Brunch is a great way to gather friends and family on a weekend morning. Although we don’t need an excuse to have a brunch, it is still wonderful for birthdays, graduations and holidays.
Most of these brunch dishes can be made ahead, and therefore you don’t have to be in a hurry when guests arrive. From pineapple coffee cake to baked apple-cinnamon French toast, these healthy and easy recipes are sure to please all guests.
1. Pineapple coffee cake
Instead of sour cream, nonfat plain yogurt adds tenderness and moisture to this lightened-up pineapple coffee cake. Also, you can mix the batter and have this great breakfast treat in less than 15 minutes. If you are in a hurry, this is a healthy and fast idea.
2. Raspberry cream cheese muffins
This is one of the most versatile recipes. Many people mixed it up by adding cherries, dried cranberries, and blueberries. It is incredibly easy to make and very delicious. It also looks like a light raspberry cheesecake.
3. Quick mixed berry topping
The mixture of frozen berries become an almost instant fruit topping in the microwave. They are excellent to serve over Greek-style yogurt or angel food cake.
4. Cheesy polenta & egg casserole
This great brunch centerpiece is rich with crumbled sausage, baked eggs, and cheesy polenta.
5. Cheese and sausage breakfast casserole
You can make this great dish the night before for an easy brunch or even breakfast. You can find turkey sausage in the freezer section with other breakfast meats in any supermarket.
6. Feta quiche, spinach and caramelized onion
The combination of these products, such as frozen chopped spinach, frozen hash brown potatoes, and refrigerated breadstick dough, cut down on preparation time, which is something everybody always wanted when preparing a big breakfast or brunch meal. The combination of sweet caramelized onions, earthy spinach, and tangy feta makes this a great brunch meal.
7. Grilled sandwiches with honey, fig and goat cheese
Try these grilled sandwiches, if you are trying to change a boring breakfast routine. They are a great choice for dinner, too. A combination of goat cheese and honey makes it easier to spread over the cinnamon-raisin bread.
8. Chocolate chip coffee muffins
Each bite of this delicious dish delivers chunks of chocolate and jolt of coffee flavor. However, make sure to watch the muffins, because they can toughen if overbaked.
9. Egg and hash brown casserole
This dish is like an omelet stuffed with Swiss cheese, mushrooms, and spinach, with hearty sides of bacon hash browns, all in one great combination.
10. Omelet with tomato, turmeric, and onions
Turmeric perks up a basic omelet, since marries well with eggs, although not a typical in French cooking.
11. Baked apple cinnamon french toast
This delicious toast can be done in advance and then just popped in the oven for a luxurious and leisurely weekend morning. In addition, instead of whole milk use nonfat one and remove the egg yolks and you will cut calories by half and reduce the fat by almost 80%.