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.

A casserole dish with cinnamon roll French toast casserole.
Easy Homemade Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
Just 7 simple ingredients are needed to make this homemade Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole. Simple breakfast recipe with premade dough!
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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.

Two pieces of eggnog French toast topped with powdered sugar.
Eggnog French Toast
Perfect for the holidays, Eggnog French Toast is the ultimate brunch recipe! Pillowy brioche is soaked in silky eggnog and spiked with cinnamon and cloves for warmth. Serve with plenty of real maple syrup and fresh fruit!
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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!

Crockpot French toast on a plate topped with strawberries and blueberries.
Crockpot French Toast
Crockpot French toast is perfect for holiday brunches, but also easy enough for casual weekend breakfasts! Loaded with cinnamon and brown sugar, it’ll make your house smell amazing, too.
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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!

Overnight French Toast Casserole
Looking for a simple breakfast recipe? You're going to love this Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole. Made with less than 10 simple ingredients, this is one of the best ways to enjoy french toast.
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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.

Eggs Florentine
This traditional Eggs Florentine recipe pairs poached eggs with toasted English muffins, garlicky sautéed spinach, and creamy hollandaise sauce. It's the perfect savory weekend breakfast!
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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.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole on a plate.
Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Assemble this Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole full of sausage, potatoes, eggs, and cheese in the evening, and bake it in the morning. It's the perfect way to start the day!
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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.

A slice of farmer's breakfast casserole on a plate.
Farmer’s Breakfast Casserole
This Farmer's Breakfast Casserole is hearty, filling, and just what you need to carry you through the day! Crispy hash browns are combined with a rich egg filling and lots of melted cheese for a delicious breakfast.
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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!

Christmas Breakfast Casserole
There are many variations of this casserole, but I’ve found the recipe below to be my favorite, no-fail way of making it each time.
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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!

Crescent roll breakfast casserole in a baking dish.
Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole
This easy crescent roll breakfast casserole has a soft, puffy crescent roll crust, topped with a layer of cheesy eggs and sausage. Customize it with your favorite add-ins and toppings for a perfect brunch recipe!
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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!

Dutch Baby Pancake
A Dutch Baby Pancake (or German Pancakes) is light, airy, and sweet. Made with simple ingredients, Dutch Babies are incredibly easy. Top with fresh fruit, whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup!
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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.

Gingerbread-Spiced Cinnamon Rolls
There’s also coconut icing—plenty of it! 😉
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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.

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Perfect Homemade Waffle Recipe
Homemade Waffle Recipe!   Made with simple ingredients – light and crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside – they’re perfect every time! 
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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.

Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites
Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites are made in the Instant Pot and just like what you’d find at Starbucks – made in only 10 minutes!
By making these Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites at home in the Instant Pot, you’ll have an amazing breakfast or lunch in minutes at a fraction of the cost of eating out!
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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!

Sheet Pan Pancakes
Sheet pan pancakes are the easiest way to make a pancake breakfast! No forming pancakes and no flipping, this recipe makes fluffy pancakes a cinch.
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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.

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread
This Cinnamon Swirl Bread recipe has a ribbon of cinnamon sugar baked into the middle! It's as beautiful as it is delicious.
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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!

Sourdough Cinnamon Roll Twist Bread
Soft and fluffy sourdough cinnamon roll twist bread is buttery and layered with cinnamon sugar. Prep it the night before and freshly bake it for breakfast.
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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.

Double Chocolate Pancakes
These Double Chocolate Pancakes are the ultimate indulgence – perfect Pancake day! Serve with fresh fruit or drizzled with chocolate sauce. YUM!
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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.

Fruit Salad
This fruit salad has the perfect variety of fruit that looks great and tastes amazing. The orange honey dressing makes it even more irresistible!
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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.

Spinach & Cheese Quiche
This is a simple, low-fat version of the classic spinach quiche we all love but without butter and cream. It is light and fluffy and packed with a vitamin punch thanks to the spinach.
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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!

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
These overnight cinnamon rolls pair soft, fluffy dough with swirls of buttery brown sugar and cinnamon and tangy cream cheese glaze. Start them the night before and bake them up in the morning!
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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.

Cheesy Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole
This simple cheesy egg and potato casserole is a delicious breakfast dish that is super quick and easy to make any day of the week!
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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!

A skillet full of baked buttermilk biscuits.
Buttermilk Biscuits
Flaky buttermilk biscuits are a breakfast tradition in the South, and they’re easy to make at home too! Here’s how to make perfect buttermilk biscuits every time.
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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!

A slice of homemade coffee cake on a plate with a fork.
Homemade Coffee Cake
The best Homemade Coffee Cake recipe you'll ever taste, this easy dessert recipe is anything but plain! Sour cream ensures a soft texture and tender crumb, and a sweet cinnamon filling and a crumbly streusel topping make it better than any coffee cake you'll find at your local bakery!
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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.

Baked Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole
This easy recipe for baked cream cheese french toast casserole hits the spot in the morning and you can prepare it the night before!
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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.

Christmas Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes
Christmas Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes
Delicious Christmas fluffy gingerbread pancake recipe – the perfect Christmas pancakes that are THICK and fluffy and naturally sweetened!
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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.

A plate of Million Dollar Bacon.
Million Dollar Bacon
This Million Dollar Bacon, also known as millionaire bacon, gets its name for a reason! Coated in maple syrup, brown sugar, and my secret blend of spices, it's the perfect blend of sweet and salty with a touch of heat.
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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.  

Breakfast Potatoes
Breakfast potatoes are the perfect savory side dish for pairing with all your morning favorites! Frozen hash browns are pan-fried with onions and spices until perfectly browned and crispy.
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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.

Breakfast Pizza
Breakfast pizza is a savory breakfast that's hearty, satisfying, and super easy to make! A crescent roll crust is topped with sausage, hash brown potatoes, cheese, and eggs for a delicious breakfast everyone will love!
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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.

Green Christmas Pancakes
These Christmas Pancakes drizzled with a cream cheese glaze are perfect for Christmas! Kids will love their bright green Grinch-like color.
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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.

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe
For a no-fail recipe that’s easy to make and delicious to eat, try this Easy Monkey Bread Recipe! Your entire family will love it!
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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!

Overnight Pancakes
Overnight pancakes are the fluffiest, most flavorful pancakes you will ever make. Everything is mixed together the night before and cooked in the morning!
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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!

Strawberry Strawberry Scones
You'll love these Strawberry scones with buttermilk that are soft and flaky, with a tender crumb and juicy fresh berries in every bite!
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