Christmas Brunch Ideas & Recipes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And if you want to win Christmas by planning an amazing holiday brunch, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve got a whole menu of brunch ideas and brunch recipes all here in one place just for you!

These brunch ideas will win the holidays with delicious brunch recipe to feed your crowd.

Brunch is typically served buffet style, making it easy to accommodate a lot of guests with a variety of food. A brunch is perfect for the holidays because you can stay home in your comfy clothes and munch on delicious food and just enjoy some time with family and friends. It’s not as formal as an evening dinner party, so kids can also be welcome.

Some tips for implementing your brunch ideas:

  • Be aware of allergies. This is a big one for me so I’m listing it first as we do have several allergies in our family. If you have a nut allergy, clearly label those dishes as such. And if you use pre-packaged food, keep the packages or take a photo of the ingredients just in case.
  • Serve a variety of food. Finger foods and breads or coffee cakes are a great starter option, and they can be sweet like this Cranberry Coffee Cake I made or savory like the Goat Cheese appetizer.

    Cranberry Coffee Cake from Yellow Bliss Road

    A close up of Cranberry Coffee Cake

Baked Goat Cheese Roasted Cranberry Appetizer from Honey and Birch

A bowl of baked goat cheese with cranberries

  • You’ll also want to include some traditional breakfast dishes, like these Cinnamon Apple Pancakes, Waffles or Scrambled Eggs.

Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby Pancake from Your Homebased Mom

A cast iron pan with Dutch Baby Apple Pancake

Easy Oven Baked Scrambled Eggs from Julie’s Eats and Treats

Bowl of scrambled eggs

Golden Butter Waffles from The Baker Upstairs

A plate of waffles

  • For the main event, a ham is incredibly easy to make, just make it a day ahead, slice and reheat the morning of your brunch. Be sure to keep those pan juices!
  • Casseroles are also a perfect main dish as they are easy to make and can feed a lot.

Bourbon Molasses Glazed Ham from Sweet C’s

A close up of Ham

 

Baked Eggnog French Toast from The Reluctant Entertainer

Dish with Baked Eggnog French Toast

Cheesy Egg Casserole from Crazy for Crust

A baking dish with Cheesy Egg Casserole

  • Dessert is kind of a no brainer – I mean, you have to have dessert! Satisfy those holiday sweet teeth with cupcakes and cookies!

Tricolor Christmas Cupcakes from Tidy Mom

Social media image for Tricolor Christmas Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cake Cookies from A Dash of Sanity

A bunch of German chocolate cake cookies

Festive Giant Cupcake from The Cookie Writer

A close up of a cupcake

If you love to decorate, here are some gorgeous ideas for your holiday brunch –

Green & Gold Christmas Table from Celebrations at Home

A decorated table with wine glasses, dishes, greenery, and candles

Simple Rustic Christmas Tablescape with Printable Placecards from Live Laugh Rowe

A flower on a place card on a table

Jingle All the Way Free Printable from Eighteen25

A Christmas sign on the wall

Whether you prefer something elegant or casual, hosting a brunch is always a fun option.

Here are some more great brunch ideas to consider:

50+ Delicious Brunch Recipes

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Brunch ideas to feed your crowd this Christmas. Tons of brunch recipes and tips for creating an elegant or casual holiday brunch.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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