Holiday Brunch Ideas: From Sweet to Savory

Brunch is always great. But holiday brunches? We’re talking next-level noshing. Holiday brunches have a much more casual pace than formal holiday dinners, leaving plenty of time for socializing over a variety of delicious delights. On top of that, brunch is so versatile that it can appeal to every appetite. From classic breakfast items to flavorful sweets to mouthwatering savory dishes, brunch has something for everyone!

Ready to take your holiday brunch ideas up a notch? This bunch of brunch options will definitely make your guests merry.

Breakfast Classics

The base of a good holiday brunch is the classic breakfast. These recipes deliver delicious flavors you know and love but with a festive flair to feed that holiday appetite.

Holiday Pancakes


An instant hit with the kids, these holiday pancakes take the shape of Santa or snowmen (or both!) and are bursting with possibilities. Starting with a fluffy pancake base, Santa's hat or the snowman’s scarf can be made out of raspberries. Add some trim with Extra Creamy Reddi-wip®, and top it off with blueberries or chocolate chips for eyes and buttons.

PB&J Stuffed Vegan French Toast


This tasty twist on classic French toast is sure to be a big hit. Dripping with gooey peanut butter goodness, this dish starts by making a regular peanut butter and jelly sandwich with Earth Balance® creamy coconut & peanut spread. Next, the concoction is dipped into a flaxseed mixture and cooked until a perfect golden brown. The result is a scrumptious treat sure to please vegans and non-vegans alike.

Stuffed Eggnog French Toast


If you like your French toast with a bit of the nog, this recipe is for you. Cream cheese and Reddi-wip provide a rich and creamy filling, and a dash of eggnog provides an undeniable holiday taste. The entire thing is topped with Log Cabin® syrup, providing an indulgent treat fit for a holiday feast.

Spicy Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes & Chiles


No brunch would be complete without a classic egg dish. Spice it up a skosh with this delicious combo of juicy tomatoes and zesty peppers. Add them both in one simple step with a can of RO*TEL® hot diced tomatoes with habaneros.

Savory Selections

While breakfast classics are a great start, brunch wouldn’t be complete without some savory selections. These holiday brunch ideas will round out your menu and please the whole crowd: the naughty, the nice, and everybody in between!

Vegan Deviled Potato Bites


These perfectly tender potatoes are stuffed full of a savory filling made from chickpeas, tahini, and Dijon mustard. The result is a unique burst of complementary flavors that makes these the perfect side dish for a holiday brunch. A quick dash of paprika and chives adds a refined finishing touch.

Smoked Turkey, Cheddar & Apple Salad


The tart bite of Granny Smith apples combines with the creamy sharpness of cheddar cubes to produce a flavorful salad. It's all topped with Wish-Bone® balsamic vinaigrette, which provides the perfect combination of sweet and tart to make this dish really pop.

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Tart


This savory treat combines the rich flavor of heirloom tomatoes with the light and fresh taste of zucchini. The crust uses Earth Balance Soy-Free Buttery Sticks, making this an excellent option for vegan guests.

Hash Brown Casserole


You can’t go wrong with the classic breakfast flavors of cheese and sausage! This simple yet hearty hash brown casserole is an instant hit, and a flavorful choice like Tennessee Pride® sausage can make it even better.

Mini Cornbread Stratas with Ham, Tomato & Asparagus


Ham is a classic holiday favorite, and these mini stratas combine the traditional flavor of ham with a more unique twist.

Irresistible Sweets

Of course, our holiday brunch ideas have to include a full suite of sweets to tempt guests back for maybe just ONE more bite before the party winds down. Make your holiday brunch a festively memorable meal by serving some of these unforgettably sweet dishes.

1 Bowl Vegan Banana Bread


If you’ve been up all night cooking, the last thing you want is a dessert dish that takes a lot of work. This banana bread is a crowd-pleaser, using both dairy-free buttery spread and Glutino® gluten-free all-purpose baking flour. As if that’s not great enough, it also only uses a single bowl!

French Apple Tart Crumble


Featuring both Granny Smith and gala apples, this dish is a divine combination of sweet and tart. The crumble topping adds some texture to the gooey apples dripping in a cinnamon and sugar mixture. The flavors of allspice, nutmeg, and cloves bring out the holiday spirit with every bite.

To make your holiday brunch table as magical as the season, choose a combination of breakfast classics, savory options, and tempting sweets. Guests who are happily fed will laugh, linger, and enjoy the friendly good tidings of the holiday season.

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