If there’s one thing we love just about any time of year, it’s a brunch! There’s just something so delicious and fulfilling about cooking for and eating at a good brunch that we can’t pass up! In the fall, however, we get particularly excited because it’s usually been so long since we made all kinds of really warm, hearty dishes thanks to the heat of summer. We’ve officially decided to host our first family brunch of the season in a couple of weeks, so not we’ve got our eyes peeled at all times for delicious fall brunch dishes that will really wow our loved ones!
Do you love the idea of learning how to make a few new things for fall brunches just as much as we do, if not more? Check out these 15 mouthwatering ideas, flavour combinations, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. Baked oatmeal
If you ask us, oatmeal is a delicious thing to sit down with any time of day. We love how warm and calming it is, as well as how well if fills the stomach up. What’s even better, however, is baked oatmeal! Although still technically a breakfast food, the way that Food 52 shows you to add sweet berries and bake it just right almost makes it feel like a dessert.
2. Almond crusted stuffed French toast
We make French toast for our kids fairly often, especially on the weekends, so making the regular kind might not seem like something we’d do for a slightly special occasion. That’s why, when it comes to brunch, we’re always on high alert for recipes that feel a little fancier or more gourmet than usual! This almond crusted and stuffed French toast from Jeanette’s Healthy Living is the perfect example of what we mean, so long as no one present has a nut allergy.
3. Brown butter pumpkin waffles
Even more than French toast or oatmeal, have homemade waffles actually always been your favourite breakfast food on days where you deserve a treat? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at this scrumptiously fall version of of the classic idea that’s made with brown butter and pumpkin. Two Peas and Their Pod has the full details for you.
4. Spiced stout waffles
Have we actually really caught your attention when it comes to the idea of making fancier waffles than usual for a big family brunch but you’re just not sure that the pumpkin idea is quit the one for you? In that case, here’s another suggestion for your consideration! We love the way Food 52 made these spiced stout waffles that have a bit more of a kick to them.
5. Pumpkin pancakes with cranberry maple syrup
Perhaps the idea that’ has stood out the best to you so far has definitely been that of making a breakfast dish with pumpkin, but you’ve always much preferred pancakes to waffles? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this unbelievably fall flavoured recipe for pumpkin pancakes with cranberry maple syrup, outlined in full detail on Diethood.
6. Salted coconut caramel sauce
We know this isn’t the case everywhere but where we come from, salted caramel is absolutely a fall flavour and it most often comes with a dash or two of coconut. There’s just something about it that makes us feel nostalgic and like we’re kids again! We doubt you’ll be surprised to hear, then, that we were very excited indeed when we discovered this homemade salted coconut caramel sauce outlined in full detail on An Edible Mosaic.
7. Strata with sausage and greens
If you’ve never tried making a delicious breakfast strata for your family brunches before then we’re very sorry indeed to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something absolutely delicious! There are all different versions of this dish that you can make, of course, but this particular recipe from Food 52 for putting together a strata with sausage and greens is absolutely one of our favourites.
8. Herbed breakfast stuffing casserole
Like we said above, never having eaten breakfast stuffing means never have tried something truly wonderful! Besides the fact that all the seasonings involved are deliciously fall tasting, the mere thought of anything related to stuffing immediately makes us think of Thanksgiving, so it really is the perfect dish for an autumn brunch. Take a better look at Amanda’s Cookin’ to see how this herbed breakfast stuffing casserole was made.
9. Bacon, tomato, and cheddar breakfast bake with eggs
Okay, we’ll admit that this next dish doesn’t necessarily have anything very fall specific about it, but it is one of our absolute favourite brunch staples and we think it’s a great, satisfying piece to serve at literally any breakfast meal, no matter the occasion! Noble Pig shows you nice and carefully how to put this bacon, tomato, and cheddar breakfast bake with eggs together in surprisingly few simple steps.
10. Sweet potatoes roasted in coconut oil
Of course, any brunch at any time of year has to have some kind of hash brown or potato dish, right? We sure think so! Rather than making our usual seasoned potato hash browns, however, we’ve been looking for an excuse to try these very fall-flavoured diced sweet potatoes roasted in coconut oil. Food 52 shows you how it’s done in a way that’s so easy even beginners will nail it.
11. Fontina and spinach baked eggs with garlic brown butter breadcrumbs
If you’re going to make some kind of brunch dish from scratch, whether you’re hosting or just bringing something to contribute at another person’s home, would you rather make something that’s a little more of a challenge and tastes slightly more gourmet? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how How Sweet Eats made these fontina and spinach baked eggs with garlic brown butter bread crumbs! This recipe is truly melt-in-your-mouth good.
12. Roasted acorn squash pancakes
Have we actually still got you thinking about the concept of making homemade and unique tasting fall flavoured pancakes but you’re just not sure that the previous idea we showed you has you feeling entirely convinced? Then here’s another suggestion for your consideration! Take a better look at this recipe from Bev Cooks to see how these slightly more savoury tasting roasted acorn squash pancakes were made.
13. Pear rosemary danish
You’ve probably heard of and maybe even tried sweet danishes before, but have you ever tried a breakfast danish that has a slightly savoury element to it? Well, that’s precisely the kind of thing Food 52 shows you how to make here! This pear rosemary danish has a bit of sweetness thanks to the fruit and glaze, but the rosemary gives it a unique quality that makes it taste less like a dessert than it might otherwise.
14. Cardamom and orange homemade brioche bread
Just like we adore making homemade oatmeal recipes all year round, we’re also completely obsessed with the process of making our very own bread. Usually we keep things pretty plain and tradition but if you ask us, a fall brunch sounds like the perfect place to try out a new seasonal flavour! Take a better look at this recipe and tutorial from Rosa’s Yummy Yums to find out how this cardamom and orange homemade brioche bread was made.
15. Pumpkin cornbread muffins and whipped honey-maple cinnamon butter
Whenever we visit another person’s house for a brunch rather than hosting it at our own place, we offer to bring some kind of unique and delicious breakfast muffin. That’s because they’re easy to transport, fun to make, and simple for guests to grab and much on while they socialize until everyone sits down for the main meal. If you’re looking for something very fall flavoured indeed, we’d suggest trying out these pumpkin cornbread muffins with whipped honey-maple-cinnamon butter outlined step by step on Boulder Locavore.
Have you made other kinds of delicious fall brunch recipes that were a huge hit but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you made or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can give it a try too!