I love going out to brunch, but who doesn’t, really? Brunch menus typically include a Bloody Mary or Mimosa choice, as well as breakfast potatoes. That’s all I need to kick off my weekend on a positive note. Brunch prices, though, can be a bit steep. Also: Do you really want to fight for a table with the hungry crowds this weekend? I think not.
So, we’ve rounded up a few recipes you can whip up quickly and without exerting too much energy. Seriously: A homemade brunch is easier to make than you would think.
Start off with a beverage. Whether you dig on a bit of booze in the morning, or a coffee jolt, (or both), you can make either one of these mid-morning treats easily.
A Bloody Mary is all about the garnishes. If you stick to a simple recipe, and really dedicate time to arranging your cocktail’s garnishes, everyone will be impressed. Some great garnishes include celery sticks, olives, and my favorite – pepperoncinis. This is a homemade brunch staple.
But if you can’t do booze in the morning, no worries. You can easily make a special hot drink to satiate your thirst. For example, make any one of these coffee recipes. (We’ve got recipes for Mexican Coffee, Spiced Honey Coffee, and Coconut Cream Coffee.) All are remarkably simple to make and full of heartwarming spices.
Brunch isn’t all about specialty drinks. It’s also about hearty meals.
As I alluded to earlier, I really love breakfast potatoes. If you want to make a killer potato recipe that’s a bit unique, give this Zaatar Roasted Potatoes recipe a spin.
Now, you don’t want your meal to be carb-heavy (you’re not looking to nap right after you eat), add a protein-packed main dish to your spread. Now, I’m vegan, so I love this scrambled tofu recipe. But if you dig on eggs and meat, give the following brunch recipes a try:
If you’re looking for a sweet side, you can never go wrong with sliced, seasonal, fresh fruit.
Do you regularly make a homemade brunch?
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