Fry-up on table with tea and sauces

Our top 10 most creative breakfast ideas

Looking for some new breakfast recipes to start the weekend in style? We've got fry-ups, pancakes and the classic boiled egg, all with ingenious twists.

These cracking breakfast recipes give you all the satisfaction of traditional dishes with the added intrigue of some new ingredients. Ditch the greasy spoon and whip up your own creative brekkie, or brunch, to start the day off right.


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Vegan fry-up

Presenting the fry-up, but not as you know it. Crispy vegan sausages, scrambled tofu and golden hash browns make up this hearty vegan breakfast plate. Smoked paprika and turmeric add an exotic touch. Even those who aren’t restricted to a plant-based diet will be trying to sneak a forkful.|

Bacon bowls

Say hello to bacon bowls, a moreish addition to the ultimate brunch spread. Fill these crispy bowls up with baked beans, scrambled eggs or your choice of breakfast treat. They’re easier to make than you think and the only kitchen kit you need is an ordinary muffin tin.

The Great British breakfast bap

The ultimate all-in-one breakfast bap has it all, including chips that are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. What could be better than a soft, floury bap, full to bursting with chips, sizzling sausages, bacon, baked beans and lashings of brown sauce.

Mexican beans & avocado on toast

Give your standard beans on toast the heave-ho and try this healthy Mexican version with black beans and fresh avocado. A little bit of chipotle sauce, cumin and garlic goes a long way. Serve with lime-soaked tomatoes and fresh coriander for a vibrant-tasting, spicy brekkie to wake you up.

Full English crumpets

A real breakfast extravaganza, this one. Our crumpet sandwich overflows with all your fry-up favourites piled up into a deliciously soft, squidgy feat of food engineering. Serve with the essential sauces, a pinch of paprika and a spoonful of chilli jam, if you feel daring.

Red velvet pancakes

American pancakes meet red velvet cake in this ingenious fluffy, sweet breakfast treat. Our red velvet pancakes are served with a maple cream cheese frosting and a generous scattering of blueberries – guaranteed to steal the show at any breakfast table.

Chocolate crumpets

We’ve reinvented the classic crumpet for all you chocoholics out there. These chocolate crumpets use a few spoons of cocoa powder while retaining the texture we all know and love. Try serving with butter, maple butter or even salted caramel spread for an ultra-indulgent sweet brekkie treat.

Bacon chapati

Essentially, this is a bacon sandwich with chapati bread. Greek yogurt and mango chutney add a flavourful, citric twist in place of tomato ketchup. A little spice from a few chilli flakes and the sweetness of that chutney are seriously addictive.

Soft-boiled eggs with pancetta avocado soldiers

Move over toast, creamy avocado wrapped up in crispy pancetta is our new favourite soldier. These delectably dippy soft-boiled eggs bring something a little special to the table without hours of prep. You’ll never go back to sliced bread!

Marmite eggs Benedict with waffles

Some will love it, others may hate it. But the latter group should at least give it a go. Our Marmite eggs Benedict includes fluffy waffles for mopping up the slightly salty, tangy hollandaise. It may sound a bit out there, but trust us: this really works.

Like these breakfast ideas? Here’s more inspiration…

Our ultimate breakfast collection 
19 beautiful breakfast bowls
Vegan family breakfast menu


What’s your favourite breakfast indulgence? Let us know in the comments below…