Nine brunch ideas worth getting out of bed for

Start your Easter weekend on a high note with these simple, yet showstopping brunch ideas. Whether you’re looking for something sweet, savoury or simply want to recreate your family favourites, here are nine easy ideas that will ensure you jump out of bed this Easter.

  1. Wake up to waffles

    Whether sweet or savoury, whip up a stack of waffles, then personalise with your favourite toppings. Get started with these easy griddled waffles that you can cook in a standard pan, then try adding extra flavours like in these chilli-cheese waffles. If you've got more of a sweet tooth, these indulgent chocolate sharing waffles are just as good for dessert as they are first thing in the morning. 

  2. Beautiful berries

    If seasonal fruits are hard to find, frozen berries are the perfect standby ingredient for whipping up a tasty brunch that's bursting with colour. Turn them into a simple compote to serve with this gorgeously fluffy whipped omelette, or dollop over this British twist on French toast with sweet eggy crumpets

  3. French twist

    The French have it covered when it comes to breakfast. Go for a cheesy croque madame if you need something hearty and filling, it's a stacked sandwich topped with Gruyère, creamy béchamel and a fried egg. A stuffed croissant is another easy option, this spinach and Parmesan croissant is rich, creamy and ready in just 15 minutes. For a fun bake, grab a pack of ready-made croissant dough for these American-style mini peanut butter and jam twists

  4. Fit for a king

    If lobster benedict doesn’t get you out of bed, we’re not sure what will. Plump, steamed lobster is coated with creamy hollandaise sauce and sprinkled with cayenne pepper for a decadent Easter brunch. For a veggie option, celebrate the king of spring veg with this one-pot asparagus dish; a vibrant, green bake packed with tender veg, oozy eggs and a little hit of chilli.

  5. Brunch buns

    The smell of homemade hot cross buns wafting through the house is sure to wake up any sleepyheads. Go for a classic sultana bun recipe or if cooking for special diets, bake up some gluten-free hot cross buns or vegan hot cross buns to cater for all guests. For something a little different, try these savoury triple cheese buns which would make a great brunch with bacon and eggs. 

  6. Glorious granola

    Give your morning cereal an Easter makeover with these cute Easter breakfast nests. The nests are made with a crunchy homemade oat, nut and seed granola that you shape and bake in muffin tins to form the bowls for tasty toppings. Alternatively get your coffee and chocolate hit in early with this luxurious homemade mocha granola recipe.

  7. Mexican feast

    For a fiery start to the day, try serving up a hearty Mexican-style brunch to see you through the day. Keep it traditional with an egg and avocado burrito, or add spicy beans for an open egg tostada. Make it vegan with a scrambled tofu and roasted sweet potato breakfast burrito

  8. Tempting toast

    Turn toast into something a bit more brunch-worthy with some tasty toppings that feel a bit more special than butter and jam. We love the sweet and savoury combination of this honey and goat's cheese bruschetta with crunchy walnuts, or try these posh mushrooms on toast with a luxurious drizzle of truffle oil to finish.

  9. The full English

    You can’t beat a full English, and this one-tray breakfast bake combines all your favourite fry-up ingredients, including these homemade baked beans – so you can chill out with your guests, rather than fussing in the kitchen.