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Dutch baby with fruit in a skillet.

From quiches to muffins to casseroles, these are the best brunch recipes for any occasion – Easter, Mother’s Day, graduations, birthdays…you name it!

25 Best Brunch Recipes for Any Occasion

1. Spinach Quiche

Slices of Spinach Quiche on plates.

This is my favorite quiche. It’s très français and delightfully rich with a mixture of Gruyère and cream. The generous amount of spinach tempers the richness (and may make you feel a bit more virtuous when eating it). Get the recipe

2. Banana Bread

Partially-sliced loaf of banana bread.

Got a few overripe bananas languishing in your kitchen? Here’s your answer! This banana bread is delicious fresh out of the oven and just as good out of the toaster on the next day. Get the recipe

3. Dutch Baby

Dutch baby in a skillet with fruit.

If pancakes, crepes, and popovers had babies, they would be Dutch babies! This puffy brunch treat is impressive looking and easy to prepare. Get the recipe

4. Spinach & Cheese Strata

Strata in a baking dish.

A rich combination of eggs, cheese, bread, and spinach, this strata is a wonderful brunch option as it can be assembled the night before and baked right before your guests arrive. Get the recipe

5. Crumb Cake

Piece of crumb cake on a plate with a fork.

This is my favorite old-fashioned crumb cake. It’s impossible to resist picking off bits of the super-generous crumb topping every time you pass through the kitchen. Get the recipe


berry & prosecco terrine

This light and lovely dessert is full of seasonal berries and is just as pretty to look at as it is pleasing to eat. Get the recipe

7. Crustless Broccoli Quiche

crustless broccoli quiche

I guarantee you won’t miss the crust in this quiche; the custardy, cheesy filling steals the show. Get the recipe


Blueberry muffins on a wire rack.

Jam-packed with juicy blueberries, these muffins, with a crisp, golden top and tender crumb, are one of the most beloved recipes on the blog. Try them and find out why. Get the recipe

9. Shakshuka

Skillet of shakshuka.Gently poached eggs nestled in a flavorful and veggie-filled tomato sauce with hints of smoky spice, this one-skillet Middle Eastern dish is always a crowdpleaser. Get the recipe

10. Banana Pancakes

Stack of banana pancakes on a plate.

Photo by Alexandra Grablewski (Chronicle Books, 2018)

Everything you want in a banana pancake — a slightly crispy exterior, a soft, fluffy interior, and a perfect amount of banana flavor. Get the recipe

11. Spinach Frittata

Sliced spinach frittata.

Perfect any time of day, this spinach-packed frittata is equally tasty warm or room temperature. Get the recipe


Bread in a loaf pan.

With its buttery brioche dough and Nutella and chocolate filling, this rich chocolate babka is the weekend baking project of your dreams. Get the recipe

13. Slow-Roasted Salmon with French Herb Salsa

how to make slow roasted salmon

From the best-selling cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, this slow-roasted salmon is an ideal savory brunch dish. Not only is it a guaranteed crowdpleaser, it can be made ahead and is good at room temperature. Get the recipe

14. Lemon Pound Cake

Partially-sliced loaf of lemon pound cake.

Are you serving lemon lovers? If so, put this on your brunch menu! It’s a beautiful cake, and every bite offers a generous pop of lemon flavor. Get the recipe


Baked oatmeal with apples and raisins in a white dish.

This baked version of oatmeal, brimming with apples, raisins and nuts, elevates your typical morning oatmeal into something extra special. Get the recipe

16. Strawberry and Orange Salad with Citrus Syrup & Fresh Mint

Dish of strawberry orange salad with syrup.

This beautiful fruit salad dressed with citrus syrup and fresh mint is a big upgrade from the typical store-bought fruit salad. Get the recipe

17. Blueberry Coffee Cake (aka Boy Bait)

blueberry coffee cake

Chockfull of blueberries and topped with a crunchy and irresistible streusel, this coffee cake was named in the old days for it’s habit-forming effect on boys. Get the recipe

18. Ham & Cheese Oven-Puffed Pancake

ham and cheese oven-puffed

A hybrid between a savory soufflé and a crepe, this oven-puffed pancake is tender on the inside, crisp on the outside, and comforting to eat. Get the recipe

19. Baked Apple French Toast

baked apple french toast

Spiked with a bit of bourbon, this delightful mash-up of apple pie and French toast is perfect for entertaining as it feeds a crowd and can be assembled in advance. Get the recipe


Slice of quiche lorraine on a plate with a salad.

One bite of this creamy, dreamy quiche Lorraine will have you strolling through Paris – no flights required! Get the recipe


raspberry jam bars

Combine a blondie and some fruity jam and you’ll get these gooey, tart-yet-sweet raspberry bars. Get the recipe

22. Chocolate Chip Muffins

Muffin pan full of chocolate chip muffins.

Dotted with mini chocolate chips, these muffins are really quick to prepare, comforting to eat, and beloved by both kids and adults. Get the recipe

23. Homemade Granola

Granola in and around a glass jar.

So much better than store-bought, this big-cluster granola is brimming with wholesome ingredients, easy to customize to your tastes, and freezer-friendly. What’s not to like? Get the recipe

24. A Perfect Omelette

Omelet on a plate with silverware.

Need a quick brunch dish? Get out your pan, crack your eggs, and make this perfectly fluffy, tender omelet in minutes. Get the recipe


Sticky buns on parchment paper.

Photo by Brent Hofacker

These gloriously gooey, buttery-rich pecan sticky buns are wholly irresistible, so be prepared to destroy your appetite for the entire day. Get the recipe


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