Homemade Sunday brunch ideas

I think most of us will agree that lazy Sunday mornings are literally the best thing ever. Now, I love a brunch date and although sometimes it is nice to pop to a café and have someone else make it for me, sometimes I really don’t want to get out of my pyjamas and leave the house! So lately we’ve been whipping up some delicious home-cooked brunches in our own kitchen.

Instagram friendly poached eggs on smoked salmon and smashed avocado

This is super easy and quick and is equally as scrumptious to eat as it is to look at on your insta feed. Simply spread some ripe avocado on some wholemeal toast and pop some smoked salmon on top. Next, poach a perfect runny egg (this part takes some practice and I usually get Paul to do it for me!) either in hot water or using a poacher. Top with black pepper and a sprinkling of chilli flakes to give it an extra kick. A super impressive brunch which takes less than 10 minutes to prepare.

Guilt free oat and cinnamon pancakes

And they seriously are guilt free! These pancakes contain no sugar, no butter and no milk.  Throw 25 grams of porridge oats in a blender (or Nutri Bullet) with an egg, a banana and a tea spoon of cinnamon. Then accessorise as you please! Blueberries, strawberries, yogurt, banana and honey are all delicious toppings – but we were really naughty once and put apple, bacon and maple syrup on them!

Spicy vegetarian omelette

This delicious and healthy omelette is perfect for even the most discerning of healthy eaters! It’s meat free, dairy free, gluten free – not quite vegan though, sorry! Roughly chop peppers, radishes, spring onions, chills or any of your chosen veg you’ve got at the back of the fridge along with some tofu. Whisk three eggs in a bowl and season with salt, pepper and smoked paprika for a kick. Lightly fry your filling until the tofu is turning brown, add the eggs and cook, flip, fold and make your omelette! Serve with mashed avocado on the side.


Greek inspired bruschetta 

These are a tasty savoury brunch idea which were inspired by our time in Greece last year and we absolutely love them. They are so easy to prepare too! Serve roughly chopped ripe plum tomatoes with basil leaves and feta cheese pieces on slices of toasted ciabatta bread. Also, while the ciabatta is still warm rub a cut garlic clove over it for that extra yummy kick. Drizzle olive oil over the whole lot before serving.

The Full Monty

You cannot beat a full English fry up and sometimes – it’s just what you need on a Sunday. Particularly if you’ve had a few wines the night before I find! Anyway, I love cooking up the full monty for us occasionally but we all know it’s not that great for you. There are a few small changes I make to keep it as healthy as humanly possible (but still not healthy!). Firstly, I always use a very, very small amount of coconut oil to cook the eggs and mushrooms, and I tend to scramble or poach the eggs rather than fry them. I also cook the sausages and bacon in the oven rather than in the pan. This reduces the oil and grease content slightly. The key to a good full English is timing and preparation! The final ‘flourish’ of cooking everything only takes about 5 minutes so you have to make sure everything is out, ready and raring to go before it all goes cold! I’ve got it down now even if I do say so myself!


Wow, my mouth is seriously watering now! I think I better go and get me some brunch! I hope this might give you some ideas for some super easy but seriously delicious brunch ideas to cook in the comfort of your own kitchen. For more recipes and food ideas visit my Instagram page.

Have a wonderful Sunday.


  1. Serena March 5, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Love these ideas! The bruschetta and pancakes look delicious!

    • Jessica Emily March 5, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Certainly are! Thanks Hun ☺

  2. Jenny Jo March 6, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Oh my goodness, you just hit a sweet spot for me, I love breakfast foods! I have this dire love for pouched eggs, I never thought to have it over salmon and avocado like that YUM!!!! Great ideas totally inspiring. I love the idea of making my own brunch opposed to going out and having ridiculous wait times because everyone loves brunch lol

    xo, JJ

    • Jessica Emily March 8, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      I know isn’t breakfast the best meal of the day?! We quite often have breakfast for dinner! Love it xx

  3. Chelsea March 6, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    I love this post! I’m not a big “cooker” but I definitely like to spend the days I have off work, like Sundays, to make a nice breakfast! I love bruschetta, I’ll have to try that recipe! Thank you for this ! x

    • Jessica Emily March 8, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      You’re very welcome! Thanks for your comment and let me know if you make it!! xx

  4. Ella March 6, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    These all look AMAZING, Jessica! I love brunch, and at one point I got obsessed with making the perfect poached egg, haha. Needless to say, I’m pretty good at poaching eggs now 👌🏽

    Need to try those guilt free pancakes one day!

    • Jessica Emily March 8, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      Ahh I’m so jealous I still cock up my poached eggs!! Hehe but they are sooo good I agree 🙂 xx

    • Jessica Emily March 8, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      You’re welcome! Thanks so much for reading and your comments xx

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