We’ve got Father’s Day brunch ideas for the carb lover and no-carb eater. We’ve got ideas for the vegetarian dad and the vegan dad. We’ve also got ideas for the lover-of-all-food-groups dad and the dad with a sweet tooth. Each recipe is made easy—easy like Sunday morning.
All recipes share one special ingredient: love!
Hearty yet light, these oatmeal waffles get their sweetness from a touch of honey—like Labonté’s Pure & Unfiltered Raw Honey. Start by toasting uncooked oats and processing them in a food processor until finely ground. Cook them using a waffle maker like the Double Belgian Waffle Maker by Kalorik. It helps make twice the waffles in half the time. This yummy dish from MyRecipes yields 8 fluffy waffles—make sure dad doesn’t eat them all!
If dad’s counting carbs or following the keto diet, he doesn’t have to fall off the wagon on Father’s Day, thanks to this carb-free recipe from Delish. Roll scrambled eggs and cheese in three strips of Great Value’s Extra Thick Cut Bacon and fry until crispy on all sides. A non-stick skillet like the Vivid 32 cm Metallic Blue Frypan by T-fal would work well for frying these protein roll-ups.
My brother got the whole family hooked on this spicy Mexican dish after he returned from a few months in South America. Huevos rancheros calls for Mexican cheese like Shredded Mexican Natural Cheese by Kraft. If dad enjoys eating spicy food, he’ll find this brunch fare bursting with flavour. Try this slow cooker version from The Daily Meal for an easier, one-pot clean-up. I recommend cooking this dish with Starfrit’s The Rock 4.8 quart Electric Multi-Pot Use. Its non-stick surface is thicker than most, using the patented Rock.Tec treatment.
Banana bread is a big hit in our home. Spread Becel’s Vegan Margarine on each slice and serve on the side instead of toast. Or, make French toast out of it. Or, just eat it as-is. This recipe from Vegan Richa can be made in a loaf pan or muffin pan. Top with vegan chocolate, dried fruits or nuts before baking.
Side note: Use a blender like the 5-Speed Classic Blender by KitchenAid to mix the wet ingredients. I like this model because it has a clean-touch control panel that wipes clean easily after each use (food can’t get trapped between the buttons!).
All the major food groups are represented in this brunch casserole. AllRecipes’s contributor Muffin Boots created this meal by using up what she had in her kitchen. She says any diced tomatoes will do, but I recommend a can of Diced Tomatoes with Italian Spices by Aylmer Accents for added flavour. Use a steamer for cooking the broccoli to help prevent it from getting soggy. Metaltex’s versatile Vegetable Steamer is made of stainless steel and can be used in any pan that is 19 cm or larger.
Dad with a sweet tooth
Pie with brunch? Yes, please! This creamy strawberry pie tastes like summer. Skip the crust-making part (it’ll be our secret) with this Life Made Delicious recipe that calls for ready-made Pillsbury Pie Crusts. If you prefer, swap out the strawberries for peaches or raspberries. To help keep your kitchen from heating up, use a toaster oven to make this pie instead of your conventional oven. I like this 6-Slice Toaster Oven by Hamilton Beach because it’s large enough to accommodate a 12-inch pizza … and ya know dad will be craving a pizza for his next meal of the day!