Has your brunch life slowed to a creative halt? Are you and your brunch buddies dining on the same ol’ breakfast burritos and waffles time after time? Does your one friend who instagrams everything sigh and put their phone away when they sit down to yet another lackluster brunch table? It doesn’t have to be this way. You can up your brunch game and restore balance between the forces of breakfast and lunch. Use these recipes to get started:
Craving a hot dog, but it’s not quite lunch time? Evade the Breakfast Police’s radar by combining it with a waffle for the strangest, tastiest combination you’ve ever had. Recipe found here.
Grilled Jalapeno Poppers
If you are needing to bring a finger food to the next neighborhood brunch, bring something that leaves a kick. This popper is up to the challenge.
Slow-Cooker Breakfast Meatloaf
Dinner just became brunch, and brunch just became amazing. This overnight meatloaf can be topped with delicious avocado slices, tomato, or—for even more protein—slices of hard-boiled egg.
Eggs Benedict with Turkey
A sliced bagel can be the home to amazing tastes. Try combining a deli meat with eggs benedict on your favorite toasted thin bagel. Recipe found here.
Meat Lovers Bagel
Surf’n’Turf for breakfast? You bet! This bagel combines the best of crispy bacon and fresh salmon, all on top of a bed of cream cheese.
Eggs in Hash Brown Nests
An oven baked egg within a crispy hash brown crust is a delicious pick-me-up, whatever the time of day.
Use an 8” pocket pita from Klosterman Baking Company for this dish, topping it with avocado, egg, and sliced tomato. Who said pizza shouldn’t be for breakfast?
Eggs Benedict Brunch Burgers
This burger combines the best of the meat world with the best of the brunch world. Not a big meat-eater? Ditch the bacon and substitute the beef patty for a black bean one. It will still rock your world while appeasing any vegetarians at your table.
Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy
A spin on an old classic, this new, revamped version of biscuits and gravy satisfies both the sweet tooth and the brunch tooth. Which is absolutely a real thing.
Baked Pancake with Fresh Berries
Yes, you read that correctly. Pancakes can be baked. Top yours with hazelnut spread and fresh berries or lemon juice and powdered sugar to keep it light and sweet.
When breakfast and lunch are served in harmony, wonderful things can happen. Delight your bored brunch buddies with these dishes—they’re sure to be a hit!