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…
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!
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!
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.
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!