Brunch is that wonderful time of day, halfway between breakfast and lunch that can only mean one thing – it’s the weekend!
Brunch can mean anything, from a full cooked breakfast, to poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, to stacks of pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. We’ve got a huge selection of recipes that are full of special twists on classic dishes to start your weekend off in style! Whether you prefer something sweet, savoury, light or a full meal, you’re sure to find your dream recipe.
A full English breakfast may be traditional, but we love to start the day with fresh flavours like our avocado and prosciutto toasties. This recipe is super simple but looks quite impressive and the last thing you want to do when you’ve just woken up is to spend your morning in the kitchen, so this is ideal! It’s also great for when you’re cooking brunch for a small group and the ideal recipe to catch up with friends over.
If you cant decide between sweet and savoury then you can enjoy the best of both worlds with our French toast recipe. If you make enough French toast and serve it on the table alongside a bowl of fresh berries – blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and even some sliced banana, as well as a plate of crispy streaky bacon, then you can mix and match, combine them or have them separately as you please. We recommend piling it all on and drizzling over some maple syrup for a truly indulgent weekend treat!
Whether you want to keep it simple with eggs and smoked salmon or you want to try something a little more extravagant, like our huevos rancheros this weekend (who thought chili could be so tasty first thing in the morning!), enjoy catching up with friends and family over a wonderful meal.
Start the weekend in style with our collection of easy brunch recipes. This avocado and chorizo bruschetta with manchego is creamy, spicy and salty all at the same time. Delicious!
From special twists on breakfast staples, like our fruit and nut granola recipe, to sweet treats like French toast or a stack of pancakes, brunch makes for a wonderfully flexible menu. Savoury or sweet, light or a full meal - you can make whatever you fancy! A full English breakfast may be traditional, but we love to start the day with fresh flavours like our avocado and prosciutto toasties recipe.
Alternatively tuck into eggs, any which way - this brunch recipe favourite is just as good scrambled, American-style on pancakes with bacon or even made into our eggy crumpets recipe (we think it's a classic in the making!).
Whatever you choose for your weekend brunch menu, enjoy!
Delicious Brunch recipes
Our strata recipe with spinach and bacon is the perfect feed-a-crowd brunch. Strata is a savoury bread and butter pudding that can be made the day before.
Potato rosti with poached egg and bacon is a comforting brunch dish with sweet and salty flavours. This luxurious dish takes the classic combination of bacon and eggs to the next level.
Sweet potato rösti with goats' cheese makes a satisfying lunch, light supper or even a dinner party starter like you've never tried before
Berry yogurt parfait is a deliciously light dessert, and a wonderfully healthy choice - use seasonal berries like strawberries or raspberries!
Quality cocoa powder creates a luxurious feeling of comforting chocolatey goodness here, but without all the sugar and saturated fat we'd get from actually adding chocolate to the mix
A stack of American blueberry pancakes makes for a wonderful breakfast or brunch
This is a wonderful combination of banana and egg in the form of fluffy pancakes to make a quick and healthy breakfast
Sweetcorn fritters with yogurt, avocado and chilli make a great weekend lunch or brunch dish that you can easily add crispy bacon and a poached egg to
French toast is a great way to use up slightly stale bread. Serve with blueberry compote or a good glug of maple syrup
Gluten free chickpea pancakes with ricotta and tomato are a lot like the crêpes you get in southern France, but ours are slightly thicker but just as quick to make and really filling
We saw it on a TV ad and couldn't stop thinking about it. Everyone seems to be raving about this new way to eat hot cross buns so we decided to try it for ourselves...
A basic pancake recipe that comes out perfectly every time – serve the panackes as soon as they are made, hot from the pan, and top any way you like
John Torode's rösti is super easy to make and you make a big one to share, or use the mixture to make individual portions. It's the perfect midweek meal topped with Greek salad
Brunch recipe collections
Healthy breakfast recipes to get your day off to the best start, including paleo porridge, homemade granola and dried fruit bars