10 of the Yummiest Christmas Brunch Ideas to Start Your Festive Feast


Most houses (with kids anyhow) will have an early start on Christmas Day, with the excitement of what Santa has brought ensuring everyone is up from the early hours! By mid morning,you will all be hungry, so brunch is ideal, being substantial enough to fill hungry tummies and keep you all going until dinnertime. Here are 10 of the Yummiest Christmas Brunch Ideas to Start Your Festive Feast – sure to please all the family any day of the year!

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#1. Overnight French Toast

brunch overnight french toast from tablespoon.comThis Overnight French Toast Recipe from Tablespoon is an ideal Christmas Brunch Idea.

Best of all the prep takes just 10 minutes and the dish is left to improve overnight, so all you have to do on Christmas morning is bake it in a hot oven for 35 minutes.

The recipe makes 12 servings, so there’s plenty for visiting family and friends too.

#2. Apple, Cranberry and Walnut Bread

Banana BreadThis delicious  Apple, Cranberry and Walnut Bread can be baked on Christmas morning and eaten warm for brunch, or you could bake it in advance and freeze it so it just needs defrosting and warming.

It is great served as is, or you could add some butter or freshly whipped cream to make it very decadent!

#3. Egg Tarts

brunch ideas from Wholesome IrelandWe always buy an extra big ham and boil it on Christmas Eve for sandwiches, before roasting what is left on Christmas Day with honey, mustard and cloves.

These Egg Tarts from Wholesome Ireland are ideal if you have ham leftovers to add. And this recipe makes enough for 6 hungry adults and a few kids too!

#4. Potato Cakes

Brunch Ideas potato cakesThese Sour Cream and Chive Potato Cakes can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for the morning, which would be ideal for a busy Christmas morning.

They are delicious served with Smoked Salmon and a little sour cream on the side.

#5. Scones

Scone RecipeCheck out this Award Winning Scone recipe to make for brunch on Christmas morning.

Serve them with seasonal fruit, whipped cream or just have them with butter. To add a Christmas twist you could include some dried cranberries and grated orange zest to the mixture before you bake them.

Recommended Reading: 10 Easy Christmas Cookies

#6. Lobster Muffins with Poached Egg, Caviar, Spinach & Hollandaise

Tom Kerridge Lobster Muffins from BBC Good FoodI found this Tom Kerridge recipe for Lobster Muffins with poached egg, caviar, spinach and hollandaise sauce, on BBC Good Food.

This truly indulgent brunch would be the ideal way to kick off your Christmas Day.

Image from BBC Good Food

#7. Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

Brunch Ideas Cinnamon Rolls from My RecipesThis recipe for Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing comes from myrecipes.com.

The rolls are made using toasted pecan nuts and ground cinnamon, giving them a real festive flavour.

You could also replace the cream cheese icing with a plain icing or one flavoured with orange. Very yummy!

Recommended Reading: 15 Easy Christmas Recipes

#8. Breakfast Brunch Bruschetta

Brunch BreakfastCreate a tasty Breakfast Brunch Bruschetta using all your favourite breakfast ingredients piled together on toasted sourdough bread.

To Create the perfect Breakfast Bruschetta Simply

  • Grill / broil or fry any of the following; sausages, bacon, mushrooms, white and black pudding.
  • Roast some cherry / vine tomatoes with oil and salt in a hot oven
  • Make a bath of scrambled eggs.
  • Once everything is cooked toast your bread and rub lightly with a peeled garlic clove.
  • Load on your baked tomatoes, along with some of the oil and squash with a fork
  • Then let everyone add what they want from the other items.

#9. Bagel, Smoked Salmon (Lox) and Egg Strata

Christmas Brunch Ideas Bagel Lox and Egg Strata from BHGThis Bagel, Smoked Salmon (Lox) and Egg Strata recipe from BHG makes a change from Smoked Salmon (Lox) and Scrambled Eggs.

Best of all it can be prepared the night before, and baked in the oven on Christmas morning.

Image from BHG

#10. Waffles or Pancakes

wafflesWaffles or Pancakes are great at any time of the year, but are a definite Christmas brunch staple in our house. You can finish them off with a range of delicious seasonal toppings.

For pancakes check out 4 of the best simple recipes for pancakes – you could even try make them into fun shapes, which the kids will enjoy.

And if you’d prefer waffles check out this best ever easy Waffle recipe.

Have you tried any of our Festive Christmas Brunch Ideas? Or do you have a Christmas Brunch Idea you would like to share? Please let us know in the comments box below.

10 of the Yummiest Christmas Brunch Ideas to Start Your Festive Feast

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