What better way is there to start a Sunday than with brunch? Fuel your slow, weekend morning with any of these brunch recipes whether you’re eating alone or entertaining a group. With sweet, salty and spicy options, we’ve got you covered with these 7 ideas for the perfect Sunday brunch.
1. Poached Eggs Caprese
Try an Italian spin on the classic eggs Benedict for your next Sunday brunch with poached eggs caprese. This fresh and tasty take is a new and creative alternative to such a well known brunch dish to make your next Sunday brunch a little more interesting. Especially in the summer months, when tomatoes are seasonal, their sweet and juicy taste pairs perfectly with the tangy hollandaise. Try this recipe to top your eggs with a homemade basil hollandaise.
2. French Toast Casserole
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, french toast is definitely a go to for brunch. But if you’re cooking for a group or if you just don’t want to spend your Sunday morning in front of the stove flipping bread, a french toast casserole is your new favourite recipe. This effortless alternative achieves the same delicious blend of soft and crunchy with sweet tasting bread, without spending an hour in the kitchen. This recipe for baked blueberry french toast casserole uses brioche bread to get a really sweet and custardy taste but you can use any bread that you have in the kitchen. Another reason why this is the perfect recipe for a big group brunch: all the prep can be done the night before, so all you have to do on Sunday morning is stick it in the oven. Serve warm and with some cream cheese or ricotta on the side if you really want to go the extra mile.
3. Mexican Scramble
Another savoury option for your next Sunday brunch is a Mexican scramble. This is super easy if you want a quick brunch for the end of the week when the fridge is looking a little bare. This recipe can be altered to suit whatever you have in the fridge so its a great way to use your leftover fresh ingredients from the week. Simply scramble your eggs in a large frying pan (using butter rather than oil to make them thick and fluffy) and throw in everything else as you go. This recipe uses black beans, Monterey Jack cheese, onions and chillies to get that spicy Mexican taste, but this tastes just as good with any other vegetables. Top with avocado for the best Mexican scramble!
4. Lemon and Poppyseed Pancakes
Don’t limit this sweet and tangy combination to breakfast muffins; mix up your classic Sunday morning pancakes and syrup with some lemon and poppyseed pancakes. You can use the same pancake recipe, simply adding poppyseeds and lemon zest into the mixture for sweet, light and fluffy pancakes. Top your pancake stack with a homemade lemon glaze, like this one, to get that bitter and tangy flavour that perfectly complements the sweet pancakes. This is definitely a crowd pleaser so try it out the next time you have brunch guests.
5. Vegan Breakfast Skillet
If you’re sticking to a healthier Sunday brunch, try a vegan breakfast skillet for an easy, one pot meal full of vegetables with a lot of flavour. This is another recipe that you can customise to suit what you have in your fridge so is a great way to use up leftovers. To add some protein, include vegetarian sausage or chickpeas into your breakfast skillet. This recipe uses Southwest inspired flavours, seasoning the skillet with cumin, paprika, chilli and garlic, topped with avocado and salsa for a delicious brunch.
6. Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls
A perfect combination of two favourite baked treats – banana bread cinnamon rolls. Incorporate ripe bananas and maple syrup into your dough to get a strong and distinct flavour and then top with a sweet cinnamon glaze to finish. These are the perfect combination of fruity and spiced and so warming, making them great for a cold Sunday morning. Try this recipe, and you’ll be instantly obsessed with this hybrid baking!
7. Blackberry Coffee Breakfast Cake
Cake for brunch? Absolutely. This blackberry coffee breakfast cake is a tangy and tasty baked good perfect for any brunch. Easy to make and share, the blackberries and coffee are a surprisingly good taste combination – the sweet and bitter elements complementing one another nicely. This recipe is quick and simple and a great addition to your next Sunday brunch.