Father's Day Brunch: you'll be all set for this morning with these easy recipes

Dads are notoriously tricky to buy for and always say they don't need anything anyway. But you can't go wrong with this French Toast and other tasty treats
Father's Day Brunch: you'll be all set for this morning with these easy recipes

French toast and caramelised bananas — a delicious start to the day for Dad

Michelle Darmody's caramelised banana and cinnamon French toast

Serves 2


For the French toast:

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 150mls of milk
  • 4 slices of bread — it can be a little stale sunflower oil for frying

For the banana:

  • 3 tsp of runny honey
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 10g of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of hot water
  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • a knob of butter

French Toast is a great father's day treat
French Toast is a great father's day treat


Beat the eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and milk together.

Pour into a flat dish so the bread can steep easily.

Lay the slices of bread into the dish, turn them over after about 10 minutes to ensure they are well soaked.

While the bread is soaking, caramelise the banana by mixing the honey, vanilla and sugar into the warm water.

Heat the butter in a pan and fry the bananas until they are golden on each side.

Add the honey mixture and allow to bubble gently for a minute or two then remove from the pan and set aside.

Heat the sunflower oil in a large heavy-based pan over a medium heat. Fry the bread until golden on each side. Serve hot with the banana and some natural yoghurt.

Derval O'Rourke's healthy fry

Serves 1


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tender stem broccoli tip
  • 5 Asparagus spears
  • Handful of button mushrooms, halved
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Handful of leftover baby potatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 slice of rye or sourdough bread
  • 1-2 free-range eggs
  • 30g feta cheese (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

A healthy fry
A healthy fry


  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat.
  • Add the broccoli tips, asparagus spears and mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate.
  • Put the frying pan back on the heat, add ½ tbsp oil, add the potatoes and fry for 5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Transfer to the plate.

Derval O'Rourke's Father's Day Breakfast Burrito


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ an onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g tin of mixed beans
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tortilla wraps
  • 3 tsp spicy tomato salsa
  • 75g Cheddar, grated

Father's Day tasty breakfast burrito
Father's Day tasty breakfast burrito


  • Preheat the grill to medium. Heat the olive oil in a medium pan over a medium heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in the beans, reduce the heat and leave to simmer while you scramble the eggs.
  • Melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan and pour in the eggs. Cook on a low heat for 3–4 minutes, stirring frequently until the eggs are scrambled but still nice and moist.
  • Remove from the heat. Spoon half of the bean mixture into the middle of each tortilla wrap. Follow with equal amounts of the scrambled eggs, salsa and Cheddar.
  • Fold the sides of the wraps over the filling, then roll the wraps up from the bottom to top to enclose the filling completely. Place the wraps folded-side down on a baking tray.
  • Place under the grill and cook for 2–3 minutes, until lightly toasted.

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