11 Amazing Brunch Recipes to Make on Christmas Morning Slideshow
11 Amazing Brunch Recipes to Make on Christmas Morning
With all the work involved to pull off this holiday, make ahead meals are a must, which is why we love to serve filling muffins with whole grains and oats, egg casseroles that can be assembled the night before, or pancakes that can be prepped and quickly mixed in the morning.
For some cooking inspiration, check out our list of 11 amazing recipes that will help you start your Christmas feasting off right.
Apple Almond Cinnamon Rolls
These Apple Almond Cinnamon Rolls use almond milk to deliver that subtle nutty flavor. You can swap the apples for pears or add other seasonal fruit to the mix like fresh cranberries. Bake them Christmas Eve night for a simple Christmas morning treat.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins
These muffins are dairy-free, but if you don’t have almond milk on hand, you can swap for regular milk. Remember to soak your steel cut oats Christmas Eve, so you can quickly whip up these fragrant muffins after you’ve unwrapped all your gifts.
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Warmed Cider Sauce
There is something about the smell of cinnamon that makes a house feel like a home. If you are hosting an intimate brunch, these apple cinnamon pancakes will make your table warm and inviting. We love the touch of drizzled warm cider sauce for a truly cozy brunch recipe. — Lauren Gordon
Baked Cranberry French Toast
This is another breakfast that can be prepared the night before and baked first thing in the morning during all of the hustle and bustle. Everyone will be thrilled to eat this warm and sweet French toast casserole! If it’s Christmas Day, everyone’s minds will be on the presents until this dish hits the table. — Danielle Walker
Breakfast Poppers with Grits and Bacon
Kick brunch up a notch with these poppable party foods. You’ll love the crunch of the breaded exterior and rejoice at the creamy, bacon-filled centers. These are great to pass around to get your guests excited for the brunch ahead. — Lauren Gordon
Caramel-Pecan Monkey Bread
You can assemble this ooey, gooey breakfast the night before, wrap in plastic, and store in the fridge. Then, on Christmas morning, just pop the pan in the preheated oven and enjoy as your house fills with the sweet smell of caramel and spices.
Eggs Benedict California
This lighter version of eggs benedict uses avocado instead of Canadian bacon. You can poach the eggs ahead of time, and then drop them in hot water for a few seconds right before plating to rewarm them. Your family will love this restaurant-quality breakfast on Christmas morning.
Raspberry-Mint Fruit Salad
Looking for a light start to Christmas that won’t fill you up before your elaborate Christmas dinner? This light berry salad with a simple mint infused syrup is the perfect sweet start to your holiday feasting.
Smoked Salmon and Leek Frittata
Smoked salmon, leeks, and chèvre make a remarkable combination. Serve this frittata with chilled Champagne. It’s refreshing and delicious. — Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins
This classic biscuit recipe is easy to make and goes with an endless number of toppings. Enjoy these on Christmas morning with butter and jam, eggs and bacon, or gravy.