Get to Dad’s Heart with a Father’s Day Brunch

They say food is a way to a man’s heart… why complicate things and buy dad another goofy tie or something he might never really use. Instead cook him up some yumminess, spend precious time with him and the family, with a beautifully thoughtful brunch.

Here’s the menu:

Dollar Almond pancakes

Bacon or chicken sausage with fennel

Scrambled eggs with chives

Roasted tomatoes and onions

Freshed squeezed orange juice


 Sounds like a lot of food? Well its not really brunch if you don’t have a variety of goodies.


Dollar Almond Pancakes

In case you didn’t know Dollar pancakes are mini sized pancakes. It refers to the coins that once were used as single dollar.

What You Need:

      • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
      • 1 Cup finely ground almonds (I love to use Bobs Red Mill finely ground Almond Meal/Flour)
      • 1 Teaspoon high quality vanilla
      • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
      • 2 ¼ Cups milk
      • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
      • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

 How To:

      • Combine in a large bowl the dry ingredients (Flour, Almond Meal and Baking Powder)
      • Add milk, eggs, and butter and mix until there is a uniform batter without any clumps. Make sure not to over mix.
      • Set aside for at least 10 minutes.
      • Lightly grease and heat on medium a griddle or a skillet.
      • Using a ladle, scoop up until a ¼ full and pour onto griddle. (remember to make them about the size of your palm)
      • Cook until holes appear in the batter. Turn the pancake over until the other side is cooked through.

Chicken and Fennel Sausage

What You Need:

      • 1 pound ground chicken
      • ½ an onion, chopped
      • ¾ cup granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into small squares
      • ¾ cup fennel bulb, finely chopped
      • 1 egg yolk, beaten
      • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
      • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
      • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
      • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
      • Salt and freshly ground pepper

How To:

      • Combine all ingredients (except the oil and butter) in bowl with a fork. Pat the mixture into 3-inch patties
      • Heat the oil and butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Cook the patties until golden brown on both sides.
      • Remove and place on top of paper towels to absorb extra oil.


Scramble Eggs with Yogurt and Chives 

What You Need:

      • 6 eggs
      • ¼ Cup milk (optional, but I find that this makes the eggs more fluffy)
      • 1 Tablespoon butter
      • 2 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
      • 2 Tablespoons chives, finely chopped (plus 1 teaspoon to use to decorate after eggs are cooked)
      • Salt and Pepper

How To:

      • Whisk eggs and milk in a bowl.
      • Melt the butter a large skillet over medium heat.
      • Pour egg mixture and reduce the heat,  stir frequently with a wooden spoon until soft cruds appear.
      • Once the egg mixture starts to take shape slightly, mix in the yogurt, chives, salt and pepper.
      • Transfer to a platter , sprinkle the 1 teaspoon of chives on top and serve right away.

Roasted Tomatoes and Onions 

What You Need:

      • 4 large tomatoes, cut crosswise into 4 thick slices
      • 3 medium onions, each cut crosswise into 4 slices
      • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
      • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

How To:

      • Preheat oven to 375˚F
      • In a baking sheet place tomatoes, onions, oil and butter.
      • Bake for 25 minutes and make sure half way through to gently turn the tomatoes over with a spatula.
      • Once cooked add salt and pepper, and serve on a platter hot.
Extra Tip:
Don’t forget to have some beautiful fresh flowers! Men do enjoy them as well.


  1. flor troconis06.19.12

    can do this any giving Sunday! yum yum…
    Loving it!
    Thank you Vinna

    • VK07.02.12

      I definitely agree! I loveee brunch and could do this any weekend! <3