Summer brunches seem to be a favorite gathering, whether on vacation or just a weekend get-together. Popular for their laid back, family-style feel, a good brunch can leave you happy and full for days to come. Easy brunch recipes are a must-have for every cook, and here are a few that are both easy and delicious.
Cranberry & Yogurt Coffee Cake (adapted from www.kingarthurflour.com)
½ Cup Butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Plain Greek yogurt
¼ tsp Almond Extract (Can Use ½ tsp for Extra Almond Flavor)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Salt
2 Cups Flour
5 TBSP Butter
½ Cup Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
A Large Pinch of Salt
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Plus 2 tsp Flour
1 Cup Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
(This recipe can be changed up buy substituting 1 cup of your favorite flavor pie filling for the cranberry sauce).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×15 pan (I use a 10″ bundt pan).
Cream together butter, sugar, salt, cinnamon and vanilla. Add flour, beating until even crumbs form. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar, beating until smooth. Add eggs, beat well. Add in yogurt, extracts, baking soda, salt and flour. Scoop into pan, pour cranberry sauce evenly over the top. Sprinkle streusel mixture evenly over berries.
Bake, uncovered for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Breakfast Sausage Roll
My grandmother gave me this recipe when I was fifteen and just learning to cook. It’s simple enough for beginners but delicious as well. This never lasts long at a meal and everyone will want your recipe.
1 Package Premade Crescent Roll Dough
1 lb Breakfast Sausage
1 TBSP Dijon Mustard
1 TBSP Salad Dressing
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a small jelly roll pan.
Fry pork sausage and drain completely.
Roll out your tube of crescent roll dough flat, do not separate. Mix sausage, mustard and salad dressing in a bowl. Spoon mixture over dough. Spread evenly, then roll dough to form a log. Tuck the ends and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until dough is golden brown.
Fruit Salad (adapted from www.thepioneerwoman.com)
This fruit salad is a go to for many events. Its quick, easy, and always a hit.
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
Juice of 1 Orange
Zest of 1 Orange
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Grapes
2 Cups Halved Strawberries
2 Cups Cubed Melon
1 Cup Berries (Blackberries are a Favorite)
Combine sugar, water, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then turn to low to simmer for 15 minutes. Refrigerate until cold. Mix fruit together in a large bowl, pour cold sauce over top.