The holidays are a great time to get together with friends and family, and what better way to show your loved ones how much you care than by cooking up a delicious feast? If you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve got you covered with these sweet brunch recipes that are sure to please everyone. Here are three sweet brunch recipes for the holidays that you can try out:
1) Pumpkin Spice French Toast
1 loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
1 cup milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Dash of nutmeg
3 tablespoons butter, divided
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting Directions:
In a large shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Dip each slice of French bread into the egg mixture until well coated.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add half of the bread slices to the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining butter and bread slices.
Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve warm.
2) Cranberry Orange Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup orange juice
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon milk, for egg wash Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange zest. Add the cold butter and rub it into the flour mixture with your fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the cranberries and orange juice until well combined.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead gently for a few turns. Pat into an 8-inch circle and cut into 8 wedges. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the tops with the egg wash.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.
3) Eggnog Pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of cinnamon
1/2 cup eggnog
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 egg Directions:
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk together the eggnog, milk, and butter. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Beat the egg and add to the batter. Stir just until combined.
Preheat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Lightly grease with cooking spray or butter. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Serve warm with butter and syrup.
The holidays are a great time to cook up a delicious feast for your friends and family. If you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve got you covered with these sweet brunch recipes that are sure to please everyone. These recipes are perfect for the holiday season but can be enjoyed any time of year. So why not try out one of these recipes today?