One of my favorite weekend activities is curating a hearty, home-cooked brunch for my family. It allows for a relaxed, slow morning, while still enjoying classic breakfast fare. Delicious food from the comfort and ease of your own home is a win-win in my book. I’ve gathered a simple collection of savory and sweet recipes that are perfect for anything from a low-key morning at home with family to hosting a group of guests.
Triple Berry Fruit Parfaits
Creamy Greek yogurt fruit parfaits are a simple and fun way to incorporate fruit. A mix of berries layered with a yogurt blend and topped with a graham cracker crumble makes for a visually appealing and deliciously delightful feature.
Sweet Waffle Board
One common element of brunch includes a sweet treat such as a pastry or other baked confection. One of my favorite go-to sweet additions to my brunch menu is a waffle board with all the fixings. This is a breakfast version of the popular charcuterie boards. It’s great for a group because it allows for everyone to choose their own toppings and customize their waffles. Adding fresh fruit, maple syrup, jam or whipped cream will elevate the waffles to satisfy those who are seeking more sweetness. When creating your own waffle board, remember to offer a variety of textures, colors and flavors to create a well-balanced spread.
If you are looking to add a fruity cocktail to your brunch, try Trisha Yearwood’s citrus pomegranate jungle juice. This drink is a fusion of tangy and lightly sweet flavors. You can opt to omit the vodka from the recipe for a refreshingly festive mocktail.
A classic staple of a brunch spread is a savory protein dish that often includes eggs, such as a quiche. A flavorful recipe I like to make includes eggs, cheese, ham and spinach. I normally use what I have on hand, which means I sometimes make substitutions. Crumbled bacon works well in place of ham, and diced green peppers can work in place of spinach. You can add your favorite shredded cheese or vegetables to make it your own.
Fresh Mixed Greens
In order to brighten up the meal, I’ve incorporated a fresh, mixed spring greens salad with a homemade vinaigrette dressing on the side. This simple salad includes sweet red and tangy green apples along with cashews for a nutty component. Top it off with crumbled feta cheese and a drizzle of dressing.
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