16 Mouthwatering Recipes to Serve for Your Christmas Brunch

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired December 21, 2015

If you’re looking for festive and delicious Christmas morning breakfast or brunch ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We have 16 absolutely decadent options that will please the whole family!

No. 1: Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

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This delicious sour cream coffee cake is topped off with a liberal drizzle of icing – a perfect treat to pair with a steaming cup of coffee while watching the kids tear into their gifts!

No. 2: Eggs in Purgatory

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This warm, comforting spicy egg dish from Scott Conant would be a cheerful dish to prepare for your family on Christmas morning. Scott makes a complex, spicy red sauce, which he pours into serving dishes and adds poached eggs. He tops with parmesan cheese and then cooks in the oven under the broiler.

No. 3: French Toast

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Rocker Sammy Hagar makes a classic French toast and says that you can “be your own boss” when it comes to the toppings, meaning, top it with whatever you like! He likes to go simple with just real maple syrup, but his wife likes to add berries.

No. 4: Creamy Polenta with Poached Eggs

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Bobby Flay serves a perfectly poached egg on a nest of wilted greens over creamy polenta, topped with a drizzle of chili oil. Great, healthy option, and it even features red and green for an extra holiday boost!

No. 5: Tarte Flambé with Softly Scrambled Eggs

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Bobby’s crowd-pleasing breakfast pizza is topped with an herbed crème fraiche, bacon, caramelized onions and goat cheese-and-chili scrambled eggs – yum!

No. 6: Coffee Milk Punch

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This is a cool, refreshing and very festive coffee drink to pour into your favorite punch bowl and serve to your holiday brunch guests!

No. 7: Curtis Stone’s Poached Eggs with Bacon, Avocado and Lime Mojo

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This elegant and flavorful option features poached eggs and a Cuban-inspired spicy mojo sauce served on a bed of crispy bacon on a toasted baguette, with avocado and lime sprinkled above. Delish!

No. 8: Spinach and Ricotta Frittata

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This light and fluffy frittata is another easy holiday breakfast option. It bakes in the oven, so you can sip your coffee and spend time with the family while it cooks.

No. 9: Crispy Eggplant 'Benedict'

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This extremely creative way to serve eggs with eggplant would be perfect to serve at an upscale brunch. First, you make little eggplant parm rounds, then top with prosciutto, wilted greens, a poached egg, and a cheesy béchamel sauce. Yum!

No. 10: Croque Madame

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This rich, French-inspired dish is a perfectly elegant brunch treat. The mouthwatering sandwich is served open-face, and features toast with browned, melted cheese, a fried egg, and a rich French Mornay sauce.

No. 11: Crêpes with Homemade Ricotta and Maple-Strawberry Syrup

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Curtis Stone’s crepes with strawberries are a perfectly light and festive Christmas breakfast or brunch and would make an excellent, elegant option for guests.

No. 12: Giant Skillet Sticky Bun

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This sticky bun is easy to make, so it won’t take you away from holiday festivities for long.

Tip: Use store-bought pizza dough to save even more time!

No. 13: Chef Anne Burrell's Stuffed French Toast

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This truly decadent choice will definitely make spirits bright at your holiday table! Anne makes sandwiches of white bread, grated Gruyere, and a pre-cooked filling that includes tomato, bacon onion and more, then dips them in an egg mixture and grills. She tops with a sunny side up egg and chives – beautiful!

No. 14: David Venable’s Eggs Benedict Bread Pudding

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This is a great make-ahead option – just assemble your casserole the night before and pop it in the oven on Christmas morning! Then make a quick Hollandaise (you can even use a store-bought packet to save time) to pour over before you serve.

No. 15: Bob Harper's Greek Yogurt Waffles

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Try this if you don’t want your healthy habits to be derailed by the holidays. Fitness pro and Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper makes a delicious waffle that is also extremely healthy. He uses rolled oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt and coconut oil, among other ingredients, to make this delicious treat.

No. 16: Richard Blais’ Cinnamon Brioche “French Toast” Skewers

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This fun recipe is a great Christmas morning option to serve to little ones. Richard Blais makes little French toasts that he skewers on cinnamon sticks to infuse even more flavor.

What does your family traditionally eat on Christmas morning? Watch below to see Anne Burrell make her mouthwatering stuffed French toast.

Chef Anne Burrell's Stuffed French Toast

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