Celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day With These 9 Brunch Recipes

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The weekend is awesome for many reasons: no work, sleeping in and most importantly, brunch. April 16 is National Eggs Benedict Day (yes, that’s a thing), and it’s the perfect excuse to host a Sunday brunch with friends. Here are nine mouthwatering recipes sure to please your guests (and your taste buds).

Eggs Benedict

Courtesy of Will Cook For Smiles

What brunch would be complete without eggs Benedict? It’s the quintessential brunch dish. And what eggs Benedict would be complete without a creamy hollandaise sauce? Lyuba of Will Cook for Smiles shows you how to make this basic sauce, and it’s much easier than you may think. Use it to top off eggs Benedict made with bacon, as Lyuba does, or one made with traditional Canadian bacon or even spinach.

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Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict

Courtesy of fancyfoodfancy

There are so many versions of eggs Benedict, but this one from Sandy of fancyfoodfancy just might take the … crab. The sweet, delicate Dungeness crab, rich poached egg, sautéed spinach, toasty English muffin and luxurious hollandaise make for a truly decadent dish. Sandy says the hollandaise sauce — the recipe for which comes from none other than Julia Child — is so good she would happily eat it on cardboard. But we wouldn’t recommend it.

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Eggs Benedict Casserole

Courtesy of Chew Out Loud

When whipping up food for your brunch bunch, an eggs Benedict-inspired casserole might be the best way to go. Amy of Chew Out Loud layers Canadian bacon and English muffins in a baking pan, then adds beaten eggs before letting the casserole refrigerate overnight. All she has to do in the morning is throw the pan in the oven and make a hollandaise sauce to drizzle on top of the dish. This leaves plenty of time for taking care of more important things, like sipping mimosas.

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Asparagus Quiche

Courtesy of The Baker Chick

Eating seasonally is a big trend right now and it’s no wonder why — in-season produce tastes better and is supposedly better for you. So why not capitalize on the spring’s bounty and make a beautiful asparagus quiche a la Audra of The Baker Chick. In addition to fresh asparagus, Audra packs her quiche with lots of leeks and gruyere cheese. It looks fancy, but it’s pretty easy to make, especially if you use a premade pie crust.

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Baked French Toast Sticks

Courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats

If savory isn’t your thing, try this delicious baked French toast recipe from Kristin of Iowa Girl Eats. Kristin adds a touch of whimsy by cutting the bread into strips — perfect for dipping. Plus, it’s another baked dish that requires minimal work so, you know, #mimosas.

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Whole-Wheat Pancakes

Courtesy of Pennies & Pancakes

Pancakes are a classic brunch dish. Andrea of the aptly named Pennies & Pancakes blog makes her pancakes with whole-wheat flour and a secret ingredient she swears makes the most delicious pancakes you’ll ever eat. Guess you’ll just have to see for yourself.

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Maple Bacon Pancakes

Courtesy of A Thousand Threads

Sure, pancakes are good on their own, but do you know what makes everything better? Bacon. Laicie of A Thousand Threads knows this and, thankfully, has shared her mind-meltingly amazing maple bacon pancakes recipe. Hot and fluffy pancakes, salty bacon and sweet maple syrup are the makings of one memorable meal. Serve this at your next brunch and you’ll probably have people lining up at your doorstep every weekend.

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Crepes

Courtesy of Cooking With Amy

If you can’t decide between sweet and savory, crepes are a great option. Amy of Cooking With Amy shares a basic crepe recipe that can be adapted for sweet or savory fillings. Satisfy your sweet tooth and serve crepes filled with strawberries and chocolate or Nutella and bananas. For a savory crepe, try eggs, ham and cheese.

Get the full recipe here.

Blueberry Muffins

Courtesy of Five Heart Home

Send your brunch guests home with a muffin top. We mean an actual muffin top … well, the whole muffin to be exact. Samantha of Five Heart Home has a simple, one-bowl recipe for a fluffy muffin bursting with blueberry goodness. If only all party favors were this tasty.

Get the full recipe here.

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