Start your Christmas morning off on the right foot with these tasty Christmas brunch recipes. From savory dishes to quick treats, and make-ahead recipes there’s something for all your holiday needs!
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Of course, everyone looks forward to opening presents on Christmas day. However, just as special are the recipes made, and preparing a full breakfast or brunch spread with a variety of Christmas brunch recipes is my favorite way to start the day!
So, to help make your holiday planning easy, I’m sharing over 30 of my favorite festive recipes for the holiday. From Eggnog French Toast to Eggs Florentine, there’s something everyone will be excited to eat.
Choose one, or make a few! Some options can even be made the night before so you won’t have to miss out on any festivities due to cooking.
Best Christmas Brunch Recipes To Make This Holiday
These recipes will help turn your Christmas gathering into one truly special day. No matter how many people are at your table or which options you choose, you are sure to have a memorable start to your Christmas day.
1. Easy Homemade Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
Why choose between cinnamon rolls and French toast when you can have both thanks to this simple casserole? Topped with a sweet glaze, it’s a quick dish everyone will look forward to sinking their forks into.
2. Eggnog French Toast
Just like pumpkin takes over in the fall, eggnog does the same around the holiday season. What better way to indulge in the flavors of the season than with Eggnog French Toast? Pillowy Brioche is soaked in a spiced eggnog mixture and cooked until golden and crisp.
3. Crockpot French Toast
There’s a lot going on when it comes to Christmas. Make the preparation easier on yourself, and whip up a batch of this Crockpot French Toast. All you have to do is combine the ingredients, and sit back as the warm smells of cinnamon and sugar fill your home!
4. Overnight French Toast Casserole
Make the morning easy with this Overnight French Toast Casserole recipe! The soft bread soaks up the luscious mixture of heavy cream, eggs, and cinnamon while you sleep. Just heat it in a pan the next day, and brunch is served!
5. Eggs Florentine
If you have a small crowd for Christmas brunch, consider putting eggs florentine on the menu. The elegant egg dish may require some additional work in the kitchen, but it will be well worth it when you take your first bite.
6. Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Don’t worry about fussing in the kitchen on Christmas morning when this Overnight Breakfast Casserole is on the brunch menu. All the ingredients are simple to prep the night before and taste great when you bake it in the morning.
7. Farmer’s Breakfast Casserole
This Farmer’s Breakfast Casserole will wow everyone at the table for Christmas brunch. The hearty casserole dish combines hash browns with eggs, cheese, and vegetables to create a tasty bite.
8. Christmas Breakfast Casserole
Would it really be Christmas brunch if Christmas Breakfast Casserole wasn’t on the menu? With a name like that, the dish is bound to be a hit this holiday!
9. Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole
The easiest casserole you’ll ever make, this Breakfast Casserole recipe features a base of crescent rolls and layers of cheese, eggs, and sausage. Easy to customize with your favorite add-ins and toppings, it will have all your guests coming back for seconds and thirds!
10. Dutch Baby Pancake
If you’ve never heard of a Dutch Baby Pancake, get ready to fall in love. The pancake is rather light and airy, with a crisp crust around the edges. The best part about this pancake is that you can top it with whatever you want!
11. Gingerbread-Spiced Cinnamon Rolls
Move over classic cinnamon buns! These holiday Gingerbread-Spiced Cinnamon Rolls are about to take your place. Full of sweet, warm flavor and topped with a decadent coconut icing, they’re a festive recipe that will keep the holiday spirit going all day long.
12. Perfect Homemade Waffle Recipe
Waffles are always a good idea, especially on Christmas morning. The simple breakfast dish will be a hit with everyone who sits down at the brunch table.
13. Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites
If you are planning to do a brunch buffet on Christmas morning, these Bacon and Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites will be the most popular dish on the buffet table! The tiny egg bites may look small but are packed with bold flavor in every bite.
14. Sheet Pan Pancakes
Make Christmas brunch simple on a hectic morning with these Sheet Pan Pancakes. Cooked on a single sheet, you can just combine the ingredients, pop them in the oven, and get back to the present opening!
15. Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Breakfast dessert is a must when it comes to your collection of Christmas brunch recipes. Use this Cinnamon Swirl Bread to serve that purpose, and end the meal with a super sweet and satisfying treat.
16. Sourdough Cinnamon Roll Twist Bread
Wow your guests with both the appearance and smell of this Sourdough Cinnamon Roll Twist Bread. It fills your home with a tantalizing aroma as it bakes and comes out of the oven almost too pretty to eat!
17. Double Chocolate Pancakes
You can never have too much chocolate, right? And what better way to start your holiday than with a plateful of these decadent Double Chocolate Pancakes! Go the extra mile, and create a topping bar so everyone can have fun building their own stack.
18. Fruit Salad
A nice break from the starchy carbs without missing out on the sweet flavors we crave during the holidays, this vibrant Fruit Salad is quick to make and a welcome addition side dish to serve with any Christmas brunch recipes you have prepared.
19. Spinach & Cheese Quiche
If you are looking to add a light dish to the Christmas brunch menu, look no further than this Spinach and Cheese Quiche. The light and fluffy egg dish is made without butter or cream, giving you a healthy option to add to your plate.
20. Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
Just when you thought cinnamon rolls couldn’t get any better, these Overnight Cinnamon Rolls take the sweet brunch recipe to the next level. Soft and fluffy, they’re topped with a heaping scoop of cream cheese glaze that will have your guests practically licking their plates!
21. Cheesy Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole
Sometimes it’s best to stick with something simple on a hectic day. Take this Cheesy Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole, for example. The classic ingredients mix together to make a simple yet delicious casserole that is sure to be a hit.
22. Buttermilk Biscuits
You can’t go wrong when it comes to flakey Buttermilk Biscuits on Christmas morning. The simple addition to the menu will end up on everyone’s plates! Serve them with sausage gravy for biscuits and gravy, or simply topped with butter and jam!
23. Homemade Coffee Cake
Christmas is the perfect day to enjoy cake in the morning, and this Homemade Coffee Cake always hits the spot! The perfectly spiced layer of cinnamon running through the pillowy cake makes it hard to just have one slice. Pair it with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate!
24. Baked Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole
Get ready to take your brunch experience to the next level with this Baked Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole! Extra rich and creamy, it’s great to prepare the night before and bakes quickly so you can have it on the table before everyone else stumbles out of bed in the morning.
25. Christmas Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes
Extend the holiday cheer into brunch with these Christmas Gluffy Gingerbread Pancakes. The seasonal pancakes are super thick and fluffy and have just the right amount of gingerbread flavor flowing throughout each bite.
26. Million Dollar Bacon
One bite of this Million Dollar Bacon, and you’ll understand why it has such a special name. The bacon is coated in maple syrup, brown sugar, and a secret blend of spices to make it truly one of a kind.
27. Breakfast Potatoes
Potatoes are welcome at any meal, especially Christmas brunch. The savory side dish will be an excellent addition to all the sweet recipes on your plate.
28. Breakfast Pizza
Pizza for breakfast? On Christmas, anything goes! This Breakfast Pizza is a savory twist on a classic dish. Crescent rolls work as a crust and are topped with sausage, hashbrowns, eggs, and cheese for a mashup you never knew you needed.
29. Green Christmas Pancakes
Your little ones will get a kick out of these Green Pancakes! The Grinch-style recipe is drizzled with a cream cheese glaze for the perfect holiday treat that’s just as tasty as it is fun to eat.
30. Easy Monkey Bread Recipe
Keep this Monkey Bread Recipe in your back pocket when you are invited over to a friend’s or your family’s house for Christmas brunch. The easy sweet treat is a no-fail recipe that will be a hit on the table.
31. Overnight Pancakes
If you’re a big fan of Overnight Cinnamon Rolls and French Toast Casserole, you are sure to be obsessed with these Overnight Pancakes. Preparing the batter and letting it sit overnight creates some of the fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever see, and they couldn’t be easier to make!
32. Strawberry Strawberry Scones
There’s a lot of action going on when it comes to Christmas morning. Keep brunch portable with these Strawberry Scones. The flakey treats are loaded up with berries and make the perfect bite to snack on while you open all those presents!