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 Christmas 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 are flaky, buttery, airy, and authentic, and are made in the fraction of the time using a special simplified technique.
Make this easy make-ahead egg and potato breakfast casserole by simply combining all the ingredients into a casserole dish, pop it in the oven and let it do its thing.
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.
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.
Festive baked gingerbread french toast casserole with cranberries is soft on the inside and crispy outside. The best holiday breakfast on Christmas morning.
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.
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 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 Christmas morning.
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.
Soft and fluffy, pumpkin cinnamon rolls are packed with pumpkin, layered with pumpkin spice, and topped with cream cheese icing. Best Christmas breakfast and brunch treat ever.
Banana toast with granola and honey is the perfect, protein-packed meal, and it is ready in literally 5 minutes.
Shakshuka is a quick and easy, one-pan Middle Eastern classic with a savory saucy tomato-vegetable base and perfectly poached eggs on top.
Flaky, fluffy, buttery, and soft, these easy homemade biscuits come together with only a handful of ingredients you already have at home.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
The ultimate wholesome breakfast. This creamy, rich and cozy cinnamon and walnut porridge is perfect to warm you up on Christmas morning.
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.
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.
Give regular scrambled eggs an upgrade with this delicious, vibrant and colourful Mediterranean scrambled eggs with spinach, tomato, and feta. All that red, green and white make it perfect for Christmas breakfast and brunch.
Make Christmas morning a little easier 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.
A light, tender and flakey cranberry scone, drizzled with a sweet orange glaze is the perfect Christmas morning breakfast.
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.
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.
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.
Buttery, soft and moist, cranberry yogurt muffins are packed with tarty and sweet cranberries in every single bite. Great for breakfast, snack or dessert.
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.
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 Christmas morning.
Festive cranberry pistachio biscotti are crunchy, delicious, and perfect for dunking. This Italian cookie is easy to make with warm holiday flavours.
Light, thin, and buttery Nutella crepes with berries is an easy to make blender recipe that will have you craving breakfast all day.
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.
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.
Did You Make Any of These New Year's Breakfast and Brunch Recipes?
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