10 Light and Easy Brunch Recipes to Make at Home

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It's Brunch Time

Who wants to get up early in the morning to make breakfast? Take your time. Stretch. Have your coffee slowly. Get going on brunch instead — and then you don't have to worry about making lunch either! If you're looking for light, easy brunch recipes, check out some of our favorites below. 

Related: 15 Extra Lavish Brunch Buffets Across America 

Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole

1. Baked Strawberries & Cream French Toast

We know bread isn't exactly the lightest base for a brunch recipe, but this bread is fluffy, so it counts, right? Add the fresh, bright strawberries and the tangy cream cheese and this is destined to be a crowd-pleaser.

Recipe: Damn Delicious

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Stack of freshly prepared lemon poppy seed pancakes topped with sour cream and blueberries

2. Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Blueberry and lemon might just be the brightest flavor combination, and they transform fluffy pancakes into a fresh and fruity dish ideal for brunch. The ricotta gives these pancakes a heavenly texture and balances the tart, zesty flavors of the fruits.

Recipe: Joyous Apron

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Parfait with yogurt,strawberry sauce,granola and fresh fruits

3. Berry Yogurt Parfait Trifle Recipe

We couldn't talk about light and easy brunch recipes without mentioning a parfait or two (More to come later!). This recipe is basically a giant parfait put together in a trifle dish which makes it ideal for serving to a brunchtime crowd.

Recipe: Cookin' Canuck

oven baked eggs with vegetables
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4. Sheet Pan Omelet

You might be a pro at flipping omelets in a pan, but even if you are, you can probably admit that this sheet pan version is even easier, and with all the same ingredients in play, there's no reason not to add this recipe to your repertoire. 

Recipe: Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen

Puff pastry egg and bacon mini tarts  sprinkle fresh cress, focus on the tart in middle, close up view.

5. Bacon and Egg Galettes

Puff pastry is flaky, delicate, and melts in your mouth with every bite. In this recipe, it's brought to life with bacon and eggs, making it a go-to for brunch, especially since it's a pretty dish too. 

Recipe: It's Not Complicated Recipes

Greek yogurt granola fruit breakfast pizza

6. Breakfast Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza is one of our favorite desserts and this breakfast version has our mouths watering. We especially like how this recipe is customizable to what fruits are on sale, in season, or on your list of cravings for the day.

Recipe: Life Made Sweeter

Green shakshuka in a cast iron pan

7. Bacon & Egg Breakfast Salad

Breakfast salad? Come again? We never thought to plate our breakfast on a bed of greens but we have to say, this idea is sort of brilliant and absolutely perfect for brunch. A simple vinaigrette tossed with a bed of greens, topped with bacon and eggs. Boom. That simple.

Recipe: Lonely Pines Farm

Russian Black Bread and Heirloom tomatoes
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8. Open-Faced Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

Heirloom tomatoes are as beautiful as they are bursting with flavor, which are key prerequisites for a good brunch recipe if you ask us. The cottage cheese adds creamy texture and a helping of protein too.

Recipe: Bellyfull

Quiche Florentine is a fresh spinach quiche baked in a homemade pie crust to serve for brunch or breakfast for dinner close-up. Hotizontal

9. Spinach Ricotta Quiche

Quiche is the queen of brunch and you can't change our minds. Spinach and ricotta join forces to fill this dish with fresh flavor and texture.

Recipe: Skinny Taste

Pineapple breakfast parfait

10. Piña Colada Breakfast Parfait

Piña coladas are festive, and we're embarrassed to admit that we've never thought to transform them into a parfait. This is getting expedited to the top of our must-try list. 

Recipe: Easy Cooking with Molly