24 Reasons to Get Out of Bed: Best Breakfast Recipe Round Up

Words: Emma Nkunzana

If you’re looking for an excuse to get out of bed we have 22 and they all revolve around delicious breakfast recipe ideas. Get up and get cooking!

Choose your Favourite Breakfast Recipe Right Here

Let’s Hash it Out

Hash, derived from the French word to chop (‘hacher’), is a great way to repurpose your leftovers. Refrying the starch makes it super crisp; topped with a soft egg and you’ll be singing.

Rustic Smoky Breakfast Hash with Gammon

This recipe calls for gammon, but a smoked pork rasher will work just as well. Delish!

GET THIS RUSTIC SMOKEY HASH RECIPE

LCHF Aubergine Tomato Pumpkin Breakfast Hash

A lighter, no-carb version of a breakfast hash that is great if you are wanting to start your day off with something less heavy.

GET THIS PUMPKIN BREAKFAST HASH RECIPE

Breakfast recipe
Breakfast recipe

A is for… Asparagus

This versatile veg is in season for most of the year so these brekkies are wins. Plus, eating greens for breakfast can only be good, right?

Poached Egg with Deep Fried Asparagus

Poaching eggs is one of those things that everyone should know how to do. Master the method by practising this dish – yum!

GET THIS POACHED EGG WITH DEEP FRIED ASPARAGUS RECIPE

Asparagus, Parma Ham & Poached Egg Bruschetta With Truffle Infused Olive Oil

Add a little something extra to your breakfast by brushing your toast with truffle infused olive oil – it adds a wonderful nuttiness.

GET THIS PARMA HAM AND POACHED EGG BRUSCHETTA RECIPE

Breakfast recipe
Breakfast recipe

Asparagus & Poached Egg with Bearnaise Sauce

This is a vegetarian version of a Benedict style dish. All of the veggies and none of the meat.

GET THIS POACHED EGG WITH BEARNAISE SAUCE RECIPE

Welsh Rarebit with Grilled Asparagus & Roasted Tomatoes

Welsh Rarebit is a classic breakfast dish that has been around for ages. Although no rabbits are used in the making of this dish, it is true that the word rarebit is derived from the word rabbit, although no-one seems to really know why!

GET THIS WELSH RAREBIT RECIPE

Breakfast recipe
Breakfast recipe

Breakfast Tartlets

Tartlets are great for breakfast on the go. Plus they don’t have to be carb heavy, we have a tart for all diets.

Breakfast Tartlets

These little tarts are filled with creamed spinach and topped with a poached egg and easy Hollandaise sauce.

GET THIS BREAKFAST TARTLET RECIPE

Bacon & Egg Tartlets

A good old breakfast combo of bacon and eggs, made all the more delicious with the inclusion of pastry.

GET THIS BACON AND EGG TARTLET RECIPE

Breakfast recipe
Breakfast recipe

Creamed Spinach, Lamb & Egg Cups

A great way to use leftover lamb for breakfast the next day.

GET THIS CREAMED SPINACH, LAMB AND EGG CUPS RECIPE

Baked Eggs in Avocados with Salmon

Baked avos are totally delicious and topped with salmon they make for a super nourishing start to your morning.

GET THIS BAKED EGGS RECIPE

Breakfast recipe
Breakfast recipe

Baked Brown Mushroom Breakfast Surprise

Mushrooms are full of natural umami flavour and this recipe is a great no-carb alternative to using toast or English muffins.

GET THIS BAKED BROWN MUSHROOM RECIPE

Goats Cheese & Parma Ham Egg Cups with Tarragon Hollandaise

Tarragon adds a unique flavour to this Hollandaise sauce – totally yum.

GET THIS GOATS CHEESE AND PARMA HAM RECIPE

Breakfast recipe
Breakfast recipe

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

For when you are expecting the queen to pop in, these classic dishes will have guests bowled over at your level of sophistication.

Eggs Benedict

It’s a classic breakfast recipe for a reason.

GET THIS CLASSIC EGGS BENEDICT RECIPE

Welsh Rarebit with Crispy Bacon & Soft Boiled Eggs

Cheesy goodness, add bacon and a soft egg and you have the trifecta.

GET THIS WELSH RAREBIT WITH BACON RECIPE

Breakfast recipe
Breakfast recipe

Are you ducking crazy?

Um, no we not, substitute chicken eggs with duck for when you want über flavour and richness.

Duck Egg, Crispy Bacon & Rocket Sandwich

This might just be the ultimate hangover breakfast.
GET THIS DUCK EGG, BACON AND ROCKET SANDWICH RECIPE

Slow Cooked Duck Egg with Prosciutto & Pea Purée

This is a sophisticated way to start your day.

GET THIS SLOW COOKED DUCK EGG RECIPE


To make a frittata you have to crack some eggs…

Frittatas are Italian-style omelettes, first cooked on the stove-top and then baked to jiggly eggy perfection in the oven.

Potato & Baby Spinach Frittata

Great if you need to serve breakfast to a hungry bunch.

GET THIS FRITTATA RECIPE

Pea, Pancetta, Courgette & Feta Frittata

Another great way to make a delicious egg breakfast for a crowd.

GET THIS PEA AND PANCETTA FRITTATA RECIPE

Breakfast recipe
Breakfast recipe

We do eat green eggs…

Supercharge your breakfast with some spinach

Spinach & Ricotta Patties

These LCHF patties are super nutritious and will keep you feeling fuller for longer.

GET THIS SPINACH AND RICOTTA PATTIES RECIPE

Spinach & Egg Nests

A healthy way to start your day.

GET THIS SPINACH AND EGGS NEST RECIPE

Breakfast recipe
Breakfast recipe

Around the world…

Still, think that the English Breakfast is the only breakfast? Try these.

Shakshouka

Shakshouka is a Middle Eastern dish that consists of a spicy tomato sauce base. Eggs are cracked directly into the sauce and cook to perfection with all the delicious saucy flavour.

GET THIS SHAKSHOUKA RECIPE

French Toast with Tomato & Ginger Relish

Who doesn’t love French toast? This savoury version is topped with a tasty relish for extra kicks.

GET THIS FRENCH TOAST RECIPE

Breakfast recipe
Breakfast recipe

Dessert for Breakfast

Sometimes you feel like breakfast for dinner, and sometimes you feel for some sweets for breakfast. There’s no shame.

Apple, Cinnamon & Pecan Nut Puff Pastry Rolls

The smell of toasty nuts and cinnamon is enough to get anyone out of bed.

Recipe for Apple Cinnamon & Pecan Nut Puff Pastry Rolls

Easter Hot Cross Bun French Toast

A decadent breakfast that will become an Easter morning family favourite.

Recipe for Easter Hot Cross Bun French Toast

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