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5 recipes for a memorable Father’s Day brunch

One of the best ways to celebrate is by preparing a delicious and memorable brunch
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Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show appreciation for all the fantastic dads out there. One of the best ways to celebrate is by preparing a delicious and memorable brunch. Whether your dad loves hearty meals or prefers something sweet, we’ve covered you with five fantastic recipes that will make this Father’s Day brunch truly special. These recipes are easy to follow and ensure you create a meal everyone will enjoy.

1. Classic eggs benedict

Eggs Benedict is a brunch staple that is sure to impress. This dish combines poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and a rich hollandaise sauce, all served on a toasted English muffin. Here’s how to make it:


  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 8 slices Canadian bacon
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • fresh chives, chopped (optional, for garnish)

For the hollandaise sauce:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • salt and cayenne pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the hollandaise sauce: In a heatproof bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and lemon juice until the mixture thickens. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water (do not let the bowl touch the water). Slowly whisk in the melted butter until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Keep warm.
  2. Cook the Canadian bacon: In a large skillet, cook the Canadian bacon over medium heat until browned on both sides. Keep warm.
  3. Poach the eggs: Fill a large saucepan with water and add the vinegar. Bring to a simmer. Crack each egg into a small bowl and gently slide into the water. Poach for about 3-4 minutes, until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  4. Assemble: Place two halves of toasted English muffins on each plate. Top each half with a slice of Canadian bacon, a poached egg, and a generous spoonful of hollandaise sauce. Garnish with chopped chives if desired.

2. Blueberry pancakes

Blueberry pancakes are a delightful addition to any brunch menu. They are fluffy, sweet, and bursting with fresh blueberries. Here’s how to make the perfect blueberry pancakes:


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Mix dry ingredients: Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Combine wet ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and melted butter.
  3. Combine and add blueberries: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  4. Cook the pancakes: Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook until browned on the other side. Serve warm with maple syrup.

3. Avocado toast with smoked salmon

Avocado toast with smoked salmon is a great choice for a healthier brunch option. It’s nutritious, delicious, and looks impressive on the plate.


  • 4 slices of whole grain or sourdough bread, toasted
  • Two ripe avocados
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • capers, for garnish
  • fresh dill for garnish


  1. Prepare the avocado: In a bowl, mash the avocados with lemon juice, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  2. Assemble the toast: Spread the avocado mixture evenly over the toasted bread slices.
  3. Top with salmon: Arrange the smoked salmon slices over the avocado toast.
  4. Garnish: Top with thinly sliced red onion, capers, and fresh dill. Serve immediately.

4. Cheddar and spinach stuffed mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are savory, cheesy, and packed with flavor. They make a great brunch appetizer or side dish.


  • 12 large button mushrooms, stems removed and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • One small onion, finely chopped
  • Two cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the filling: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped mushroom stems, onion, and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stuff the mushrooms: Spoon the filling into the mushroom caps and place them on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown. Serve warm.

5. French toast casserole

This French toast casserole is perfect for feeding a crowd and can be prepared the night before, making your morning stress-free.


  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces


  1. Prepare the bread: Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and place the bread cubes evenly in the dish.
  2. Make the custard: In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy cream, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Pour this mixture evenly over the bread cubes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Make the topping: In a small bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add the cold butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle this topping evenly over the soaked bread.
  5. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the casserole is set. Serve warm with maple syrup.

A brunch to remember

Creating a memorable Father’s Day brunch doesn’t have to be complicated. These five recipes offer a variety of flavors and styles that are sure to delight any dad. Whether you go for the classic elegance of eggs benedict, the sweet comfort of blueberry pancakes, the healthiness of avocado toast with smoked salmon, the savory delight of cheddar and spinach stuffed mushrooms, or the ease of a French toast casserole, you’ll be creating wonderful memories around the table. So gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to make this Father’s Day one to remember with a brunch that shows just how much you care.

This story was created using AI technology.

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