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25 Crowd-Favorite Breakfast Potluck Ideas for Work, Brunch and More
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AnnaMarie Houlis, Journalist & travel blogger

Your colleague sent out an email invitation for "something different" — instead of your usual Thursday evening happy hour outtings, your office will be hosting a brunch potluck.

Your mother called and she wants to get the family together for breakfast like you used to eat together growing up. She's asked you, your siblings and even some extended cousins to each bring their own dish for a potluck breakfast.

Your friends seldom all get together these days, but everyone is in town and you've decided that you want to have a potlunch brunch together to catch up.

Whatever the situation, you're going to need some breastfast potluck ideas. And, for that, we've got you covered. Don't worry if you (or someone in your group) have any dietary restrictions, either! We've come up with vegetarian, Paleo and vegan options here, too, so there is something for everyone to enjoy!

1. Breakfast Casserole

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Time Requirement: Overnight

This casserole boasts breakfast sausages and bacon bits. 

2. Baked Oatmeal with Blackberries and Ginger

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Time Requirement: About 45 minutes

Forget the typical baked goods you'd bring to a potluck, like pies and cookies. Bring a baked oatmeal to your breakfast potluck. This one incorporates mouthwatering flavors from fresh blackberries and ground ginger.

3. Oat Fruit Pizza

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Time Requirement: About six hours

What's better to bring to a potluck than a pizza? It's easily shareable and always a crowd favorite. And even though many people are fans of pizza for breakfast, however, this pizza is specifically made for the mornings. This one is topped with oats and fruits instead of sauces and cheese. 

4. Sausage Casserole

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Time Requirement: About 30 minutes

What's a potluck without a casserole, anyway? This one is perfect for breakfast because it's packed with breakfast sausage. And it'll take you under an hour to cook the whole thing.

5. Bacon Breakfast Cupcakes

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Time Requirement: About 1 hour, 30 minutes

No potluck is complete without dessert. But instead of bringing regular cupcakes, bring breakfast cupcakes. Bacon-lovers will lose their minds over these ones.

6. Cake Batter Pancakes

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Time Requirement: About 30 minutes

Again, every potluck needs desserts. And a breakfast potluck needs not just any desserts — but morning-inspired desserts. These pancakes are made out of cake batter to give you the best of both worlds.

7. Fruit and Waffle Kabobs

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Time Requirement: About 5 minutes

Kabobs are easy to make and easy to serve — and they're always a hit at potlucks. Except, rather than vegetables and meats, these kabobs feature chocolate-dipped mini waffles and fruits.

8. Lemon Rolls

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Time Requirement: About 1 hour, 50 minutes

Lemon rolls will bring something sweet to the table of your potluck, and they're easy to make requiring very little ingredients outside of cake mix, instant pudding mix and lemon zest and extract.

9. Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls

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Time Requirement: About 2 hours

Don't just bring any cinnamon rolls (always a crowd favorite) to the potluck. Bring peanut butter cinnamon rolls.

10. French Toast Rollups

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Time Requirement: About 10 minutes

Who doesn't love French toast? Who doesn't love easy-to-eat and totally fun rollups? These French toast rollups are perfect for any potluck. They're super easy to make, and they won't take you very long either!

11. Cinnamon Roll Casserole

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Time Requirement: About 2 hours, 30 minutes

Cinnamon rolls are delicious no matter how they're served, so you might as well serve them in true potluck fashion: as a casserole. You'll only need cinnamon rolls, eggs, milk, cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla, and voila. It's like a dessert casserole.

12. Crockpot Breakfast Potatoes

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Time Requirement: About 15 minutes of prep time

Breakfast can be sweet or savory, and these breakfast potatoes slow-cooked in a crockpot will be just the amount of savory that your potluck needs. Plus, because you use a crockpot to cook them, they require minimal effort to make. Just prep the vegetables for a few minutes by chopping them up and seasoning them, and then toss them in the crockpot to let it do the rest of the work for you.

13. Veggie Breakfast Casserole

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Time Requirement: About 1 hour, 30 minutes

It's important to still get your healthy vegetables in the mornings to kickstart your day. And this hearty, vitamin-packed breakfast casserole is chock-full of them. Besides, potlucks basically scream casseroles, and why not make sure there's an option that's actually good for you?

14. Crescent Breakfast Squares

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Time Requirement: About 1 hour

Breakfast squares are easy to tote, easy to serve and easy to eat, which makes them an ideal item for any potluck. All it requires are some scrambled eggs, bacon or ham, chives and cheese sandwiched in between some delicious crescent dough. These are the ideal sandwich for breakfast and the ideal shape for a potluck!

15. Coffee Cake Muffins

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Time Requirement: About 1 hour

The coffee-lover attendees to your potluck will appreciate you for these coffee cake muffins. And it'll take you under an hour to feed 12. Sure, they're not real coffee, so they're not quite the same. But they're sort of like coffee-flavored ice cream, made with real coffee beans. So coffee lovers will love them just the same.

16. Mini Cranberry Orange Bites

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Time Requirement: About 20 minutes

Instead of bringing a fruit bowl, bring the fruit flavors in the form of mini bites. These cranberry orange bites are bursting with juicy deliciousness. They're easy to bring to a potluck, and people are bound to find themselves popping them in their mouths.

17. Breakfast Chilaquiles

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Time Requirement: About 30 minutes

There's lots of green with plenty of avocado and cilantro in this healthy chilaquiles recipe that's far easier than most. This will even make for a great dip.

18. Raspberry Cream Cheese Crescent Rings

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Time Requirement: About 35 minutes (with only 15 minutes of actual work)

Crescent rolls are sort of a staple of breakfast potlucks. Stuff yours with raspberries and cream cheese to make them an even sweeter treat. The ring makes for a nice presentation for your potluck, too.

19. Acai Bowl

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Time Requirement: About 5 minutes

For the wholesome attendees at your breakfast potluck, consider an acai bowl. This one is packed with acai, fruits, coconut and cacao for all sorts of health benefits. Just make sure to make a big enough bowl for all the guests at your potluck to be able to dig in.

20. Watermelon Acai Bowl

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Time Requirement: About 5 minutes

How beautiful is this one? For a unique spin on the traditional acai bowl, consider using watermelon instead of other fruits. This recipe, with added white mulberries, dragonfruit and coconut flakes, will be a hit amongst the acai enthusiasts at your potluck. Just make sure you make a big enough bowl so everyone can have a try.

21. Avocado Toast with Feta Cheese and a Balsamic Glaze

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Time Requirement: About 10 minutes

This avocado toast recipe takes avocado toast to a new level of delicious. The feta cheese sprinkled on top of the fresh avocado, and the balsamic glaze drizzled over it all, make this toast not only tasty but also, frankly, beautiful. Use a whole loaf of bread or two to make sure that there's enough to go around.

22. Bacon by the Buttload

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Time Requirement: About 15 minutes, depending on the amount

Honestly, you can just bring a buttload of bacon to the potluck and meat-eaters will love you for it. After all, bacon, for many of us, is life. Make it in the oven to make it extra crispy. And just make sure you make enough of it. You can never go wrong with too much bacon, truly. Someone will eat all of it, and even the bits and crumbs leftover.

23. Keto Chocolate Almond Smoothie

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Time Requirement: About 5 minutes

For the Keto dieters in your group, they'll appreciate this delicious chocolate and almond smoothie choice at the potluck. Plus, this one has cacao, which is a fantastic source of magnesium, flavanols and other nutrients, with 20 times more antioxidants than blueberries! Just make sure you make a big enough amount so that anyone who wants some can try. Consider bringing cartons to transport it, for example. Or pour it into a large jar or vase that'll be more aesthetically pleasing for the potluck.

24. Vanilla Overnight Oats and Fruit Bowl

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Time Requirement: About 5 minutes

Overnight oats are tasty and incredibly easy to make. Toss some fruit into these ones and you've got the perfect, sweet and healthy bowl that's easily transportable to your potluck. Just make sure you make a big enough bowl to go around. Everyone's sure to want in on some of this.

25. Fruit Salad

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Time Requirement: About 5 minutes

You can't go wrong with a traditional fruit salad. It'll most definitely get eaten, as it can be served as a side with any of the other dishes and desserts on this list. Mix in whatever fruits you want! We recommend a mix of berries, grapes, bananas and even some fun ones like dragonfruit. This recipe is super simple, though.

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AnnaMarie Houlis is a feminist, a freelance journalist and an adventure aficionado with an affinity for impulsive solo travel. She spends her days writing about women’s empowerment from around the world. You can follow her work on her blog, HerReport.org, and follow her journeys on Instagram @her_report, Twitter @herreportand Facebook.

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