The presents have been opened, the coffee has been made and all that’s left to do is hang out in your pajamas until 1 p.m. (or later). But wait—you can’t have Christmas morning without a feast! That’s where these 27 Christmas brunch recipes come in. They’re sweet, savory, festive and, most important, easy to make. (We think Santa would approve.)
1. Gingerbread Pancakes
We’re not saying you can’t eat gingerbread cookies for breakfast. We’re just saying you should make these cookie-inspired pancakes to go with them.
2. Giant Cinnamon Roll
If you’re not diving into an oversize, ooey-gooey cinnamon roll straight out of the oven, are you really living?
3. Baked Eggnog French Toast
Good news: Not a single drop of homemade eggnog will go to waste.
4. Swedish Cinnamon Buns Topped with Salted Caramel
All we want for Christmas is to smell these sweet and salty treasures coming out of the oven (with extra caramel sauce, please and thanks).
5. Croque Madame Dutch Baby
The most difficult decision of the morning: Sweet or savory? Well, what if we told you that you could have both?
6. Chocolate Banana Bread Babka
Both babka and banana bread deserve a spot on the table, so we wrapped them into one fabulous loaf.
7. Sweet Potato Rösti with Fried Eggs and Greens
If you’re trying to save room for tonight’s spread, this might be your dish. It’s surprisingly healthy, but it still feels fancy.
8. Eggs Benedict with Easy Hollandaise Sauce
Your guests will think you’re a restaurant-level pro. (Don’t tell them how simple it was to make.)
9. Champagne Doughnuts
That flat, leftover bubbly from last night’s toasts? It’ll be put to good use in these beauties. Plus, they’re baked instead of fried—genius.
10. Dutch Baby Pancake
A Dutch baby is like a cross between a popover and a pancake. It’s custardy, fluffy and just begging to be topped with something sweet.
11. Waffle Bread Pudding
Shh, don’t tell anyone you started with frozen waffles. We promise they won’t be able to tell.
12. Sweet Crepes with Caramelized Pears
Here’s a make-ahead secret: The batter can be kept in your fridge for up to two days.
13. Chilaquiles with Poached Eggs and Spicy Honey
The traditional savory Mexican dish gets a sweet and spicy twist, thanks to chili-infused honey.
14. Bacon, Kale and Egg Grandma Pie
Give the people what they want: pizza for breakfast. You can make it easy-breezy by using store-bought dough. (You’re welcome.)
15. Whole-Wheat Feta Tart with Caramelized Onions and Herbs
A savory pies is always a good idea (and even better if it’s filled with creamy cheese).
16. Cinnamon-Roll Pancakes
In the case of cinnamon rolls versus pancakes, we simply can’t choose. That’s why we’re having both (with a side of icing to drizzle on top).
17. Joanna Gaines’s Asparagus and Fontina Quiche
If you don’t put a flaky, cheesy quiche on the table, is it really even brunch?
18. Mini Citrus Monkey Bread
We’re inviting all the breakfast pastries to the party, and these sticky pull-apart buns are on the VIP list.
19. Broiled Citrus Ricotta Toast
Avocado toast? Yawn. This, on the other hand, will elicit oohs and ahhs all around.
20. Earl Grey Buns
Serve these with a steaming pot of tea (or coffee) and watch them disappear.
21. Nutella Pancakes
You could spread Nutella on your pancakes and call it a day. Or you could stuff it inside and totally impress everyone.
22. Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Toss everything into the slow cooker on Christmas Eve, then reap the rewards in the morning. That is, if Santa doesn’t get to it first.
23. Sheet Pan Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Dill
You won’t catch us standing by the stove on Christmas morning, but we’re still making eggs for a crowd. The secret? A trusty sheet pan.
24. Leek, Kale and Goat Cheese Strata
Prep your ingredients and assemble the night before, so all you have to do in the morning is bake and enjoy.
25. Layered Smoked Salmon Dip with Mini Bagel Chips
The only thing better than a bounty of cream cheese–slathered bagels and smoked salmon is all that in a dippable format.
26. Pecan Pie Scones
If you haven’t had your fill of seasonal pie yet, these scones are just what you need. They’re buttery, flaky and anything but dry.
27. Everything Bagel Tomato Galettes
Whip up a simple green salad to serve on the side, and brunch is served.