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40 Recipes for a Perfect Brunch Picnic

What could be better than a picnic brunch? These dishes are portable, delicious and perfect for an outdoor morning meal.

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Pear-Berry Breakfast TartsTaste of Home

Pear-Berry Breakfast Tarts

When my kids were small, I could never get pancakes on the table while they were all still hot. Then I got the idea for these breakfast tarts. They're a good and simple recipe for any busy family. —Joan Elbourn, Gardner, Massachusetts

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Italian Brunch TorteTaste of Home

Italian Brunch Torte

We always serve this impressive layered breakfast bake with a salad of mixed greens and tomato wedges. It is one of our most requested dishes and can be served warm or cold. —Danny Diamond, Farmington Hills, Michigan

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Quick Crunchy Apple SaladTaste of Home

Quick Crunchy Apple Salad

Pair crunchy toppings with smooth vanilla in this apple salad with yogurt recipe. You'll love this creative combination! —Kathy Armstrong, Post Falls, Idaho

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Sausage Bacon BitesTaste of Home

Sausage Bacon Bites

These tasty morsels are perfect with almost any egg dish or as finger foods that party guests can just pop into their mouths. Try them as an accompaniment to fondue. —Pat Waymire, Yellow Springs, Ohio

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Old-Fashioned Buttermilk DoughnutsTaste of Home

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnuts

Guests will have a touch of nostalgia when they bite into one of these old-fashioned doughnuts. Accents of nutmeg and cinnamon, along with a subtle burst of lemon, make them hard to resist. — June Jones, Harveyville, Kansas

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Breakfast ParfaitsTaste of Home

Breakfast Parfaits

The combination of pineapple, raspberries and banana in these yogurt treats makes a bright and cheerful morning breakfast.

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Eggs & Chorizo WrapsTaste of Home

Eggs & Chorizo Wraps

My husband grew up in Southern California and loves chorizo. We use the spicy sausage in these wraps that our children call Daddy's Eggs.—April Nissen, Yankton, South Dakota

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Orange-Apricot Mimosa PunchTaste of Home

Orange-Apricot Mimosa Punch

We make this punch for our annual Christmas brunch, and everyone loves it! I usually triple this recipe for a bigger crowd and garnish the punch with an orange-tangerine ice ring made several days ahead of time. —Kathy McKay, Acworth, Georgia

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Apple Dumpling Pull-Apart BreadTaste of Home

Apple Dumpling Pull-Apart Bread

I converted a basic sweet dough into this incredible apple-filled pull-apart loaf. The results are anything but basic. It takes time, but I guarantee it's worth it. You can choose one of the sauces, but using both is twice as tasty.—Gina Nistico, Milwaukee, WI

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Mini Sausage QuichesTaste of Home

Mini Sausage Quiches

These bite-sized quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese—and all nestled into easy crescent roll dough. Serve the cute muffinettes at any brunch or potluck gathering. —Jan Mead, Milford, Connecticut

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Blueberry Streusel Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

This blueberry coffee cake smells wonderful as it bakes and tastes even better. The moist cake filled with juicy berries and crunchy pecans is a family favorite. It never lasts long at our house. —Lori Snedden, Sherman, Texas

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Sausage Crescent RollsTaste of Home

Sausage Crescent Rolls

I love the appetizer pigs in a blanket and thought I could turn it into an amazing breakfast dish. Boy, was I right. These are now on the menu for every family gathering. —Jimmie Harvey, Bedias, Texas

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Ham & Biscuit Breakfast CupsTaste of Home

Ham & Biscuit Breakfast Cups

I love using my grandfather's homemade horseradish in dishes. This particular dish is unique because it also calls for rosemary. I enjoy making these on the weekend and often share with my neighbors. These bites freeze nicely, too. —Danielle Lee, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

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Strawberry-Lime Quinoa ParfaitsTaste of Home

Strawberry-Lime Quinoa Parfaits

When I serve quinoa with strawberries and Key lime pie yogurt, friends scrape the bottom of the parfait glass to get every delectable bite. —Bev Jones, Brunswick, Missouri

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Hazelnut Chocolate Chip SconesTaste of Home

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate, hazelnuts and the tangy taste of buttermilk —these delicious scones are easy to make, come together fast, and taste so good with your morning coffee. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Hash Brown Quiche CupsTaste of Home

Hash Brown Quiche Cups

Quiche cups are my showstopper potluck dish. Hash browns and Asiago cheese make up the crusts. Eggs, spinach and bacon do the rest. —Nicole Stone, Gilbertville, Iowa

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Double Cranberry Banana BreadTaste of Home

Double Cranberry Banana Bread

We love quick breads, and I've found that they freeze nicely if properly wrapped. This is a scrumptious recipe to make before the holidays and freeze for last-minute guests or gifts. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Fruit Cup with Citrus SauceTaste of Home

Fruit Cup with Citrus Sauce

This fruit salad is so elegant that I serve it in my prettiest crystal bowls. With its dressed-up flavor, it's perfect for a special event, but easy enough for every day. —Edna Lee, Greeley, Colorado

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Apple-Sage Sausage PattiesTaste of Home

Apple-Sage Sausage Patties

Apple and sausage naturally go together. Add sage, and you’ve got some standout patties. They’re freezer friendly, so I make them ahead and grab when needed. —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia

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Applesauce MuffinsTaste of Home

Applesauce Muffins

These applesauce muffins are so popular at the restaurant I own that I had the recipe printed up on a card to share with guests. —Linda Williams, LaFayette, Alabama

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Freezer Breakfast SandwichesTaste of Home

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

On busy mornings, these freezer breakfast sandwiches save the day. A hearty combo of eggs, Canadian bacon and cheese will keep you fueled through lunchtime and beyond. —Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Senior Editor

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Richard's Breakfast BarsTaste of Home

Richard's Breakfast Bars

My chewy fiber bars with a complex taste are extremely addictive. For clean slices, spray a pizza cutter with cooking spray before cutting.—Richard Cole, Richmond, Texas

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Easy BiscuitsTaste of Home

Easy Biscuits

Whip up this buttery, easy biscuit recipe to serve with breakfast or dinner. The dough is very simple to work with, so there's no need to roll with a rolling pin; just pat to the right thickness. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Layered Fresh Fruit SaladTaste of Home

Layered Fresh Fruit Salad

People always pass on compliments when I take this salad to covered-dish suppers. It's nice on a hot day...with a winter meal...or as a dessert! We live on a small farm where my garden gives me lots of possibilities for fresh food. —Page Alexander, Baldwin City, Kansas

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Ham & Egg PocketsTaste of Home

Ham & Egg Pockets

Refrigerated crescent roll dough make these savory breakfast pockets a snap to prepare. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Strawberry Apple ParfaitTaste of Home

Strawberry Apple Parfait

I know I can always feel good about eating this healthy parfait for dessert! I enjoy the extra kick of cinnamon stirred in with the vanilla yogurt before layering.—Jennifer Warner, Huntertown, Indiana

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Slow-Cooker Breakfast BurritosTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Breakfast Burritos

Prep these tasty, hearty burritos the night before for a quick breakfast in the morning or let them cook while you are away on a weekend afternoon for an easy supper. —Anna Miller, Churdan, Iowa

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Chocolate Monkey BreadTaste of Home

Chocolate Monkey Bread

We enjoy this chocolate monkey bread as we open gifts on Christmas. It's impossible to resist. —Heather Deterding, Odenton, Maryland

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Coastal Carolina Muffin-Tin FrittatasTaste of Home

Coastal Carolina Muffin-Tin Frittatas

Incorporating the flavors of a low country South Carolina crab boil, these tasty frittatas are easy to make and fun to eat. If you have leftover cooked potatoes (roasted or boiled), try dicing them and substituting them for the refrigerated shredded potatoes in this recipe. —Shannon Kohn, Summerville, South Carolina

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Maple Morning GranolaTaste of Home

Maple Morning Granola

Salty and sweet ingredients combine for an easy, wholesome breakfast or snack. Hosting a kids' party? Pack the granola into treat bags and present them as take-home favors. —Elizabeth Godecke, Chicago, Illinois

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Air-Fryer Puff Pastry DanishesTaste of Home

Air-Fryer Puff Pastry Danishes

These simple jam-filled pastries are perfect for a holiday brunch spread. They were my dad's favorite, so the recipe will always be close to my heart. —Chellie Helmke, Jackson Center, Ohio

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Pecan BaconTaste of Home

Pecan Bacon

Crispy, sweet bacon brightens up any morning. When my girls see this, they call it “special breakfast.” The big flavor punch may just surprise you. —Catherine Goza, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Southern Brunch Pastry PuffTaste of Home

Southern Brunch Pastry Puff

My family just about jumps out of bed when the smell of eggs, sausage and buttery pastry hits their noses. This recipe is morning magic. —Misty Michelle Leddick, Chester, South Carolina

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Overnight Maple OatmealTaste of Home

Overnight Maple Oatmeal

I tasted muesli on a trip to Switzerland, and when I came home, I made it my way. Keep things interesting (and avoid midmorning munchies) by adding different fruits and nuts every day. —Maddie Kirk, Springfield, Pennsylvania

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Overnight Cinnamon RollsTaste of Home

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

I like to try different fun fillings in these soft rolls, and each one is packed with cinnamon flavor. They are definitely worth the overnight wait. —Chris O'Connell, San Antonio, Texas

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Sausage-Egg BurritosTaste of Home

Sausage-Egg Burritos

My husband and I try to eat healthy, but finding new meals for breakfast is a challenge. By adding tomatoes, spinach and garlic to traditional eggs and egg whites, we can have a dish that is both light and satisfying.—Wendy G. Ball, Battle Creek, Michigan.

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Coffee Lover's Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Coffee Lover's Coffee Cake

I had this cake at a friend's brunch and she graciously shared the recipe. Now people always request it from me, too. It's so tasty, it's always a hit. —Gale Lalmond, Deering, New Hampshire

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Scrambled Egg MuffinsTaste of Home

Scrambled Egg Muffins

After enjoying scrambled egg muffins at a local restaurant, I came up with this version that my husband likes even better. They're pretty, hearty and fun to serve, too. —Cathy Larkins, Marshfield, Missouri

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Breakfast Banana SplitsTaste of Home

Breakfast Banana Splits

These bright cups are pretty enough for a formal brunch, yet simple and nutritious, too. Feel free to substitute different fruits and cereals—the possibilities are endless! —Renee Lloyd, Pearl, Mississippi

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Bacon Swiss SquaresTaste of Home

Bacon Swiss Squares

Not only does this savory breakfast pizza come together easily, but it's also a cinch to double the ingredients when I'm hosting a large event. Biscuit mix makes it convenient, and the combination of eggs, bacon and Swiss cheese keeps guests coming back for more. —Agarita Vaughan, Fairbury, Illinois

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