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.

Our Best-Ever Cinnamon Rolls

When coming from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen, the description "Best-Ever" is not mere hyperbole. To make these incredible cinnamon rolls as great as they can be, use freshly purchased cinnamon.

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Our Best-Ever Cinnamon Rolls

Chicken and Pasta Frittata

Add eggs to your repertoire of quick and economical suppers. Plus, a frittata -- an open-face omelet -- is a smart way to use up little bits of this and that. An oven-going skillet will have a metal handle and typically, a metal, rather than a non-stick, cooking surface.

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Chicken and Pasta Frittata

Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake

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.

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Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake

Chocolate Palmiers

Named "palmiers (the French word for palm trees) these ornate confections really do resemble palm leaves. Making them is a labor of love, but not that difficult. Just be sure to allow dough plenty of time to chill.

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Chocolate Palmiers

Wild Mushroom-Herb Bread Pudding

This sensational holiday side -- a little bit stuffing, a little bit custard -- makes a rich and satisfying accompaniment to roast turkey, pork, or beef. Often during the holidays, you will find small packages of assorted wild mushrooms that are perfect for this pudding. If not, feel free to use all portobellos.

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Wild Mushroom-Herb Bread Pudding

White Chocolate, Cornmeal, and Almond Mini Biscotti

These mini biscotti cookies are delicious with morning coffee or evening cocoa. Glazed with white chocolate and sprinkled with jimmies, they're a sweet treat made for dipping.

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White Chocolate, Cornmeal, and Almond Mini Biscotti

Overnight Pull-Apart Cinnamon Loaf

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Overnight Pull-Apart Cinnamon Loaf

Pumpkin Bread

From Midwest Living

Pumpkin Bread

Swedish Tea Ring

From Midwest Living

Swedish Tea Ring

Cardamom Braid

From Midwest Living

Cardamom Braid

Fruit and Nut Granola

From Midwest Living

Fruit and Nut Granola

Winter Breakfast Fruit Crunch

Start your morning right with this healthy and satisfying meal of yogurt, crunchy cereal, and fresh fruit.

From Midwest Living

Winter Breakfast Fruit Crunch

Mini Egg Pastries with Béarnaise Sauce

From Midwest Living

Mini Egg Pastries with Béarnaise Sauce

Swedish Lemon Pancakes

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Swedish Lemon Pancakes

Multigrain Apple Streusel Muffins

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Multigrain Apple Streusel Muffins

Boiled Cider

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Boiled Cider

Chocolate Pancakes

From Diabetic Living

Chocolate Pancakes

Chocolate-Almond Croissants

Dark chocolate, almond paste, and whipping cream make a rich filling for packaged crescent roll dough in this simple dessert.

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Chocolate-Almond Croissants

Double Chocolate Scones

A mix of cocoa powder and chocolate chips makes these little breads sweet enough for dessert.

From Midwest Living

Double Chocolate Scones

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.

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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!

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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.

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Chocolate Pistachio Bread

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