You want Christmas morning to be special, even if you're just spending it with the immediate family. But you also don't want to take a ton of time preparing brunch and missing all the fun. That's why I like make-ahead brunch recipes for Christmas morning. This collection includes some sweet brunch casseroles, like my overnight French toast (the crumb topping is to die for), as well as savory all-in-one meals, plus a few last-minute recipes in case you want to give your family something truly unique - my kids always ask for the Nutella stuffed French toast because Christmas is about the only time I let them have chocolate for breakfast!
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This breakfast casserole recipe is a real crowd-pleasing brunch recipe. Sausage, eggs, cheese and hash browns are all in this creamy casserole recipe - it's a complete meal in one dish!
Got a sweet tooth? This Nutella stuffed French toast recipe is perfect. Thick challah or Italian bread is slathered with Nutella (or any kind of chocolate hazelnut spread - I like Rigoni di Asiago's Nocciolata spread (compare prices), because it's all natural and has no partially hydrogenated oils).
The French toast is then pan-fried for a lovely golden brown crust. All you need to top this French toast is some powdered sugar and fresh sliced strawberries.
This breakfast casserole recipe is one of those fabulous brunch recipes, because it has everything you need for a great breakfast in one dish - toast, bacon, mushrooms, eggs and cheese. What more could you want? And you can make this Christmas brunch recipe the night before, too. Just bake in the morning!
This dutch baby pancake looks impressive and complicate, but it's really simple to prepare. Just mix the batter in the blender, pour into a pie pan and bake! My special twist is the addition of a sweetened cream cheese topping and fresh fruit, but you can skip the sweetened cream cheese if you're pressed for time. Just add some berries and sprinkle on some powdered sugar.
Want to make this recipe even easier? Mix the batter the night before, then just melt the butter in the pan, pour in the batter and bake on Christmas morning.
This spinach strata will convert even spinach-haters into spinach-lovers. After all, this strata (really just a savory French toast casserole) has lots of bacon in it. What's not to like? Be sure to use day-old French bread to soak up all the egg custard in this spinach strata.
This baked French toast recipe is one of those dishes that will have everyone saying, "Wow. I have to have this recipe!" Challah bread is baked in an egg custard and topped with a sweet crumb topping in this easy recipe. This French toast casserole will be the highlight of your Christmas brunch menu.
Frittatas are a great way to enjoy eggs for Christmas brunch without having to stand at a stove and babysit them while everyone else is opening presents. With sausage, hash browns, eggs and cheese this sausage potato frittata is a terrific meal-in-one-dish.
A Christmas brunch menu wouldn't be complete without something cranberry, and these cranberry orange scones are a tasty choice. Dotted with sweetened dried cranberries, these cranberry scones are like tender biscuits dotted with sweet bits of holiday goodness.
Christmas morning wouldn't be complete without something warm and toasty to drink. This easy hot chocolate recipe makes a terrific choice because you can make it in the Crockpot. That means while the hot chocolate is cooking, you can be opening presents!