What’s better than a delicious healthy breakfast to kick-start your day? How about a delicious healthy brunch with your closest friends! There’s not much that beats brunch, which is why expectations can be quite high if you’re the one hosting it. The key to hosting any successful brunch is to ensure that there is something for everyone. And this can be a bit challenging if you have one friend that is gluten-free, two friends that are vegan, and one that is downright fussy over what he or she eats.
But not to worry. There are countless brunch ideas that not only include foods vegans can eat, but foods that everyone will enjoy. This article shares five different brunch ideas that will surely win over all your guests’ taste buds. The only bad news is that after tasting your incredible food, your friends will be volunteering you to host brunch for the rest of eternity. If you’re willing to accept that, let’s get started with these healthy brunch ideas that everyone will love.
1. Potato hash
Who doesn’t love a potato side dish with their brunch? Potatoes are a simple, savoury, and versatile dish that everyone can enjoy alongside any breakfast main course. Throw in bits of ham for your meat-loving friends or just enjoy the savourytaste of sautéed onions, peppers, and spices with your potatoes.
Get creative with your potato hash and substitute sweet potatoes or load up your potatoes with nutritional yeast to give your vegan friends an incredible cheesy-taste – without the actual cheese part, of course!
Regardless of how you choose to cook your potato hash, it will undoubtedly be the perfect side to any brunch meal
And speaking of sides, no brunch is complete without fresh fruit! Whether your friends are meat eaters, vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free, a fruit platter is something everyone can enjoy. Select your fruit and mix it together for one giant fruit salad. Slice it up to create a refreshing, beautiful spread of melons, pineapples, and more.
From fruit pizzas to strawberry towers to fruit shish kabobs, add a pop of colour and sweetness to your brunch with fresh fruit. And don’t hold back on the creativity when it comes to the fruit’s presentation – trust us, fruit pizzas are a very real thing!
3. Pancakes and waffles
What brunch would be complete without the staple pancake and waffle main course? This is yet another food that everyone can dig into, regardless of dietary needs – check it out more delicious recipes for fussy eater at Foody Daddy. Whip up some fluffy pancakes and throw in some blueberries or other ingredients that will add a sweet flavour. Consider making your waffles seasonal with cinnamon or pumpkin for the fall or a fruity topping for the summer.
When making these plates for vegan or non-dairy friends, simple substitute milk with almond or soy milk and replace the egg with ground flaxseed meal and hot water. Top it with vegan whipped cream and maple syrup and you’re ready to dig in.
4. Egg or tofu scramble
While eggs may not make the cut for foods vegans can eat, they can be easily replaced by tofu. So why not serve your guests a delicious egg or tofu scramble? This is a classic brunch food that nearly everyone loves. Scramble your eggs with onions, peppers, cheese, and ham for those who like meat and cheese. And for your non-meat and non-dairy guests, scramble some tofu with spices and other cooked veggies.
Trust us: after tasting your scramble, your guests will be scrambling to get seconds and thirds!
5. Cinnamon buns
Top off your spectacular brunch with a sweet dessert. Cinnamon buns are a crowd favourite when it comes to brunch and can also be made vegan and gluten-free. In fact, vegan cinnamon rolls taste so incredible that you can even serve them to all your guests, whether they be vegan or not. Just wait until you see their faces when you tell them that the gooey treat they are drooling over contains no dairy.
Served alongside a cup of coffee or a mimosa, it would be hard to beat this brunch food finale!