Dad, he’s always been there for you. When it comes to flat tires or slaying spiders, he’s the first hero you have on speed dial. Show dad some love with a Father’s Day brunch that tells him how much he means to the entire family…

1. Cinnamon Flap Jacks

These cinnamon flap jacks are made with vanilla, buttermilk, brown sugar, loads of butter, and lots of love for dad. Plus, you can get the kids or grand kids to help show their gratitude for dad when they whip up these pancake letters topped with sticky maple syrup…only the real stuff will do for dad!

flap jacks

Source: Taste of Home

2. Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

Give brunch a manly makeover by making meat the main feature. These sticky, smoking glazed pork chops will entice Dad out of bed in no time flat. The glaze is a sweet and savory mixture of dry mustard, fiery cayenne pepper, light-brown sugar, hearty bourbon, and lightly salty safflower oil.


Source: Martha Stewart

3. Corned Beef Hash And Eggs

Most American dads are meat-and-potatoes type of guys. Give dad exactly what his taste buds desire on Father’s Day. This manly-man, hash blends a hearty combination of flavorful, deli-style corned beef, chopped onions and red pepper, frozen hash browns, and four fluffy fried eggs—all in one skillet.



4. Brunch Tart with Spinach, Olives, and Leeks

While a flaky quiche might be a little too girly for dad, this free form, puff pastry tart—lightly brushed with coarsely chopped leeks, onion, garlic, baby spinach leaves, creamy ricotta cheese, pitted kalamata olives, and thyme—looks more like a pizza pie than a dainty brunch item. Crack and bake 3 large eggs right in the center to make this a true breakfast-worthy staple.



5. Frozen Coffee Cooler

This frozen, caffeinated beverage is ideal for a lazy, outdoor, summer brunch to celebrate dad. Plus, it’s much to hot in June to sip hot coffee on the back yard deck. Garnish this chilly blend of ice cubes, strong brewed coffee, coffee liqueur, sugar, and creamy half-and-half with whipped cream and ground cinnamon—slurp!


Source: Southern Living

6. Brunch Bake

This easy and creative combination of sliced Turkish bread, spicy chipolata sausages, diced red capsicum peppers, chopped tomatoes, fresh parsley, and olive oil makes a brunch dish that dad won’t soon forget. Pair it perfectly with egg omelets and savory baked, maple beans.

brunch bake


7. Smoked Salmon Frittata

Dad’s mouth will water at the sight of this not-so-typical brunch dish. This creamy, egg skillet casserole is over-flowing with chive-spiced eggs, tangy sour cream, cream cheese, red onion, pungent Dijon mustard, and smoked salmon. Fry it up together in one pan and serve it along with homemade hash browns or a greens salad with whole-grain toast.

smoked salmon

Source: Coastal Living

8. Maple French Toast Bacon Cupcakes

Every celebratory lunch requires a signature dessert—and Father’s Day brunch is no exception! Cue the vanilla pudding-infused cupcake bliss that will commence with a dozen maple french toast bacon cupcakes. The cake is lightly spiced with flavors of vanilla extract, nutmeg, brown sugar, maple syrup, and crispy chopped bacon bits. And the frosting is just as superb—a fluffy mix of cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon sprinkles, and 3 smoky strips of bacon!




Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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