Isn’t there something special about breakfast on a weekend? You get to take your time over it. On a typical weekday, I’m guilty of eating some very under-done toast, sloppily covered in whatever jam I see first when I open the fridge door (or my homemade lime curd, of course). You might have noticed a few granola recipes springing up on What Charlotte Baked lately – and that’s because I want to be the sort of person who actually sits down at the table for breakfast on a Sunday, with my wife, and gets stuck in to something a bit more interesting than toast.
So, I thought I would share with you just a few of the many exciting brunch and breakfast recipes that are out there, including a few of my own, so you can make your weekend breakfast just that little bit special.
Pancakes & Waffles:
My dream breakfast always includes waffles and pancakes, with all the syrups, sauces, fresh fruit, and ice cream you could imagine.
1 – Funfetti Birthday Waffles (from Domestic Superhero). Even if it’s not your birthday, celebrate the weekend with these easy to make box-mix waffles, filled with everyone’s favourite addition, sprinkles!
2 – Gingerbread Pancakes (from What Charlotte Baked). Looking for an incredible gingerbread pancake recipe that doesn’t call for molasses? Then step right up. Don’t skip out on the lemon sauce either.
3 – Sweet Waffles (from Jane’s Patisserie). Follow Jane’s advice and top them with bacon and maple syrup for the perfect Sunday breakfast in bed.
4 – Chocolate Waffles (from What Charlotte Baked). Such an easy recipe for some seriously delicious chocolate waffles. Serve them with ice cream, fresh fruit, and chocolate sauce. Sounds like heaven, right?
5 – Chocolate Crepes with Nutella & Berries (from Super Golden Bakes). Top these with the suggested Nutella cream and fresh summer berries, but why not chuck some vanilla ice cream on there too? Yeah, I’ve got a one track mind.
6 – Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes (from One Little Project). Pancake + Cake Batter = Breakfast of Kings.
Pretty much the only cake that it’s socially acceptable to eat before 10am.
7 – Blueberry Muffins (from Hungry Little Bear). Blueberry muffins are my all-time favourite, and drizzled with melted white chocolate I’m sure they will be even better.
8 – Blackberry Apple Crumble Muffins (from What Charlotte Baked). Perfect for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast, curled up under a blanket, these blackberry and apple muffins are full of fresh fall fruit, and finished off with a crisp oat topping.
9 – Chocolate Banana Muffins (from Chef in Training). Perfect for using up any super-ripe bananas that have been hanging around, these muffins are double chocolate, which is always the best kind of chocolate.
10 – Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Crumb Topping (from OMG Chocolate Desserts). I told you blueberry muffins were my favourite, didn’t I. Plus – crumble topping. Yes!
My new favourite thing to bake – it’s so easy! Plus, the flavour combinations are endless. Here are just some of my favourites.
11 – Cherry Bakewell Granola (from What Charlotte Baked). Crunchy almonds, white chocolate drops, and dried cherries. Perfect with milk or some cherry yogurt.
12 – Banana Bread Granola (from Minimalist Baker). Banana bread flavoured granola? My wife will be all over that.
13 – Carrot Cake Granola (from Gimme Some Oven). If I can find another way to get cake onto my breakfast table, then I will! Serve with some vanilla yogurt, and one of the smoothies below, and you’ll almost make up for all the waffles and pancakes you’ve eaten too.
14 – Intense Double Chocolate Granola (from What Charlotte Baked). Because I apparently can’t have any breakfast food without covering it in chocolate. Serve with milk, or maybe even some toffee yogurt.
If you’re not going to be knocking back some cocktails for brunch (they’re on the way too) then a fresh fruit smoothie is always welcome.
15 – Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl (from Bakerita). Make it as healthy as you like – topped with fresh bananas, chocolate granola, and a peanut butter drizzle.
16 – Blueberry Coconut Layered Smoothie (from Broma Bakery). Make your breakfast table look incredible with these gorgeous blueberry and coconut layered smoothies, served in some equally gorgeous glasses. Blueberries are the king of the breakfast table. Speaking of…
17 – Blueberry Muffin Smoothie (from Iowa Girl Eats). Eat a blueberry muffin, and wash it down with a blueberry muffin smoothie. That’s my sort of brunch. Maybe some blueberry waffles too?
18 – Banana Breakfast Smoothie (from Marsha’s Baking Addiction). Only four ingredients, super thick and full of bananas. Just how I like ’em.
19 – Mango Peach Strawberry Smoothie (from Cooking Classy). If you are starting your day with breakfast outside on the deck, this smoothie is basically mandatory. Summer in a glass.
Because it’s not all about the full English you know. Except, it pretty much is.
20 – Full English Traybake (from Sainsbury’s Magazine). If you’re anything like me, you drool at the thought of waking up to a full English. Make it so much easier with this all-in-one baked recipe, that includes all the things I love in a cooked breakfast, and skips the black pudding. Result!
21 – Potato & Chorizo Breakfast Hash (from Jamie Oliver). Possibly the easiest cooked breakfast going.
22 – Heuvos Rancheros Breakfast Nachos (from Little Kitchen, Big World). Any recipe that has made it possible for me to eat nachos for breakfast is a keeper.
23 – Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash with Sausage, Bacon, & Eggs (from The Unlikely Baker). Because who doesn’t want to eat sweet potato at every given opportunity?
Brunch cocktails are the perfect excuse to pop open some champagne before midday.
24 – Strawberry Champagne Mojito (The Suburban Soapbox). Mojitos are my absolute favourite summer cocktail, so why not add some champagne and strawberries and call it breakfast?
25 – Blood Orange Champagne Mule (Half Baked Harvest). For that extra special breakfast, finish these blood orange champagne mules with sparklers.
26 – Breakfast Bramble (from Craft and Cocktails). Now this is definitely a breakfast cocktail, which includes yogurt, blackberries, and a generous helping of gin.
Other breakfast treats:
A few other super sweet treats that can help bring a bit of excitement to your breakfast table!
27 – Spreadable Cinnamon Apple Caramel (from Little Sugar Snaps). The most perfect autumn toast-topping, or equally as good dolloped on some pancakes too.
28 – Cinnamon French Toast Bites (from Recipe Tin Eats). Little French toast bites that taste like cinnamon doughnuts. Sounds like my sort of breakfast.
29 – Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls (from Baked by Rachel). A spring-time breakfast treat, that would be the perfect addition to an Easter bank holiday weekend brunch. And don’t forget the cream cheese icing!
30 – Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Stuffed French Toast (from Averie Cooks). Melty chocolate peanut butter, bananas, and crispy French toast. What more could you want?
Have I missed any? Let me know below! And check out these, and many more great breakfast ideas on my breakfast Pinterest board.