Christmas Brunch Recipes

You'll find recipes here that honor the classics, like eggs Benedict, French toast and cinnamon-streusel coffee cake, and others that offer up tradition with a twist, like bacon, egg and toast cups, gingerbread waffles and shiitake mushroom and cheese frittata.

Staff Picks

Broccoli-Cheddar Hash-Brown Casserole

This casserole is a riff on a Swiss rosti. It tastes like a loaded baked potato and has the crispness of hash browns.

Baked French Toast

Rating: 3.44 stars
Thick brioche slices soak up the batter, while sugared pecans lend a caramelized crunch to this make-ahead baked French toast recipe to feed a hungry breakfast or brunch crowd.

Danish Dough

This super-buttery laminated pastry dough is scented with a hint of cardamom. Use the dough to make Cheese Danish, Apricot Danish, Cinnamon Snails, and more. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 502.

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

Rating: 3.44 stars
Like quiche, this savory dish has a custard filling; using frozen puff pastry instead of traditional pie dough makes it even simpler to prepare. This time-saving recipe is perfect for brunch.

Make-Ahead Bloody Mary Mix

For this big-batch drink, mix everything but the vodka together ahead of time and allow the flavors to mingle. Let guests customize their Bloody Marys with black pepper and skewers with caperberries, okra, pickled onions, and lemon (Make the garnish a day in advance if you like).


Rating: 3.01 stars
Panattone is an Italian sweet bread that will become a staple in your home. 

Jewish-Deli Strata

Our Jewish-Deli strata features garnishes like capers, red onion, and lemon add freshness to this bagels-and-lox-inspired strata.

Cheese Danish

Try your hand at a homemade version of the classic breakfast pastry -- buttery dough filled with sweetened farmer's cheese and raisins. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 502.

Mark's Pecan Rolls

Rating: 3.66 stars
As part of our Best Bakers series, Mark McGough shared his recipe for pecan rolls.

Christmas Morning Breakfast Bake

Rating: 3.49 stars
This luscious breakfast fits the bill and, best of all, will satisfy adults and kids alike. Brew a big pot of coffee: It's a meal your guests will want to linger over.

Candied Orange and Golden Raisin Scones

These scones are crisp and golden with a light, flaky interior. The fruit offers a slightly chewy contrast. Orange zest and Grand Marnier flavor the scones. Serve them with butter and tea.

Whole-Wheat Date Nut Bread

This date-sweetened whole-wheat quickbread makes a much-appreciated holiday or hostess gift because it holds up well for several days and is a wholesome breakfast treat. The spread of tangy Neufchatel cheese balances the sweet-nutty flavor of the dates and pecans. Martha made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 813.

Inspiration and Ideas

Holiday Brunch Recipes

Welcome Christmas, the New Year, or any festive day with a delicious brunch. You'll find many of your morning favorites -- along with a few surprises -- including egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, coffee cakes, and specialty drinks.

Christmas Breakfast Recipes That Will Make for a Merry Holiday Morning

Presents from Santa aren't the only thing to look forward to on Christmas morning. This holiday, host a cozy yet festive feast with these delicious recipes including French toast casserole, an easy quiche, cups of eggnog, and seasonal sweets.

Gingerbread Waffles

Rating: 3.6 stars

No ordinary breakfast, gingerbread waffles are an easy indulgence and best served with tangy sour cream and tart lingonberry preserves -- although, truth be told, they're delicious with any type of berry jam. For a special touch, use a heart-shape waffle iron.