Best. Brunch. Ever.

What makes a brunch epic? Three things: (1) It’s delicious. (2) It gives you the energy you need to face the day. (3) The host doesn’t have to wake up before the sun to make it happen. These recipes are a few of our favorite options for a well-balanced brunch everyone can love.

Pumpkin Overnight Waffles

Pumpkin Overnight Waffles

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. If you’ve got guests coming for brunch, you don’t have time to mix up waffle batter...unless you do it the night before. These yeasted waffles will be ready to go when your iron is.

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Mushroom Egg Cups

Mushroom Egg Cups

One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value. If you have ramekins you can cover, set these up the night before and bake them off when you get up. Veggies, protein, and flavor: definitely a brunch recipe to hold onto.

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Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. Scrambled tofu is delicious and a great way to make vegetarians feel welcome at your table. Set up a burrito bar for your guests, prepping everything but the avocado the night before.

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Tempeh Bacon

Tempeh Bacon

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. If brunch doesn’t feel like brunch without bacon, give tempeh a try. Let your strip marinate overnight and fry them up as the last step before feeding your guests.

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Home-Fried Potatoes

Home-Fried Potatoes

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. Home fries are another brunch must-have for many folks. Use onions and herbs to boost the flavor so guests will love them without the added sugar and salt of most ketchups.

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Next week’s tip: Brunch: What Belongs?