15 Recipes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Brunch


Hands down, no contest, my favorite meal is brunch. I will always choose brunch over a dinner date. I will always say yes to eggs and waffles.

Whenever possible I love hosting a great brunch for friends. Even though I don’t get to do it as often as I’d like it’s something I love so much.

If you’re hosting or attending a fall brunch, these brunch recipes are perfect for gathering with friends. You won’t regret adding them to your menu!

  1. Carrot Cake Instant Pot French Toast Recipe
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    • Instant Pots are popular and for a good reason – why spend hours toiling in the kitchen when you can have that classic homemade flavor and texture in minutes? French toast casseroles are a win for just about any crowd, and the familiar carrot cake flavoring and glaze topping of our Instant Pot carrot cake French toast recipe will make you feel like you just had dessert for breakfast!
  2. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brioche Recipe
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    • Pumpkin recipes that stray from the ever-trendy pumpkin spice are a welcome treat that showcases the versatility of this mild but tasty squash, and these baked beauties are an exceptionally great way to try something new. A crunchy, sweet cinnamon sugar topping rounds out this unique brioche recipe, lending something unexpected and seriously delicious to your brunch menu.
  3. Blueberry Chai Muffins Recipe
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    • Traditional blueberry muffins but with a spiced chai twist, our blueberry chai muffins recipe boasts a rich cardamom flavor that’s balanced with citrusy orange and blueberries. Not overpowering but not understated, these muffins will be memorable and gone in minutes! No, seriously. I strongly suggest you make a double batch when mixing these muffins up to pop into the oven.
  4. Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe
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    • There’s no denying that fall means pumpkin season and I am advocate for baking with pumpkin as often as possible. Our pumpkin coffee cake recipe is a true gem – perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert, especially with a cup of coffee. A beautifully spiced cake, the buttery brown sugar streusel on top is the perfect finishing touch for this epic fall treat.
  5. Pumpkin Banana Streusel Muffins Recipe
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    • My family and I love banana muffins – there’s something about the deep flavor and the soft texture is so appealing! I also love being able to use the bananas I already bought when they turn a bit softer. This pumpkin banana streusel muffin recipe is an awesome way to make your classic banana muffins a little more seasonal. And, need I say it again? Streusel wins every time.
  6. Chocolate Almond Breakfast Cookies Recipe
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    • Cookies for breakfast?! Like the famed cereal commercial, you can bend the rules with these filling and balanced cookies that could easily be anything from dessert to breakfast to a midday snack. I love the hearty and wholesome blend of rolled oats, flax seed, and wheat flour sweetened with honey, brown sugar, and dark chocolate. Make a double batch and thank me later.
  7. Peach Fritters with Maple Glaze Recipe
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    • Fritters are one of the most moist and delicious brunch treats and I nearly constantly crave them. It’s like having a fresh, soft glazed donut with fruit to compliment it all! I love peaches, and the maple glaze drizzled over these homemade peach fritters makes an excellent match for their tangy sweetness. These fritters will become your new breakfast favorite.
  8. Cardamom Buns Recipe
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    • You’ve heard of cinnamon buns but cardamom buns may be new to your palate and your recipe book. These buns are just sweet enough without being overpowering, and their soft texture will make you feel like they melt in your mouth. Get ready to fall in love! Especially when topped with homemade syrup.
  9. Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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    • Of course, I am a sucker for anything apple and these apple cinnamon rolls are no exception. If you love cinnamon buns and freshly baked apple pies, these will wow you like no other. Cinnamony, caramely apples are nestled within the fluffiest cinnamon roll you’ve ever had. These apple cinnamon rolls are guaranteed to be an instant hit. Drizzle with our glaze and enjoy them warm.
  10. Apple Praline Donuts Recipe
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    • Make classic apple donuts even more delicious with this recipe for our apple praline donuts boasting a decadent praline glaze that stands out. The apple cinnamon of the donut is perfectly complimented by the nutty, sweet praline topping resulting in a brunch treat fit for adults and children of any age. Let’s be honest – these donuts are dessert dressed up as breakfast.
  11. Cranberry Walnut Coffee Cake Recipe
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    • A coffee cake recipe you’ll love at first bite, our cranberry walnut coffee cake recipe pairs tart cranberries with rich walnuts. The flavor combination is perfect for autumn and right straight through winter and beyond. Curl up with some hot coffee or tea and a slice of this sweet treat to start your fall morning right.
  12. Carrot Cake Pancakes Recipe
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    • Fluffy carrot cake pancakes that taste remarkably just like your favorite carrot cake recipe, these are perfect for your weekend breakfast or brunch. Packed with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger with addition of chopped pecans makes these pancakes a delicious addition to your fall brunch menu.

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