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. 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
Avocado, chorizo and manchego cheese make the most delicious combination of ingredients – creamy, spicy and salty all at the same time
Katy Salter’s dairy free spelt pancakes use cheat’s ‘buttermilk’ made with almond milk and lemon juice to recreate that distinctive tang
This Italian-themed sunken eggs dish is perfect for Sunday brunch or if you're cooking for a crowd
This is a wonderful combination of banana and egg in the form of fluffy pancakes
Porridge always hits the spot on a cold winter's morning, and this oat-free paleo version is high in carbohydrates that will help you get through the day
This breakfast contains inflammation fighting antioxidants helping reduce pain associated with arthritis and joint problems
Deepak Chopra's berry yogurt parfait is a deliciously light dessert, and a wonderfully healthy choice
A great idea for spicing up eggs, Masterchef winner Shelina Permalloo shares her Egg Rougaille recipe
The continental breakfast staple with almonds for extra appeal
A favourite on the continent, croissants make a brilliant breakfast or brunch
These pancakes are really crepes, so they're beautifully light and the pansy petals are stunning
Egg mimosa, also known as devilled eggs, is a traditional lunchtime favourite, popular across the world
A stack of American blueberry pancakes makes for a wonderful breakfast or brunch
A traditional English breakfast has never looked so smart but with all your favourites - including bubble and squeak and bacon
French toast is a great way to use up slightly stale bread. Serve with blueberry compote or a good glug of maple syrup