Croissant Sandwich Recipe with Bacon and Eggs

Best ever brunch recipes

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Brunch is such a luxury, and a simple way to enjoy a lazy weekend. Try one of our inventive ideas including peanut butter pancake stacks, blueberry smoothie bowls and eggs all ways (posh breakfast muffins, laden with avo, smoked salmon and frittata, anyone?)

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Restaurants across London and the UK are mad about brunch, so why not cosy up and enjoy brunch in your own home? Here are our brunch ideas for a crowd or to enjoy with someone special – pancakes, eggs all ways, we’ve got comfort food covered. Or try our healthier brunch recipes including super smoothies, buckwheat pancakes and avocado on toast (or try our trendy squash on toast recipe).

Pair your brunch dishes with a pokey bloody mary, or start your day with a boost from our breakfast smoothie ideas.

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Ingredients

  • We use avocado, eggs, bacon and more for our inventive brunch ideas

Chipotle corn and shrimp cakes with soft boiled eggs

This is the ultimate weekend brunch; spicy shrimp cakes served with fragrant coriander oil, soft boiled eggs and parmesan shavings.

Corn Cake Recipe For Brunch


Chorizo brunch eggs

Prepare this comforting chorizo stew and top with zesty avocado salsa and soft boiled eggs for a vibrant brunch dish.

Chorizo and Eggs Recipe


Purple sprouting broccoli, spiced fried eggs and lime yogurt on toast

Cumin seeds and chilli flakes add punch to this vegetarian brunch idea, ready in just 10 minutes. Check out more of our best purple sprouting broccoli recipes here.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Recipe with Fried Eggs


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 bacon, eggs AND crumpets.


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...

Peanut Butter Pancakes Recipe


Posh breakfast muffins

Make brunch easy with our quick and simple breakfast muffins packed with avocado, smoked salmon and frittata – ready in 30 minutes.

Breakfast Muffins with Smoked Salmon


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.

Croissant Sandwich Recipe with Bacon and Eggs


Salted caramel-stuffed pancakes

Check out our light and fluffy pancakes packed with salted caramel. This easy brunch recipe is simple to make and ready in just 30 minutes – an easy treat for the whole family.

Salted Caramel Pancakes Recipe


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.

Borani Recipe with Halloumi and Beetroot


Roasted tomatoes and avocado on toast

Avocado on toast is THE most popular brunch recipe in London restaurants. 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. We are a bit avocado mad, so we've put together a whole collection of avocado on toast recipes here.


The brekkie bun

Check out our next level breakfast buns from John Gregory-Smith with streaky bacon, crispy fried eggs and salty baked kale. Make this easy brunch recipe for a super indulgent weekend treat.

Breakfast Bap Recipe


Mix and match brunch waffles

These mix and match brunch waffles are the perfect recipe 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.

Hash Brown Recipe with Bacon


Eggs royale with smoked trout and yuzu hollandaise

Brunch + eggs go hand in hand. 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. Yuzu is a little citrus fruit from Japan that packs a big punch. It tastes like sour mandarin crossed with lemon, with plenty of heady floral top notes. It’s tricky, but not impossible, to buy fresh yuzu in the UK. In need of eggs ideas? We have 57 eggs recipes here.

Eggs royale with trout and yuzu hollandaise


Shakshuka

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?


4 quick and easy one-pan egg recipes

Jazz up your eggs with one of these quick and easy solo brunch recipes, all in one-pan. From punchy chilli eggs to cheesy mushroom and brie omelette.

Brunch Egg Recipes


Mexican tortillas with charred broccoli, salsa verde, labneh and fried eggs

Try this veggie brunch recipe using a tangy, chilli-spiked salsa verde to liven everything up. These eggs go well with the creamy labneh, pulling everything on the plate together. This easy recipe comes from food writer John Gregory-Smith.

Mexican Breakfast Recipes with Eggs


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.

French Toast Bagel Recipe


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.

Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe with Granola


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...

12 Croissant Cinnamon Rolls served on a cooling rack on z dark blue board


Sweetcorn French toast with blueberries

Check out this indulgent French toast recipe using sweetcorn, ready in 30 minutes for your next brunch gathering. More French toast recipes here.

French Toast Recipe with Sweetcorn and Blueberries


Tigrillo

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.

Tigrillo


Nutella pancakes with boozy hot chocolate sauce

And the prize for the most indulgent brunch recipe goes to...

These light and fluffy Nutella pancakes are 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 pancakes recipes here to choose from.

nutella pancakes


Breakfast tacos

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.

Easy Breakfast Tacos Recipe


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.

Egg and cheese brunch bagel


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. Garnish with a celery stick and some tomatoes and olives to serve.

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Buckwheat pancakes

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 under 300 calories here.


Fancy adding a healthy boost to your brunch? Try one of our smoothie recipes to pair with your brunch dishes.

Almond milk smoothie


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.


Breakfast burritos

Breakfast burritos are perfect time-savers for busy mornings. Packed with all the essentials including streaky bacon, crispy hash browns, eggs and button mushrooms - it’s a full English on the go!

Breakfast Burritos


French toast with sticky toffee walnuts

Whether you call it French toast or eggy bread, everyone is bound to love this easy family pud. The toffee walnuts are so easy to make too that this is sure to become a family favourite. We've put together a whole guide to create the perfect French toast here.


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.

Lemon drizzle crumpets


Quick croque madame

Croque madame is a classic brunch favourite and this quick version makes for an easy indulgent meal. Ready in just 30 minutes, it's perfect for a midweek comfort food treat


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? Try our coconut overnight oats recipe.

Overnight oats


Squash toast with feta, sumac and poached egg

Try this squash toast with feta, sumac and poached egg for a quick and healthy, vegetarian brunch for one under 300 calories.

Squash toast


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.

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