30+ Holiday Brunch Ideas

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Brunch is easily my favorite meal of the week. And today there's a whole slew of Holiday Brunch Ideas coming your way to inspire a holiday brunch! From a Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar to Fluffy Raspberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes there is something for everyone.

Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)


Ham and Cheese Crepes

They might seem intimidating, but they are EASY! And really a show stopper!

Breakfast Potatoes

Is there really anything better than waking up to a giant tray of breakfast potatoes? Specifically breakfast potatoes that are doused with some herbs, dipped in ketchup, and served alongside a soft scrambled egg or two?

Holiday Brunch Ideas Gruyere Pancetta Biscuits from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Cheesy Pancetta Biscuit Egg Sandwiches

If you're going big, this is the way to go.

Saffron Tomato Shakshuka from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)


Best way to make eggs feed a crowd. And you can eat them alongside some tortilla chips so that's a win!

Fried Egg Sandwich with Tomato Confit from www.whatsgabycooking,com (@whatsgabycookin)

Fried Egg Breakfast Sandwiches

Perfect. Cheesy. Herby.. What more could you ask for?

Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar

Can't go wrong with a fabulous bagel bar to feed a crowd.

Broccolini Fontina Quiche from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@Whatsgabycookin)

Broccolini Fontina Quiche

Love a quiche because they can be prepped ahead of time.

Spinach Artichoke Strata from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Spinach Artichoke Strata

This recipe is one of my favorite holiday brunch ideas and makes a regular appearance at my brunch parties.

Garlic and Herb Parmesan Biscuits from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Garlic and Herb Parmesan Biscuit and Egg Sandwich

Another solid biscuit sandwich option!

Breakfast Burritos

Easily one of my favorite things to have for brunch!

Sweet Holiday Brunch Ideas

Chocolate Chip Streusel Skillet Breakfast Cake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chocolate Chip Streusel Cake

This uber moist cake (that you can really eat at any time of the day) has a crunchy streusel topping, a simple powdered sugar glaze, tons of chocolate chips and is served up in a skillet. It’s mind boggling gorgeous and delicious. It’s also SO perfect to make ahead of time because it retains moisture so it doesn’t dry out.

Cinnamon Apple Cake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Cinnamon Apple Cake

If you're looking for a moist delicious and super flavorful breakfast cake – this Cinnamon Apple Cake is IT!

Cinnamon Apple Greek Yogurt Waffles from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Greek Yogurt Waffles

These Cinnamon Apple Greek Yogurt Waffles are perfect! They're loaded with flavor, protein, and sweetened with honey!

Walnut Sticky Buns from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Walnut Sticky Buns

These are the best buns on the face of the earth - promise.

Chocolate Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread 

Takes a minute to prepare but it's worth it! Trust me.

Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread

Can't go wrong here! This homemade monkey bread is rolled with a brown sugar and cinnamon mixture, dotted with chocolate chips, baked in mini Bundt pans, and topped with a vanilla glaze.

Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding

All you need is croissants, some chocolate chips, and a few baking essentials and Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding is at your fingertips. GUYS – WE ARE LIVING OUR BEST LIVES WITH THIS ONE!! 

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It’s made in 1 bowl, so super quick and easy. And it’s obviously stuffed with plenty of chocolate chips because that’s the only smart way to eat banana bread.

Caramelized French Toast with a Berry Compote from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Caramelized French Toast with a Berry Compote

Imagine a giant holiday brunch french toast spread!

Fluffy Raspberry Chocolate Pancakes from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Fluffy Raspberry Chocolate Pancakes

This is another one of my favorite holiday brunch ideas because it's perfect for kids and adults. You'll never make pancakes any other way.

Mixed Berry Strata from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Mixed Berry Strata

Another recipe I always make on repeat anytime I am hosting any brunch!

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls

These are NEXT LEVEL. The recipe can be prepped ahead so you can make the night before and then bake off the morning of.

Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Cake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Cake

The most perfect Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Cake with a sweet Lemon Drizzle! Makes for an easy breakfast/brunch treat that's great to feed a crowd.

Looking for amazing breakfast ideas? Check out my roundup of 80+ breakfast recipes here

Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Holiday Brunch Ideas: Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 1 vote
My favorite way to entertain for a holiday brunch - this Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar!! Loaded up with bagels from your fav bakery and then all the accoutrements! It's perfection.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • ½ pound smoked salmon
  • 8-10 of your favorite assorted bagels sliced and toasted
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • cup capers, drained
  • cup freshly snipped chives
  • cup freshly snipped dill
  • cup quartered or sliced radishes
  • 1-2 whole tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ cup sliced cucumbers
  • 2-3 tubs of your favorite cream cheese
  • salmon roe (optional)


  • Arrange everything on a large board and allow your guests to assemble their own bagels.


Make sure your bagels are sliced so your guests can grab, load, and go.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 991mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 461IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg
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