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The best way for families to bond and enjoy the luxury of weekends is by indulging in brunch. This late morning meal that involves a combination of breakfast and lunch isn’t just suitable for adults but also kids. From Banana-Bread Flapjacks to Farina with toppings of almond and apricot, below are fun family brunch ideas which can be made at home.

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1. Banana-Bread Flapjacks

This is not just a fun brunch idea but also delicious and deeply engaging. You can enjoy breakfast and lunch together by eating bread & banana with your favorite cup of tea or coffee. This is an amazing pancake recipe that will leave you satiated for hours.


  • 2 eggs
  • Half a spoonful of baking powder
  • Half a cup of well-chopped toasted-pecans
  • Quarter a cup of buttermilk
  • Quarter a cup of melted unsalted butter
  • A cup of ripe banana (mashed) plus a few slices for toppings
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 spoons of kosher salt


  • Use a bowl to mix pecans, salt, baking powder, and the flour together.
  • Use another bowl to mix butter, buttermilk, eggs, and mashed bananas.
  • Add the content of these two bowls together and thoroughly mix them.
  • Use a large non-stick skillet to cook pancakes of preferred size. 
  • Using the baking sheet, place all your pancakes in a single layer. Put them in an oven with an average temperature of 175 degrees-Fahrenheit for around 30 minutes.

Serve with toasted pecans and the sliced bananas as toppings together with your favorite breakfast drink.

2. Crème Brulee French-Toast

This is a nutritious decadent that’s suitable for kids and adults. It’s an easy-to-make brunch that requires you to soak the bread you’ll use overnight in custard.


  • Half a cup of half & half
  • 6 eggs
  • Half a tablespoon of ground nutmeg
  • Half a cup of brown sugar
  • Quarter a tablespoon of salt
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • A tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • One loaf of French bread
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter


  • Thoroughly mix half & half, orange juice, vanilla extract, salt, milk, eggs, and nutmeg in a bowl.
  • Use a baking sheet (rimmed) to lay the bread and pour the mixture over all the bread pieces.
  • Use a plastic wrap to cover the slices of bread and leave the package overnight in the fridge.
  • Bake the slices of bread in an oven with 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix the brown sugar and melted butter in a bowl and then spread the mixture on another baking paper
  • Place the slices of bread on this mixture ensuring every piece is covered
  • Bake them for another 20 minutes or so, flipping each piece after about five minutes.
  • Serve while warm with your favorite drink.

3. Green Smoothie Bowl

If you are looking for a vegan-friendly brunch idea, then this is one of the best options for families. This smoothie bowl is even good for young kids who still need nutrients for growth and development.


  • A peeled avocado
  • A peeled mango
  • A cored apple
  • A dragon fruit
  • 250 ml of almond milk
  • 150 mg of mixed berries


  • Put the avocado, almond milk, mango, spinach, and the apple in a blender and then blitz until the combination is thick and smooth. 
  • Serve in a bowl and then add the mixed berries and slices of the dragon fruit as toppings

4. Griddled Cornbread Plus Avocado And Deviled Eggs

This is a vegetarian-friendly brunch that can lighten up your family’s mood.


  • 2 eggs
  • Half green chili (sliced)
  • Half tablespoon of Tabasco sauce
  • 400 g of cherry tomatoes
  • A tablespoon of caster sugar
  • Some coriander leaves
  • 5 slices of cornbread
  • Peeled slices of avocado


  • Heat the pan and put sugar, Tabasco, and tomato. Allow them to bubble for around 10 minutes
  • Season and then check to determine the level of spiciness before adding some tabasco.
  • Create a space in the pan and fry the eggs then sprinkle the chili. Cook for about 4-5 minutes and remove the pan
  • Use the griddle pan to butter your cornbread
  • Cook each slice for about 2 minutes until the dark lines of griddle appear
  • Serve the cornbread by adding the fried eggs, avocado without forgetting to spoon around your tomatoes with a sprinkle of coriander leaves

5. Farina with Almonds and Apricots

This is a warm and relaxing dish that makes a delicious mid-morning meal.


  • Half tablespoon of Kosher salt
  • Quarter a cup of chopped dried apricots
  • 2/3rd cups of non-instant farina e.g. Cream of Wheat
  • 2 cups of low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped, roasted almonds


  • Mix the milk and salt and then boil the combination in a saucepan
  • Add in the farina and let it simmer for a couple of minutes
  • Occasionally stir the combination until it thickens
  • Serve into bowls and then use almonds, sugar, and apricots as toppings

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