Cardamom buns served in a pile on a cooling rack

Breakfast in bed recipes

34 Recipes

Start the day in decadent fashion with one of our extra-special sweet or savoury brunch dishes.

15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This spiced Swedish bun has an intense floral perfume from cardamom seeds, which works its way into the dough during cooking

1 hr and 5 mins
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Soft, creamy avocado wrapped in crispy pancetta, perfect for dipping in your morning egg

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Mix nutritious matcha powder with natural yogurt in this maple syrup and fruit-topped breakfast that's 2 of your 5-a-day 

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Soft, fluffy waffles and a Marmite hollandaise sauce, treat your poached eggs to something special

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Give your French toast a summer makeover with fresh berries, lashings of ricotta, honey and mint 

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Jamie Cullum's brunch recipe is a moreish combination of creamy avocado, salty feta, a hint of chilli, topped off with a runny poached egg. Worth getting up for! 

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Stephen Mangan's easy breakfast pancakes are great for getting kids into cooking, and they're healthier with the addition of agave syrup rather than sugar,  and chopped mixed nuts

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Turn Eggs Benedict into a gourmet treat, perfect for a celebration breakfast or indulgent brunch - use shop bought muffins to save time

1 hr and 5 mins
A challenge
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Light, fluffy, fresh crumpets are perfect for a weekend brunch - top with sweet and salty burnt honey butter

40 mins
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Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These brunch cakes from Birmingham are similar to savoury scones, with cheese, tomato ketchup and Worcester sauce - perfect with eggs

55 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These dense, nutty-tasting griddle cakes are dairy free, with almond milk, nutmeg and cinnamon - perfect for a lazy weekend brunch or treat

40 mins
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8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Smother fluffy waffles with fried bananas, vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for an indulgent dessert or brunch time treat

1 hr
Easy
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This indulgent brunch loaf requires good bread and kneading skills- prepare the dough ahead then pop it in the oven to serve warm

1 hr and 40 mins
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15 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Serve this adaptable Mexican-style dish for brunch, breakfast or dinner with spicy tomato sauce

40 mins
Easy
32 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Get your poaching technique honed and serve up this brunch classic- it's easily-doubled to feed a family or crowd

35 mins
A challenge
27 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to a lazy brunch with these American-style fluffy pancakes with pancetta and maple drizzle

40 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Start the day with this flavour-packed breakfast sausage burger with bacon, cheese and tomato relish

1 hr and 55 mins
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435 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Light, fluffy and fruity, these pancakes are an American classic. Serve them stacked high with syrup and extra fruit

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Mary's muesli will set you up for a busy day, it counts as one of your 5-a-day and is high in iron and packed with fibre

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
91 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Vary this popular brunch dish by flavouring the simple tomato sauce with whatever you have to hand - curry powder, pesto or fresh herbs

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
19 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

You can't beat pancakes for brunch. Try making this delicious dairy and egg-free recipe with a creamy tomato and button mushroom topping

35 mins
Easy
Vegan
17 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A great midweek meal or weekend breakfast baked in one tray to save the washing up

30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
25 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Hit 3 of your 5-a-day with this alternative fry-up - it's packed with vegetables and oven-baked

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
13 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Angela Nilsen makes a healthier version of an iconic English meal - without losing the nostalgia

30 mins
Easy
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