Nothing screams the weekend like a leisurely get-together with your friends, sipping mimosas, and slicing into your late-breakfast cuisine. Waffles, french toast, and other sweets are all fair-game, but we wanted to find our top savory brunch recipes for you to add to the menu this weekend. We dived deep into the ever-growing Food Monster App and pulled some of our favorite dishes. Grab your mimosa and dig in!
1. Instant Pot Spinach and Portobello Benedict
Though its fancy name, meaty texture, and earthy flavor might fool you, the infamous portobello mushroom is just a type of mature common mushroom, and it can be substituted with cooking-time adjustments in any recipe that calls for them. Silken tofu creates the creamy sauce that works perfectly with this Spinach and Portobello Benedict.
2. Savory Chickpea Pancakes
These Savory Chickpea Pancakes are made with chickpea flour, which is naturally gluten-free, full of protein, super delicious and usually pretty cheap compared to other gluten-free flours. These are so tasty and could easily be made into a couple of big pancakes rather than mini ones, you could even fold them over and stuff them like an omelet. Shine on, brunch champion, shine on.
3. Lacinato Kale and Pumpkin Crepes
This Lacinato Kale and Pumpkin Crepes recipe is savory and stuffed with hearty, comforting ingredients like pumpkin and lacinato kale. Warm, satisfying, and flaky!
4. Grilled Polenta Bruschetta
This Grilled Polenta Bruschetta recipe is simple food at its absolute finest. Topped with fresh marinated tomatoes and chopped basil, this makes the perfect appetizer or snack.
5. Simple Mashed Potato Waffles
These Simple Mashed Potato Waffles are moist and crispy on the outside, warm and deliciously creamy on the inside, and amazing all around. These potato waffles also go great with salsa, vegan cream cheese, and caramelized onions. (gotta love ‘em onions!)
6. Marinated Tomato Mushroom Bagels
These Marinated Tomato Mushroom Bagels consist of loads of tomato-y flavor, marinated mushrooms, and a hint of smokiness with a touch of sweetness. The longer you have time to leave the veggies to marinate, the better. They’ll become even more flavorful the longer they’re left. This dish is a real showstopper if you’re having friends or family around for brunch and makes for a delicious start to the day.
7. Breakfast Nachos With Tofu Scramble and Tempeh Bacon
Just when you thought breakfast couldn’t get any better, we present to you our Breakfast Nachos With Tofu Scramble and Tempeh Bacon! These babies are oil-free, loaded with some amazing plant ingredients and guess what? You can eat as much as you’d like as these are good for you, and won’t have you feeling like garbage after.
8. Zesty White Bean Garlic Toast
This Zesty White Bean Garlic Toast is the dish where you will not be able to get over how tasty it really is. The combination of flavors in this very simple recipe is up there with “double rainbow” status. You know when you take a bite of something and wonder where this had been your whole life? That’s what this toast is.
9. Frittata With Swiss Chard and Red Pepper
This frittata with chard and red pepper is the perfect consistency between a quiche without crust and an omelet. Instead of egg, it is made with extra firm tofu and filled with deliciously fresh ingredients bursting with flavor and benefits for the body.
10. Breakfast Andouille Sausage With Biscuits
These Breakfast Andouille Sausage With Biscuits are going to make you the champion of brunches. You can prep the sausage a day or two in advance, and the biscuits are pretty quick as well. They can also be made in advance and frozen, then defrosted when you need them.
11. Omelet Muffins
So this Omelet Muffin recipe may look fancy, especially if you call it a soufflé and serve it as a part of a beautiful brunch, but it’s super simple actually. All you need is a food processor, a few simple ingredients and some baking ramekins.
12. Brunch Stuffed Peppers
Sure, these Brunch Stuffed Peppers are ideal for a lazy, easy-going brunch, but they make an excellent lunch or dinner, too!
13. Baked Spinach and Herb Frittata (No Tofu Required!)
This egg-less Baked Spinach and Herb Frittata gets mixed in a bowl, poured in a pan, and baked until crispy and golden. Filled with veggies and completely versatile, it’s the ultimate vegan breakfast or brunch. It’s delicious hot, warm, room temperature and cold. It’s flavored with simple but key spices, and brightened (and nutritionally heightened) by fresh herbs.
14. Poached Tofu Shakshuka
Though relatively unknown across the United States, the word “shakshuka” is practically synonymous with breakfast in Israel. It’s a simple delight that is just as easily translated for vegan tastes, complete with a punch of protein to start your day off right. This Poached Tofu Shakshuka is sure to please!
15. Chickpea and Pesto Pizza With Sweet Potato Crust
You haven’t had the ultimate brunch until you try making this Chickpea and Pesto Pizza With Sweet Potato Crust. The “sauce” is an easy kale pesto topped with vegan parmesan cheese. Crispy chickpeas, gooey onions, and sweet crust combine for a texture and flavor party! Are you drooling yet? You could either make two pizzas and eat them both, which you just might! Or you could freeze one for later, cutting the recipe time down for next time significantly!
For more brunch-spiration (and if you have a sweet-tooth) then go ahead and check out our Brunch Archives! You’ll never run out of ideas with the Food Monster App, it’s guaranteed to help you plan the ultimate get-together with your buds. With over 10,000 recipes, it’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
Lead image source: Breakfast Andouille Sausage With Biscuits