Christmas Brunch

The last few years, we've started the tradition of having a Christmas Eve breakfast at my mom's house. We wear our cutest jammies, drink cranberry mimosas, and open presents. If you're hosting a brunch party, or just want to make something extra-special for your family, give these recipes a try! 

Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

I found this recipe HERE. These are absolutely amazing, but highly addicting. They taste just like Cinnabon! You will need a bread machine for this recipe. I always double the cream cheese frosting. These are time-consuming, so make a day or two ahead. Just pop them in the oven to reheat 15 minutes before serving.

Southwestern Scramble

I had one of these at the Wildberry restaurant in Chicago. It was so amazing, and I just had to re-create it at home. This recipe is perfect is you want to switch up your usual egg dish. 

* This recipe isn't very spicy. If you like a little more kick, add another jalapeno! 

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeños (seeded and diced)
  • roll of chorizo sausage 
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese
  • pinch of salt and pepper 
  • salsa
  • avocado
  • sour cream

1. Beat eggs and milk together in a small bowl with salt and pepper. (set aside)
2. Brown sausage, and drain excess grease. (set aside)
3. Using the same skillet, saute the onion and jalapeños. (set aside)
4. Pour egg mixture in a large skillet over low-medium heat. 
5. After 30 seconds, add the sausage, onion, and jalapeños to the eggs. 
6. Scramble, then add the cheese to the mix. 
7. Top with sliced avocado, sour cream, and salsa. 

Time-Saving Tip: Pre-chop the onions and jalapeños. Keep in a ziplock bag in the fridge until you're ready to use! 

Easy Cranberry Mimosa

We made these last year for Christmas Eve breakfast at my mom's house. So tasty and fancy!

  • 1 part cranberry juice cocktail 
  • 1 part sparkling white wine, or champagne. 
  • fresh cranberries (chilled)
  • sprigs of rosemary
1. Pour half cranberry juice, half champagne.
2. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary.
3. Serve in champagne flutes. (You can get plastic ones 2 for $1 at Dollar Tree.)

Chocolate Chip Pancakes 

I've made these since I was in middle school. The recipe is super simple, but the butter technique makes all the difference. Serve with oven-baked bacon. 

  • any box of pancake mix
  • bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups of melted butter
  • maple syrup
1. Make pancake batter according to box directions. 
2. Stir in desired amount of chocolate chips. I usually use around 1 cup. 
3. Over medium heat, pour batter on greased griddle. 
4. Once bubbles appear, flip the pancake carefully. 
5. Pour about 2 tablespoons of the melted butter onto the cooking pancake. (This will make the edges buttery and crispy!) 
6. Once the pancake is cooked through, gently remove from griddle. Top with syrup + any other fun toppings! (I added strawberries, powdered sugar, and more chocolate chips.) 

Baked Parmesan Hash Browns

I found this recipe HERE .These bites are delicious, and a perfect side dish to any breakfast.

I hope these recipes gave you some ideas and inspiration. Just add good coffee, fresh fruit, and you're all set for your next brunch. Linking some adorable pajamas and accessories below!


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