13 Amazing Christmas Breakfast Recipes for an Indulgent Festive Feast

Winter holidays are the perfect opportunity to host a festive brunch.

The holidays, especially ones in the winter, are a time when you're probably hosting and feeding more people than usual. Visits from friends and extended family all living under one roof for a few days are all opportunities to serve up extra-special crowd-pleasing meals. Plus, there's nothing better than gathering everyone around an indulgent brunch to celebrate whatever holiday it is that brought you all together.

To help take the hassle out of holiday planning, here's an arsenal of 13 festive brunch recipes that'll give you an opportunity to show the people in your life just how much you love them through food. Make Christmas morning the stuff of legends by whipping up Nutella crepes or strawberry-stuffed french toast; gather everyone together for a festive brunch, and serve up a zesty shakshuka. From sweet to savory, you can't go wrong with these recipes.

Need an excuse to throw a festive brunch? Just make up your own new holiday tradition using these recipes as inspiration. And who knows, you might just end up building a legacy.

1

Vanilla Bourbon French Toast

Low-carb vanilla-bourbon french toast
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Dress up your French toast with holiday flavors like vanilla and bourbon, and not only will your house smell like you've baked something, but you'll have fed a crowd with (delicious) days-old bread!

Get our recipe for Vanilla Bourbon French Toast.

2

Breakfast Pizzas

Healthy breakfast pizzas
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Turn English muffin halves into individual breakfast pizzas and top them with fluffy, cheesy eggs and salsa. It's the easiest way to dress up a plain English muffin into something spectacular.

Get our recipe for Breakfast Pizzas.

3

French Toast Stuffed With Strawberries

Healthy french toast with strawberries
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

No need to explain why stuffing French toast with ricotta and strawberries is the pro holiday move. This one feels like a new Christmas morning tradition (eating in matching pajamas is a must).

Get our recipe for French Toast Stuffed With Strawberries

4

Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

Slice of loaded hashbrown casserole copycat from Cracker Barrel
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

This Cracker Barrel dish was so popular that we just had to come up with our own version. One pan feeds 12, so it's a no-brainer for a larger crowd.

Get our recipe for Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

5

Banana Nutella Crepes

Banana nutella crepe
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

There's absolutely no way you can go wrong with this crowd favorite. No matter whether your audience is young or old, no one can resist crepes with Nutella.

Get our recipe for Banana Nutella Crepes.

6

Spicy Shakshuka

Paleo casserole shakshuka dish in a skillet with parsley
Rebecca Firkser/Eat This, Not That!

Whether or not you've gotten to know the charms of perfectly cooked eggs in tomato sauce, we guarantee this will be a very popular brunch dish (or even a breakfast-for-dinner go-to). Make sure you serve it alongside some fluffy, warm pita bread for full-on brunch nirvana.

Get our recipe for Spicy Shakshuka.

7

Savory Ham and Egg Waffles

Healthy waffles with ham and egg
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Savory waffles had to make our list of indulgent breakfasts people would want to eat around the holidays—crispy bacon and a runny egg on a fluffy waffle? What's not to love.

Get our recipe for Savory Ham and Egg Waffles.

8

Oatmeal Pancakes With Cinnamon Apples

Oatmeal pancakes with cinnamon apples
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Make the batter from scratch using oats, and rest assured you're feeding your loved ones something that's incredibly delicious but secretly healthy.

Get our recipe for Oatmeal Pancakes With Cinnamon Apples.

9

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

There may not be a better breakfast to serve on a morning after a late-night holiday celebration when we need something comforting and indulgent to bring us back to life. These huevos rancheros will do just that.

Get our recipe for Huevos Rancheros.

10

Italian Hash With Eggs

plate of italian hash with fried egg next to skillet and water glass
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

You can still keep it light while serving a show-stopper breakfast for a crowd. You can make and serve the sausage separately from this hash in case you have any vegetarian guests, too.

Get our recipe for Italian Hash With Eggs

11

Spinach and Ham Quiche

Low-calorie spinach and ham quiche
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This recipe comes together easily and is really hard to mess up. If you're nervous about feeding a crowd of people, this recipe will save you.

Get our recipe for Spinach and Ham Quiche.

12

Egg and Pastrami Sandwich

Egg sandwich with pastrami and swiss
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

There's always the good old favorites we keep coming back to again and again, like this egg and cheese sandwich. Make it special by adding pastrami, and your guests will be pleasantly surprised by this perfect pairing.

Get our recipe for Egg and Pastrami Sandwich.

13

Maple-Cashew-Apple Toast

Maple cashew apple toast
Jason Donnelly

And if all else fails, cinnamon toast never will. You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry, so this one is perfect when putting together a brunch for a crowd at the last minute. Simply set up the ingredients, and guests can build their own—no prep work for you!

Get our recipe for Maple-Cashew-Apple Toast.

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