Celebrate the best dad ever with a festive Father's Day brunch that he won't forget. These dad-approved breakfast recipes are easy enough for anyone to make, from classics such as pancakes and waffles to all sorts of eggs and even the ultimate breakfast burger. You'll also find brunch cocktails and sweet indulgences for dessert—there's truly something here to satisfy every dad.
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Avocado Bacon Breakfast Burger
Build an ultimate breakfast burger that dad can eat with his hands. He'll love the sausage-infused beef patty loaded onto a toasted everything bagel, and topped with tangy tomato jam, ripe avocado, bacon, cheese, and a sunny-side up egg. Just don't forget the napkins.
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Treat dad to a deliciously different spin on shakshuka, a spicy tomato and egg fry-up that originated in the Middle East. This version uses Mexican-style ingredients including chorizo, cilantro, and fresh cotija cheese, for a delicious cultural mash-up. Start it on your stovetop and finish it in the oven.
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Give dad a fun surprise on Father's Day morning. These scrumptious, hefty pancakes have a treasure tucked inside. Instead of incorporating mashed bananas in the batter, you hide a fresh banana slice inside each pancake, where dad's fork can find it. Top with maple syrup and plate with bacon.
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Cheesy Chorizo Breakfast Nachos
Breakfast nachos are the Father's Day gift dad didn't even know he needed. They've got everything he loves in a nacho platter, plus spicy sausage crumbles, and fried or scrambled eggs. Feel free to get creative with the toppings, adding salsa verde, refried beans, or pickled jalapenos to suit dad's tastes.Continue to 5 of 23 below.
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Everything tastes better with a side of bacon—just ask dad. Save time (and splatter) by cooking your bacon in the microwave, using this must-know method. Your bacon will be perfectly cooked and ready in minutes, with that crispy texture that makes it such an enjoyable add-on for pancakes, waffles, and eggs.
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Steak and Eggs With Chimichurri
Steak and eggs are a hearty, protein-packed way to kick off dad's big day. He's sure to love this mouthwatering morning meal of a seared beef (you could also warm up leftover steak) and sunny-side up eggs. The steak is topped with a bright and delicious chimichurri sauce you can easily make by hand or whip up in the food processor.
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Crispy, flavorful fish burgers topped with spiced mayonnaise are an epic brunch dish. Health-conscious dads will appreciate this super-flavorful burger that's made with tender mahi-mahi fillets instead of ground beef. A beer-based cocktail would make a great bev pairing.
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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Cinnamon roll pancakes bring together two favorite breakfast foods, and they are delicious. To make them, you'll spread whipped vanilla cream cheese between two cakes made of brown sugar, oat milk, rolled oats, and whole wheat flour. Drizzle cinnamon-maple syrup butter over top and enjoy an indulgent brunch.Continue to 9 of 23 below.
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There's no shortage of pancake ideas when it comes to brunch, but have you ever had sourdough pancakes? These sourdough pancakes offer just the right mix of sweetness and tang, all with a tender, chewy bite. They require overnight prep, but the final product is well worth it. After you try this recipe, we're betting it'll become on of Dad's favorites.
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Chicken adds a meaty component to an omelet without the high fat of pork products such as bacon, sausage, and ham. Paired with a salad and crusty bread, this chicken omelet makes a good brunch option to fuel dad before an energetic activity.
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Turn everyday oats into the ultimate, dad-pleasing breakfast bowl. Satisfying and heart—with bacon, eggs, cheddar, greens, creamy oats, and optional hot sauce—this warming dish makes a nice, savory change from the typically sweet breakfast. It's quick and easy to make, too.
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Philly Cheesesteak Omelet
Who says pop can't have a Philly cheesesteak for breakfast? Cook up a fully-loaded omelet that tastes like the famed sandwich packed with steak, onions, and American or cheddar cheese. It comes together quickly in the pan and makes a complete, savory morning meal, with toast on the side.Continue to 13 of 23 below.
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Sweet Potato Doughnuts With Maple Glaze and Candied Bacon
Dad will swoon over these outrageously delicious, oven-baked sweet potato doughnuts with an irresistible maple glaze. There's no denying their ultra-moist and tender texture, and nicely-spiced flavor, but it's the candied bacon topping that makes them celebration worthy.
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Air Fryer Bacon
Use the air fryer when you're just making two or three servings of bacon. It's a quick method with minimal mess and produces crispy results every time. Air fryer bacon is a perfect side dish for Father's Day brunch.
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Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Chicken and waffles meets the grilled cheese sandwich in this insanely delicious mash-up of two dad-approved foods. With crispy fried chicken, gooey melted cheese, and a sweet and spicy hot-honey blend, sandwiched between two buttery, grilled waffles, this Father's Day brunch idea is guaranteed to go down in history.
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Who says you can't have pizza for breakfast? This pizza omelet is the perfect melding of two delicious foods. Filled with cheese, pepperoni, and tomato sauce, it's like a calzone with eggs swapped for the usual dough.Continue to 17 of 23 below.
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Horseradish Devilled Eggs
Kick off Father's Day brunch with a tray of devilled egg appetizers with a difference. Adding horseradish (as hot as dad can stand) to the creamy, yolky filling gives these eggs a spicy twist. Make the filling with yolks the day before, if you like, piping it into whites just before serving time.
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Sweet Potato Hash
Sweet potato hash is a hearty one-dish breakfast or brunch or a side dish for a morning feast. The mixture of sweet potatoes, bell pepper, onion, smoked sausage, and perfectly cooked eggs will get dad's day started right.
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Treat dad to a spicy beer cocktail that goes a step beyond the standard six-pack. You need only a few simple ingredients to mix up this popular beer drink that packs a real kick. It's a great way to let dad enjoy his favorite Mexican beer with breakfast.
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Classic Monte Cristo Sandwich
French toast is nice, but a griddled French toast sandwich enclosing ham and turkey slices, and gooey Swiss cheese, is even nicer. It's easy to make this classic brunch sandwich for dad's special day. Plate it with a side of bacon, or sliced dill pickles, to serve.Continue to 21 of 23 below.
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Chorizo and Avocado Breakfast Tacos
Dads who dig Mexican cuisine will cheer for these delightful breakfast tacos. To make them, simply load up warmed flour tortillas with spicy browned sausage, soft scrambled eggs, crispy tater tots, and nacho cheese. Top with avocado, onions, and salsa for a kick.
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Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Streusel Topping
Indulge dad's sweet tooth with a nicely-spiced coffee cake he won't be able to resist. The moist snacking cake is topped with a generous amount of crumbly cinnamon and brown sugar streusel topping. Serve it warm or at room temperature for a special treat at brunch.
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Bloody Mary Cocktail
The Bloody Mary is a dad-favorite brunch tipple. Make it easily with this essential recipe that includes vodka, tomato juice, lemon, and spices. Garnish with a celery stick, or a dill pickle spear, to suit your pop's taste.