You work hard, which is why those rare long weekends feel so special. Use that extra day to treat yourself to an indulgent brunch, one you would never have time for during the week. These drool-inducing recipes will help you achieve pillowy pancakes, restaurant-quality breakfast sandwiches and fancy French toast, all without having to change out of your pajamas.
Skip the fast food drive-thru and make your own breakfast sandwich at home with this mouth-watering recipe.
Overnight Belgian Waffles
Start the batter for these classic waffles the night before. Not only does it guarantee a light-as-air brunch, it means you can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying your homemade creations. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion or holiday to make a batch of golden, fluffy waffles: these recipes will make you jump right out of bed.
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
As the name suggests, these delectable cinnamon rolls are a slow-made work of love that are absolutely worth the wait. They’re decadent enough for dessert but can also be served as a satisfying brunch.
Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Set, sleep and then eat! Just toss the ingredients for this super-simple casserole in your slow cooker, and wake up to find breakfast ready! All you need to do is brew a pot of coffee. Casserole even more of your morning meals with overnight French toast and other easy breakfast casseroles.
Cinnamon Sugar French-Style Texas Toast
Sometimes you just don’t want to mess with an already good (read: delicious) thing: extra-thick French toast. This recipe requires 5 simple ingredients, and is the perfect entry-level brunch dish for novice cooks.
Strawberry Granola Pancakes
Instead of opting for your typical bowl of granola with fresh strawberries, incorporate the two breakfast staples into your pancake batter! Ree Drummond teaches us how to execute to perfection.
The Great Canadian Breakfast Sandwich
Mustard adds zip to this stacked Canadian breakfast sandwich, perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch. With so many Canadian mustard varieties to choose from, don’t feel limited to Dijon to achieve that gourmet twist.
Whole-Grain Caramel Apple Oven Pancake
Stir and pour your batter in a cast iron skillet with apples for a stunning breakfast. When hot out of the oven, a dollop of yogurt is all you need to take it to another level.
If you’re hosting a few friends for brunch, this hearty and easy-to-execute dish is a total crowd-pleaser. Because the only thing better than homemade cheesy biscuits is when there’s an egg baked right into the centre of each one.
Hangover Easy Eggs Benedict Sandwich
Looking for an indulgent, feel-good brunch dish that requires minimal effort? This clever Eggs Benedict hack swaps homemade hollandaise for a quick mayo-based alternative, all to achieve a drool-worthy breakfast sandwich in less than 30 minutes.
Everything-Bagel Strata with Caper Relish and Smoked Salmon
We hope you’re as excited about this recipe as we are. It’s everything we love about a brunch-worthy bagel (cream cheese, fresh dill, capers and smoked salmon) in strata form. It is truly too good to pass up.
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bread Box
Gather everyone around when you slice into this breakfast loaf. Your family will love the surprise filling, complete with fluffy scrambled eggs, American cheese and crumbled bacon.
Three different grains give these simple waffles a light and nutty flavour that pairs perfectly with tangy yogurt and homemade preserves.
Stuffed French Toast with Gruyere, Mustard Greens and Double-Smoked Bacon
Have you ever experienced savoury French toast? Now’s your chance. This Bobby Flay recipe, made with creme fraiche, Dijon, double-smoked bacon, mustard greens and more, is a comfort food staple.
Steak and Eggs Benedict with Spicy Hollandaise
Steak and eggs is a classic protein-packed breakfast combo made better when piled high on garlicky English muffins and smothered in adobo-spiced Hollandaise.
Potato Pancake Breakfast Sandwiches
You won’t miss the wheat in this tasty breakfast sandwich made with crispy fried potato pancakes, creamy scrambled eggs and sharp Parmesan.
Buttermilk Waffles with Fried Chicken Tenders
The buttermilk in this recipe makes everything more tender. Drizzle either maple syrup, hot sauce or even honey for the finishing touch.
Peach Cobbler Pancake
While you can’t go wrong with classic pancakes, step it up a notch by celebrating seasonal produce. If peaches aren’t yet in season, swap for rhubarb or local strawberries. Topped with crunchy toasted almonds and maple syrup, the heavenly brunch dish might just become a Sunday morning staple.
Egg and Ham Empanadas with Piquillo Pepper Sauce
A perfect-sized brunch stuffed with pockets of salty ham, eggs and soft goat cheese. Stash the rest in the freezer for a grab-and-go breakfast to ease you back into the work week.
Spiced Mustard Hash Browns
If you’re going out of your way to make crispy hash browns from scratch, they better be delicious. This recipe, featuring loads of herbs and spices, packs a flavour punch to perfectly complement your fried eggs.
Banana Bread Waffles with Bananas Foster
Lazy long weekends should be commemorated with epic brunch mash-ups, such as this drool-worthy banana bread meets waffle dish. The homemade sauce is even better than maple syrup.
New Potato Skillet with Baked Eggs
This one-dish delight is the ultimate power food to boost energy levels, no matter the activities you and your family have planned this weekend.
The Pioneer Woman’s Eggs Benedict
Yes, you can make this decadent brunch staple right at home. Hollandaise sauce sounds (and tastes) fancy, but Ree Drummond makes it easy with this simple blender version.
Jerk Chicken and Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Eggs
Bobby Flay certainly doesn’t hold back when it comes to flavour, in this case with his spiced jerk chicken, and homemade mango-habanero hot sauce. While this recipe may be more intricate, the end result is worth it.
Sheet Pan Bacon and Egg Sandwiches For a Crowd
Serve up an informal breakfast that your family can assemble themselves. Just bake the egg filling and toast some buns with cheese. Sheet pan breakfast for the win!
Chocolate Hazelnut French Toast
This is the ideal family-sized breakfast that can be made the night before. Toss a loaf’s worth of bread into your slow cooker along with all the typical French toast ingredients. Cook overnight and wake up to a scrumptiously sweet morning casserole.
You can thank Julia for teaching us how easy it is to make thin, light French pancakes.On a classic episode of The French Chef, she demystifies crêpes, showing us how to sauce them, serve them and most importantly, how to flip them!
Count of Ree Drummond to create the ultimate Tex-Mex inspired brunch dish. Bonus: the quesadillas are super easy to toss together. Featuring bacon, veggies, scrambled eggs and tons of cheese, you’ll be tempted to re-make them for lunch a few hours later.
Tyler Florence's Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze
Breakfast Yorkshire Pudding
Get the whole family involved in customizing these light and tasty breakfast popovers. Pull out the leftovers for a bite-sized brunch.
Double Chocolate Pancakes with Salted Caramel Sauce
The perfect way to satisfy any sweet tooth, these double chocolate pancakes drenched in salted caramel sauce are bound to make your mouth water.
Healthy Blueberry Mini Muffins
These vegan and refined sugar-free mini blueberry muffins are a healthy and tasty choice that you can also freeze and save for hectic weekdays.
Ham and Scallion Scones
Showcase sweet spring scallions by whipping up a batch of savoury scones, topped with lemony, herb-filled goat cheese.
Honey Bourbon Glazed Bacon
You’re just a few ingredients away from turning a must-have brunch ingredient into a crunchy, salty, sweet and indulgent treat.
The Perfect Caesar
Summer brunch calls for Canada’s favourite cocktail. Not sure where to start? Here’s an easy, fail-proof recipe that has just the right amount of spice.
Brunch isn’t the same without a drink. While we can always appreciate a bubbly mimosa, this iced tea and lemon pitcher drink is a tasty new favourite.