I adore breakfast foods. So, when I can eat them long after the morning hours, I’m all for it!

That’s where brunch steps in and saves the day. While some people just eat regular breakfast foods for brunch, I like to change things up.

For example, I like to make my eggs into hearty bakes. I also like swap cake for pancakes… yes, cake!

You’ll find the recipe for this cake below!

To see all of my favorite recipes for an at-home brunch, you can check out the rest of my blog below!

Best Brunch Recipes To Try At Home

Brunch is great, but going out isn’t always budget-friendly. Here are some tasty (and inexpensive!) dishes you can make in your own kitchen.

Chili Cheese Egg Bake

Eggs are a classic brunch item, but if you can change them up a bit it adds a whole new dimension to the meal! Check out my Chili Cheese Egg Bake which includes two types of cheeses and diced, green chilis.

Chili Egg Cheese Bake

Chili Egg Cheese Bake

This flavorful bake is perfect for breakfast or lunch. Thanks to the cheese blend and diced chilis, it's bound to be a go-to morning recipe.

Ingredients

  • Butter, for pan
  • 10 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 lb butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 small cans green chilies, diced
  • 1 pint cottage cheese
  • 1 lb Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 13" x 9" pan. Beat the eggs in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.
    2. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture—a little bit at a time—until all incorporated. Add the melted butter. (Make sure it's cool, otherwise, you'll cook the eggs.) Add in the remaining ingredients.
    3. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes, or until set and lightly browned. Allow the dish to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

This recipe freezes well if you have leftovers.

This recipe is also great as an appetizer. I like to serve it with an assortment of sour cream, salsa and guacamole!

Easy Cheesy Bacon Broccoli Quiche

This recipe was actually created out of necessity… I had some eggs that were about to expire and some leftover broccoli from another meal.

When I remembered how much I enjoyed Quiche Lorraine at the Marie Callender restaurant near my childhood home, I knew exactly what to do with the ingredients I had on hand!

The Bacon Broccoli Quiche recipe takes about 45 minutes to bake and very little time to prep. I love how it gets a slight golden brown top when it’s ready!

Roasted Veggies and Ham Quiche

Need to use up some leftovers? Add them to this rich quiche dish!

When you have a good base recipe for quiche, it becomes an easy weekday meal for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. Above, you saw my Cheesy Bacon Broccoli Quiche, but here’s another one you’ll want to try.

This quiche is made with cooked ham, garlic, roasted cauliflower and more. You can basically add any additional ingredients you think will taste good!

But if you want to find my personal favorite recipe, you can click HERE.

Pineapple Casserole

You’ve heard of pineapple upside-down cake, but have you heard of pineapple casserole? This recipe is from my husband’s family and it’s something they always served with ham for the holidays.

Now, I can’t imagine an easter dinner without it!

Pineapple casserole recipe

Pineapple Casserole

Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

This is my husband's family's recipe and boy is it tasty! It's packed with crushed pineapple and it's great for brunch or dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 10 slices white bread, cubed
  • 2 (20-oz) cans crushed pineapple, with juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter a 9" x 13" or 3-qt casserole dish.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together by hand or with a stand mixer. Add the eggs in one at a time. Use a spatula to fold in the bread and pineapple (plus the juice). Stir the mixture gently until just incorporated and then pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  3. Bake for 1 hour until it is light brown and bubbly. Let the casserole cool for about 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

You can double this one and save the leftovers in the fridge. It's even delicious chilled.

It only requires five ingredients and they might be staples you already have around the house. I also love to double the recipe and serve the leftovers chilled!

Low-fat Carrot Cake

I’ve always been a fan of carrot cake. But if we’re honest, it isn’t always the healthiest recipe. That’s why I created this low-fat version to share with you!

It’s been in my recipe book for years and all I can tell you is that it’s moist, dense and just plain good. You can’t go wrong with this one!

Bunny Cake

I just adore this cake. It’s easy to make and create! My mom made this for me as my 1st birthday cake and I try to make it at least once a year because it’s so dear to me.

And let’s face it… who doesn’t love to decorate with fun candies?

The recipe is just a hop, skip and a jump away! Find it HERE.

Sock-it-to-me Cake

Any recipe that starts with cake mix is a win in my book. And this one is a hit!

It’s made with a store-bought mix and it’s filled with hints of brown sugar and cinnamon. It’s also one that my mom created and one she made for years in our household.

To whip it up at home, you can find all the ingredients and instructions HERE.

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

I know what you’re thinking… really Jill? Cookies for brunch?

Yes! Because they’re easy and I love making cutouts of Easter-themed shapes out of the dough.

Now maybe these won’t be your main treat, but they’re definitely a good addition to savory dishes. You can find the ingredients to make them HERE.

Are all these brunch recipes making you hungry? Sounds like it’s about time to bake one for yourself!

From my kitchen to yours,

Jill