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Let These 10-Minute Brunch Recipes Brighten Your Day!

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - Nov. 16, 2023 9 min read

Brunch cravings are real and also quite addictive. It takes a single visit to an uptown restaurant in the city with a delicious brunch menu and the next thing you know, you're badgering your friends and family for brunch dates every weekend. Happened to me. 


But as fancy and sophisticated as it may sound, these brunch dishes are usually super-easy to prepare. And you don't have to head to expensive cafes each Sunday to enjoy a good brunch meal. You can do it in the comfort of your kitchen in under 10 minutes. 


You read it right! We actually have a brunch of 10-minute brunch recipes to make our point. 


1. Poached Eggs On Avocado Toast

If drippy yolks is your thing, this 10-minute brunch recipe will definitely get you going. Avocado toast topped with creamy poached eggs isn't just a fun recipe, it's also easy to make and super fun to devour. 

Image Courtesy: Pinch Of Yum


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices whole-grain bread
  • 1/3 avocado 
  • 2 tbsp shaved parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper for topping
  • fresh herbs - parsley, thyme, or basil for topping
  • Tomatoes for serving


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Use enough water to cover the eggs when they lay in the bottom.
  2. Drop the metal rims (outer rim only) of two mason jar lids into the pot so they are lying flat on the bottom.
  3. When the water is boiling, turn off the heat and carefully crack the eggs directly into each rim.
  4. Cover the pot and poach for 5 minutes - 4 for super soft, 4:30 for soft, 5 or more for semi-soft yolks.
  5. While the eggs are cooking, toast the bread and smash the avocado on each piece of toast.
  6. When the eggs are done, use a spatula to lift the eggs out of the water.
  7. Gently pull the rim off of the eggs.
  8. Place the poached eggs on top of the toast.
  9. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs; serve with fresh tomatoes.


Side tip: Adding a teaspoon of vinegar to the water before boiling helps the eggs stay together in the water.



2. Apple Yoghurt Parfaits

Parfait describes two different versions of desserts. The custard puree version made with boiling cream, eggs and sugar belongs to French kitchens while granola, nuts, yoghurts, liqueurs topped with fruits and whipped cream is American. This 10-minute brunch recipe is a delicious rendition of the latter. Made from simple ingredients, this brunch dish is a blessing for people with a sweet tooth. 

Image Courtesy: Taste Of Home


  • 1 cup sweetened applesauce
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup granola with raisins
  • 1-1/3 cups vanilla yoghurt


  1. In a small bowl, combine applesauce and nutmeg.
  2. Add 1 tbsp granola into each of the 4 parfait glasses.
  3. Layer each with 1/3 cup yoghurt and 1/4 cup applesauce.
  4. sprinkle with remaining granola and serve immediately.




3. Two-Ingredient Pancakes

Pancakes are brunch staples and this recipe is no different. Well, except, it is made with just two ingredients — bananas and eggs. Honestly speaking, this gluten-free, no sugar 10-minute brunch recipe deserves a place on your dining table. 

Image Courtesy: Food Matters


  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped roughly
  • 2 eggs


  1. Whisk egg in a bowl, add the banana and mash together to form a batter.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil or butter in a frying pan and pour in the batter to create a thin pancake.
  3. Let the pancake cook through and form bubbles before flipping it.
  4. After flipping it, let the other side cook through.
  5. Serve with fresh strawberries and yoghurt, cinnamon, butter, pure maple syrup, nut butter, seed sprinkle, and raw honey, or your desired toppings.



4. Banana Split

Dominated by fresh fruits and yoghurt, this 10-minute brunch recipe is the perfect summer dish, especially for people who love fruits. But what's even better is — it does not require cooking. A side tip though: Use low-fat granola to make this banana split healthier. 

Image Courtesy: BBC Good Food


  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbsp nut butter (almond or cashew butter)
  • 4 scoops of natural frozen yoghurt
  • A handful of berries (like strawberries, blueberries and raspberries)
  • 4 tbsp granola


  1. Peel the bananas and split them down the centre.
  2. Place in 2 bowls, cut sides facing upwards.
  3. Spread the nut butter over the banana halves.
  4. Now place the scoops of frozen yoghurt on top.
  5. Add the berries and scatter them over the granola. Serve immediately. 

5. Sunshine Smoothie

Here's a 10-minute low-calorie brunch recipe on the go. This sunshine smoothie will not only brighten your table, it will also help in weight loss and boosting immunity. 

Image Courtesy: BBC Good Food


  • 500ml carrot juice, chilled
  • 200g pineapple (fresh or canned)
  • 2 bananas, broken into chunks
  • small piece ginger, peeled
  • 20g cashew nuts
  • juice of 1 lime


  1. Put the ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth.
  2. Drink straight away or pour into a bottle to drink on the go.



6. Scrambled Eggs With Basil, Spinach & Tomatoes

Why go for regular scrambled eggs when you can spruce them up with healthy ingredients like spinach, basil and tomatoes? Nutritious and yummy, this 10-minute brunch recipe will fit perfectly on your diet chart. 

Image Courtesy: BBC Good Food


  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil, plus 1 tsp
  • 3 tomatoes, halved
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp natural bio yoghurt
  • 1/3 small pack basil, chopped
  • 175g baby spinach, dried well 


  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a large non-stick frying pan, add the tomatoes and cook, cut-side down, over medium heat.
  2. While they are cooking, beat the eggs in a jug with the yoghurt, 2 tbsp water, plenty of black pepper and basil.
  3. Transfer the tomatoes to serving plates.
  4. Add the spinach to the pan and wilt, stirring a few times while you cook the eggs.
  5. Heat the rest of the oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  6. Pour in the egg mixture and stir every now and then until scrambled and just set.
  7. Spoon the spinach onto the plates and top with the scrambled eggs.



7. Besan Cheela

Besan cheela is the Indian version of spiced pancakes. It's a hearty brunch recipe that's easy to make but hard to resist. Add a bunch of staple veggies to the batter to make this brunch dish even more colourful and healthy. 

Image Courtesy: Indian Healthy Recipes


  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp onions, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 3 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2/3 to 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp ghee


  1. Add gram flour, carom seeds and other spices in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Now add all the chopped veggies to the mix and stir.
  3. Add water step by step to make a thick batter that is easy to pour.
  4. Now heat a pan and grease it well with ghee.
  5. Allow it to turn hot and reduce the flame to medium-low. 
  6. Mix the batter well using a ladle and pour it into the centre of the pan.
  7. Drizzle some ghee around the edges and at the centre.
  8. Fry until cooked completely and flip.
  9. Repeat until golden-brown from both sides. 
  10. Serve with green chutney.



8. French Omelette

Move over desi omelettes, there's a french guy in town. Loaded with cheese, herbs and greens, this yummy brunch recipe is 10 minutes away from becoming your favourite one. 

Image Courtesy: BBC Good Food


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 knobs unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp finely, freshly grated parmesan
  • 2-3 chopped tarragon leaves
  • 1 tbsp each snipped chives and parsley


  1. Warm a non-stick frying pan on medium heat.
  2. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat them with a fork so they break up and mix, but not as completely as you would for scrambled egg.
  3. With the heat on medium-hot, drop one knob of butter into the pan. It should bubble and sizzle, but not brown.
  4. Season the eggs with parmesan and a little salt and pepper, and pour into the pan.
  5. Let the eggs bubble slightly for a couple of seconds, then take a wooden fork or spatula and gently draw the mixture in from the sides of the pan a few times, so it gathers in folds in the centre.
  6. Leave for a few seconds, then stir again to lightly combine uncooked egg with cooked.
  7. Leave briefly again, and when partly cooked, stir a bit faster, stopping while there’s some barely cooked egg left.
  8. With the pan flat on the heat, shake it back and forth a few times to settle the mixture.
  9. Grip the handle underneath. Tilt the pan down away from you and let the omelette fall to the edge. 
  10. Fold the side nearest to you over by a third with your fork, and keep it rolling over, so the omelette tips onto a plate – or fold it in half, if that’s easier.
  11. Serve hot.



Make these 10-minute brunch recipes your go-to meal for lazy days right now. 


Q: What are common items found on a brunch menu?

A: Brunch menus often feature dishes like eggs Benedict, pancakes, avocado toast, and assorted pastries.


Q: Is brunch only served on weekends?

A: While weekends are popular for brunch, many places offer it on weekdays too, depending on the establishment.


Q: What is a classic brunch drink?

A: A classic brunch drink is the mimosa, made with champagne and orange juice, or the Bloody Mary, a vodka-based cocktail with tomato juice.


Q: Can vegetarians find options at brunch?

A: Yes, many brunch menus offer vegetarian-friendly options like vegetable omelets, fruit salads, and vegetarian versions of classic dishes.


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