Start the year right with the best breakfast or brunch this New Year's Day. Whether you are hosting family and friends for an elaborate brunch spread or just looking for a quick breakfast for one as you roll out of bed after celebrating all night on New Year's Eve, let's make the first meal of the year a good one. I am sharing over 40 of the most popular and best New Year's breakfast and brunch recipes to kick of the year including light and fluffy pancakes, delicious eggs made in every possible way, savoury breakfast casseroles, homemade bread, sweet baked goods, and more!
Best New Year's Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Soft fluffy applesauce pancakes is the best fall breakfast, loaded with leftover applesauce, hint of cinnamon, and a delicious caramel apple topping. It is the perfect New Year's morning breakfast.
Spring vegetable frittata is a delicious breakfast or served at any time of the day. It's a one-pan meal that starts on the stove and moves to the oven.
Quick and Easy Butter Croissants
Quick and easy butter croissants are flaky, buttery, airy, and authentic, and are made in the fraction of the time using a special simplified technique.
Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole
Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole is an easy vegetarian breakfast bake loaded with veggies. It is completely customizable and can be made ahead of time.
Chia Seed Pudding
Chia Seed Pudding is creamy, delicious, and healthy, loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Plus, it’s easy to make with 3 ingredients.
This Classic French Toast is light and fluffy, crisp and browned on the edges, and so delicious. The best part? Breakfast is ready in under 15 minutes.
Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones
Glazed lemon blueberry scones are total breakfast goals. Blueberries and lemon partner together in a light, tender and flakey scone, drizzled with a sweet lemon glaze that is nothing short of impressive.
Egg muffins are a quick and easy way to meal prep breakfast on-the-go, loaded with cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and green onions. Make 12 in 30 minutes.
Green Smoothie Bowl
This green smoothie bowl is healthy, delicious, and nutritious. It's quick and easy to make in just minutes, for a quick energy boost to start the day.
Homemade Everything Bagels
Easy homemade everything bagels with a signature everything bagel seasoning blend on top are just like bakery-style bagels and so easy to make at home.
Classic deviled eggs are a simple, easy, and healthy appetizer to make when you need something quick for brunch, picnics, barbecues, or potlucks.
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait with Granola
Layer fresh fruits, creamy Greek yogurt and crunchy granola to make this fruit and yogurt parfait for a delicious and healthy breakfast or a simple snack.
Skillet Cinnamon Rolls
Soft and fluffy skillet cinnamon rolls are filled with classic cinnamon sugar and topped with homemade cream cheese icing. Sweet, buttery, and delicious.
Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs with Spinach, Tomato and Feta
Give regular scrambled eggs an upgrade with this delicious, vibrant and colourful Mediterranean scrambled eggs with spinach, tomato, and feta. Perfect for New Year's Day breakfast and brunch.
Roasted Asparagus with Poached Eggs
Roasted asparagus with poached eggs is a match made in food heaven. Serve this topped with fresh herbs and lots of black pepper for a classy, elevated brunch dish that will leave you feeling light, but completely satisfied.
Spinach and Feta Quiche with Cauliflower Crust
Spinach and feta quiche is healthy and gluten-free with a keto cauliflower crust and savoury vegetarian filling. The perfect breakfast to give you the energy to do all the things you want to do on New Year's Day.
Nutty Banana Bread
When you combine walnuts, raisins and dried fruit in a nutty banana bread, the result is a tender and moist loaf that is truly irresistible.
15-Minute Caprese Frittata
This 15-minute caprese frittata is the recipe you’ve been waiting for -- tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella wrapped between fluffy, light eggs. A go-to breakfast for easy entertaining.
Potato Galette with Arugula and Crème Fraîche
Potato galette with arugula and crème fraîche is a rich, light, and delicious savoury tart to serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A total crowd-pleaser.
Triple Berry French Toast
Triple berry french toast with warm slices of bread, creamy egg mixture, an overload of berries, and drizzled maple syrup on top... should I even continue?
Shakshuka is a quick and easy, one-pan Middle Eastern classic with a savory saucy tomato-vegetable base and perfectly poached eggs on top.
Thick and creamy homemade yogurt is so easy to make at home with just 2 ingredients, a heavy pot, and just a few minutes of actual hands on prep work.
Old Fashioned Pancakes
No breakfast spread is complete without a stack of the best, soft and fluffiest old fashioned pancakes. Easy to make in less than 15 minutes!
Banana Toast with Granola and Honey
Banana toast with granola and honey is the perfect, protein-packed meal, and it is ready in literally 5 minutes.
Flaky, fluffy, buttery, and soft, these easy homemade biscuits come together with only a handful of ingredients you already have at home.
Brioche bread is a buttery, soft and pillowy pastry-like bread rich in flavour with a beautiful golden brown crust. Made with 20 minutes of prep work.
Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing
Add something refreshing to brunch with this go to, simple and colourful fruit salad. Just toss a handful of fruits together in a honey lemon dressing and dig in.
Cinnamon and Walnut Porridge
The ultimate wholesome breakfast. This creamy, rich and cozy cinnamon and walnut porridge is perfect to warm you up on New Year's morning.
Easy Challah Bread
Beautiful three-strand braided loaves of easy challah bread are light, soft and fluffy, with a golden brown crust. Rich in flavour and slightly sweet.
Sourdough Cinnamon Roll Twist Bread
Soft and fluffy sourdough cinnamon roll twist bread is buttery and layered with cinnamon sugar. Prep it the night before and freshly bake it for breakfast.
Easy Nutella Crepes with Berries
Light, thin, and buttery Nutella crepes with berries is an easy to make blender recipe that will have you craving breakfast all day.
Cinnamon Apple Granola
Make New Year's Day easy by prepping this delicious and easy cinnamon apple granola aka apple pie granola ahead of time and I promise you’ll never buy store-bought again.
Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze
A light, tender and flakey cranberry scone, drizzled with a sweet orange glaze is the perfect Christmas morning breakfast.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Fluffy soft and moist, these are the best banana chocolate chip muffins ever. Prep this easy one bowl recipe in less than 10 minutes with a few ingredients.
Majoon (Banana and Date) Smoothie
This majoon (banana and date) smoothie is a delicious and healthy, all-natural energy drink with bananas, dates and nuts. It's the perfect breakfast or snack.
Cinnamon Apple Baked Oatmeal
Quick and easy cinnamon apple baked oatmeal topped with a crumbled streusel-like topping is the best make-ahead breakfast. Make a big batch and heat it up all week long — it’s just as good as it was the first day.
Avocado Bagel with Microgreens
This simple and fully customizable avocado bagel with cream cheese is loaded with cream cheese, avocado, and microgreens. Such an easy breakfast or lunch!
Cranberry Sauce Oat Bars
Easy cranberry sauce oat bars with a buttery crust, cranberry sauce filling, and crumbly pecan oat topping is the best way to use leftover cranberry sauce.
Cinnamon Raisin Challah Bread with Almonds
Sweet cinnamon raisin challah bread is airy, soft and fluffy with a beautiful golden crust coated with almonds. It is braided and baked in a loaf pan.
Cranberry Yogurt Muffins
Buttery, soft and moist, cranberry yogurt muffins are packed with tarty and sweet cranberries in every single bite. Great for breakfast, snack or dessert.
Whole Wheat Cranberry Bread
Whole wheat cranberry bread is chewy, fluffy and airy, packed with dried cranberries and seeds, and has a perfect crunchy crust topped with oats and seeds. The perfect toast to serve on a winter morning.
New Year's Day Brunch Tips
- Plan your menu ahead of time. You can prepare a lot of these recipes in advance (including all the baked goods), and store them in an airtight container for a few days at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Some of these breakfast items can also be made even further in advance and frozen. Check each recipe for full make ahead and storing instructions.
- Prep your ingredients. If you aren't able to make something completely in advance then prepare as much as you can ahead of time — whether that's chopping ingredients, making dough, or prepping and storing in the refrigerator until ready to be baked in the oven.
- Set the table the night before. If you are hosting a brunch for family and friends, set up the table the night before with fancy plates, mugs, flatware, placemats, and napkins. It's one less thing to worry about on a busy morning.
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40 New Year's Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings
Start the year right with 40 best New Year's breakfast and brunch recipes including pancakes, eggs, breakfast casseroles, homemade bread, and baked goods.
- Check individual recipe for full ingredients list.
- Pick a recipe you want to make.
- Gather and prep the ingredients.
- Make the recipe according to recipe instructions.
Plan your menu ahead of time. You can prepare a lot of these recipes in advance (including all the baked goods), and store them in an airtight container for a few days at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Some of these breakfast items can also be made even further in advance and frozen. Check each recipe for full make ahead and storing instructions.
Prep your ingredients. If you aren't able to make something completely in advance then prepare as much as you can ahead of time — whether that's chopping ingredients, making dough, or prepping and storing in the refrigerator until ready to be baked in the oven.
Set the table the night before. If you are hosting a brunch for family and friends, set up the table the night before with fancy plates, mugs, flatware, placemats, and napkins. It's one less thing to worry about on a busy morning.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Various
- Cuisine: Various
- Calories: 260
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