10 Delicious Brunch Ideas to Start Your New Year Off Right

New Year’s Day is often a lazy day in our house, what with staying up late the night before, and breakfast time usually becomes brunch time. Here are 10 Delicious Brunch Ideas to Start Your New Year Off Right (sure to please all the family any day of the year!)

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#1. Bagel, Smoked Salmon (Lox) and Egg Strata

Christmas Brunch Ideas Bagel Lox and Egg Strata from BHGThis Bagel, Smoked Salmon (Lox) and Egg Strata recipe from BHG makes a change from your usual smoked salmon and bagels.

Best of all it can be prepared the night before and baked in the oven in the morning.

Image from BHG

#2. Waffles or Pancakes

wafflesWaffles or Pancakes are great any time of the year, but are a definite brunch staple in our house. You can finish them off with a range of delicious seasonal toppings.

For pancakes check out 4 of the best simple recipes for pancakes – you could even try make them into fun shapes, which the kids will enjoy.

And if you’d prefer waffles check our this best ever easy Waffle recipe.

Recommended Reading: Lazy Porridge Pancakes

#3. Lobster Muffins with Poached Egg, Caviar, Spinach & Hollandaise

Tom Kerridge Lobster Muffins from BBC Good FoodI found this Tom Kerridge recipe for Lobster Muffins with poached egg, caviar, spinach and hollandaise sauce over on BBC Good Food.

This truly indulgent brunch idea would be the ideal way to kick off your New Year’s Day.

Image from BBC Good Food

#4. Ham and Egg Tarts

brunch ideas from Wholesome IrelandIf you have ham from the festive period, these Egg Tarts from Wholesome Ireland are ideal to use up those leftovers.

And this recipe makes enough for 6 hungry adults and a few kids too!

Recommended Reading: Ham & Cheese Savoury Muffins

#5. Sour Cream and Chive Potato Cakes

Brunch Ideas potato cakesThese Sour Cream and Chive Potato Cakes can be made in advance and stored in the fridge ready to cook on the morning.

They are delicious served with Smoked Salmon and a little sour cream on the side.

#6. Fresh Scones

Scone RecipeCheck out this Award Winning Scone recipe to make for brunch on New Year’s Day. To add a festive twist you could include some dried cranberries and grated orange zest to the mixture before you bake them.

Serve them with seasonal fruit, whipped cream or just have them with butter.

#7. Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

Brunch Ideas Cinnamon Rolls from My RecipesFill the house with the delicious smell of cinnamon rolls! This recipe for Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing comes from

The rolls are made using toasted pecan nuts and ground cinnamon giving them a real Festive flavour.

You could replace the cream cheese icing with a plain icing or one flavoured with orange too.

Recommended Reading: Healthy Carrot Muffins

#8. Breakfast Brunch Bruschetta

Brunch BreakfastCreate a tasty Breakfast Brunch Bruschetta using all your favourite breakfast ingredients piled together on a toasted sourdough bread.

To create the perfect Breakfast Bruschetta Simply

  • Grill / broil or fry any of the following; sausages, bacon, mushrooms, white and black pudding.
  • Roast some cherry / vine tomatoes with oil and salt in a hot oven
  • Make a batch of scrambled eggs.
  • Once everything is cooked toast your bread and rub lightly with a peeled garlic clove.
  • Load on your baked tomatoes, along with some of the oil and squash with a fork
  • Then let everyone add what they want from the other items.

#9. Overnight French Toast

brunch overnight french toast from tablespoon.comThis Overnight French Toast Recipe from Tablespoon is an ideal Brunch Idea.

Best of all the prep takes just 10 minutes and the dish is left to improve overnight so all you have to do in the morning is bake it in a hot oven for 35 minutes.

This recipe makes 12 servings, so plenty for visiting family and friends too.

#10. Apple, Cranberry and Walnut Bread

Banana BreadThis delicious Apple, Cranberry and Walnut Bread can be baked first thing in the morning and eaten warm for brunch or you could bake it in advance and freeze it so it just needs defrosting and warming.

It is great served as is or you could add some butter or freshly whipped cream to make it very decadent!

Over to you now! Do you have any favourite Brunch Ideas you would like to share? Please let us know in the comments box below.

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls