Christmas brunch idea: Easy make-ahead recipes for your festive Christmas morning!
Christmas morning is a magical time we spend with all our loved ones. We don’t have to get up early and rush to get somewhere like we do the rest of the year, so we often skip breakfast. That’s why we’ve chosen to share a festive Christmas brunch idea, many of which you can prepare in advance and just heat and serve in the morning. What’s better than having more family time on Christmas and not having to cook? Let’s get started with our suggestions!
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Easy make-ahead Christmas brunch idea
To make a tasty meal, it is not necessary to spend many hours in the kitchen. In fact, we know how precious time is, and that’s why we’ve prepared lots of quick and easy recipes to delight your family with on Christmas morning. Most importantly, you won’t spend all morning in the kitchen, and you could even prepare the festive table the night before. And don’t forget the Christmas table decorations that will bring even more cheer among you all! Now let’s get on with the easy and delicious Christmas brunch ideas!
Yogurt and fruit parfait
Our first brunch idea is very simple, and its positives are many. Make an extremely tasty yogurt parfait. You will only need a few products! The easiest way is to add a few spoonfuls of yogurt in a glass jar or cup. Top it with frozen or fresh fruit of your choice (blueberries, raspberries or strawberries, for example). Repeat with more yogurt and fruit, and top it all off with some crunchy granola. And that’s it! You have a wonderfully light and healthy snack to enjoy with your family!
Baked apple French toast
Another idea that you can’t resist and is worth trying is baked apple French toast. Here’s how to prepare it!
- 1 lb (450 g) challah bread
- 4 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1½ cups (350 ml) half cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons apple cider
- a pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 large apples, thinly sliced (peeled)
- ¼ cup (60 ml) + 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Slice the bread and butter a baking dish.
- Whisk together the eggs, half cream, maple syrup, apple cider, salt and vanilla, in a large bowl.
- Dip each slice in the egg mixture for about 3-4 seconds, then arrange them in the baking dish. Pour the remaining mixture over the challah bread.
- To make the apple topping, first add butter to a skillet, but over a medium heat. Then add the thinly sliced apples, maple syrup, cinnamon and brown sugar. Cook until the apples are soft (6-7 minutes) and be sure to stir frequently.
- Spread the apple mixture over the challah bread. You can bake it right away, but we suggest covering the pan with foil and making it Christmas morning. Whenever you decide, it will turn out great.
- Preheat the oven to 356 °F (180 °C), bake with aluminum foil for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes. Serve it with maple syrup.
Egg and bacon toast cups
Our next idea is for bacon and egg lovers! You can prepare everything in advance and just bake it in the morning to serve a warm and tasty dish! We suggest making bread cups to put bacon, egg and cheese in! We are sure that the beautiful way of serving will appeal to everyone! Now see how to make them!
- 6 slices of toasted bread
- 6 medium eggs
- 40g hard cheese of your choice
- 6 thin slices of bacon
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Prepare the necessary ingredients and preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Trim the edges of the bread – cut off the crusts.
- Roll the bread thinly with a rolling pin.
- Divide the bread into a muffin tin to form cups. If you are using a metal tin, grease it with butter.
- Grate the cheese coarsely, place it in each bread cup.
- Add a slice of bacon to each cup.
- Break 1 egg on top of the bacon (you can break the egg in a glass first and then carefully pour it into the bread and bacon cup).
- Salt and pepper the eggs.
- Place the tin in the oven, preheated to 356°F (180°C), and bake the eggs in the bread cups to the desired degree – 20-25 minutes.
More tasty ideas to try
A great idea, which you can also make in advance, is to make a cheese platter. Include several types of cheese, soft and hard, add 1-2 types of salami, prosciutto. Choose crackers and seasonal or dried fruits and arrange them beautifully, too! Finish with nuts – walnuts, almonds or other that are your family’s favorites! This cheeseboard is sure to elicit a number of compliments and whet the appetite of anyone who catches a glimpse of it!
We also offer you a great, easy recipe for an alcohol-free Christmas punch that is suitable for the whole family! See how to make it below:
- 3 cups (700 ml) pomegranate juice
- 2 cups (480 ml) orange juice
- 1 cup (240 ml) pineapple juice
- а piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups (480 ml) sparkling apple juice
- In a large jug, mix the pomegranate, orange and pineapple juice. Add the chopped ginger and leave to stand overnight (or at least 12 hours).
- When ready to serve, fill a glass halfway with the fruit juice and top up with the sparkling apple cider.
Ideas to surprise the kids with
It’s great if you prepare some snacks to pleasantly surprise the little ones and whet their appetite. It would even be great if you include them in the preparations before the Christmas brunch! Here are some easy and creative ideas to try!
Christmas fruit skewers
Delicious mini burgers
Crostini with different toppings
Cinnamon roll Christmas tree