A Collection of Christmas Brunch Recipes

by Magnolia
Published on December 12, 2023

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.


Star Bread

Enriched dough filled with caramelized brown sugar and cinnamon, then twisted into a star shape.

From Breakfast Basics—Zoë Bakes with Zoë François

Star bread on a white plate against a black counter.

Mushroom, Spinach & Swiss Cheese Quiche

Sautéed onions, mushrooms, and spinach with Swiss cheese and eggs baked into a comforting pie crust.

From Perfect Picnic Quiche—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

A quiche inside a white pie dish.

Pistachio Cinnamon Rolls

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

A fresh cinnamon roll sits on a wooden board next to pistachios and cinnamon sticks.

Snickerdoodle Coffee

Strong-brewed coffee shaken with a spiced milk and topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

From Sweet and Savory Breakfast—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

Snickerdoodle-flavored coffee inside a glass mug.

Rustic Baked Eggs With Roasted Vegetables and Tomatillo Salsa

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

Baked eggs sitting in a skillet with vegetables and tomatillo sauce.


A holiday favorite—phyllo dough layered with chopped nuts and a medley of warm spices, then coated in orange-infused honey syrup.

From A Family Tradition—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

Baklava sprinkled with chopped nuts sits in a pan.

Crunch French Toast

Egg-dipped brioche bread coated in a caramel crunch, then served with strawberries and powdered sugar for good measure.

From Brunch—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

French toast garnished with powdered sugar and strawberries on a white plate.

Butter Whipped Deviled Eggs with Spicy and Crispy Bacon

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

Deviled eggs topped with bacon sit on a tray.

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.

Find more well-loved recipes from Jo and friends on Magnolia Network—or in all three volumes of Jo’s cookbook, Magnolia Table.