50 Father’s Day Brunch Recipes To Start His Day Off Right (2024)

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By Camille Lowder
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When you think of Father’s Day, it's easy to get caught up in BBQ menus rather than brunch. This year, why not shake things up by spoiling your dad with a truly bomb brunch spread? Brunch is the perfect meal to celebrate your dad with all his morning favorites (looking at you, powdered donuts and bagels with lox). Whether your dad is the breakfast in bed type, the kind of guy who wants fuel for the family afternoon bike ride, or someone who’s not happy unless he’s grilling in the backyard all day, we’ve got a brunch recipe for him. Well, for you… don’t make him do all the cooking! Check out our list of 50 Father’s Day recipes for all the brunch-ready ideas to really make his day.

Does your dad always order the classics when you go out to breakfast? You can make them for him at home—try our eggs Benedict, steak and eggs, or chicken and waffles (we bet he’ll think they’re as good as at his favorite restaurant). Is your dad the on-the-go-type, corralling the family into an outdoor activity for Father’s Day? Make him something you can all enjoy as you run out the door, like our sabich sandwich or breakfast burritos. Is he an adventurous eater, always up to trying something new and different? Make him our breakfast monkey bread (particularly good for little monkeys… er, kids, to help with 😉) or our loco moco rice bowls. He’ll go crazy for them! You could even make him brunch out on the grill—check out our maple chorizo breakfast hash or our cheesy breakfast burger. No matter who your dad is, you can't go wrong with pancakes or French toast—our lemon ricotta pancakes or jelly donut French toast are fun twists on the originals that will make him feel extra special.

For more Father’s Day ideas, check out our Father’s Day desserts and Father’s Day cakes, our Father’s Day dinner recipes, and the best gifts for dad (and gift baskets!) too.

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Potato Chip Frittata

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For added crunch, we loaded this frittata with potato chips. We went with sour cream & onion, but feel free to sub in your own favorite flavor! Don't forget to top with chives, sour cream, and even more chips to really make this frittata a next-level breakfast.

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Buttermilk Waffles

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Is there anything better than weekend mornings that begin with a delicious brunch? The perfect way to begin any day that stretches lazily ahead is with a batch of tender waffles, topped with pats of melty butter and pools of maple syrup. As they cook, the waffles will fill your kitchen with the delicious fragrance of vanilla-scented batter. It's heavenly. Serve with a plate of crispy bacon and plenty of mimosas.

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BLT Eggs Benedict

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Think a BLT sandwich is the best thing to do with ripe summer tomatoes? The classic trio—bacon, eggs, and tomato—gets even better when cooked in the style of eggs Benedict.

Get the BLT Eggs Benedict recipe.

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Giant Fruit Danish

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This super-sized pastry is best served with copious amounts of coffee. 😋 The raspberry jam can easily be swapped out for your favorite fruit conserve, and a dusting of powdered sugar once cooled can replace the glaze.

Get the Giant Fruit Danish recipe.

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Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

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Is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls in the morning? We thought no, until THESE cinnamon rolls came along. Loaded with candied maple bacon, these are a serious upgrade your dad will flip over.

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Egg & Hash Brown Casserole

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Listen, we love a big breakfast featuring all the usual suspects—fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy hash browns, a plate of breakfast sausage, and a pile of sautéed spinach for good measure. Enter this casserole, which delivers all those classic breakfast foods in ONE single dish (means a lot less work and dishes!).

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Jelly Donut French Toast

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Sure, you could make your Dad scrambled eggs...again. OR you could serve him insanely delicious stuffed French toast, inspired by one of our favorite breakfasts ever—jelly donuts.

Get the Jelly Donut French Toast recipe.

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Bagel and Lox

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Though you can almost always find scallion cream cheese, we included a mini recipe that adds extra herbaceous-ness thanks to fresh dill, which we all know pairs beautifully with salmon. If you really want some major cred for creating a truly Jewish bagel and lox, you could swap the cream cheese for salty, smoky whitefish salad. It ups the umami and fish factor for a hearty and next-level bagel sandwich.

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Chicken and Waffles

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Making fried chicken and waffles at the same time is quite a feat, but this soul food classic is worth the effort. We think the best course of action is as follows: Get your chicken in a buttermilk brine, whip up your waffles, and pop 'em in a 200° oven to stay warm. THEN take out your chicken, bread, and fry. There you go! Perfectly timed brunch.

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Baked Feta Eggs

Remember that baked feta pasta a la TikTok that took the world by storm? Well, now you can have it for breakfast! Introducing: feta baked eggs. There's no pasta involved, but white beans add a hearty creaminess, and a side of crusty bread or pita is highly encouraged.

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Powdered Donuts

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Put your black shirt away and get out your favorite apron for this one. If you do this right, you should be covered in a dusting of powdered sugar when all is said and done. It’s time for homemade powdered donuts! To create this sweet treat, we decided to keep it classic with a twist, adding yeast to a cake donut to give these fluffy rings the best of both worlds.

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Breakfast Tostadas

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The toppings on these tostadas are our ideal toppings, but you can change them up however you’d like. Cook an over-easy egg instead or top with some sour cream. The best part is that these can be different every time you make them and still be so very good.

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Sourdough Pancakes

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Don't toss that sourdough starter when feeding it! Use up that discard in these easy overnight pancakes. The batter will be ready for you when you wake up and they cook up into soft, lacy-edged pancakes with a little extra tang your dad will LOVE.

Get the Sourdough Pancakes recipe.

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Bacon Breakfast Burritos

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Spending the day outside with your dad this Father's Day? You're going to need an easy on-the-go breakfast, like this breakfast burrito. There's no ONE right way to make a breakfast burrito, but if you follow our easy tips, you're guaranteed perfect results (hint, fry your potatoes in bacon fat).

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Homemade McDonald's Hash Browns

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McDonald’s hash browns call when you’re on a road trip to a beachy summer destination (or really anywhere). What is it about the crispy, crunchy, greasy potato that gets everyone so hyped up? We are HUGE fans of what seems to be a simple little shredded potato oval. And we also found out that it doesn’t take much to make it just right at home (and after 11 a.m.).

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Overnight French Toast

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We've got three words for you that are going to change your breakfast and brunch game forever: Overnight. French. Toast. It's comically delicious, thanks to a long overnight soak in a heavy cream-infused custard, which transforms the sliced challah into a puddingy delight. (It's not so different than bread pudding, if we're being totally honest.)

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Breakfast Monkey Bread

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Upgrade your cinnamon sugar pull-apart monkey bread, with all your favorite breakfast flavors, including everything bagel seasoning! Plus, it's made using refrigerated biscuit dough, so it comes together extra fast—you can have this on the table in just an hour from beginning to end.

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Copycat IHOP Pancakes

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Thanks to the tips and tricks provided by IHOP’s VP of Culinary, we got scary close to their iconic buttermilk, homestyle pancakes.

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Everything Bagel Casserole

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This casserole is a GREAT alternative to a bagel bar, especially for those who can't handle cutting bagels (or are just indecisive!). If you can't find everything bagels (the horror!), just use extra everything bagel seasoning.

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Classic Coffee Cake

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This coffee cake is bound to be the star of your Father's Day brunch spread. If needed, bake the night before and cover with a kitchen towel, that way it's ready to slice and serve ASAP.

Get the Classic Coffee Cake recipe.

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