Brunch has fast become a beloved weekend tradition. That's right, brunch. The meal that’s not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, but a glorious fusion of the best parts of both. It's an excuse to sleep in on a Sunday, gather your friends and family, and indulge in some of the best brunch recipes that satisfy both sweet and savoury cravings.


Now, what is in a brunch, you ask? Picture a table filled with colourful, mouth-watering dishes. Imagine the aroma of freshly cooked bacon mingling with the scent of freshly squeezed juice. Hear the sizzle of pancakes on the griddle, the crunch of crispy waffles, and feel the excitement as you pour your first mimosa. If your mouth is watering already, you’re in the right place.


If you're looking for brunch recipe ideas to host an unforgettable brunch at home, look no further. We've rounded up six of our favourite sweet and savoury brunch recipes that are sure to impress your guests and leave them craving more. So, without further ado, here are Barefoot’s top brunch recipes…

Raspberry and Lemon Curd Croissant Bake

Kicking off our list is the Raspberry and Lemon Curd Croissant Bake. This sweet brunch recipe is an absolute crowd-pleaser. Imagine flaky croissants soaked in a tangy raspberry and lemon curd custard, all baked to golden perfection. It's a slice of Parisian heaven, right at your brunch table!

Our easy recipe shows you how to bake this delicious treat. Serve with a generous dollop of cream and of course, a glass of crisp Barefoot Pinot Grigio which will balance well with the tart lemon and raspberry flavours.

Pancakes with Barefoot Jammy Red Syrup

Pancakes are a breakfast staple and a must-have on any brunch menu. Our pancake recipe is simple yet delicious, combining fluffy American-style pancakes with a delicious berry syrup made with Barefoot Jammy Red. Find the recipe here.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to pancake recipes, so feel free to get creative with your toppings and fillings! Some other delicious options include blueberries, chocolate chips, or even savoury pancakes filled with ham and cheese.

Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches

Who says you can't have dessert for brunch? Our Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches are a fun and whimsical brunch dish that will delight guests of all ages. Start by making a batch of Belgian waffles using your favourite waffle batter recipe. Then, sandwich a scoop of ice cream between two waffles and roll the edges in colourful sprinkles for a playful touch. Serve alongside a chilled glass of sweet, fruity Barefoot Moscato.

If you're looking for savoury waffle ideas, consider topping your waffles with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and capers for a sophisticated twist. With a variety of waffle toppings and flavours available, the options for customizing your waffle sandwiches are endless.

Bacon Bun with Hot Honey Drizzle

Bacon lovers, rejoice! Our Bacon Twizzles with Hot Honey Drizzle (catchy, eh!) is a mouthwatering brunch recipe that combines the salty, smoky flavours of bacon with the sweet heat of spicy honey. To make your own hot honey sauce, simply mix chilli flakes with honey and warm it up in a saucepan. Add a splash of apple cider vinegar for a balanced kick.

To assemble the bacon twizzles, soak kebab sticks in water for an hour to stop them burning in the oven. Thread bacon onto the sticks in folds so it looks like crinkles down the stick. Place on a backing tray covered in parchment and cook on 180c for 30 minutes or until crispy. Drizzle with the hot honey sauce while they’re still hot for a flavourful and satisfying brunch dish. Don’t forget to pair it with rich, smooth Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon- perfect for cutting through the juice from the bacon.


For another bacon dish, why not fill a buttery croissant with crispy bacon and scrambled egg. Classic flavours with a twist! Question is, tomato sauce or brown sauce?

Avocado on Toast with Pomegranate Seeds and Feta

For a lighter and healthier brunch option, look no further than our Avocado on Toast with Pomegranate Seeds and Feta. This vibrant dish features creamy smashed avocado, tangy feta cheese, and juicy pomegranate seeds atop a slice of crusty bread. It's a simple yet flavour-packed brunch dish that is sure to impress your guests. To elevate this classic avocado toast recipe, you can also experiment with different types of bread, such as sourdough or whole grain, and add additional toppings like a poached egg or a sprinkling of chia seeds for added texture and nutrition.

Avo on toast goes perfectly with Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc. The citrus and melon notes of the wine balance the strong flavours of avodaco and tang of the feta.

Savoury Muffins

These are not your typical morning muffins - oh no! They're jam-packed with grated carrot for a subtle sweetness, mature cheddar cheese for a wickedly wonderful tang, and fresh chives adding a cheeky oniony note. Find the recipe here. We recommend a glug of Barefoot Merlot to accompany these. Its smooth, dark fruit notes and hint of vanilla are a match made in heaven with our muffins.

Savoury muffins can also be made in advance and reheated on the day of your brunch, making them a convenient option for busy hosts.


When it comes to brunch food, don't be afraid to think outside the box and get creative with your dishes. Whether you're hosting a laid-back brunch party or a more formal affair, the key is to offer a mix of sweet and savoury options that cater to a variety of tastes and preferences.


Hosting brunch at home at home doesn't have to be a daunting task. With these delicious and versatile brunch recipes, you'll have everything you need to create an unforgettable and mouthwatering meal that your guests will be raving about for weeks to come. So, roll up your sleeves, put on your apron, and get ready to become the ultimate brunch host!

Mar 20, 2024