This roundup includes all of favorite vegan recipes for hosting or attending brunch! Check out the complete list for french toast, scones, cinnamon rolls, and (of course) festive cocktails.
The Best Healthy Brunch Recipes (Drinks, Salads, Baked Goods, and More)
Asparagus Ricotta Galette
Make this Asparagus Ricotta Galette for your next brunch – it’s the perfect recipe to celebrate spring! Layered with a flavorful vegan ricotta and topped with savory herbs and roasted asparagus, it’s elegant, light, and festive.
Plant-Based Zucchini Bread
This Plant-Based Zucchini Bread Recipe is a simple snack that’s perfect for using up fresh squash! It’s customizable and whole grain.
Perfect Vegan Strawberry Shortcake
This recipe is ready in just 20 minutes! It’s a great spring or summer dessert idea filled with fresh, bright berries and fluffy coconut whipped cream.
How to Make Vegan English Muffins
The simplest recipe for Vegan English Muffins, made with just 6 ingredients! These are full of classic flavor and delicious when toasted (with butter + jam) or on a breakfast sandwich.
Bakery-Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Full of zesty lemon flavor, crunchy poppy seeds, and a berry jam glaze, this healthy snack will transport you straight to springtime.
Fluffy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
These Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls are ready in under 2 hours and full of cozy cinnamon sugar flavor! Made with just 8 ingredients, they’re a perfect recipe for brunch or an evening dessert.
Fluffy Vegan Scones
Vegan scones are delicious breakfast treats that feel fancy but are ready in less than 30 minutes! Fluffy, soft, and totally customizable with add-ins like berries and nuts, this will be your new favorite brunch option.
French Toast Sticks
These Homemade French Toast Sticks with Cinnamon Sugar are a nostalgic + healthier version of the classic cafeteria breakfast! Made totally vegan and easily gluten-free, this recipe is a breeze to make and a hit with adults and kids alike.
Cinnamon Crunch Croissant French Toast
This Cinnamon Crunch Croissant French Toast is what brunch dreams are made of! We’re coating store-bought pastries in sweet cinnamon-sugar topping and then baking them until crisp and golden.
Fluffy Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes
These vegan pumpkin pancakes are so fluffy and will be your new favorite fall breakfast! Full of cozy spices like cinnamon and topped with maple syrup, they’re ready in just 15 minutes.
Carrot Cake Waffles
These Vegan Carrot Cake Waffles are perfectly festive for spring and full of cozy flavors! They’re great for brunch or breakfast in bed and reheat beautifully during the week (when toasted, of course).
Strawberry Quinoa Salad
This Strawberry Quinoa Salad is a perfect summer side dish, full of fresh berries, creamy avocado, bright mint, and high-protein quinoa, it’s satisfying and quick to make.
Arugula Fennel Salad
This Arugula Fennel Salad is a bright and zesty addition to any fall or winter table! Peppery arugula leaves are coated in a citrus dressing and then topped with chopped dates, orange wedges, sliced fennel, and tangy feta (vegan as needed). Ready in 10 minutes!
Crisp Sesame Cucumber Salad
This Sesame Cucumber Salad is the perfect no-cook side dish for any summer meals! Refreshing to eat and full of toasted sesame flavor, this simple side is ready in minutes and looks beautiful on any table. Easily vegan and gluten-free!
Creamy Pesto Potato Salad
This Creamy Pesto Potato Salad is the perfect picnic side! Made with crispy roasted potatoes and a simple basil pesto, it’s a breeze to throw together and a great pair for burgers, grilled vegetables and more.
Iced Coffee Shake
This 5-Ingredient Iced Coffee Shake is perfectly sweet and nutty! Made with dates and fresh coffee or espresso, this perky blend is frothy like a milkshake and totally dairy-free.
Carrot Bloody Mary
Mix up a new brunch drink with this recipe for a Carrot Bloody Mary! Swapping tomato juice for carrot juice lends a subtle sweetness to this classic savory cocktail. Refreshing and very drinkable!
Blood Orange Screwdriver
This Blood Orange Screwdriver Cocktail recipe makes the most out of bright red winter citrus! This super-simple base recipe includes a nonalcoholic option to please everyone at your next brunch.
Sparkling Rosé French 75
This Sparkling Rosé French 75 Cocktail Recipe is colorful and easy to make! A twist on a traditional drink recipe, this replaces champagne with sparkling pink wine for a light and pretty beverage with minimal ingredients.
Rhubarb Shrub (and Cocktail)
This Rhubarb Shrub Recipe is a perfect way to celebrate spring flavors. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it is a fresh, tart, and bright addition to many drinks (alcoholic or non).
Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice
Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice is bright, refreshing, and full of anti-inflammatory ingredients! Ready in just about 5 minutes, it’s a great morning treat that is very hydrating. It’s inspired by the version from Trader Joe’s and no juicer is required!
Tips for Hosting or Attending a Casual (& Healthy) Brunch
Brunch is the most festive meal for entertaining. There’s something about combining two meals really maximizes the fun you can have! Not to mention, the wonderful drink selection that tends to coincide with plates of both sweet and savory foods. On the best brunch menus, you never need to choose just one or the other!
This roundup includes all of my favorite recipes for a casual but FUN brunch celebration. Whether you’re hosting it yourself or heading over to a family member or friend’s house, selecting a few of these is a surefire way to treat loved ones to something special.
Delegate! If you are the person hosting, assign each guest one meal “category,” such as salads, sweet main, savory main, baked good, etc. This will ensure a wide variety of courses and also helps attendees feel useful.
Anything that is easily sharable and does not need to be refrigerated is a good start. As a guest, you can’t always assume there will be additional space to store items prior to eating. Most of the recipes included in this list are easy to prep ahead!
Many classic cocktails such as Screwdrivers and Bloody Marys can easily be made alcohol-free by substituting sparkling water or juice in place of liquor.