Host your own brunch and keep the mimosas flowing with these unique recipes.
Denverites love brunch, a fact made clear by the long weekend waits at Denver's most popular brunch restaurants. We love grabbing a bloody mary at Lola or a donut at Jelly Cafe just as much as the next brunch-goer, but some mornings we're just too tired to wait. Not to mention, going for brunch every weekend can put a sizable dent in your paycheck. But that doesn't mean you have to skip brunch altogether -- no, we wouldn't dare suggest such a thing! Instead, consider having a few friends over for a brunch potluck, or try any of these delicious recipes at home with your family.
Harvest Hash with Bacon and Apple Vinaigrette
In about 40 minutes, you can whip up this delicious hash skillet, which is packed with sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, bacon, apples, pecans, and raisins. And it's easy to prepare the apple vinaigrette to serve it with. What's more, this paleo recipe is also gluten-free and Whole30 compliant. See the full recipe at Paleo Running Momma.
Cheesy Amish Breakfast Casserole
This casserole has plenty of excellent reviews to back up its tastiness, and it's easy to prep and ready in just over an hour. It's got all the breakfast essentials: bacon, potatoes, eggs, onions, and several kinds of cheeses. See the full recipe at Allrecipes.
Asparagus, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Frittata
There's nothing like fresh veggies and creamy goat cheese to start your day off right. This dish is ready in 35 minutes and includes flavors from fresh asparagus, Roma tomatoes, onions, eggs, cream, and crumbled goat cheese. It's also gluten-free. See the full recipe at Yellow Bliss Road.
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
This healthier version of the classic cinnamon roll is paleo, gluten-free, and has a dairy-free option. The maple glaze is super easy to make with just four ingredients, and the pancakes are made with almond flour, arrowroot flour, and coconut milk. Whip up this breakfast in just 35 minutes and impress your friends and family. See the full recipe at Paleo Running Momma.
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Overnight Blueberry French Toast
If you can get started the night before, this french toast recipe is well worth the effort. Tasty chunks of cream cheese and bread are soaked in eggs, milk, vanilla, and syrup overnight. There's even a rich and delicious blueberry sauce to pour on top. See the full recipe at Allrecipes.
Coffee-Flavored Belgian Waffles
Get some use out of that waffle iron with this unique recipe that features the flavor of everyone's favorite morning beverage -- coffee. You'll use espresso powder and top it with ricotta to make an extra-special brunch dish your guests will be talking about. See the full recipe at Bon Appetit.
Homemade Bloody Mary
It wouldn't be brunch without the alcohol, right? Skip the mix and make yours at home with high-quality ingredients that just might outshine your favorite restaurant's beverages. Use organic tomato juice, fresh cucumber, garlic, black pepper, and of course, plenty of garnishes. See the full recipe at Cooke and Kate.
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This simple recipe is ready in five minutes and is a must-have for your next brunch party. It uses raspberry liquor in addition to champagne for an added alcohol bonus, too. See the full recipe at Food Network.
What are your favorite brunch dishes? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to extend an invite next time you host brunch!