Top 10 Christmas brunch ideas

Make one of these top brunch recipes on Christmas morning for a festive start to the day. Choose from our selection, including eggs, smoked salmon and sweet pancakes.

Salmon on cutting board

Kick-start the festivities with a special breakfast or brunch. Whether you prefer sweet, savoury or both, these dishes are sure to please the whole family on Christmas morning. 

For the ultimate selection of breakfast ideas, see our Christmas brunch collection.
 

1) Twisted spiced bread with honey & tahini butter

Twisted Christmas bread on cutting board
Bake this twisted spiced bread for a showstopping brunch. This Middle Eastern-inspired loaf is laced with cinnamon, cardamom and sesame and served with a moreish homemade spread. 

Try baking up more Christmassy loaves with our Christmas bread recipes.
 

2) Gingerbread pancakes

Gingerbread pancakes on white plate
These warming pancakes are the perfect start to Christmas Day. They're loaded with festive gingerbread flavours, and made extra indulgent with chopped dates and a generous dollop of crème fraîche.

For more ideas, see our Christmas breakfast recipes.
 

3) Lobster muffins with poached egg, caviar, spinach & hollandaise

Lobster muffin on white plate
Christmas is the perfect excuse to indulge with these lobster muffins. Make this luxurious breakfast with lobster meat, baby spinach, creamy hollandaise sauce and caviar. To get ahead, make the muffins in advance, then freeze and defrost on the day.

For more luxe recipes, see our lobster collection.
 

4) Rudolph pancakes

Reindeer pancake on blue plate
Kids will love these fun Rudolph pancakes. Fill a squeezy bottle with pancake batter to make drawing your Rudolph shape easier, then use the leftover batter and some food colouring to create his signature red nose. 

See our pancake collection for more inspiration. 
 

5) Cured salmon build-your-own bagel board

Smoked salmon on cheeseboard
Build your brunch buffet around this cured salmon board. Make your own cured salmon up to four days in advance, then serve on Christmas morning with a dill & lemon cream cheese, homemade pickle, toasted bagels, sliced rye bread, salmon caviar and caper berries. 

Find more ideas in our Christmas salmon collection.
 

6) Stollen muffins

Muffins wrapped in paper
Add these sweet stollen muffins to your breakfast spread. Filled with the flavours of a classic German Christmas bake, they're easy to prepare in advance: weigh and mix all your dry ingredients on Christmas Eve, put your butter in the microwave ready to be melted in the morning, and measure out your yogurt and store in the fridge until you're ready to bake. 

Bake up even more sweet treats with our Christmas baking recipes.
 

7) Poached duck egg with hot smoked salmon & mustard hollandaise

Poached eggs in bowl
This decadent poached duck egg with hot smoked salmon is luxurious treat for Christmas, especially when drizzled with homemade, peppery hollandaise sauce.

For more savoury dishes, see our poached egg recipes.
 

8) Cardamom buns

Buns on cooling rack
Our fluffy cardamom buns have an intense floral perfume and are gorgeously spiced. Bake and brush with cardamom syrup three times while they cool for a deep flavour and delicious glaze. They can be made in advance too, so you can have a fuss-free morning.

For more ways to start the day, see our breakfast recipes.
 

9) Brioche breakfast bake with crispy bacon

Baked bread in blue pan
This easy breakfast bake contains all your favourite morning essentials in one dish, including a French-toast style brioche base, fresh berries, crispy bacon and a drizzle of sweet maple syrup.

For more scrumptious bakes, see our brunch collection.
 

10) Sunday morning baked eggs

Baked eggs in white dishes
These Sunday morning baked eggs take brunch to the next level with melty gruyère cheese and rich double cream. Fill individual ramekins with eggs, seasoning and terragon, then bake until softly set and gorgeously runny.

Discover more eggy ideas in our baked eggs collection.
 

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