Did you decide to host an impromptu brunch, or did the week just get away from you? No worries—Goodtaste has you covered! Look no further than these time-saving brunch recipes for the last-minute host. All of these dishes can be made in less than an hour and require minimal shopping for ingredients. Pick one (or a few!) and serve with sides of fresh fruit and crispy bacon.
Just found out you’re having company tomorrow morning? Southern Living has got just the thing with this dish that’s prepped the night before and then baked the next day. Simply toast frozen waffles in the oven, stack them in a baking pan, drench them in a homemade custard of eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, and maple syrup (bourbon optional!), and then let the whole thing soak overnight. The end result is one sweet and sumptuous solid casserole you cut into squares and top with more maple syrup, fruits, or jams of your choosing.
Baguette Breakfast Boats
Starting with a rich egg custard housed in a golden-brown baguette, this dish allows guests to “build their own boat,” one suitable for toppings like hash browns, bacon, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and pepper jack cheese. We’re on board with this recipe!
Cornmeal Biscuits with Cheddar, Chives, and Jalapeños
This twist on a classic from Brit + Co. takes the main ingredients of Grandma’s biscuits (crunchy cornmeal, buttermilk, sugar, and salt) and pairs them with some inspired newcomers: chopped jalapeños, chives, and grated sharp cheddar. Perfect for a springtime brunch, they also work for Thanksgiving, Christmas, you name it!
Hash Brown Breakfast Nests
These adorable hash brown “nests” from Goodtaste rely on ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge, freezer, and pantry. Each cup is layered with crispy hash browns, crumbled chorizo, spinach, egg, and cheese. It’s an entire brunch spread in one bite! Accompany with some fresh fruit and mimosas, and brunch is served!
Grilled Strawberry-Avocado Toasts with Burrata
Take your daily avocado toast to the next level and make it worthy of your Easter guests! This toast from Food & Wine is loaded with creamy burrata cheese, chopped avocado, and charred strawberries and scallions. Serve them with some slow-cooked scrambled eggs on the side, and we promise this will become a new brunch favorite.
3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes
Toss out the instant pancake mix—these pancakes from Good Housekeeping are beyond easy! The simple 3-ingredient batter comes together in a blender, giving you a light and airy pancake. The secret? Self-rising flour. This shortcut ingredient gives your pancakes lift without baking powder.
Red, White, and Blue Puff Pastry Tart
Frozen puff pastry is one of our go-to shortcut ingredients. It looks elegant and impressive, but all you have to do is roll it out and bake! In this recipe from Recipes from a Pantry, a baked puff pastry crust is topped with a sweetened cream cheese spread. Top with your favorite in-season fruit and a dusting of powdered sugar. Your guests will not believe it only took you 25 minutes.
Spring Onion Frittata
Colorful spring vegetables are the star of this easy frittata from Love & Lemons. This recipe makes enough for up to three people, but if you’re expecting a larger group, then double the recipe and use a 10-inch nonstick skillet. Serve warm or at room temperature with toasted multigrain bread, fresh fruit, and some seared breakfast sausage.
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