Stacks of golden waffles and pancakes, smoked salmon, crispy bacon, eggs all kinds of ways, and maybe even a cheeky cocktail (or two), these brilliant brunch recipes should give you plenty of breakfast ideas to spread a little joy.
A delicious brunch at home is the perfect way to kick off the weekend. We’ve selected our favourite brunch recipes from eggs Benedict to American-style pancakes and everything in between, so get cracking and up your brunch game with these weekend breakfast ideas.
Get an eggs start
Eggs are a staple on the brunch scene – poached, scrambled, boiled or fried, they provide the basis for many brunch dishes. Master the basic techniques to get them just right, and you’ll never look back.
Keep it classic
They say you can’t beat a classic, and that rings true in the brunch world. Whether it’s soft, pillowy scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, a pile of comforting kedgeree, or a spicy potato hash, some iconic brunch dishes will never go out of fashion.
Veggie breakfast ideas
Ditch the bacon and let veg take centre stage. Choose from roasted mushrooms on toast, Jamie’s take on shakshuka, or spice things up with a Mexican-style breakfast on a crunchy tortilla.
Light & bright
A healthy brunch is a great way to get some of the good stuff in, early doors. Whether you keep it simple with asparagus and poached eggs, put a green twist on your shakshuka, or stick to good old avo and rye.
The sweet spot
If you prefer to start your day with something sweet, there’s lots to enjoy. Pile pancakes high with fruit and a drizzle of honey, or top yoghurt with roasted fruit and crunchy granola. And there’s Jamie’s breakfast doughnuts to really get excited about.
On special occasions, an indulgent brunch is the perfect way to kick things off. Stay classic with fluffy muffins, ham, eggs and hollandaise, or really go for it with waffles stacked with bacon, eggs and maple syrup. And if you haven’t tried eggy crumpets yet, you must! Serve with a Bloody Mary or mimosa for a proper boozy brunch.