Weekends are for Brunching

Weekends are for brunching

Some of the best conversations happen around the table. There’s something truly special about sharing food together and slowing down to enjoy one another’s company. Brunch is the perfect excuse to get together over food and weekends are simply made for slowing down. Therefore, brunching and weekends are the perfect combo!

Brunch menus seem to vary greatly, so we’ve been asking our #CanolaConnect community. Here are a few of the staples that seem to be favourites:

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A brunch staple that can be dressed up with fresh berries or fruit compote. My favourite tip, as I shared in What We’re Lovin’ for May, is to separate your eggs! Beat the egg whites in their own bowl and fold them into the batter at the end to make your waffles extra fluffy! Don’t waste the yolks – just toss them in with the other wet ingredients as you make the batter.

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Hash browns

My family LOVES hash browns — The crispier, the better! I’ll often add chopped up peppers, onions and mushrooms for some added veggie goodness, but they’re delicious plain and simple as well. For the crispiest hash browns, use a cast iron pan and bake them in the oven, then broil to finish.

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Quickie crepes

One of my favourite crowd-pleasing brunch menu items is crepes. I love to do a make-your-own crepe bar for guests with a wide variety of filling options!

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Canola Granola

A nice addition to any brunch is a yogurt parfait with choices of toppings such a fresh or frozen fruits, chocolate chips and some delicious homemade granola. Leftover granola can be stored for a healthy snack later in the week, or put into small mason jars as a little take-away for your brunch guests.

Eat Well… Jenn


176 thoughts on “Weekends are for Brunching

  1. Eggsenedict w/ bacon is a family favorite..When the men are finished seeding canola, they have time for brunch on Sundays!
    I serve it w/ watermelon and kiwi slices!

  2. Our favourite brunch item is a hash brown scramble with colourful peppers,mushrooms,onions,sausage.

  3. My favourite brunch item is Eggs Benedict with fresh cut fruit. You can never go wrong with it – at home or out at a restaurant it’s my go to.

  4. Omelets! They’re filled with whatever I have on hand – mushrooms, red, orange or green peppers, green onions, tomatoes and always cheese of course!

  5. For brunch, we must have pancakes, eggs – any style, bacon and hashbrowns. These 4 items must be present to constitute a proper brunch for me and my family.

  6. My fav. brunch item is omelette with cheese, ham and tomatoes
    Sure would like to snag this excellent swag.

  7. It isn’t really brunch without a round of mimosas. I also love french toast as a treat!

  8. My favourite brunch item is a frittata made with lots of vegetables. My favourite recipe includes a generous amount of parmesan cheese.

  9. I guess mine would be waffles, though I don’t think I have ever actually done brunch. On the farm, breakfast was before 6am, lunch at 12, supper at 5 or 6 pm. Coffee at 10 and 3. And plenty of work in between!

  10. I like doing a waffle bar with different toppings like berries, whip cream, different syrups, etc. 🙂 thanks!

  11. Both delicious and easy is a French Toast Casserole. It can be done the night before so all you have to do is pop it in the oven. You don’t have to stand over the stove doing individual pieces of French Toast and everybody gets hot food at the same time! Grab that maple syrup. What’s not to love?

  12. My favorite brunch item is an omelette with cheese onion ham green and red peppers served with salsa toast and tea or coffee.

  13. Grilled Monte Cristo Sandwich accompanied with a Classic Cole Slaw with shaved raddicio.

  14. Spinach, Mushroom, Red Onion & Feta Fritatta with Crispy Home Fries and a side of Ancient Grain Toast.

  15. EGGS! either benedict style or a quiche..always welcomed and enjoyed at my house with family and friends too !:))

  16. I love omelette eggs inside half a cut roasted pepper, and adding lots of veggies and cheese and bake it in the oven!

  17. Our brunch always includes fresh fruit and coffee. We often have eggs and bacon incorporated with it.

  18. Leo I have to limit it to just one!!.. hash browns, frittata, fresh fruit!… oh and Belgian waffles they must be authentic leige waffles not pancake batter in a waffle iron did I mention brunch might be my favorite meal or breakfast for supper

  19. Have to have my eggs Benedict, with a side of waffles, or maybe pancakes…the list goes on and on! Lol

  20. My favorite brunch food is French Toast – perfect with the egg for protein and REAL maple syrup for sweetness!!

  21. Love making scones! Canola Eat Well Blueberry scones are one of my favourite “go to” recipes! Can’t wait to try the Rhubarb Scone recipe you have featured.
    They sound delicious!

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