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What to Make for Your Holiday Breakfast or Brunch

What to Make for Your Holiday Breakfast or Brunch

What are you making for Christmas brunch? This roundup is for you if you haven’t thought of it yet. It’s the busiest season of the year, after all.

Below, you’ll find lists of recipes organized by category—from eggs and potatoes to lightened-up savory lunches, wholesome pancakes, waffles and more. These healthy(ish) recipes will gear you up for a great day!

A few of my top quick picks:

  • Frittata (make it ahead of time) with Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Tomato Soup
  • Stuffed Acorn Squash with Creamy Cauliflower Soup
  • Gingerbread Pancakes with Pecan Butter on top
  • Cranberry Pecan Granola or Cinnamon Toast Breakfast Quinoa with yogurt

More holiday resources you might find helpful: 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, 31 Wholesome Holiday Treats, and 33 Meatless Holiday Recipes (written for Thanksgiving, but will also work for any wintertime feast).

Hearty Egg Dishes

  • Avocado Pesto Toast
  • The Best Frittatas (Stovetop or Baked)
  • Foolproof Shakshuka
  • Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil Fried Eggs
  • Red Chilaquiles
  • Simple Breakfast Quesadillas

Potatoes on the Side

  • Crispy Hash Browns
  • Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
  • Smashed Potatoes

Lightened-Up Lunches

  • Arugula and Wild Rice Salad with Zippy Lemon Dressing
  • Farro and Kale Salad with Goat Cheese
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Minestrone Soup
  • Mujadara (Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions)
  • Roasted Carrots with Farro, Chickpeas & Herbed Crème Fraîche
  • Sweet Potato, Arugula & Wild Rice Salad with Ginger Dressing
  • Sweet Potato, Kale and Chickpea Soup
  • Stuffed Acorn Squash
  • Vegetable Paella

Salads and Soups on the Side

  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Creamy Cauliflower Soup
  • Ginger Salad Dressing
  • Green Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Pepitas
  • Honey Mustard Brussels Sprout Slaw
  • Tomato Soup

Pancakes & Waffles

  • Banana Pancakes or Banana Oat Pancakes or Banana Oat Waffles
  • Buckwheat Pancakes or Buckwheat Waffles
  • Gingerbread Pancakes
  • Oat Waffles
  • Vegan Pancakes
  • Whole Wheat Pancakes or Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

Muffins, Quick Breads & Scones

  • Banana Bread or Banana Muffins or Banana Coconut Muffins
  • Banana Nut Scones
  • Cranberry Orange Muffins

Granola & Oat Recipes

  • Apple Steel-Cut Oatmeal
  • Cranberry Orange Granola
  • Cranberry Orange Steel-Cut Oats
  • Gingerbread Granola
  • Morning Glory Oatmeal
  • Orange & Almond Granola
  • Pecan Granola Bars
  • The Very Best Granola

More Wholesome Options

  • Banana Baked French Toast with Peanut Butter Drizzle
  • Cinnamon Toast Breakfast Quinoa
  • No-Bake Greek Yogurt Tart
  • Pecan Butter

Brunch Cocktails & Warming Drinks

  • The Best Mimosas
  • Classic Hot Toddy
  • French 75 Cocktail or Earl Grey French 75 (these are strong!)
  • Fresh Ginger Tea
  • Homemade Bloody Marys
  • Hot Chocolate

P.s. More resources you might appreciate: what to cook this December, my 2019 holiday gift guide, 31 wholesome holiday treats and 33 meatless Thanksgiving options (all of which would work for Christmas, too!).


Watch the video: Breakfast or Brunch Recipe (December 2021).