When you hear the word ‘brunch’, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? We’re betting it’s a picture of a group of women having a good time eating meals that would otherwise be designated for either breakfast or lunch, possibly with a nice cocktail or two. And that picture sounds awesome, doesn’t it?
So there’s no reason to keep it exclusive to the female population. Men can enjoy brunch, too! Need more proof? Check out these brunch ideas for guys that would be beyond perfect for a manly hangout.
Brunch Recipes for Men
Bacon and Eggs... in a Pizza?
Bacon and eggs are already breakfast favorites. Pizza? Now that’s something that nobody is gonna say no to - at any time of the day. Put these together and you’ll get the ultimate yummy brunch treat. Here’s how you can make them at home:
Preheat your oven to 425°.
Cook bacon over medium heat in a skillet until they’re crispy.
Once cooked, transfer on a plate with paper towels. Reserve a tablespoon of the bacon drippings in the pan, discarding the rest.
Cook onion in the bacon fat on medium-high heat. When tender, remove onions.
Use a paper towel to wipe the skillet.
Whisk eggs, parmesan, and seasonings in a bowl.
Heat butter in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add egg mixture and cook.
Take an ungreased baking tray. Place the crust. Pour and spread the alfredo sauce.
Top with bacon, onion, eggs, and redd peppers. Sprinkle cheese on top.
Just like bacon and egg pizzas, bagel burgers put two things we love together, adding to the awesomeness of this dish. Bagels are perfect for breakfast, and a burger lunch is always a good idea when you want to indulge. It also hits the mark if you're aiming for cheap brunch recipes. So here’s a bagel burger recipe for you and the boys:
Fry onions in butter in a skillet for 15 minutes or until caramelized.
Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate.
Use the same skillet to brown your meat in oil, cooking over high heat.
Looking for healthy brunch recipes? Why not go extreme with steak and eggs? These will fill you up nicely and get you ready for the rest of the day. Make yourself and your buddies a nice plate of steak and eggs, perfect for a Father's Day brunch or just a weekend hanging out:
Mix basil, parsley, chives, red pepper flakes, and garlic in a bowl.
Add vinegar and oil. Whisk to mix. Add salt and pepper.
Pat the steak dry with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper.
Turn the heat up to medium-high heat. Heat a skillet for about 1-2 minutes. Then, add oil.
Cook the steak in the middle of the skillet for 4-5 minutes, ensuring you have a dark crust.
Flip the steaks and cook for another 3-4 minutes (may adjust to your preferred doneness).
Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing against the grain.
Serve with fried eggs, topped with the parsley mixture.
Besides all the savory goodness that we’ve featured from the creative brunch ideas above, indulging our sweet tooth is one of the best things about brunches. So let’s do that! You might’ve already tried oreo pancakes in your favorite diner, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy them right at home. They’re quite easy to make!
Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, crushed Oreos, and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and melted butter.
Combine the two mixtures together without overmixing. Aim for a slightly lumpy batter.
Let the batter rest for half an hour. You can also opt to cover and refrigerate it overnight!
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add butter.
Ladle ⅓ cup of batter at a time.
Cook pancakes until slightly browned on both sides.
Repeat the process until you’re done with the rest of the batter. Add butter as necessary.
Brunch time isn’t complete without something light and bubbly! And guys can’t say no to beer, but that isn’t exactly brunch-worthy, right? So let’s lighten it up and make beermosas instead. (Yes, these are a thing.) You can whip these up in a couple of minutes!
Take tall glasses and fill them a quarter of the way full with orange juice.
There you have it -- an entire brunch menu planned for you. These hearty brunch ideas are great for easy weekends at home with your guys, or even if you’re staying in a cabin or beach house for some R&R. What do you think? Which of these recipes will your friends love the most in your next men's brunch?