The holiday season is here, and this time of year is full of family, friends, and good food! Start your holiday planning with Christmas brunch ideas that will bring your family closer than ever.
Brunch is a better way to enjoy family and friends on Christmas day. It’s something else to look forward to on the big day after you and your family exchange and open gifts.
Enjoying weekend brunch is more popular, but you’ll love this list of Christmas brunch ideas regardless of the day. Get ready to put away the general mill’s cereal and dig into something festive and flavorful!
The Best Christmas Brunch Ideas
Easy Shrimp and Crab Quiche
Why we chose it: Quiche is one delicious recipe we don’t see on brunch menus often enough. They are so easy and customizable. This dish, in particular, is for seafood lovers looking to start their Christmas morning with plenty of extra flavor and texture.
Crave-worthy ingredient: Lump crab meat is the show’s star in this delicious quiche. It takes this dish to a new level and sets the culinary bar pretty high for the rest of Christmas day.
Instant Pot Easy Cheesy Shrimp and Grits
Why we chose it: Shrimp and grits are one of those savory recipes that arguably belong on every Christmas brunch menu. One of the best things about this great breakfast recipe is that it can be made in an instant pot, saving time to tend to other meals being prepared for Christmas dinner.
Crave-worthy ingredient: Creole Seasoning adds a spicy kick to this dish, making the shrimp and sauce irresistible when combined with cheesy grits. The spices are a perfect addition to the already comfy, warm, and flavorful experience of the dish.
Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Why we chose it: Gooey cinnamon rolls can make the best Christmas breakfast recipe because it is the perfect addition to any holiday menu. This recipe for easy cinnamon rolls is diet-inclusive and something the whole family can enjoy with tea, milk, coffee, or a cup of hot chocolate.
Crave-worthy ingredient: Brown sugar is the primary flavor of this recipe’s filling. The brown sugar adds warmth and sweetness and pairs beautifully with the cinnamon flavors we all know and love.
Vegan Pumpkin French Toast
Why we chose it: A brunch menu is not complete without a french toast recipe. Aside from it probably being everyone’s favorite breakfast, it’s incredibly straightforward and the best way to kick off any holiday morning. Enjoy with maple syrup, honey, or cinnamon sugar.
Crave-worthy ingredient: Pumpkin rules supreme in this recipe and appears in two different forms: pumpkin spice and purée. The spice adds major flavor, while the purée helped create the pillowy texture.
Chocolate Banana Muffins
Why we chose it: Christmas morning can be busy in some households, so having a fast and delicious breakfast option is always ideal. This recipe puts a tasty spin on banana bread. Make a big batch the day before Christmas. The next morning, reheat them in the oven and enjoy them with your family.
Crave-worthy ingredient: Chocolate chips have the power to make any dish better. Here, they enhance the sweet and warm notes of these banana muffins. The chocolate also makes it easy to pair with a hot coffee, an iced latte, or even a glass of milk.
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Spanish Coffee Cake
Why we chose it: If you are looking for a great breakfast recipe to enjoy on Christmas, Coffee Cake is it. Both children and adults can enjoy this nostalgic cake. This cake’s rich, bold flavors give breakfast flavors and dessert vibes that can make special occasions even more enjoyable.
Crave-worthy ingredient: Walnuts give this cake versatility by adding crunch, healthy nutrients, and a deep flavor that can be appreciated any time of the day.
Breakfast Charcuterie Board
Why we chose it: A charcuterie board may not be on your list of typical Christmas brunch recipes, but this one might change your mind. It’s a stunning presentation of fresh fruit and staple breakfast items that are perfect after a big Christmas eve dinner.
Crave-worthy ingredients: The fresh herbs tie all of these ingredients together. There are so many flavors, textures, and options here that the fresh addition of spices is needed to make it all work together to be an unforgettable meal.
Holly Jolly Christmas Sangria
Why we chose it: A Christmas brunch wouldn’t be complete without Christmas cocktails. This drink is a winter fruit salad in a cup that is warm, citrusy, and bold in flavor. This drink is great on its own but can be simply enjoyed with leftover ham and toasted English muffins for a complete brunch meal.
Crave-worthy ingredient: The fresh cranberries make this the perfect festive brunch addition. The best part is that any that are left over will make for a delicious cranberry mimosa.
Caramel Apple Pie With Cheddar
Why we chose it: Apple pie is good any time of the day. But THIS apple pie must be on your table this Christmas for a brunch that will send your and your guest’s taste buds on the most delicious trip. Its buttery crust and caramel flavor will be gone before you know it.
Crave-worthy ingredient: Sharp cheddar turns this typical dessert into a savory breakfast option that gives this apple pie the salty touch you didn’t know it was missing.
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Why we chose it: Christmas morning can be hectic, so make-ahead breakfast casseroles are a perfect brunch menu item. If there is one meal that can hold you over until the big Christmas dinner, it is savory casseroles. This dish has crunch, heat, and cheese. What more could you ask for?
Crave-worthy ingredient: Tator tots are fun, delicious, and the apparent superstar of this dish. The versatile crunchy potatoes make this dish able to be enjoyed during brunch.
Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Why we chose it: These Christmas cookies don’t have holiday decorations and yummy icing, making them unique for brunch. If you’re looking for an incredibly easy recipe to enjoy with coffee, an eggnog latte, or tea, look no further. These cookies come together fast and are delicious.
Crave-worthy ingredient: Old fashion oats give these cookies the familiar breakfast taste. It is nutty, sweet, and chewy when baked with other ingredients.
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Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Caramel Danish Kringle
Why we chose it: There is no better brunch than the one you can pick up at a store. Trader Joe’s Danish Kringle makes the list of delicious breakfast ideas because it has an occult following for all the right reasons. This pastry will make you feel like you made a trip to your local bakery or made this yourself.
Crave-worthy ingredient: The chopped pecans that decorate the top of this danish kringle give the feel of eating a pumpkin pie. Here pecans add a crunchy texture and an (even more) buttery flavor.
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That concludes this list of Christmas breakfast ideas that can add to your happy holidays this year.
Do you have any favorite Christmas breakfast and brunch meals? Let us know in the comments below!