23 Brunch Recipes That Are Almost Too Good To Be True

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1. Nutella and Bacon-Stuffed French Toast

I’m sorry if you’re on a diet, because it is impossible to un-see this. Recipe here.

2. Oatmeal Cookies and Milk Breakfast Cups


It’s a breakfast cookie that breaks apart into perfectly sweet granola when you fill it with milk! Recipe here.

3. Slow Cooker Short Rib Hash

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Yes, braised beef for breakfast. Recipe here.

4. Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Coconut Caramelized Bananas

This blurs the line between breakfast and dessert, but the ingredients aren’t anything you wouldn’t find in a typical smoothie, so it counts. Recipe here.

5. S’more-Stuffed French Toast

So good you’ll be going back for s’more before lunch time. Recipe here.

6. Cream Cheese-Filled Banana Bread

Cream cheese on a bagel is pretty delicious, but cream cheese baked into sweet banana bread is better, because it’s basically cheesecake. Recipe here.

7. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Brunch Ring

Recipe here.

8. Baked Egg Boats

Quiche is wonderful, but why bother making a crust when crusty bread is so much more delicious. Recipe here.

9. Boston Creme Pie Pancakes

Justify this one by telling yourself that it’s ~probably~ healthier than a Boston creme donut. Recipe here.

10. Bacon, Egg and Cheese “Wafflebrown” Sandwich

Spoiler alert: there are 4 hash browns involved in each sandwich. Recipe here.

11. Pancake Breakfast Tacos

Scrambled eggs and corn tortillas were never meant to be. Recipe here.

12. Baked Banana Donuts with Peanut Butter and Bacon

Elvis donuts, if you will. Recipe here.

13. Buttermilk Pancake Layer Cake with Malted Pecan Buttercream

Alright, you’ll have to wake up a little earlier to make this one. But, there’s no better choice for a birthday brunch. Recipe here.

14. Brie and Blueberry Waffle Grilled Cheese

A waffle grilled cheese would be delicious, but adding blueberries to the mix really takes things over the top. Recipe here.

15. Pancake-Fried Sausage Patties

Yes, really. Recipe here.

16. Roasted Vegetable Queso Frittata

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To be clear, this is a frittata with cheese dip baked on top. Recipe here.

17. Breakfast Nachos

Eating bar food in the morning obviously calls for a bloody mary (you’re welcome). Recipe here.

18. Double Stuff Oreo Pancakes

Pancakes, which started innocently enough, have become just another excuse to eat dessert for breakfast. Why fight it? Recipe here.

19. Tortilla Española

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All you need to know is that this is a frittata filled with fancy ham and crushed potato chips. Recipe here.

20. Bacon, Egg and Avocado Corn Cakes

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Pancakes, meet hush puppies. I always knew the two of you would get along. Recipe here.

21. Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

The recipe recommends that you assemble the sandwich with “crusty cheese sides facing out,” which is genius. Recipe here.

22. Blood Orange, Chocolate and Pistachio Rye Bread Pudding

Savory, sweet, and a little bit funky. Might as well start the day with a bang, you know? Recipe here.

23. Tater Tot Breakfast Pizza

Everything good. Recipe here.

For more amazing brunch ideas, check out Seriously Delish.

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The cookbook, by blogger Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, is filled with creative recipes that everyone will love. Get it here.

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