| |

How to Host An Easy Biscuit Bar Brunch

easy biscuit bar

An easy biscuit bar brunch is way easier to host than you think!

Simple recipes + pre-made items, and you have yourself a fantastic brunch people will be posting all over social media…

easy biscuit bar

Did you know that Millennials spend more time looking for the perfect place to brunch than they do looking for a date?

It’s true… Let’s try to take back the in-home table — and bring back in-home brunch!

This weekend, I hosted a petite retreat that opened with a simple, easy biscuit bar. While I love going out — I love to host even more! People sitting around eating biscuits piled high with jam, sipping coffee with homemade vanilla almond creamer makes me SO happy!

all the pretty things

There are a few reasons why I love hosting brunch…

  • late morning starts… Choose 10 am or after!
  • I’ll make one item from scratch, and the rest I’ll just purchase and assemble!
  • It’s easy! Most everything can be made ahead of time, too.

And, while these pictures make this look like a fancy gathering… this was all assembled the night before.

I popped the biscuits in the oven half an hour before my people arrived! 

easy biscuit bar

Edie Wadsworth joined us for an All the Pretty Things discussion. She lives just over the mountain, and agreed to come for the morning to sit with us and discuss her book, All the Pretty Things. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it… It’s a book that breaks your heart and heals it all at the same time. I loved it so much, I gave a copy to my peeps this Fall after it was released.

easy biscuit bar

So, here are my tips for hosting an easy biscuit bar:

Make your biscuits ahead of time.

I used my Best Homemade Biscuits, Ever Recipe! They’re tender, flaky, and can be made ahead of time.

I made them up to the point where you would bake them.

Flash froze them on parchment paper, then stored them in the freezer in a zip-top bag until Saturday morning. In that post, you can find all the info you need on baking the biscuits from frozen!

Open jars… Seriously!

All you need is some honey, a couple of types of jam, some Nutella (No brunch is complete without it, okay?!), and unwrap a stick of butter.

Pick up some sliced deli ham, and you have yourself a great biscuit bar. This is a great task to ask someone else to bring, too! You can always ask your people to bring their favorite biscuit topping, just to see what you’d get!

Make a pot of coffee and put out some creamer. I made my own — and it is SO easy… Using this recipe from Shugary Sweets.

Instead of vanilla extract, I used vanilla bean paste and almond extracts to make Vanilla Almond Creamer. 

Most noteworthy, not only is an in-home brunch a great way to see your people on the weekend it’s also budget-friendly!

And, your people can stay as long as you like — instead of feeling rushed because you decided to go to the hottest brunch place in town, and the line is around the corner.

Because who wants to brunch feeling rushed?? 

Finally, here are all my people with Edie! We had a great time — laughed, cried, and discussed living life here in the Appalachian mountains, living your life out of love and grace, and greeting everyone you meet with humility.

Thank you, dearest Edie, for making the drive — we loved having you!

Do you have tried and true brunch recipes? I would love to hear them! 

Save this graphic to your brunch Pinterest board!

Similar Posts


  1. What a great way to get together! Your idea for a sweet buffet is a great idea!
    Being featured on Friday Features this week, hope you will stop by again to share more ideas!

  2. Looks great and I love the writing on paper idea – we are having people round all day tomorrow for our sons 18th. I think I’m going to steal that idea!
    I’m not entirely sure what biscuits are though! Here in the UK biscuits are what you have with a cuppa (like a small cookie) and these look more like scones – but I would never have cold meat with a scone! I love seeing the differences in the way people entertain around the world, it’s so inspiring to break out of the comfort zone and try something new.

    1. Julie! Biscuits are America’s version of a savory scone, but not as dense. Flour + butter + leavening agents and salt + buttermilk. They should be fluffy pillows! And can be sweetened (like your scones!), or served savory.

      I love a good English biscuit with my daily cuppa! Glad you popped over from the other side of the pond!

  3. This looks so easy and cheap! I’ve seen candy bars, ice cream bars, etc., but I think this is my first time seeing a biscuit car! Great idea!

    1. Right?! And! You could do so much with this — it works for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner! Thanks for stopping by — glad I could offer a fun resource for you!

Comments are closed.