Sunday brunch is always a good idea. Sunday brunch is great around the holidays, but it’s still really fun to just make a fun spread and have a delicious cocktail for no particular special reason. Sunday brunch is just a really nice way to spend time with your family.
Here are a few ideas to make your next Sunday brunch super easy and extra delicious.
Let’s start with a cocktail. For Sunday Brunch, I love mimosas. This fizzy mimosa punch can be made for a small group or just for you and your spouse.
This punch takes just a couple of minutes to put together – you can follow the recipe below for a small group or just use one of those mini bottles of prosecco and make individual drinks!
Fizzy Mimosa Punch
– 1 bottle sparkling wine , brut, cava, or prosecco (750 mL)
– 1 quart orange juice (1/2 bottle / 25 ounces)
– 6 scoops orange sherbet
– 1 can seltzer water (12 ounces)
– 1 orange , cut in circular slices
1) Combine champagne, orange juice, seltzer water, orange slices and orange sherbet in a large punch bowl.
2) Stir a little bit to create a foamy top layer. Serve over ice.
Waffles or Pancakes?
You really can’t go wrong with waffles or pancakes. Or even French toast! My kids’ favorite Sunday brunch option is Chocolate Chocolate Chip Waffles. So decadent. Waffles are a great brunch option because you can make them ahead, keep them warm, and gather your kids when you’re ready to serve! Top with whipped cream and fresh fruit!
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Waffles
– 2 c . flour (gluten-free – we used cup4cup)
– 1 T baking powder
– 1/4 t salt
– 1/2 c cocoa powder (we used Ghirardelli’s)
– 1/2 c sugar
– 3 eggs
– 1 1/2 c milk
– 1 t vanilla extract
– 1/3 c butter , melted (or olive oil)
– 1 c mini chocolate chips
1) In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients including cocoa powder and sugar.
2) In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract and melted butter.
3) Add egg and milk mixture to dry ingredients. Stir to combine.
4) Add mini chocolate chips. Stir.
5) Spray waffle iron with cooking spray.
6) Ladle batter into waffle maker. Cook until steam stops coming from the sides and waffles are easily removed.
Eggs Are Always A Good Option!
You’ve got options if you have egg lovers at your brunch. My kids flip out when I make egg sandwiches, but you could also make a quiche ahead of time and save yourself from any work in the morning. Our favorite quiche is this super simple Quiche Lorraine.
If you’ve got kids who want to start cooking in the kitchen, this perfect egg sandwich is an excellent starter meal! Eggs are a great way to teach your kids some basic kitchen skills.
For each perfect egg sandwich…
1 bagel, 1 egg, 1 cooked sausage patty, 2 slices of avocado
To Make a Perfect Sunny Side Egg:
Melt 2 teaspoons of butter in a small skillet, heat over medium-low. Add 2 eggs, one at a time. Let the eggs cook for about 90 seconds. Season with salt and pepper.
Layer half the bagel, one sausage patty, one sunny side up cooked egg, 2 slices of avocado, season with salt and pepper and top with the other half of the bagel. ENJOY!!!
Sweets At Brunch? Of Course.
My go-to sweet treat for brunch are scones. They are so easy to make – you can even make the dough ahead of time and cook it when you’re ready. Cinnamon rolls are another great make ahead sweet treat for brunch.
Chocolate Chip Scones
– 2 c gf flour
– 1/3 c sugar
– 1 t baking powder
– 1/2 t salt
– 1/2 c butter , slightly frozen
– 2 T cream cheese , chilled
– 3/4 c to 1 c cream
– 1/2 c chopped chocolate chunks
1) Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in food processor. Add butter and cream cheese. Pulse.
2) Put in bowl. Add cream.
3) Stir until combined. Add chocolate chunks.
4) Put in freezer to chill for 5 minutes.
5) Form dough into a disk on parchment paper on cookie sheet.
6) Using Sharp knife, divide into 8 sections. Separate sections a little bit.
7) Brush triangles with extra cream.
8) Cook at 450 for 13-15 minutes.
To see a quick video of how easy these scones come together, you can find it here.