Holiday Breakfast or Brunch Recipe Ideas


Every year I host a holiday brunch at my house. This year it will be on Boxing Day. It’s always nice to have something new and different so I’ve been on a quest for just that. Here are some of the ideas I’ve come across:

(Looking for Easter brunch recipe ideas? See my Easter post here.)

Holiday Breakfast and Brunch Recipe Ideas

Special Holiday Drinks

Amazingly Good Eggnog (All Recipes)
Chocolte-y Christmas Cafe au Lait (Emeril)
Gingerbread Latte (All Recipes)
Eggnog Latte (All Recipes)
Hot Caramel Apple Cider (Recipzaar)
Candy Cane Cocoa (All Recipes)
Mulled Cider (Food Network)
Creamy Hot Cocoa (All Recipes)
Orange Snowman (All Recipes)
Sparkling Juice with Fruit Cabobs (Land O’ Lakes)
Cranberry Martini (All Recipes)

Breakfast Casseroles

Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole (All Recipes)
Brunch Enchiladas (All Recipes)
Roasted Garlic and Tomato Savoury Custard (Canadian Living)
Breakfast Casserole II (All Recipes)
Artichoke Three Cheese Breakfast Casserole (Bed and Breakfast)
Amish Breakfast Casserole (All Recipes)
Brunch Bake (Michael Smith)
Baked Brunch Omelete (All Recipes)
Eggs Benedict Strata (Food Network)
Charleston Breakfast Casserole (All Recipes)
Chorizo Bake (Food Network)

French Toast

Eggnog French Toast with Cranberry Apple Compote (Epicurious)
Creme Brulee French Toast (Epicurious)
Candleberry Inn Creme Brulee French Toast with Grand Marnier (Bed and Breakfast)
Vanilla French Toast with Blueberry Maple Syrup (Christine Cushing)
Panettone French Toast (Food Network)
Overnight Blueberry French Toast (All Recipes)
Baked French Toast (All Recipes)
Fluffy French Toast (All Recipes)
Apple Raisin French Toast Strata (All Recipes) *I made this last year and it was very good! Be sure to read the comments for the recipes for some tips on making this.
Caramel Apple French Toast (Bed and Breakfast)

Quiche Etc.

Quiche of Christmas Colours (Canadian Living)
Classic Quiche Lorraine (Canadian Living)
Smoked Salmon Asparagus Quiche (Canadian Living)
Uncle Pete’s Crustless Quiche (Canadian Living)
Lobster Quiche (Canadian Living)
Crustless Spinach Quiche (All Recipes)
Egg and Ham Pie (Joy of Baking)
Camp David Winter Quiche (Bed and Breakfast)
Sunny Side Up Breakfast Pizza (Bob Blumer)

Breads and Muffins

Holiday Cranberry Bread (North
Brunch Breads (Jamie Oliver)
Overnight Coffee Cake (Bed and Breakfast)
Cinammon Rolls with Pecans (Epicurious)
Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls (Recipzaar)
Cranberry-Orange Scones (Bed and Breakfast)
Citrus Scones (Bed and Breakfast)
Cranberry-Orange Quickbread (Recipezaar)
Blueberry Cheese Coffee Cake (Food Network)
Beignets with Cinnamon and Sugar (Christine Cushing)
Cranberry Eggnog Cornbread Scones (All Recipes)
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread (All Recipes)
Overnight Mini Sweet Rolls (Land O’ Lakes)
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls (All Recipes)
Apple Caramel Cakes (Christine Cushing)
Marcia’s Famous Sticky Buns (All Recipes)
Cranberry Orange Loaf (All Recipes)


Fully Festive Ham (Nigella)
Grainy Mustard Ham (Food Network)

Sides and Sweets

Home Fried Potatoes
Grandma’s Winter Fruit Medley (Land O’ Lakes)
Holiday Cranberry Salad (All Recipes)
Hash Brown Casserole (All Recipes)
Free Form Open Faced Potato Tart (Food Network)
Cranberry Orange Breakfast Bread Pudding (Bed and Breakfast)
Breakfast Tiramisu (Joy of Baking)

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  1. You’re welcome Crystal. Happy Holidays!

  2. i just stumbled upon your blog and i LOVE it. was looking for holiday brunch ideas and i am amazed at the collection of yummy recipes you have.
    thank you!

  3. Thanks very much, Chris. Your suggestion looks really yummy! And make-ahead is always good :)

  4. Jen,
    Glad you like the Canadian Living quiches. Our readers have also loved our Baked Eggs recipe for Holiday Brunches and it is a good make ahead recipe.
    I’ll link you to The Foodie-file so our readers get to benefit from your great brunch picks!

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