Our 50+ Best Brunch Recipes

Over 50 of our very best brunch recipes to please a hungry crowd, all in one place. From sweet to savory to coffee to cocktails, we’ve got it all. Scroll through to learn about each recipe, including dietary info and make-ahead options. Click on your favorites, and don’t forget to pin this post on Pinterest to come back to again and again.

Umami Girl's 50 Best Brunch Recipes

Our best brunch recipes, all in one place

You guys, the thing is, I really like brunch. I can’t say I exactly noticed this happening over the years, but SEVERAL of Umami Girl’s heaviest hitter recipes of all time are brunchworthy. Lots of these recipes have become family favorites for longtime readers. (Including — true fact — one of our best friends almost served us our banana bread as her banana bread. Nothing in the world makes me happier than that.)

I’m finally putting all our best brunch recipes all in one place for you, so you can browse, pick something that looks good for this weekend, your next party, or even the holidays — and get cooking.

No matter your style, you’ll find a few new favorites in the mix. Promise.

Our 50+ Best Brunch Recipes

Whether you're looking for savory brunch recipes or sweet, make-ahead recipes for a crowd or a more elegant, Hollandaise-drizzled affair with fizzy cocktails, our 50+ best brunch recipes have got you covered. Pin the whole list on Pinterest to come back to again and again, or click through on your favorites right now. Check the item descriptions for dietary info and more.

Quiche recipes

There's no more classic brunch fare than quiche, and we're so happy it's stood the test of time. A little retro, a little modern, a lot convenient for feeding a crowd with all your prep done in advance. Here are our favorites.


Right, so. In the world of brunch (and in the world in general), bacon gets its own category. Here are all our best tips and tricks for making bacon for a crowd. Psst...The oven is your friend.

Deviled Eggs

Speaking of classics with a retro/modern vibe, deviled eggs have a special place in our hearts. Turn them into a buffet bar that's basically a party in itself, go basic with our classic recipe, or make something stunning with one of our specialty versions like BLT or Bagel and Lox Deviled Eggs. We're showcasing a few of our favorites here, and you can find our entire deviled eggs archive right here.

Keto, Gluten-free options Vegetarian options


From basic (and basically perfect) to a little out-there, let us meet your deepest pancake needs.

Waffles and French Toast

Just like with pancakes, we love a wide variety of waffle recipes. Our basic recipe is a can't-miss, both for the recipe itself and for all the tips and tricks in the post. And when you're looking for something a little crazier, we've got savory and sweet options to please a crowd.

Frittata recipes

We've got a dozen eggs, and ain't no stoppin' us now. A frittata is infinitely customizable and make-ahead friendly. It's perfect for a low-key brunch.


Whether fried or baked, you can't go wrong with a big platter of donuts on your brunch table. Here are a couple of our very favorites.

Elegant and/or Hollandaise-drizzled brunch recipes

If you're hosting a smaller group and don't mind working a bit at the last minute, these recipes are among our very favorites for brunch. Blender Hollandaise Sauce is sheer perfection, and it's very easy to make. We've also got tips for perfect poached eggs every time.

Quick breads, Muffins, and Coffee cake

Baked treats to share with a happy crowd. We don't really do fussy baked goods ever, and certainly not for brunch. These recipes are easy to make and totally satisfying.

Something truly epic and truly random

Look, let's just allow the following brunch item to speak for itself, shall we? It tastes fabulous and will certainly be the talk of the town.

An epic brunch casserole and more great egg recipes

Oats, Sweet and Savory

There's no wrong way to do oatmeal. Though we often think of it as workday food, It's great for a crowd on brunch day, too. Whether dairy-swirled or vegan, sweet oats are always great. And if you haven't tried savory oats, don't wait one minute more.

Toppings for Yogurt or Oatmeal

Set out a variety of yogurt flavors and styles (or just a big pot of our perfect oatmeal recipe) along with one or more of these crowd-pleasing toppings.

Brunch Cocktails and Cold Brew

Coffee and cocktails are equally important at brunch. We've rounded up a few of our light, bubbly, day-drinking favorites — one of which is coffee and cocktail combined.

Thanks for scrolling! See you soon.