graduation brunch recipes

5 Recipes from United for Your Graduation Brunch

Author Your Holiday Inspiration Guru | May 13, 2020

Today is a big day for your child! To help them feel special, and to remind them how proud you are, prepare a delicious brunch to enjoy together before their ceremony begins. Look back on their fond memories and accomplishments that have brought them here, and share your excitement for what the future holds. 

While graduation may take place from home this year, there is still so much you can do to make your child feel celebrated. Have your family dress up as they would for an in-person graduation ceremony, set the table for a special occasion, and prepare your child's favorite brunch item. Choose a dish that will keep them full and satisfied throughout the ceremony– these events can last a couple of hours. 

On the lookout for a tasty new recipe to try? Take a look at a few of our favorites that you and your family are sure to love! 

Almond Crusted French Toast with Apricot Jam


Prep Time: 7 min

Cooking Time: 10 min

Almond French Toast

Your graduate will devour this almond-crusted French toast! Soak thick slices of your preferred bread in the egg mixture, cover in sliced almonds, and then grill on a hot skillet. Top with a creamy, whipped topping, and a little apricot jam. Serve with a fresh fruit salad and enjoy! 

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Apple-Cinnamon Mini Doughnuts

Serving: 12

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cooking Time: 50 minutes

apple-cinnamon mini doughnuts

These bite-size baked apple doughnuts have all the flavor of traditional fried doughnuts without the extra calories! Use doughnut pans to prepare this pastry right at home. Enjoy these tasty treats at breakfast, with an afternoon cup of coffee or tea, or with a scoop of ice cream and whipped cream for an after-dinner sweet. 

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Black Bean & Chipotle Tostadas with Crème Fraîche

Serving: 4

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

black bean and chipotle tostadas with creme fraiche

If you love breakfast burritos and huevos rancheros, then this tostada breakfast is for you! The crispy tortillas are topped with onions, seasoned black beans, and scrambled eggs. Pass the salsa and enjoy!

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Baked Cherry Almond Oatmeal

Prep Time: 15 minutes 

Cooking Time: 23-30 minutes 

baked cherry almond oatmeal

This oatmeal bake combines a few of our favorite things: warm brown sugar and sweet cherries! Prepare in individual cups or a casserole dish on the morning of your child's graduation. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and top with fresh yogurt. Enjoy! 

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Apple & Veggie Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Serving: 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

apple & veggie sausage breakfast sandwich

This healthy vegetarian breakfast-sandwich recipe comes together in just 5 minutes! With plenty of protein from the vegetarian sausage and fiber from the whole-wheat bread, this meal will keep your child full throughout their entire graduation ceremony. If you would prefer a non-vegetarian alternative, use pork breakfast sausage in place of the vegetarian sausage. 

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