Easy brunch ideas
Green tortilla with smoked salmon
A chunky spinach, potato and chive tortilla with a side of smoked salmon, this beauty would make for a great weekend brunch.
Hollandaise sauce is a staple ingredient in many brunch dishes – make your own at home with our recipe (the key is thorough whisking to emulsify all the ingredients).
Classic French toast
Enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch with this classic french toast, served with fresh berries and a dollop of greek yogurt.
Pain au chocolat
Follow our tips and tricks to make a classic pain au chocolat – a buttery, rich and crisp French pastry, best served with a mug of tea or coffee.
A fresh batch of crisp, buttery, homemade croissants will go down a treat at your next brunch.
Eggy bread is topped with grilled tomatoes, bacon and mushrooms to make a filling brunch that’s on the table in just 15 minutes.
Banoffee French toast
Serve this decadent banoffee-flavoured French toast at your next brunch – it’ll swiftly become a new favourite.
Masala French toast with coriander chutney
Cumin, turmeric and coriander provide big fragrant flavours in this savoury brunch dish, drizzled with vibrant coriander chutney and topped with chillies.
Blackberry baked oats
Spruce up your morning routine with this easy-to-make oat bake, showcasing the best of tart, juicy blackberries.
Tex-mex baked avocados
Start your weekend off with a bang with this no-fuss show-off brunch, packed with juicy tomatoes, eggs and avocados.
Sourdough breakfast buns
Perfect with your morning coffee, try these pillowy buns fragrant with citrus fruit, thyme and a sticky brown sugar filling for breakfast. This recipe comes from The Gin Trap Inn, Norfolk.
A plate of gorgeously fluffy homemade crumpets, freshly toasted and slathered with butter, will go down a treat at brunch.
Arepas reina pepiada
Jazz up your weekend brunch with a plate of vibrant Venezuelan arepas, filled with plenty of shredded chicken, mayo and avocado.
Ham and cheese croissant traybake
Feed a crowd with this cheese-packed, no-fuss, show-off brunch idea that will keep everyone happy.
Kickstart the weekend with these classic Tattie scones, a Scottish comfort food made of floury potatoes, soured cream and fresh chives. Serve with strips of crispy bacon and roasted tomatoes and you’re good to go.
Get your morning off to the best start with our perfect, chewy bagels. Our easy step-by-step guide calls for simple ingredients, a little patience and some basic kneading.
Smoked salmon breakfast flatbread
Mix up breakfast with this smoked salmon idea. A social sharing dish, it’ll make a great centrepiece on the table.
Bacon and egg crumpet melts
This quick, easy brunch recipe is perfect for lazy weekends when you can’t decide what to treat yourself with – spoil yourself with the hat trick of bacon, eggs and crumpets.
Fancy an update on a brunch classic? Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’ torrijas recipe, inspired by his regular trips to visit his father in the southern Spanish city, is like French toast with runny honey, and it’ll no doubt become your new brunch staple.
Peanut butter drizzle pancakes
Covered in a vibrant array of summer fruits and a lip-smacking peanut butter sauce, these light and fluffy pancakes from food writer John Gregory-Smith make a fabulous brunch for two. More pancake ideas to try here…
Kelewele cinnamon buns
For a brunch with a real difference, give Zoe Adjonyoh’s knockout Kelewele cinnamon buns a try. They’re perfect for sharing.
Banana bread pancakes
Toast to the weekend with our sweet banana bread pancakes, perfect for a leisurely brunch with friends or family.
Corned beef hash
Make this classic corned beef hash, topped with a fried egg, for your next weekend brunch.
Posh breakfast muffins
Make brunch easy with our quick and simple breakfast muffins packed with avocado, smoked salmon and frittata – ready in 30 minutes.
Full English croissants
Introducing our epic breakfast croissant recipe packed with super crispy bacon, baked beans and runny fried eggs. The perfect indulgent weekend treat for all the family.
Beetroot borani and halloumi breakfast bowls
Make our vibrant breakfast bowl with salty pan-fried halloumi, creamy beetroot borani topped with crunchy dukkah. This wholesome recipe comes from food writer John Gregory-Smith.
Roasted tomatoes and avocado on toast
This delicious healthy breakfast, lunch or snack couldn’t be easier to put together. Ripe tomatoes, avocado and salad leaves on toast are a great vegetarian combination. Get more avocado on toast recipes here.
Mix and match brunch waffles
These mix and match brunch waffles are perfect for a lazy weekend. Serve the toppings in bowls and the waffles in a pile and let everyone build their own.
Bacon hash browns
Try our hash browns with streaky bacon, spring onions and grated cheese. Make these crispy potato hash browns for an easy brunch recipe for four.
Eggs royale with smoked trout and yuzu hollandaise
We love this twist on classic eggs royale. Homemade hollandaise can send a shiver of fear down the spines of even the most seasoned cooks but it’s really very easy provided you don’t let the sauce get too hot. In need of more eggs ideas? We have lots of eggs recipes here.
The classic brunch dish shakshuka is vegetarian and quick and easy to make – spices, peppers, tomatoes and eggs bubbled up in a pan. What’s not to like?
Boozy bagel french toast with maple butter
Check out this easy french toast recipe with cinnamon raisin bagels, boozy bourbon and sweet maple butter – perfect for an indulgent weekend brunch.
Blueberry smoothie and granola bowls
Whip up our vibrant smoothie bowl with crunchy granola, blueberries and shaved coconut. This easy recipe is vegan friendly and comes from food writer John Gregory-Smith.
Croissant cinnamon buns
Check out these easy-to-make, moreish cinnamon buns. This simple cinnamon bun recipe uses Jus-Rol croissant dough making them extra flaky and extra crispy. Check out our full cinnamon bun recipe collection here…
Sweetcorn French toast with blueberries
Check out this indulgent French toast recipe using sweetcorn and ready in 30 minutes for your next brunch gathering. More French toast recipes here.
Check out this traditional South American breakfast recipe from Ecuador. This easy recipe is packed with plenty of flavour and will make for a great weekend brunch with friends.
Thai scotch eggs
Birmingham-based chef Lap-fai Lee’s Thai-style (or sai oua) scotch eggs are great for a posh brunch with big flavours. So good, you’ll never look at scotch eggs in the same way again.
Nutella pancakes with boozy hot chocolate sauce
And the prize for the most indulgent brunch recipe goes to these light and fluffy Nutella pancakes. They’re simply delicious and come drizzled in a smooth and creamy hot chocolate sauce. Adding booze to the sauce is optional but highly recommended for an extra treat! We have more pancake recipes here to choose from.
Looking for fun new breakfast and brunch recipes? Try our super easy breakfast tacos. Use eggs with deep yellow yolks, like Burford Browns, so you get a nice colour contrast with the beans and chorizo.
Egg and cheese brunch bagel
These easy egg and cheese brunch bagels are a great alternative to the usual weekend fry-up. Ready in 15 minutes these bagels are quick and packed with flavour.
Best ever bloody mary
The classic brunch cocktail, a bloody mary is sure to cure any hangover and wake you up for the weekend. Our recipe for this classic cocktail combines vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, port and sherry with a few dashes of Tabasco to turn up the heat.
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Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast? This recipe for cinnamon buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, yogurt, and fresh raspberries comes in at under 300 calories per serving. We have plenty more low calorie breakfast ideas here.
Fluffy ricotta pancakes with whipped honey butter
These fluffy ricotta pancakes with whipped honey butter are perfect for a special brunch treat. If you haven’t tried whipping butter try this. It makes it light and airy and allows you to incorporate subtle sweet or savoury flavours.
Lemon drizzle crumpets
We’ve taken these crumpets and given them a zingy makeover. Drenched in lemon and sugar they are great for a sweet brunch idea.
Overnight plum and almond oats
Prep your oats the night before to make this quick and easy vegan breakfast for two. It may be low calorie but it’ll leave you feeling satisfied and full until lunchtime. Are you a fan of coconut? Here are our other favourite overnight oats recipes.
Baked avocado with smoked salmon and egg
Avocados are really versatile, try them baked with smoked salmon and egg for a quick, healthy brunch. Click here for a mountain of inspiring avocado recipes.
Baked smoked haddock and egg pots
These baked smoked haddock and egg pots are quick and easy to make and under 500 calories but feel indulgent.
Fancy adding a healthy boost to your brunch? Try one of our smoothie recipes to pair with your brunch dishes.
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