Who doesn’t love a good brunch? Sweet pancakes, savoury bagels and cocktails in abundance, what a treat.

Not just a meal but a lifestyle, brunch is the optimal time to gather your favourite people and eat some fab food, washing it down with some fruity Mimosas or a Bloody Mary (or two). Whether you’re the host for many, playing chef to your family or solo-brunching, the food you eat should be memorable and delicious.


As brunch season creeps upon us, we’re here to give you our best brunch recipes to suit all tastes.

Best brunch recipes

Pesto baked eggs

Pesto baked eggs from Easy
Pesto baked eggs from Easy (Haraala Hamilton/PA)

A simple but super tasty brunch made from ingredients in your cupboard. This pesto baked egg recipe by chef Chris Baber is a hearty and flavourful dish. A little different to the standard stack of pancakes or avocado on toast, your guests are in for a real treat. Definitely one of our best brunch recipes, and we’re sure it will be yours, too.

Easy: Simply delicious home cooking
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Baber, Chris (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Last update on 2022-05-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Strawberry and cream cheese French toast

Strawberry and cream cheese frosting
©Paysan Breton

French toast is already a crowd-pleaser, but this strawberry and cream cheese French toast by Paysan Breton is an even more decadent version. A thick layer of creamy cheese sandwiched between slices of sweet eggy bread and strawberries – a great way to get one of your five a day in! This recipe is perfect for a romantic brunch with your partner or a birthday bash with your family. Treat yourself with this feel-good dish.

Shallot, potato and sausage hash with a fried egg

Shallot potato and sausage hash
(© UK Shallots)

A brunch favourite among many, this potato and sausage hash is filling and wholesome. This recipe by UK Shallots is super easy, and you can use leftover potatoes from the night before. An excellent dish for unexpected brunch guests, this hash is ready in 30 minutes and with hardly any prep. Or if you’re in late from work, it also makes a tasty and quick dinner.

Shakshuka breakfast eggs

Tom's shakshuka breakfast eggs best brunch recipes
Tom’s shakshuka breakfast eggs (© Cristian Barnett/PA)

If you’re after a healthier dish for brunch, this Shakshuka recipe is a great alternative to a heavier meal. Tom Kerridge cooks his eggs in a spicy tomato sauce, with the dish originally from North Africa. A robust meal that will keep you going a lot longer than some toast or cereal. It also looks great sitting in the middle of the table with everyone digging in for themselves.

Lose Weight for Good: Full-flavour cooking for a low-calorie diet
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Kerridge, Tom (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Last update on 2022-05-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Elvis pancakes

Elvis Pancakes best brunch recipes
(Andrew Burton/PA)

Elvis, the king of rock and eating what he wants, deserves to be honoured with this brunch recipe for pancakes. The low-carb version by Joe Wicks makes these Elvis pancakes a little more guilt-free with mashed banana and peanut butter. Serve with slices of crispy, streaky bacon and maple syrup for the classic American vibe. This would be Elvis’ best brunch recipe (if he were into brunching).

30 Day Kick Start Plan: 100 Delicious Recipes with Energy Boosting Workouts
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Wicks, Joe (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Last update on 2022-05-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Harissa bean pizza

Harissa bean pizza by Nadiya Hussain best brunch recipes
(Chris Terry/PA)

Combining two favourites, baked beans and pizza, Nadiya Hussain makes our dreams come true. This Harissa bean pizza is ideal for a sharing brunch, especially if fussy children are involved (who doesn’t love pizza?). The best part is, there’s no dough kneading needed! The base consists of naan bread, but pittas or leftover bread are good options, too. Customise the toppings to whatever you’ve got at home, or use spinach and eggs like Nadiya. Devour straight from the oven.

Time to Eat: Delicious, time-saving meals using simple store-cupboard ingredients
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Hussain, Nadiya (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Last update on 2022-05-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Whipped ricotta and fig toast

Fig and ricotta toast best brunch recipes
Fig and ricotta toast by Sabrina Ghayour (Kirk Kirkham/PA)

Toast is quintessential of breakfast and brunch. Whether it’s two slices on the side of a fry-up or a vehicle for smashed avo and poached eggs, toast is simple yet loved by everyone. If you can’t bear the thought of eating brunch without toast, then Sabrina Ghayour’s recipe for whipped ricotta and fig toast is a sweet and indulged version of the staple.

Feasts: The 3rd book from the bestselling author of Persiana, Sirocco, Bazaar and Simply
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Ghayour, Sabrina (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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Roasted butternut squash waffles

Butternut squash waffles brunch recipe
(David Loftus/PA)

There are few things better than the smell of freshly baked waffles, so why not whip some up for brunch and bask in the aroma and flavour of these roasted butternut squash waffles by Rachel Khoo. The natural sweetness of the squash lends itself to a sweet dish but also works really well as a savoury version, served with crème fraîche and caviar (if you’re really fancy). Ideal for a more sophisticated brunch affair. You’ll need a waffle maker for this one. 

The Little Swedish Kitchen: Over 100 recipes to celebrate every season
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Khoo, Rachel (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Last update on 2022-05-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Pisto manchego

Janneke Vreugdenhill’s pisto manchego (Floortje van Essen-Ingen Housz/PA)
A kind of pisto manchego from Solo Food by Janneke Vreugdenhill (Floortje van Essen-Ingen Housz/PA)

Cooked in one pan, so you don’t have to worry about piles of washing up, this pisto manchego by Janneke Vreugdenhil is easy to throw together. A concoction of onion, pepper, ham and eggs, this dish might not be the most elegant looking meal, but it definitely wows in taste. Plus, it’s pretty healthy and can be made with any leftover veg from dinners. This dish is one of our best brunch recipes for simplicity and taste.

Solo Food: 72 recipes for you alone
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Vreugdenhil, Janneke (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Last update on 2022-05-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Marmalade breakfast martini

Breakfast Martini
(Louise Hagger/PA)

While this marmalade breakfast martini by chef Max Halley is not a substitute for a meal, it is undeniably deserving of a place next to your favourite brunch dish. Take a break from espresso martinis, mimosas and bellinis to give this one a go; you won’t regret it. Boozy, fresh and served with bread, it’s almost breakfast in a glass.

Max’s Picnic Book: An Ode to the Art of Eating Outdoors, From the Authors of Max's Sandwich Book
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Halley, Max (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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Best-selling blenders

Want a blender for breakfast smoothies and cocktails? Check out our list of best-selling blenders on Amazon. 

SaleBestseller No. 1
Breville Blend Active Personal Blender & Smoothie Maker with 2 Portable Blending Bottles (600ml),...
  • Make healthy, delicious smoothies, frozen juices, protein drinks and more; ideal for school, days out, work or the gym
  • Just blend & go: one-touch blending action delivers perfect results in seconds; a quick and easy way to your 5-a-day
  • Powerful 300-watt motor smoothly blends frozen berries and ice with juice and other liquids; blending occurs in the top of the bottle so nothing gathers in the base
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Ninja 2-in-1 Blender with Auto-iQ (BN750UK) 1200 W, 2.1 Litre Jug, 0.7 Litre Cup, Black/Silver
  • 2 Blenders in 1 – Multi-serve blender and personal blender
  • Auto-iQ Technology – One-touch blending programs do all the hard work for you
  • Durable and Powerful – 1200W motor drives interchangeable stainless-steel blades to blend tough ingredients. RPM: 21,000
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Tefal PerfectMix BL811D40 High-Speed Blender, Powelix Blades, Stainless Steel, 1200 W
  • Six Powelix blades for suitable blending up to 30 Percent faster*
  • Powerful 1200 W motor delivers 28000 rotations per minute (RPM)
  • Three pre-set programmes, including Smoothie, Ice Crush and Auto Clean
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Ninja Nutri Slim Blender and Smoothie Maker [QB3001UKS], 700 W, Silver
  • Slim, compact nutri Ninja personal blender
  • Blends delicious, super-smooth, nutritious smoothies in seconds
  • Powerful 700 W motor drives specially-designed Ninja blades
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Morphy Richards 403010 Jug Blender with Ice Crusher Blades Inspire Kitchen Confidence, Glass, 600 W,...
  • Stainless steel blades, use for crushing ice, to blend frozen fruit and ice cubes for healthy smoothies
  • Easy pour jug, so less spillages
  • 5 speeds + pulse setting, create delicious smoothies and shakes, blend soups and sauces with confidence

Last update on 2022-05-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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