These are the very best brunch recipes! Make-ahead and super easy dishes, don’t miss these great brunch recipes perfect for Mother’s Day, baby showers, bridal showers, and more!

So, take a peek and you’ll see these are some of the best brunch recipes around! Moreover, what makes them the best is that they’re easy, delicious, and stress-free.

Hosting a delicious brunch is an easy way to reconnect with friends, celebrate baby showers, bridal showers, holidays, Christmas Eve, birthdays, you name it. Thus, with these recipes and their easy make-ahead preparations, you’ll be celebrating in no time! They are simple, easy to follow, and most have a make-ahead preparation so that you don’t need to stress in the kitchen the day of the brunch.

Easy Mother’s Day Brunch Menu:


Creme Brûlée Baked French Toast

So you need the perfect make-ahead brunch dish? Then you need this!

Creme Brûlée French Toast.
Crème Brûlée French Toast

Crème Brûlée French Toast

Brown sugar and melted butter on the bottom of this baked french toast, makes is reminiscent of the classic flavors of Crème Brûlée. Perfect for brunch or the holidays!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, French
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Chilling Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 389kcal
Cost: 12


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups half & half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 loaf of Challah bread could substitute French bread


  • Melt butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Once melted, remove from heat and whisk to combine the mixture until smooth and fully incorporated. Pour into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. 
  • Cut 6 (1 inch thick) slices from the bread and arrange them in a single layer in the baking dish, squeezing them to fit snuggly. 
  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs, half & half, vanilla, and salt. Pour over the bread. Gently push bread down to make sure the custard covers all pieces. Cover the bread mixture and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. (Can make up to 24 hours in advance). 
  • When ready to eat, bring bread to room temperature (about 30 minutes). Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake uncovered until the bread is puffed and the edges are pale and golden, approximately 40 minutes. 
  • Allow bread to sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with warm maple syrup. 



  • Be sure to bring the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup to a low simmer. Whisk it well to get rid of any graininess from the brown sugar.
  • Can’t find Challah bread? You can use French or Italian loaves, or any other hearty sweet bread in its place.
  • Prep the entire recipe the day before. This can be anywhere from 8 to 24 hours in advance. Just cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.
  • If you can, remove the casserole from the fridge 30 minutes prior to baking to take the chill off.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 627IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2mg
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Breakfast Tart with Sausage and Cheddar 

Everyone will love this brunch tart. So perfect for easy brunches.

Breakfast Tart with Sausage and Cheddar.

Deviled Eggs

I love to include this easy and budget friendly appetizer for brunch.

Easy Deviled Eggs are the best classic recipe that is easy and healthy. Best Brunch Recipes. This budget-friendly appetizer is delicious and so easy. #deviledeggs #eggs #appetizer #brunch #breakfast #babyshower #bridalshower #budget #holidays #easter #christmas #best #classic #easyrecipe

One-Bowl Banana Bread 

So you have leftover ripe bananas? Make easy banana bread!

one bowl banana bread with chia, flax seeds, and ripe bananas.

Donut and Fruit Skewers

Super easy and pretty. Perfect for any brunch!

Donut and Fruit Kabob Skewer. Best Brunch Recipes

Ham and Cheese Quiche 

If you have leftover ham, then this is the recipe for you!

Ham and Cheese Quiche is an easy make-ahead healthy breakfast brunch egg recipe! Best Brunch Recipes. Made with pie crust, ham, cheddar, and eggs, this can be frozen ahead. Great for baby showers, brunches, bridal showers, Christmas Morning, and Easter. #weekdaybreakfast #breakfast #brunch #hamandcheese #eggs #quiche #piecrust #ChristmasMorning #easyrecipe #healthy #parenting #kidsfood

Pumpkin Walnut Raisin Bread

Super moist and so flavorful! A great brunch addition anytime of the year.

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Chocolate Coconut Energy Ball Bites

A fun treat to have on your brunch buffet.

Chocolate Coconut Energy Bite Balls are a simple and no bake treat that is perfect for after school snack or a lunchtime treat. Best Brunch Recipes. Made with oatmeal, flaxseed, honey, cinnamon, peanut butter, mini chocolate chips, and coconut, they are delicious and taste like an Almond Joy! #nobake #energyballs #energybites #coconut #afterschool #snack #kidsrecipe #kidssnack #healthysnack #proteinsnack

Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Lemon 

A perfect brunch addition that incorporate veggies.

Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Lemon is made with puff pastry and is an easy recipe for an appetizer or side dish. Best Brunch Recipes. Great party food for baby or bridal showers, or served on the holidays. #asparagus #tart #ricotta #puffpastry #thanksgivingsidedish #christmassidedish #easter #appetizer #partyfood #appetizerforparty #easyrecipe #brunch #breakfast

Salmon in Foil with Caramelized Onions, Lemon,and Dill 

So delicate and flavorful. You’re going to love this salmon recipe!

salmon in foil. Best Brunch Recipes.

Slow Cooker Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

Save oven space and cook this brunch staple in your crockpot for amazing results!

Slow Cooker Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze is so easy to make in your Crockpot! Best Brunch Recipes. This easy healthy recipe is great for the holidays, easter, or just during the week. So simple, makes great leftovers, and can be done with boneless or spiral sliced ham. #crockpot #slowcooker #ham #easyrecipe #easter #weeknightdinner #healthyrecipe #simple #leftovers

Carrot Pineapple Cake

The most amazing recipe ever! Moist and delicious, you don’t want to miss my tips for making ahead this delicious cake.

Bellini Bar

A fun twist to your traditional brunch mimosa. So perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower, or Mother’s Day Brunch.

Bellini Bar is a fun brunch cocktail to serve guests. Best Brunch Recipes. Bellni is the new mimosa and features peach, strawberry, and mixed berry puree with proseccco. #bellini #bellinibar #mimosa #brunchcocktail #brunchdrink #prosecco #champagne #easy #easyrecipe

Hope you enjoyed this list of Best Brunch Recipes. Moreover, if you want more tips on how to host a fun and easy party then check out 5 STEPS to Easy Party Planning!

Moreover, if you are looking for more delicious Mother’s Day Brunch recipes, one of my favorites is Ina Garten’s Roasted Shrimp Cocktail. Super easy to make ahead and so delicious!

Best Brunch Recipes including eggs, French toast, tarts, and salmon.

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