There’s nothing like easing into Christmas morning with a cup of hot coffee and the aromas of a special brunch wafting from the kitchen. But if you haven’t already planned that meal, don’t worry. There are plenty of recipes that you can still pull together for tomorrow’s mid-morning feast.
Oatmeal Pancakes with Blackberry Crush: Oats add great flavor, texture and a little nutritional boost to almost any baked good, including these plump, tender pancakes.
Overnight French Toast Casserole: Assemble this decadent casserole before you go to bed tonight, and it’ll be an easy centerpiece to your Christmas brunch.
Cranberry-Orange Compote: This easy compote is a perfect holiday topping for french toast or pancakes.
Southwestern Hash: Ellie’s healthy hash is a flavorful and hearty accompaniment to eggs.
Perfect Scrambled Eggs: Creamy scrambled eggs are always a treat. Find out the secrets to getting them just right every time from Michael Symon.
Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps: For a non-alcoholic peppermint hot chocolate, just add a few drops of peppermint oil, or simply garnish a cup of hot cocoa with a peppermint stick.
Cranberry-Raspberry Upside Down Cake: This beautiful cake is a festive addition to the Christmas table. With a heaping amount of fruit, it counts as a brunch item!
AKA Get It, Shorty
When I was growing up, every year around the holidays my eccentric great-uncle would share a box of shortbread cookies with my brother and me as we sat in the living room while he smoked his pipe. Those dense cookies were so rich, so buttery and so great with hot chocolate. Now, when I pass all the lit Christmas trees in my neighbors’ windows on my evening walk with the dog, I crave shortbread. I want that buttery, rich taste, and I want it all winter long.
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