Who would like to wake up early during the summer? Since there are only a few people who are doing so, the majority of the others opt for having brunch instead of breakfast and lunch. This way you can save time and have two meals in one.
There are many different things that you could add to the menu. To find the perfect menu, you just have to think about what you and the others like.
Regarding the drinks, you should consider the smoothies.
These are refreshing and just great for the kids and also for those who wouldn’t want to have any alcohol.
For those, who don’t mind drinking some alcohol during a brunch, you should consider Lisa’s Gin Fizz that is both light and refreshing and it is the perfect way to start your day.
Also it is a great alternative for the traditional Mimosas.
Let’s move on to the real food. You could consider stuffed French toast as a choice. If you serve this, you can be sure that your family and friends will be more than happy to attend the next brunch you are going to host.
Ham and cheese gratin is one of the more traditional kinds of foods regarding a brunch.
If your serve eggs benedict, it will add a touch of elegance to your brunch and the best thing about it is that it isn’t difficult to make.
After the main course there is need for some dessert as well. Consider the blueberry buckle that people will simply love, or the pecan sticky buns. In order to add a refreshing end to the meal, serve some fresh fruit compote.
One of the stars of a brunch could be the baked banana pecan pancake. For the topping you will need two sliced bananas, one cup of whole pecans, one cup of maple syrup.
The pancake needs one cup of flour, one tablespoon of light brown sugar, one teaspoon of baking powder, half of teaspoon of baking soda, half of teaspoon of salt, one egg, 6 ounces of vanilla or banana yogurt, two tablespoons of vegetable oil, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, half of cup of mashed banana and one half of cup of chopped pecans.
Start by preheating the oven and coating a pie dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl mix the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl mix the egg, vanilla, oil and yogurt. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients. In the end, fold in the mashed banana and the chopped pecan.
Pour the mixture into the pie pan and spread it evenly. After 25-30 minutes of baking get the pie out and cut it into 6 slices. You could also do the toothpick test. It is best served warm and spread with toppings.
You might see that you have a lot of different options for a brunch, and the best is to use your creativity when thinking about the menu so that everybody will love it.