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 <a href="/recipes/breakfast-brunch/bread-pastry/coffee-cake/">coffee cake</a>, a cheesy sausage and egg breakfast <a href="/recipes/breakfast-brunch/casseroles/">casserole</a> or a <a href="/recipes/breakfast-brunch/potatoes/hash-browns/">hash-brown</a> strata -- without any early morning stress. Just wade through the discarded wrapping paper, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and enjoy.

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Orange-Honey Sweet Rolls

From Midwest Living

Wheat germ and white whole wheat flour add fiber and other nutrients to these breakfast treats.

Orange-Honey Sweet Rolls

Multigrain Apple Streusel Muffins

From Midwest Living

Multigrain Apple Streusel Muffins

Double-Cheddar Holiday Biscuits

From Better Homes and Gardens

Double-Cheddar Holiday Biscuits

Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake

From Better Homes and Gardens

Warm spices blended with earthy pumpkin make this coffee cake perfect for an autumn brunch. When purchasing canned pumpkin for this recipe, be sure to buy pure canned pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.

Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake

Maple Bread Pudding with Pecan Praline

From Better Homes and Gardens

This sweet dessert features the rich flavors of maple syrup, making it perfect for a cool day's brunch or after a winter dinner.

Maple Bread Pudding with Pecan Praline

Potica

From Family Circle

Potica

Blueberry-Almond Streusel Muffins

From Midwest Living

Light ricotta cheese and whole wheat flour cut fat and add fiber to these muffins from Covered Bridge Farm in Forest Lake, Minnesota.

Blueberry-Almond Streusel Muffins

Lemon-Blueberry Biscuits

From Midwest Living

Lemon yogurt is the secret ingredient in these pretty biscuits. The recipe comes from Natura Farms in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.

Lemon-Blueberry Biscuits

Spinach and Gruyere Quiche

From Diabetic Living

Fat free half and half and refrigerated egg product make this egg dish lower in calories and fat than most other recipes.

Spinach and Gruyere Quiche

Loaded Hash Browns

From Better Homes and Gardens

Loaded Hash Browns

Cheddar Grits with Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Crispy Bacon

From Fitness

Cheddar Grits with Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Crispy Bacon

Lox-and-Bagel Bread Pudding

From Fitness

Lox-and-Bagel Bread Pudding

Spanish Omelet with Ham and Cheese

From Fitness

Spanish Omelet with Ham and Cheese

Eggs Florentine over Cornmeal Waffles

From Fitness

Eggs Florentine over Cornmeal Waffles

Savory French Toast with Apples, Chicken Sausage and Sage

From Fitness

Savory French Toast with Apples, Chicken Sausage and Sage

Bacon-and-Egg Muffins

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon-and-Egg Muffins

Overnight Coffee Cake

From Better Homes and Gardens

Make this easy coffee cake ahead, chill up to 24 hours, then bake and serve for a delicious breakfast or brunch dish.

Overnight Coffee Cake

Sweet Potato-Cranberry Cake

From Midwest Living

The chocolate and sweet potato batters are swirled together in a fluted tube pan to make this moist, tender spice cake. Serve it for dessert or as a breakfast coffee cake.

Sweet Potato-Cranberry Cake

Potato-Thyme Frittata

From Midwest Living

Potato-Thyme Frittata

Apples and Granola Breakfast Crisp

From Heart-Healthy Living

Try this crispy heart-healthy recipe for breakfast, or for a light sweet dessert.

Apples and Granola Breakfast Crisp

Two-Potato Frittata

From Better Homes and Gardens

Two-Potato Frittata

Omelet Crepes

From Better Homes and Gardens

A ham and cheese omelet rolled in a crepe makes a filling breakfast. Perfect for brunch, too.

Omelet Crepes

Chocolate Pancakes

From Diabetic Living

Chocolate Pancakes

Bacon-Asparagus Strata

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon-Asparagus Strata

Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

From Midwest Living

Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in this blueberry breakfast casserole.

Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

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