Popular Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Tumbling out of bed in the wee hours of Christmas morning means that by the time all of the gifts are opened, most of the family has worked up an impressive appetite. Refuel for the day ahead by serving up a traditional Christmas breakfast. With just a little planning, you can do most of the menu as a make-ahead, so you can give your loved ones a delicious spread on this iconic holiday morning -- streusel coffee cake, a cheesy sausage and egg breakfast casserole or a hash-brown strata -- without any early morning stress. Just wade through the discarded wrapping paper, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and enjoy.

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread

Come fall, it's often pumpkin or cranberry. Why not invite both to breakfast? This moist bread bakes in the slow cooker for a no-fuss treat.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread

Maple Brunch Cake with Apples and Cranberries

This fruity cake looks like you slaved over it all day, but your slow cooker does all the heavy lifting!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Maple Brunch Cake with Apples and Cranberries

Peach-Cranberry Coffeecake

From Diabetic Living

Peach-Cranberry Coffeecake

Orange-Date Pumpkin Bread

From Diabetic Living

Orange-Date Pumpkin Bread

Oatmeal Brunch Casserole

Oats and the soluble fiber that comes with them help moderate blood sugar levels by slowing digestion. They taste great combined with fruits and nuts in this hearty breakfast casserole.

From Diabetic Living

Oatmeal Brunch Casserole

Chocolate Pistachio Bread

Serve this light, moist, chocolaty loaf, sprinkled with pistachios, for brunch or dessert--without or without the sweet chocolate glaze.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Pistachio Bread

Buttermilk Beignets

Beignets, a New Orleans specialty, are square, fried pastries topped with powdered sugar. You can make the dough the night before, chill it in the refrigerator and fry it in the morning for breakfast or brunch.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Buttermilk Beignets

Honey-Ginger Compote

Make an impression when you bring this spicy fruit compote to the table in tall stemmed glasses! Add a sprig of mint to each serving for a cool summertime accent.

From Diabetic Living

Honey-Ginger Compote

Ham-Broccoli Strata

Strata, the ultimate brunch dish, gets a festive look with a sprinkling of broccoli.

From Diabetic Living

Ham-Broccoli Strata

Fruit Stollen

From Diabetic Living

Fruit Stollen

Fruit and Caramel Oatmeal

From Diabetic Living

Fruit and Caramel Oatmeal

Faux Baklava

From Diabetic Living

Faux Baklava

EXTRA: Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake

From Diabetic Living

EXTRA: Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake

Cranberry-Walnut Whole Wheat Rolls

For Christmas or Thanksgiving, for breakfast or brunch, these whole wheat and cranberry-nut rolls contribute color to the table. Serve them as part of a diabetic food plan.

From Diabetic Living

Cranberry-Walnut Whole Wheat Rolls

Quick Eggs Benedict

Topped with chopped red sweet pepper, these little egg entrees are a festive addition to a holiday brunch.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Quick Eggs Benedict

Vanilla French Toast

At just $3.89 per serving, this French toast recipe is both delicious and budget-conscious.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Vanilla French Toast

Citrus Granita

From Diabetic Living

Citrus Granita

Ham-and-Cheese Crescent Snacks

Refrigerated crescent rolls make for a quick crust for these savory appetizers.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ham-and-Cheese Crescent Snacks

Farmer's Casserole (for 12)

This classic casserole features all the breakfast favorites--hash browns, cheese, ham, and scrambled eggs.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Farmer's Casserole (for 12)

Zucchini Bread

From Better Homes and Gardens

Zucchini Bread

Pumpkin Muffins

The secret to these delicious low-calorie muffins is a combination of moist, rich pumpkin and flavorful buckwheat. They're also rich in fiber.

From Diabetic Living

Pumpkin Muffins

Sunrise Parfaits

Whole wheat couscous makes this fruit and yogurt snack or dessert even more healthy.

From Parents

Sunrise Parfaits

Chai-Spiced Compote

From Midwest Living

Chai-Spiced Compote

English Muffins In a Loaf with Honey Butter

This tasty bread is easy to make. Homemade sweet butter on top makes for a delicious breakfast combo.

From Midwest Living

English Muffins In a Loaf with Honey Butter

Chocolate-Pecan Coffee Cake

The crumbly coconut-pecan mixture goes both inside the cake and on top of it to make this dessert.

From Midwest Living

Chocolate-Pecan Coffee Cake

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