Christmas Brunch Among the Wrappings

“Man cannot live on presents alone.” NYTimes

I love that quote!  After the last present has been opened, your loved ones will be famished.  Many of these brunch recipes can be made ahead, leaving you to savor the magic of the season too.  From sweet to savory, all of these recipes are delicious and sure to please your peeps as you break the fast together on Christmas morn.

Cranberry Orange Scones

Festive with a wonderful orange glaze.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Scones

Decadent.  It is Christmas after all!

Meyer Lemon-Cranberrry Marmalade

Quick to make, you could just serve this marmalade with toast and be done, it is so good!

Cauliflower Waffles

The waffles for low carb lovers.  The batter  is all puréed cauliflower!

Olive Oil Cake with Candied Oranges

How can you resist all this gorgeousness?  The olive oil makes this cake so silky.

Easy Egg Muffins

Make ahead and throw in any veggies you have on hand. These will disappear!

Butternut Squash Deep Dish Quiche

Make it easier with prepared crust.  Using a springform makes this a showstopper.

Deep Dish Asparagus and Ham Quiche

Substitute green asparagus if you can’t find white ones. Prepared Crust makes this easy, Trader Joe’s is my favorite to get the height of this deep dish size.

Citrus Avocado Salad

A salad as colorful as all the wrapping paper!  Its citrus flavors will wake every sleepy head up!

Overnight Kale and Prosciutto Bread Pudding

Keep the proportions the same and you can throw in whatever veggies and protein you want.  Shrimp, scallops and spinach anyone?

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Spectacular and no one will guess how easy it was to make.

Spiced Lemon Fig Snacking Cake

Understated but totally tasty, a fig offering, because, well, it’s Christmas!

And if you need some table-setting inspiration, these 2 tablescapes from Christmas past can all be set ahead.

A sleighride Christmas

Cranberry Sparkle

Feeling crafty and want to slow down  with a little Christmassy craft while you watch your favorite Christmas movie? These orange pomanders will permeate the scent of the holidays all through the house!

Orange Pomanders

Wishing you a delicious Christmas morning and a very peaceful, love-filled holiday season.

18 thoughts on “Christmas Brunch Among the Wrappings

    • Let’s do it Amy! I will look forward to a long overdue catching up! Have been loving seeing all your wonderful family postings on FB. Merry Christmas and see you in 2017! So nice to see you commenting on my little blog. 🙂

      Johanne Lamarche


  1. These all sound wonderful Johanne, I so wish I had something from this round up to dive into this Christmas morning! I’m afraid I cooked myself out yesterday! Today I am going to just sit back and enjoy…Merry Christmas!

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