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Our Best-Ever Brunch Recipes

Set up a delicious spread this weekend, complete with tasty classics, decadent treats and a boozy cocktail or two.
Our Best-Ever Brunch Recipes

Photo, Ashley Capp.

From fluffy pancakes and French toast sammies to light-as-air cloud eggs and colourful, berry-filled crepes (watch how to make crepes below), we've got you covered for Mother's Day.

Oat Milk Latte Pudding

This milky whipped pudding is the perfect addition to any brunch spread. Did we mention it's also plant-based? Get this oat milk latte pudding recipe.

Two bowels of oat milk latte pudding served side-by-side(Photography by Erik Putz. Food styling by Eshun Mott. Prop styling by Emily Howes. Art direction by Aimee Nishitoba)

Hot-Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

Put a delicious twist on this traditional French salad by swapping tuna for smoky salmon. Get this hot-smoked salmon niçoise salad recipe.

A blue plate with hard boiled eggs, green beans, olives, tomatoes on a blue table.(Recipes by Irene Ngo; Produced by Stephanie Han Kim, Sun Ngo and Aimee Nishitoba; Photography by Erik Putz and Christie Vuong; Food styling by Ashley Denton; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari)


Strawberry Yogurt Snacking Cake

This casual cake makes a perfectly acceptable breakfast, too. Get this strawberry yogurt snacking cake recipe.

A section of pale yellow snacking cake with inlaid strawberries sliced into six pieces on a turquoise table(Recipes by Donna Borooah; Produced by Aimee Nishitoba; Photography by Christie Vuong; Food styling by Eshun Mott; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari)n

Berry crepes with rosewater chantilly cream

A mix of blueberries and raspberries give these crepes a beautifully rich purple hue. Serve straight away. Get this berry crepes with rosewater chantilly cream recipe.

Berry crepes filled with rosewater chantilly cream on a plate.Photo, Erik Putz.

Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Rhubarb coffee cake with a streusel topping is a tasty spring treat. Get this rhubarb coffee cake recipe.

Our Best-Ever Brunch RecipesPhoto, Erik Putz.


Green goddess egg salad sandwich

Light protein with a creamy, green spin, this twist on classic egg salad is a crowed-pleaser. Get this green goddess egg salad sandwich recipe.

Green goddess egg salad sandwich on a cutting boardPhoto, Erik Putz.

Grilled Fruit Sangria

Brewed black tea and grilled in-season fruit make a lighter, more complex sangria with a hint of smokiness. Get this grilled fruit sangria recipe.

A pitcher of fruit-filled sangria with ice and a tumbler with a skewer of strawberries and fruit and sangri and a stemmed glass with the same skewr in the sangria on a blue table against a white stucco wall(Recipes and food styling by Eshun Mott; produced by Aimee Nishitoba; photography by Christie Vuong; prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Oatmeal-stuffed apples

A drizzle of honey makes these oatmeal-stuffed apples even tastier! (This is basically the breakfast version of apple crisp.) Get this oatmeal-stuffed apple recipe.

Oatmeal-stuffed apples in a baking dish.Photo, Erik Putz.


Instant Pot yogurt

Spend a little part of your weekend prepping this delicious recipe, and you'll have rich, creamy and thick breakfast yogurt all week. Get the Instant Pot yogurt recipe.

Instant Pot yogurt in a jar on green napkinPhoto, Eising Studio/Stockfood.

Fluffy Japanese pancakes

Fluffy, airy and delicate pancakes worthy of a slow Sunday morning meal. Get the Japanese pancake recipe.

Japanese pancakes surrounded by strawberries and blueberriesPhoto, Ashley Capp.

Cream cheese-stuffed bagel bites

For those days when you don’t have time to sit down and enjoy a freshly toasted bagel, these bagel bites are here for you. Make them in advance and keep them for up to five days. Get this cream cheese-stuffed bagel bites recipe.

Cream cheese-stuffed bagel bites in a basketPhoto, Erik Putz.


The Chatelaine Caesar

This unconventional take on the Canadian classic uses fresh watermelon and a vegan Caesar mix instead of tomato clam cocktail. Plus, all the other products are sourced from Canadian companies with women at the helm. Get this Chatelaine caesar recipe.

Chatelaine caesar in clear glass, in front of a pink, purple, and red background.Produced by Sun Ngo. Photography by Christie Vuong. Food Styling by Ashley Denton. Prop Styling by Catherine Doherty.

Tahini cocoa breakfast smoothies

Not all smoothies must be green. This richly flavoured (and healthy) take gets your day started with a touch of nuttiness, smooth chocolate and creamy banana. Get this tahini cocoa breakfast smoothie recipe.

Tahini and cocoa Breakfast Smoothies In tall glasses with strawsPhoto, Erik Putz.

Plum And Black Pepper Clafoutis

This dish is eggy and fruity and a touch sweet, and comes together so quickly. Get this plum and black pepper clafoutis recipe.

Plum and black pepper clafoutisPhotography by Suech and Beck. Excerpted from A Generous Meal by Christine Flynn. Copyright © 2023 Christine Flynn. Published by Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the publisher. All rights reserved.


Blueberry granola breakfast cookies

Yes, with the right ingredients, you CAN have cookies for breakfast. Here we’ve mixed a homemade granola of oats, pumpkin seeds, coconut and flax, and turned it into a breakfast cookies recipe that helps you take on the day well-fed and with a smile on your face. Get this blueberry granola breakfast cookie recipe.

Blueberry granola breakfast cookies recipe - cookies resting on cooling rackPhoto, Erik Putz.

Pretty In Pink Strawberry Pavlova

Freeze-dried berries give the meringue its blush-pink hue, while fresh berries add aromatic sweetness. Get this pretty in pink strawberry pavlova recipe.

A pink strawberry pavlova topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream on a turquoise cake stand(Recipes by Donna Borooah; Produced by Aimee Nishitoba; Photography by Christie Vuong; Food styling by Eshun Mott; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari)n

Cloud eggs

Make your table Instagram-worthy with these beautiful eggs. Get this cloud eggs recipe.

Cloud eggs sitting on toast on plates.Photo, Roberto Caruso.


Champorado (Filipino Chocolate Oatmeal)

Our recipe is inspired by the original Filipino chocolate rice porridge, using oatmeal instead of rice. Get this champorado recipe.

A yellow bowl of chocolate oatmeal on a table with a colourful pattern.(Recipe by Irene Ngo; Produced by Stephanie Han Kim; Photography by Erik Putz; Food styling by Ashley Denton; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari.)

Cinnamon twist wreath

Skip the flowers and make this beautiful and tasty wreath the centrepiece on your brunch table. Get this cinnamon twist wreath recipe.

Cinnamon twist wreath on parchment paper.Photo, Erik Putz.

Classic French toast with roasted plums

While French toast is great on its own, we think topping it with freshly roasted plums is a great way to kick your brunch up a notch. Get our classic French toast recipe. 

French toast on a plate with roasted plums.Photo, Erik Putz.


Sweet Dutch baby

These puffy pancakes have many unusual names including bismarcks and Dutch Puffs. In every case, a simple batter poured into a hot pan creates instant, unforgettable magic. Get this sweet Dutch baby recipe.

Dutch baby in a cast iron pan with strawberries and sauce.Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Blackberry waffles with compote

Dress up waffles with homemade compote made with ripe berries, as well as rich cream and a dusting of sugar for an Instagram-worthy breakfast. Get this blackberry waffles with compote recipe. 

Waffles with blackberry compote and whipped cream on a plate.Photo, Erik Putz.

Peanut butter and raspberry jam chia parfait

This pretty in pink layered treat uses homemade raspberry jam using chia seeds instead of pectin. Get the peanut butter and raspberry jam chia parfait recipe.

Peanut butter and raspberry jam chia parfait in mason jarPhoto, Erik Putz.


Vegan chickpea quiche

It's not brunch without a quiche. This one is a plant-based version, using chickpea flour instead of eggs. Get the plant-based quiche recipe.

A plant-based, vegan chickpea quiche on a plate for a recipePhoto, Erik Putz.

Blueberry Oat Muffins

This breakfast classic comes together in under an hour and freezes beautifully. Get this blueberry oat muffins recipe.

Three blueberry muffins with blue wrapper, on blue background.(Recipes by Donna Borooah and Irene Ngo. Produced by Stephanie Han Kim. Photography by Erik Putz. Food styling by Ryan Barclay. Prop styling by Madeleine Johari.)

Braided egg bread

Break bread with your family with this gorgeous braided egg bread. We wouldn't say no to a warm slice slathered in butter. Get the braided egg bread recipe.

Chatelaine's braided egg bread, on a light blue backgroundPhoto, Erik Putz.


French toast crumpets

Take these traditional hotcakes to the next level with a few extra ingredients. Top with berries, drizzle with maple syrup, then serve. Get this crumpet French toast recipe.

French toast crumpets stacked on a plate with maple syrup and berries.Photo, Sian Richards.

Smarter eggs florentine

Use vitamin-K-filled spinach and omega-3-rich salmon instead of ham or bacon, and spoon our heathy hollandaise overtop (the secret ingredient: yogurt!). Get this smarter eggs florentine recipe.

Eggs florentine on a plate.Photo, Sian Richards.

Buckwheat Blinis

Made with a mix of buckwheat and all-purpose flours, these blinis can be prepared several days in advance. Get this buckwheat blinis recipe.

blinis with sour cream, caviar and trout roe


Maple-bacon with fennel

Bacon. A brunch essential. Get this maple-bacon with fennel recipe.

Maple bacon strips in a glass cup.Photo, Roberto Caruso.

PB and Banoffee Choux aux Craquelin

There’s no gettting around it—these chubby darlings take time to make, but the reward for the effort is a childhood dream made better. Get this peanut butter and banoffee choux aux craquelin recipe.

A peanut butter and banoffee choux aux craquelin placed on metallic pink shardsProduced by Chantal Braganza and Sun Ngo; Photography by Maya Visnyei; Food Styling by Eshun Mott; Prop Styling by Catherine Doherty

Buttermilk pancakes

Classic pancakes that are thick, fluffy and oh-so delicious. Get this buttermilk pancakes recipe.

Buttermilk pancakes stacked on a plate with maple syrup and blueberries.Photo, Erik Putz.


French onion tart

An elegant brunch tart to impress those gathered around your weekend brunch table. Get this French onion tart recipe.

French onion egg tart in a fluted tart pan.Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Yogurt parfait with toasted muesli

These easy yogurt parfaits (made with our homemade toasted muesli) are easy to make ahead of time. Get this yogurt parfait with toasted muesli recipe.

Yogurt, toasted muesli and orange segments in a glass cup.Photo, Erik Putz.

Cake toast with honeyed strawberries

This rich pound-cake gets warm and crisp like French toast. A scoop of ice cream, yogurt or whipped cream is the perfect finishing touch. Get this cake toast with honeyed strawberries recipe.

Pound cake toasted on a plate with ice cream and strawberries.Photo, Angus Fergusson.


Vegan Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Better than banana bread and ultra portable! Using spotty, very ripe bananas will ensure a softer, moist muffin. Get this vegan banana chocolate chunk muffins recipe.

Three vegan banana chocolate chunk muffins in yellow wrapper on a pink background(Recipes by Donna Borooah, and Irene Ngo. Produced by Stephanie Han Kim. Photography by Erik Putz. Foodstyling by Ryan Barclay. Prop styling by Madeleine Johari.)

Spicy caesar cocktail with celery

With our homemade pickled peppers and a fresh stalk of celery, we’re not sure we’ll be able to wait for Sunday brunch for a taste. Get this spicy caesar cocktail with celery recipe.

Spicy caesar cocktail in a glass with a celery stick.Photo, Sian Richards.

Easy eggs Benedict

Although eggs Benny is usually a restaurant brunch treat, why not save a little cash and enjoy it at home (maybe even in bed)? Just follow these simplified steps to a decadent breakfast that’s as stress-free and easy as Sunday morning. Get this easy eggs Benedict recipe.

Eggs benedict on a plate.


Slow cooked maple-bacon French toast

Challah bread is ideal for this recipe – it’s sturdy enough to stand up to long cooking. We like the subtle sweetness of this dish but really love it served with lots of maple syrup. Get this slow-cooked maple-bacon French toast recipe.

Slow-cooked french toast with bacon on a plate.Photo, Roberto Caruso.

French toast sandwich

This rich French toast with creamy mascarpone and raspberry filling is a decadent way to start the day. Get this French toast sandwich recipe.

French toast sandwich on a plate.Photo, James Tse.

Eggs and toast tartlets

Whether you hurriedly pop one in your mouth on the run, or savour them over Sunday brunch, these tartlets are one of our favourite ways to start the day! Get this eggs and toast tartlets recipe.

Tast and egg tarlets in a muffin pan.Photo, Roberto Caruso.


Gluten-Free Raspberry And Almond Muffins

Fresh raspberries and thick yogurt keep these gluten-free muffins extra moist. Get this gluten-free raspberry and almond muffins recipe.

Three gluten-free raspberry and almond muffins in an orange wrapper on pink background.(Recipes by Donna Borooah, and Irene Ngo. Produced by Stephanie Han Kim. Photography by Erik Putz. Foodstyling by Ryan Barclay. Prop styling by Madeleine Johari.)

Monkey bread

A long-standing favourite, this pull-apart sweet bread is fun to eat and incredibly delicious. Get this monkey bread recipe.

Monkey bread on a pedestal.Photo, Angus Fergusson.

Chardonnay zinger

Instead of mimosas, add a bit of zip to brunch with chardonnay and limoncello cocktails. Get this chardonnay zinger recipe.

Chardonnay zinger in a glass.Photo, Roberto Caruso.


Three-cheese tomato strata

If you love bruschetta and garlic bread, you will love this strata. The cheeses and tomatoes are cooked into the bread so there’s no worry of toppings falling off as you indulge in this savoury brunch favourite. Get this three-cheese tomato strata recipe.

Three-cheese tomato strata sliced on a plate.Photo, Michael Graydon.

Fresh fruit salad with lime-ginger drizzle

Light and refreshing, a big bowl of fruit salad never goes amiss at the brunch table. It’s a perfect add-on to break up the indulgent sweets and rich savoury dishes. Get this fresh fruit salad with lime-ginger drizzle recipe.

Fresh fruit on a plate being drizzled with syrup.

Easy pancakes

Make breakfast a lip-smacking success with this quick homemade mix. Get this easy pancake mix recipe.

Pancakes stacked on a plate with butter and maple syrup.Photo, Roberto Caruso.


Morning Glory Muffins

If you've only had morning glory muffins from a plastic grocery store shell, you need to try them the way they were originally meant to be enjoyed when they first appeared on the scene in the '70s: fresh, from scratch, with plenty of grated carrot and apple for crunch. Get this morning glory muffins recipe.

Three morning glory muffins with green wrappers and blue backdrop.(Recipes by Donna Borooah, and Irene Ngo. Produced by Stephanie Han Kim. Photography by Erik Putz. Food styling by Ryan Barclay. Prop styling by Madeleine Johari.)

Related: 8 Easier-Than-They-Look Recipes For A Mother's Day Bagel Brunch

This article was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2023.


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