Lazy weekend breakfasts

Take some time out to enjoy these treats


How to Make a Fresh Bloody Mary Cocktail

Weekends are for relaxing, so what could be better than grabbing the papers and having a good read over a late breakfast? You can make quite a spread if you put your mind to it, leaving enough to nibble on during the afternoon too. And if the sun's over the yardarm, why not make yourself a Bloody Mary? It's the ideal drink for those who went a little overboard the night before, but remember - it's all about the ingredients. Good quality vodka and balanced seasoning will make all the difference.

Other drinks ideas
Breakfast smoothies
Lime fizz
Fruity milkshake
Boozy hot chocolate

The first meal of the day is the most important, so pepper it with nutritious goodies. Eggs offer a feast of options. You could go simple with these boiled eggs with mustard soldiers or try something a little more luxurious like these creamy eggs with smoked salmon. If that sounds a little heavy, try scrambling some eggs and adding smoked salmon instead.

Other egg recipes
Eggs Benedict
Poached eggs with tomato sauce
Asparagus and smoked salmon frittata
Eggs and avocado on toast

With all of this talk of eggs don't forget their partner in crime: bacon. Bacon and egg cups are a new take on the traditional fry-up, not least because they have some goat cheese hiding in the centre. A little more unusual is this bacon and beans dish, which combines the meat with chopped tomatoes and borlotti beans for a healthier take on the baked variety. If you want to really give your family a treat, whip up some of these bacon and potato muffins - you won't be able to stick to just one.

More bacon suggestions
Bacon and maple syrup pancakes
Corn and bacon muffins
Bacon tart
Perfect bacon sandwich

If you prefer to gorge on super-healthy breakfast food, these crunchy honey yogurts might suit you. Stuffed with flaked almonds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, a drizzle of honey adds some sweetness too. Toffee apple porridge will also give you a boost at the start of a busy day, while fruit-lovers would enjoy these passionfruit yogurts.

Or try some of these ideas:

How to Make Granola Breakfast Muffins

How to Make the Ultimate Breakfast Pie

Homemade Breakfast Burritos Recipe

How to Make Breakfast Bars