70 Make-Ahead Brunch Recipes That Make Hosting a Breeze

Jun 8 2018 - 2:16pm

Though it doesn't have to be, hosting brunch can be a stressful endeavor. Like with dinner parties [1], the secret is in making as much of the meal as you can ahead of time. (This is especially true with brunch, since few want to spend hours in the kitchen in the early morning.) With that in mind, we've rounded up 70 recipes that can be made partially or entirely ahead of time, without suffering in quality. Options include baked french toast, quiche, muffins, frittatas, doughnuts, stratas, and more.

Baked Strawberry-Glazed Doughnuts

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Caramelized Shallot and Mushroom Quiche

Get the recipe: caramelized shallot and mushroom quiche [4]

Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Coffee Cake With Maple Glaze

Get the recipe: cinnamon streusel pumpkin coffee cake with maple glaze [5]

Banana Nut Muffins

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Raspberry Rose Baked French Toast

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Summer Fruit Salad With Mint and Almonds

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Chocolate Babka

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Apple, Almond, and Cranberry Quick Bread

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Cheddar, Bacon, and Leek Frittata

Get the recipe: cheddar, bacon, and leek frittata [11]

Crustless Kale Quiche

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Double-Chocolate Baked Doughnuts

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Strawberry Tart

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Raspberry Quick Bread

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Ham and Gruyère Breakfast Strata

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Strawberry Mango Mint Julep Fruit Salad With Whipped Marshmallow

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Double-Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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Kale and Caramelized Onion Frittata

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Bacon Jam Toaster Pastries

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Chocolate Espresso Coffee Cake

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Italian Sausage Quiche

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Clementine Vanilla Bean Quick Bread With Clementine Glaze

Get the recipe: clementine vanilla bean quick bread with clementine glaze [23]

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

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Spicy Watermelon, Mango, and Pineapple Fruit Salad

Get the recipe: spicy watermelon, mango, and pineapple fruit salad [25]

Corn Muffins With Pear and Ginger

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Summer Vegetable Strata

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Baked Blueberry Lemon French Toast

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Gingerbread Maple Muffins

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Cookie Butter Banana Bread

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Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Strata

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake With Orange and Chocolate

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Morning Buns

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Chai-Spiced Doughnut Muffins

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Pomegranate, Tangerine, Kiwi, and Grapefruit Salad

Get the recipe: pomegranate, tangerine, kiwi, and grapefruit salad [35]

Cheese and Bacon Strata

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Zucchini Bread

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Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts With Coconut Maple Caramel Glaze

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Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Maple Rum Raisin Syrup

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Slow-Baked Broccoli and Onion Frittata

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Apple Honey Muffins

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Peaches and Cream Streusel Bread

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Baked Nutella Doughnuts

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Vegetarian Mediterranean Quiche

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Nutella-Swirled Banana Bread

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Rhubarb, Apple, and Ginger Muffins

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Gluten-Free Quiche With Arugula and Mushrooms

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Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread

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Coffee Bundt Cake

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Rhubarb Poppy Seed Baked Doughnuts

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Bacon, Mushroom, and Spinach Frittata

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Spiced Pumpkin Nut Bread

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Oat and Millet Muffins

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Caramel Apple Pie Spiced Coffee Cake

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Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Frittata

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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip French Toast Muffins

Get the recipe: cinnamon chocolate chip french toast muffins with coconut streusel [57]

Maple-Bacon Doughnuts

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Banana Nut Bread

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Quiche Lorraine With Hash Brown Crust

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Glazed Lemon Blueberry Bread

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Whole-Wheat Toasted Almond Pumpkin Muffins

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Carrot Zucchini Bread

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Spinach and Tomato Frittata

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Funfetti Baked Doughnuts

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Peaches and Cream Quick Bread

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Carrot Cake Muffins

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Baked Vanilla-Bean Doughnuts

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Bacon and Egg Breakfast Muffins

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Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

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Pesto, Bacon, and Zucchini Noodle Frittata With Mushrooms and Kale

Get the recipe: pesto, bacon, and zucchini noodle frittata with mushrooms and kale [71]

Cream-Cheese-Swirled Carrot Coffee Cake

Get the recipe: cream-cheese-swirled carrot coffee cake [72]

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