25 Must-Try Brunch Recipes for a Perfect Weekend

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Weekends are made for brunch, right? Get ready for the best weekend ever with these 25 must-try Brunch Recipes. Whether you’re hosting friends for a casual meal or having a leisurely brunch in bed with a book, these recipes have got you covered. From staples like a pretty green pea quiche to Cheese Danishes and Cranberry Sweet Rolls, these dishes are sure to wow everyone!

Sweet Potato Waffles

Orange circle waffles topped with butter and green onions.
Image Credit: Erika Piper for The Veggie Yaya

Made with simple ingredients, these waffles are both fluffy and flavorful for the perfect savory brunch. These vegan sweet potato waffles are quick and easy to prepare, perfect for a hearty breakfast, or brunch served with a drizzle of maple syrup, and a dollop of butter.

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

Diced sweet potato and greens in a skillet with a fried egg.
Image Credit: Jacqueline Piper for PiperCooks

Wake up with a hearty brunch in this Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet, brimming with spiced and sautéed sweet potato, mushrooms, kale, and a perfectly fried egg. It’s a wholesome bowlful that’ll kickstart your day with flavor and nutrition.

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Avocado Bagel Sandwich

A bagel sandwich filled with avocado, tomato, and spinach.
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Start your day right with this Avocado Bagel Sandwich. Stuff a toasted bagel with cheese, spicy sauce, fresh tomato, creamy avocado, and crisp spinach.

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Vegan Bagel Recipe

A baking sheet of bagels.
Image Credit: Erika Piper for The Veggie Yaya

These delightful Canadian-style homemade bagels strike the perfect balance between fluffy and chewy, offering a satisfying blend of sweet and salty flavors. Made from basic ingredients and requiring just a few simple steps, this bagel recipe is perfect for a weekend brunch.

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Cheesy Potato Rosti

Stacked triangle slices of a potato pancake on a plate with avocado slices, sour cream, and salsa.
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This cheesy potato rosti is the ultimate versatile dish. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty breakfast, a satisfying brunch, or a tasty side for dinner, these crispy potato pancakes loaded with melty mozzarella or gouda and crispy fried onions are sure to hit the spot.

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Banana Smoothie Bowl With Tahini

A white smoothie bowl topped with banana slices and peanuts.
Image Credit: Jacqueline Piper for My Plant Based Bowl

This deliciously sweet and satisfying 4-ingredient banana smoothie bowl with tahini is the perfect breakfast option that tastes like dessert. Use simple ingredients to create a thick, creamy smoothie base topped with your favorite crunchy toppings for an easy and indulgent way to start the day.

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Blue Cheese Quiche

A whole quiche beside muffins topped with cheese.
Image Credit: Jenny DeRemer for Not Entirely Average.

This spinach, bacon, and Bleu Cheese Quiche is a delightful combination of savory spinach, crispy bacon, and tangy bleu cheese that creates a remarkable flavor profile. Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s also quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for relaxed weekend brunches.

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Breakfast Poutine

Fries on a plate topped with cheese, gravy, bacon, green onions, and a sunny-side up egg.
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A mountain of crispy fries, squeaky cheese curds, and a luscious homemade gravy, this Canadian-inspired breakfast poutine is packed with deliciousness. Top it off with crispy bacon lardons, fried onions, and a sunny-side-up egg with a perfectly runny yolk. Anytime is poutine time!

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Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

An opened buttered biscuit on a wooden platter.
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Indulge in Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits paired with lemon thyme compound butter – a delightful treat that’s both fluffy and easy to whip up. Enjoy these biscuits solo or elevate them into your favorite breakfast sandwich base.

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Skillet Granola

Granola in a jar.
Image Credit: Jacqueline Piper for My Plant Based Bowl

Skillet granola offers a speedy and effortless brunch option, ready in just 15 minutes on the stovetop. Pile homemade skillet granola on top of yogurt or smoothie bowls for a hearty brunch option.

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Croissant Baked French Toast

A slice of baked croissant French toast with blueberries and icing sugar.
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Savor the decadence of this Croissant Blueberry French Toast Bake, with buttery, flaky croissants with sweet bursts of blueberries in a delightful breakfast casserole. Versatile enough for both breakfast and dessert, it’s an ideal option for meal prep to streamline busy weekends.

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Vegan Danish Recipe

Icing is drizzle on an open cheese danish.
Image Credit: Erika Piper for The Veggie Yaya

Look no further for your pastry dreams to come true! Indulge in this delightful sweet treat featuring creamy cashew cream cheese nestled in flaky puff pastry. Baked to golden perfection and adorned with a simple powdered sugar glaze, this vegan Danish is a heavenly combination of flavors and textures.

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Cottage Cheese Toast

Four slices of toast topped with cottage cheese, cucumber, tomato, avocado, and figs.
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Elevate your toast game with Cottage Cheese Toast, a protein-packed canvas for delectable toppings. Experiment with creative combinations, from creamy avocado and seeds to refreshing cucumber slices with fresh dill, or indulge in the sweet simplicity of figs drizzled with honey.

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Breakfast Crunchwrap

Hands holding an opened tortilla sandwich filled with cheese, egg, and tomato.
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Wake up your tastebuds with this delicious breakfast crunch wrap. It packs a serious morning punch with its crispy flour tortilla shell stuffed full of creamy refried beans, scrambled egg perfection, ooey gooey melted cheese, fresh tomato chunks, crispy tater tots, and more.

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Smoked Salmon Fritatta

A slice of egg frittata on a plate beside two round buns.
Image Credit: Jenny DeRemer for Not Entirely Average.

This delicious smoked salmon brunch frittata is packed with rich, smoky salmon, fresh herbs like dill and chives, cream cheese, and goat cheese, and makes the perfect centerpiece for a hearty brunch or even a light dinner.

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Peanut Butter Banana French Toast

Rolled toasted bread stuffed with banana.
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Transform your breakfast routine with peanut butter banana French toast roll-ups – a delightful twist on classic French toast. With just five simple ingredients and a fun technique this easy recipe promises a fun and tasty morning indulgence.

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Green Pea Quiche

A green quiche topped with greens and feta cheese.
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Celebrate spring with this delightful Feta and Green Pea Quiche, tailor-made for brunch parties. Featuring a vibrant green filling, avocado pastry, and pea shoot topping, it’s a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. With just six simple ingredients, this recipe exudes major spring vibes effortlessly.

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Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

A pink smoothie bowl topped with strawberries and granola.
Image Credit: Jacqueline Piper for My Plant Based Bowl

This easy three-ingredient smoothie bowl is the perfect recipe for a delicious and creamy breakfast, snack, or dessert any time. Simply blend the ingredients for a thick, creamy strawberry coconut smoothie base that’s as nutritious as it is tasty.

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Orange Ricotta Pancakes

A stack of pancakes topped with a pat of butter and syrup.
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Brighten up your brunch table with these fluffy, citrusy pancakes, featuring the seasonal delight of Cara Cara oranges. Enjoy the vibrant, orange-infused flavor that will freshen up your weekend.

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Triple Chocolate Pancakes

A stack of chocolate pancakes topped with butter and syrup.
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Indulge your pancake cravings with these irresistibly fluffy and chocolatey delights. Stack them high on a plate and generously drizzle with Canadian maple syrup for an extra touch of sweetness.

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Stuffed Strawberry French Toast

Stacked stuffed french toast topped with strawberries, butter, and syrup.
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Thick bread stuffed with luscious cream cheese and fresh strawberries that ooze out when pan-fried to crispy perfection. A cozy cinnamon-nutmeg egg coating gives way to a creamy, fruity cheesecake interior. This stuffed strawberry French toast is indulgently delicious.

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Vegan Bannock Recipe

Two slices of buttered Bannock on a plate.
Image Credit: Erika Piper for The Veggie Yaya

This vegan Bannock is a comforting traditional Canadian quick bread made with simple ingredients and baked into a large circular loaf and cut into sections. This hearty bread has a soft, tender crumb and a slightly crispy exterior. It’s perfect for serving with butter and your favorite jam.

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Cinnamon Twist Buns

Twisted cinnamon buns with drizzled icing.
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These irresistible cinnamon twists are the ultimate weekend treat – soft cinnamon roll dough gets rolled up with a buttery cinnamon-sugar filling, then beautifully braided into pretty twists that bake up warm, gooey and utterly delicious despite requiring a little extra effort.

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Arugula Breakfast Salad

Salad in a bowl topped with cheese, a poached egg, and toast.
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Just wait until you try this breakfast salad! Start your weekend with fresh greens tossed in olive oil and loaded up with juicy blueberries, creamy fresh mozzarella balls, sweet cherry tomatoes and a crunch of pecans. Add a perfectly poached egg as the star of the show.

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Cranberry Sweet Rolls

Closeup of baked rolls filled with cranberry sauce and topped with white icing.
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Replace the traditional cinnamon roll with these beautiful sweet rolls! Switch things up from the ordinary with a homemade cranberry filling, and orange cream cheese icing. Cranberry sweet rolls are the perfect weekend brunch indulgence.

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