Holiday Breakfast & Brunch Recipes

Find healthy, delicious breakfast recipes for every holiday and special occasion, including Christmas, Easter and Mother's day ideas for breakfast and brunch. Healthier recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Baked Eggs, Tomatoes & Chiles (Shakshuka)

Rating: 4.8 stars
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This popular Israeli breakfast or brunch skillet recipe features eggs cooked on a bed of roasted tomato sauce. Serve with warm crusty bread and hot sauce.

Muffin-Tin Quiches with Smoked Cheddar & Potato

Rating: 4.61 stars
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Potatoes, cheese and greens make this mini quiche recipe delicious and satisfying. Bake up a batch over the weekend and you'll have breakfast available in a hurry for the rest of the week.

Christmas Breakfast Casserole

Rating: 5 stars
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Enjoy this Mediterranean-inspired Christmas-morning casserole while you open presents. Breakfast casseroles are perfect for when you have a crowd to feed, and you can make the prep even quicker by tearing the bread into pieces the night before.

Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie

Rating: 3.92 stars
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This easy fruit smoothie with yogurt recipe calls for just three ingredients--yogurt, fruit juice and whatever frozen fruit you have on hand. Mix up your combinations from day to day for a healthy breakfast or snack you'll never get bored with.

Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

Rating: 4.77 stars
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This vegetable-studded frittata recipe is one of the quickest meals you can make. Make it for breakfast, or serve for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad and a slice of olive oil-drizzled crusty baguette.

Baked Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Kale

Rating: 5 stars
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You can make these three-ingredient tomato-simmered eggs with things you probably already have on hand in your freezer and pantry. To make these baked eggs more like eggs in purgatory, look for a spicy tomato sauce and don't forget some whole-wheat bread for dipping.

Banana-Bran Muffins

Rating: 4.83 stars
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By the end of the week, any bananas left in the fruit bowl are past their prime--just right for these moist bran muffins. Add a handful of dark chocolate chips to entice children to enjoy a fiber-rich treat.

Apple-Cheddar Ham and Egg Casserole

This casserole featuring eggs, cheese, ham, and fennel would also make a perfect breakfast for a special day.

Vegan Pancakes

Rating: 4.58 stars
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Make classic light and fluffy pancakes vegan with this easy recipe. Try them topped with your favorite nut butter, maple syrup and fresh berries for a satisfying breakfast.

Rainbow Frittata

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This delicious frittata is loaded with heart-healthy, omega-3 enriched eggs and a medley of colorful vegetables. Start cooking the vegetables on the stove and finish them up in the oven with the egg mixture. To serve, top with avocado slices, grape tomatoes and a touch of sriracha.

Quinoa & Chia Oatmeal Mix

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Make your own hot cereal mix with this healthy recipe. Keep it on hand and just cook up the amount you need when you're ready for a hot breakfast. One serving of the warm cereal contains 6 grams of fiber--almost a quarter of your daily quota-which helps stave off hunger throughout the morning.

Banana Energy Bites

Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack, these energy bites will keep you fueled.
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Inspiration and Ideas

24 Low-Carb Easter Breakfast Recipes
Whether it's quiche, muffins or scones, these recipes are all low in carbohydrates, no more than 15 grams per serving.

Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal

Rating: 3.82 stars
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In this apple-cinnamon oatmeal recipe, we use the fruit in two forms, shredded and chopped, to maximize flavor and texture. Enjoy a bowl of this oatmeal and you'll start your day right with whole grains and a serving of fruit.