Spring Brunch Recipe Ideas

From appetizers and drinks to desserts, browse our best spring brunch recipe ideas to create a memorable menu.
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June 03, 2015
By: Liz Gray

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Acai Breakfast Bowl

Start the day off right with a healthy, colorful breakfast bowl packed with nutrients. This breakfast will give you energy to make the most of the day. Get the full recipe>>

Parmesan-Cheddar Chive Biscuits

It's difficult to top the smell of fresh-from-the-oven biscuits. Adding fresh chives and both cheddar and Parmesan cheeses makes these soft, flaky biscuits even more irresistible. Get the full recipe>>

Salmon Eggs Benedict

Add a twist to classic eggs Benedict with baked salmon, sauteed spinach and roasted tomatoes. Get the full recipe>>

Baked Brie With Raspberry Preserves

Baked Brie always impresses, but its preparation couldn't be easier. This recipe calls for raspberry preserves, but spring flavors like apricot or strawberry would be equally delicious. Serve with crackers or baguette slices. Get the full recipe>>

Walnut-Rosemary Olive Bread

Guests will love this simple yeast bread that's studded with olives, walnuts and fresh rosemary. Serve as an appetizer, or bake a large batch and send a loaf home with each guest. Get the full recipe>>

Baked French Toast

This extra sweet take on French toast is packed with fruit and whipped cream, which will satisfy anyone's tastebuds. Get the full recipe>>

Blueberry Scones

Large berries and brown sugar make these rich scones perfect for a brunch bread basket. Get the full recipe>>

Deviled Eggs 3 Ways

Try a new twist on this brunch and picnic classic with BLT-inspired eggs and pesto-filled eggs, or stick with the classic preparation. Get the full recipe>>

Creamy Smoked Salmon Roll

The appetizer version of the traditional salmon and cream cheese breakfast combination can be made up to two days ahead of time for super-easy party prep. Get the full recipe>>

Sweet and Savory Crostini

Gather an assortment of toppings, like fruit, veggies, cheeses, herbs and spreads, to create the perfect crostini variation for guests. Get the full recipe>>

Strawberry-Almond Spinach Salad

Cut up the ingredients for this simple spring salad the night before, then assemble the morning of your brunch. Serve with store-bought poppy-seed dressing. Get the full recipe>>

Salmon Lollipops

Three ingredients are all you need to make these party-perfect appetizers. Simply cover balls of cream cheese in salmon and sprinkle with chives to create irresistible and savory hand-held treats. Get the full recipe>>

Square Egg Crepe

This square egg crepe is a sophisticated take on classic eggs and ham. Fresh notes of dill really bring out the flavor, making it a memorable brunch menu item. Get the recipe>>

Shrimp Salad

Prepare a batch for your next soiree by following this quick and easy recipe that's perfect for adding to bite-sized sandwiches. Use two sizes of cookie cutters to create the windowpane effect featured on these heart-shaped sandwiches. Get the full recipe>>

Oyster Bar Bloody Mary

Bloody Marys and brunch go hand-in-hand. Mix up the tomato juice mixture the night before, then let guests add their own horseradish, celery and seasonings. Get the full recipe>>

Blood Orange Chocolate Tart

Enjoy dessert for breakfast. The tart flavor of blood orange complements the rich chocolate in this visually-appealing and delicious recipe. Get the full recipe>>

Sparkling Grapefruit Fizz

A twist on the classic mimosa, this drink pairs sparkling wine with grapefruit juice, anise syrup and the herbal liqueur Campari. Get the full recipe>>

Rose and Mint Champagne Cocktail

Dried rosebuds, fresh mint, lime and champagne combine to make this beautiful, fragrant and delicious beverage. Get the full recipe>>

French Cassoulet

Are you hosting a French-style brunch? The rustic flavors of this cassoulet skillet recipe will take your guests to the French countryside. Get the recipe>>

Virgin Grapefruit Mojito

Some brunch guests choose not to imbibe; impress their taste buds with this grapefruit-spiked, booze-free twist on a classic cocktail. Get the full recipe>>

Raspberry-Lemon Cooler

A grown-up take on lemonade, this non-alcoholic drink combines the fruitiness of raspberries with spicy ginger beer. Get the full recipe>>

Flatbread With Eggs, Tomatoes and Arugula Recipe

This individual flatbread recipe offers a fresh twist on traditional breakfast pizza. Finish each veggie-topped pizza with fresh arugula and a fried egg. Get the full recipe>>

Bacon Potato Frittata

This American take on the classic Spanish tortilla dish can be served warm or at room temperature. Get the full recipe>>

Ham and Cheese Quiche

This simple, crustless quiche is sure to please the whole family. You assemble the casserole the night before serving, making morning-of preparations a snap. Get the full recipe>>

White Cheddar Potatoes

Balance brunch sweets with this hearty, cheesy Irish potato dish. Get the full recipe>>

Mixed Berry Cobbler

Put a modern spin on traditional mixed berry cobbler by baking it in mini ramekins, which is ideal for individual servings at parties. Get the full recipe>>

Strawberry Strata

This sweet strawberry bread pudding is the perfect sweet ending (or main dish) for your warm-weather brunch. The crunchy bread crust, soft berries and ricotta make every bite sweet and delectable. Get the full recipe>>

Lemon Curd Tart

Lemon curd combined with fresh whipped cream, homemade pie crust and gorgeous berries make this tart one for the record books. If you're a pie crust beginner, this simple recipe is a great place to start. Get the full recipe>>

Champagne-Glazed Fruit Tarts

These custard-filled, fruit-topped and champagne-glazed tarts are pretty enough to double as a centerpiece, and delicious enough to have guests begging for the recipe. Get the full recipe>>

Fig and Pear Tarts

These fruit-and-cream tarts are simple enough for novice chefs to make, thanks to a pie crust shortcut. Individually portioned in portable, clear glass jars, they're perfect for brunches served alfresco. Get the full recipe>>

Heart-Shaped Fried Eggs

Show someone you love them with these easy heart-shaped fried eggs. Place them on top of wilted greens and radishes for a colorful, healthy breakfast. Get the recipe>>

Spring Petit Fours

Impress guests with homemade petit fours topped with sugar flowers. These showstopping cakes are worth the extra effort. Get the full recipe>>

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Try a new take on spring's classic dessert: Swap plain vanilla shortcake for a decadent chocolate version sandwiched together with sweet chantilly cream. Get the full recipe>>

Key Lime Cake

This cake's vibrant green color (and citrusy flavor) comes from a packet of lime gelatin. Topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting and fresh berries, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Get the full recipe>>

Martha Washington Candy

This old-fashioned confection is a rich mixture of sugar, butter and pecans rolled into a ball and coated with bittersweet dark chocolate. Get the full recipe>>

Lemon Poppyseed Waffle Appetizer

The tangy flavor of lemon poppyseed waffles complements the sweet flavor of strawberries and cream cheese frosting. Cut the waffles into heart shapes to show someone you love them. Get the full recipe>>

From: Chrissy Barua

Cayenne Candied Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Cayenne-spiced caramelized bacon adds a surprising kick to the overall sweet flavor of these cinnamon breakfast rolls. Get the full recipe>>

Matcha Green Tea Biscotti + Homemade Tea

Serve a light dessert to top off a delicious brunch. The earthy flavor from the green tea complements the salty roasted almonds and chocolate drizzle in this matcha green tea biscotti recipe. Make a tea bag using a coffee filter to go alongside the biscotti, and attach a special note for each guest for a personal touch.

Quinoa Avocado Toast

This recipe packs a ton of flavor on one small piece of toast. Grilled corn, fresh herbs, goat cheese, chili oil and avocado make this a hearty breakfast anyone would love. Get the full recipe>>

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