Did someone say BRUNCH?! Perhaps you're a mid-morning person--always waking up on an hour that's too late for breakfast and too early for lunch. Maybe you're inviting some people over for a productive, head start meeting. Or better yet, you just want to make your lazy weekends extra special!
Whatever your reason is for a good brunch, we have some delicious ideas that will definitely get you loaded for the day!
Brunch Crepe Pockets
These crepe pockets are a combination of your favorite light and easy crepes loaded with heavy, savory fillings that will put you in a great mood throughout the day.
Get it started by mixing flour, eggs, a portion of milk, and salt, until smooth. Add in the remaining milk and mix again until the batter is thin and smooth, then set aside. Meanwhile, add butter and onions to a pan then cook until browned. Add garlic, spinach, and salt, and stir until spinach is wilted.
Pour the prepared batter on a crepe maker, spreading it around the pan until it's thin. Using a spatula flip the crepe over and cook through for about 2 minutes. Repeat this step with the remaining batter.
Next, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay the crepes on a baking sheet. Place one slice of cheese in the middle of a crepe, then top the cheese with 2 slices of ham and the spinach mixture. Top with a fried egg and fold the edges over the egg, pressing down to make sure the sides stay in place. Repeat with the other crepe. Bake the crepes for 5 minutes or until the yolk is at the desired consistency.
Coffee-Flavored Waffle Bowls
What's a brunch without coffee? For a slow morning, it's important to get your dose of much-needed caffeine. But instead of a simple drink, why not have it on your waffles?
To make Coffee Waffle Bowls, get started by whisking flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Whisk eggs and ricotta in a large bowl just to incorporate, then add buttermilk and espresso powder; whisk until smooth. Whisk in melted butter, then fold in dry ingredients, being careful not to overmix. Let batter sit uncovered at room temperature 30 minutes to allow the flour to hydrate.
Pour a portion of the batter onto a waffle bowl maker for 5-7 minutes or until it's golden brown and cooked through. Repeat with the remaining batter, brushing the iron plates of the waffle bowl maker as needed. For the waffle bowl filling, add in fruits, cream, maple syrup, or whatever else you desire. Crazier idea: Add actual coffee to your bowls!
Bubble Waffle and Chicken Salad With Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
Looking for a brunch meal that's loaded with all the Southern flavor fanfare...but with a healthier spin? Incorporate your healthy salads with fun bubble waffle croutons!
To make the round waffle croutons, first, start with your go-to batter. Pour it on an egg waffle maker and cook until ready. Cut up the spheres formed on the bubble waffle and spread them onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with melted butter, then bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
Meanwhile for the vinaigrette, mix oil, dijon mustard, maple syrup, vinegar, salt and pepper, until they're all evenly incorporated. Assemble the salad on a bowl or platter. Make a bed of greens, then add tender chicken pieces and round waffle croutons. Finally, drizzle with the vinaigrette.
Recreate all these delicious recipes for your next brunch affair! Share your experience in the comments below!
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