There's nothing better than getting all your friends together for a weekend brunch. While going out to a restaurant is fun, if there's a large group of you or you just want something more intimate, it can sometimes be better to host brunch at home. Even if you're someone who dreads hosting, having the right recipes to make for large groups can make things a lot easier. To help you out, we rounded up 20 easy large group brunch ideas that'll keep you and your guests happy and full.
Read on for our favorite easy large group brunch recipes.
Cocoa-Cinnamon French Toast
If you really want to impress the guests at brunch, look no further. These personalized churro-inspired French toast slices from Salt & Wind are mind-blowingly delicious. The recipes call for loads of cinnamon and cocoa powder, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and berries for serving.
Slightly stale bread is the best for making French toast because it can absorb more of the egg mixture than fresh bread.
Croque Monsieur Savory Bread Pudding
When cooking for a large group brunch, it's always best to opt for recipes you can make in bulk. This savory bread pudding from Salt & Wind is the perfect option. Not only is it simple to make and easy to clean up, but it's also elevated enough to serve at a more formal brunch party.
Cream Cheese Swirl Pumpkin Coffee Cake
This is not your average coffee cake, as to be expected from a recipe created by Half Baked Harvest. With rich cream cheese swirls and a pumpkin base, this coffee cake tastes and looks elaborate, but it only takes about an hour to make.
Cranberry-Ginger-Lime Chia Parfaits
Whip up these delicious but healthy chia seed parfaits from Wu Haus. The most prominent flavors are cranberry, ginger, and lime, so they have a thoroughly zesty and refreshing taste. Top them with shaved coconut and almonds for a touch of crunch.
Onion, Mushroom, and Thyme Potato Pancake
This large potato pancake recipe from Salt & Wind only takes 30 minutes to make, and it's super easy to follow, so make as many you want. Crispy, satisfying, and comforting, you'll want to make this for every breakfast, lunch, and dinner party you ever host.
Eggnog Pull-Apart Bread
There's cinnamon pull-apart bread, and then there's eggnog cinnamon pull-apart bread. This recipe by The Modern Proper is perfect to make for a large brunch if you're hosting around the holidays, as it's easy to serve yourself and it'll feed a lot of people. Plus, the indulgent ingredients and scrumptious flavors are perfect for the season.
Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich
When in doubt, stick to the basics. Not only are these classic Parisian ham sandwiches from Salt & Wind insanely easy to make, but they're also delicious crowd-pleasers. All you need is high-quality European butter, jabón de Paris, ficelle (sweet, skinny French baguettes), and five minutes.
Apple Cider Chai Crullers
These mulled apple cider chai crullers (basically a French donut) from Half Baked Harvest strike the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Since you can eat them with your hands, they're greats for a large group brunch party. They only require 40 minutes in the kitchen, too.
Veggie Spread and Fennel Dip
No party is complete without a crudité spread, and it's never too early to start snacking. To serve a truly epic spread at your group brunch, follow this recipe from Wu Haus. She'll walk you through creating a colorful veggie spread and a delicious fennel dip.
Honey Roasted Squash and Burrata
This side dish tastes as good as it looks. Brought to us by Half Baked Harvest, the recipe calls for honey butter-roasted acorn squash, burrata, pomegranate, and hazelnuts. We can't think of anything better for the occasion.
Baked Eggs With Swiss Chard and Green Olives
A solid egg dish is a must at a brunch party. That said, they can be hard to make on a large scale. Opt for baked eggs in personal-size skillets or use a few larger ones; you can make them in bulk and have everyone serve themselves from a buffet table. This baked eggs, chard, green olive, and feta recipe from The Modern Proper looks particularly good.
Pecan & Veggie Mini Frittatas
When in doubt, make it mini. These mini veggie frittatas from A Couple Cooks are the perfect brunch party finger food, and can even be used as an appetizer. The addition of pecans gives them some texture and crunch.
Bacon And Jam Mini Monkey Bread
You may not want to share one monkey bread loaf with the entire table (what if someone takes too much and not everyone gets some?), but you won't have to worry about that with these individual, mini monkey breads. The classic brunch bread gets a twist with bacon and jam in this Foodie Crush recipe.
Banana And Chocolate Chip Baked French Toast
You can never go wrong with French toast, but add in banana and chocolate chips and we're sold. This Foodie Crush recipe is made in one casserole dish, so it's perfect for serving up to a brunch crowd.
Cake for breakfast? When it's a brunch party, anything goes! This delicious cake from A Couple Cooks can feed a crowd, and it's bursting with fresh blueberries and lemon flavor. Bonus: This is made with Greek yogurt and applesauce instead of butter, making it healthy!
Everything Smoked Salmon Tart
Elevate your basic bagel routine with an everything smoked salmon tart from How Sweet Eats. It's got all the flavors you love on your bagel, but in tart form. It's a slightly more elegant way to serve the classic to your brunch guests.
Counteract all the delicious sweets and savory dishes you'll be serving with a healthy fruit salad from Foodie Crush. You can make this one the night before to save you some time the morning of your brunch.
Pepperoni Roll Breakfast Strata
You may have had breakfast strata before, but you've never had one quite like this recipe from How Sweet Eats. Veggies, eggs, and lots of cheese are baked with cubed pepperoni bread, and the result is totally indulgent.