Big festive breakfasts for a crowd

Have guests staying over for the Christmas holidays? Discover the best big and lazy brunches to serve a crowd, from French toast bacon butties to glorious Christmas buns.

Long, lazy brunches are what the holiday season is made for, and if you’ve got guests staying over there’s nothing quite like merging two meals into one! Our crowd-pleasing recipes are sure to get everyone drooling… 

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French toast bacon butties

What do you get when you add sweet eggy bread to crisp, salty bacon? Brunch heaven, that’s what. Sprinkle with icing sugar and let everyone drizzle with their favourite syrup. Serve to a crowd and you’re sure to be the host with the most.

French toast bacon butties 

Christmas buns

The lovely thing about these beautiful buns is that you can make them ahead then simply heat them up and add a glossy glaze and citrus icing on the big day. They are surprisingly easy to prepare and are best served with lots of coffee… 

Christmas buns

Bloody Mary scrambled eggs with smoked salmon

Partying hard over Christmas? Spice up a favourite breakfast with a little Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce, the perfect antidote for the morning after a big night of celebrations – and sure to get you ready for the turkey!

Bloody Mary scrambled eggs with smoked salmon

Soft-boiled duck egg with bacon & asparagus soldiers

Boiled egg and soldiers goes grown up, with pancetta and asparagus sourdough fingers and creamy duck eggs. If you’ve got a few kids around the table then simply add a few slices of toast to the mix too, and everyone will be happy!  

Soft-boiled duck egg with bacon & asparagus soldiers

Bagel bar

We love these salty, smoky and creamy bagels that are topped with a beautiful fried egg. If you want to save yourself the trouble of dishing up for everyone, put on a ‘help yourself’ bagel bar – simply layer up smoked salmon, sliced avocado, cream cheese, bacon, blueberries, honey and and whatever else takes your fancy and let your guests pile ’em high. 

Breakfast bagel club 

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What’s your favourite brunch to serve over Christmas? We’d love to hear from you below…