Summer Fridays: Brunch with Friends

Summer Fridays: Brunch with Friends
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Summer Fridays: Brunch with Friends

We've collected our best brunch recipes just for you! Check out these easy recipes you can make the day of, plus a few recipes you can prepare ahead of time.

Honey & Goat Cheese-Filled Fig Muffins

The sweetness of honey and figs goes incredibly well with tangy goat cheese.

Get the Recipe: Honey & Goat Cheese-Filled Fig Muffins

Huevos Rancheros Verdes

Swap boring red tomato sauce with green salsa for a delicious new take on this brunch favorite.

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Whole-Grain Waffles with Cherry Sauce

This hearty waffle recipe will quickly become your go-to, and the cherry sauce is flavorful without being too sweet.

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Mushroom & Wild Rice Frittata

This wild rice frittata uses three kinds of mushrooms and has a crispy crust of baked Parmesan and prosciutto.

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Fruity Dutch Baby

If you have a cast iron skillet on hand, try baking this popover-like breakfast baked good. It's full of sliced apples, pears and plums and makes a sweet morning treat.

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Fresh Tomato Bloody Marys

If your brunch calls for cocktails, we recommend this recipe for Bloody Marys that uses fresh tomatoes.

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Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon

This recipe for brunch heavy hitter eggs benedict will impress your friends with its lemon buttery hollandaise sauce and soft poached eggs (check out our tips for poaching eggs).

Get the Recipe: Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon

Blueberry-Sour Cream Muffins

Don't be surprised if a batch of these muffins disappear within minutes! This recipe will make a dozen moist and flavorful muffins.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry-Sour Cream Muffins

Coffee Banana Bread

Like adding a shot of coffee in your banana bread, this morning multi-tasker will be sure to put a spring in your step.

Get the Recipe: Coffee Banana Bread

Eggs Baked in Roasted Tomato Sauce

Watching your waistline? Try this healthy baked egg dish that slow cooks in a puree of roasted tomatoes.

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Citrus Salad with Candied Ginger

This fresh fruit salad of grapefruit, orange and clementine is easy to prepare and will look beautiful on the table.

Get the Recipe: Citrus Salad with Candied Ginger

Chicken-Apple Sausage

Make your own patty sausages from scratch with ground chicken, apple and other key ingredients. You can freeze these ahead of time, so this is one less dish to worry about in the morning.

Get the Recipe: Chicken-Apple Sausage

Spinach Pie Quesadilla

This mash-up of spinach pie and quesadilla is a winner in our book! This no-fuss recipe can be made in minutes.

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Lemon-Poppy Seed Cake

The fragrant poppy seeds and sweet lemon glaze will make this lemony tart bundt cake stand out among your brunch fare.

Get the Recipe: Lemon-Poppy Seed Cake

Fresh Fruit Jam

For a special brunch, we think it's well worth the effort to make homemade jam ahead of time to serve with your spread of baked goods. This recipe is excellent for making jam out of your favorite fruits.

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Fried Egg with Chorizo

The cackling sound of fried eggs and sizzling chorizo sausage is music to our ears.

Get the Recipe: Fried Egg with Chorizo


This summer, find inspiration in our healthy honey and goat cheese-filled fig muffin recipe or stick to classics like our recipe for eggs benedict with smoked salmon. We've even thrown in a few recipes that you can prepare ahead of time so when you are hosting, you're able to spend more time with your friends and less time in the kitchen.

Check out the slideshow above to discover easy brunch recipes perfect for a summer get-together.

Then head over to StyleList to see what you should wear to brunch in Summer Fridays: Brunching With Friends!

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