Hanukkah Brunch Recipes
While the Hanukkah menorah is usually lit after sunset, a lazy weekend morning is also a great time to celebrate the Jewish holiday. So many traditional Jewish foods double as brunch favorites, from potato latkes (hash browns, anyone?) to doughnuts and challah. Fried foods are a given, so don't be shy with the olive oil. And no brunch is complete without a champagne cocktail — we recommend pretty pink cranberry mimosas. Pick a few favorites from this menu, then round out your dishes with a winter fruit salad. Doughnuts? Fried Potatoes? Hanukkah brunch may just be your new favorite Hanukkah tradition.
Chef John's Classic Potato Pancakes
Hash browns and home fries are brunch staples, so traditional potato latkes fit right in. Top with sour cream and pieces of cold-smoked salmon or even a fried egg.
Applesauce Doughnuts with Buttermilk
The brunch drink gets a festive spin with cranberry-pomegranate juice instead of orange and a whole cranberry garnish. "Get the brunch ready and serve these for the party," says Chef Mo.
Crustless Spinach Quiche
Air-Fried Cinnamon and Sugar Doughnuts
Syrup on the Bottom French Toast Casserole
Challah is eaten every Friday evening as part of the Jewish sabbath, making it a no-brainer for a weekend Hanukkah brunch. This casserole version is assembled the night before so you can relax in the morning as it bakes.
Colorful Winter Fruit Salad
A crisp, juicy fruit salad will help to balance the richer, starchier dishes on your brunch buffet. Seasonal fall and winter fruit like citrus, apples, and pomegranate make it even better. It's tossed with a bright honey, lime, and mint dressing.
Apple Potato Pancakes
Since applesauce is usually spooned on top of potato latkes, adding grated Granny Smith apple to the batter is a brilliant twist. It adds a subtle sweetness that makes them a perfect fit for breakfast or brunch.
Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage
"I've tried several versions of turkey sausage over the years and this one is by far my favorite," says rebekahmo. These patties are made with pantry ingredients you likely have on hand already.