Bobby's Best Brunches

 

Savor caramel-smothered French toast, dressed-up eggs Benedict and more, straight from Bobby Flay's kitchen.

 

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Avocado Salmon Benedict with Chive Oil

This version of eggs Benedict has seared instead of smoked salmon and a super-lemony hollandaise — a match made in heaven.

Get the Recipe: Avocado Salmon Benedict with Chive Oil

Baked Apples with Oatmeal and Yogurt

Kick morning oatmeal up a notch with an edible bowl — preferably a cinnamon-sugar-covered, cider-braised apple bowl.

Get the Recipe: Baked Apples with Oatmeal and Yogurt

Rolled Omelet with Gruyère, Ham, Arugula and Torn Mustard Croutons

Kick up the classic ham and cheese omelet with nutty Gruyère and peppery arugula. The rolling technique takes a little bit of practice, but it's well worth the effort to wow guests at your next soiree.

Get the Recipe: Rolled Omelet with Gruyere, Ham, Arugula and Torn Mustard Croutons

Cinnamon-Sugar Mini Pancake Muffins

These bite-size cinnamon-sugar muffins taste like pancakes but look more like doughnuts, and you'll definitely get addicted after your first few.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Mini Pancake Muffins

Sunrise Mimosa

You probably won't be up when the sun rises for brunch, but you can layer mango and pomegranate in your cocktail to get a similarly gorgeous visual. Bonus: It's delicious too.

Get the Recipe: Sunrise Mimosa

Sally Lunn French Toast with Homemade Apple Butter and Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

French toast won't know what hit it when it's smothered with a decadent caramel apple concoction.

Get the Recipe: Sally Lunn French Toast with Homemade Apple Butter and Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

Croque Madame Bread Pudding with Herb-Crusted Tomatoes

Instead of making a handful of individual sandwiches, make Croque Madame bread pudding. Make sure to fry sunny-side-up eggs just before serving.

Get the Recipe: Croque Madame Bread Pudding with Herb-Crusted Tomatoes

Pull-Apart Cinnamon Bread

If monkey bread and cinnamon rolls had a baby, this would be the delicious result.

Get the Recipe: Pull-Apart Cinnamon Bread

Crunchy Maple-Topped Irish Oatmeal

Remember that maple brown sugar instant oatmeal you ate as a kid? This is the grown-up version. Almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, cinnamon and maple syrup get crunchy in the oven, and they contrast perfectly with the creamy Irish oats.

Get the Recipe: Crunchy Maple-Topped Irish Oatmeal

Gazpacho Bloody Maria

Is this a soup or a cocktail? It's somewhere in between and packed with quite a punch of tequila. Ay yi yi!

Get the Recipe: Gazpacho Bloody Maria

Orange-Scented Bomboloni

Bobby spikes these Italian doughnuts with orange liqueur, both in the pastry cream and the dipping sauce. The addictive little balls are rolled in sugar as soon as they’re out of the frying pan.

Get the Recipe: Orange Scented Bomboloni with Pastry Cream and Chocolate Orange Dipping Sauce

Apple Sauce Parfait

Layers of fresh applesauce, Greek yogurt and some quinoa make a simple brunch that's as nice to look at as it is for you.

Get the Recipe: Applesauce Parfaits with Yogurt and Crispy Quinoa

Hang Town Fry

Bobby's modern-day rendition of the hang town fry, a bacon and oyster omelet created during the California Gold Rush, features a tangy arugula tomato vinaigrette.

Get the Recipe: Hang Town Fry

Streusel-Topped Baked Peaches with Sorghum Glaze

Bobby tops his crumbly streusel and peaches with a sweet sorghum glaze, which has the color and consistency of maple syrup, but also boasts a unique fruity flavor.

Get the Recipe: Streusel Topped Baked Peaches with Sorghum Glaze

Apricot-Yogurt Parfait with California Granola

Make Bobby's apricot puree and chunky California granola the night before your guests arrive — come morning, parfait assembly will be a breeze.

Get the Recipe: Apricot-Yogurt Parfait with California Granola

Old Vermont Cocktail

Bobby calls this golden-orange cocktail — made from gin and maple syrup — New England’s answer to the martini.

Get the Recipe: Old Vermont Cocktail

Black Pepper Popovers

To turn fluffy, peppery popovers into a complete meal, load them up with cheesy scrambled eggs and slices of maple-glazed ham.

Get the Recipe: Black Pepper Popovers filled with Vermont Cheddar and Herb Scrambled Eggs and Maple-Mustard Glazed Canadian Bacon

Shoofly Muffins

Bobby captures the rich molasses flavor of shoofly pie in muffin form, transforming the all-American dessert into a portable breakfast pastry.

Get the Recipe: Shoo-Fly Muffins

Fruit-Filled Mini Toaster Pastries

Bobby fills his buttery toaster pastries with a sweet fruity jam, but you can draw inspiration from your favorite flavor and use brown sugar or chocolate fudge.

Get the Recipe: Fruit Filled Mini Toaster Pastries

Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean-Pecan Butter

This fragrant loaf will fill your kitchen with the comforting scents of cinnamon and ripe banana. Toast up the slices and add a dollop of bourbon-spiked vanilla butter before serving.

Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean-"Pecan Butter

Jerk Pork Belly and Sweet Potato Hash

Bobby uses the bold, bright spices of the Caribbean to jazz up this diner classic. He braises jerk-rubbed pork belly until tender, then tosses the meat with cubes of sweet potato and — to truly take it over the top — a fried egg.

Get the Recipe: Jerk Pork Belly and Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs

Grapefruit Mojito

Transport brunch guests to the tropics with this fizzy, tangy cocktail sweetened with agave nectar.

Get the Recipe: Grapefruit "Mojito"

Coconut Waffles with Chocolate Maple Syrup

Coconut milk and sweetened shreds give Bobby’s fluffy waffles a double dose of island flair.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Waffles with Chocolate Maple Syrup and Banana

Wild Mushroom-Yukon Gold Hash

Those with hearty appetites will welcome this robust hash of earthy wild mushrooms, diced Yukon potatoes and plenty of fresh parsley and thyme.

Get the Recipe: Wild Mushroom-Yukon Gold Hash

Smoked Salmon and Scallion Scramble

Bobby plays with a classic ingredient pairing — smoked salmon and goat cheese — adding flaky pieces of fish to airy scrambled eggs and stirring the tangy fromage into butter for toast.

Get the Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Scallion Scramble with Whole Grain Toast with Goat Cheese Butter

Homemade Coconut Chai Tea Latte

Warm and spicy chai tea is incredibly easy to brew at home. Bobby steeps black tea with traditional chai spices like cardamom, cloves and fresh ginger, then whisks in coconut milk to give it creamy, frothy boost.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Coconut Chai Tea Latte

Bananas Foster French Toast

A classic brunch dish and retro dessert meet to form this luxurious French toast topped with caramelized bananas. Bobby's trick to creating an eggy, creamy interior? He uses day-old bread that'll absorb the custard without breaking apart.

Get the Recipe: Bananas Foster French Toast with Whipped Cream Cheese

Wine Fruit Sparklers

Set out a variety of fresh juices and bottles of chilled Sauvignon Blanc, then let guests create their own sparkling cocktails.

Get the Recipe: Wine Fruit Sparklers

Citrus Blueberry Salad with Almond Relish

Bobby's citrus and blueberry salad is equal parts tart and sugary. It's a refreshing way to satisfy a sweets craving without leaving you feeling too full.

Get the Recipe: Citrus Blueberry Salad with Almond Relish and Minted Sugar

Texas Eggs Benedict

Insert some Southern charm into your brunch lineup. Bobby swaps out traditional Benedict fixings like muffins and ham with juicy grilled steak, Texas toast and a spicy black bean tomato relish.

Get the Recipe: Texas Eggs Benedict

Pecan Pie Monkey Bread

Bobby’s gooey monkey bread is easily assembled in a Bundt pan, which makes it an ideal brunch starter. Pecans and homemade caramel form a crackly glaze that trickles down between every warm layer of pull-apart dough.

Get the Recipe: Pecan Pie Monkey Bread

Tomato Tart

Chilled butter and cold water is the key to the flaky crust of this rustic tomato tart. A smear of Dijon mustard gives it a zingy bite to balance out the nutty, creamy cheeses and herbaceous oil dressing.

Get the Recipe: Tomato Tart

Orange French Yogurt Cake

The combination of Greek yogurt and orange zest imbues this beloved French cake with a subtle tangy flavor. An orange marmalade glaze adds sweetness while also boosting the citrusy aroma.

Get the Recipe: Orange French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze

Cinnamon Mascarpone Pancakes with Warm Morello Cherries and Hazelnuts

The silky and light mascarpone cheese topping takes the place of butter but adds a luxurious richness to these fluffy pancakes.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Mascarpone Pancakes with Warm Morello Cherries and Hazelnuts

Calabrian Scrambled Eggs with Jalapeno Pesto Bruschetta

For this southern Italian version of crostini, chili peppers are roasted to mellow out the spice and then blended with parsley into a pesto to top fluffy scrambled eggs with sopressata.

Get the Recipe: Calabrian Scrambled Eggs with Jalapeno Pesto Bruschetta

Blackberry-Hazelnut Sticky Buns

Putting together your own irresistible sticky buns is much easier than you might think. These require only 30 minutes of prep.

Get the Recipe: Blackberry-Hazelnut Sticky Buns

Mini Pumpkin Churros Chocolate-Coffee Dipping Sauce

These long thin doughnuts are crispy on the outside and light and tender on the inside.

Get the Recipe: Mini Pumpkin Churros Chocolate-Coffee Dipping Sauce

Citronata

Bobby mixes a citrusy French aperitif wine with trendy Aperol then tops it all off with a little orange soda.

Get the Recipe: Citronata

Buckwheat Crepes with Ham, Gruyere and Caramelized Onions

Buckwheat flour gives these crepes a nice nutty flavor — and the pancakes can be made days ahead of time.

Get the Recipe: Buckwheat Crepes with Ham, Gruyere and Caramelized Onions

Grapefruit Salad

Dress grapefruit with honey to cut its trademark tartness, then garnish with fresh mint.

Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Salad with Honey-Mint Dressing

Silver-Dollar Buttermilk Pancakes with Bourbon Molasses Butter

The beauty of silver dollar pancakes? You get lots of crispy edges in each bite. Bobby dresses his up by mixing pecans into the batter and serving bourbon-molasses butter on the side.

Get the Recipe: Silver Dollar Buttermilk-Pecan Pancakes with Bourbon Molasses Butter and Maple Syrup

Smoked Salmon on Grilled Seven Grain Bread

Bobby's take on the classic New York breakfast starts with toasted whole-grain bread. Top each slice with smoked salmon, sliced tomato and a sprig of dill, then drizzle with olive oil and honey-mustard dressing.

Get the Recipe: Smoked Salmon on Grilled Seven Grain Bread with Tomato and Dill

Mango-Agave Granola

Instead of serving up store-bought granola, make your own mix studded with mango and almonds plus sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Serve with Greek yogurt.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Mango-Agave Granola with Greek Yogurt