Vanessa Pass

Contributor

This year (like every year) brunch was one of our favorite pastimes. After all, who could refuse an invitation to fresh waffles, cheesy scrambled eggs, avocado toast, or a crisp tarte flambée? We would never. So this is one of our New Year's resolutions: Invite friends and family over for brunch whenever we have the chance.
No matter if you’re looking for a recipes for New Year's brunch, or if you want to get inspired for the brunch season 2019, our end-of-the-year review highlights the 20 most popular brunch recipes of the year at Kitchen Stories. Which one will you make next?

1. No brunch without pancakes and waffles

Pancakes, crêpes, or waffles—we can't live without them. You can easily make them ahead and keep warm in the oven at approx. 100°C/210 °F. Serve them with seasonal fruit or chocolate, depending on the season. Your highlights of the year were:

Oladi pancakes

Oladi pancakes

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Nutella-filled pancakes

Nutella-filled pancakes

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Palatschinken (crêpes) with plum compote

Palatschinken (crêpes) with plum compote

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Waffles with mixed berry compote

Waffles with mixed berry compote

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Combine sweet dishes with savoury ingredients

If you’re looking beyond sweet variations, you can also prepare the classics with savory ingredients. These two dishes were especially popular with you:

Shrimp pancake with chili sauce

Shrimp pancake with chili sauce

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Savory French toast with herbs and Parmesan cheese

Savory French toast with herbs and Parmesan cheese

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2. Classics with a twist

We fully understand why the following dishes landed on your plates so often this year. They are reminiscent of well-known recipes and favorite dishes from our childhood, refreshed with new ingredients or a novel preparation—your brunch guests will love them!

Peach Caprese salad with basil oil

Peach Caprese salad with basil oil

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Omelette wrap with salmon and arugula

Omelette wrap with salmon and arugula

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Coconut rice pudding with mango sauce

Coconut rice pudding with mango sauce

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Danish breakfast buns

Danish breakfast buns

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Turkish-inspired scrambled eggs

Turkish-inspired scrambled eggs

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3. Frittatas: The easiest way to serve eggs to a crowd

The Kitchen Stories community loved the combination of eggs with seasonal vegetables in 2018. Because a frittata can be served cold or warm, it's perfect for your brunch buffet. As the Italian answer to the Spanish tortilla, there are hardly any limits to your imagination when it comes to choosing ingredients—you loved these combinations especially:

Asparagus and herb frittata

Asparagus and herb frittata

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5-ingredient spinach frittata with prosciutto and mozzarella

5-ingredient spinach frittata with prosciutto and mozzarella

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Sweet potato, spinach, and feta frittata

Sweet potato, spinach, and feta frittata

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4. The year’s winning combination: avocado and egg

New recipes combining the undisputed stars of brunch—egg and avocado—should not be missing from any brunch buffet or annual best list. Whether poached, scrambled, or tossed in egg salad, the following recipes will hit the mark with your guests!

Scrambled eggs on avocado toast with salsa

Scrambled eggs on avocado toast with salsa

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Egg salad sandwich with avocado

Egg salad sandwich with avocado

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Sweet potato fritters with guacamole and poached egg

Sweet potato fritters with guacamole and poached egg

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5. Leaning towards lunch

Finally, we have some more heartier savory foods for when brunch needs to go the distance for you and your guests. The following recipes were not only popular in terms of taste, but also because you can prepare them in advance. You only have to slide them in the oven when your guests arrive, and they taste just as good lukewarm as fresh out of the oven

Red beet and goat cheese tarte flambée

Red beet and goat cheese tarte flambée

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Brussels sprout hash with bacon and fried eggs

Brussels sprout hash with bacon and fried eggs

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Easy sheet pan salmon with scallions and garlic butter

Easy sheet pan salmon with scallions and garlic butter

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What will you be putting on the brunch menu in the new year? Tell us in the comments!

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