We began a new tradition of having Christmas Brunch the first year without my Mom. We had always had Lunch at her house previously. So this was our second year of our new tradition, which included our small family of 4.
So here are some Christmas Brunch Ideas that you will certainly love! It includes a Christmas Brunch Menu, a new recipe as well as some old favorites. It may include a Bloody Mary or two.
We are still experimenting with new recipes for the perfect Brunch. I’ve updated this post from last year’s original publishing date.
The Christmas Brunch Menu 2020
- Spinach & Feta Quiche
- Deviled Eggs
- Blueberry Pecan Pancake Bread Pudding
- Bloody Mary’s
First, just some breakfast basics, such as bacon, coffee and eggs. However, we love my daughter’s deviled eggs and she gladly contributed those to the menu this year.
Main Dish – Christmas Brunch Ideas
Last year, I made a delicious breakfast casserole, however we are exploring new options this year. My friends, Britt and Deb at Vintage Society Co., shared a yummy looking Spinach & Feta Quiche Recipe.
You can see why I quickly ditched my original plans and decided I would try some new Christmas Brunch Ideas.
Another easy main dish recipe that you might enjoy is Brad’s Famous Cheesy Shrimp and Grits recipe. This is a great breakfast recipe.
A favorite Recipe that I forgot about
In addition to Britt and Debs dreamy looking recipe, we are also serving this delicious bread pudding recipe.
I made this several years ago and promptly forgot about it. Has that ever happened to you?
It is definitely a favorite and I can’t wait to have it again. One of the advantages of this recipe is you do all the preparations the day before and then pop into the oven the next morning.
Blueberry Pecan Pancake Bread Pudding
Easy to make ahead of time and pop in oven for a great breakfast
- 8 x 8 baking dish
- 8 Frozen Homestyle Pancakes
- 4 large Eggs
- 2 cups Half & Half
- ½ cup Sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 6 oz Package Fresh Blueberries
- ½ cup chopped pecans
Oil Baking Dish
Slice each pancake in half and arrange with cut flat side down in two snug rows in baking dish
Scatter blueberries and pecans over and in between each pancake
Whisk together remaining ingredients & pour over pancakes
Cover and Chill for 4 hours or overnight
Preheat Oven 350°
Bake 35-40 minutes or until puffed
Let stand for 10 minutes
Sprinkle with remaining blueberries and pecans.
Drizzle with Honey Sour Cream (optional)
This Peach Baked French Toast Recipe is another guest favorite from Ahna at Hammer N Hugs. I decided to add this recipe for our 2021 menu. I served this for some guest in the fall and it was an instant hit. Plus, “it’s so easy even I’ll make it”!
Another great sweet recipe is this German Chocolate Upside Down Cake.
In addition to coffee, we had Bloody Mary’s for Christmas Brunch. I discovered this recipe from Michelle at Thistle Key Lane a few months ago and we plan to give it a try.
If you are not a Bloody Mary fan, you might like to add this Butterfinger Martini Recipe to your Christmas Brunch Menu.
It’s similar to a Chocolate Martini but better.
The meal was so delicious, if I do say so myself.
This is from The 2020 Brunch and I look forward to updating photo’s for 2021!
I appreciate you so much for allowing me into your home each week. I hope you enjoyed today’s Christmas Bruch Ideas and Menu.
This will be my last post until after Christmas! As we end the year, I’ll be taking a look back at some of the highlights from this past year of blogging.
If you have been following from the beginning or just recently joined me, I hope you will enjoy all my adventures.
My wish for you is a joyful, safe and happy Christmas!