Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Santa will be leaving so much good stuff, you'll need energy to unwrap it all! Find a breakfast casserole or cinnamon rolls that will make your Christmas morning merry and bright.

Staff Picks

Cranberry-Orange Tea Ring

Rating: Unrated
5
This lovely and delicious tea ring combines the classic flavors of cranberry and orange to create a tender and beautiful loaf that everyone will love!

Marzipan Christmas Kringle (Juleskringle)

Rating: Unrated
21
This marzipan tubular bread is an ABSOLUTE must for the Christmas season, and a traditional dinner would not be complete without this Christmas Kringle for dessert. It may seem complicated at first glance, but if you follow the recipe step by step, it is actually quite easy and you will amaze your family with this beautiful dessert. This is an extremely rich and decadent treat so guests only need a little. Often a coin is hidden in the kringle and it is thought that the finder will be guaranteed good luck for the upcoming year. As such, it is considered bad luck not to indulge at Christmas!

Grandma's Gingerbread Pancakes

Rating: Unrated
178
My dear Grammie was making gingerbread one morning and my brother and I arrived, starving! She altered the recipe slightly, put it on the grill and the result is this delicious recipe. The smell of it cooking always takes me back to that morning--mmmm!

Eggs Benedict Casserole

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Overnight Eggs Benedict! Easy to make ahead, perfect for brunch or a special occasion or overnight house guests.
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Eggnog French Toast

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93
This is a recipe you'll want to use year round, but since it uses eggnog it makes it an extra special holiday treat that my family requests weekly! To make it even more flavorful, soak and refrigerate the bread overnight in a large baking dish. Serve warm with powdered sugar and syrup if you like. The French toast goes well with scrambled eggs, too. Enjoy!

Nutella® Pastry Christmas Tree

Rating: Unrated
36
This spectacular pastry Christmas tree is easier to make than you might think. Just follow this step-by-step recipe! Indulgent Nutella® chocolate hazelnut spread is sandwiched between two layers of puff pasty, scored in all the right places then twisted to form tree branches. Ideal for Christmas parties and delicious washed down with some festive mulled wine.

Country House Bed and Breakfast Casserole

Rating: Unrated
136
A delicious casserole that can be altered in many ways to change it from day to day. You may substitute bacon or sausage for the ham if you wish. Add peppers, onions, hash browns or anything else that suits your fancy.

Cranberry Upside-Down Coffee Cake

Rating: Unrated
276
Cranberries and pecans are baked in the bottom of this cake. Turn the cake over for ooh's and ah's.

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Rating: Unrated
7585
This is a great old Maine recipe, moist and spicy. The bread actually tastes even better the day after it is baked. Great for holiday gift giving!
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Most Excellent Breakfast Casserole

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57
We make this recipe every year for our Christmas open house.

Mom's Zucchini Bread

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Really, really good and moist- my kids eat it as quickly as I can make it. Bread will freeze well, and keep in refrigerator for weeks.
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Sausage Balls

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943
These are so yummy! My family makes every Christmas morning. Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Christmas Morning Egg Casserole

No need to get up before Santa comes with this baked egg dish: make it the night before, then pop it in the oven Christmas morning.

Orange Pecan French Toast

"Made these for the first time Christmas morning. Rave reviews!" – kimbolimbo

Super Moist Pumpkin Bread

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360

This is an incredible bread. Its moistness comes from the addition of an unusual ingredient: coconut milk! Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.