Our 21 Most Popular Brunch Recipes

updated Jun 29, 2023
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Buttery coiled rolls drenched in sweet sauce, cheesy egg casserole with crisp-edged sausage, creamy quiche in a flaky crust — these are only a few of the reasons that brunch remains one of the greatest pleasures of our weekends. Personally I’ve been feeling the freedom to be a little less busy and get a little less done around the house on my weekends, and to luxuriate in something more elaborate for Sunday brunch.

If you’d like to join me in celebrating this most joyous meal, pick something off our list here of our 21 most popular brunch recipes of all time and brunch it up. Want more ideas? Check out our 200+ brunch recipes mega list.

Our Most Popular Brunch Recipes

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French Toast Casserole
This easy, make-ahead breakfast bake is a crowdpleaser every time. It boasts all the classic cinnamon and vanilla French toast flavors, wrapped up into a family-style casserole.
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Oatmeal Pancakes
A simple, homey recipe for pancakes made with old-fashioned rolled oats.
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Southern Butter Rolls

These Southern butter rolls are a deep classic that we wrote about a couple of years ago and they soared to popularity, thanks in part to the fact they are made with quick biscuit dough, not yeast dough.

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Instant Pot Grits
Make easiest-ever smooth and creamy stone-ground grits in the Instant Pot.
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Southern-Style Grits
Made from stone-ground grits and slow cooked to perfection, Southern grits are some of the creamiest, dreamiest grits on the planet.
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Migas are a fast meal of crisp, skillet fried tortillas with eggs, making a yummy version of a tortilla-hash.
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Ultra-Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
A scoop of sour cream gives this one-bowl banana bread that ultra-moist, slightly under-baked texture we all know and love.
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Buttermilk Bar Donuts
These rectangular-shaped donuts, which are similar in taste to a classic old-fashioned donut, are a Los Angeles favorite. Here's how to make them at home.
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Donut Loaf
This Midwestern treat tastes like a giant powdered donut, but in loaf form. Nutmeg is the surprising, essential ingredient that will make this dessert extra delicious.
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Banana Muffins
These one-bowl banana muffins are made entirely with pantry staples, and will be ready to devour in just 30 minutes.
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Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes
Muffin tin Dutch babies are the sweetest, easiest way to make Dutch babies for a crowd.
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Overnight Crock-Pot Breakfast Casserole
This overnight Crock-Pot breakfast casserole is loaded with veggies, ham, and cheese and cooks while you sleep, so you can wake up to a hot breakfast in the morning.
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Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole
The beauty of this recipe is that you can prep it the night before. In the fridge, the bread soaks up the custard and takes on a ton of flavor.
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Swedish Pancakes
A simple recipe for Swedish pancakes that can be topped with powdered sugar, jam, or more.
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Monte Cristo Sandwich
If you've every wanted to master this cafe classic at home, here's the step-by-step to doing it perfectly!
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Best Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
A step-by-step guide to making the very best classic lemon poppy seed muffins.
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Sticky Bun Sour Cream Coffee Cake
This simple sour cream cake is covered in a nutty caramel glaze, giving you all the joys of a sticky bun but none of the work of a yeast dough.
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Air Fryer Apple Cider Donuts
These apple cider donuts are so good they'll convince you to buy an air fryer.
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Easy, Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
A simple recipe for the best light and fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes.
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An easy, step-by-step guide to making Israeli shakshuka for brunch or dinner.
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Quiche Lorraine
Love a deeply savory quiche? Quiche Lorraine is for you.
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