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Christmas brunch 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.

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Bake a batch of these sweet German buns over Christmas and enjoy at breakfast or teatime... or both

2 hrs and 45 mins
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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
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Gather the family round on Christmas morning and dig in to our indulgent spread, made up of homemade cured salmon, a quick pickle, plus zesty dill and lemon cream cheese

25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Bake this Middle Eastern-inspired loaf to serve for a festive brunch. To make things extra indulgent, spread thick slices with our moreish honey and tahini butter 

1 hr and 15 mins
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33 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Get your poaching technique honed and serve up this brunch classic- it's easily-doubled to feed a family or crowd

35 mins
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Serve this stunning cherry and marzipan dessert warm with clotted cream or crème fraîche. Any leftovers can be reheated as a breakfast pastry

1 hr and 30 mins
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Vegetarian
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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
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Fill American-style pancakes with mincemeat for a seasonal treat. They're perfect for brunch over the festive period, or even an indulgent Christmas Day breakfast

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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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
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Add cocoa and orange essence to waffle batter for a speedy, crowd-pleasing pud or indulgent brunch. Top with cream, fresh orange and more chocolate

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

18 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This festive bread can be made ahead and frozen and makes a lovely treat for breakfast on Christmas morning

3 hrs and 10 mins
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33 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
12 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
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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
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
23 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Brunch doesn't get much more decadent than this - buttery brioche served pancake-style with sweet syrup

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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