These Sunday brunch ideas are the best sweet and savory brunch recipes worth sharing with family and friends! From donuts to casseroles, this list has it all! Brew a fresh pot of coffee and choose a few of these dishes to create a fabulous Sunday brunch spread!
Best Sunday Brunch Recipes
Sundays are for brunch! These recipes will help you pull off the ultimate weekend brunch for your family and friends.
There are sweet and savory options. All you need is some coffee and mimosas and you're in business!
- Best Sunday Brunch Recipes
- Recipes For Hosting A Sunday Brunch
- 1. Baked Donuts
- 2. Air Fryer Bacon
- 3. Chocolate Pancakes
- 4. Baked Eggs
- 5. Apple Pie French Toast Casserole
- 6. Sourdough French Toast
- 7. Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Icing
- 8. Strawberry Buttermilk Crepes
- 9. Apple Banana Muffins
- 10. Hash Brown Cups
- 11. Apple Cider Pancakes
- 12. Southern Shrimp and Grits
- 13. Microwave Omelet
- 14. Deviled Eggs
- 15. Hash Brown Casserole
- 16. Banana Bread with Brown Sugar Streusel
- 17. Waffles
- 18. Chorizo and Eggs
- 19. Maraschino Cherry Coffee Cake
- 20. Omelet Roll
- 21. Pumpkin Streusel Bread
- 22. Blueberry White Chocolate Scones
- 23. Duck Fat Fried Potatoes
- 24. Quiche Lorraine
- 25. Prime Rib Eggs Benedict
- 🍳 More Breakfast Recipes
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Recipes For Hosting A Sunday Brunch
The key to an epic brunch is having options. So choose a few different recipes from this list the next time brunch is at your house!
1. Baked Donuts
Who knew homemade donuts were so easy to make? These cake donuts come together in just 30 minutes and you can frost them or flavor them however you like!
2. Air Fryer Bacon
Bacon makes everything better! When planning to serve a crowd, air fryer bacon is the shortcut you didn't know you need.
It comes out perfectly cooked and crispy every time!
3. Chocolate Pancakes
These decadent chocolate pancakes are a nice change from classic Buttermilk. They are just as easy to make as traditional pancakes, and with my chocolate ganache syrup, they are downright heavenly.
4. Baked Eggs
Baked eggs are an incredibly easy way to make (and serve) eggs! Just bake a few in a nice oven-safe ramekin and bake!
5. Apple Pie French Toast Casserole
This indulgent casserole takes to fabulous treats (apple pie and french toast) and combines them in the most perfect way. It can easily serve a crowd and everyone will want the recipe!
6. Sourdough French Toast
7. Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Icing
Nothing beats fluffy, homemade cinnamon rolls. They make a wonderful brunch addition around the holidays, though you can (and should) enjoy them any time of year!
8. Strawberry Buttermilk Crepes
These classic French crepes are delicately thin and cook in just minutes. Top them with some freshly sliced strawberries and homemade whipped cream and everyone will be going for seconds.
9. Apple Banana Muffins
Apple banana muffins are fluffy and sweet. The brown sugar and cinnamon streusel topping is what really makes them a special treat!
10. Hash Brown Cups
These hash brown egg cups are like bite-sized breakfasts! They are easy finger food to snack on as you chat over coffee (or mimosas).
11. Apple Cider Pancakes
These apple cider pancakes are full of fragrant spices and topped with cinnamon fried apples. I even made caramel apple cider syrup for drizzling over the top!
12. Southern Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and grits are a Southern classic and it is the best of both worlds between breakfast and lunch! It's warm, cheesy, and undeniably comforting.
13. Microwave Omelet
Lessen your time in the kitchen by whipping up some quick microwave omelets. They are still fluffy and delicious like omelets made on the stove, and no one has to know!
14. Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are suitable for any time of day, especially brunch! Follow my classic recipe or add some extra toppings like crumbled bacon or everything bagel seasoning!
15. Hash Brown Casserole
This copycat of Cracker Barrel's famous hashbrown casserole is so easy to make! The secret is all in the cream of chicken soup.
No one can resist this cheesy breakfast casserole!
16. Banana Bread with Brown Sugar Streusel
Banana bread makes a wonderful breakfast. It's not overly sweet, and I mean there are bananas in it.
The only thing that makes it better is a crumbly brown sugar streusel topping!
Waffles are a classic breakfast that can be made savory or sweet! Take a look at my list of awesome waffle toppings for inspiration!
18. Chorizo and Eggs
Serve a Mexican-inspired brunch with chorizo and eggs or huevos con chorizo! The eggs can be served with tortillas so everyone can make their own tacos, or serve them over crispy potatoes!
19. Maraschino Cherry Coffee Cake
Coffee cake is a brunch staple. This recipe is bursting with juicy Maraschino cherries that add a nice contrast to the fluffy cake!
20. Omelet Roll
Soft eggs rolled up around ham and melted cheese? Yes, please! An omelet roll can be sliced and served so everyone gets a small portion. It is perfect for brunch!
21. Pumpkin Streusel Bread
Pumpkin streusel bread is a great morning treat for fall weather. This bread is almost cake-like, it is so soft and moist.
22. Blueberry White Chocolate Scones
These blueberry white chocolate scones are to die for. They are topped off with sweet lemon icing that ties all the flavors together!
23. Duck Fat Fried Potatoes
Pan-frying potatoes in duck fat gives them a rich, buttery flavor that is nothing short of incredible. The potatoes are crisp on the outside while soft and fluffy on the inside!
24. Quiche Lorraine
Quiche Lorraine is a classic French tart filled with egg custard, cheese, and bacon! You can even mix in extra veggies if you'd like.
This quiche slices beautifully and will make a hearty 8 servings!
25. Prime Rib Eggs Benedict
Perfect for using up leftover prime rib after the holidays, this egg benedict recipe is elegant and brunch-worthy! Spoil your guests with this luxurious egg recipe!
🍳 More Breakfast Recipes
- Microwave Scrambled Eggs - A quick and easy method for making fluffy scrambled eggs!
- Polenta - Polenta makes a great base for any meal at breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
- Sausage Egg & Cheese Casserole - A crowd-pleasing casserole with classic breakfast flavors.
- Chicken Fried Cube Steak - A Southern breakfast classic that's not complete until it's slathered in gravy!
- Sheet Pan Pancakes - Save time and effort by making one giant, fluffy pancake and cutting it into squares!
- Baked Denver Omelet - A Denver omelet in casserole form. It's great for sharing!
These Sunday brunch ideas are the best of the best! Let me know how your brunch turned out by sending me a message below!
Sunday Brunch Ideas: Apple Pie French Toast Casserole (+ More Recipes Worth Sharing!)
Apple Pie French Toast
- 16 oz French bread (or thick-sliced bread like brioche, cubed)
- 1½ teaspoon cinnamon (or ½ cinnamon, apple pie spice combo)
- 6 large eggs
- 2 cups half & half (or whole milk, or heavy cream)
- ¼ cup light brown sugar (packed)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 21 oz apple pie filling (1 21-ounce can or see my recipe)
- Grease or spray a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick baking or cooking spray. Arrange the cubed French bread in an even layer in your baking dish then top with cinnamon (or cinnamon and apple pie spice combo).16 oz French bread, 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
- In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs then add the half & half, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk until well combined then pour over the layer of cubed bread.6 large eggs, 2 cups half & half, ¼ cup light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1 pinch salt
- Use the flat side of a wooden spoon and press down on the soaking bread to make an even layer. Add the canned apple pie filling and spread evenly over the soaked bread.21 oz apple pie filling
- At this point, you can set aside the baking dish, preheat the oven, and mix the streusel oatmeal topping, or cover and refrigerate the partially assembled casserole for 1 hour to soak in the liquid (up to overnight).
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) while you mix the last casserole layer.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the old-fashioned or quick cooking oats, light brown sugar, and all-purpose flour. Add the melted butter to the mixed dry ingredients and mix using a fork until the butter is well distributed and your topping has a crumble texture.½ cup old fashioned oats, ⅓ cup light brown sugar, ⅓ cup all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoon butter
- Spread the topping over your breakfast casserole then bake in the middle of your oven's center rack at 350°F (175°C) for 45-50 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired, or serve with whipped cream and maple syrup or caramel syrup.
- You can use your favorite bread for this recipe as long as it will take on all of the eggy sauce without completely falling apart. I like to use rich, eggy bread like brioche or challah loaves.
- Chop your canned apple pie filling up to help distribute the apple pie filling layer more evenly over your soaked bread.
- I like to mix my apple pie spice with cinnamon for seasoning the bread, and also to 'boost' the canned pie filling flavor.
- Dark brown sugar adds a rich depth of flavor with a hint of molasses that is incredibly yummy. It's worth trying out!
- You can use milk, half & half, or heavy cream as your dairy. I prefer to use heavy cream when making French toast, and I typically use it in this breakfast casserole recipe as well.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!