You're getting up early on December 25 anyway, so why not make one of these easy Christmas brunch recipes to prove to your family that you're way cooler than Santa? He may drop the presents off, but you're in charge of the Christmas menu all day long. If you're not having your big Christmas dinner until later in the evening, or if you love Christmas so much that you want to squeeze in every festive moment you can throughout the day, we've got your brunch plans covered. How good does a gingerbread pear loaf sound, served alongside a twisted sticky caramel-pecan roll and a bacon and leek deep-dish quiche? Don't forget the vanilla cranberry mimosas! Kids will love opening their gifts and then being treated to one of these beautiful, ultra-delicious breakfasts. They may surprise you and just want to hold off on presents until after Christmas brunch—especially if all of these Christmas treats are on the table. And if you're apprehensive about adding one more thing to your already-bursting holiday to-do list, consider it from this angle. If you've been looking for a new holiday tradition to share with your family, whipping up a batch of eggnog French toast on Christmas morning will be something they'll treasure and look forward to for years to come.
These magnificent biscuits can be served a number of ways: with jam, honey, butter, ham, fried chicken, or just plain. You really can't go wrong.
This dreamy dripper of a cake only takes 30 minutes to make (although it needs nearly three times that to cool). Drizzle on extra butterscotch—it's Christmas, after all!
These hearty, satisfying pancakes will warm you right up—especially if you live somewhere that'll be freezing on December 25.
Enjoy your eggs a new way with this easy, cheesy dish. Who doesn't love an excuse to have Texas toast?
If you're an early riser and have a little time on your hands, consider making this beaut of a quiche. It's got flavor for days and comes out with the flaky crust you've always dreamed of achieving.
Balance sweet and savory flavors in one pan with these golden brown slices. Don't forget to stock up on maple syrup for this recipe!
Finish off these decadent rolls with a mouthwatering molasses cream cheese topping.
You'll need to make several batches of this sweet and spiced bread—it's that good.
These crescents are filled with cream cheese, white chocolate, and gingersnaps, and finished with a white chocolate gingersnap icing. Talk about decadent!
Get the recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.
Eggnog fans will love these powdered sugar-topped pancakes.
Get the recipe at Creme de la Crumb.
Bursting with bacon, eggs, and cheese, this dish will be pulled apart and devoured in no time.
Get the recipe at Jo Cooks.
Don't wait until the evening to enjoy homemade pecan pie—whip up these easy mini muffins!
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Dusted in cinnamon sugar, these baked donuts are one of the sweetest ways to enjoy gingerbread this season.
Get the recipe at If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen.
These dainty sandwiches are surprisingly easy to make.
Guests will be licking their sticky fingers clean after pulling apart this sweet roll.
Finish these cinnamon rolls with a generous dollop of a homemade vanilla bean cream cheese frosting.
Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.
This simple strata is filled with three types of cheese for those who prefer a satisfyingly savory brunch.
Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.
Start practicing for all the homemade apple pie you'll enjoy later in the day with this decadent French toast.
Get the recipe at Baker by Nature.
A stack of warm, fluffy waffles drizzled with a homemade cinnamon syrup is what everyone wants for Christmas.
Get the recipe at The Recipe Critic.
Bread pudding and pancakes at the same time? Yes, it's as amazing as it sounds.
With just three ingredients, this festive mimosa is so easy to make.
Get the recipe at Honey & Birch.
Hosting a crowd this holiday season? This sweet casserole can be made the night before, so all you have to do on Christmas morning is pop it in the oven.
Get the recipe at Lil Luna.
While making homemade scones sounds intimidating, this simple recipe couldn't be easier.
Get the recipe at Baker by Nature.
Made from our Make-Ahead Whole-Grain Pancake Mix, this pancake recipe is super versatile and tastes amazing with just about any ingredient you feel like adding, from strawberries and poppy seeds to apricots and goat cheese.
This buttery egg bake will have everyone jumping out of bed.
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As a quick option, mix homemade granola with tangy yogurt and a drizzle of full-bodied syrup.
In just 15 minutes, you can whip up these mini treats that will more than likely be gone before the presents have even been opened.
Get the recipe at Catch My Party.
A batter of eggnog, eggs, nutmeg, and rum extract turns ordinary French toast into a uniquely delicious treat.
Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.
The smell of these Cinnamon Crescent Twists will be the perfect way to get your family out of bed on Christmas morning. Just stack them on a plate and pass around while opening presents.
Get the recipe at Lil' Luna.