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!
#1. Overnight French Toast
This 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
This 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
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
These 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.
Check 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.
#6. Lobster Muffins with Poached Egg, Caviar, Spinach & Hollandaise
I 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
This 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!
#8. Breakfast Brunch Bruschetta
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
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
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.