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15 Crazy-Easy Brunch Hacks for Lazy Weekends at Home
Weekend mornings are made for brunch—except for the part that includes getting dressed and waiting in line for food (and coffee). This is especially true when you have kids. Schlepping the entire family out to a morning meal is often more trouble than it’s worth. My family prefers to skip the stress and stay home in our pajamas. But that doesn’t mean that I’m obsessed with becoming a short-order cook, either. These super simple recipes cut the stress out of cooking on the weekend, and end up just as tasty as anything on the menu at my favorite diner, too. From five minute granola, to perfectly poached eggs made in a muffin tin, check out these brilliant brunch hacks in the slideshow.
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15 Crazy Easy Brunch Hacks
Five Minute Granola
Get your granola fix in just a few minutes—without even turning on the oven—with this microwave granola-in-a-mug recipe. Sprinkle it over your favorite yogurt and enjoy.
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Photo & Recipe: Power Hungry
Bacon and Egg Cups
Save yourself a bit of washing up by combining this classic breakfast duo in one easy dish. Your paleo friends will love it too. Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: Seasonal Cravings
Easy Baked Oatmeal
Skip the stirring at the stovetop and let this heavenly mixture of oats, spices, and blueberries bake away in the oven. Take it up a notch by topping with thick Greek yogurt (or even whipped cream!) Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: Cookie and Kate
Easy Baked French Toast
Feed a crowd without standing over the stove for an hour with this decadent baked french toast. Serve with fresh berries and coffee, and be thankful you didn’t have to wait for a table. Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: Gather for Bread
Easy Cake Mix Donuts
Skip the line at the bakery and make these super easy shortcut donuts right in your own kitchen. Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: It's Always Autumn
Blueberry Muffin Cake
Turn your favorite muffins into a bakery-worthy cake with this easy muffin cake recipe. The crumb topping alone makes it worth the effort. Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: Cookies & Cups
Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
Prep this breakfast casserole the night before, stick it into the oven in the morning, and enjoy a heavenly brunch worthy of your favorite modern diner. Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: Chew Out Loud
Read the news while these pancakes cook themselves in the oven. Top with a mix of add-ins so everyone in the house is happy. Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: Family Fresh Meals
Mediterranean Breakfast Tostadas
Transform scrambled easy eggs into an impressive entree bursting with fresh Greek flavors for a healthy start to your day. Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: The Creative Bite
Muffin Tin Poached Eggs
Serve delicate and perfectly runny poached eggs to a crowd with this crazy-easy oven method. Pair with toast for an easy yet impressive brunch dish. Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: The Kitchn
Yogurt and Fruit Parfait
Why pay $9 for a too-sweet parfait when you can layer up a few basic ingredients for a company-worthy breakfast? (You even can trade in whichever fruit looks best at the store.) Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: Home and Plate
Southwest Taco Muffins
Combine all of the taco flavors you love into super easy egg muffins. Your whole family will love these—and you can even dice them up and serve them in tortillas for quick tacos. Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: A Cedar Spoon
Banana Puffed Pancake
These are like pancakes, only much easier and a lot more decadent. Bonus: You can even sit and enjoy a cup of coffee while this bakes away in the oven. Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: BHG
Waffle Iron Hash Browns
Oh so easy and incredibly crisp—this method for making hash browns should replace a skillet for ever and always. Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: Recipe Girl
Muffin Tin Scones
Perfect with a steaming cup of coffee or tea, these scones require no rolling or fussing. Simply pile the batter into a muffin tin and bake away. Get the recipe.
Photo & Recipe: Yummy Toddler Food
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