Some mornings, we need something extra special to help get us out of bed. Other days, we just want something fancy to celebrate the weekend with friends and family. Whatever your reason for going all out with a fancy breakfast, we’ve compiled fifteen mouthwatering recipes to help you create the ultimate fancy breakfast or brunch.
Thick and Fluffy Apple PancakeRead More »
Made with whipped egg whites, these pancakes may be thick but they are also incredibly light and fluffy. For an extra decadent dish, top the warm pancake with ice cream when serving!
Mushroom and Egg Breakfast Pastries
Simple but stunning, these mushroom and egg breakfast pastries are surprisingly simple, taking barely over half an hour to make! A hidden layer of goat cheese gives these pastries a bright pop of flavor and creamy texture. Made with frozen puff pastry, the base of each savory square is light and flaky.
This recipe uses hearty mushrooms and fresh leeks to gently surround each soft baked egg. However, you can add any of your favorite breakfast veggies!
Lemon Curd French Toast with Berries and Whipped Marscapone Cream
French toast gets an upgrade in this lemon curd stuffed french toast recipe. Each thick-cut slice of challah is stuffed with a generous spoonful of sweet, zesty lemon curd before being soaked in a sugary cinnamon egg mixture and cooked. This recipe uses mascarpone cream instead of typical whipped cream for an indulgently bright and creamy topping.
Decorated with fresh fruit, toasted nuts and maple syrup, this dish is a glamorous, delicious addition to your breakfast table. Plus, the lemon curd filling is a sweet surprise for your family and guests!
Scallops Benedict with Brown Butter Hollandaise
For all you seafood lovers, this fancy scallops benedict recipe is the perfect breakfast dish. These perfectly seared scallops are served over scrambled eggs and crispy bacon sandwiched between fresh chive buttermilk biscuits. The butter used in the creamy hollandaise sauce is toasted until brown, creating a rich nutty flavor.
Blueberry Lemon Curd Dutch Baby
This fresh blueberry and lemon curd dutch baby is served like a fancy breakfast pie. The sweet and tangy lemon filling is packed with flavor and layered over a buttery crispy crust.
Completely made from scratch, this is one breakfast recipe that will impress your friends and family. Only you will know that it only takes 30 minutes to make!
Chipotle Honey Chicken and Waffle Sliders
These fancy fried chicken and waffle sliders are topped with a sweet and spicy honey sauce. The crispy, sweet chicken strips are sandwiched between mini homemade buttermilk jalapeno waffles to soak up every drop of sauce. With only 15 minutes of prep time, these homemade waffle sandwiches are easy to make but look as good as a treat from an upscale restaurant.
Coconut Pancakes with Banana and Creme Fraiche
Bring all the flavors of a tropical vacation into your kitchen with these stunning coconut pancakes. The sweet batter is made with coconut milk and ripe banana, creating rich, flavorful pancakes. Layered on top, fresh banana slices are alternated with generous dollops of bright, tangy creme fraiche.
The icing on the (pan)cake is a drizzle of golden homemade caramel sauce. Before eating, don’t forget to dust powdered sugar and shredded coconut on top for an Instagram worthy breakfast.
Bay Lobster Eggs Benedict with Cajun Hollandaise
There is no ingredient more synonymous with luxury than lobster. So if you’re looking for a fancy breakfast to impress a crowd, this bay lobster eggs benedict is sure to hit the mark. This quick and easy breakfast recipe is a crowd-pleaser with fresh asparagus spears, avocado, and poached eggs. Drizzled over each layered muffin is a smoky, cajun spiced hollandaise sauce, adding the perfect creamy texture to the dish.
For decoration, just a few capers and chopped dill add a bright pop of color. You can also edit this recipe to add your own favorite veggies and toppings such as fresh tomato and spinach.
Crepes Suzette with Grand Marnier
Serving up a plate of delicate, thin crepes is a great way to add a fancy flair in place of a standard pancake breakfast. These beautiful Crepes Suzette with Grand Marnier feature the thin folded pancakes in a boozy orange syrup. Perfect for an adults-only brunch, you can put on a show by turning this dish into a flambe by safely lighting the sauce on fire on your stovetop.
For a healthy breakfast recipe that won’t weigh you down, this veggie-packed green shakshuka with soft-cooked eggs and queso fresco. Spinach sauteed in a flavorful garlic, coriander and cumin sauce forms the base of this skillet breakfast dish. Adding to the green theme, avocado and parsley are layered on top to create a stunning display.
Not only is this a gorgeous breakfast dish, but it’s also easy to create and packed with nutrients including potassium, calcium and vitamin A. From start to finish, this recipe takes less than 30 minutes and comes in at less than 250 calories.
Zesty Baked Lemon Cake Donuts
Few breakfast treats are loved more than donuts. But making them at home can be tricky, right? Well, not with this easy lemon baked donut recipe!
These cakey donuts are baked in a donut pan and ready in 45 minutes. With lemon zest in the batter and fresh lemon icing, these sweet-tart donuts will keep you going back for seconds! With freshly drizzled icing and a little lemon zest for garnish, they are also a dazzling treat for a special occasion.
Farmers’ Market Quiche
Quiche may seem like old news, but this fresh presentation makes the classic dish look elegant and fresh! The trick to this beautiful farmers’ market quiche is to simply layer sliced veggies on top of the egg mixture before baking. With multi-colored mini tomatoes, zucchini and red onion, this dish captures all the colors and flavors of the market and can even be adjusted to include your favorite vegetables.
The filling for this quiche is seasoned with just a bit of powdered mustard and cayenne pepper for a complex, balanced flavor. It’s also enhanced with a hearty helping of melted Gruyere cheese.
Blueberry Brunch Clafoutis
This blueberry clafoutis is a custard like batter, baked around fresh blueberries. This decadent breakfast dish is fortified with red wine and kirsch, a cherry brandy. The finished clafoutis is sweet and creamy with a fun garnish of candied bacon.
Creamy Mushroom, Brie and Pancetta Croissants
Glam up your breakfast sandwiches by creating these mushroom, brie and pancetta croissants. Each one of these crispy croissants is filled with pancetta and mushrooms that have been simmered in garlic, cream and white wine. Slabs of creamy brie are then layered on top and toasted until warm and melted.
Bananas Fosters Crepes
Treat yourself to dessert for breakfast with these bananas fosters crepes. Stuffed into the thin pancake-like crepes are sliced bananas that have been glazed with butter and cinnamon sugar. You can eat these as they are, or top them with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream for an over-the-top breakfast treat.
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