Nothing is quite as daunting as being tasked with the job of hosting Sunday brunch for friends at your home. There are plenty of factors to consider – your own dietary restrictions as well as your guests, sweet items or savory items or perhaps a mix of both, to make or not make cocktails – the list is endless and will most definitely result in some unnecessary stress. Plus, hosting a brunch can be expensive, especially if you’re responsible for buying all the ingredients and cooking every dish. But fear not! Brunch for a crowd doesn’t have to be an expensive affair and with the right recipes, it doesn’t have to require a whole lot of work either. Egg bakes, frittatas, hash, and homemade toppings for bagels are just a few of the ways you can impress your brunch guests while staying healthy and not running up a huge bill. Use our guide to 12 healthy brunch recipes for a crowd that will keep your diet and your spending in check, and make you the most popular brunch host around.
Blueberry Lemon Crescent Ring
Everyone likes a sweet bite or two at brunch, and this blueberry lemon crescent ring is sure to impress. Filled with a luscious lemon blueberry cream, this is a creative and simple dish that your guests will gobble up in no time.
30 minutes 300 calories Easy
Cheesy Bacon and Egg Hash
Hash is as easy to make as it is tasty, and this hash is no exception. Leftover potatoes make for the perfect starchy base for this hash, complete with crispy bacon, green scallions, cheese, and a few runny eggs on top.
35 minutes 400 calories Easy
Smashed Pea and Asparagus Breakfast Bagels
Gussied up bagels are a staple of brunch, but if you’re looking for an alternative to cream cheese and lox, try this green alternative. All you need is some asparagus, pesto, peas, and feta cheese for a fancy bagel that’s dressed to impress.
15 minutes 250 calories Easy
Healthy Superfood Pancakes
Believe it or not, pancakes can be healthy! These pancakes are loaded with bananas, blueberries, and oats for a nutritious brunch treat that is actually good for you.
20 minutes 270 calories Easy
Sweet Potato Waffles
Made with nutritious and heart healthy sweet potatoes, these fluffy waffles are guaranteed to keep your brunch guests full and happy. As this is a more savory waffle, top them with eggs, spinach, and a few slices of avocado.
30 minutes 240 calories Easy
Broccoli Pancakes with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese
Potato pancakes are a traditional brunch treat, but they’re not the only pancake out there. These pancakes are loaded up with broccoli and spinach for a nutritiously fluffy treat, and will pair nicely with your favorite brunch cocktail of choice.
30 minutes 300 calories Easy
Kale, Goat Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Egg Bake
An egg bake is a great way to feed a hungry brunch crowd without making scrambled eggs to order. This egg bake is low carb and stuffed with kale, creamy goat cheese, and zingy sun-dried tomatoes.
45 minutes 120 calories Easy
Greens and Brie Egg White Frittata
This frittata is both nutritious and indulgent. Peppers and kale keep this egg white frittata on the healthier side, while creamy brie cheese adds a luxurious note.
40 minutes 200 calories Easy
Make this sweet and fruit-filled baked oatmeal the night before, bake in the morning before your brunch begins, and prepare to be amazed by how quickly it disappears.
1h 00m 300 calories Easy
Makeover Biscuits and Gravy
This lighter version of biscuits and gravy is a great way to enjoy the classic brunch dish without the added fat and calories. Your guests will be impressed with this lightened version, and not need a nap afterwards.
45 minutes 300 calories Easy
Chorizo Butternut Pizza Hash with Baked Eggs
This savory hash is paleo and Whole30-friendly, so while you and your brunch guests may think you’re not being healthy by eating this, you really are.
25 minutes 250 calories Easy
Black Cherry Breakfast Parfait
Put together this breakfast parfait in a large serving dish overnight, and the next day let your brunch guests serve themselves and top with as many cherries as they want.
15 minutes 200 calories Easy