Holiday Brunch Recipes

Big Blueberry Muffins | ZoeBakes | photo by Zoë François

One of my favorite ways to celebrate just about every holiday is with a big brunch. It’s the perfect meal for combining all kinds of sweet and savory flavors, and putting together a beautiful spread. This list includes some of my favorite brunch recipes that are perfect for celebrations any time of year.

This recipe is for raspberry swirl bread that starts with Bake From Scratch magazine's Do-It-All dough. The dough is so versatile—you can use it for everything from deep dish pizza to cinnamon rolls.
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Cinnamon rolls are a classic breakfast treat for any special occasion. You'll be surprised how easy this recipe is to make, and the resulting cinnamon rolls are pillowy and delicious, with the perfect amount of cinnamon and sweetness.
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Perfect blueberry muffins are studded with fruit, with blueberries in every bite. It should have a crunchy streusel top and be tender inside. These blueberry muffins deliver on all of these.
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This Apple Almond Galette is just an apple pie without the plate or a top crust. So, it’s even easier to make than pie and, I think, just as beautiful in a fruit forward, rustic way. The pie crust recipe makes two galettes, but you can always freeze one disk for later. I have also made this tart in a tart pan using my tart dough or even sugar cookie dough (great way to use up scraps).
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This fanciful holiday bread is from Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day, and it is one of the prettiest, easiest and most sensational breads to make for a family gathering or work party.
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These jelly filled doughnuts are served during Hanukkah. The pillowy fried dough can be filled to your liking, and jelly is the classic option. Dip them in ganache or glaze for a little extra sweetness and a picturesque look.
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This lemon Bundt cake is perfect. It is the most delicate texture and rich flavor. I had rather small lemons and wanted it to be an intense flavor, so I added more zest. I also had a chunk of ginger on hand, so I added it to the lemon soaking syrup, but otherwise the recipe is all Sarabeth. 
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This is my twist on the classic with chocolate tucked in homemade biscuits. I've baked them as individual Monkey Bread Muffins to make them even more festive for a party or Sunday brunch.
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I've spread Nutella on just about everything, but one of my favorites is freshly baked banana bread. In an "aha! moment" I decided to swirl the nutella right into the batter and bake them together. I'm not claiming to have discovered this combo, but I believe this may be the tastiest pairing ever there was.
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Now that brunch is covered, let’s not forget about holiday dessert!

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3 thoughts to “Holiday Brunch Recipes”

  1. Every time I make one of your recipes, my husband and friends rave about the dessert (so far, I’ve only made your dessert recipes). I am planning a New Year’s Day brunch and will be trying a number of these, including the breads. I am older than you and have been baking a very long time. Your recipes are truly the best. Thank you for teaching me how to be a better and better baker this late in life!

  2. I am going to try your lemon bundt cake. And I am also going to do the muffins. I make your bread
    in 5 minutes all of the time. I also give it away as gifts. Thank you so much from a 74 year young
    woman loves to cook. I am going to make the Blueberry Muffins.
    I wanted to tell you that I make the apple bundt cake with the hard cider and used some apple
    crisp and one other apple. It was marvelous.

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