The Loveliest Menu for a Galentine's Day Brunch
This Galentine's Day brunch menu is in celebration of the super special connection we have with our girlfriends. A good Galentine’s gathering can be exactly what we all need, whether we are partnered or not. Sharing good food and drink with our besties is the cure for the mid-winter blues. And no one should have to choose between a great night with their love and an energizing connection with their crew. Enter the Galentine's brunch. By nature, totally inclusive, the morning timing means no one has to choose. Check out our best recommendations for the perfect Galentine's Day brunch recipes to serve, whether you are hosting and doing all the prep yourself or doing it as a potluck.
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For starters, you are going to need a brunch-friendly cocktail, and while there is nothing wrong with a classic mimosa, this gorgeous blusher is the ideal way to have a special signature drink for your girls.
Monkey Bread I
Once your girls have a cocktail in hand, it is time to make sure that they have some great nibbles to pair with the drinks, while the rest of the guests are arriving. This monkey bread makes for a terrific presentation, everyone can just pull off little nuggets of sweet dough, the ultimate brunch finger food.
A little something savory to go with the sweet, sausage balls have long been a secret weapon of Southern cooks, and are a perfect make-ahead dish to get any party started.
Brown Sugar Smokies
Once you are setting up your Galentine’s buffet, you are going to want a little something for everyone. Worried about choosing between bacon and sausage for your ladies? These are the best of both worlds, with the added benefit of cuteness!
Puff Pastry Waffles
Make Leslie Knope proud with waffles for your girl crew; the topping possibilities are endless. But instead of standing at the batter station all morning, make these puff pastry waffles, which are a cross between a waffle and a croissant and can be made ahead for a crowd and reheated. Top with anything from classic syrup, to yogurt and fruit, to ice cream.
Russian Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki)
Want something a little bit unusual that also happens to be great for vegetarians? These Russian cheese pancakes are easy to make and delicious and will quickly become a go-to recipe for any brunch gathering.
Oven Scrambled Eggs
Brunch isn't brunch without eggs, and if you have a lot of girlfriends coming over, you want to be able to make a simple scramble with minimal fuss. This oven technique makes eggs for a crowd extra-easy, and you can keep them as basic or fancy as you like!
Crustless Spinach Quiche
Another good egg option is always quiche, but in this day and age, with people doing Whole30 or Keto or Paleo, or gluten-free, crust can be a problem. This crustless spinach quiche has your back with a recipe so delicious, you won't even miss the crust!
Spanish Potato Omelet
Going a bit European is never a bad idea when you are bringing your girls together, and this take on a Spanish potato tortilla is as yummy as it is elegant. Easy to make but with serious wow factor, you can make multiples when feeding a crowd.
Strawberry Spinach Salad I
A salad at brunch? Certainly. It's not at all unusual to see a lovely green dish amid a sea of breakfast bites. This spinach salad fits better with the day of girlfriend love thanks to the sliced strawberries. The tangy dressing will stand apart amid the seas of bacon, baked goods, and bubbling drinks.
If you and your girls are getting together for brunch, you are going to need some sort of sweet baked good to accompany all that savory. These cranberry scones are the perfect choice, just enough tart to keep them from being overly sweet.
Honey Lime Fruit Salad
No brunch is complete without some fresh fruit; this recipe ups the ante on your usual boring fruit salad with a little bit of honey and some lime. A fresh and elegant take on an old favorite.
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Any woman will tell you, there is always room in the dessert compartment. And a perfect meal-ender for any gathering of fabulous women is an equally fabulous cheesecake. (And it's a sweet bid to the ladies of Golden Girls.) White chocolate and raspberry are a classic combo for Valentine’s Day menus, so it is also a great addition to a Galentine's brunch!
Aunt Teen's Creamy Chocolate Fudge
Want to honor the need for some chocolate, but just with a little sweet bite? You will never go wrong with a classic fudge, and this version is perfect to cut into squares and serve in little pink paper cups.
Finally, a great Galentine's gathering sends your girls home with a little bit of swag. These jars of easy-to-assemble cookie ingredients are a gift that keeps on giving, and a sweet way to thank your best pals for having your back in February and all year long.