Kid-Friendly Brunch

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From classic Belgian waffles to inventive almond-butter-and-jelly French toast, here are kid-friendly brunch recipes.

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Almond-Butter-and-Jelly French Toast

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This fluffy, nutty breakfast is a playful, delicious mash-up of French toast and PB&J. Instead of peanut butter, it’s made with almond butter.

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Rocking Orange

Rocking Orange

This terrific brunch mocktail combines multiple forms of citrus fruit: orange, lemon and mandarin orange juices, plus orange syrup and orange peel.

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Scrambled Eggs with Herbed Croutons

7 Super-Easy Father’s Day Brunch Recipes

Grace Parisi creates a witty take on a breakfast staple by stirring delicious herbed croutons right into her soft, creamy scrambled eggs—eliminating the need for a side of toast.

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Brown-Butter Crêpes with Nutella and Jam

Brown-Butter Crêpes with Nutella and Jam
© Marcus Nilsson

To give his crêpes a subtle, nutty flavor, Mike Price browns the butter for his batter. “Any jam will go with hazelnuts and chocolate,” the chef says. “You can't screw that up.”

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Blueberry-Banana Pancakes

blueberry-banana pancakes
© John Kernick

Tyler Florence made these pancakes at home one weekend morning with his son Hayden. They’re a slight variation on a recipe from his book, Tyler Florence Family Meal.

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Ham and Potato Chip Tortilla

Ham and Potato Chip Tortilla

Adding jalapeño potato chips to a simple egg tortilla (a Spanish omelet) gives it a salty, spicy zing. Serve extra chips on the side.

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Chocolate Chip and Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins

Like banana bread, these especially moist muffins by F&W’s Grace Parisi are a great way to use up overripe bananas. Chopped toasted pecans would be delicious in them, too.

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Brioche French Toast with Brown Sugar-Cranberry Sauce

Brioche French Toast with Brown Sugar-Cranberry Sauce

Zoe Nathan likes using brioche to give this French toast a lovely, custard-like texture. The tart, creamy cranberry sauce, made with fresh or frozen cranberries, is a great alternative to maple syrup.

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Strawberry, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

Strawberry, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

Chef Nate Appleman lost lots of weight by running. After a morning workout, he often makes this smoothie, which gets a dose of protein from almond butter.

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Classic Belgian Waffles

Classic Belgian Waffles
© Tina Rupp

Thomas DeGeest went to Belgium to learn from master waffle-makers and perfect his own recipes. He came back with ideas for two styles of waffle, including this light, crispy Brussels version. Toppings can include dulce de leche, maple syrup and chocolate-fudge sauce.

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Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs

Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs
© Fredrika Stjärne

This breakfast bake topped with runny eggs develops a terrific texture as it cooks slowly in a glass dish. As one F&W editor remarked on tasting it, “I worship the crisp bottom and the chewy, moist bread.”

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Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast Burrito

Spike Mendelsohn stuffs burritos with scrambled eggs (lightened with egg whites), feta, turkey bacon and spinach.

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Almond Toasted Brioche

Almond Toasted Brioche

Almond brioche (brioche filled with almond paste) is a Parisian breakfast staple. In her adaptation, Grace Parisi soaks store-bought brioche in almond-infused custard—almost as if she were making French toast—and bakes it until crisp. It’s lovely sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar and topped with berries.

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Greek-Style Yogurt

Greek-Style Yogurt

Follow these simple steps to make amazingly thick and creamy Greek–style yogurt at home, from skim or 2 percent milk.

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Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Soy Milk

Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Soy Milk

Art Smith of Washington says that eating breakfast speeds up his metabolism and also fuels his intense workouts. He swears by steel-cut oatmeal, which has an appealing chewy texture.

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Baked Huevos Rancheros

Baked Huevos Rancheros

Traditional huevos rancheros are fried eggs served over tortillas and smothered in sauce and cheese. Here, Grace Parisi bakes eggs, tortilla chips and cheese in a seasoned tomato sauce in individual gratin dishes.

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Brioche French Toast Stuffed with Apple, Raisins and Pecans

Brioche French Toast Stuffed with Apple, Raisins and Pecans

At the restaurant Bluestem, chef Megan Garrelts stuffs her French toast with more than 10 ingredients. The home version has just pecans, applesauce and raisins in the filling.

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Raspberry-Swirl Sweet Rolls

Raspberry-Swirl Sweet Rolls

In the winter, Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) fruit is often a superior alternative to fresh fruit shipped to the US. IQF raspberries are terrific in these soft, puffy yeast rolls—a fun twist on a cinnamon bun.

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Vanilla Glazed Doughnuts

Vanilla Glazed Doughnuts

The owners of Seattle’s Top Pot Doughnuts share their master recipe, along with three delicious glazes and sugars.

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Summer Berry Fizz

Summer Berry Fizz
© Wendell T. Webber
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