25 Delicious Recipes for the Perfect Spring Brunch

Brighten Up Your Menus With Seasonal Flavors

Pain Perdu

Leah Maroney

 

What better way is there to celebrate spring, than to invite friends and family over to enjoy a delicious meal in good company? We've rounded up our favorite spring brunch recipes that feature seasonal ingredients and light, fresh flavors. They are special enough for Easter lunch, book club meetings, or whenever you host guests for brunch this season.

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    Classic Eggs Benedict

    Classic Eggs Benedict

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    Serve classic eggs Benedict when you want to impress brunch guests. Perfectly poached eggs, salty Canadian bacon or ham, and warm, creamy hollandaise sauce are layered over toasted and buttered English muffins, for the ultimate combination of breakfast ingredients.

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    Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole

    Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Brunch guests will go bananas for this rich and filling French toast casserole you can make the night before. Cubes of egg-soaked bread, sliced bananas, homemade caramel sauce, whipped cream, and optional rum make this indulgent overnight breakfast dish a real knockout.

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    Spring Leek Frittata

    Spring Leek Frittata

    The Spruce / Molly Watson

    In less than an hour, you can prepare and serve a homemade, eggy Italian-style frittata to brunch guests. Shredded potatoes give this dish great body, with mild spring leeks and fresh snipped herbs adding fresh, vibrant spring tastes.

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    Orange Buttermilk Pancakes

    Orange Buttermilk Pancakes

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    Fluffy orange buttermilk pancakes infused with lively citrus flavor from orange juice and zest are a refreshing variation on the usual pancakes. Serve them with sausages or bacon, and some fresh sliced fruit, for a complete brunch plate.

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    Scrambled Eggs With Smoked Salmon

    Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon

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    Treat your brunch guests to a restaurant-style dish, with this amazingly easy recipe for perfectly creamy scrambled eggs, with soft and salty chunks of delicious smoked salmon. Serve piled high on buttered brioche toast, or with your favorite sweet breakfast rolls.

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    Fluffy Pecan Waffles

    Fluffy Pecan Waffles

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    These yummy Southern-style breakfast waffles have a light and fluffy texture, with a surprising crunch from pecan pieces in the batter. Dress them up to your tastes, with the great ideas and tips for variations in the recipe.

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    Asparagus Butter Lettuce Salad With Pistachios

    Asparagus Butter Lettuce Salad With Pistachios

    The Spruce / Molly Watson

    Soft butter lettuce leaves and bright, thinly-sliced raw asparagus are dressed in a light and zesty vinaigrette, and topped with crunchy pistachio nuts and creamy fresh mozzarella balls, in this elegant brunch salad recipe.

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    Blueberry Biscuits

    Blueberry Biscuits

    The Spruce Eats / Anita Schecter

    The bright flavor of blueberry biscuits is a welcome addition to the season. This recipe is quick and bakes delicious biscuits with fresh blueberries and lemon zest. Finish them off with a homemade lemon glaze, and they're ready for the brunch table.

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    Asparagus Pizza

    Asparagus Pizza

    The Spruce Eats / Anita Schecter 

    This asparagus pizza recipe is light yet satisfying, and surprisingly easy to make. It pairs the spring vegetable with baby arugula and a blend of ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses. Serve it as the main dish or a healthy appetizer.

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    Sourdough Pancakes

    Sourdough Pancakes

    Leah Maroney

    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 you'll add it to your stable of favorites.

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    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

    Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni 

    Lemon poppy seed muffins are filled with bright, delicious flavors that pair perfectly with coffee and fresh-squeezed juice. This recipe creates jumbo muffins with a sweet lemon drizzle on top, though you can make them smaller, too. They have all the charm of a bakery or coffee shop, and they're easy to make at home.

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    Everything Bagel Seasoning

    Hard-boiled eggs with everything bagel seasoning.
    Diana Rattray

    This iconic seasoning blend has everything you love about a classic brunch bagel—without the bagel. Sprinkle it on scrambled eggs, braised leeks, pimento dip, or even a good slice of sourdough with butter. It captures that iconic breakfast experience with just six ingredients.

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    Dutch Baby Pancake

    Dutch Baby Pancakes

     Kristina Vanni

    This easy but impressive Dutch baby pancake is the perfect vessel for the fresh berries of the season. A few ingredients are mixed together, poured into a hot buttered pan, and baked until puffed up. The edges become crispy while the center turns custardy.

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    Eggs Florentine

    Eggs Florentine

    The Spruce / Elaine Lemm

    Eggs Florentine is similar to brunch favorite eggs Benedict, but omits the ham, adding lightly wilted fresh spinach greens instead. They sit upon toasted English muffins, along with lightly poached eggs and a simple, buttery hollandaise sauce.

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    Croque Madame

    Croque Madame

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    Treat guests to a French bistro-style brunch, with this classic recipe. Use an eggy bread, such as brioche or challah, for this delicious grilled cheese toastie that features a perfectly fried egg, melted Gruyere cheese, and a topping of bechamel sauce.

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    Pain Perdu

    Pain Perdu

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Pain perdu (literally "lost bread") is a yummy variation on French toast that originated in New Orleans, as a way to use up leftover bread. Thick baguette slices are soaked in a cinnamon-spiced egg batter, lightly browned in a skillet, and then baked to perfection. Serve topped with maple syrup, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar and fresh fruit.

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    Strawberry Ricotta Muffins

    Strawberry Ricotta Muffins

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    Light and fluffy ricotta breakfast muffins are studded with roasted strawberry chunks for a special treat that will wow guests at brunch, or at bridal and baby showers. Serve while still warm from the oven, or freeze up to 3 months for enjoying later.

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    Deviled Egg Salad

    deviled egg salad

     Leah Maroney

    A combination of two delicious springtime brunch dishes, deviled egg salad is quick and easy to make and fun to eat. Serve with toast points as an appetizer or as part of the main spread.

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    Avocado and Poached Egg Toast

    Avocado and Poached Egg Toast

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Avocado and poached egg toast is an easy recipe that combines your favorite morning foods. You can skip the hot sauce in this recipe if you don't like spice, substituting a drizzle of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt instead, to wake up the avocado.

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    Brioche Bread Pudding With Vanilla Custard

    Brioche Bread Pudding With Vanilla Custard

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    Egg and buttery brioche bread add richness to this home-style bread pudding recipe that makes a wonderful brunch dessert. The bread cubes are soaked in a simple, lightly spiced homemade custard, with optional brandy for a touch of decadence. Serve topped with whipped cream.

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    Asparagus Quiche With Mushrooms and Tomatoes

    Asparagus Quiche With Mushrooms and Tomatoes

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Quiche is always welcome at brunch, and this one gets plenty of flavor from savory mushrooms. seasonal green asparagus, and juicy tomatoes. Bake it in a prepared pastry shell, and plate with lightly dressed salad greens for an elegant mid-day main course.

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    Shirred Eggs With Cheese

    Simple shirred eggs

    The Spruce

    Shirred eggs are baked in the oven in individual ramekins, with a drizzle of heavy cream, and a little melted cheddar, for a simple and cheesy egg dish with an elegant presentation. Serve atop a pile of dressed salad greens, or alongside bacon or sausage and fresh fruit.

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    Traditional Scones

    Traditional Scones

    The Spruce

    Traditional British scones are often served at afternoon tea, and make a fabulous last-minute brunch addition, served with plenty of butter and jam, or heavy cream for topping. The yeast-free dough is simple to prepare and bakes in your oven in only 15 minutes.

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    Carrot Cake Pancakes

    Carrot Cake Pancakes

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney  

    Fluffy homemade pancakes with all the flavor and spice of carrot cake—including heavenly cream cheese icing on top—are a sweet way to celebrate spring. Add some chopped pecans to the batter for crunch if you like, and serve these flapjacks for an indulgent weekend breakfast or Easter brunch.

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    Green Shakshuka

    Green Shakshuka

    Anita Schecter

    Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern breakfast dish with poached eggs cooked in a sauce. This super-nutritious version is packed with leafy greens, cooked in a creamy, cumin-spiked sauce, with perfectly poached eggs nestled on top.