Brunch is the perfect compromise between breakfast and lunch. It allows you to enjoy a relaxed meal, have some downtime, and socialize with your best buds — free from the restraints of our chaotic everyday life. Brunch is also the perfect excuse to get indulgent with your meals and try out new and exciting recipes.
If you’re looking for ideas to try, these 22 easy, doable, and sweet brunch recipes are sure to give you something to love. Once you give these delicious recipes a try, you’ll want to make them every weekend!
1. Applesauce Muffins
Craving fall flavors? Try this recipe for the perfect autumn-themed muffins! These muffins are oil-free yet incredibly moist, fluffy, and tender because of the applesauce. They’re spiced with all-spice, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, so you can be sure that every bite is bursting with warming and delicious fall flavors and aromas. Serve them sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
2. Baked Donut
Donuts can be unhealthy if you’re on a diet, but with this recipe, you can eat them without gaining inches. It calls for baking — and not frying — the donuts to produce a soft, tender, moist, and sweet treat you will love. This is a no-yeast recipe, so you’ll have to use baking soda and baking powder to get the desired result. Serve warm with a cup of joe!
3. Banana Bread
This banana recipe will be a hit with everyone who manages to grab a bite. It’s loaded with sweet and ripe bananas, vanilla extract, softened butter, tangy-sweet raisins, and crunchy chopped walnuts to give you the best of flavor and texture. It stays moist for days, so you can make a big batch to enjoy on the weekdays, too!
4. Banana Pancakes
We can’t talk about brunch without talking about pancakes. And these banana pancakes are the epitome of perfection. They are flavored with banana and vanilla extract and are delightfully fluffy on the inside but lightly crispy on the outside. Serve them topped with sliced bananas, a sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar, and a drizzle of maple syrup for next-level appeal.
5. Bisquick Blueberry Muffins
These fruity muffins come together in less than 30 minutes — perfect for brunch on weekdays. It produces moist, fluffy, golden-brown muffins that are filled to the brim with delightful blueberry goodness. You can serve them with a cup of coffee or as-is with a thin layer of icing and a sprinkle of turbinado sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth.
6. Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Bread
This “better than Starbucks” pumpkin bread will give the popular franchise a run for its money! The batter is easy to make with pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and basic bread batter ingredients. Remember to top off the batter with a crunchy pumpkin seed mixture before baking it to produce a delectable treat!
7. Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
This baked oatmeal casserole is the stuff of dreams. It’s made with nutritious oats, juicy berries, and crunchy pecans — kind of like oatmeal in a cookie-crumb form. Bake it until the pecans get a rich brown color. You can also prepare it overnight and serve it with some plain Greek yogurt and honey when you’re ready to eat.
8. Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
Chia seed pudding is nutritious and delicious, and when you pair it with chocolate, you take the humble pudding to a whole new level! It’s sweetened with immune-boosting dates and coconut milk, giving you a guilt-free sweet treat. Serve this creamy, high-fiber dessert with fruits, nuts, seeds, nut butter, dark chocolate, Greek yogurt, or unsweetened coconut.
9. Easy Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch
These cinnamon rolls need only one rise — it’s a recipe for success! The classic, home-style cinnamon rolls are soft and fluffy and are garnished with a cinnamon sugar swirl for a lovely depth of flavor. They also freeze well, so you can prepare a large batch to enjoy later.
10. Easy Overnight Oats
Easy to make, delicious, and healthy, these overnight oats are perfect for brunch. Oats, milk, non-fat Greek yogurt, chia seeds, your choice of sweetener, and vanilla extract for the base for this dish. The toppings are adaptable, so you can customize it to get your desired flavor. Fresh fruits, nuts, peanut butter, and honey are all great options!
11. Easy Raspberry Scones with Lemon-Vanilla Icing
These sweet, buttery scones are crisp on the outside and soft, flaky, and biscuit-like on the inside — and they’re filled with deliciously sweet raspberries! Serve them with a drizzle of tart lemon-vanilla icing to produce a treat your entire family will love. The best thing? These light, tender, and oh-so-delicious scones come together in one bowl with just eight ingredients!
12. French Toast Bake
French toast is iconic. And this French toast bake is cooked in the oven (no flipping!) in just 40 minutes. But it still delivers a soft, tender middle and golden brown, crisp edges of regular French toast. You can top this delicacy with toasted almonds and fruits and serve it drizzled with maple syrup.
13. Healthy and Easy to Make: Chocolate Berry Granola
This chocolate berry granola is customizable, offering something for every palate! Prepare it with rolled oats and mixed seeds, bind them together with coconut oil and maple syrup, and flavor it with cocoa powder, dried berries, and crunchy hazelnuts. Once it crisps up and cools, you can break it into chunks and store it in an airtight container.
14. Homemade Berry Granola
This homemade berry granola comes together in under an hour. The sweet and crunchy treat is packed with dried berries, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, and maple syrup. You can enjoy it on its own or serve it with yogurt or smoothie bowls. You can also store extras in an airtight container for up to a few weeks.
15. Homemade Sweet Waffles
Make wonderfully fluffy and delicious sweet waffles with some basic ingredients, and enjoy an iconic breakfast and brunch staple! Serve them with maple syrup, berry compote, or even a scoop of ice cream! They’re best eaten fresh, but you can also store them in the fridge or freezer and defrost and reheat them as and when required.
16. How to Make the BEST French Toast
This recipe uses egg, whole milk, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, salt, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg to make the BEST EVER French toast — one that doesn’t taste like it’s just egg on bread. You can dress up your stack of French toast with buttermilk syrup, fruit, or your choice of toppings to tantalize your taste buds.
17. Incredibly Moist and Easy Carrot Cake
This delicious carrot cake recipe is easy to make and tastes absolutely incredible! Apart from your basic cake ingredients, it also contains loads of grated carrots, chopped pecans, and raisins. You can add velvety cream cheese frosting and a handful of nuts on top for added flavor, crunch, and texture.
18. Quick Chocolate Bread (Chocolate Loaf Cake)
This chocolate bread tastes like all your chocolate dreams come true! It’s a fluffy, moist bread made with simple everyday ingredients combined with Dutch-processed cocoa. And it also fills your home with the most wonderful aromas as it bakes. It’s amazing on its own, but you can also serve it with chocolate ganache for a decadent treat that will leave everyone wanting more.
Delightfully crispy yet tender and moist, these simple vanilla scones offer the perfect combination of textures and flavors. The recipe comes with step-by-step instructions and videos, so even first-timers will be able to prepare it to perfection. It’s also adaptable, so you can also customize it with your choice of add-ins and toppings for a personalized dessert.
20. Strawberry Nutella French Toast Roll Ups
These French toast roll-ups are a moment — expect everyone at your brunch to reach for more. They’re made with sandwich bread, strawberries, Nutella, caster sugar, and butter and are rolled in sugar once they’re cooked to produce the ultimate dessert. The roll-ups tend to become soggy, so be sure to eat them fresh — when warm.
21. Tea Cake
This tea cake is moist and buttery with a golden, crumbly crust. It’s delicious enough to enjoy plain, but you can also serve it dressed with custard, whipped cream, berries, or fruit compote to enjoy exquisite flavors in every bite. You can also use caraway seeds to give the cake a slightly bitter, earthy flavor, but that’s completely optional.
22. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever
Cookies are simple, easy to make, and offer unparalleled deliciousness. These crispy yet chewy cookies are perfectly buttery and sweet and have just the right amount of crunch. Just make sure to add lots and lots of chocolate chips to add that ooey-gooey richness to these cookies, making them taste absolutely sensational!