This year, we are hosting a Christmas brunch with my in-laws at our house.  Seeing that I have 6 month old on my hands, I wanted to make something that could make ahead of time and, of course, something yummy. So I went searching for an easy Christmas Brunch Menu.

Christmas Brunch Menu

  • Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole {recipe below}
  • Cinnamon Rolls {recipe below}
  • Blueberry Bread
  • Fruit
  • Assorted Cookies

Everything on my Christmas Brunch Menu turned out great! The cinnamon rolls were such a hit, I wish I would have made some more!

Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

christmas brunch menu: sausage hashbrown breakfast casserole{credit}

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. bulk pork sausage {I used diced ham instead}
  • 3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups (12 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 12 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk

Instructions

  1. Cook sausage in a skillet until browned, stirring to a crumble; drain.
  2. Place potatoes in a lightly greased 13 X 9 X 2 inch baking dish, sprinkle with salt. Layer sausage, cheese and green pepper.
  3. Combine eggs and milk, stirring well, and pour over the green peppers.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes. {If preparing the night before allow longer cook time due to the chill from the refrigerator.}

Serves 8-10.

This was so, so good! We had a little left over and was good the next morning reheated. This would be perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch.

Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls

Ingredients

For the Dough:
  • 1/2 c warm water (no warmer than 110 F)
  • 1/4 c buttermilk
  • 1 rounded t yeast
  • 1 rounded t salt
  • 1 rounded t sugar
  • 1 1/2 c + 2 T all -purpose flour
  • 1 well beaten egg (optional) – I used the egg
For the Filling:
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon sugar
For the Icing:
  • Milk
  • Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large container with a lid that isn’t completely airtight {I used a Tupperware container & didn’t seal it completely}. Mix together the water, buttermilk, yeast, salt & sugar. Using a spoon stir in the flour. {No need to knead. It’s so easy!}
  2. Put the lid on the container & allow to sit at room temperature for about 2 hours, the dough should rise & then start to fall again. Put it covered into the fridge to use over the next 7 or so days. Its’ a wet dough and actually a little easier to use after refrigeration.
  3. When you are ready to make the cinnamon rolls, roll dough out to a 1/4 inch rectangle. Sprinkle filling almost to the edges.
  4. Roll dough into a log. Cut log into slices. Place slices into non-stick muffin pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Drizzle with icing.

They were by far the favorite and were gobbled up within minutes! You don’t have to slave all night to pull off the perfect Christmas Brunch menu. By keeping it simple, you can enjoy your family on Christmas morning.

What’s on your Christmas Brunch Menu?

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