Looking for a Christmas brunch menu for your get together in December, well we have a bunch of easy breakfast recipes and sweet treats to choose from! Start early to create your perfect sweet and savory Christmas breakfast menu for your guests, and save some time using your pressure cooker and crockpot too! (affiliate links present, originally published 12/19)
When I buy unique sweet treats I swear by Goldbelly (you can get $25 off your order too) for cakes, cookies, bagels and more. If you want to make everything yourself I have recipes below. Take a peek and pick a few, then let us know which ones were your favorite or another one we should add to our list!
Christmas main dish
I think you need some sort of protein unless you’re hosting all vegetarian guests. Don’t assume you have to go with traditional though. We love a roasted duck and have even in a pinch cooked a frozen duck to tender.
- Like this pressure cooker turkey breast if you just want a little meat available.
- Our Instant Pot ham and Ninja Foodi ham with a brown sugar pineapple glaze are great on Christmas Day.
- Pressure cooker turkey
- Sheet pan turkey takes just one hour to cook
- Prime rib is always a favorite too
A new favorite of ours is this dutch oven tri tip recipe!
Christmas brunch menu recipes
What is really fun if you have a large bunch of people coming over is to make a bar of some sort. Something as simple as a toast bar can be cheap but really fun! First you make a bunch of toast in the oven and have things like; avocado, cream cheese, poached eggs, jams, jellies……
- Caramel pumpkin monkey bread is well let’s just say amazing!
- Quick cinnamon rolls using crescent rolls are always a win next to a batch of donut muffins.
- Cinnamon roll breakfast bake is popular, or make a tray of ww 2 ingredient bagels
If you want a pretty and yummy centerpiece, make our cinnamon bread wreath this year.
Christmas Breakfast Buffet
I think even for breakfast you should offer savory and sweet options for everyone. Typically it’s going to last beyond the start of the day and almost into lunch too. A nice cross is to make slow cooker oatmeal and offer sweet and savory oatmeal options on the side.
This pull apart pigs in a blanket bread is so cute and easy to eat with a large crowd too.
- Cranberry apple cobbler is great served along side this 1 minute Instant Pot cranberry sauce
- Tons of other cranberry recipes here for Christmas morning treats
- Our moist zucchini bread recipe is always a great classic breakfast.
- We love pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
These air fryer cinnamon rolls sticky buns are the bomb iwth eggs benedict.
Christmas Brunch Party
Of course if you’re looking for December Instant Pot recipes we have a lot. Several area listed here but if that is all you’re interested in then that post is for you.
Here we have dishes made in the oven and air fryer too. It’s a variety, but sometimes you just want pressure cooker everything.
- Pumpkin zucchini muffins are amazing and apple zucchini muffins mix two veggies in one sweet treat.
- This crinkle cookies recipe is fun and you can make them red and green for Christmas cookies.
Make a homemade waffles bar with all the toppings anyone would want for more fun too.
Christmas Breakfast Bar
- Make a pot of Instant Pot oatmeal or pressure cooker breakfast quinoa and have a variety of baked oatmeal toppings on the side to choose from like:
- fresh fruit
- huckleberry jam
- raisins/dried fruit
What do you serve for a Christmas Brunch
Biggest thing you want to think of is you want to make it fun, and for all ages. The thing that has been the biggest hit for us is to make a few bars of sorts. Like a breakfast bar with items from below, then swap out for later to a mashed potato bar along with your main dish.
Have ALL things that people can top with so everyone can create their own perfect side dish. Cheeses, chives, sour cream, bacon bits, I mean taters go with all sorts of things. Know what I mean??
- You could make a breakfast bar with bagels, bread and english muffins alongside:
Then make another area where people can dress up their simple overnight oats! Have different types of fruit, brown sugar available.
- Create a coffee bar with a pot of regular and decaf with lots of fixins like these:
We have made mini air fryer pumpkin pie for guests which are super cute.
For fun make a fruit bar! Have slices of different fruits with this cherry cheesecake dip in the middle. It’s a fun conversation piece.
Christmas Brunch Buffet Ideas
- Here’s a sweet potato breakfast casserole to enjoy
- you can pop it in the oven and have it ready in no time to feed a crowd
- This is how to make the perfect quinoa in your Instant Pot or on the stove, make sweet or savory
- A batch of Instant Pot poached eggs are good. Make a toast bar with avocado and all the fixings for fun.
- Pecan sticky buns are easy using crescent rolls
Our air fryer baked brie is so incredible I can hardly explain it to you. You’ll have to try it for yourself.
- Instant Pot cheesecake is always a winner with guests
- Cherry cheesecake monkey bread is wonderful and you can choose any fruit flavor you like.
- Apple monkey bread is amazing using fresh diced apples
- This Instant Pot apple crisp is amazing, I also have a crockpot version below under slow cooker Christmas breakfast recipes.
Christmas breakfast recipes
- Instant Pot cheesy bacon ranch potatoes are a great side with your breakfast casseroles.
- Our breakfast bundt cake filled with eggs, cheese and more is one of our most popular brunch recipes!
- Instant Pot breakfast casserole with hash browns are great
- Make some of the best french toast topped with maple syrup and paired with fruit salad
- Pressure cooker breakfast bundt cake
- Savory breakfast muffins you can fill with cheese, leftover ham or bacon!
- Try a bowl of air fryer hard boiled eggs.
- Ham and cheese breakfast bites are the perfect muffin tin meal.
- Pressure cooker fried cabbage is something new you might like to add, and it’s packed with bacon!!
- Hamburger hashbrown casserole with sour cream is a hearty dish with lots of cheese.
- Instant Pot cranberry applesauce pretty much goes with anything.
- I also found this paleo gluten free breakfast casserole that looks yummy
Cranberry meatballs are great as an all day snack or appetizer.
Crockpot Christmas brunch menu recipes
- This crockpot breakfast casserole recipe is popular if you’re looking for some crockpot recipes to use.
- Our Slow cooker ham and beans is hearty
- Slow cooker stuffed cabbage soup
- Make this crockpot ham recipe, slice it and keep it in the pot on warm so people can eat it all day long.
- Crockpot cinnamon roll monkey bread
- Fried eggs are easy to make
- Butternut squash soup is perfect for the season
- This crockpot apple crisp is a must for your Christmas brunch menu because it will be a hit and it’s cheap to make.
- Chicken soup in the crockpot is always a favorite especially if it is snowing outside where you are and everyone wants something warm to eat.
AND here’s a long list of easy Instant Pot recipes for Christmas.
Want to see a few of my favorite things that I am totally obsessed with?? Take a peek and see how many you might already have…twinsies!
I hope this roundup of easy Christmas recipes helps you create your own festive Christmas brunch menu and your celebration is full of memories to last a lifetime.