Been invited to the breakfast potluck this weekend? Struggling to decide what dish would best describe you and satisfy your friends.
Normally when you attend a breakfast potluck or ‘brunch’ style gathering then you would traditionally bring dishes such as french toast, pancakes, waffles etc.
And of course something with a little alcoholic flare like mimosas or a pitcher of sangria.
But, we know you can do better than that! So below you will over 27 breakfast recipes that you can cook for your potluck and know that it will be the star of the show.
You’ll never be stuck for a breakfast recipe to share at your potluck again!
1. Bagel Breakfast Charcuterie Board
With this bagel breakfast charcuterie board you can make it seem like you put in hours of cooking, when really you just assembled everything in a matter of 10 minutes.
All you need is to purchase a selection of bagels, a selection of toppings and create your board.
Make it look like you put in hours of manpower by displaying your selection of spread and toppings in ramekins and small bowls before presenting some fresh fruits.
Whether it’s sweet or savory you can never go wrong with a stunning bagel charcuterie board.
If you want to take your board to the next level you could bake your own bagels but we suggest buying them at the store for convenience.
2. Prosciutto And Cheese Pinwheel Rolls
You’re going to want to make these savory pinwheel rolls every morning. Grab some pizza dough and spread your favorite pesto on top. Place your sundried tomatoes, prosciutto and cheese, roll and bake.
These are perfect for a small circle of friends or make a bigger batch as more people come along. And they will go along perfectly with a breakfast salad and some fruit.
Not to mention they look absolutely adorable amongst the spread of brunch dishes (see also ‘33 Brunch Ideas To Please Your Mum On Mother’s Day‘). Make sure to steal one for yourself before everyone digs in!
3. Breakfast Banana Split With Berries
This is the ultimate potluck breakfast recipe, especially when kids are involved. This breakfast is fun, light and healthy. All it takes is a banana, split of course, greek yogurt, granola and some fresh berries.
You can even drizzle some honey on top for extra sweetness. Serve each person their stunning banana split knowing that they are getting all the nutrients they need to start the day!
4. Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole
It really is impossible to resist a warm stack of pancakes, drizzled with maple syrup and served with all of your favorite toppings.
This recipe is perfect for serving the family or a large crowd. But we all know that by the time they get to the table they are lukewarm.
Simply load them into a casserole dish, drizzle with almond milk and whisked eggs then pop in the oven to bake into a french toast.
You can even prep everything the night before and bake in the morning to make sure they are at the perfect temperature.
5. Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oatmeal
1 bowl, 10 ingredients is all you need to make this gooey chocolate chip banana oatmeal. You need to put all of your ingredients into your bowl and bake for 30 minutes to achieve this delicious breakfast treat.
Dust with some coconut sugar for that professional brulee effect before baking.
Enjoy as a breakfast dessert or store in the fridge for a quick on the go breakfast on busy mornings.
6. Individual Charcuterie Skewers
In charge of the snacks at your potluck doesn’t mean they have to be boring. These individual charcuterie skewers are sure to impress everyone and they are fully customizable!
You can make a range of kebabs whether they need to be dairy free, vegan or gluten free. Serve as a cute, easy to eat snack at the beginning of your event and enjoy chatting without spending hours in the kitchen.
7. Western Omelete Frittata
Take your traditional Western Omelet but make it easier to cook by baking it in the oven.
Throw in all of your favorite toppings from ham, onions, bell peppers and of course cheese, pop it in the oven and let everything bake together.
However, this frittata has a special twist. Hash Browns line the base of this frittata for an added crunch. This recipe serves 8 and is the perfect size for any social events.
Sprinkle with a handful of chives as the perfect garnish to finish off this cheesy, hearty brunch dish.
8. Granola Crunch Apple Peanut Butter Sandwich Wraps
Ditch the PB&J sandwiches for these quick, fun and simple peanut butter sandwich wraps.
Taking less than 30 minutes you can assemble your sandwich wraps the night before, pop in a container and take to your potluck.
These apple peanut butter sandwich wraps take your PB&J game to the next level, especially with a sprinkle of granola for a sweet crunch.
9. Breakfast Enchiladas
Want to bring something comforting to the table at your potluck? These hearty breakfast enchiladas are filled with your favorite breakfast ingredients, smothered in a creamy salsa sauce and baked in the oven.
Customize your enchiladas to meet the needs of your friends and family and share straight from the dish!
10. Monkey Bread
Sweet, sticky and easy to pull apart monkey bread is the perfect dessert for your potluck. No need for knives and forks, simply pick your piece and pull.
The bread will release a spicy sweet aroma throughout the house and acts like a natural air freshener.
This bread is the best last minute dessert idea as you can find everything you need already stocked in your pantry.
11. Breakfast Pizza
Yes, you really can have pizza for breakfast. And what better way to have it than to share it with friends. All you need to do is swap your traditional pizza toppings for more breakfast themed toppings.
We went for eggs, bacon and mozzarella cheese all baked onto a garlicky pizza crust. Delicious with every bite.
12. Savory Breakfast Muffins
If you happen to have a few guests who aren’t the biggest breakfast or brunch fans (see also ‘33 Brunch Ideas To Please Your Mum On Mother’s Day‘). Then these savory breakfast muffins are great 3-bite additions to your potluck.
Filled with breakfast sausages, baby spinach, tart apple and cheddar cheese, these muffins are savory, fluffy and filling. You will even find yourself adding these to your breakfast recipes as a quick on the go breakfast.
13. Sheet Pan Pancakes
Stop spending all your time at the stove flipping pancakes with these easy sheet pan pancakes. Make your pancake mixture, pour it all onto a oven proof pan, top with your favorite toppings and bake.
When you are ready to serve, simply cut into small bite sized pieces and share!
14. English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches
Not much of a baker? These breakfast sandwiches on English muffins require no baking.
Buy English muffins from the store, fry up some bacon and eggs, assemble and you have yourself a delicious, nutritious breakfast to share.
Swap the bacon for some vegan bacon to make these tasty simple sandwiches vegan. You can also add cheese and hot sauce for an extra morning kick.
15. Croissant Breakfast Sandwich
These warm and delectable breakfast sandwiches are freezer-friendly and ideal for a quick and simple breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They are made with egg, cheese, and ham and stacked on a soft butter croissant.
Before serving, place them in the oven for a few minutes till they become soft, warm and tangy with that spread of dijon mustard.
Fill with any of your favorite sandwich fillings for a delicious, mouthwatering croissant breakfast sandwich.
16. Crescent Bacon Breakfast Ring
You’ll make this splendid crescent breakfast ring once and all of a sudden it will be your recipe of choice for every event!
Bacon, egg and cheese all wrapped in flaky, buttery crescent rolls. Serve warm, give the go ahead and let everyone dig in.
You can add any of your favorite breakfast ingredients including mushrooms, spinach, hash browns and asparagus.
It looks impressive and tastes even better.
17. Breakfast Tacos
The ideal crowd-pleasing breakfast dish consists of tortillas piled with potatoes, crispy bacon, soft scrambled eggs, and all the toppings.
Prepare these breakfast favorites ahead of time, wrap in a warm cloth, and bring them to your office get-together, brunch celebration, or breakfast event!
Whether you are serving kids, adults or both, no one can resist the taste of a delicious breakfast taco.
18. Healthy No-Bake Breakfast Pie
You can make this dish on Friday evening and serve on Saturday morning for a gorgeous, healthy breakfast treat.
With a granola base, a light greek yogurt filling and your favorite berries and nuts to finish, everyone will be begging for a slice.
Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and some coconut shavings for an even sweeter bite.
19. Breakfast Waffles
Got those in your circle that are on Keta or low carb diets? These low carb breakfast waffles are perfect. Made with almond flour instead of wheat flour, these waffles can be enjoyed by everyone.
Finish your spread with a selection of toppings and of course maple syrup. You can even make your waffles the night before and warm in the oven before serving.
Or make your batter, store in the fridge and cook on the day!
20. Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Warming, comforting and all around delicious. This slow cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal is sure to delight anyone you cook for.
Throw everything in the slow cooker the night before, leave it on low overnight and wake up to a delicious cinnamon infused breakfast. This dish is especially heartwarming in the colder months.
Serve in mason jars or in smaller bowls, topped with a few slices of apples and cinnamon for a wholesome, Instagram worthy dish.
21. Green Smoothie
You may have drawn the short straw and been put in charge of drinks for this weekend’s potluck but we’ve got you covered.
This nutritious green smoothie could technically be a meal on its own but it pairs deliciously with breakfast foods.
All you need is kale, spinach, banana and strawberries. This smoothie is filled with fiber and requires no additional sweetener.
Did we mention it’s paleo friendly?
22. Vegan Breakfast Plate
This dish is traditional, simple and most importantly tasty. Making the necessary swaps to allow our vegan friends in on the fun this dish is perfect.
The addition of tofu and crispy roasted potatoes makes this a hearty, filling dish for everyone to enjoy.
The tofu scramble can be hard to master but all you need is a few minutes to saute the crumbled tofu before seasoning with salt and pepper.
23. Vegan & Gluten Free Banana Bread
This moist, fluffy vegan and gluten free banana bread is all made in one bowl. It is delightful, easy and involves minimal clean up.
You can add your own combinations of toppings but we highly suggest you try walnuts and some chocolate chips. Once sliced, served with a layer of nut butter for a sweet yet savory taste.
24. New York Style Bagels
Everyone craves those New York style bagels every once in a while. Be the one to satisfy those cravings at your potluck with these bagels!
Cut in half, fill with some Vegan Carrot Lox, cream cheese and a small amount of capers for flavorsome breakfast.
Toasting your bagels before serving for a delicious, warm start to the day will have everyone devouring your dish in seconds.
25. Fresh Strawberry Scones
Homemade strawberry scones with strawberry cashew cream is sure to steal the show at the family potluck.
Naturally sweetened, soft, moist and utterly delicious. They are even better if the strawberries come straight from your garden but we know not everyone has stunning juicy strawberries growing in their backyard.
For a stunning natural pink hue to your scones, nothing works better than freeze dried strawberries.
26. Southwest Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
This hearty, flavorful, and vegan southwest sweet potato breakfast hash is packed with wholesome ingredients.
Together with smoked paprika, cumin, and turmeric, sweet potatoes, yellow onion, and garlic are cooked to the ideal level of minor caramelization. Fold in some fresh cilantro for some brightness and harmony.
Don’t forget to top with some fresh pico de gallo, spiced-guacamole and a chipotle flavored sour cream. It is simply dream worthy.
Serve with a fresh squeeze of lime, a dash of hot sauce and a freshly made margarita. depending on the type of event of course.
27. Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls
Combine banana and bread with cinnamon rolls and you get something otherworldly. Sweet, spicy, soft and just overall delectable.
These vegan cinnamon rolls are also higher in protein due to the use of bread flour. But of course you don’t want to be eating these everyday.
Although, as a potluck treat? We say dig right in! The most important part is getting that swirl just right but we won’t tell if they aren’t, simply smother them in your delicious icing.
A helpful tip is to freeze your cinnamon rolls and let them thaw out in the fridge overnight. This will help keep them fluffy and hold their shape.
You can now go to your weekend potluck and impress your friends and family.
Whether you prefer the simple appetizer of charcuterie kebabs or the sweetness of the strawberry home baked scones, you will do nothing but leave everyone satisfied.
Catering to a crowd with different dietary needs can be difficult but these recipes make it simple. With a few easy swaps you can cater to everyone who eats your food. And make sure it is delicious.
Whatever dish you are made in charge of, you have a delicious, hearty recipe up your sleeve. Simply take a look through the recipes above and pick whatever one’s sound delicious to you.
You may even want to include them in your weekly breakfasts throughout the week!
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