It takes a lot of time and effort to prepare for the holidays, from shopping for everyone on your list to planning which dishes to serve. If you’re already dreading all of the work that goes into hosting the perfect celebration, there is a way to ease some of that pressure. Whether you’re hosting the entire family or just a few friends this holiday season, these mouthwatering Bobby Flay recipes are the perfect addition to your brunch menu.
Cinnamon Bun Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze
There is nothing better than these warm cinnamon bun pancakes, which will delight the kids or the kids at heart in your family. Adding a homemade maple cream cheese glaze and toasted pecans to the pancakes will make this brunch dish a festive indulgence.
Goat Cheese and Red Onion Frittata Sandwich With Pepper Relish
An easy way to make a large batch of breakfast sandwiches is to start with an oven-broiled frittata filled with crispy pancetta, goat cheese and herbs. Once the eggs are golden brown, slice and serve on ciabatta rolls along with some hot pepper relish.
These fluffy buttermilk waffles have bits of strawberry in every bite. Topped with a rich strawberry-black pepper butter and a tart lemon curd whipped cream, you’ll have dreams of this brunch dish dancing in your head.
Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara
When it comes to Bobby Flay brunch recipes, this twist on classic macaroni and cheese is a winner. Like a good carbonara, it has eggs and pancetta, plus a blend of cheeses including Asiago, American and Irish Cheddar, and aged Fontina. It’s also a dish you can make ahead of time and pop in the oven just before brunch is served.
Bananas Foster French Toast with Whipped Cream Cheese
Inspired by the classic dessert, this French toast has a sweet banana topping and a dollop of whipped cream cheese. It’s a recipe that can be easily doubled or tripled as you add more people to your guest list.
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Texas Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict is a classic brunch dish but if you want to really stand out over the holidays, make Bobby Flay’s Texas-flavoured recipe. Layer poached eggs on thick Texas toast with thinly-sliced grilled steak, a tomato and black bean relish, and a steak sauce Hollandaise.
Wild Arugula and Chickpea Salad
Every brunch spread needs a salad, and this is one of Bobby’s favourites. Peppery arugula, crisp fennel, sweet grape tomatoes and chickpeas combine with a simple dressing for a dish rich in texture and flavour.
Pomegranates and the holidays go hand in hand, making this winter sangria recipe perfect for holiday entertaining. It’s also a great way to use some of that red wine that you were gifted throughout the season.
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Fried Chicken and Wild Rice Waffles with Pink Peppercorn Sauce
Wild rice waffles with a hint of cinnamon are topped with spicy fried chicken and a pink peppercorn sauce for a delicious holiday brunch dish. It’s a hearty option to serve the day after a cocktail party.
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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Caramelized Mango Buttercream
Gingerbread is one of the holiday season’s quintessential flavours, making these cupcakes the perfect dessert for a brunch buffet or potluck. Top each one with a generous amount of mango buttercream and finish with some candied ginger.
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