31 classic “Gourmet” magazine recipes to inspire your brunch


31 Classic Gourmet Recipes for Brunch Inspiration

Let your weekend cooking plan come from the pages of Gourmet.


31 Classic Gourmet Recipes for Weekend Brunch Inspiration

Brunch is inherently luxurious—lingering over coffee on a sunny Saturday with a big plate of French toast or poached eggs always beats the weekday rush. But a Gourmet brunch is even more so. Below you’ll find our favorites from the magazine, including tangy sour cream pancakes, elegant quiche, muffins bursting with berries, and the flakiest buttermilk biscuits. Pour mimosas all around and dig in.

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  • Gourmet's Buttermilk French Toast recipe on a plate with glasses of orange juice and coffee on the side.Photo by Isa Zapata, Prop Styling by Stephanie De Luca, Food Styling by Yekaterina Boystova1/31Buttermilk French ToastThis buttermilk French toast recipe transforms challah into a luxurious and slightly tangy version of the brunch classic. Top with butter and maple syrup, or try it with yogurt and fresh fruit.GET THIS RECIPE
  • Two bowls of Lowcountry Breakfast Shrimp with a glass of white wine on the side.Photo by Joseph De Leo, Food Styling by Rebecca Jurkevich2/31Lowcountry Breakfast ShrimpThis shrimp’s gentle preparation yields an utterly soothing broth that tastes just right first thing in the morning. Grab some grits or a warm biscuit to help sop up the juices.GET THIS RECIPE

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  • Gourmet's Crème Brûle French Toast with forks plates and berries on the side.Photo by Joseph De Leo, Prop Styling by Anne Eastman, Food Styling by John Bjostad15/31Crème Brûlée French ToastNo torch required for this crème brûlée French toast–it gets its name from the sweet, fragrant custard base used to make it.GET THIS RECIPE
  • Close up of glazed sugarcrusted doughnuts on a wire cooling rack one torn in half.Photo by Romulo Yanes16/31Coffee-Glazed DoughnutsAnyone who’s ever dropped into a local bakery for a morning snack can testify to the appeal of coffee and a doughnut. Here, yeast doughnuts with a touch of cinnamon get an extra jolt of flavor from a sweet espresso glaze.GET THIS RECIPE
  • Photo of latkes on a serving platter with bowls of applesauce and sour cream on the side.Photo by Joseph De Leo, Food Styling by Anna Stockwell17/31Potato LatkesTop these potato pancakes with a little sour cream and a slice of smoked salmon or gravlax.GET THIS RECIPE

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