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 of holiday brunch recipes includes some of my favorites that are perfect for celebrations any time of year. All of these are wonderful for the fall and winter or a Mother’s Day brunch spread!
Looking for more holiday favorites? Check out these recipes:
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.
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).
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.
A wonderful snack and breakfast treat for fresh blueberries, these blueberry scones are flaky, fluffy and delicious. This recipe makes a giant batch, which is great for sharing. If you want to make a half batch, you may need to reduce the baking time by about 5 minutes.
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.
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.
For this recipe I started with the Master Recipe from my Artisan Bread in FiveMinutes a Day books, then pulled off a piece of dough, rolled in some raisins and pecans, let it rest and scored the top with a super sharp bread knife just before I baked it in a cloche. I love how easy it is to make each loaf your own with whatever mix-ins you're craving!
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.
This delightful apple Dutch baby (also known as a German pancake) is a perfect way to start a weekend morning. It is incredibly easy and requires just a few simple ingredients. Top it off with caramelized apples and you have decadent breakfast or brunch item in no time.
This is the apple tarte tatin I made on the Brunch Bakes episode of Zoë Bakes on Magnolia Network. It is incredibly easy to make. I served this beauty alongside a spinach and cheese souffle, which made for a perfect sweet and savory brunch.