Sunday, January 15, 2012

Top 10 Winter Brunch Ideas

Ah, the doldrums of winter. What better way to warm the cockles of your heart than a wintery brunch celebration with friends?  We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite winter brunch ideas to get you going.  We’ve got the sweet and the savory covered; and don’t forget a special brunch-y cocktail or the perfect cup of coffee.

brunch_millet muffin 

Sweet Brunch

  • Cinnamon Pull-apart Loaf
  • Cranberry & Almond Upside Down Cakes
  • Cocoa Nib Coffee Cake
  • Baked Oatmeal with Blackberries & Ginger

Savory Brunch

  • Baked Eggs with Prosciutto & Gruyere
  • Roasted Potato Wedges
  • Strata with Mushrooms, sweet potato, & bacon
  • Ham & Egg Tarts

Drinks for a Brunch

  • Blood Orange French 75
  • Best Coffee Ever


Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Loaf

A decadent classic of soft yeasty dough sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

cinnamon roll pull apart bread

by The Knead 4 Speed


Baked Eggs with Prosciutto & Gruyere

These are not only shockingly delicious and simple to make, it’s as easy to make one as it is to make 10.  Which means it’s the perfect dish for entertaining.

baked eggs

by Two Tarts


Blood Orange French 75

Blood orange, a little lemon, a little gin, and fizzy champagne makes for a nice wintery spin on the brunch classic – the mimosa.

blood orange french 75

by Cookie & Kate


Cranberry & Almond Upside Down Cakes

Gorgeous individual cakes flavored with tart cranberries and sweet almonds. 

cranberry upside down cakes

by Roost


Roasted Potato Wedges

Look how beautiful these simple roasted potato wedges can be, served with eggs for a lovely simple brunch.

roasted potato wedges

by Shop Cook Make


Cocoa Nib Coffee Cake

Crunchy earthy cocoa nibs make this coffee cake special, and they help make it a delicious pairing with a steaming cup of coffee, too.

cocoa nib coffee cake

By Not Without Salt


Baked Oatmeal with Blackberries & Ginger

A great simple, almost rustic, brunch treat that easily serves a crowd without much prep.  Frozen berries are always a great wintertime treat, and they’d work wonderfully here.

baked oatmeal with blackberries

by Family Kitchen


Strata with mushrooms, sweet potato, and bacon

Eggy custardy goodness combined with bacon, sweet potato, and mushrooms.  Talk about the best of winter flavors!


by 5 and spice


Ham & Egg Tarts

Pretty and simple little tarts made with ham and egg, then topped with a fresh herb garnish.

ham & egg tarts

by Daisy’s world


The Perfect Cup of Coffee

Tips & tricks to brewing the brunch essential – a delicious cup of coffee.


by Today’s Nest



  1. What beautiful amazing recipes these all are! Makes me want to have friends over for brunch just so I can make some of them. I have been seeing versions of this pull apart bread everywhere lately. Guess it must be a sign that I need to make it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Great picks! Than you for including my pink cocktail. I am totally smitten with Roost's cute little cranberry cakes and Ashley's coffee cake. Yum!


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