The most indulgent brunch recipes ever

We've put together our most epic brunch recipes for a truly decadent start to the day. Choose your favourite breakfast treats, both sweet and savoury

The most indulgent brunch recipes ever

Brunch is the ideal excuse to catch up with friends, indulge and take your time to enjoy some seriously extravagant breakfasts. 

Make-ahead bakes

Pecan pie rolls
To make life easier, why not prep a few things ahead of time? If you're looking to impress your guests, reinvent a classic and whip up a batch of our irresistible chocolate crumpets. Top with something sweet such as a salted caramel spread or peanut butter. If you're a fan of a hybrid bake, these tear-and-share pecan pie rolls always go down a treat. No one needs the pressure of choosing between a cinnamon roll or pecan pie first thing in the morning, so choose both!

Our favourite make-ahead bakes...

Monkey bread
Cheat's kouign-amann 
Apple & blueberry Danishes

Pancake stacks

Red velvet pancakes
It wouldn't be a brunch without a stack of fluffy pancakes drizzled with your favourite topping. A brunch with friends requires something special, enter: red velvet pancakes. This New York-style chocolate stack, with cream cheese topping, is truly a next-level pancake experience. Breakfast will never be the same!

Our favourite stunning pancake stacks...

Rainbow pancakes
Turmeric pancakes
Chocolate-filled pancakes

Savoury sharing dishes

Full English shakshuka
Forget your standard full English, we've revamped the standard greasy fare for something doubly delicious and done in one pan. Everyone will be wanting a scoop of our full English shakshuka, complete with all the trimmings. Serve with chunks of crusty bread, ready for dipping. 

We're all for beautiful brunch dishes everyone can dive into. Which is why we're making a hash of it! Simply assemble your most indulgent ingredients, top with an egg and marvel at the beauty… before it's devoured. We recommend this giant Gruyère and pancetta hash brown, or for the veggies, a sweet potato hash with eggs and avo.

Our favourite savoury brunch treats...

Spinach & smoked salmon egg muffins
Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers

Sweet sharing dishes 

Brioche breakfast bake
We take brunch very seriously, so trust us when we say this French toast brioche bake is going to change your life. Bacon, blueberries, maple syrup and soft, fluffy brioche is the perfect blend of sweet and savoury. Tuck in and prepare for second helpings!

Our other favourite brunch tradition is waffles. Start with a batch of our plain waffles, then get creative. Want to go next-level? Try these banana & salted caramel waffles, or if you're feeling adventurous, these waffles with a Marmite eggs Benedict.

Our favourite sweet brunch recipes...

Ricotta strawberry French toast
Dutch baby pancake with drunken cherries

Cocktails and coffee

Cold brew coffee
The beauty of brunch is that time is a fluid concept. It's not quite morning, not quite afternoon and a little tipple is totally acceptable. Keep the caffeine addicts happy with our cold brew coffee and iced coffee recipes, perfect for a sunny morning rendezvous. 

If you're a stickler for tradition, you can't beat a Bloody Mary at brunch time. We've even got a whole guide dedicated to helping you dazzle your friends with your mixology skills and mix the perfect Bloody Mary. If tomato juice isn't your thing, never fear. Why not trying mixing a mimosa? Or peruse our cocktail collection to find the languid Sunday drink of your dreams. 

Serve up some fruity goodness with our very best looking (and tasting) smoothies. This kiwi fruit creation is easy to whizz up in minutes and has a fresh hit of pineapple and mango. Find more vit-C bursting inspiration in our smoothie collection

What's your must-have brunch recipe? Let us know in the comments section below…


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