It’s the morning we await all year long. The day we wake before the sun, stay in pajamas, spin a record of our favorite Christmas tunesOpens in new tab, and ignite a candle to light the way for magic ahead. Today—the most wonderful time of year—is here, now, and worth embracing in its fullness.
Although brunch is staple year-round, there’s something extra special about Christmas brunch. Below, we’re sharing a few dishes we turn to, year after year, to begin December 25th with nostalgic flavors right at home.
Enriched dough filled with caramelized brown sugar and cinnamon, then twisted into a star shape.
From Breakfast Basics—Zoë Bakes with Zoë François
Sautéed onions, mushrooms, and spinach with Swiss cheese and eggs baked into a comforting pie crust.
Warm cinnamon rolls with a rich, nutty flavor topped with a decadent icing and ground pistachios. Tip: You can prepare these the night before, then pop in the oven the next day for an easy early-morning breakfast.
From Cooking for the Crew—Ranch to Table with Elizabeth Poett
Strong-brewed coffee shaken with a spiced milk and topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.
Oven-roasted vegetables paired with baked eggs and tomatillo salsa for a burst of fresh, hearty flavor.
From Brunch with the Boys—Ranch to Table with Elizabeth Poett
A holiday favorite—phyllo dough layered with chopped nuts and a medley of warm spices, then coated in orange-infused honey syrup.
Egg-dipped brioche bread coated in a caramel crunch, then served with strawberries and powdered sugar for good measure.
Sweet and spicy yolk filling piped into a hard-boiled egg, then topped with crispy bacon bits for a flavorful crunch.
From Cooking for a Crowd: Recipes for Entertaining—Appetizers: Deviled Eggs, Citrus Guacamole with Charles Hunter III
It’s our hope these recipes help start your Christmas morning on a sweet (or savory) note! To bring home a few kitchen mainstays Jo uses on her cooking show, Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, explore our Gristmill Collection.