16 Holiday Brunch Recipes Your Family Will Love

  1. bread pudding

    Savory Sausage and Cheddar Bread Pudding

    Bread pudding is usually sweet, but it can be made savory too. This version, brimming with sweet pork sausage and sharp cheddar, is deeply flavored with a crisp, golden crust and tender, creamy interior.

  2. caramel french toast

    Drunken Caramel French Toast

    Part booze, part French toast, part bread pudding — how could you go wrong? Plus, it’s the ideal company-for-brunch dish because you assemble it the night before, let it sit in the fridge overnight, then just pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat.

  3. shakshuka


    This wonderful one-skillet dish of eggs poached in a smoky and spicy tomato sauce was brought to Israel by Jewish immigrants from North Africa. It can be served for breakfast, dinner, or anytime in between.

  4. quiche

    Spinach & Gruyère Quiche

    Of all the spinach quiches I’ve tried over the years, this classic French version is my favorite.

  5. sour cream chocolate chip coffee cake

    Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

    Rich and tender from the addition of sour cream, and jam-packed with chocolate chips, this is the kind of old-fashioned, homey cake that appeals to just about everyone — and it’s super-simple.

  6. baked oatmeal

    Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins & Walnuts

    Amish baked oatmeal is made in the oven and has a consistency similar to that of bread pudding. There are endless variations — the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand — but this version filled with tart apples and plump raisins with a crunchy walnut topping is my favorite.

  7. blueberry coffee cake

    Blueberry Coffee Cake (aka Boy Bait)

    Tender, easy to make, and jam-packed with berries, this old-fashioned blueberry coffee cake is updated with lemon zest and a crunchy cinnamon streusel topping.

  8. cinnamon buns

    Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Glaze

    The perfect cinnamon bun: light and tender on the inside, golden and caramelized on the outside and, best of all, quick to make.

  9. crustless broccoli quiche

    Crustless Broccoli Quiche

    Doing away with the crust cuts down on prep time, cook time, and carbs — and everyone knows the cheesy custard is the best part anyway.

  10. cranberry nut bread

    Cranberry Nut Bread

    Sweet, orange-scented and chock-full of cranberries and walnuts, this bread is perfect for the holidays.

  11. chocolate chip scones

    Chocolate Chip Scones

    Sweet, tender and buttery with morsels of melted chocolate within – children (and let’s not forget husbands) absolutely love these scones.

  12. pumpkin bread

    Pumpkin Bread

    My grandmother clipped this recipe from a magazine over 50 years ago, and it’s still as wonderful today as it was back then.

  13. strata

    Spinach & Cheese Strata

    This elegant dish is ideal for entertaining. You do all of the preparation the night before and then let it rest in the fridge overnight. The next morning you simply turn the oven on, place the strata in, and effortlessly wait for brunch to emerge.

  14. chocoholic muffins

    Chocoholic Muffins

    These tender muffins with a double hit of chocolate are perfect for the chocolate lovers in your life.

  15. Chai-Spiced Banana Bread

    Here I’ve taken one of my favorite banana bread recipes and subtly infused it with warm chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.

  16. salad

    Citrus and Pomegranate Fruit Salad

    This salad of oranges, grapefruits and pomegranate seeds is the perfect antidote to all the overindulgence of the holidays. The fruits are soaked in their own juices, which makes a refreshing (not to mention gorgeous) magenta syrup that you’ll want to drink straight from the bowl.

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