50+ Decadent & Nourishing Holiday Brunch Recipes

It can be difficult to strike a balance between indulging in your sentimental favorites around the holidays, and sticking to your well-considered nutritional ideals and aspirations.  There are treats to be had! Decadent food that is reserved for special occasions!  The good news is: you don’t actually have to choose between treating your taste buds and punishing the rest of your body. You can have decadent food that’s made with real, whole food ingredients – recipes that are created carefully with both taste and nourishment in mind.

It can be difficult to strike a balance between indulging in your sentimental favorites around the holidays, and sticking to your well-considered nutritional ideals and aspirations.

There are treats to be had! Decadent food that is reserved for special occasions!

The good news is: you don’t actually have to choose between treating your taste buds and punishing the rest of your body. You can have decadent food that’s made with real, whole food ingredients – recipes that are created carefully with both taste and nourishment in mind.

You can have your cake (waffles/scones/lattes/quiches) and eat them too! Hurray!

Take your time and enjoy browsing through this fabulous list of mouth-watering recipes for a feast to celebrate your holidays in style!

Pancakes, Waffles, Crepes, and French Toast

1. Cinnamon Vanilla Gluten-Free Waffles with Coconut Cream Syrup | Coconuts & Kettle Bells

2. French Toast with Berries | The Organic Kitchen

3. Homemade Pancakes from Scratch | Conveying Awareness

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4. Sourdough Blueberry Pancakes | My Humble Kitchen (photo credit)

5. Pumpkin Spice Pancakes | Keeper of the Home

6. Soaked Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup | The Nourishing Gourmet

7. Whole Grain Blender Pancakes | The Nourishing Gourmet

8. Cherry Almond Coconut Crepes | Kitchen Stewardship

9. Grain-Free Easy Chocolate Crepes | Red & Honey

Meat & Potatoes

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10. Apple, Leek, and Bacon Breakfast Sausage | And Here We Are (photo credit)

11. Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potato Hash | The Organic Kitchen

12. Maple Apple Breakfast Sausages | Recipes to Nourish

13. Baked Maple Bacon | Recipes to Nourish

14. Gluten-Free Sausage Balls | The Humbled Homemaker

15. Maple Baked Beans from Scratch | Red & Honey

Oats & Porridge, etc.

16. Soaked Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (Make-Ahead!) | Kitchen Stewardship

17. Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal | Kitchen Stewardship

18. Brown Butter Toasted Oatmeal with Roasted Pears | Simple Bites

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19. Warm & Comforting Acorn Squash Breakfast Porridge | Red & Honey (photo credit)

20. Honey-Sweetened Almond Poppyseed Yogurt | Red & Honey

Eggs

21. Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole | Natural Fertility & Wellness

22. Nourishing “Wife-Saver” Casserole | Keeper of the Home

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23. Christmas Breakfast Strata with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Gruyere | Back to the Book Nutrition (photo credit)

24. Cheesy Potato & Bacon Breakfast Casserole | Recipes to Nourish

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25. Spinach and Kale Quiche (with 4 Crust Options) | The Organic Kitchen (photo credit)

26. Broccoli & Cheese Quiche (Grain-Free) | Delicious Obsessions

27. Whole Wheat, Spring Garlic, and Prosciutto Tart | My Humble Kitchen

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28. Broccoli & Bacon Quiche (Grain-Free) | Recipes to Nourish (photo credit)

Hot & Cold Beverages

29. Pumpkin Cream Smoothie | The Humbled Homemaker

30. Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa | Raia’s Recipes

31. 50 Hot Drink Recipes to Warm You Up on a Cold Day | Red & Honey

32. Customizable Coconut Milk Smoothie | Red & Honey

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33. Homemade Cranberry-Orange Juice | Kitchen Stewardship (photo credit)

34. Best Classic Eggnog (Easy, No-Cook, Refined Sugar-Free) | Keeper of the Home

35. Raw Milk Eggnog with Dairy-Free Option | Eat Beautiful

36. Holiday Lattes in the Crockpot | Keeper of the Home

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37. Homemade Dirty Chai Latte | This Organic Life (photo credit)

38. Gingerbread Latte | Red & Honey

39. Cranberry & Lime Kombucha Sparkler | Recipes to Nourish

40. Honey-Sweetened Hot Chocolate Concentrate | Red & Honey

41. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate | Delicious Obsessions

42. Mexican Hot Chocolate | Recipes to Nourish

43. Superfood Vanilla Latte | How to Just About Anything

44. Homemade Peppermint Mocha | The Humbled Homemaker

45. Salted Caramel Mocha | Keeper of the Home

46. Eggnog Smoothie | Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Baked Goods

47. Cinnamon Apple Scones | Raia’s Recipes

48. Cinnamon Spice Doughnuts | Raia’s Recipes

49. Coconut Custard Cake | Just Making Noise

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50. Applesauce Crumb Cake | Raia’s Recipes (photo credit)

51. Apricot Brandy Pound Cake (Grain-Free) | Real Food Whole Health

52. Apple Crisp So Healthy You Can Eat it For Breakfast | Red & Honey

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53. Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Bars | Don’t Waste the Crumbs (photo credit)

54. Gluten-Free Cinnamon Buns | Natural Fertility & Wellness

55. Better Than Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls | Nourishing Minimalism

56. Superfood Spicy Hot Chocolate | A Harmony Healing

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57. Naturally-Sweetened Einkorn Biscotti (3 Flavors) | Don’t Waste the Crumbs (photo credit)

58. Gluten-Free Banana-Pecan Bread | Red & Honey

59. Christmas Morning Coffee Cake | Gutsy by Nature

60. Overnight Gluten-Free Coffee Cake | Natural Fertility & Wellness

61. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins | Delicious Obsessions

62. Soaked Gluten-Free Whole-Grain Biscuits | The Nourishing Gourmet

63. Pumpkin Scones (Grain-Free) | Delicious Obsessions

Check out another great list of brunch recipes from Keeper of the Home!

And of course, a breakfast roundup wouldn’t be complete without the book that holds my most favorite recipes! The Breakfast Revolution: Recipes from Outside the Cereal Box was published in 2013, full of delicious breakfast fare (all GF), and is just $8.95!

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Happy brunching, friends! What’s on your menu so far?


I'm Beth. I created Red & Honey because I'm obsessed with the wild art of wellness.

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  1. says

    What a great list, Beth – I especially love all the make-ahead options for this busy week! Thanks for including my strata recipe. I’ve pinned this so I can try out a few of the others too! Merry Christmas!

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