Christmas Brunch Recipes
After you've opened all the presents comes the hard part: making breakfast! Whip up one of our favorite brunch recipes to satisfy both the kiddos and the parents!
Cheesy Egg Bake
Pull the ingredients together on Christmas Eve, then bake it the next morning. You won't have to leave your guests to cook, but you'll still get a hot-out-of-the-oven brunch.
Elvis Short Stack
To make these hearty pancakes, combine chopped peanuts, bacon grease, yogurt, eggs and maple syrup to your dry ingredients. Top them with peanut butter, more nuts and syrup to enjoy! Tip: An extra buck will buy you whipped cream. Pipe or dollop each stack with the fluffy stuff.
Middle Fork Coffee Cake
The best part about serving coffee cake on Christmas morning? You can make it the night before!
Cherry Breakfast Cake
Start your day with a cake fresh from the oven. Your family will love indulging their sweet tooth Christmas morning.
Spiced French Toast
Use different spices -- cinnamon, ginger, and cloves -- to give this classic toast a holiday taste.
Scrambled Egg Pockets
For a brunch that's great for groups, whip up these egg pockets. The fresh flavors of the parsley, lemon and yogurt make them a crowd-pleaser.
Bacon, Egg & Spinach Salad with Waffle Croutons
This bacon, egg and waffle brunch remix will leave your mouth watering! Toss salad in reserved bacon fat, maple syrup and vinegar for a tasty dressing.
Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Monte Cristos
Hot syrup and crispy bacon pair nicely with melted cheese and apples in this satisfying breakfast sandwich. You'll be ready to nap after this one.
Chorizo Hash and Eggs
Cover a bed of shredded potatoes and carrots with spicy chorizo. Tip: Personalize it with your fave toppings like chopped avocado or salsa.
Butternut Squash and Spinach Strata
This easy casserole is a cheesy fix for Christmas morning. Just pop it in the oven while you open presents, and viola!
Corn Cakes with Apples and Sausage
Tip: Add a dash of cinnamon when cooking the apples for an instant kick.
Salmon & Avocado Blinis
Top off mini fluffy pancakes with sour cream, smoked salmon, avocado and a sprig of dill for this fancy brunch.
Bacon 'n' Egg Quesadillas
Serve these quesadillas with spicy red or green salsa for the ultimate Spanish brunch. Tip: Refrigerate leftover bacon fat and use in place of cooking oil.
Mini Ham and Egg Casseroles
Serve these tasty bites with seasoned tomatoes. Or just leave them out for the kids to snatch up.
Chorizo Brunch Special Tacos
This easy recipe is perfect for a quick fix brunch. Brown up the chorizo, add in eggs and cook until they are scrambled. Finish by adding salsa and any other classic taco toppings.
Sausage-and-Shrimp Hash with Grits and Eggs
Enjoy this hot sauce-covered hash over creamy polenta with a fried egg on top.
Grandma's Christmas Brunch Biscuits and Eggs
Stuffed with cheddar cheese, pecans and sausage, these biscuits are a present waiting to be unwrapped -- or eaten.
Ham-and-Scallion Brioche Bread Bake
Have a busy Christmas morning planned? No problem. Here's a make-ahead recipe that'll make brunch a breeze.
Denver Eggs-and-Potato Hash Sammies
These full-flavored sammies will leave everyone ready for hibernation.
Who says you can't have pizza for brunch. In an ovenproof skillet, top the frittata off with all of the makings of a pizza -- pepperoni, basil, tomatoes, parmigiana-reggiano and fresh mozzarella.
Using a Panini press, melt provolone on top of prosciutto for this impressive sandwich.
For a Festive Night
Now that you've conquered brunch, move onto the nighttime festivities! These recipes are so good, your guests will be begging you to host again next year.