Sunday Brunch Recipes
Sundays are for pigging out, universally. And whereas a lot of us can’t/choose not to go out now, given the global pandemic, there is no reason why we cannot follow some fantastic Sunday brunch recipes and whip up a lavish feast at home. From sweet to savoury, here are some of our best Sunday brunch recipes.
From pasta to french toast, these sweet & delicious brunch recipes are perfect for hosting friends and family this weekend.
This is an all-time favourite, and this is a basic recipe for plain pancakes, which can be topped with pretty much everything. We have recommended sweet toppings, but you can also skip the sugar and turn them into savoury pancakes (with cheese, mushrooms, bacon etc.).
1 cup flour (or wholewheat flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
4 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of cinnamon powder
Butter (a few tbsp)
- In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder and sugar. Create a well.
- Add the egg, milk, oil in the middle. Combine.
- Add vanilla essence and cinnamon (as per taste).
- Brush a flat pan with butter and put on a low flame.
- Take a spoon to pour the batter into the pan, wait till bubbles appear and then flip. Repeat the process till all the batter is over.
Serve with toppings or fruit of your choice. You can also add sliced bananas while frying the pancake. Or add cocoa powder (reduce the flour in this case) to make chocolate pancakes).
Yields 6-8 pancakes.
2. Baked Frittata
A lovely change from our usual everyday omelette or sunny side up, the frittata is like a thick, wholesome baked omelette.
¼ cup milk
Two garlic gloves
2 cups vegetables and meat (bacon works well) of your choice
1/3 cup cheese (feta is preferable but choose as per your taste)
Salt & pepper (to taste)
Paprika (to taste)
- Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees C.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, garlic, salt until combined.
- In a cast-iron skillet (or another pan if you do not own a skillet), drizzle some olive oil.
- Add your veggies and meat and sautee.
- Add egg mixture and sprinkle the pepper and paprika.
- Shift the pan to the oven and bake for 15-20 mins or until eggs are set.
(recipe adapted from Love & Lemons: https://www.loveandlemons.com/frittata-recipe/)
3. Quick & Healthy Bell Pepper Chicken Pasta
We’ve sourced a lovely, healthy recipe for you. You can skip the chicken if you want a vegetarian variant. You can also replace the chicken with any other meat.
¼ cup wholewheat spaghetti
¼ cup cheese of your choice
- Boil water with salt and add the spaghetti and cook for around 7 mins. Save ¼ cup of pasta water and drain the rest.
- Chop up red peppers into thin slices along with onions. Sautee these in olive oil in a pan along with some garlic cloves till soft
- Take out your mixie, blend the bell peppers etc., along with the pasta water you saved and the cheese. Set aside.
- Coat both sides of the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and paprika, garlic powder and a touch of olive oil.
- On high flame, cook both sides of the chicken for about 6 mins each.
- Plate your spaghetti, add the sauce from the blender and top with the diced chicken.
Recipe by Razi Khan (https://www.instagram.com/raziyyz/)
4. Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls are all the rage right now. We’ve given you a basic starter recipe but don’t be scared to experiment as much as you like with this.
1 cup frozen berries of your choice
One small frozen banana (sliced)Bl
3 tbsp almond milk
One scoop protein powder (optional)
Toppings: You can choose from a plethora of options, including shredded coconut, granola, fruit, chia seeds, hemp seeds or a mixture of all
- Blend the berries with the banana.
- Add almond (or coconut) milk.
- Scoop out the mixture into bowls and garnish with your chosen toppings.
Recipe by Minimalist Baker https://minimalistbaker.com/
5. Avocado Toast
The good kind of fat, avocados, makes a place for themselves in our kitchens and our lives. Feel free to add more spices and herbs to this recipe.
- One large ripe avocado
- Two slices of bread (preferably sourdough, but you can switch this up)
- Lemon juice
- Salt & pepper
- Olive oil
- Toppings (optional): Parsley, mozzarella, salmon, eggs, cream cheese, bacon
- Scoop out the avocado flesh and mash it all up with a fork.
- Add the lemon juice, salt & pepper (you can add any other herbs you like – the various options are endless).
- Toast your bread till golden brown.
- Spread the avocado paste on the toast. Add any toppings you like
6. Banana Bread
A lockdown favourite, if you haven’t tried this yet, you must! It’s a sweet, wholesome treat and very, very easy to make!
- Three ripe bananas (mashed)
- 1 cup sugar
- One egg
- ¼ cup butter (melted)
- 1.5 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Cream butter and sugar. Add bananas and eggs. Combine.
- Fold in flour, baking soda and salt.
- Pour batter into a greased (or lined with butter paper) pan and bake for about 35-40 mins or until toothpick comes out clean.