20 Best Brunch Recipes to Make Ahead of Time

The greatest brunches are the ones that you don't have to put much effort into. All of these easy brunch recipes can be made in advance, so the only thing you have to do is heat them up or mix them up, then sit back and enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or a cold cocktail.

Tipsy Overnight Belgian Waffles

"Made these for my husband's birthday breakfast and he RAVED! Anything with beer he generally loves, so I had a hunch he'd like these! I used an imported german hefeweizen and topped 'em with homemade blueberry syrup and powdered sugar."


Best-Ever Bloody Mary

"Happiness in a glass!"


Basic Quiche

Quiches are super simple to freeze and save for later. After baking it, you can freeze for up to two months. When brunch time rolls around, take it out and throw it straight in the oven (no need to defrost), covered in foil at 350F for 30 — 35 minutes, then enjoy!

World's Best Cinnamon Raisin Bread

"This bread was easy to make and tasted delicious. The only thing I did differently was that I soaked the raisins in some dark rum and sugar, and I added 1/2 cup more raisins."


Banana Blueberry Muffins

"Best banana muffins I have ever made and eaten. They came out super fluffy. The shape is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. They don’t shrink or sink even after they're cold. Each and every muffin top peaks beautifully."

-Irene C.

Mom's Favorite Cheese Strata

"This is a delicious recipe with all the ingredients right at hand. The worcestershire sauce adds a great unique flavor to this strata recipe."


Breakfast Casserole Supreme

"I absolutely love this recipe! I make it every year for Christmas breakfast. It tastes wonderful, and I love that I can prepare most of it the night before."


Banana Bread

"This is without a doubt the best banana bread I've ever had. It's very moist. I used four small bananas and added walnuts."

-Laura W.

Persian Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Since tomato sauces often taste better the next day, cook this Persian-inspired sauce up one night (or even two!) before your brunch. Then in the morning, all you have to heat it up and add eggs!

Oprah Winfrey's Deviled Eggs

"My guests really liked the flavour of these. I thought the pickle was a delicious addition and added a little more than the stated amount. I felt it added a lovely crunch and an interesting flavor to the creaminess of the egg."


Overnight French Toast Casserole

"This is a FABULOUS make-ahead breakfast dish! So easy and so tasty. I had guests over for breakfast and I served this dish along with my breakfast casserole and fresh fruit. What an easy way to serve a group of people."


Eggs Benedict Casserole

"I made this recipe for Sunday School at church and it was a big hit! If you're a fan of southwestern flavors, loading up with salsa and jalapeños would be a really yummy touch!"


Breakfast Strata

"Really good and easy breakfast—great leftover too! I used French bread and I think it gave the strata a perfect texture."


Cherry & Almond Overnight Oats

"The combo of cherry and almond is classic. If you can't get cherries, try using frozen raspberries instead. I love the flavor of almond so I add in almond extract but you can leave this out if you don't like it."

-Izy Hossack

Low-Carb Breakfast Meatalls

"We loved these so much we ended up eating them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! They were easy to put together and tasted amazing."


Spinach & Feta Frittata

"This was JUST the type recipe that I was looking for for brunch. My friend did not have a cast iron skillet, which is what I normally make frittatas in, so being able to make the entire thing in a Pyrex pie pan was crucial. It turned out so good and so flavorful that there were no leftovers!"


Homemade Tater Tots

For easy morning hash brown tots, craft them in advance and fry once then freeze. Take them out and fry again or bake when you're ready to consume.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

"My mother used to make this for her ladies luncheons in the 1950's. Delish! She substituted mushrooms for the sausage... It's lighter and perfect for the vegetarians in your life!"

-Cici H.

Apple & Cinnamon Overnight Oatmeal

Forget about cold overnight oats; set your slow cooker before you go to bed and wake up with warm oatmeal!

Starbucks Cold Foam Cold Brew

Start out by crafting your very own overnight cold brew coffee, then top it off with the coffee shop's signature creamy foam.