25 Weekend Breakfast Recipes For Cozy Sunday Mornings
Whether you call breakfast the best meal of the day or the most important meal of the day, there's no denying that a good breakfast can start your day off on the right note. Weekday breakfast is more about fuel than fun, but on the weekends, time is on your side. And while going out to brunch is always a blast, you can save money by making it at home, and have more fun doing it with friends, too. Whether you prefer sweet or savory, we rounded up 25 of the best breakfast recipes for welcoming the weekend.
Thankfully, making a delicious brunch doesn't have to take up your whole morning. There are plenty of hacks that make these recipes quicker and easier, like using puff pastry to make a quick and delicious breakfast pizza crust, or buying frozen hash browns rather than shredding your own. Brunch will be ready way before it would have gotten to your table at a restaurant!
Grab a mimosa, coffee, or some fresh-squeezed OJ, and settle in to scroll through this selection of weekend breakfast and brunch recipes — undoubtedly, they're some of the most delicious ways to start your day.
Vegetable, Egg, and Toast Cups
This breakfast adapts the classic eggs-in-a-hole recipe for a muffin tin, which makes them easy to produce for a large group. Use a round biscuit cutter to make the toast cups, and then flatten them out before placing them in your muffin tin. Sautéed mushrooms give these vegetable, egg, and toast cups even more flavor.
Puff Pastry Breakfast Pizza
Breakfast pizza is a delicious and fun morning dish great for making weekend breakfasts feel special. Puff pastry crust makes this one easy, flaky, and a delicious base for eggs, bacon, and cheese.
Breakfast Stuffed Bell Peppers
Looking for a veggie-heavy option for breakfast? These breakfast stuffed bell peppers add color and nutrition to your table. They're made with eggs, cheese, pork sausage, and spinach, but you can skip the sausage to keep them vegetarian.
Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks
This childhood classic is reimagined for adulthood, and making your own means they'll be even more delicious than you remember. Don't worry, once you slice the bread into strips, these cinnamon sugar French toast sticks are just as easy to make as regular French toast.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Ricotta is known for making extra-fluffy pancakes, and lemon zest adds a tart bite to balance the sweetness. Give them a try, and these lemon ricotta pancakes are sure to become a regular in your weekend brunch rotation.
Fried Chicken and Waffles
You don't have to go out to brunch to enjoy the Southern classic that is fried chicken and waffles. Chicken is battered and then deep fried while the waffles cook, and it all gets topped with delicious, warm honey.
Cheesy Sous Vide Egg Bites
Skip the Starbucks run with these homemade sous vide egg bites. And there's no Instant Pot required: you can make them in a pot of boiling water with glass Mason jars, and add any toppings you'd like.
Breakfast Charcuterie Board
This breakfast charcuterie board combines one of the best ways to snack with the best meal of the day. It's a win-win! This recipe for a breakfast charcuterie board calls for cheese, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, and homemade apple butter, but you can make it your own by subbing what you like.
Blueberry Lemon Dutch Baby
Pancakes will never go out of style, but nothing says brunch like a Dutch baby. This recipe for a blueberry lemon Dutch baby has you blend the batter, so it's even easier to make.
Savory breakfast fans, unite. Crispy corn tortillas, a homemade red chile sauce, fried eggs, and tons of toppings make this chilaquiles recipe a surefire crowd-pleaser. Don't be intimidated by the homemade red chile sauce; it's easy, and the whole dish comes together in under 30 minutes.
Seasoned black beans add protein and flavor to these classic breakfast tostadas. Customize them with any toppings you like, including cilantro, avocados, microgreens, and more.
Egg and Croissant Brunch Bake
Few pairings are better than a breakfast sandwich and a croissant, but this egg and croissant brunch casserole makes that combo even easier by removing any assembly work. Croissants are layered in the bottom of a casserole dish with spinach and browned ham, then topped with eggs and cheese. This is not your mom's breakfast casserole.
Black Sesame Cinnamon Rolls With Matcha Glaze
These stunning matcha cinnamon rolls are made with black sesame and, yep, matcha, which add delicious flavor and nutrients to boot. While they are fully homemade, from dough to drizzle, they're a fun weekend project to take on with a friend — especially when you're hosting a green holiday like St. Patrick's Day.
Migas With Seasoned Black Beans
Migas are not only delicious, but also a great way to use up any toppings, herbs, or veggies you have in your fridge. This ultra-customizable meal is made by frying tortilla strips with scrambled eggs and cheese, but after that, the toppings are endless. This recipe adds seasoned black beans for extra protein.
Oat Chamomile Waffles With Blood Orange Glaze
These oat chamomile waffles are almost too pretty to eat. Made with alternative flours like oat, rice, and tapioca, they're naturally gluten-free, and chamomile tea gives them a delicious flavor — not to mention that gorgeous blood orange glaze.
Shakshuka is a delicious brunch dish hailing from Palestine that's typically made with eggs simmered in a tomato-based sauce — but vegans can enjoy it, too, with this vegan shakshuka. It swaps eggs for a chickpea egg mixture using savory nutritional yeast.
Smoky Bacon Cheddar Breakfast Hash
Hearty and delicious, this smoky bacon cheddar breakfast hash is guaranteed to start your day off strong and fuel you for whatever adventures you have coming up. Made with eggs, bacon, potatoes, and veggies, this deliciously savory skillet hits just about every spot on the food pyramid.
Berry Poppy Seed Pancakes
The lemon poppy seed flavor will always have a place in our hearts, but we're going to need to make room for these berry poppy seed pancakes, too. Gorgeous, colorful, and topped with fresh whipped cream and honey, these pancakes are as Instagram-worthy as anything you'd find in a restaurant.
Biscuit and Gravy Ring
Make the most presentable biscuits and gravy ever with this fun and dippable serving style. It looks pretty, and it's sure to impress, but you can make it with just six ingredients, including canned refrigerated biscuits and a pound of breakfast sausage.
Hash Brown Breakfast Pizza With Asparagus
This twist on breakfast pizza is perfect for hash brown–lovers. Grated potatoes make a crunchy crust for this hash brown breakfast pizza, while shaved asparagus and a runny egg top it off with protein and some bright green veg.
Healthy Breakfast Casserole
This healthy breakfast casserole recipe is filled with colorful veggies instead of sausage and potatoes. Thanks to creamy feta or goat cheese, it offers that same savory, creamy bite you're used to with this dish, even without the meat and starch.
Black Chocolate Vegan Brioche Donuts
These are perfect for your friend who eats dark chocolate and only dark chocolate. Black cocoa powder gives these vegan chocolate brioche donuts their special — and spooky — look, making them perfect for a themed Halloween brunch. And as if they didn't look good enough on the outside, know that they're also filled with non-dairy custard. Yum.
Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread With Caramel Pecan Sauce
This cinnamon roll monkey bread recipe looks intimidating, but there's a secret hack that makes it super easy: using cut-up, canned cinnamon rolls as the dough. The homemade pecan caramel sauce sends it over the top.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Pancakes
Weekend brunch doesn't get more luxurious than these red velvet cheesecake pancakes. Filled with cream cheese and topped with cream cheese icing, they're even more indulgent than they look.