Enjoy a special time with your Dad on Father’s Day by having a brunch with him. These recipes will definitely please him!
Father’s Day is coming up soon and it is the chance for you to show your appreciation to your father, whether he is your biological father or someone who has been a father figure in your life.
While some of us have affectionate fathers, it is a fact that most Dads are not that expressive when it comes to showing their love to us. But, that does not mean you should hold back too.
This Father’s Day, do something special that allows you to spend time together. And we here at Simple Life of a Lady, recommends a Father’s Day brunch.
It is the perfect way to start the day when your Dad is the type who skips breakfast because he prefers to sleep the mornings away.
Brunch is always the best because it gives you the best of two meals: breakfast and lunch. Plus, it’s almost as easy as cooking breakfast meals. And brunch sounds more relaxing than breakfast.
So we have prepared a list of 20 brunch recipes that you can cook for your Dad on Father’s Day.
Whether you are great at baking, have chef-like skills to pull off a full meal, or you are a newbie in the kitchen, you will find something worthy to cook in this list.
So let’s do this!
1. Cheesy bacon and egg hash
This breakfast skillet recipe from Karina of Cafe Delites is not only quick and easy, it is also filling and amazingly delicious!
Apart from that, it’s easy to make and you can have it ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. A great way to start the day when your Dad woke up late and missed breakfast!
2. Southern fried chicken and waffles with spicy honey butter sauce
Fried chicken and waffles is a soul food dish that everyone loves to have for brunch.
If you haven’t tried this before you would probably think this is a weird food combination. But believe it or not, it actually works!
Eden of Sweet Tea and Thyme makes use of a buttermilk brine that gives you a crispy yet juicy fried chicken!
3. Blueberry French toast casserole
Make French toast extra special with this Blueberry French toast casserole recipe from Kim of Insanely Good Recipes.
This unique recipe gives you a dish that combines the sweet creamy goodness of a blueberry cheesecake with the fulfilling taste of a French toast. It is the best of both worlds – perfect for a brunch on Father’s Day!
4. Bacon cheese frittata
If you are looking for a good, hearty meal for your dad, look no further. Amy Zoe shared this bacon cheese frittata recipe on Food.com.
This frittata is not just about bacon and cheese – it also has scallions in it which gives it that irresistible herby taste.
5. Breakfast grilled cheese
Grilled cheese is always a good idea and this recipe from Chungah of Damn Delicious gives you a filling version of it. And that’s because it has scrambled eggs, sausage, and lots of gooey melted cheese.
Serve this meal best with a tall glass of cold milk!
6. Breakfast pizza
This breakfast pizza recipe from Joanna of Jo Cooks tastes just as good as it looks!
Let’s admit it – it even looks better than an actual pizza. The tomatoes and herbs give you a fresh-tasting pizza that is not that heavy and less greasy.
Some might think egg on a pizza is weird but it is actually amazing. Do not be afraid to give this recipe a try!
7. Fluffy peanut butter pancakes
Does your Dad love peanut butter? If he does, give him a Father’s Day treat for brunch that combines the rich, nutty taste of peanut butter with the fluffiness of buttermilk pancakes.
This recipe from Jennifer of The Spruce Eats provides twice the peanut goodness with her peanut butter and maple syrup topping!
8. Extra fluffy blueberry almond pancakes
Does your Dad love blueberry pancakes? Give him a more filling and fluffy version for brunch.
Denise from Sweet Peas and Saffron shares this delicious recipe that would help you make extra fluffy and thick pancakes.
Her secret to achieving the extra fluff? Greek yogurt!
9. Scrambled eggs with bacon
A lot of Dads love to have bacon and eggs for breakfast. Give your Dad both for brunch with this scrambled eggs with bacon recipe from Pamela of Brooklyn Farm Girl.
Her recipe will give you light and fluffy scrambled eggs with crispy bacon mixed into them. Here is something quick, easy, and traditional. You do not need to have serious cooking skills to pull this off!
10. Overnight yeasted waffles with banana rum topping
Aysegul from Foolproof Living gives us a scrumptious brunch recipe that you can make the day before.
Mix the batter in advance. Place the mix in the fridge. Then create the crispy and light goodness using the waffle iron.
If there are some leftovers after your Father’s Day brunch, put them in the freezer and heat them up when you want to eat them.
11. Buffalo chicken paleo sweet potato hash
Is your Dad fond of all things soaked in Buffalo sauce? Here is a recipe that gives the taste of buffalo chicken but is realistically healthier!
You can pull this off in 30 minutes and all you need is one pan to cook everything.
12. Breakfast casserole
Ali of Gimme Some Oven gives us an easy breakfast casserole recipe that combines the goodness of hashbrowns, eggs, and sausage. Your Dad will surely love digging into this baked dish!
You can even do this for parties in the future because it is definitely a crowd-pleaser.
Matt of Real Food by Dad came up with this wonderful recipe that combines frittatas with waffles. This does not only make a great brunch for Father’s Day but can also pass as finger foods for those who are always on the go.
This recipe is also very flexible. You can do your frittata with whatever recipe you’d like.
14. Mexican coffee bun
Does your dad love coffee and pastries? Bake him this traditional Mexican pastry!
This recipe from Rasa Malaysia gives you coffee buns that are soft, light, and with buttery insides. The coffee topping is the best part and it can send anyone into caffeine heaven!
15. Mushroom and feta hashbrown skillet
Here is another brunch recipe that you can create in one skillet.
Erin shares this mushroom and feta hashbrown skillet recipe on Food Fanatic and it is a wonderful combination of a veggie pie and a hash brown.
It is hearty enough to be served on its own and it can make for a filling side dish too!
Shakshuka is a healthy dish that you can enjoy any time of the day – and it is a great option for a Father’s Day brunch!
If you are unfamiliar with this African dish, it is majorly made up of tomatoes, onions, and eggs, and then cooked with lots of spices.
If your Dad is a vegetarian, cook him this recipe from Taylor of Good Housekeeping.
17. Brown sugar and rosemary glazed bacon
What is brunch without bacon?
Lyda of Country Living shares the perfect recipe to give bacon a twist and make it a little bit more special for your Dad.
This recipe only calls for four ingredients! And you can have a plateful ready to eat in less than an hour.
18. Overnight French toast casserole
This French toast casserole recipe from Lil Luna is made of sourdough bread pieces. The recipe only takes a few steps and is easy to make.
The end result? A sweet casserole dish that is crispy on the top but soft on the bottom. Very nice combo!
19. Poached egg and avocado toast
Looking for something simple yet yummy?
Lindsay of Pinch of Yum shared this poached egg and avocado toast recipe.
This is a great Father’s Day brunch idea to consider when your father is fond of the recent avocado toast trend that has health buffs going like crazy.
20. Hash brown egg nests
Farah of The Cooking Jar gives a cute way to serve hash browns and as you can see, they are much more appetizing to look at.
Cheese and shredded hash browns are baked together in a crispy nest form and then topped off with egg, bacon, and more cheese.
Sounds yummy, right? Her hash brown egg nests recipe is paired with avocado, which makes it even better!
Ready to cook?
No matter what your cooking skill level is, you are bound to be able to make at least one of the recipes on this list for your Father’s Day brunch.
Sharing a good meal together is actually a great chance for everyone to bond. And Father’s Day is just the right occasion to get a little closer to your Dad, don’t you think?
What is slaving over the stove for less than an hour compared to all the years of hard work and sacrifice your Dad did for you? If you do not usually cook in the house, this will really surprise your Dad too!
Oh and don’t forget to take a family picture before starting the meal!