Meeting for brunch is a favorite Glitter Guide pastime, but eating out every weekend can get expensive! Our contributor, Arin Agase, helps keep your meal costs low (and your social meter high!) with these eight at-home brunch recipes to try with family and friends this fall and winter season.
Brunch is always a good idea, especially when it’s in the comfort of your own home and no lines are involved. With cooler temperatures approaching, what better time than now to start the oven and bake something tasty? Even better is the fact that your home will end up smelling delicious and cozy, too! We recommend inviting friends and family to join in on all of the fun, so grab a blanket and enjoy brunch in the comfort of your home. Below, I’m sharing my favorite cozy brunch recipes to get you through the frigid temps.
8 Cozy Brunch Recipes To Try
- Savory Sausage and Cheddar Bread Pudding: This classic recipe features a fun twist thanks to the addition of pork sausage and sharp cheddar cheese. It’s savory and deeply flavored, with a crisp, golden crust and juicy interior. This recipe serves six, so I recommend starting a group chat ASAP—or save it for yourself and use leftovers throughout the week!
- Apple-and-Root-Vegetable Hash: Fellow hash-lovers, you’re in for a treat! Martha Stewart knows her way around the kitchen, and this apple hash is decadent and delicious. Oh, and it takes only 30 minutes to make, so it’s perfect for those on-the-go weekend mornings. Sweet potatoes, apples and fresh sage are just a few ingredients that will warm your belly.
- Brussels Sprout, Bacon and Gruyère Frittata: In case that scrumptious title alone isn’t enough for you, I’ll go on. This hearty recipe is a home run. Loaded with crispy bacon, Brussels sprouts, eggs and chives, it’s most definitely my go-to. On another note, has anyone else noticed that Brussels sprouts are the new trend? I see them on so many menus throughout the city, and I am not at all mad about it!
- Country Ham Flapjacks with Maple Syrup: This is such a fun way to spruce up your average pancakes! I love how easy they are to make (in less than 15 minutes), and they’re beyond savory and delicious. Feel free to substitute your favorite meats or no meat at all.
- Citrus Salad with Tarragon: This one is loaded with fruits (Think: Blood oranges, clementines, tangerines), plus fresh tarragon leaves, which will all absolutely perk you up! It’s an easy recipe that’s ideal for sharing and looks beautiful, too. You’ve got to try this one for yourself.
- Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow Waffle: Just when you think you’ve seen it all. Enjoy the cravable flavors of winter (hot cocoa and fluffy marshmallows) in a toasty, decadent waffle. You can now officially start (and end) your day with the pair. Now that’s my type of winter waffle!
- Vanilla Cherry Coconut Breakfast Risotto: Take a dinnertime favorite and mix things up! This cozy bowl of flavors will set you straight for the day (with no fatigue!), and I’m a huge fan of the vanilla, cherry and coconut flavoring. Serve in your favorite holiday mugs for an extra boost of fun.
- Tofu Scramble: Vegans, did you think I’d leave you out? My vegan BFF approves of this five-ingredient scramble recipe, which is protein-rich and packed with flavor. It’s fresh, rejuvenating and delicious. You can stuff this tofu in a breakfast burrito, savory hash browns or eat it as is. Let us know what you think!