12 Christmas Brunch Ideas That Make For The Perfect Holiday Morning

The holidays are a time for indulgence, with mouthwatering cheese plates, decadent dessert options, and of course plenty of time for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Though we love using our days off to catch up on our Z's, we also can't resist perhaps the most indulgent meal of all: holiday-themed brunch. There's something almost luxurious about cooking up a delicious morning meal in your own home (whether you decide to wait until after everyone opens presents or dive right in is up to you). To start your day on the right foot, these 12 holiday recipes make the perfect festive brunch. Forget frozen waffles and store-brand cereal. Make yourself a five-star quality meal. Just add a piping hot holiday drink, and you'll be good to go.

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Dutch Babies

Pancakes and waffles are typical morning fare, but A Beautiful Mess’ Dutch baby recipe feels so much more fancy — without requiring too much effort.

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Cinnamon Knots

If you’ve got a sweet tooth on your hands, Leaf Parade’s cinnamon knots are the perfect morning treat.

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Broccoli and Cheese Egg Casserole

Who says casserole is just for dinner? BruCrew Life’s eggy version is a savory wonder.

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Mini Monkey Bread Muffins With Eggnog Icing

Monkey bread is already a childhood favorite, but Climbing Grier Mountain’s eggnog-glazed version makes things all the merrier.

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Candy Cane Bagels

Your hometown bagel shop may be the go-to, but Half-Baked Harvest’s candy cane bagels are way more festive.

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Sourdough Breakfast Pizza

While cold leftover pizza may be an amazing breakfast, Crepes of Wrath’s sourdough egg pizza is simply gourmet.

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Simple Spinach Fritatta

To feed a crowd, Love and Lemons’ spinach frittata is a simple, satisfying option.

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Gingerbread Granola

Add some Greek yogurt to Cookie and Kate’s sweet gingerbread granola for a healthy yet festive breakfast.

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Slow Cooker Sausage, Hash Brown & Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

Take your potato, egg, and cheese fix to the next level with Brown Eyed Baker’s scrumptious morning casserole.

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Baked Pretzel Doughnuts

OK, doughnuts may not be the most healthy breakfast choice. But don’t these baked pretzel doughnuts by A Cozy Kitchen sound like the tastiest way to start the day?

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Baked Apples Stuffed with Cinnamon Date Pecan Oatmeal

Forget the boring rolled oats. Oh She Glows’ spiced oatmeal and baked apples make a comforting yet perfectly nourishing meal.

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Brown Butter Banana Bread

Banana bread is a no-fail classic that you can make ahead of time. Joy the Baker’s recipe is sure to become a favorite.

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