Sunday Brunch Buffet Recipes & Ideas

Plan a no-fuss Sunday brunch buffet with these simple recipes and ideas. Everything can be adapted for any size group, with time-saving tips included!

Since we will hopefully be entertaining again soon, I thought I would share some easy Sunday brunch buffet ideas. The best thing about serving brunch is that it eliminates a meal. Breakfast and lunch are combined, so the day’s work is reduced. It’s a relaxing way to feed your family and friends. Just set up a casual buffet, and let everyone help themselves.

sunday brunch buffet idea egg casserole in pyrex dish

Plan a Sunday Brunch Buffet

First up is a Drake family favorite. One of the easiest things to do for your main course is a make-ahead breakfast casserole. The ingredients are super simple, and it’s all assembled the night before. That means in the morning, there is nothing more to do than place the casserole in the oven. I’ve been making this breakfast casserole recipe for so long that I know the ingredients by heart. I’ve also adapted the recipe into Breakfast Egg Muffins. You can find the recipe, with both versions included, [HERE.]

sunday brunch buffet idea egg muffins

So…you need something to go with your casserole or breakfast egg muffins…right? I have two amazing easy Sunday brunch buffet ideas for side dishes. The first is sour cream coffee cake.

coffee cake on wood stand with slices on plates

I use a bundt pan for this, and it really does make a beautiful addition to your Sunday brunch menu. You can definitely make this the day before too. Just store it in an air-tight container ,and it will stay fresh for several days…but it probably won’t last that long! Click [HERE] for the recipe.

blueberry muffin on wrapper with mint and blueberry garnish

Up next are these sweet and delicious blueberry muffins. They can be made the day before, so all you have to do before you serve brunch is warm them in a low oven for a few minutes. Click {HERE} for the recipe.

If the coffee cake and muffins won’t work for your family, take a look at my Quick Breads category. Quick breads are a great substitute for coffee cakes, and all of the recipes can be made into muffins. (If you prefer.)

citrus salad orange vinaigrette sprinkled with mint

To round out your menu, a bowl of fresh fruit works perfectly. If you want a little project that the kids can help with, make fruit kabobs. They are so pretty, and super easy to serve. Another idea that is a bit fancier is a Fresh Citrus Salad. Top things off with juice and coffee.

Sunday Brunch Buffet Flower Idea

arranging peonies in blue mason jars

I know, for most of us, it’s too early for peonies. If you are very lucky, you may be able to pick some up at your grocery store. If not, use this mason jar idea with any kind of flowers…even faux stems. Simply place some mason jars on your buffet, fill them with flowers, and you are good to go!

pink peonies in vintage mason jars

I hope these easy Sunday brunch buffet ideas will help lighten the load, and fill our days with enjoyable family time. 

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15 Comments

  1. Linda Buchanan says:

    I host a ladies card group for lunch once every six weeks, I am always looking for luncheon ideas for our group. I think these muffins with a salad and some fruit sounds perfect. Please publish more luncheon ideas. Thank you

  2. Connie W. says:

    I cannot wait to try this brunch! Looks very tasty!!

    Thank you Ann!

  3. Martha Hansen says:

    What a nice idea! We like to invite our son over for dinner, He’s part of our ‘pod ‘. A brunch would be a nice change. Thanks for a lovely and inspiring post.

  4. Thank you for being here. You are a source of comfort and joy.

  5. Ann. I had to tell you I made the coffee cake for my Sunday brunch. My husband loved it

    It’s a keeper so I put the recipe in my recipe book. I like it because it’s not too sweet and makes a beautiful cake. Also the ingredients are always on hand at my house

    Thank you and be safe thru this trial we are all going through

  6. Oh I want some of that Sour Cream Cake!

  7. Thanks Ann! These look delicious! That cake recipe is really going to come in handy when I need to take a baked good to church.
    Stay well.

  8. Hi Anne,
    Wishing you best wishes I love your blog and have been a fan for a long time, I have many of your printables and love your fav lists and your decorating, can’t wait to try some of your recipes! Thanks for sharing all your ideas and beauty!

  9. What is the name of the font you use for the quote today by Eleanor Roosevelt? Please if you remember the name of it.

    1. HI Carol…that font is called Cantoni Pro. It can be purchased at myfont.com. Stay safe!

  10. Charlotte says:

    Thank you for brightening my day. I live alone and this is beginning to be difficult. The phone is great but there is more to be said for a real hug. We usually have family dinners but you woke me up. When we are safe again, I think a brunch for the family will be a nice change. Thanks for being there. Be safe everyone.

  11. Mary Anne McWhirter says:

    will you be bringing some more of you “for two” recipes like the chicken parmesan which was delicious? Thanks for your daily dose of happiness

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I’m trying…I just made another chicken dish that came out pretty good, so I will be sharing that soon. Thank you!

  12. Love the recipes! Like the idea of Breakfast Egg Muffins. Great idea to have a brunch when we are allowed to get together again after this “shelter in place” is lifted. Hope all is well with you and your family, Ann.
    Stay safe and be well everyone. Jo 🐝🌻🌸🌹