It’s Brunch O’Clock | 10 Cookbooks to Help You Craft the Ultimate Weekend Meal

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On the weekends, after a long night, all you want is to wake up and eat something delicious. If you ever had problems figuring out what should that be, we have a list that’ll inspire you to cook, eat and enjoy the lazy weekend morning. Our list covers everything you can imagine for brunch – from savory to sweet, different cuisines and diets. You don’t have to get dressed and go out to eat… make something tasty in your home while still wearing your PJs!

This list of 10 books will definitely help you make the ultimate weekend meal. Check it out!

1 – Brunch at Bobby’s: 140 Recipes for the Best Part of the Weekend

Brunch at Bobby's: 140 Recipes for the Best Part of the Weekend

Read this book and later check out Booby’s cooking show to see how he makes these recipes.

The greatest pleasure for Bobby Flay is cooking brunch and just like the title says, this book covers 140 recipes that are perfect this meal. He has his own show of the same name for the Cooking Channel, where he makes many recipes from this book. This way, you can get a book that collects his most delicious recipes and later watch them being made. Brunch at Bobby’s starts with delicious drinks – cocktails, hot and iced coffees, and teas. It then covers every-occasion brunches from around the country and around the globe like eggs, pancakes, waffles, French toast, breads, salads, sandwiches and side dishes.

BUY | $18

2 – Leon Breakfast And Brunch

Leon Breakfast And Brunch

The book published by one of the best restaurants in Britain.

Six months after opening, Leon was named the Best New Restaurant in Great Britain. Now, there are 13 of them. But these restaurants aren’t just good at serving tasty dishes, they are great at creating useful cookbooks. Many are published and each one focuses on a specific meal or diet. This book is small, around 60 pages. It’s a wonderful gift idea for new cooks since all the recipes are mostly made for beginners. There are some standard ones like muesli, scrambled eggs, cheese omelet, pancakes, but this book also includes a few special recipes like Breakfasty Banana Split and a Mini Knickerbocker Glory. One more great thing about this book is that all the recipes are easy and very quick to make. 

BUY | $10

3 – Better On Toast

Better On Toast

Find all sort of suggestions to make the perfect morning toast.

If you think you can’t do much with toast, you’re very wrong. Better On Toast covers elegant and simple meals that can be prepared for all sorts of occasions. Jill Donenfeld will teach you how you fill a perfect slice of bread with fresh and tasty toppings. And the best part? Everyone can do it. This book has a lot of colorful photographs, recipes are very easy to follow and it covers everything from hot to cold and savory to sweet. It uses both classic and interesting ingredients and it’ll show you how to best use whatever you find laying around. It also covers different types of bread, whether it’s thick-cut French bread, slices of whole wheat, or gluten-free bread. Some of the recipes you should definitely try are Smoked Trout & Grapefruit Toast, Edamame Basil Toast, Carrot Butter and Halloumi Toast, Maple Pear Bread Pudding and many more.

BUY | $20

4 – Breakfast- Recipes To Wake Up For

Breakfast- Recipes To Wake Up For

A book that will give you the reason to wake up earlier.

Don’t you love when the smell of delicious food wakes you up? (whenever that is). We have just the book to bring enthusiasm to the morning meal. George Weld created all the recipes for his Williamsburg restaurant called Egg where he’s been cooking for the last decade. This book covers eggs, biscuits, meats, pancakes, sauces and syrups, juices and pastries. It also includes the restaurant’s signature Eggs Rothko. All the images in the book were taken at Weld’s farm, using much of its ingredients. You’ll also read what farmers, fishermen, and athletes eat for this meal to keep them going throughout the day. Breakfast combines simple ingredients with smart techniques and will give you a hell of a reason for waking up. 

BUY | $24

5 – World’s Best Brunches

World's Best Brunches

Some of the best brunch recipes, all in one place.

Here’s a book that’s written by top Australian chef Bill Granger, and it collects some of the most delicious recipes for brunch the world has to offer. It has 100 authentic recipes and it’s written in a manner that’s very easy to understand. Every recipe has simple step-by-step instructions. Of course, some of the recipes include exotic and special ingredients that are sometimes hard to get, but you’ll learn where to find these ingredients and what to use as an alternative, in case you don’t have any. The great thing about each of these alternatives is that they’re just as tasty. With 224 pages, you’ll have enough suggestions for many meals and occasions.

BUY | $14

6 – Breakfast (Williams-Sonoma Collection N.Y.)

Breakfast (Williams-Sonoma Collection N.Y.)

A must have book for all home cooks filled with brilliant classic breakfast dishes.

Williams-Sonoma Collection Breakfast includes 40 classic breakfast dishes, from buttermilk waffles drizzled with melted butter and maple syrup to omelet filled with melted cheese and seasonal vegetables. It covers some special treats like blueberry pancakes or a savory frittata but also food you can prepare the day before like almond-currant scones or homemade granola. That’s great for weekends so when you go out and oversleep the next day, you don’t have to bother preparing. This book isn’t just a collection of recipes, it has wonderful colored images and explanations of techniques used in each meal. It’s definitely a must have for a kitchen bookshelf. 

BUY | $16

7 – Breakfast for Dinner

Breakfast for Dinner

Learn to make simple but very sophisticated recipes.

Breakfast For Dinner is all about getting creative in cooking. It’s full of elegant and diverse recipes for all who consider breakfast their favorite meal of the day. This book doesn’t include ingredients that are hard to find and it provides simple explanations and tips to make cooking easier, like how to make your own pasta dough. With recipes like Habanero-cheddar bread pudding, parmesan beignets, breakfast sausage ravioli, chicken & biscuit waffles, and greek baked eggs, this book raises comfort food to a whole new level. Even though Breakfast For Dinner has sophisticated and created concepts, don’t let that fool you – the recipes are really simple to make. Everything is accompanied with beautiful photographs that’ll inspire you to start cooking immediately. 

BUY | $16

8 – Sarabeth’s Good Morning Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch, and Baking

Sarabeth's Good Morning Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch, and Baking

This book covers everything- from special recipes to quick weekend meals.

Here we have a book from the legendary New York City cook and baker Sarabeth Levine. It has 130 classic morning comfort dishes she enjoys making for family and friends. Over thirty-five years ago, her New York restaurant became very popular for weekend brunches and now she has one opened in Florida and Japan as well. You can impress your guests with her signature pancakes and muffins and learn how to make all sort of recipes that are quick enough for weekdays. The book has a lot of photographs, cool technique tips and make-ahead instructions. It covers baking, jams, omelets, quiche, waffles, pancakes and breakfasty beverages.

BUY | $24

9 – Breakfast Love: Perfect Little Bowls of Quick, Healthy Breakfasts

Breakfast Love: Perfect Little Bowls of Quick, Healthy Breakfasts

Fill your morning bowl with all sort of ingredients and enjoy the morning to the fullest.

The cover of this book suggests what it’s all about – this is a book with “Perfect Little Bowls of Quick, Healthy Breakfasts.” If you think muesli is the only thing you can eat from the bowl when you wake up, then check out these 160 suggestions. There are several categories in this book, and recipes are divided according to them. There are options for vegan, vegetarian, raw, carnivore, or omnivore diets and all sorts of suggestions. Each bowl has something in common – it’s made up of a base of grains, two seasonal fruits and vegetables, proteins, a tasty dressing, yogurt or milk, and an optional topping. Along with images of each bowl, this book is very inspiring. 

BUY | $19

10 – Waffles: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Every Meal

Waffles: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Every Meal

In this book you’ll find over 40 waffle recipes.

The last book in this list is the one you’ll need the waffle iron for. What’s better than the wonderful smell of fresh waffles in the morning? This book has over 40 recipes that prove waffles aren’t just for breakfast but can be served all day long. They never go out of style and you’ll learn the best way to prepare all sort of waffles. Whether they’re savory or sweet, customize them by desire with toppings and different ingredients. You see recipes from waffles stuffed with cheese and spinach to those topped with scoops of ice cream and toasted nuts. 

BUY | $17

After you’ve checked out our book suggestions and hopefully got inspired, you’ll never have problems again choosing the perfect brunch meal.

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