54 brunch recipes
Enjoy a lazy weekend with our indulgent brunch recipes, including peanut butter pancake stacks, blueberry smoothie bowls and eggs all ways (posh breakfast muffins royale, anyone?)
Looking for brunch recipes? 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 ideas (or try our trendy squash on toast recipe).
Easy brunch ideas
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).
These have a lovely coconut flavour and go really well with coconut yogurt and fresh fruit.
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Usually a piece of brioche topped with frangipane and baked, this twist uses a croissant base, while kirsch-spiked cherries add a boozy note.
The contrast of hot potatoes with cool crème fraîche and smoky fish makes for a lovely brunch dish - and the roasting tin does the hard work for you.
Enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch with this classic french toast, served with fresh berries and a dollop of greek yogurt.
Using a blender to make these pancakes means breakfast is on the table in minutes. Top with your favourite chopped fruits and a drizzle of maple syrup.
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.
Udon noodles are given a thoroughly brunchy upgrade with crisp bacon, a jammy boiled egg, fried mushrooms and sweetcorn. Swap in a fried or poached egg if you prefer.
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.
These have a lovely coconut flavour and go really well with coconut yogurt and fresh fruit.
Serve this decadent banoffee-flavoured French toast at your next brunch – it’ll swiftly become a new favourite.
Be the host with the most with our epic brunch board, featuring overnight oats, sausage sarnies, pancake bites and enough bloody marys for you and five friends.
Cumin, turmeric and coriander provide big fragrant flavours in this savoury brunch dish, drizzled with vibrant coriander chutney and topped with chillies.
Spruce up your morning routine with this easy-to-make oat bake, showcasing the best of tart, juicy blackberries. Now try our recipes with chia seeds.
Start your weekend off with a bang with this no-fuss show-off brunch, packed with juicy tomatoes, eggs and avocados.
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.
Jazz up your weekend brunch with a plate of vibrant Venezuelan arepas, filled with plenty of shredded chicken, mayo and avocado.
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.
Mix up breakfast with this smoked salmon idea. A social sharing dish, it'll make a great centrepiece on the table.
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.
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...
For a brunch with a real difference, give Zoe Adjonyoh’s knockout Kelewele cinnamon buns a try. They’re perfect for sharing.
Toast to the weekend with our sweet banana bread pancakes, perfect for a leisurely brunch with friends or family.
Make this classic corned beef hash, topped with a fried egg, for your next weekend brunch.
Make brunch easy with our quick and simple breakfast muffins packed with avocado, smoked salmon and frittata – ready in 30 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Check out this easy french toast recipe with cinnamon raisin bagels, boozy bourbon and sweet maple butter – perfect for an indulgent weekend brunch.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've taken these crumpets and given them a zingy makeover. Drenched in lemon and sugar they are great for a sweet brunch idea.
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.
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.
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.