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.
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