When it comes to the holiday season, there’s nothing like slow mornings, the beauty of a french press and mornings spent in Christmas jammies. Whether you have family traditions of a Christmas breakfast, a brunch with friends, or a girls brinner (breakfast at dinner), these recipes are perfect for any holiday brunch you might host.
Keep reading for our favorite recipes after the jump!
A combination of both sweet and tangy, this cocktail is a festive take on a classic. Finished with orange liqueur, it is robust and smooth. Linger over brunch with this favorite.
Highlighting flavors of winter citrus, this cocktail is meant for a crowd. Using a fan (and affordable) favorite from Trader Joe’s, it stretches a budget while still keeping things festive.
Say goodbye to traditional mimosas with this stunning drink. Served in wine glasses and finished with a sprig of rosemary, the tanginess of cranberry cuts an otherwise sweet cocktail.
If coffee and clean eating is your thing, look no further than this amazing peppermint mocha. Made with frothed almond milk and infused with peppermint essential oil, it’s both delicious and offers a lighter alternative. Topped with a sprig of fresh mint, its both elegant and understated.
A homemade take on a coffee shop classic. It’s a Christmas morning tradition in our home. While the little ones are excited to open presents from Santa and rip through gifts one at a time, the adults choose to wake up with this festive cup. Finished with a candy cane and sprinkles, it’s truly Christmas in a cup.
This is a NorCal favorite. Some years when I’ve traveled for Christmas, I’ve left Redding with weather in the 60s. As a girl who was raised in Kentucky, it’s sometimes hard to get in the Christmas spirit without the cold. Last Christmas season, I discovered a winter cheer cold brew in the refrigerator section of Target. It was exactly what I needed to get in the holiday mood. A few days later, I decided to recreate a version at home. It’s been a seasonal favorite and a great edible gift to give to all the coffee lovers in your life.
Pastry and Baked Goods
Based off of a favorite recipe at a hometown restaurant, these will become a staple for all your brunches. Filled with poppy seeds, minced onion, and delicious garlic, they are both savory and have a balanced sweetness.
If you are hosting a large family for Christmas morning, look no further than this amazing recipe. Started 2 days ahead, embrace slow with these double proofed cinnamon rolls. As an added variation of a classic these rolls are topped with a delicious maple frosting.
Perfectly paired the above gluten free everything muffins, it’s a nutritious and savory dish. Topped with goat cheese, truffle salt, and fresh parsley, the flavors are decadent and unexpected.
Pick a set of favorite and seasonal vegetables for this crustless frittata. In springtime, add asparagus, tomato, and mushrooms that are fresh. In the winter months, add use spinach, roasted root vegetables, and amazing cheeses.
What are you serving Christmas morning?
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