17 Bite-Size Brunch Dishes To Graze on at Your Leisure
What's a bite-size brunch? It's sweet and savory brunch dishes served in scaled-down portions so you can try a little taste of everything without feeling weighed down. To help you put together a menu for your own bite-size brunch, we've gathered 17 brunch-worthy minis that are as delightful to behold as they are to eat. Just add a pitcher of mimosas and get to grazing.
Air Fryer Mini Blueberry Scones
Plug in your air fryer to make these delectable bite-size scones, stuff with fresh blueberries. Glazed with sugar and orange zest, they're just the right size when you want to enjoy scones and still leave room for all the other brunch dishes you want to try.
Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Crescent roll dough is the secret shortcut ingredient that puts these adorable bite-size cinnamon rolls on your brunch table in under 30 minutes. Several reviewers say you should either cut the amount of filling and frosting in half OR double the crescent roll dough.
Monkey Bread Kabobs
Bits of refrigerated biscuit dough are rolled in cinnamon sugar and threaded onto skewers with maraschino cherries. Bake 'em up, set 'em out, watch 'em disappear. Home cook gammaray added apple chunks and slices of cooked chicken sausage because why not.
It's the ring of bacon that makes these egg bites a visual standout on your brunch table. Baking Nana says, "These would be great for a brunch or even for a breakfast on the go. I use center cut bacon and instead of microwaving it I partially cooked it in a skillet, crisping up just one side. The bacon was still flexible and just the right length to circle the muffin tins. I put just a little of the filling into each cup and baked for about 4 minutes so the top of the egg was just starting to set and then added the remaining toppings
Bacon-Stuffed Cinnamon Roll Bites
Be sure to choose refrigerated cinnamon roll dough that actually unrolls to make these brunchy bites. Home cook Dennis Siebert says, "Did as directed, came out great. I loved it. The kids fought over them. will be making again."
Mini Sausage Pancake Skewers with Spicy Syrup
You'll get a taste of sweet and savory in every bite of these mini pancake and sausage skewers. To complete the dish, recipe creator lutzflcat includes a spicy maple syrup for dipping or pouring.
Easy Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
"These easy-to-make French toast sticks turn out great in an air fryer. Dry your bread out first so you don't end up having your bread fall apart during the soaking process. Serve with your favorite French toast toppings, such as powdered sugar, a sugar and cinnamon mix, or syrup." —bd.weld
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots
Two brunch favorites meet up in one smoky, crunchy roll-up. Add a little cheese and you've got a perfect bite. Although the recipe says to bake the frozen tots before wrapping them in bacon, many reviewers skipped that step and just left them out until they could skewer them with toothpicks. Jofflyn says, "They're great dipped in maple syrup."
Baked Mini Doughnuts
Recipe creator Riley says, "Yummy mini doughnuts without the frying! These have the texture of cake doughnuts and are, of course, addicting. Enjoy!" Lutzflcat says she baked the batter in a mini-doughnut pan instead of the muffin pan used in the recipe.
Muffin Pan Frittatas
Asparagus, bell peppers, and onions go into these easy crustless egg cups. Baking Nana says, "These are really easy and make for a great on-the-go breakfast and would be fabulous for a brunch. I baked them for 15 minutes and they were perfect.
Bacon and Egg Doughnuts
"I've always wanted to try making some kind of sweet/savory bacon-studded fritter using pate a choux, also known as that stuff you make cream puffs with. I went full breakfast theme, and topped mine with a little maple syrup, but feel free to get your beignet on, and cover them with a pile of powdered sugar." —Chef John
Spicy Sausage Balls without Bisquick
"These sausage balls are as good as Bisquick sausage balls, but without the carbs and gluten," says recipe creator Mary Hillegass. "They are also keto friendly! Eat them fresh out of the oven or refrigerate or freeze for later use."
Monkey Bread Muffins
All the fun of pull-apart monkey bread but baked and served in individual muffin cups. Reviewer Stacy Rae says, "These were excellent and super easy to throw together. This recipe makes it easier to serve a small crowd without breaking out the Bundt pan."
Fruity Mini Pancake Skewers
Wow your brunch bunch with these adorable stacks of ultra-mini pancakes threaded on bamboo skewers with fresh fruit and fruited cream cheese. Recipe creator lutzflcat says you can use a squeeze bottle to portion the pancakes into perfect 1-inch rounds. She also says you can make the pancakes ahead of time (you can even stash them in the freezer) and zap them in the microwave before assembling the skewers.
Pesto Sausage Biscuit Bites
Breakfast sausage, pesto, and refrigerated biscuit dough gets all rolled up together, sliced, and baked to make these easy-to-serve stuffed biscuit bites. "Easy, tasty, and my family loved to pop them! That's a big win in my book," says reviewer MarilynHortonDotCom.
Bacon Tater Egg Cups
These bacon, egg, potato, and veggie bites are fun enough for brunch but practical enough for everyday breakfasts. Reviewers used the recipe as a guideline and substituted different vegetables and breakfast meats to make their own versions. You can easily make them meatless, too.
Brunch dishes are meant to be just a little more special, and this recipe makes bacon very special indeed. "Double this recipe or you will cry because you run out of delicious candied bacon and you will want MORE! Any thick cut bacon works great. I followed another reviewer's tip of doubling the maple syrup the second time I made this recipe. Very good." —sonjagroset