We’re not sure there’s anyone more excited about using the fresh ingredients and flavors that come along with this swiftly approaching season. As winter thaws, we’ve got fresh sprouts, herbs, crisp Spring veggies, blossoms and seasonal fruit on the brain. What better excuse to use all of them at once than brunch?
Whether for Easter Sunday or a gathering with the girls, we’re serving up the twelve best ideas we’ve ever shared on TCM. Think fragrant rose blossom-infused cocktails, nettle omelettes, sweet potato waffles and lots of toasts, eggs and spreads…
12 Craveable Spring Brunch Recipes We Love:
Un-guilty Vegan French Toast |
We’re pretty confident that regardless of your guests’ dietary habits, they will love this french toast. A truly guilt-free recipe that just so happens to be gluten-free as well, it’s loaded with some of our superfood favorites from cashews and almonds blended into a dairy-free milk, fresh antioxidant-rich berries and whipped coconut cream.
Nettle and Spring Onion Omelette |
Not only are stinging nettles absolutely delicious, they’re super good for you… packed with fiber, protein, vitamins A, C, D, and K. Nettles are a miraculous anti-inflammatory, a treatment for seasonal allergies, and a known blood purifier – and we’re loving them as a welcome addition to our brunch omelettes, perfect for spring.
Huckleberry’s Brown Rice Quinoa Pancakes |
From the iconic Santa Monica restaurant, these pancakes seem to wedge every whole grain we can think of into a single stack. Loaded with whole wheat, cornmeal, rolled oats, flax, millet, whole cooked brown rice, quinoa, chia and poppy seeds, these are anything but your traditional pancake recipe. Drizzle with maple syrup and voila!
Vegan Cream Cheese with Ginger, Pear and Coconut |
We’re taking our toast game to a whole new level. Honestly, we may never crave dairy cream cheese again! Made from tofu, coconut sugar, fresh seasonal fruit and a little hint of spice, we are spreading this on all our morning, noon, and night toasts.
Tomato Vanilla Bean Marmalade |
Yup, that’s right. Tomato. Vanilla bean. Marmalade. There’s nothing better than a recipe like this one that combines delectable elements we never imagined throwing together. But hey, tomatoes are technically a fruit, right? Perfectly sweet and tangy, we think we’ll combine this with our new dairy free cream cheese spread and call it a day.
Rose Petal Infused Strawberry Rosé Cocktail |
Spring is in the air and we are drinking it up, quite literally. Grab the recipe and serve up a cocktail infused with our Spring rose blossoms infused into a fresh syrup, strawberries, rosé wine and a dash of mint. Brilliant.
Spiralized Blueberry Sweet Potato Waffles |
We actually aren’t quite sure if these qualify as waffles or hash browns, but one thing we are sure of is they are simply amazing! Utilizing sweet potatoes instead of flour and our favorite kitchen gadget, the spiralizer, we are wowing our brunch party with this blueberry and cinnamon spiced creation.
Heirloom’s Apple Pepper Salad |
Our favorite LA farm-to-table caterers, Heirloom, sure know how to create a spread to wow and satisfy our every craving. This unique salad is no exception. Stone fruits, apples or watermelon, mint, basil, cherry peppers, a few greens, pine nuts and some feta combine to create the a salad unlike any other.
Sunday Punch and Mademoiselle Cocktails |
These cocktails just beg to be served at a Sunday brunch with the girls. Choose from Sunday Punch, a simple fresh cocktail of grapefruit juice and rosemary, or The Mademoiselle, a gin-based cocktail with cherry liqueur, lime and of course champagne.
Asparagus Spears Wrapped in Pickled Radicchio |
Forget the bacon, this recipe is a brilliant optical illusion and dead ringer for the classic prosciutto-wrapped asparagus we love. The surprise, of course, is that it is one-hundred-percent vegetarian, and undeniably delicious.
The New Eggs Benedict |
Nutrition is all about balance, are we right? Sometimes we find ourselves wishing there was a way to indulge in this fan favorite every morning without, you know, consuming a full day’s worth of butter in the process. We promise you’ll love this remake that replaces the carby english muffin with sweet potatoes and a vegan hollandaise sauce that you can and will eat every morning.
Egg in the Hole with Mushrooms and Miner’s Lettuce |
Egg in the middle of bread, eggs in a basket or egg in the hole – whatever you call it this one, it’s far above the rest. This decadent recipe comes from one of San Francisco’s best slow-food eateries, SPQR and certainly doesn’t skimp on the butter, bacon or brioche. Nestled with sauteed mushrooms and herbs, this meal is far more than simply breakfast, it’s a full experience.