Christmas morning is, for many, one of the most special mornings of the year, making a great Christmas breakfast or brunch an awesome way to share time with those you love. But much like Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas brunch can take a lot of planning and preparation. We believe that Christmas brunch should be delicious but not too laborious, and with these recipes, you can have your crepe and eat it too!
Let's start with drinks! Coffee is crucial for brunch, and this easy chocolate peppermint coffee recipe is perfect for Christmas morning! It only takes 15 minutes or less to whip together and can easily be made in larger batches to fuel a crowd.
The classic brunch drink is of course the mimosa, and this recipe makes it easy to make a large batch that can be shared easily with all your Christmas guests. It's also got a little cranberry juice and a blend of citrus juices that make it especially perfect for wintertime brunching.
My family has one indisposable Christmas brunch tradition, and that's this ooey gooey sweet monkey bread (AKA Plunkets, as we call them). This dish can be assembled the night before and popped into the oven the morning of for a quick and easy brunch treat. Sure to please any sweet tooths in the house.
On to breakfast casseroles—another brunch mainstay! This recipe from Diabetic Foodie is diabetic-friendly and easy to assemble. It bakes in the oven for about 45 minutes, which is the majority of the prep time you'll need, leaving you plenty of hands-off time to work on other brunch dishes.
This breakfast casserole is also easy and delicious! It's best made the night before to sit in the fridge overnight and then bake in the morning. The chunks of sourdough bread in this recipe make it a filling dish that leaves everyone satisfied.
Speaking of bread, this sweet lemon blueberry bread with lemon glaze drizzle is to die for. We love the mix of berry and citrus for all times of year, and this beautiful and bright loaf is sure to impress on a cold Christmas morning.
Crepes are a brunch classic, and you may be surprised at how easy they are to make! These red velvet crepes stuffed with raspberry and cream cheese filling and drizzled with chocolate are so festive and very impressive.
Finally, we have to include the best french toast ever! This recipe is quick and easy and results in perfectly crisp yet soft and sweet french toast. It's also a breeze to make for a crowd, working in batches that only take a few minutes each.
Shelby runs Diabetic Foodie with a mission to prove that living with diabetes doesn't have to mean sacrificing delicious food. Her blog has lots of recipes for those with special diets, including gluten free, paleo, and vegan, along with helpful advice for eating well within your diet restrictions.