Christmas Brunch Recipes

Eggs Benedict Casserole. Mini Cinnamon Rolls. Milk Punch.

I’ve gathered a few of my favorite Christmas Brunch recipes to share with you in one place. And just to make things super easy, I added a grocery list. I thought since I’m writing down a list of ingredients for our Christmas brunch, why not share with you?

Hands down, this is the most popular recipe on the blog.

Eggs Benedict Casserole

I started making it every Christmas morning a couple years back when Kristi first shared it with me. It’s best to make the casserole a day ahead then just pop it in the oven Christmas morning. Perfect. Fancy. Easy.

The Hollandaise sauce is just amazing.

Kristi’s Egg Benedict Casserole

10-12 oz. Canadian bacon * 6 (full) English muffins *12 eggs * 2 c milk * 1 t onion powder * paprika * 1 stick butter * 1/2 c heavy cream * 2 t lemon juice * 1 t Dijon mustard

Grease a large (deep) pan. Cube  10-12 ounces Canadian bacon and 6 English muffins. Distribute evenly.

Beat: 8  large eggs, 2 c. milk, and 1 t. onion powder. Spread evenly over the muffin/bacon mixture. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Let sit in fridge 8 hours. Bake covered at 375 degrees for about 30-40 minutes. Remove foil, then bake an additional 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven, let stand for 5 minutes.

While the casserole is baking, prepare the Hollandaise sauce. Melt 1 stick of butter. Allow to cool slightly. Then beat 4 egg yolks and add to butter. Beat again. Next add 1/2 cup heavy cream and 2 T. lemon juice. Beat til smooth. Heat the mixture in microwave for 1 – 2 minutes, beating every 20 seconds. Stir in 1 t. Dijon mustard.

Dribble over plated casserole. Mmmmm.

I discovered Mini Cinnamon Rolls on Pinterest. And they are wonderful. (Pinterest success!) Turn out great every time.

Takes about 15 minutes to whip these up …

Erika Beth’s Mini Cinnies

1 can of Pillsbury crescent rolls * 4 T brown sugar * 1 t cinnamon * 1 T butter * 1 T flour * 1/2 c powdered sugar * 1 T heavy cream

Melt butter in a small bowl. Then mix in brown sugar, cinnamon and flour. Unroll dough on counter top, press seams together. Spoon sugar mixture on dough, then roll up, place on cookie sheet and slice with a dull knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 – 11 minutes. (Check often and pull out at desired consistency.)

While the rolls are baking, mix powdered sugar and cream in a bowl with a fork. You want the icing to be thick. Add a dash of salt.  When the rolls are finished baking, let them cool about 1 minute. Transfer to plate and spoon icing on rolls.

 Now, mimosas are wonderful.  And Poinsettias (champagne + cranberry juice), in particular, are so pretty but why not try Milk Punch ?

We’ve made this our Christmas brunch tradition. It’s so fantastic. The recipe is from a gorgeous, old restaurant here in Austin called Green Pastures. Sprinkled with freshly grated nutmeg, it’s simply divine.

Green Pastures Milk Punch

3 cups vanilla ice cream * 1 1/2 cups milk * 1/2 cup bourbon * 1/4 cup white rum * 1 jigger brandy * 3 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in blender til smooth. Pop in freezer about 20 minutes. Pour in glasses and grate fresh nutmeg atop.

Ready for that grocery store run? Here you go!

10-12 ounces Canadian bacon * 6 English muffins * 1 dozen eggs * milk * 2 lemons * onion powder (optional) * paprika (optional) * Dijon mustard * 1 can crescent rolls * brown sugar * cinnamon * 1 lb butter * flour * powdered sugar * heavy cream * fresh fruit * Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla * bourbon * white rum * brandy


If you have a Christmas brunch recipe you love, please include a link and share! 

PS. Just for fun, here are a few other options:

If your family loves pancakes, this Gingerbread Pancake recipe from Austin’s own Magnolia Cafe is a sure winner. You can make the batter ahead and pull it out Christmas morning. Easy. Delicious. Crowd-pleasing. And there’s a how-to video here I just know you’ll love. Cute, little college girls making pancakes to the happy tunes of Jack Johnson.

Banana Nut Muffins {with chocolate chips} … these are a staple in our house. Batter is sitting in the fridge. Make one or twelve. Delicious every time.