One of the best things about the holiday season is that no matter where you go, there is delicious food everywhere. Bite-sized appetizers are being passed around at every holiday bash, cookie exchanges are taking place at the office and, where there’s a weekend, there’s a potluck. With all that in mind, Christmas morning should be no exception. Whether you’re kicking your feet up for the day or have to bustle around to visit loved ones, sitting down with the fam for a yummy brunch is the perfect way to get things started. We’ve got 17 nom-worthy recipes that will make your tummy rumble.

Skillet Sweet Potato and Kale Hash Christmas Brunch Recipe Idea

1. Skillet Sweet Potato and Kale Hash: Nothing delivers at brunch quite like a skillet full of hearty and savory goodness. This satisfying 30-minute hash is packed with sweet and garlicky flavors, then topped off with silky runny eggs. (via Jar of Lemons)

Coffee-Spiced Persimmon Pancakes Christmas Brunch Recipe Idea

2. Coffee-Spiced Persimmon Pancakes: When you think fruit, you think summertime — but the persimmon is all about fall. These luscious pancakes are laced with nutmeg, cinnamon and a hit of coffee… making them a perfect contender for Christmas morning nosh. (via Carolyn’s Pantry)

Grain-Free Biscuits and Gravy Christmas Brunch Recipe Idea

3. Grain-Free Biscuits and Gravy: If you thought it impossible to give this Southern special a healthy makeover, we’ve got good news. Grain-free biscuits sit atop a lightened-up sausage gravy in this brunch classic. So go ahead, spoon some extra gravy onto your plate. (via Simple Roots Wellness)

Eggnog French Toast With Orange Butter Christmas Brunch Recipe Idea

4. Eggnog French Toast With Orange Butter: As far as seasonal flavors go, nothing screams Christmas louder than eggnog. This festive French toast is slathered with a two-step honey orange butter, then drizzled with maple syrup to create a sweet stack that will blow your mind. (via Chef de Home)

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers Christmas Recipe Idea

5. Breakfast Stuffed Peppers: If you know you’re in for a hectic Christmas morning, these make-ahead stuffed peppers are exactly what you need. These crowd-pleasers are packed with a sausage and sweet potato hash topped with an egg and baked to perfection. (via Fit Foodie Finds)

Sweet Potato Pie Dutch Baby Christmas Brunch Recipe Idea

6. Sweet Potato Pie Dutch Baby: This perfectly light and airy Dutch baby will surely have your family swooning at brunch this Christmas. With a base that tastes just like sweet potato pie, this bad boy offers up all of those wintery warm spices we crave. (via Half Baked Harvest)

Galaxy Oats Christmas Brunch Recipe Idea

7. Galaxy Oats: If you’re looking to impress your fam with some major WOW factor, this bowl of oats is out of this world. Not only is this dish a total stunner, but it’s packed with nutritional ingredients like blueberries, almond butter and chia seeds. Feast with your eyes and dig in. (via Discover Delicious)


8. Sweet Potato Crusted Leek and Chorizo Quiche: No matter what the occasion, quiche is always a winner at brunch. It’s pretty much impossible to pass on a soft and spongy flavor bomb made of eggs and cheese. When you add salty chorizo and tangy leeks to the mix — look out. (via Sam’s Kitchen)


9. Christmas-Spiced Chestnut Cinnamon Buns and Cream Cheese Frosting: One of the best things about cinnamon buns, besides their irresistible sweetness and stickiness, is their portability and convenience. These gems are rolled with nuts, mincemeat and warming spices. (via They Called It the Diamond Blog)


10. Gluten-Free Breakfast Enchiladas: Wake your family up with these fluffy and spicy GF enchiladas. They’re smothered with an ooey gooey buttermilk cheese sauce, baked to perfection and garnished with crumbled bacon and fresh veggies because, you know, balance. (via Bless Her Heart Y’all)


11. Christmas Pancakes With Candy Cane Chocolate Syrup: This colorful stack of pancakes is as merry as brunch can get. Drizzled with a minty chocolate sauce and garnished with candy canes, these fluffy pancakes will easily become a Christmas tradition the family longs for all year long. (via Raspberri Cupcakes)


12. Spiralized Breakfast Casserole: Tasty casseroles don’t have to be bad for you — and this one is proof. Put your spiralizer to use with this hearty and delish brunch option. It’s jammed with wholesome ingredients and falls into the Paleo, GF, low carb *and* low cal categories. (via Skinny Fitalicious)

13. Panettone Baked French Toast: If you think French toast is the way to go this Christmas, make it easy on yourself with this glorious breakfast bake. Panettone brings a classic Italian flare to simple French toast that will fill bellies and warm the soul. (via The Breakfast Drama Queen)


14. Corned Beef Hash Tortilla Cups: Christmas morning can be pretty hectic. Having a brunch option that is fuss-free yet substantial is key, and these hash-filled tortilla cups are the perfect solution. Filled with beef, proteins, veggies and melty cheese, you can put them together in a jiffy. (via Baked by an Introvert)


15. Orange and Pink Peppercorn Rolls With Orange Glaze and Pomegranate Seeds: These holiday-inspired cinnamon rolls are a thing of beauty. The zesty and peppery filling brings a unique spin to this sweet treat, with a brightly flavored orange glaze that will tickle your tastebuds. (via Cravings in Amsterdam)


16. Gluten-Free French Bread Ham Breakfast Strata: This convenient and mouth-watering strata will become the only option during the holidays. With layers of your fave breakfast staples, this casserole can be made ahead to ease any stress. (via Cotter Crunch)


17. Chorizo Butternut Pizza Hash With Baked Eggs: A healthy brunch bake that tastes like pizza — what’s *not* to love? This swoon-worthy blend will have everyone begging for seconds. Ready in just 20 minutes, it’s Paleo + Whole30 friendly too. (via Paleo Running Momma)

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