Hands dipping a spoon and slice of bread into a bowl of pasta

Every third Sunday in June, Canadians take the day to celebrate the father figures in their lives. Depending on Dad’s personality, they might buy him presents, indulge his obsession with barbecuing or take him out for a family bike ride. But no matter what his preferences, there’s one sure-fire way to impress him on his special morning: feed him well. We’ve rounded up six tasty Father’s Day brunch recipes that stand on their own. (But if you like a big spread, add sides like toast, eggs or fruits and vegetables to round out the meal.) Whatever you choose, he’s sure to be grateful. Just don’t expect him to leave leftovers behind.

If He’s a Health Nut

Frying pan with bacon and egg shakshouka Image source: theHUB from Walmart.ca

Serving Size: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

An Israeli breakfast staple, Shakshouka pairs poached eggs with tomato sauce for a hearty and satisfying meal. To make this simple Italian-inspired version, you’ll need a large skillet or frying pan, eggs and onion-and-garlic pasta sauce, plus a few other ingredients like peppers and vegetable oil. If he doesn’t mind a few carbs, he can dip regular toast into the mixture, or try garlic bread for an extra hit of la vita bella.

White bowl of mixed berry smoothie on a red plate Image source: theHUB from Walmart.ca

Serving Size: 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

A smoothie bowl is the perfect meal if you’re hoping to impress but are short on time—making it an especially great option if the kids want to help. It’s also a great choice for health-conscious dads. Just make sure you have plenty of frozen bananas, fresh berries and Greek yogurt on hand. To make the bowl look extra pretty—and add some crunchy protein—sprinkle it with hemp hearts, nuts or seeds, then drizzle with honey or maple syrup.

If He’s a Bacon and Eggs Devotee

Caramelized onion and bacon strata cup on white plate with silver fork Image source: theHUB from Walmart.ca

Serving Size: 6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 24 minutes

Like bread pudding that’s packed with bacon, eggs and cheese, these little strata cups are savoury morsels of heaven. You’ll need a 12-cup muffin pan to create the individual bread cups (expect to serve two or three per person). The kids will love having their own portions and Dad will appreciate the inclusion of his two favourite ingredients.

Cast iron pan with fried bacon and eggs in it Image source: theHUB from Walmart.ca

Serving Size: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

This cheesy hash skillet is a roadside diner classic. The best part? It has only five ingredients: bacon and eggs (of course!), frozen hash browns, shredded cheese and onion. Sometimes the easiest meals are the tastiest—and the one-pan format makes clean-up a cinch.

If He Has a Sweet Tooth

9 cinnamon oat rolls on a cooling rack with ramekin dish of oatmeal beside it Image source: theHUB from Walmart.ca

Serving Size: 9

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Sticky and sweet, these cinnamon oat rolls are sure to be a hit with the whole family. Plus, spreading the filling (a drool-worthy mix of oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, margarine and raisins) and rolling the dough can be a fun Sunday morning activity for the kids. To shave off some prep time, start with premade frozen bread dough.

Apple berry crisp in a glass dish with green apples and mug of coffee beside it Image source: theHUB from Walmart.ca

Serving Size: 10

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

This crisp is filled with sugar… but it also has apples, berries and oats, so that makes it sort of healthy, right? OK, so it’s more of a dessert than a breakfast, but Father’s Day is the time to unconditionally support Dad’s sweet tooth. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, scoop a little vanilla ice cream on top. He’ll love the surprise.

No matter Dad’s food preferences, one of these recipes is sure to delight. Add in a family activity—and let him skip chores for 24 hours—and you’ve scored the stress-free Father’s Day hat trick.

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