Turkish Eggs. Photo / Babiche Martens

Our Favourite Hearty Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast, brunch or dinner, these versatile meals will fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied

Turkish Eggs
This throw-together breakfast tastes amazing and takes very little effort. All you need is one pan and a handful of everyday ingredients to create a hearty breakfast that also features plenty of vegetables. Serve with toasted bread and enjoy.

Brioche French Toast With Grilled Peaches. Photo / Babiche Martens

Croque Madame
This French sandwich is a cheese lover's dream, a carby masterpiece built with ham, mustard and topped with a fried egg. The recipe requires a few key good-quality ingredients — you can’t go without Dijon, ham and Gruyère cheese. Don’t be mean with the butter, the juicier the better. You could also try this croque monsieur recipe.

Al Brown's Smoked Kahawai Mishmash
There are no rules when it comes to what you throw in to this potato-based hash, but smoked kahawai, lemon juice and plenty of fresh herbs are a must. As far as accompaniments go, this dish is begging for poached eggs, and plenty of lemon halves for squeezing.

Green Matcha Smoothie. Photo / Babiche Martens

Brioche French Toast With Grilled Peaches
Nothing beats sitting outdoors with a strong cup of coffee and slicing through soft brioche alongside a scoop of coconut yoghurt and soft grilled peach. If you don’t have brioche any other thick chunky bread will suffice.

Eggs Benedict
Skip the cafe and create this favourite in your very own kitchen. It'll taste even better knowing you crafted the béarnaise sauce from scratch, plus you can easily customise the accompaniments — be it asparagus and salmon or spinach and bacon.

Turkish Eggs. Photo / Babiche Martens

Green Matcha Smoothie
Kickstart your day with hit of green goodness from this dairy-free smoothie. The virtuous combination of banana, spinach, avocado, cucumber and almond milk will absolve you of last night's sins.

Vegan Open Omelettes With Cheese & Mushroom
Sick of skipping your favourite breakfast? This vegan recipe makes it easy to enjoy egg-free omelettes whenever you please. Slightly crisp around the edges but soft and pliable in the centre, these omelettes will set you up for the day.

Breakfast Salad With Tahini Dressing
For a healthy, fresh start to the day, try this breakfast salad. A soft boiled egg is a delicious addition, along with fried halloumi, creamy avocado and crunchy nuts. The lemon and tahini dressing works to really bring this salad to life.

Pancake With Bacon & Crispy Sage. Photo / Babiche Martens

Pancake With Bacon & Crispy Sage
Is there anything better than a warm stack of pancakes? This classic version sees them topped with fried banana, crispy bacon and plenty of maple syrup. Try adding fried sage for tasty savoury twist.

Oven-Roasted Mushrooms On Toast
Don't underestimate the pleasure you get from the simple things in life, like these tasty mushrooms. Grill with garlic and butter, then stack onto slices of toast with a dollop of cream and a sprinkle of chives. Easy as that.

Breakfast Tacos With Scrambled Eggs & Avocado. Photo / Babiche Martens

Breakfast Tacos With Scrambled Eggs & Avocado
Tacos for breakfast? Why not! With eggs, avocado and a soft taco, this recipe is the perfect start to the day. Every bite of this colourful breakfast is full of flavour. Spice them up a bit with extra chilli if you are game.

Fennel, Pea & Ham Frittata With Cheese
Cheat your way to a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch with this simple recipe. It’s easy to prepare using whatever’s in the fridge — it will take almost any vegetable. Serve with buttery, crusty bread and a dollop of your favourite chutney.

Green Smoothie Bowl. Photo / Babiche Martens

Green Smoothie Bowl
Cool down with one of these gloriously green smoothie bowls. Simply chuck everything in a blender, blitz and pour into a serving bowl. Enjoy once chilled for a refreshing start to the day.

Homemade Baked Beans With Rosti
Nothing beats homemade baked beans. Try making this recipe the day before to allow the flavours to develop — it's just the thing to have on hand after a big night. Serve with crispy fried rosti as an tasty alternative toast.

Cinnamon, Oat and Honey Waffles. Photo / Eleanor Ozich

Cinnamon, Oat and Honey Waffles
In this recipe, the classic waffle gets a wholesome spin, using simple and nourishing ingredients that you can feel better about biting in to. Their natural sweetness comes from honey, vanilla bean and a touch of cinnamon. 

Toasted Chocolate & Banana Brioche Sandwiches
Who said sandwiches had to be savoury? This version sees thick slices of brioche filled with bananas and dark chocolate, then fried until all melty and delicious. Dust with icing sugar and slice for sharing (or not).

Open Salmon, Grapefruit & Herb Omelette
Grapefruit in an omelette? Trust us, colour and delicious tang really works alongside the salmon, herbs and eggs to make this a standout treat. Serve with hot butter toast and aioli or mayo.

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