eats / Julia Estrada

Set yourself up for success with these overnight cinnamon rolls, which require just one bowl to make. All that’s left to do in the morning is to preheat the oven.

List Link: One-Bowl, Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Vicky Wasik

Vicky Wasik

For a savory galette loaded with flavor, toss sautéed broccoli and onions in a rich sauce of Gruyère cheese.

List Link: Broccoli and Cheese Galette

<p>Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez</p>

Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez

Made famous by the chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, these scrambled eggs have delicate, small curds and make every brunch feel like a luxurious affair.

List Link: Custardy French-Style Soft Scrambled Eggs

<p>Liz Voltz</p>

For a zero-fuss brunch, make this hearty, comforting strata ahead of time.

List Link: Bacon, Cheese, and Kale

<p>Serious Eats / Amanda. Suarez</p>

Serious Eats / Amanda. Suarez

A handful of ingredients and a well-seasoned cast iron skillet are all you need to make this Southern breakfast staple.

List Link: Biscuits and Gravy

Vicky Wasik

Vicky Wasik

Tender, chewy, and blistered, these homemade bagels stay fresh for days.

List Link: Homemade Bagels

Impress your friends and family with fresh, homemade crepes.

List Link: Basic Crepe Batter

Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt. Video: Serious Eats Video

Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt. Video: Serious Eats Video

The only thing better than homemade crepes? Crepes filled with a sunny-side-up egg, ham, and cheese.

List Link: French Crepes With Ham, Cheese, and Eggs

Sasha Marx

Sasha Marx

Consider this recipe Spain’s custardy, crunchy, and creamy answer to French toast.

List Link: Torrijas Caramelizadas (Spanish-Style Caramelized French Toast)

Vicky Wasik

Vicky Wasik

Give French toast a savory twist with spicy, funky green curry paste.

List Link: Savory Green Curry French Toast

<p>Serious Eats / Eric Kleinberg</p>

Serious Eats / Eric Kleinberg

The best way to make basic French toast also happens to be the simplest.

List Link: Perfect Quick-and-Easy French Toast

Serious Eats Team

Serious Eats Team

Fluffy and tender with a pillowy crumb, these pancakes cook up extra thick and light.

List Link: Thick and Fluffy Pancakes

<p>Serious Eats / Mateja Zvirotic Andrijanic</p>

Serious Eats / Mateja Zvirotic Andrijanic

These pancakes are extra light and fluffy, with a classic buttery flavor and crisp tops and bottoms. The perfect pancake? We think so.

List Link: Light and Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Vicky Wasik

Vicky Wasik

Simplify your weekend routine with this easy, one-bowl recipe for buttermilk waffles.

List Link: Buttermilk Vanilla Waffles

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

This vegetarian shakshuka—a a one-pan egg and tomato dish fit for any time of day—gets deep flavor from charred peppers and onions.

List Link: Shakshuka (North African–Style Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce)

<p>Serious Eats / Karina Matalon</p>

Serious Eats / Karina Matalon

Use overripe fruit to make Jamaican banana fritters that are tender yet slightly chewy—and even simpler than basic pancakes.

List Link: Jamaican Banana Fritters

<p>Serious Eats / Greg Dupree</p>

Serious Eats / Greg Dupree

These ultra-flaky Danishes are rich with butter and filled with sweet, tangy cream cheese.

List Link: Cheese Danish

<p>Tim Chin</p>

These crisp, golden brown dough sticks have a well-puffed exterior and a light and airy interior. Serve them with congee or enjoy them on their own.

List Link: Youtiao (Chinese Fried Dough Sticks)

Vicky Wasik

Vicky Wasik

Fruit bars are the perfect vehicle for market-fresh blueberries, cherries, and peaches in season, or your favorite jam during those times in between.

List Link: Jammy Fruit Bars

<p>Tim Chin</p>

With a flaky crust and custardy filling, it’s worth taking the time to make this Chinese bakery classic at home.

List Link: Daan Tat (Hong Kong-Style Egg Tart)

<p>Debbie Wee</p> [Photograph: Debbie Wee]

Debbie Wee

[Photograph: Debbie Wee]

Crisp puff pastry topped with tender zucchini and melty cheese—what more could you want in one bite?

List Link: Zucchini Tart with Cream Cheese, Mozzarella, and Thyme

<p>Andrew Jianjigian</p>

This buttery, lightly sweetened Armenian pastry is perfect for serving alongside coffee or tea.

List Link: Gata (Armenian Coffee Cake)

Vicky Wasik

Vicky Wasik

These super-simple scones come together faster than you can preheat an oven.

List Link: Bakery-Style Cream Scones With Milk Chocolate