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Christmas Brunch Menu Ideas

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
  • Bacon
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Blueberry Pecan Pancake Bread Pudding
  • Bloody Mary’s
  • Coffee

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.

Christmas Brunch Ideas and Menu

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.

Spinach & Feta Quiche is a great addition to Christmas Brunch Menu.

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.

Easy to make ahead Blueberry Bread Pudding Recipe is a great Christmas Brunch Idea

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.

Yield: 8 servings

Blueberry Bread Pudding Recipe

Blueberry Bread Pudding Recipe

Easy breakfast or brunch recipe that can be prepared a day in advance of cooking.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 8 Frozen Homestyle Pancake (cut in half)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 cups Half & Half
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 - 6 oz. package fresh blueberries (washed & dried)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • reserve additional blueberries & pecans for garnish
  • Optional - 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Optional - Honey to taste


  1. Grease an 8 x 8 square baking dish.
  2. Cut each pancake in half
  3. Place cut side down in the baking dish, making two rows of pancakes
  4. Sprinkle fresh blueberries and pecans in between pancakes.
  5. Whisk together eggs, half & half, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  6. Pour mixture over pancakes.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for a min. of 4 hours. Preferably overnight.
  8. The next day, remove the dish from the refrigerator and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until bubbling hot in the center.
  10. Remove from oven and set for 10 minutes before serving.
  11. Garnish with fresh blueberries and pecans.
  12. Serve hot.
  13. Optional topping - mix sour cream with honey to taste.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 465Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 195mgSodium 531mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 2gSugar 27gProtein 12g

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Yummy Bread Pudding Recipe for Christmas Brunch Menu

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”!

The BEST Peach Baked French Toast Recipe

Another great sweet recipe is this German Chocolate Upside Down Cake.

Cocktail Time

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.

Cocktail ideas for Christmas Brunch Menu

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.

Christmas Brunch Ideas and Christmas Brunch Menu

This is from The 2020 Brunch and I look forward to updating photo’s for 2021!

Thank you!

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!

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Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas and New Year's!! Thanks for all that you bring to us throughout the year!!


Thursday 23rd of December 2021

Beverly, I really appreciate you comments. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas!


Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

Thank you for taking the time, for sharing your yummy recipes. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.


Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

Edna, Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!

Margie Clements

Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

Sounds yummy! I wish you and your family a Very Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! Remember as always the reason of the season 🎄


Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

Margie, Thanks for all your sweet compliments. Have a blessed and safe Merry Christmas.

Ahna Fulmer

Tuesday 21st of December 2021

Thanks so much for sharing my baked peach French toast recipe! I am actually making that this year for Christmas! Merry Christmas friend!


Tuesday 21st of December 2021

Ahna, It was my pleasure.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 2nd of January 2021

Your brunch looks fabulous Rachel. I would like to share it on my weekly blog post.

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Saturday 2nd of January 2021

Kim, Thanks so much.

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