Swede Weekend Breakfast Ideas

Top 2 Fabulous Swede Weekend Breakfast Ideas and Their Recipes

Swedes have a unique way to start their weekends on the right foot; they make sure to have a special breakfast. Have you ever heard of the famous Swedish breakfast culture? Well, butter is an important part of many options. So are eggs. Also, many options are made up of open sandwiches(smörgås) on crispbread (knäckebröd). Most often, the sandwich is buttered and topped with a wide range of toppings including ham, cucumber, tomatoes, and hard cheese. Below are two highly famous breakfast options you can make at home, using the respective recipes if you love Swedish cuisine.

1. Ham & French Toast

This is a classic Swede breakfast option. It’s yummy with a characteristic sweet and savory taste. It’s exactly what you need to get your Saturday or Sunday morning started on the right foot! Plus it’s relatively filling and hence perfect for a hearty Saturday or Sunday lunch if not breakfast.

Swedes typically take their ham French toasts with coffee. Did you know that Sweden is the sixth-highest coffee-consuming nation in the world? Many take their coffee so seriously that they not only see it as a beverage but also a way of life.


  1. Yields: 4 servings.
  2. Difficulty level: Beginner.
  3. Total time: 45-50 minutes.

What You Will Need

  1. An oven.
  2. 2 medium bowls.
  3. A sieve.
  4. A pie plate.
  5. 4 medium plates.


  1. 2 eggs.
  2. 1 1/3 cups.white sugar.
  3. 1/2 cup. melted butter.
  4. 1/2 cup. flour home baking floor.
  5. 1/4 cup. cocoa powder.
  6. 1 tbsp.vanilla extract.
  7. 2 oz. sliced ham.
  8. Salt to taste.


  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius(300 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Step 2: Using the sieve, sift the flour, followed by cocoa powder, and finally salt into a bowl.
  • Step 3: Now, mix the eggs and sugar until a smooth mixture is formed, in a separate bowl.
  • Step 4: Then transfer the mixture to the flour mixture you prepared earlier, stir it all properly to combine.
  • Step 5: Next, add the vanilla extract and melted butter to the new mixture and stir again until it’s all combined.
  • Step 6: After that, form the pie plate with butter, and pour the batter.
  • Step 7: Thereafter, pour the mixture to the pie plate half full. We assume that this should take about 50% of the mixture.
  • Step 8: Now, gently place the round sliced ham over the mixture
  • Step 9: Then, top the ham with the remaining mixture.
  • Step 10: Place the pie plate on the lower rack of the oven and let it bake for about 35 min.
  • Step 11: Remove the plate from the oven and slice the pastry into four equal pieces, serving each to an individual plate.
  • Step 12: Next, sprinkle the raspberries on the sides of each plate(optional).
  • Step 13: Enjoy while still warm with coffee, tea, or any other beverage of your choice.


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2. Courgette & Cheddar Cornbread

Courgette & Cheddar Cornbread is yummy and synonymous with Swedes as a weekend breakfast option. The cheesy cornbread is spiced up with chili, toasted, and topped with poached eggs plus grilled tomatoes. Just like ham & French toast, this can be served with coffee, tea, or any other beverage of choice.


  1. Yields: 4 servings.
  2. Difficulty level: Beginner.
  3. Total time: 45-50 minutes.

What You Will Need

  1. An oven.
  2. Baking/parchment paper.
  3. A medium bowl.
  4. A jug.
  5. A whisk(optional).
  6. A loaf tin.
  7. A skewer(optional).
  8. Aluminum foil(optional).
  9. A chopping board(optional).


  1. 150g instant polenta.
  2. 75g white bread flour.
  3. 75g butter, melted, plus extra for the tin.
  4. 4 eggs.
  5. 1 medium courgette (about 200g), trimmed and roughly grated.
  6. 100g mature cheddar, grated.
  7. 350ml whole milk.
  8. 1 tbsp baking powder.


  • Step 1: First, heat the oven to 220C/200 degrees Celsius.
  • Step 2: Next, butter and line the loaf tin with parchment paper.
  • Step 3: Then, mix the polenta, white bread flour, baking powder, and 1 tsp. salt in the bowl.
  • Step 4: Now, whisk the eggs, melted butter, and milk in the jug
  • Step 5: After that, pour the egg-butter-milk mixture into the dry ingredients.
  • Step 6: After mixing it all well, stir in the courgettes and cheese. Don’t worry about the runny nature of the mixture at this stage because as the polenta gradually swells and soaks up the liquid in the oven, the mixture will gradually thicken.
  • Step 7: Thereafter, pour the mixture into the loaf tin you prepared earlier and bake for 15 mins. After that, lower the temperature of the oven to 200 degrees Celcius and cook until a skewer inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean or for another 25-30 minutes. You can cover the top loosely with foil to prevent it from darkening too fast.
  • Step 8: Now, remove the tin from the oven and set it aside to cool.
  • Step 9: Finally, transfer the bread to the chopping board and cut it into four equal pieces, serving each piece on an individual plate. Enjoy this with your favorite breakfast beverage.

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Final Thoughts

Swedish breakfast ideas are trending and so unique in that it’s a little different in the manner in which it is served compared to breakfasts from other cultures around the world. For example, unlike the latter, the former is always served with crispbread(knäckebröd) as an accompaniment to the main meal. Also, certain ingredients e.g ham, butter, and cheese are common parts of many popular breakfast options. Swedish breakfast culture is easy to pull off if you know the basic rules: work with particular ingredients; ham, butter, cheese, and crispbread. You can get started by trying each of the recipes above.

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