Stollen spiral bread on a tray lined with baking parchment

Christmas brunch recipes

71 Recipes

Discover Christmas breakfast and brunch ideas to start your day in style. Celebrate Christmas morning with festive breads, pancakes, eggs, smoked salmon and more.

Stollen spirals

4.88889

(9 ratings)

Bake a batch of these sweet German buns over Christmas and enjoy at breakfast or teatime... or both
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

Rudolph pancakes

4

(1 rating)

Make Christmas breakfast fun with fluffy reindeer pancakes. Two squeezy bottles, a jug and a dash of food colouring will make Rudolph come to life!
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sour cherry & marzipan chrysanthemum pastry

5

(1 rating)

Serve this stunning cherry and marzipan dessert warm with clotted cream or crème fraîche. Any leftovers can be reheated as a breakfast pastry
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Leftover porridge pancakes

5

(1 rating)

Make these pancakes using leftover porridge for an easy breakfast. Serve with berries and yogurt and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Reindeer food

5

(1 rating)

Let the kids create a snack for Rudolf and his hard-working reindeer team. This crunchy granola also makes a delicious breakfast on Christmas morning
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate & banana French toast

4.46154

(13 ratings)

An indulgent treat for when you're in need of a sweet fix - chocolate and banana sandwiched in fried bread
  • 18 mins
  • Easy

Croque madame traybake

0

(0 ratings)

Take a ham and cheese toastie to the next level with this croque madame traybake, ideal for brunch – and you can make the white sauce a day or two ahead of time...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Christmas morning spiced bread

4.2

(5 ratings)

This festive bread can be made ahead and frozen and makes a lovely treat for breakfast on Christmas morning
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort

Avocado & black bean eggs

4.25

(4 ratings)

Set yourself up for the day with this healthy veggie breakfast with eggs, avocado and black beans. It takes just 10 minutes to throw together and makes a great lunch, too
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Belgian waffles

3

(2 ratings)

Serve up a treat for breakfast time (or dessert) with easy homemade Belgian waffles. Top with whatever you fancy – fruit, ice cream, and bacon are all classics...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Really easy cinnamon rolls

5

(2 ratings)

Use ready-made croissant dough to make these easy cinnamon rolls. We’ve topped the rolls with a thick caramel, but you could use a thin white icing instead...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Plum, raisin & granola porridge topper

0

(0 ratings)

Forget the sprinkling of sugar and instead add this plum, raisin and granola topping to your breakfast porridge. It's full of flavour to fuel your morning...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Shakshuka flatbread bake

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Try an exotic brunch of spiced Turkish-style eggs. Using canned tomatoes and shop-bought flatbreads means less prep time on a leisurely morning
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Herb omelette with fried tomatoes

4.153845

(13 ratings)

Make a perfect, protein-rich brunch or breakfast for two people. This healthy omelette can be on the table in just 10 minutes, served with juicy tomatoes
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chickpea, red pepper, egg & feta hash

5

(1 rating)

Kick-start your day with our vegetarian chickpea, red pepper, egg and feta hash. This brilliant breakfast is easy to make and delivers two of your 5-a-day
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Banana & cinnamon whirls

4.15

(20 ratings)

Make two, freeze one! Have fun cooking up two batches of these scrumptious buns and pop one in the freezer so you always have a treat to hand!
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Mimosa

5

(1 rating)

Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne – or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Gingerbread pancakes

4.857145

(7 ratings)

The ultimate Christmas breakfast treat, these American-style pancakes are lightly spiced with ginger and cinnamon, topped with maple syrup and dates
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sprout, black pudding & apple röstis

3.75

(4 ratings)

Make tasty potato röstis with apple, Brussels sprouts and black pudding. Cumin and garlic boost the flavour for a tasty side dish, supper, or brunch
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Smoked ham & cheese pancakes

0

(0 ratings)

A savoury pick-me-up made with gooey gruyère and smoked ham, serve these pancakes for brunch or as a light supper – they’re the perfect comfort food...
  • 18 mins
  • Easy

Baked salmon & eggs

3.875

(8 ratings)

Do something different with your eggs and smoked salmon by baking into a bread roll for an extra special brunch
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Stollen muffins

4.333335

(6 ratings)

These little cakes are filled with all the festive, fruity flavours of this classic German Christmas bake - ideal for Christmas morning or a teatime treat
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Buttered wild mushrooms on toast

0

(0 ratings)

Our favourite secret savoury ingredient, Marmite, adds extra umami flavour to these golden brown, winter warming mushrooms on hot buttered toast
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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