Brunch party ideas

Brunch party ideas

Hosting a brunch party is one of the things I like the most! I love to try out new recipes and get friends’ input on the food. If you are looking for inspiration for your next brunch, check out all these brunch party ideas from registered dietitians below! The great thing about recommendations from dietary experts is that many of these recipes are pretty nutritious. 

If you need even more inspiration in the kitchen, check out my post on how to make cooking fun

Vegetarian Quiche

Here’s a gluten-free recipe for Vegetarian Quiche. It’s made without cream to reduce the saturated fat. It’s easy to throw together and can be customized using whatever veggies and cheese the group enjoys!

-Colleen Wysocki-Woods, MS, RDN, CLC & Owner of ZEST Nutrition

Whole Wheat Muffins

These whole wheat muffins are a great recipe for brunch. As a base recipe, they’re designed to be customized to whatever ingredients you have on hand or whatever sounds good; the recipe provides the ratios, and you get to creatively adjust to your taste! They’re light, fluffy, filled with nutrient-rich whole wheat flour and fruit, and contain far less sugar than store-bought muffins. Leftovers are great for breakfast or snacks throughout the week. Enjoy! 

-Lexi Endicott, RD, LD, CCMS of To Taste

Apple Baked Oatmeal

This Apple Baked Oatmeal can be made with or without fresh cranberries. It’s easy, nutrient dense, and delicious!

Kristi Ruth RD, LDN – Carrots & Cookies

Very Berry French Toast Bake

This Very Berry French Toast Bake is full of fresh strawberries and blueberries as well as sweet and tangy pockets of cream cheese that take French Toast to a whole new level! It is a great make-ahead easy breakfast or brunch dish; perfect for entertaining. 

-Christina Iaboni, RD

Caramelized Strawberry and Banana Pancakes

These strawberry and banana pancakes are extra special – the fruit is caramelized and seared into the pancake taking the flavor to a whole new level. 

-Melissa Macher, RD

Cinnamon Buns 

These super easy, 3-ingredient dough cinnamon buns are made with simple ingredients, take one hour from start to finish, and can be made gluten free for an easy, satisfying addition to your brunch spread! 

-Nicole Addison, RD

Oat Flour Banana Muffins

Oat flour banana muffins are a hearty, delicious healthy banana muffin made with just a few simple ingredients! No refined flour, sugar, butter, or dairy! 

-Kelli Shallal

Lentil Quinoa Salad 

Here’s a delicious brunch salad with lentils, spinach, and dried cherries. Spinach provides beta carotene and potassium while lentils offer filling fiber and protein. It’s a colorful dish for a brunch crowd. 

-Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD, Owner Sound Bites Nutrition

Egg White Frittata

This healthy egg white frittata is the perfect dish to fuel your day. It’s packed with protein and any vegetables you have on hand. Plus, all you need is 6 ingredients and one pan. 

-Mackenzie Burgess, RDN at Cheerful Choices

Healthy Crepes

These healthy crepes are made with just four ingredients. They’re eggless and gluten free, as well as vegan, too. Stuff them with some brownie batter dip and mashed strawberries, and you’ve got an over-the-top brunch recipe that sure to impress!

Laura Yautz, RD at Being Nutritious

Blueberry Protein Muffins

These blueberry protein muffins offer a little more nutritionally than your average muffin. They’re packed with whole grains, juicy ripe blueberries, and they have more filling protein than your typical muffin as well. Have them at brunch, or share them at a picnic and let everyone enjoy a taste of the seasonal bounty. 

-Summer Yule, MS, RDN

Banana Protein Pancakes 

These pancakes are naturally sweet from the bananas and extra fluffy. They’re simple and take just a moment to whip up so that you can participate in brunch conversation rather than spending all your time in the kitchen 🙂

-Seattle-based registered dietitian nutritionist, Ginger Hultin MS RDN, owner of ChampagneNutrition® and author of Anti-Inflammatory Diet Meal Prep

Blueberry Coconut Oat Bake 

This oat bake is perfect for a healthy, high-fiber (yet delicious!) brunch. Fresh or frozen blueberries offer a beautiful color for your table spread. Consider serving it hot with a side of dairy or non-dairy yogurt for added protein.

Ginger Hultin MS RDN

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is an easy make-ahead brunch recipe that comes together in one bowl and is a source of protein and fiber. Serve with some yogurt and more fresh blueberries and it will be a hit at your next brunch gathering. 

-Christina Iaboni, MHSc, RD 

Buttermilk Oat Flour Waffles

These gluten-free buttermilk oat flour waffles are just as good as the traditional version. Fluffy on the inside, yet crispy on the outside, and with just a touch of sweetness, these waffles are sure to be a hit at your next brunch gathering. They work well in both sweet and savory applications, so get creative! 

-Ashley Petrie, RDN, LDN of Everyday Nutrition and Wellness

Green Chile Cheddar Waffles

Savory waffles with eggs and cheese! 

Dixya Bhattarai – MS, RD/LD – Culinary Dietitian

Eggless Vegan Frittata 

This savory breakfast dish is a great prep-ahead option for busy weekday breakfasts. It is rich in flavor, easy to take on the go, high in protein (thank you, tofu!) and rich in micronutrients from the vegetables. If preparing for an infant under the age of 12 months, omit the soy sauce and salt. Cook in a cast iron pan to help boost iron intake! 

-Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Malina Malkani, MS, RDN, CDN, is the mom of three and a best-selling author 

Sourdough French Toast

This French toast provides some protein as part of your brunch and can be topped with homemade whipped topping and other toppings such as berries. This meal also provides fiber to help you stay full and satisfied!

Jinan Banna, PhD, RD 

Whole Wheat Veggie Muffins

These whole wheat veggie muffins are packed with veggies, but you’d never know it. They’re the perfect healthy brunch treat that won’t leave you feeling too stuffed after. They’re delicious with butter, jam, or even peanut butter! 

-Ashley Petrie, RDN, LDN of Everyday Nutrition and Wellness

Frittata with Leeks and Potatoes

This frittata can be enjoyed by all but will be especially appreciated by those with IBS. It is low FODMAP and gluten free, but not short on flavor.

-Cassie Madsen, MS, RD of Gut Health and Nutrition

Oatmeal Berry Bars

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Berry Bars are a delicious fiber- and antioxidant-rich brunch idea that allows you to highlight the local berries in season. 
-Colleen Wysocki-Woods, MS, RDN, CLC & Owner of ZEST Nutrition

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