Brunch is a beloved meal year-round, and the holidays are a time to make it extra special. Get creative and go all-out with a festive flair — Christmas only comes around once a year!
Not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered. Whether you feast before or after opening gifts, these Christmas brunch ideas are sure to make your morning magical.
It All Starts with a Plan
Before we hop into tasty recipes, let’s start with the most important thing: a plan.
The holidays are full of planning. Fortunately, planning a Christmas brunch can be super easy and stress-free. All you need to do is answer a few questions:
- Will it be more formal, with people seated at the table?
- Or casual, with people sitting around the living room?
- Will you be doing the cooking?
- Or will it be a potluck?
Once you’ve got a basic plan in mind, the rest falls into place.
Hosting Christmas Brunch
Send the Invites
Once you’ve decided to host brunch, invite people! This could be as simple as sending a text message or social media event invite.
Pro Tip: If you really want to up the ante, add an optional dress code! Perhaps you request that everyone show up in festive pajamas, wear crazy holiday socks, or don an ugly sweater.
Deck the Halls
You’ve invited people and now the time has come to decorate. This step is easy since you’ve probably already got your holiday decor out on display. You can leave it at that, or opt for a few extra touches like:
- A festive tablecloth to set the mood
- Themed utensils and serveware (think: gold or red and green)
- Fun costume accessories such as headbands or hats
Set the Stage
The time has arrived! Create a cozy atmosphere by turning on your Christmas lights, lighting some scented candles, and turning on some background music.
You could even set up a coffee and juice bar to welcome guests as they arrive.
5 Christmas Brunch Recipe Ideas You’ll Want to Try
Now on to the best part — the recipes! Some of the best memories are made when we make something for the people we love and enjoy it together.
That just leaves one question: What will you bring to the table? We’ve got some suggestions we’re sure you’ll love.
You can’t go wrong with a classic. Gingersnap cookies are crisp, yet chewy, and full of flavorful spices like cinnamon, molasses and clove. They’re the perfect bite-sized treat to have on-hand for holiday brunch.
Our Gingersnap Cookies recipe kit makes the process easy with pre-measured ingredients and easy-to-read instructions delivered right to your door!
Is there anything better than the smell of sweet cinnamon drifting through the house? Cinnamon rolls are one of those morning treats that often come with fond memories.
Keep it classic and top them with vanilla icing, or add some pecans and maple glaze for some rich, nutty flavor.
Maple Pumpkin Pie
Speaking of maple…
It’s never a bad time to have some pie, and pumpkin pie is perfect for Christmas brunch. Not too sweet and not too plain, our easy Maple Pumpkin Pie recipe is just right. With a side of hot coffee, it’s simply delightful.
It’s not quite a figgy pudding, but bread pudding is still perfect for holiday brunch. It’s warm, comforting and full of that nut-and-fruit flavor combination the season is known for.
Pro Tip: Opt for in-season fruits like oranges or cranberries to make it extra festive.
Dark Chocolate Chai Truffles
Chai is a flavor profile we see year-round, and it’s extra delicious during the holidays. The blend of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, and star anise create a cozy feeling that’s perfect for Christmastime.
Our hassle-free Dark Chocolate Chai Truffles recipe combines the richness of dark chocolate with a warming spice blend for a decadent bite-sized treat.
Christmas brunch might just be your new favorite tradition. Make the most of it with no-mess, no-fuss recipes from BāKIT Box so you can spend more time bonding with loved ones.
Want to share the love? BāKIT Box kits make great all-inclusive gifts for bakers of all skill levels. Just choose your recipe, tell us where to send it, and we’ll take care of the rest!